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About thetorranceattorney

Matthew Ruff is a Torrance criminal defense attorney located near the 405 freeway on Crenshaw Blvd. Focusing on DUI and serious criminal cases for over twenty years. In addition to criminal cases, Matthew also defends clients at the DMV.

Do I Need A Hit and Run Attorney?

If you were involved in a hit and run there are many things you need to know.  First, the crime of leaving the scene after an accident is defined in California Vehicle Code 20001.  The offense is committed when you … Continue reading

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Can a Domestic Violence Case be Dismissed?

The answer is yes, in many cases.  Domestic Violence charges are some of the toughest cases to defend because prosecutors are very aggressive in pursuing the allegations.  Most District Attorneys understand that these cases are capable of becoming more serious … Continue reading

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Judicial Profile: Judge Rene Gilbertson in Torrance

The Honorable Rene Gilbertson is a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge. She was elected by the voters in 2018 and was appointed by the Governor so that she could start early rather than wait to begin her assignment in 2019. … Continue reading

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What is Revenge Porn?

Cyber revenge or revenge porn has been defined as the posting of illicit pictures of another person without his or her consent, often as retaliation following a bitter breakup between partners.    In California and throughout the nation Cyber Revenge … Continue reading

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Can A Person Commit an ADW if the gun is unloaded?

Can a Defendant in a Criminal Case commit an ADW with an unloaded gun? In order to answer this question we must first understand the legal elements of the crime of ADW Firearm. The legal definition of California assault with … Continue reading

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What is the Normal Punishment For a DUI in Torrance?

Sentences for a first offense driving under the influence vary throughout California Courts, some Courts are more lenient than others. Torrance tends to be somewhere in the middle, not the toughest, but certainly not the most sympathetic to drunk drivers. … Continue reading

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Vote For Sydne Michel For Judge

Redondo Beach City Prosecutor Sydne Jane Michel is running for Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, Seat 16.  Here is why we need her as a Judge: First of all Sydne is experienced.  Too many Judges lack the experience necessary to … Continue reading

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