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Monthly Archives: August 2011

If You Are Being Investigated About a Crime or are Being Charged With a Crime in Riverside County, Don’t Talk to the Cops.

If You Are Being Investigated About a Crime or are Being Charged With a Crime in Riverside County, Don’t Talk to the Cops.

I defend DUI charges in Riverside County, and as I was waiting for my client’s DUI case to be called, I overheard another defendant discussing her DUI charge with the judge at her pretrial hearing.  This defendant stated that she was in fact not under the influence while driving.  The D.A. looked at the defendant’sContinue Reading

If You’ve Had a Traffic Ticket Referred to GC Services in LA County, Beware: GC Services Will Lie to You

I fight a lot of traffic tickets in LA County. If you are given a traffic citation and don’t do what it tells you to do, i.e., you fail to pay it or fail to appear in court on the date the citation tells you to, then your ticket will be referred to GC ServicesContinue Reading

Registered Sex Offenders and Your Rights as a Landlord or Tenant

Recently, I spoke about discrimination in screening tenants and in the landlord-tenant relationship. Any prohibited rental discrimination practice normally may be effectively redressed under California state law – the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, and/or the California Unruh Civil Rights Act. A discrimination claim can usually only be upheld when the discrimination is againstContinue Reading

Getting Your Record Cleared

Sealing Juvenile Records Generally, whether your juvenile criminal case was heard in the Long Beach Courthouse, Inglewood Courthouse, Downey Courthouse or Orange, your juvenile criminal records will appear on your criminal record. On your 18th birthday, you will be eligible to petition to have your juvenile records sealed. Upon being sealed, no one can accessContinue Reading

Fullerton Police Department: The Lies Caught on Tape

As a criminal defense attorney, sometimes it can be easy to think that our cases effect only our clients and that the facts of a case will never be significant outside of that client’s life. But other times, a case has greater significance than you could have ever guessed. This past July, I was privilegedContinue Reading