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  • Hit and Run Statistics in Los Angeles

    Hit and Run Statistics in Los Angeles

    Nationwide vs. Los Angeles Hit and Run accidents in Los Angeles have been steadily rising over the last decade. In fact, a whopping 50 percent of all traffic accidents reported in Greater Los Angeles are categorized as “hit and run”. Compared to the rest of the nation’s 11 percent, it is safe to say it... Read More »
  • Forensic Evidence and the “CSI Effect”

    Forensic Evidence and the “CSI Effect”

    What is Forensic Evidence? Categories of Evidence: A criminal defender can be confronted with many different types of evidence when defending a case: Evidence from people: police report, incriminating statements, confession from the client, statements by victims, witnesses, etc. Physical evidence: material evidence such as a document, a gun, a strand of hair, deleted computer... Read More »
  • What is a ‘Motion to Suppress’ Evidence?

    What is a ‘Motion to Suppress’ Evidence?

    ‘Motion to Suppress’ Weakens the Prosecution’s Case You are innocent until proven guilty in a criminal case, even if you know you are guilty. A motion to suppress evidence is a request by the defense asking the judge disallow or ‘throw out’ specific evidence well in advance of trial. If the ‘motion to suppress’ is... Read More »
  • Why You Should Never, Ever Talk to the Police

    Why You Should Never, Ever Talk to the Police

    You Have the Right to Remain Silent All over the state of California, prison and jail cells are filled with innocent people wrongly convicted of crimes they did not commit, and many of them will spend the rest of their lives regretting the day they agreed to talk to the police. Unfortunately, not every person... Read More »
  • Case Study:  Alleged Sexual Battery PC 243.4(a)

    Case Study: Alleged Sexual Battery PC 243.4(a)

    Facing: Felony Sexual Battery with Prison Yesterday I went to a preliminary hearing on a count of PC 243.4(a)- Sexual Battery by Restraint. This code section requires a sexual touching while the victim is restrained. Although it was a “wobbler“, which means it can be charged both as a felony or a misdemeanor, the District... Read More »
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