California Self-Defense Laws

California’s self-defense laws allow you to protect yourself in certain situations. By law, you can’t be guilty of a violent crime that you may have committed in order to protect yourself, as long as the conduct was “reasonable under the circumstances.” This primary factor is often aggressively debated by defense... View Article

Felon in Possession of a Firearm – California Penal Code 29800

It’s common knowledge the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution gives citizens the legal right to bear arms, but it’s possible to have you gun ownership rights forfeited. For example, California Penal Code 29800 makes it a crime for anyone who convicted of a felony offense, some misdemeanor offenses,... View Article

Great Bodily Injury Enhancement – California Penal Code 12022.7

California Penal Code 12022.7 describes a great bodily injury enhancement which means if you are convicted of a felony crime, you could face additional punishment. It should be noted the prosecutor must allege a sentencing enhancement, which typically occurs in a situation where you are accused of inflicting great bodily... View Article

Defenses in California Murder and Attempted Murder Charges

In all California criminal courthouses, murder and attempted murder charges are some of the most serious violent crime cases prosecuted. In Los Angeles County, murder cases are aggressively investigated by all law enforcement agencies. If convicted, the penalties are severe. For example, a second-degree murder conviction carries 15 years to... View Article