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Understanding Bail in a Criminal Case

It is extremely important to understand the factors in deciding bail prior to your court date.  Bail is governed by the Bail Schedule for the respective county in which the crime is alleged to have occurred.  Factors in the setting of bail are controlled by the California Penal Code Section 1275. Factors in reducing, increasingContinue 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

How much will my ticket cost if I hire a Los Angeles traffic ticket lawyer?

Is it worth the money to hire a Los Angeles Traffic Ticket Lawyer?   This is a question I get asked everyday in my office.  Some people will call and beat around the bush, others get right down to the point and just ask.  If my LA traffic ticket costs $500, why would I payContinue Reading

Low Cost Expungements by Errol Cook

Clearing your criminal history in the current economy may give you a leg up in the employment arena.  Low costs expungements are relatively easy to do depending on the charge you were convicted of.  A low cost expungement is fairly simple if the charge was a mild misdemeanor and the expungement was part of theContinue Reading

Matt Barnes fails traffic ticket 101-If you ignore a ticket, it just gets worse

Former Los Angeles Laker power forward Matt Barnes got hooked up yesterday by the Manhattan Beach Police Department.  Barnes has posted $51,000 in bail (that’s likely about $5k to a bail bond company for those of you keeping score at home) and he is now a free man again.   Barnes is also currently aContinue Reading