Statutory Rape After The Victim Turns 18 – Can You Be Charged?

The welfare and best interests of children is a top priority of California’s criminal justice system. The law regarding statutory rape is a good example. Except for married couples, no one who is 18 years old or older may have sexual intercourse with anyone who is under 18. But what if a victim of statutory [...]

By | November 20th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Is There A Way To Prevent Someone From Testifying Against You?

You probably know that if you are charged with a crime in California or in any other state, you have the right to remain silent – that is, you can’t be forced to testify against or incriminate yourself. The right to remain silent is a right granted to everyone in the U.S. by the Fifth [...]

By | October 17th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Can An Attorney Stop Criminal Charges From Being Filed?

Here in Southern California, if you believe that you are suspected of a crime, if you’re the target of a criminal investigation, or if you’ve been arrested and charged with a crime, take your case to a Long Beach drug crimes lawyer as quickly as you can. You’re about to read a brief discussion of [...]

By | September 16th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

How To Remove A Warrant In The State Of California

Bench warrants are frequently issued by judges in California. A bench warrant is issued directly by a judge, unlike the search and arrest warrants that are issued only when they are requested by police departments and prosecutors. How are bench warrants and arrest warrants cleared or removed in California? In other words, if a bench [...]

By | August 15th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What To Do When You Are Falsely Accused Of Sexual Assault

Beginning in 2017, the “#MeToo” campaign exploded in the news media. Hollywood stars, politicians, and CEOs were (and still are) being accused of sexual assaults – everything from groping to forcible rape. While it’s good to expose those who are genuinely guilty of crimes, not every accusation of sexual assault is true. Sex crimes attorneys [...]

By | July 18th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

The Role Of Social Media In Criminal Cases

You already know that social media has changed the way we communicate. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and the other social media platforms allow us to look up old friends, share pictures and videos, and market our businesses. You also probably know that elected officials, government agencies, and police departments use social media to provide information directly [...]

By | June 14th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

An Overview Of California’s Three Strikes Law

California’s “Three Strikes” sentencing law was originally enacted in 1994. Although it has been slightly amended, the law still mandates harsh sentences for second and third felony offenses in California. If you or someone you love already has one felony conviction in this state, you must understand fully the consequences of a second or third [...]

By | May 16th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

California’s Gang Enhancement Law

Criminal street gangs account for many of the home invasions, drive-by shootings, drug crimes, and robberies in southern California. The state enforces a gang "enhancement" law, the California Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act, that outlaws and punishes street gang activities, but sometimes, innocent people have been accused of gang membership or gang crimes under [...]

By | April 13th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

How California’s Bail System Works

If you are arrested on a criminal charge in Southern California, you may have to pay a cash bond to be released – even if you are innocent. For several years, a national effort has been underway to eliminate cash bonds – the money that suspects pay to get released from jail while awaiting trial. [...]

By | March 16th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

The Consequences of Violating Probation in California

If you violate probation in California, will you go to jail? It's possible. Keep reading to learn what can happen. If you breach the terms your California probation - whether it's felony or misdemeanor probation - you will be ordered to appear at a California probation violation hearing. If this happens to you in southern [...]

By | February 18th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments