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Adolescent Brain Development as a Defense

Can an adolescent’s brain development or lack thereof be a defense? Three general differences between juveniles under 18 and adults demonstrate that juvenile offenders cannot reliabl be classified among the worst offenders.  First, any parent knows…juveniles lack maturity and have an underdeveolped sense of responsibility much more so than adults.  Moreover, juveniles are overrepresented statisticallyContinue Reading

Being Proactive with Domestic Violence Charges

THE PHONE CALL Being investigated for any domestic violence related offense can be very stressful.  A minor argument or verbal altercation in an already fragile marriage or relationship can lead to a felony case being filed.  Whether it is your romantic partner or a well-meaning neighbor, one phone call to the police about a domesticContinue Reading

Metropolitan Courthouse DUI Attorney

If you or a loved one has been arrested for a DUI and are ordered to appear in the Metropolitan Courthouse in downtown L.A., then you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible.  If arrested for a DUI you generally have 10 (TEN!) calendar days from the date of your arrest to requestContinue Reading

Los Angeles Criminal Courts …..Simplified

Criminal courts can be intimidating and unfamiliar to many people.  In fact, the closest many people have gotten to a criminal courtroom is through television. In criminal courts each side is generally represented by a lawyer.  The prosecutor is usually a City Attorney or District Attorney.  The criminal defendant is usually represented by a lawyer fromContinue Reading

Sex Offenses by Errol Cook

Perhaps the most difficult and challenging cases to fight when you are innocent are sex offenses.  Once the alleged victim points the accusatory finger at you, then the public will perceive you as guilty even if you are innocent.  The stigma of being wrongfully charged can cause considerable stress for you and your family. TheContinue Reading