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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

Will getting my new case dismissed make my probation violation go away?

I practice criminal defense in Los Angeles, Orange County, and everywhere else in Southern California.   Like a true Sureno, I handle everything south of Bako.   A question that comes up quite is bit deals with clients facing a probation violation in connection with a new case.     The most common scenario involvesContinue Reading

Celebrities and Special Court Treatment

Celebrities and Special Court Treatment   If you have been following the court trials of the rich and famous over the past couple of years, you may feel that being a celebrity allows a defendant special treatment because of their status in popular culture. Often times, media reports suggest that because of a defendants perceivedContinue 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

Clearing Your Record by Attorney Errol Cook

Getting a job is difficult in the current economy.  Employment searches are made even more difficult if you have a criminal record.  This problem can be easily remedied by filing for an expungment (clearing your public criminal record).  Many people erroneously believe that once an expungment is granted that your record is cleared.  The truthContinue Reading