Difference Between Serious and Great Bodily Injury in a Criminal Case

August 21, 2019 3:01 pm Published by
These two particular allegations carry with them prison time most of the time.  So, obviously you want to know the difference.  They are allegations; they’re not crimes themselves, so they have to be attached to a crime. Driving Under the Influence Causing Injury For example, let’s say somebody’s driving intoxicated by alcohol or drugs or a combination of both.  They get into an accident and hurt somebody else.  Depending on… Continure reading

Ping Evidence in San Fernando Valley Criminal Cases

August 19, 2019 6:51 pm Published by
This concept of being able to track people’s phones is basically called Ping technology (P-I-N-G) and it has to do will cell towers being all around San Fernando Valley and people using their phones, and this is one little piece of evidence that prosecutors and police can use to try and convict somebody of a crime.  I’ve seen it used in all sorts of different crimes. Burglary Cases in San… Continure reading

Parents Looking for a San Fernando Valley Criminal Attorney for Their Child

August 17, 2019 1:21 pm Published by
In the course of the last twenty-five years, I’ve handled thousands of criminal cases across San Fernando Valley. I know that when a parent has a child in trouble and they’re in another state or if they’re in California, t’s not easy to choose a defense attorney with experience dealing with juvenile crimes. So, if you’re an out-of-state parent and are looking for an attorney or if you’re a parent… Continure reading

How Domestic Violence Cases are Handled in the San Fernando Court

August 12, 2019 2:02 pm Published by
I’ve been practicing in San Fernando now for twenty-five years and I have a very good familiarity with what is being done related to domestic charges in the San Fernando Courthouse. First off, you have to realize that the District Attorney’s office, who prosecutes felonies in that courthouse, has a special unit that only deals with domestic violence cases.  So, if your case if filed as a felony in the… Continure reading

Why An Employee Who Embezzles Is Treated Harshly

January 4, 2019 2:04 pm Published by
Embezzlement really has to do with somebody who sits in a position of trust in a business or a company or even a little mom-and-pop store and they use that position of trust to be able to take some merchandise, cash or whatever is of value related to that business, store or mom-and-pop shop.  The reason that embezzlement is treated more harshly than a theft-related offense that would be carried… Continure reading

Defenses To Murder Charges Filed In The San Fernando Valley

January 2, 2019 1:43 pm Published by
When it comes to a murder charge, obviously this is a serious offense and people are looking at a significant amount in custody, and therefore, it’s important that if there is a defense available, we obviously utilize it.  There are various defenses that are not available in every case and they spin on the facts that are associated with the particular case. Self Defense For example, one defense would be… Continure reading

What Intent Is Necessary To Convict Somebody Of A Murder Charge?

December 31, 2018 1:40 pm Published by
This is an interesting question when it comes to murder cases in Los Angeles and throughout the San Fernando Valley.  I’ve tried a lot of them over the last twenty-five years and I find this issue coming up more and more when it comes to a murder charge, and that is, the person either claims they did not have the intent to kill anybody or they claim sort of a… Continure reading

Can Prosecutors Prove A Domestic Violence Case If Victim Won’t Testify?

December 26, 2018 2:03 pm Published by
This is a big problem that comes up a lot in domestic violence cases throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, at least the ones that I’ve handled.  I have clients calling me saying that their significant other is not going to cooperate.  They’re not going to testify, and therefore, they think they’re just going to automatically win the case. Unfortunately, this is not true.  There’s a lot of… Continure reading

Difference Between A Burglary When Someone Is Present and No One Is Home

December 24, 2018 1:56 pm Published by
When somebody breaks into another person’s house, law enforcement, prosecutors and judges put this type of a crime among the highest priority crimes for punishing, deterring and making sure that the offender who gets convicted of this burglary-type charge does not do it again.  So, this is one of their primary focuses when they deal with these burglary-related offenses, is to make sure the offender never does it again. Violent… Continure reading

Risks And Realities Of Defending A Criminal Case

December 21, 2018 2:27 pm Published by
There are many risks when it comes to criminal defense, some of which most people know about which relate to having a criminal record and having to move on with your life with a criminal record is obviously difficult, because when you apply for a job your criminal record will be read and people will be evaluating whether you get the job.  Also, for other things such as getting a… Continure reading