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What Are The Penalties For Vandalism In California?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:55:13 +0000

In California, the crime of Vandalism is defined under California Penal Code 594(a) as maliciously damaging, defacing with graffiti or other inscribed material, or destroying any real or personal property not his or her own. Real property can include vehicles, signs, fixtures, furnishings, or property belonging to any public entity, or the federal government. The […]



Common Questions After A DUI Arrest In California

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 18:41:55 +0000

For most of our clients arrested for DUI in California, their arrests represent their first ever contact with the criminal justice system. Given the involvement of both the criminal courts and California DMV in the DUI process, it is no surprise most people charged with first offense drunk driving charges find themselves scouring the internet […]



What To Do After A Domestic Violence Arrest In California

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 20:15:27 +0000

Although all criminal arrests in California procedurally involve the same process from the moment you’re taken into police custody through your first court appearance or arraignment hearing, investigations and arrests for domestic violence charges are conducted somewhat differently. It is critical to remember that you have a constitutional right against self-incrimination and a right to […]



Miranda Violations And Criminal Charges in Southern California

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 05:59:39 +0000

Criminal defense in California is a complex area of legal practice with numerous misconceptions that are often held as popular belief. The majority of people arrested for their first criminal charge have no experience with the criminal justice system and, therefore, routinely rely on what they’ve seen on television and in movies. Much of what […]



What To Do After A Solicitation Or Prostitution Arrest In California?

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 19:50:35 +0000

An arrest for soliciting a prostitute can be a frightening and embarrassing experience. For most people charged with solicitation or prostitution under California Penal Code 647(b), the arrest usually represents their first encounter with the criminal justice system. Consequently, most have a multitude of concerns following their release from police custody with questions ranging from […]



Man Convicted Of Murder In Fatal Long Beach DUI Case

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:35:05 +0000

Alvin Ray Shaw, Jr. of Hawthorne was convicted of 2nd degree murder, felony DUI, and driving on a suspended license by a jury in Long Beach Court on Wednesday a result of a fatal car accident he caused on August 1, 2015. Prosecutors successfully argued Shaw, while intoxicated, drove his vehicle into oncoming traffic on […]



Common Questions About California Hit & Run Charges

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 02:39:30 +0000

According to data collected in 2015 by the California Highway Patrol on hit and run collisions throughout LA County, there were almost 30,000 hit and run cases reported. Therefore, it should not be surprising that hit and defense accounts for a very large portion of our criminal defense firm’s case load. The following are the […]



Man Pleads Not Guilty In Redondo Beach Attempted Rape

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:56:55 +0000

A man accused of an attempted rape of a 77 year old South Bay woman entered a not guilty plea at Torrance Court on Wednesday. Duncan Aaron Walton is accused of attempting to sexually assault the elderly woman at her Redondo Beach apartment complex before she was able to escape. Police arrested Walton shortly after […]



5 California Shoplifting FAQs

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:06:02 +0000

Shoplifting and retail theft account for a significant percentage of property crime in California, and the percentage has steadily increased since the passage of Prop. 47 in 2014. As a result, our West Los Angeles based criminal defense firm has taken on significantly more shoplifting cases than in years past. Therefore, we have compiled a […]



Encino Doctor Arrested For Sexual Assault

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:42:06 +0000

A 67 year old doctor was recently arrested following sexual assault allegations made by multiple female patients. Dr. Michael Popkin, who has been licensed to practice medicine in California since 1977, was alleged to have committed the assaults at his Encino office during medical exams between 2001 and 2016. Given Dr. Popkin’s 4 decades of […]