Can You Charged With Hit and Run If You Return to the Scene?

October 14, 2019 2:23 pm Published by
Can You Be Still Be Charged With Hit and Run If You Return to the Scene of the Accident? This is a good question because this happens all the time in hit and run cases throughout the San Fernando Valley and that is, people get in some sort of an accident, they will leave for some reason or another — maybe they don’t have insurance; maybe they don’t have a… Continure reading

California’s New Upcoming Bail System

October 8, 2019 3:42 pm Published by
It appears that California is attempting to do away with bail bondsmen.  What they’re doing — again it appears because everything hasn’t been all structured up and set up — but it looks like it’s very similar to the federal system where basically a bail bondsman is not used. California Money Bail Reform Act California will become the first state in the nation to abolish bail for suspects awaiting trial… Continure reading

What are Considered Burglary Tools?

October 3, 2019 12:37 pm Published by
Believe it nor not, there’s a lot of different items that can be considered burglary tools, but of course, a built-in defense in possession of burglary tools is that the tools could also be used for innocent purposes as well. So, in addition to having the burglary tools, a lot of times the police are going to need to show some sort of suspicious circumstances surrounding the possession of burglary… Continure reading

What is Attempted Burglary in California?

September 24, 2019 4:34 pm Published by
You almost never see attempted burglary filed because whenever the authorities think someone’s trying to burglarize a location, it’s so easy to do it, especially a residential burglary.  If you break any part of the plain of the home. Burglary in described under California Penal Code 459, and attempted crimes are described under Penal Code 664. So, I’ve seen people put tools in a home trying to unlock the door,… Continure reading

What Should You Do If Accused of Burglary?

September 18, 2019 4:55 pm Published by
The crime of burglary in the San Fernando Valley is a real problem because it brings with it a lot of negative connotations — meaning people who are convicted of burglary are viewed as individuals who can’t be trusted because the steal other people’s properties. California Penal Code 459 defines the crime of burglary. But also, it brings with it — if it’s a residential burglary — a strike, and… Continure reading

What is Aggravated Kidnapping?

September 13, 2019 12:19 pm Published by
This has to do with a kidnapping that takes place for purposes of ransom or to commit some other serious crime like rape, robbery, extortion.  So, obviously this is one of the more serious crimes that an individual case . Penal Code Section 209 in the San Fernando Valley in California can cause a person to end up serving life in prison if they’re convicted.  Other serious kidnapping charges are… Continure reading

What to Expect if Involved in a Traffic Accident Causing Death

August 27, 2019 8:07 pm Published by
I get these cases all the time and a lot of times they’re filed as criminal cases, so people are asking well if it was just an accident and I didn’t do it on purpose, how could they possibly charge me with a crime?  And that relates to a number of different factors. Involuntary Manslaughter Charges First off, the San Fernando Valley courts and the prosecutors and the police are… Continure reading

What to Consider in Hit and Run Cases in San Fernando Valley

August 26, 2019 2:45 pm Published by
First of all, a lot of people believe you can’t have a hit and run if the accident you were involved in wasn’t your fault.  This is obviously false.  Any accident you’re involved with, even if it’s not your fault, you have to stop and exchange information with the person. If the person’s not there you have to leave a note on the car.  A lot of times you’re better… Continure reading

Factors the Prosecutor and Judge Consider in a Domestic Violence Case

August 22, 2019 1:21 pm Published by
Probably one of the biggest factors in a San Fernando Valley domestic violence case relates to the injuries that are inflicted upon the other party.  Obviously, the worse the injuries, the more likely the judge and prosecutor is going to want to send that particular person to jail and punish them.  The smaller the injuries are the better off the person is who’s being charged with domestic violence. Prior Criminal… Continure reading

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