Everything You Need to Know about Bench Warrants in California

A bench warrant, also known as a body attachment, is the most common type of warrant issued in the state of California. While any warrant can feel overwhelming, a bench warrant differs drastically from an arrest warrant. An arrest warrant … Continue reading

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The 6 Best Criminal Defense Strategies

There are dozens of defense strategies available to fight criminal charges. Your selection of a strategy should include the opinion of your criminal defense lawyer, consideration of your charges, and a thorough examination of the facts. Here are six of … Continue reading

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Top News in Criminal Law – August 2018 Recap

As experienced criminal defense lawyers, we pride ourselves in our up-to-date knowledge of federal crimes and criminal law standards. These standards are determined by cases that move through our court system, each making a lasting imprint on the way our … Continue reading

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Is Employment Possible After a Criminal Record?

When someone is convicted of a crime, the purpose of the associated penalties is to make amends for the crime(s) committed, and ideally, began a path towards reforming their previous lifestyle, so that they may integrate successfully as a functioning, … Continue reading

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The Top News in White Collar Crime Today

While most people have heard of white collar crimes, many have misconceptions about the types of offenses that fall under this broad umbrella term. One of the best ways of understanding the elements of white collar crime is by paying … Continue reading

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What Does Dismissed with Prejudice Mean?

The California court system is the largest in the United States, serving the nearly 40 million residents of the state. According to the most recent data available, over 6 million cases were filed in California’s Superior Courts during just one … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know About California Sexting Laws

According to Pew Research, 95% of Americans now own a mobile phone. This has changed our behaviors on many fronts, including the ability to instantly text or share images with others. This has induced a need for specific regulations for … Continue reading

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Breaking Down the Differences Between Civil and Criminal Law

In the United States, our legal system is comprised of two different bodies of law that serve to bring justice to victims of wrongdoings and appropriate punishment to criminals that commit these acts. These two bodies are criminal law and … Continue reading

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Notable News Stories in Criminal Law

As criminal defense attorneys, we know that there is always something happening in the world of criminal law. News of federal crimes can be found on the front pages almost every day. Some of these cases are incredibly important because … Continue reading

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Top 4 Tips to Defend Healthcare & Medicare Fraud

If there’s one thing that most Americans know, it’s that our healthcare system is complex. There are many layers and so much to understand that mistakes in the system are practically unavoidable. These mistakes can be expensive, but some of … Continue reading

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Understanding the RICO Act and the Federal Crimes It Includes

For many people, the word racketeering suggests images of massive criminal enterprises and infamous cases. Well recognized names, from John Gotti to Harvey Weinstein, have been associated with racketeering, but it’s also a crime that occurs quite commonly on a … Continue reading

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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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