Under the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution, warrantless searches by the government are restricted. Specifically, the Fourth Amendment states that “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searchesContinue reading Search Warrant Required Before Police Search Smartphones and Laptops
Be Proactive and Get Legal Help While Under Investigation In certain situations, you may need to speak with an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer before you are even charged with a crime. This is necessary when a crimeContinue reading Under Investigation for a Crime? Here’s What to Do.
Governor Signs Mandatory Ignition Interlock Bill Into Law If you or a loved one are charged with a DUI, the stakes just went up, making a conviction even more onerous, even for first-time offenders. The California legislature passed a SenateContinue reading Mandatory (DUI) Ignition Interlock Devices In California
If you or a loved one is facing grand theft criminal charges, you could be facing serious penalties, including jail time. Under California law, the crime of theft is defined as the unlawful taking of someone else’s property. WhenContinue reading Charged with Grand Theft in California? What You Need to Know
If you or a loved one is facing burglary charges, you need to understand that a burglary conviction carries serious consequences including thousands of dollars in potential fines and even jail time. Under California Penal Code Section 459, burglary isContinue reading Understanding California Burglary Law
Being arrested and charged with a crime is a traumatic experience. You are handcuffed and transported to a police station. You are deprived of your freedom until you make bond. It can be overwhelming, especially if you or a lovedContinue reading Four Key Questions to Ask Your Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
The California legislature passed over 700 bills during its most recent term. Governor Jerry Brown has until September 30, 2016 to decide which bills will be enacted into law. The Sacramento Bee published a great, in-depth article breaking down manyContinue reading Staying Informed: Legislature Passes Bills Affecting California Criminal Laws
If your child has been sending or receiving sexually provocative photos or videos on a computer or smartphone, it is likely considered to be “sexting.” California law enforcement consider sexting to be child pornography, which is illegal under California PenalContinue reading Is Sexting Considered Child Pornography in California?
Getting charged with possessing or distributing child pornography can have life-altering ramifications. You could face significant monetary fines, jail time, and the indignity and humiliation of having to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life.Continue reading How Child Pornography is Prosecuted in California
The California legislature passed a bill that would mandate the use of ignition interlock devices if you or a loved one is convicted of driving while under the influence (DUI). The state senate voted unanimously in favor of Senate BillContinue reading Mandatory Ignition Interlock Device Bill in California