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What Is a “Wobbler” Offense in California?

Posted by Sam Israels | Nov 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are some crimes in California when a prosecutor has the discretion to file the case as either a misdemeanor or felony misdemeanor crime – commonly known as a “wobbler.” When making their decision, they normally take into consideration different factors – such as the specific circumstances o...

Crimes Involving “Moral Turpitude” in California Law

Posted by Sam Israels | Nov 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

A crime involving moral turpitude is described as an offense of serious dishonesty, fraud, or conduct that would shock a reasonable person. The distinction is often important for a defendant who is attempting to decide whether to accept a plea bargain, or take their case to trial. This is especia...

Defenses for California Drug Trafficking and Sales Cases

Posted by Sam Israels | Nov 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

We have represented many clients who were charged with drug trafficking or drug sales case in Los Angeles County Criminal Courts. These type of serious felony drug crime charges will often depend on the quantity and type of drugs involved in the case. If convicted, you could be facing a significa...

Defenses for Los Angeles Domestic Violence Arrest

Posted by Sam Israels | Nov 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Domestic violence is one of the most common crimes in Los Angeles County. In many DV cases, the alleged victim and suspect are involved in a marital or dating relationship living in the same home. Domestic violence incidents often begin with a simple verbal argument over a wide range of issues, b...

Defenses for California Internet Sex Crime Charges

Posted by Sam Israels | Nov 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

The internet enables anyone to communicate with others with anonymity. Many use various websites, chat rooms, and even social media to view sexually explicit material and attempt to locate a sexual partner. Obviously, this type of behavior is legal when it involves consenting adults, but some man...

Best Common Defenses to California Crimes

Posted by Sam Israels | Nov 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

In order for a prosecutor to convict you of a crime in a California criminal court, they have to be able to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. All defendants are provided an opportunity to put up a defense against their charges, typically with legal representation from a criminal defense lawy...

Alternative Sentencing in California Criminal Cases

Posted by Philip Israels | Nov 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are convicted of a crime, losing your freedom will impact every aspect of your life. Fortunately, alternative sentencing options offers some hope of staying out of jail. A conviction for a crime that carries county jail or state prison time doesn't always automatically result in serving ja...

Arrest Warrant and Search Warrant in California

Posted by Philip Israels | Oct 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

It's important to understand the difference between a California arrest warrant and a search warrant. Warrants are a common tool used by law enforcement to investigate and arrest anyone who is thought to have committed a crime. It's important to understand there are two main types of types of war...

Is It Possible to Pass DUI Field Sobriety Tests?

Posted by Philip Israels | Oct 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are not many things more terrifying to drivers than being pulled over by police on a traffic stop after they have consumed some alcohol – even in cases where it was only one drink. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) under California Vehicle Code 23152 is a serious issue that has the potentia...

Bail Reduction Motion in California Criminal Cases

Posted by Philip Israels | Oct 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

For the moment – but due to change, California law has a cash bail system under which defendants who appear in a Los Angeles criminal court are permitted to remain free into society pursuant to a bail bond. However, most criminal defendants don't have sufficient resources to post the entire cash ...

Arraignment Process in Los Angeles Criminal Courts

Posted by Philip Israels | Oct 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

After an arrest for criminal case in Los Angeles, your first appearance in court is almost an arraignment. There are several important steps taken at the arraignment that you need to know. It's the first stage of court proceedings and your first appearance in front of a judge where you will be to...

Corporal Injury to Spouse – California Penal Code 273.5

Posted by Philip Israels | Sep 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

The domestic violence offense of “corporal injury to spouse” is defined under California Penal Code Section 273.5. It's described as willfully inflicting a physical injury on a spouse or intimate partner and commonly called “domestic abuse.” It should be noted Penal Code 273.5 corporal injury to ...

Criminal Threats Law in California – Penal Code 422

Posted by Philip Israels | Aug 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Making criminal threats in California are covered under Penal Code Section 422. It's described as willfully making threats of great bodily injury or death to someone else – with an intent their statements were to be taken as a threat. It doesn't matter if there was ever an intent to actually carr...

Criminal Protective Orders in California

Posted by Philip Israels | Jul 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

In the state of California, after anyone has been accused of being involved in domestic violence or other incidents, the prosecutor will typically ask the court to issue a Criminal Protective Order, commonly known as a “CPO.”  It should be noted that although the prosecuting attorney normally pet...

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