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Hiring an Identity Theft Attorney in Los Angeles

Various Forms of Identity Theft With the advent of electronic technology, identity theft has become a very common crime and as such, more and more law enforcement agencies are now taking active steps to prosecute people for various crimes involving identity theft. Often, these cases may be complicated and involve a vast paper trail of evidence that needs to be sifted through in order to properly present a defense. When you or someone close to you is charged with identity theft it is crucial to consult with a criminal attorney who has experience in handling these types of cases. Identity...

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Drug Trafficking Attorney – How Drug Sales Cases are Handled

Drug Trafficking and the sales of narcotics has always been a highly contested topic of criminal law. The so called “war on drugs” has cost taxpayers countless dollars and has taken up a large part of the law enforcement resources both on a State and Federal level. For as long as people seek out drugs, the police will seek out those who sell them and initiate criminal prosecutions. The type of prosecutions and the penalties for drug trafficking vary greatly on a case by case basis. That is why if you or someone close to you is facing drug trafficking...

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Local Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

5 Things To Look For Before Hiring A Local Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer The Los Angeles area is a vast metropolis with availability of virtually every service imaginable. This is definitely the case when it comes to criminal dense lawyers. With so many criminal lawyers in Los Angeles, how does one know who the best criminal defense lawyer for them is? In this blog, I will discuss what to look for when hiring a local Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer. Does The Lawyer Have Experience? No amount of schooling will replace experience when it come to the field of...

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Los Angeles Felony Lawyer

What Happens When Someone is Arrested for a Felony There are two types levels of crime that may be charged in a criminal case: misdemeanor and felony. In this blog, I will discuss what happens when someone is facing felony charges in a criminal court. There are hundreds of felony crimes in the California Penal Code and almost all criminal conduct can rise to the level of a felony, depending on the circumstances of a case. When you or someone you love is facing criminal charges, always seek the counsel of a criminal defense attorney prior to taking any type...

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Domestic Violence Lawyer Los Angeles

5 Things To Know About Domestic Violence Before You Go To Court One of the most common cases that a criminal lawyer sees involves domestic violence. These can vary in severity from misdemeanor to felony, depending the nature of the alleged incident. In the field of criminal defense, people will unfortunately get bad advice from the wrong sources. This is extremely common when it comes to domestic violence cases. In this blog, I will discuss certain issues that arise in domestic violence case and try to touch upon mistakes that I have seen people make so hopefully you will avoid...

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Domestic Violence Charges: 15 Things Everyone Should Know

As a criminal defense attorney, I have handled countless cases involving domestic violence. These cases can often be complex and require the skill and the knowhow and that only an experienced criminal defense attorney has. Below are some of the more common issues that arise in these type of cases. Please note that this is far from an exhaustive list and there is no substitute to having a criminal lawyer review your specific case.   If The Police Are Called Someone Will Probably Be Arrested   If the police come to the scene of a domestic violence call, they will probably...

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When the Feds Come Knocking: What Happens When Someone is Arrested on Federal Criminal Charges

As a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer, I am often called upon to represent clients in a federal criminal court case. These type of cases differ greatly from criminal cases in State Court and that is why it is important to hire a criminal defense attorney who has experience in representing clients before the criminal courts. What Happens When a Person is Arrested on Federal Charges First Appearance A federal criminal case starts out much like any other with the first appearance. This takes place before a Magistrate judge and is usually done on the day of the arrest. At...

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Prank Calls Lead to Criminal Charges for L.A. Man

Criminal charges have been filed against a Los Angeles man who is believed to have called big-name coaches with phony job offers and recorded the subsequent conversations. NBC News reports that Kenneth Edward Tarr (32) was arrested by LAPD detectives under suspicion of illegally recording phone conversations with a number of sports figures without their permission. In California, the law prohibits recording people without their consent. Prosecutors filed an official charge of felony eavesdropping against Tarr, who faces a maximum jail sentence of 3 years if convicted. According to NBC, Tarr allegedly called several high-profile coaches and claimed to be...

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What to Expect if You are Arrested for a Felony

Felony charges are serious and come with harsh penalties. The best thing you can do if you are arrested for a felony is to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to evaluate the details of your arrest and build you a strong defense. An experienced defense lawyer will guide you through what can be an overwhelming legal process and will fight to minimize your penalties by getting your charges reduced if not dismissed completely. In this blog we will provide a brief overview of the legal process for felonies. Keep in mind that the process may...