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Biggest Mistakes Made by Federal Criminal Defendants

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Aug 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

Being charged with a federal crime can be highly stressful and disruptive to every aspect of your life—but it's possible to make things even worse. Federal criminal defendants are often their own worst enemies because they make mistakes that benefit the prosecution and hurt their own case. What y...

Staying Calm When You’re Arrested for a Federal Crime

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Jul 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

More than 1.2 million people face an arrest in California each year. If you're facing an arrest, you aren't alone. But it's important to understand if you're facing federal or state charges. If you've been arrested for a federal crime, how do you stay calm and react intelligently? First, it's imp...

Defending a Federal Immigration Charge

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Jul 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

We live during an unfortunate moment in American history. Over the last several years, the U.S. government has made legal immigration increasingly difficult. That drives more and more people to try and enter the country illegally. Rather than recognizing that legal immigration policy should chang...

Your First Week To-Do List for Arrest on Federal Charges

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Jun 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

The shock and embarrassment of an arrest can scramble the mind of just about anyone. An FBI arrest for tax evasion, mail or wire fraud, counterfeiting, or other federal crime can be even more frightening and disabling of one's reason. Clear thinking is hard but imperative to one's successful defe...

Cryptocurrency Crimes: What Can You Be Charged With?

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Apr 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

As bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency have gained rapid popularity globally, so have incidents of criminal activity involving crypto. Most cryptocurrency crimes in the U.S. are considered federal offenses because transactions occurring in the blockchain aren't bound by state boundaries. If...

California Couple Accused of Kidnapping Scheme

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Kidnapping. Murder. Money laundering. Extortion. These are just some of the charges a southern California couple could be facing after authorities claim they uncovered an elaborate scheme that crossed the border into Mexico. The two accused are now facing felony charges and could possibly face li...

Video Shows Police Officer Beating Suspect

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | May 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

At Sigal Law Group, we understand that times are stressful right now in Los Angeles as well as around the country. With the coronavirus lockdowns dragging on and now an early heat wave here in southern California, people are anxious about the current situation and getting antsy to return to a “no...

New "Normal" in Life with the Novel Coronavirus

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Apr 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

We are nearing the one-month anniversary of the state of California being under a “stay at home” mandate, thanks to COVID-19 spreading across the country. For some of us, this past month may have felt more like a year in length, but most Californians have adapted pretty quickly to what a new “nor...

Stay-At-Home Mandate Has a Bright Side in Los Angeles

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Apr 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you are starting to feel antsy from being cooped up at home with your family during the coronavirus pandemic, there is one silver lining to think about: the crime rate in Los Angeles County dropped 23 percent in March compared to a year ago. Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore re...

Here For You During Coronavirus Crisis

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Mar 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

We are currently living in unique times. The spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States is quickly changing everyday life. On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Governor Gavin Newsom issued a “shelter in place” mandate, closing all nonessential businesses and facilities in the entire state of Califor...

Technology Helps Identify Records to Be Expunged

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Mar 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately in this country, marijuana convictions disproportionately affect people of color, and those who have been convicted of misdemeanor possession of marijuana have potentially had to deal with being discriminated against when it comes to applying for jobs, housing, and government assist...

Man from "Affluenza DUI" Case Arrested Again

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Jan 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ethan Couch, the young man who was convicted and sentenced to probation after killing four people and injuring two others in a June 2013 DUI accident near Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested January 2, 2020, for violating the terms of his probation. This may be the second time Couch has possibly viol...

Missing Evidence in Orange County Sparks Scandal

Posted by Vitaly Sigal | Dec 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Up to 9,000 pieces of evidence may be missing in Orange County, according to Assistant Public Defender Scott Sanders. The missing evidence includes photos, videos, cash, and drugs that could be crucial in determining an accused person's guilt or innocence, and the Orange County public defenders o...

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