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

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