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Why Hire a Criminal Lawyer Before the Case is Filed?

When you hire a criminal defense lawyer before a criminal case is filed, hire the lawyer prefiling. The reason you would want to do that is that after a case is filed, the authorities attempt to gather evidence. In other words, they will investigate you.  They will surveil you.  They will get wiretap evidence by tapping your phone or catching you talking to somebody who has a phone that has been wiretapped. They can also do a pretext phone call, where they have someone call you and ask you incriminating questions and tape-record the conversation. Another essential investigative tool is… Read More

What Happens If Charged with Arranging a Meeting with a Minor?

We are often asked what will happen to me if I am charged with arranging a meeting with a minor for sex in violation of California Penal Code 288.4? This is a severe charge.  The prosecutors are going to be looking to put you in prison.  They’re going to be looking to have you register as a sex offender. They’re going to be looking to protect society from someone they perceive is looking to do bad things to minors under 18.  That’s just the stark, harsh reality of what you’re facing if you’re charged with this particular offense. California law… Read More

Best Sex Crime Defense Lawyer in Los Angeles, California

When you’re looking for the best, you’ve got to go to someone who’s got experience.  Not only experience in criminal defense but experienced in the type of case you’re charged with. What I have you do is come into the office.  We sit down and go over everything.  I’m going to see what your charge is, what the circumstances are, and whether there is a defense in the case or whether this will be a case that we’re going to be negotiating. I’ve been doing this for almost 30 years now.  I’ve worked for the District Attorney’s office in the… Read More

When Should You Fight a Sex Crime Charge?

This is a good question because if you fight a sex crime charge and lose a lot of times, the punishment is much worse than if you had just worked out a deal with the prosecutor through your attorney. So, you have to know when to fight them and when to resolve them.  Of course, the short answer about when you should fight a sex crime case is if you can win. That’s not that easy of an assessment to make.  You’re going to need an attorney for that. You’re going to need somebody who has the experience and has fought… Read More

Petty Theft Cases in Today’s Criminal Defense World

Under California Penal Code 484(a), PC, petty theft is described as unlawfully taking or stealing another person’s property when the value is $950.00 or less. The petty theft crime is always a misdemeanor punishable by fines, probation, victim restitution, and up to 6 months in county jail. If the value of the stolen property is greater than $950.00, then the more severe crime of Penal Code 487 PC grand theft could be charged. In other words, the difference between petty theft and grand theft is the value of the property that was taken. Petty theft with prior is covered under California Penal… Read More

Violating a Domestic Violence Protective Order in California

What Will Happen If You Are Charged with Violating a Criminal Protective Order Related to a Domestic Violence Case? The crime of violating a protective order is described under California Penal Code Section 273.6 PC.  This domestic violence-related crime occurs when someone intentionally and knowingly breaks a court-issued order. Restraining and protective orders are usually issued to protect someone from physical harm or other types of conduct, including harassment, threats, or stalking. The person who has been “restrained” is prohibited from contacting the “protected” person, including making contact by phone, text message, email, social media, and personal contact. A protective… Read More

Best Health Care Fraud Defense Attorney in California

Health care fraud is often called insurance fraud, medical billing fraud, Medicare fraud, or Medi-Cal Fraud. The numbers of health care fraud allegations and prosecutions have risen sharply over the past decade. The procedure for processing health care payments is usually complex, which opens the door for someone to commit fraud.  Vast numbers of health care fraud cases are related to government programs such as Medi-Cal and Medicaid, designed to help low-income and elderly patients. There are some situations where a health care fraud is charged under the federal statute 18 U.S.C. § 1347, which generally involves significant financial losses.… Read More

Prison v. Probation in a Theft Crime Case

This is a big question on many people’s minds when they’re being prosecuted for a theft case in Los Angeles County, and that is, will they go to prison, or will they be looking at probation? Many people don’t understand how criminal law works related to theft defenses. Even if you get probation, if it’s charged as a felony, you can still be looking at up to a year in the county jail. Of course, if you go to prison, you’re typically going to be looking at a 3-year sentence.  So, when we talk about prison versus probation in a theft… Read More

What Does Theft by False Pretenses Mean in Criminal Law?

 The crime of “theft by false pretenses” is defined under California Penal Code Section 532 PC, which can occur in many different ways. This law prohibits defrauding someone of their money or property by using false promises, such as persuading them to voluntarily give up something of value due to fraudulent representation. In other words, this type of theft crime is accomplished through deception rather than using physical force to take someone’s property. A “false pretense” is defined as any word or act if the intent is to deceive somebody, such as: Giving somebody information you know is false,… Read More

Is Stealing Packages Off Porches the Same as Burglary?

We get a lot of cases, especially during the holidays, where people are stealing packages off of people’s porches.  The issue becomes where precisely the package is. I had one case where it was stolen from a mail location inside particular college campus, and that was treated as a burglary.  That’s just like a residential burglary. It’s a strike.  It’s presumed that you go to prison if you get caught for something like that. If you or a loved one is caught for being a porch pirate and stealing things off of people’s porches, you want to get a criminal… Read More

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