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Gang Members Charged in Canoga Park Murder

Why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Three Canoga Park men believed to be members of a Latin street gang have been hit with various California murder charges stemming from a December 22, 2008 shooting outside Canoga Park Bowl, a neighborhood bowling alley.

Richard Bordelon, 21, Martin Sotelo, 23, and a third 15-year-old suspect are being prosecuted for the shooting and killing of James Shamp, a 48-year-old worker at the bowling alley. Bordelon and Sotelo are being charged with one count of murder and conspiracy to commit a crime because of race as well as one count of attempted second-degree robbery stemming from a separate incident. Sotelo was also charged with one count of unlawful driving or taking of a vehicle and one count of evading an officer. The 15-year-old suspect was charged in Juvenile Court with intentionally committing murder because of race, street gang killing and discharging a weapon.

All of the above charges are serious felony matters. They require an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. When you or a loved one are accused of serious felony charges, especially when one of the defendants is a juvenile it can be an extremely complicated case to defend. Should you ever find yourself in a similar situation and facing serious felony charges and a possible prison sentence, it’s extremely important that you retain an experienced California juvenile defense attorney to help you. Experience is always a great indicator of the competence and reliability of your defense attorney.

Wallin & Klarich has over 30 years of experience and have criminal defense attorneys standing by at all times to take your call! Call 1-888-749-0034 and speak to one of these experienced defense lawyers and qualified attorneys that will be able to counsel and guide you through your case and properly represent you when you need it most. For more information visit our website at www.wklaw.com.

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Wallin & Klarich was established in 1981. Over the past 32 years, our law firm has helped tens of thousands of families in their time of legal need. Regardless of whether our clients faced criminal or DUI charges, the loss of their driving privilege, or wanted to clean up their criminal record, we have been there to help them.