Monthly Archives: September 2014

New Case Upholds Search Of Cellphone In Torrance Case

As a local Torrance Criminal Lawyer I see many cases that cause concern for practitioners. This is one of them, in this opinion the person was unlawfully searched by Torrance cops based on new law, however, the appeals Court let … Continue reading

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Court Rules A Person’s Sexual Orientation Irrelevant In A Criminal Case

Whether a criminal defendant is gay or lesbian is of no bearing in a criminal case in Long Beach or anywhere else say the California Court of Appeals. In this current appellate opinion released this week the justices make clear … Continue reading

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Impeaching A Witness With Prior Bad Acts

‚ÄčThe admissibility of any past misconduct for impeachment in a criminal case is limited at the outset by the relevance requirement. To be relevant, an uncharged offense must tend logically, naturally and by reasonable inference to prove the issue(s) on … Continue reading

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Should I Hire A Lawyer For My DUI In Torrance

An arrest for drunk driving can be scary and worrisome, particularly if you have a California drivers license and need to drive for work. In today’s society employers conduct background checks for prospective applicants so it is very important to … Continue reading

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Redondo Beach Will Soon Prosecute Hermosa Beach Cases In Torrance Court

Yes, the rumors are correct. The Redondo Beach City Attorney has finalized an agreement with Hermosa to prosecute all misdemeanor offenses and code enforcement cases within its borders. The service agreement reportedly will cost Hermosa 200,000.00 per year as part … Continue reading

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Misdemeanor Battery Results In Firearms Ban

California has its own tough restrictions on firearms when a person is convicted of criminal acts, the federal ban is even tougher. In this case the convicted defendant sought to restore his rights to own and possess a gun in … Continue reading

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Prosecutors May Access Police Disciplinary Records

It is well settled that the prosecution in a criminal case has duty to disclose exculpatory information to the defense. That includes acts of a police officer that may constitute moral turpitude. In this recent appeals court case, the justices … Continue reading

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