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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

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

Airport Courthouse Criminal Defense Strategies

The Airport Courthouse in Los Angeles prosecutes felonies and misdemeanor cases in the surrounding community.  There are several prosecuting agencies that prosecute out of the Airport Courthouse.  The Santa Monica City Attorney and Los Angeles City Attorney prosecute misdemeanor cases in their respective courtrooms.  If you are arrested for any misdemeanor in Santa Monica, youContinue Reading

How to Reduce Your Bail in a Criminal Case

There are a number of ways to get your bail reduced in a criminal case.  Often times the arresting agency will arrest a suspect for a felony.  Bailing out on felony charges can be extremely expensive.  I have often witnessed individuals arrested on felony cases with felony bail set by the arresting agency, only toContinue 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