Top News in Drug Trafficking Crimes

Drug trafficking is a major issue for the United States. The Southern District of California has been listed as one of the areas of the country where drug trafficking is the highest, which means that we’re constantly keeping our eye … Continue reading

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Here’s What Happens When You Resist an Arrest in California

An arrest occurs when an officer of the law takes a person into custody with the intent to interrogate or prosecute them regarding a crime. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution authorizes arrest only in cases where an … Continue reading

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Understanding the Differences Between Sexual Battery and Rape

Sexual crimes aren’t always the easiest to talk about, especially given the pain, confusion and shame that often accompanies them. This lack of dialogue has led to some general misunderstanding and misconceptions about the definitions of specific sex crimes, including … Continue reading

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The Top Criminal Law News Stories for Spring 2018

As criminal defense lawyers, it’s our job to stay on top of the most recent news stories and developments in criminal law cases. The world of criminal law and federal crimes is expansive, and every day there’s at least one … Continue reading

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What Happens at a Preliminary Hearing?

In a criminal case, the preliminary hearing is an important step in the justice process. It is known as a pre-trial hearing because it includes major interactions between the defense and prosecution that can affect whether the case will proceed … Continue reading

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Top News in White Collar Crime

Criminal charges related to white-collar crimes like money laundering, securities fraud, stealing credit cards, tax evasion, insider trading, and embezzlement cases are always in the news because of the amount of money white collar criminals steal from individuals and corporations. … Continue reading

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Convicted of a Sexual Offense? Here’s What It Means.

Convicted sex offenders face a number of life-altering penalties, including sex offender registration, and heightened interest by local law enforcement, especially if registered sex offenders move into a neighborhood where someone learns their criminal history by accessing a law website. … Continue reading

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What Are Federal Sentencing Guidelines?

Federal sentencing guidelines provide United States federal criminal judges in federal courts with a set of criteria that can help determine prison time for federal offenses. The guidelines were implemented to make federal sentencing more equitable for anyone tried as … Continue reading

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Wire Fraud: Definition, Examples & Penalties

What is wire fraud in the United States? To answer that question, we first have to define fraud, which in most states is any activity for the purpose of obtaining money or personal gain by making false statements, misleading, or … Continue reading

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The Top News in Criminal Law

Criminal lawyers are always trying to stay on top of the latest news in criminal law because it could affect the way they defend a client. Whether it means changes in how criminal offenses are charged or changes in sentencing … Continue reading

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What Constitutes a Sex Crime in the State of California?

In California, the term “sex crime” is used to define many different offenses, and the laws that pertain to them. Sex crimes can be misdemeanor or felony offenses, depending on the circumstances. When most people think of a sex crime, … Continue reading

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What’s Happening in the World of White Collar Crime

White collar crimes are happening every day, and they affect all of us in ways most people don’t realize. Not only do these crimes tell us about business and political climates, they also provide unique opportunities to view white collar … Continue reading

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Meet Our Legal Team Dedicated to Helping You Win your Criminal Case

Every criminal case, regardless of the charge, is a serious matter. When it comes to defending your freedom against criminal charges, you have too much to lose to put your trust in an inexperienced attorney. At Elden Law Group, we’re … Continue reading

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3 of the Largest Embezzlement Cases in Recent History

Embezzlement is defined as the theft or misappropriation of funds belonging to one’s employer or placed in one’s trust. Embezzlement can happen in small amounts; however, we most often hear about it in cases that involve millions of dollars. Embezzlement … Continue reading

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A High-Level Overview of California Gun Laws in 2018

Gun rights and gun control are topics that are currently trending in the news. The gun debate is going strong in our country, and this has lead to some misconceptions about gun control laws on both sides of the issue. … Continue reading

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What’s Happening Now in the World of Criminal Law

03If you watch the news regularly, you know there’s always something going on in the world of criminal law. From what’s happening in the streets of your own neighborhood to worldwide news that affects all of us, there’s always something … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Criminal Law

Criminal law. It’s been an integral part of our society for about 2,000 years, and it’s undergone an amazing evolution during that time. From early forms of justice that now seem barbaric, to our current focus on providing every person … Continue reading

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A Quick Recap of the Most Important News in Drug Crimes – March 2018

Crimes involving the sale, possession and trafficking of drugs are some of the most prevalent crime stories in the news today. Daily we’re seeing large drug arrests and a constant stream of news on our nation’s opioid crisis. It’s time … Continue reading

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What Crimes are Punishable by Death?

There are as many as 31 US States that have the death penalty, with the state of California being one of them. In recent years, attempts have been made to repeal the capital punishment in California completely. However, the Supreme … Continue reading

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4 Common Myths About Embezzlement Debunked

Embezzlement. It happens more than we realize. In simple terms, it’s corporate theft, however the real-world consequences can be devastating to businesses, employees and families. Embezzlement is the act of appropriating funds that you have access to and are left … Continue reading

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