Many people don’t realize that confessions can be involuntary, coerced, or false. People imagine that the only possible reason why someone would ever confess to a crime is if they are guilty of one. Nothing could be further from the truth. Almost every wrongful conviction involves some form of false confession. Even the courts know…

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One of the options we have for helping you with your criminal defense matter is to pursue a pretrial diversion program. Here in Los Angeles, there are four programs that we might be able to take advantage of if you meet the eligibility criteria for one of the programs. Here’s what you need to know…

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The “insanity defense,” or the M’Naghten Rule, plays a huge role in television portrayals of criminal defense law. But how much of a role does it really play in a California criminal case? And is it a good defense? It’s certainly invoked. In 2021 a man accused of fatally shooting two people inside of a…

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There’s nothing more frightening than being the subject of an arrest. Many people believe it will never happen to them, but it can happen to almost anyone. People make mistakes. Some get falsely accused. While you can only be arrested in specific circumstances, it is absolutely vital that you know exactly what to do if…

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If you are suspected of committing a low-level misdemeanor or infraction in Los Angeles you won’t necessarily be brought to jail. LAPD has the option to offer a “cite and release” instead. When a police officer issues a cite and release, they charge you with the crime and then release you on your signed promise…

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