Monthly Archives: March 2011

No Contest Plea to a Domestic Violence Charge For Gibson

The actor with great movies under his belt pleaded no contest today for a battery involving domestic violence.  The conviction means that Mel will be unable to own or possess any firearms for at leats 10 years, and have to … Continue reading

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The City of Hawthorne Announces 25 Arrests in Prostitution Sting Operation by Police

Over two dozen people were arrested over the weekend as part of a crackdown on prostitution in Hawthorne , police said today.   Arrested were 11 suspected prostitutes, one suspected pimp and 13 alleged “johns,” officials said. Increased enforcement began Feb. 21 … Continue reading

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What is an Expungement?

Many people find themselves in the unenviable position of having to disclose criminal convictions to employers when applying for jobs.  Fortunately, the law gives many relief from the embarrassment and humiliation of having to endure a criminal blemish on their … Continue reading

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Police in Southern County Arrest over 10 in Organized Shoplifting Ring

Recently, a sheriff in a small county in the southern state of florida announced they cracked a theft ring involving nearly a dozen perpetrators.  The bust yielded nearly a million dollars in stolen goods.  The investigation was spearheaded by a … Continue reading

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What is Public Intoxication? (via Views From a Torrance Criminal Defense Attorney)

Informative, concise explanation of the law Recently, the crime of public intoxication, otherwise known as drunk in public, has garnered significant media attention with the report that rock star Christina Aguilera was arrested and jailed in Los Angeles for the offense.  Many … Continue reading

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What is Petty Theft?

In California the crime of theft is broken down into many subcategories.  Among the most common are those of petty theft and grand theft.  The pubic offense of petty theft is statutorily defined in the codes under Penal Code section 484.  The heart and soul of … Continue reading

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What is Public Intoxication?

Recently, the crime of public intoxication, otherwise known as drunk in public, has garnered significant media attention with the report that rock star Christina Aguilera was arrested and jailed in Los Angeles for the offense.  Many do not understand the definition of … Continue reading

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