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California’s “Three Strikes” sentencing law was originally enacted in 1994.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

Turning Yourself In For A Warrant In California

In the state of California, what should you do if you learn that a warrant has been issued for your arrest? Will you be handcuffed – and humiliated – in front of your family, neighbors, or co-workers? Will a criminal defense attorney be able to help? Anyone can be falsely accused of committing a crime, [...]

By | December 18th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

California’s Theft And Larceny Laws

The ancient wisdom says thou shalt not steal, and that seems simple and straightforward enough. But under California law in the 21st century, stealing can include theft, robbery, burglary, carjacking, embezzlement, fraud of several kinds, and even identity theft. How are these crimes distinct from one another? If you're falsely accused of stealing in California, [...]

By | November 19th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Sexual Extortion Will Now Be Considered A Crime In California

Parents in California need to know. According to the FBI, it's the leading threat to children on the internet, but until just recently, it was specifically against the law in only four states. Beginning in 2018, however, sexual extortion will also be a specific crime in California under Senate Bill 500, which was signed into [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments