violent crimes
June 12, 2019

Crime Trends in California: The Most Common Charges for Violent Crime

While there have been slight upticks in violent crimes in recent years, California is low on the hierarchy for such offenses, ranking around 16th in the country. News shows that…
Drug-related charges
June 10, 2019

What is Expungement & Could That Work for Me Too?

With the advent of the legalization of marijuana in California, the term expungement is thrown around more commonly. And while there may be individuals who are serving long sentences related…
Juvenile crimes
June 6, 2019

Has Your Child Been Arrested? Know What to Do!

If your child has been arrested, chances are everyone—except experienced law enforcement—is frightened. Even for an adult who may have been through the legal system previously, being arrested at any…
Drug-related charges
June 3, 2019

Marijuana & Home Growing Today: Does Anyone Really Care How Many Plants I Have?

It may still seem unbelievable to you—as to so many others—that it is okay to grow, smoke, or ingest marijuana in California, without legal repercussions if you are operating with…
DUI Defense
May 30, 2019

California: When Does the DUI Go from a Misdemeanor to a Felony?

Driving drunk is risky business all around. Whether you have been out to dinner and imbibed moderately with a couple glasses of wine or a drink at the bar before…
May 28, 2019

DUI Charges: Do I Have to Walk the Line?

Drinking and driving is never a good choice, and DUI charges are serious. It’s as plain as that and we all know it, but you would probably be hard-pressed to…
juvenile crime Juvenile crimes
May 24, 2019

Juvenile Crime: Why are Minors Tried as Adults?

It can be a crushing experience watching your child be taken away by police, in handcuffs, and is usually a vision that is hard to forget. Aside from injury, this…
juvenile courts Juvenile crimes
May 21, 2019

Juvenile Courts: Rehab or Punishment?

If your child has been accused of a crime, you are probably terrified about what is going to happen to them—and chances are they are even more scared than you…
juvenile justice system Juvenile crimesUncategorized
May 16, 2019

Juvenile Justice System: Too Many Kids from Foster Homes End up There

In a perfect world, children should be home with their family units intact, happy siblings, grandparents around, and healthy, loving interaction from good role models; unfortunately, this often is not…
DUI penalties DUI Defense
May 14, 2019

Understanding DUI Penalties in California

Being charged with driving under the influence is difficult on many levels, and DUI penalties can be harsh. For many drivers, the DUI occurs after a seemingly innocent night out—perhaps…
sex offense Sex offense charges
May 9, 2019

Sex Offense Charges: Understand the Three Most Common Categories

If you have been charged with a sex offense, this is probably an extremely challenging time for you and your family. These types of matters can be very sensitive, and…
California drivers DUI Defense
May 7, 2019

Driving Under the Influence & Facing Substance Abuse Issues

In California drivers who are stopped with a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 or over may have substance abuse issues and are usually arrested and charged with driving under the influence.…
drug charges Drug-related charges
May 2, 2019

Drug Charges May Often Be Gang-Related

Many different crimes in California tend to be gang related, and this is unfortunate for those who may have no connection to a gang at all but could be implicated…
parole Criminal law attorney
April 30, 2019

Five Things to Know About Being on Parole in California

If you have been in prison for any length of time, chances are you worked hard to get out on parole, leaving before the maximum amount of time you could…
home fire ArsonArson attorney
April 26, 2019

Home Fire: Have You Been Accused of Arson?

Having a fire in your home is one of the scariest things that can ever happen. Not only is it a trauma that may be extremely hard to recover from,…
Gang Activities Gang-related crimes
April 24, 2019

Gang Activities May Lead to Drug Trafficking & Even Homicide

It’s no secret that joining a gang is a bad decision leading to nowhere—except more bad decisions and probably jail or prison, or an early grave. In California, gangs are…
gang violence Gang-related crimes
April 22, 2019

Special Programs in California May Reduce Gang Violence

Has your child been involved in a gang-related arrest? If so, they are probably intimidated and afraid, and hopefully, full of remorse over what happened. This can be extremely stressful…
gang capital Gang-related crimes
April 18, 2019

Los Angeles as the Gang Capital: How to Keep Your Kids Out of the Culture

There is so much about California that is seemingly innocuous, temperate, and with much to be envied by everyone else in the country; however, the ever-growing presence of gangs within…
driving under the influence DUI Defense
April 16, 2019

Driving Under the Influence: What to Expect if You are Pulled

Driving drunk is bad news anywhere, but especially in California as law enforcement officials have been cracking down due to increases in DUIs. While some may see being stopped and…
homicides Gang-related crimesviolent crimes
April 12, 2019

Gang Related Homicides in California Continue to Grow

California is known for palm trees, movie stars, Rodeo Drive where everyone has a fancy car and walks around with a lot of shopping bags, and sunshine--homicides are not something…
growing weed Drug-related charges
April 10, 2019

Growing Weed in Your Home: What to Know in California

It can be confusing to understand the ins and outs of what is legal when it comes to marijuana usage and possession in California. There is no doubt that the…
arson ArsonCriminal law attorney
April 8, 2019

Homeowners Accused of Arson

Insurance can be a tricky business, and if you have recently filed a claim, you may have been startled to find out that the insurance company began investigating you for…
marijuana Drug-related charges
April 4, 2019

You May Pass a Sobriety Test, But Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Can Be Hazardous

As you are probably aware, the laws in California have changed drastically regarding marijuana, and many people’s viewpoints have changed also, loosening up regarding the plant which is known to…
juvenile crimes Juvenile crimes
April 2, 2019

The Most Common Juvenile Crimes & Penalties Your Child May Suffer

Aside from having your child suffer a health issue or fatality, there is nothing worse than watching them get into trouble with gangs, drugs, or violence and having to deal…
drunk driving DUI Defense
April 1, 2019

DUI Laws Tightening Up: Do I Get to Call an Attorney if I am Arrested for Drunk Driving?

2018 brought a significant increase in DUIs in California, and fatalities related to drunk driving. Thinking along the lines of other states like Utah, recent news shows that California politicians…
kleptomania Shoplifting
March 28, 2019

Five Signs You May Be Suffering from Kleptomania

Chances are, retailers in California are not going to look the other way if they see someone shoplifting, even if they are suffering from kleptomania. With statistics showing an 11…
stoned Drug-related charges
March 21, 2019

The Legal Consequences of Driving Stoned in California

As the laws revolving around marijuana have relaxed significantly in California, it is jarring to think of people who have been or were in prison for many years after a…
shoplifting Shoplifting
March 20, 2019

Shoplifting May Point to Mental Health Issues

Even the smallest of ‘innocuous’ actions can be considered—and are—shoplifting. That tiny something at the dollar store? The sugary treat your little one ate out of the candy bin while…
first time offense DUI DUI DefenseUncategorized
March 19, 2019

How Much is a First Offense DUI Going to Cost Me?

You may have heard that even a first offense DUI will cost you $10,000 by the time you are finished with the ordeal. While being arrested and convicted for driving…
white collar crimes Uncategorized
March 18, 2019

The Five Most Common White Collar Crimes in the US

You may have pictured white collar crimes as normally restricted to wealthy citizens who got caught with their hands in the cookie car—and white collar prisons as gated country clubs;…
domestic violence arrest Domestic Violence
March 17, 2019

Did You Get Played? The Domestic Violence Arrest Can Be Confusing

If you have been accused of domestic abuse, you may be in a very confusing situation after a domestic violence arrest. While such instances can be terrifying for the victim,…
defining domestic violence Domestic Violence
March 15, 2019

Defining Domestic Violence—and How the Laws May Affect You in an Altercation

Being arrested can be a difficult experience, along with defining domestic violence in the face of an altercation which may have escalated and become not only out of control, but…
marijuana laws Drug-related charges
March 14, 2019

California: Will New Marijuana Laws Allow My Record to Be Expunged?

Perspective on marijuana has changed enormously in the past two decades, especially with legalization of medical marijuana and now the emergence of legalized recreational marijuana, with clean-cut dispensaries and ‘budtenders’…
gang members Gang-related crimes
March 13, 2019

Parents of Gang Members: Understand What Consequences Your Minor Child Could Face

While California is lauded as an incredible place to live for so many reasons, with beauty in scenery, architecture (movie stars!), and a laid-back lifestyle topping the list, there are…
stalking Domestic Violence
March 12, 2019

Domestic Violence in California: What Constitutes Stalking?

Stalking has become a much more common word these days describing the advances of an unwanted suitor—or any individual—and especially with the freedom afforded by the internet to find out…
interlock ignition device DUI Defense
March 11, 2019

After the DUI: Living with an Interlock Ignition Device

If you were convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) once, or on multiple occasions, you may have been doubtful that you were ever going to get your license back—even…