Monthly Archives: June 2011

LAX Screener Arrested For Stealing Luggage

No one is immune from prosecution when it comes to allegations of theft at the airport.  The TSA employee was charged with the theft of over thirty thousand dollars of passenger property, was booked and bailed out today pending a … Continue reading

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Torrance Police Department Starting DUI Checkpoints Early

Checkpoints for DUI suspects are being started up just in time for the busy summer tourist season.  Police arrested nine motorists in the beach cities for allegedly driving under the  influence (DUI) during a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint last week. The  much anticipated … Continue reading

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I Was Arrested By The El Segundo Police, Why is My Case in Torrance Court?

The Torrance Court serves the entire South Bay of Southern California.  Most arrests by the El Segundo police are sent to the LAX Courthouse, however, many times the arrest may take place in Manhattan Beach when an El Segundo officer follows … Continue reading

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A Criminal Attorney in Torrance Discusses Whether to Bail

Very often a suspect in a criminal matter will be in a position where they have to either bail out or wait to get released by a judge pending trial for an arrest. In these situations the accused will often … Continue reading

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Redondo Beach Criminal Defense Attorney Explains An “O.R.” Release

A person charged with a criminal case does not always have to post bail.  Pursuant to current California law, a misdemeanor defendant in custody at the time of arraignment is entitled to an own-recognizance (OR) release unless the court makes … Continue reading

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Manhattan Beach Juvenile Attorney Discusses the Importance of a Social Study in Juvenile Court

Juvenile Law in California requires a number of steps before a minor can be sentenced for a criminal offense.  One of the requirements is the preparation of a “social study” that must be made available to the Court prior to … Continue reading

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In Petty Theft Prosecutions Does There Have To Be A Video?

As a local Torrance Criminal Defense Attorney I am often retained to defend folks for the crime of shoplifting or petty theft. In these cases the store usually presents a video tape of the incident to prosecutors as part of … Continue reading

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