Extradition Warrants in California

It’s a very common occurrence for a defendant in a criminal case in one jurisdiction to be arrested by law enforcement in another jurisdiction because: they fled to avoid getting prosecuted, or they simply didn’t know there was a pending warrant when they moved. Any defendant who has an active... View Article

What is a Misdemeanor Crime Under California Law?

There are different levels of crimes in the state of California, including an infraction, misdemeanor and a felony, which is the most serious crime. This article will review misdemeanor crimes and how criminal courts and prosecutors handle these types of cases. A misdemeanor is a crime where the maximum sentence... View Article

What is a Felony Crime Under California Law?

In California, any criminal offense that can result in a maximum sentence of more than one year is considered a felony crime. Also, anyone convicted of a felony crime in California can also be fined up to $10,000 and a judge has the option of imposing formal felony probation. The... View Article

Best Defenses for Los Angeles Domestic Violence Charges

In the context of fighting a domestic violence charge in California, the “best defense” means a strategy most likely to result in a favorable plea agreement from the prosecutor or an acquittal at trial. Clearly, domestic violence cases in Los Angeles will differ from case-to-case depending on the particular details... View Article

How To Change a Domestic Violence Protective Order

One aspect that is unique to domestic violence cases in Los Angeles is the court issuing a criminal protective order against a defendant. If you were charged or convicted of a domestic violence related crime, then you will normally be subjected to a protective order that will prohibit contacting the... View Article

Plea Bargains in California Criminal Cases

Our Los Angeles criminal defense law firm is frequently asked by defendants whether they should accept a plea bargain that was offered by the prosecutor.  The correct response to this question is that it’s rarely a simple answer because it will always depend on a wide range of different factors.... View Article