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Van Nuys Court Misdemeanor Procedure

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The Van Nuys Court in the San Fernando Valley handles felony, misdemeanor and traffic cases. In this blog, I will discuss the misdemeanor procedures from criminal cases in Van Nuys court. Misdemeanor criminal cases are handled differently than felonies. For … Continue reading

Van Nuys Court Felony Procedure

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The Van Nuys criminal court located at 14400 Erwin Street Mall Van Nuys, CA 91401 it is the biggest and main criminal court for the San Fernando Valley. With several judicial departments that handle felony, misdemeanor and traffic cases, the … Continue reading

White Collar Crimes

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White collar crime is a term that is used to define a crime that is non-violent and involves an act intended for the financial gain of the person accused of committing the crime. I have handled numerous such cases in … Continue reading

New Law May Lead to Early Release for Thousands of CA Prisoners

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In November, Californians voted overwhelmingly to approve California Proposition 57, which was proposed by Governor Jerry Brown as part of an effort to reduce prison populations in our state. Now, there is a hotly debated public review underway to discuss … Continue reading

Theft Charges in California

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While it is true that “stealing is stealing,” it is also true that there are different types of theft as defined by California criminal laws and that each theft charge may carry a different sentence depending on the severity of … Continue reading

How Bail Works In A Criminal Case

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When a person is arrested for a crime, one of the first things that their family or friends look for is a way to get him or her out of jail. That is why often their first call is to … Continue reading

Domestic Violence Charges: 15 Things Everyone Should Know

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As a criminal defense attorney, I have handled countless cases involving domestic violence. These cases can often be complex and require the skillĀ and the knowhow and that only an experienced criminal defense attorney has. Below are some of the more … Continue reading

The Facts on Parole and Probation

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When working with clients new to the criminal justice system or when speaking with family members of incarcerated clients or clients facing conviction, I am frequently asked about parole and probation. It is also common for current or prospective clients … Continue reading

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

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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 … Continue reading

Self-Defense in California

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If you have been charged with assault or another violent crime in California, there is a possibility that you may be acquitted of this charge if you are able to prove that you were acting in defense of yourself, your … Continue reading