Hearsay and Out of Court Statements in California: What your Criminal Defense Attorney Needs to Know

By: Wallin & Klarich

You’re charged with a crime. Does victim identification always have to be confirmed in court? The answer is not always. In California one of the exceptions is in California Evidence Code 1240. That allows some out of court statements of a witness where the statement was made spontaneously while the declarant was under the stress …

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Rapper Coolio Charged With Cocaine Possession and Will Likely Seek Representation by an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

By: Wallin & Klarich

An article in the Los Angeles Times describes the arrest and charging of rapper and actor ‘Coolio’ with battery and possession of cocaine after a run-in at the Los Angeles International Airport. The well known entertainer allegedly grabbed a screener’s arm to prevent the search of his luggage, which allegedly uncovered rock cocaine. Coolio’s real …

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California Hearsay and Out of Court Statements in Criminal Courts

By: Wallin & Klarich

You’re charged with a crime. Does a victim identification always have to be confirmed in court? The answer is not always. In California one of the exceptions is in California Evidence Code 1240. It allows some out of court statements of a witness where the statement was made spontaneously, while the declarant was under the …

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Chris Brown Restraining Order

By: Wallin & Klarich

Chris Brown was charged with two felony counts of assault and making criminal threats against singer, Rihanna, on March 5, 2009. When he appeared in court, the judge ordered a protective order; Chris Brown must not molest, annoy, harass, make threats, or have any negative contact against anyone. Rihanna’s attorney was present and stated that …

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Los Angeles Murder Conviction Overturned

By: Wallin & Klarich

Judge Throws Out A Nearly 30-year-Old Murder Conviction After Finding Prosecutorial Misconduct. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge tossed out a nearly 30-year-old murder conviction. Judge David S. Wesley found that the prosecutors had violated the defendant’s rights and withheld evidence from defense attorneys. In his ruling, Judge Wesley said that attorneys for Adam …

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California Criminal Defense Attorneys Dismantle Prosecution’s Case

By: Wallin & Klarich

Don’t accept the police narrative Recently, one of my clients was charged with assault with a deadly weapon in California. According to the police report, my client stabbed the alleged victim for without provocation and was the apparent aggressor in the case. A few hours after the incident, the alleged victim was in the hospital …

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Felony Assault and Solicitation Charges against LA Police Office

By: Wallin & Klarich

LAPD officer charged with soliciting sex and sexual assault in Los Angeles to a young west LA woman Officer Russel Mecano was charged Tuesday November 4, 2008 with one misdemeanor count of solicitation of prostitution and felony counts of sexual battery by unlawful restraint, penetration by a foreign object by a public official, and penetration …

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Assault with Deadly Weapon Charges against School Janitor

By: Wallin & Klarich

Accused of Pistol-whipping, Janitor is charged with Assault with Deadly Weapon Often times, anger and bitterness can lead to outrages acts. It is extremely important to realize that although we may consider ourselves calm and collected people, life may throw something unexpected our way and there’s no telling how we might react. Such was the …

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