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

Subpoenas in California Criminal Cases

In simple terms, a subpoena is a demand for someone to provide testimony in court. A prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer can issue a subpoena to someone to give testimony or demand they bring documents or some other type of evidence to court. Once you are charged with a crime,... View Article

Victim Restitution in California Criminal Cases

If you are convicted of a misdemeanor or felony offense and the victim of your crime sustained some form of loss, the court will generally order you to pay restitution to the victim to recover those losses. Paying victim restitution will be a condition on your probation. Victim restitution is... View Article