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Auto Burglary Law in California

Auto Burglary – Penal Code Section 459 2nd Degree The crime of automobile burglary or a car burglary is a violation of Penal Code Section 459 in the 2nd degree, so this is obviously different than a 459 which has to do with a burglary of a residence.  The punishments for automobile burglary are not … Continue reading “Auto Burglary Law in California”

Resisting Arrest Law in California

Learn Your Best Strategy if You’ve Been Charged With Resisting Arrest – Penal Code Section 148(a) As far as resisting arrest cases go in Los Angeles county, I’ve handled many of them over the course of the past twenty-five years of defending clients in the LA area.  Typically, when I see these cases arise, it is … Continue reading “Resisting Arrest Law in California”

Felon in Possession of a Firearm Law in California

California Penal Code Section 29800 – Ex-Con with a Gun Any person who has been convicted of a felony in the State of California will be Ordered not to own, use or possess a gun or ammunition.  Over the course of the last twenty-five years, I’ve handled many of these cases and obviously, the prosecutors and … Continue reading “Felon in Possession of a Firearm Law in California”

Motion to Suppress Evidence in California

Over the course of the last twenty-five years I have filed and argued many Motions to Suppress Evidence at both the state and federal level.  These motions can be very effective because most of the time the evidence we’re attempting to suppress, without it the prosecutors cannot make the case.  So, the question becomes how … Continue reading “Motion to Suppress Evidence in California”

What is Possession of Burglary Tools in California?

PC 466 – LEARN HOW POLICE USE POSSESSION OF CERTAIN ITEMS TO CHARGE INDIVIDUALS WITH THE CRIME OF POSSESSION OF BURGLARY TOOLS In Los Angeles County law enforcement is always on the look out to arrest those individuals involved with burglary related offenses.  Because a burglary offense is such a sensitive violation of an individual’s … Continue reading “What is Possession of Burglary Tools in California?”

Differences Between Robbery and Theft Charges in California

PC 211 & PC 484 – THERE IS A HUGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ROBBERY AND GENERAL THEFT RELATED OFFENSES IN LOS ANGELES If I had to sum up in a nutshell the key differences between a robbery offense and a general theft related offense, it would be that a robbery has an element of force or … Continue reading “Differences Between Robbery and Theft Charges in California”

Differences Between Robbery and Theft Charges in California

PC 211 & PC 484

Charged with Corporal Injury to Spouse?

LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF CORPORAL INJURY TO SPOUSE / DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DEFENSE IN LOS ANGELES California Penal Code Section 273.5 This is the law that delineates a spousal abuse battery.  I have been defending these cases for the past 25 years and have negotiated and conducted jury trials in every courthouse in Los … Continue reading “Charged with Corporal Injury to Spouse?”

Learn How Federal Drug Cases Are Being Prosecuted Across The Nation

THE FEDERAL AUTHORITIES PROSECUTE FEDERAL DRUG CASES ACCORDING TO POLICIES SPECIFIC TO EACH JURISDICTION In traveling across the nation defending federal drug charges (involving sales, distribution and trafficking of illegal drugs) I have seen that different states handle federal drug charges according to their own unwritten policies. For example, I have noticed that criminal defendants … Continue reading “Learn How Federal Drug Cases Are Being Prosecuted Across The Nation”

Different Types of Burglary Charges in California

LEARN THE FACTS RELATED TO BURGLARY CHARGES There are a number of different offenses that can trigger a burglary charge in California. In general, burglary is classified as a first and second degree offense. First degree burglary has to do with residential burglary cases where someone goes into another person’s home and takes their property. … Continue reading “Different Types of Burglary Charges in California”