May 12, 2007 | Wallin & Klarich

On January 12, 2007, DUI Court was implemented at North Justice Center. This is a project that Orange County has already undertaken in the Harbor Court with much success. The goal is to enhance public safety through the reduction of recidivism in DUI driving. The program is very tough on offenders. The DUI Court program requires offenders to undergo treatment for substance abuse in conjunction with education, judicial monitoring, formal…

Drug Possession Defense | PC 11350 If you or someone you know has been charged with drug possession in California,…

Understanding Burglary Charges and Defense | California PC 449  Burglary is a crime that involves entering a building or structure…

Preventing and Addressing Wrongful Convictions in Southern California: The Importance of DNA Evidence Did you know that California leads the…

Self-Defense Laws: When Can You Use Force To Protect Yourself?  Self-defense is a legal concept that allows you to use…

Can Eavesdropping Be Illegal? Eavesdropping is the act of secretly listening in on a private conversation without having permission to…

When Does Petty Theft Become A Felony? Petty theft generally applies to shoplifting instances. Petty theft is the taking of…

Is Prank Calling Illegal?  Prank calling can seem like harmless fun, but depending on what’s said, it may turn into…

Is Embezzlement A Felony? Everything You Need In California, embezzlement is a serious criminal offense and can lead to heavy…

What this Means for Criminal Defendants and their Attorneys Last year, Ted Stevens, the 85-year-old former Senator from Alaska was…

Everything You Need To Know About Concurrent vs. Consecutive Sentences Concurrent sentences are usually handed down when multiple criminal offenses…

Top 5 Most Common Crimes in Los Angeles In recent years, Los Angeles has seen a rise in crimes all…

Appearing in Court? Everything You Need To Know Appearing in court can seem like a burdensome and intimidating process, but…

In 2015, petitioner Adnan Judeh Nijmeddin was convicted of murder, attempted voluntary manslaughter, assault with a deadly weapon, and possession…

AB 1306, also known as the HOME Act, seeks to protect immigrants by preventing California prisons from handing them over…

Although juries are meant to be impartial, individuals often carry hidden biases or prejudices. This can make it difficult for…

California’s Current Law on Employee Background Checks  Existing California law regulates the use of criminal history information in hiring and…

In order to protect elderly persons and dependent adults, the Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act was expanded…

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón took office in December of 2020. Since then, he has faced two recall bids,…

Due to concerns over police brutality and misconduct in recent years, many civilians have taken to recording interactions with law…

What Are Drug Diversion Programs?  In criminal law, a diversion is an alternative to criminal prosecution and incarceration, allowing first-time,…

With the recent rise in gun violence, Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law two bills allowing individuals and state…

What Was California’s Emergency Bail Schedule?  Beginning in April 2020, the Los Angeles Superior Court adopted an emergency bail order…

What Is California’s Three Strikes Law?  In 1994, California enacted the Three Strikes law. In essence, this law punished repeat…

California’s Prostitution Laws  Prostitution, also known as the "world's oldest profession," is the act of engaging in sexual activity for…

The Case of Vega v. Tekoh  The case of Vega v. Tekoh involved a sexual assault investigation at a medical…

What Is Proposition 57?  In November of 2016, California voters passed Proposition 57, changing the way that juveniles could be…

The Science Behind Sleepwalking  Sleepwalking is a parasomnia, or sleep disorder, that affects about 20 percent of people throughout their…

California’s Existing Controlled Substances Law  Currently, California law prohibits possessing or using certain controlled substances. In severe cases, violation of…

In People v. Murphy, the California Court of Appeal considered whether there was sufficient evidence to find implied malice in…

The short answer to this question is Yes, for state court cases. A recent ruling by the Supreme Court has…

The California Court of Appeal discussed the issue of whether California’s ban on semiautomatic rifles for young adults violated the…

What Happened in Uvalde, Texas?   On May 24, 2022, a deadly massacre took place in Uvalde, Texas. A gunman entered…

9th Circuit Court of Appeals recent holding that habeas corpus applicant was required to show prejudice for a Brady violation…

The issue in People v. Speck, a decision published on February 2, 2022, by the California Court of Appeal, Third…

If you were convicted of an Orange County DUI, your sentence will most likely include a period of time on…

With New Exceptions, Employers Can Mandate That Employees Get Vaccinated With an increased presence of the delta variant of covid-19…

Supreme Court Conservative Majority Makes a U-Turn On Life Sentences Without Parole For Juveniles   Due to the recent Supreme Court…

Domestic violence crimes continue to be a major issue in California across all socio-economic and age groups.  According to the…

In August of 2020, a divided panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided in the case of Duncan…

Are Gun Stores Essential During the Coronavirus Pandemic The short answer is it depends! Gun sales across the country have…

A California Supreme Court decision could have major implications for a law requiring psychotherapists to crireport patients who, in the…

After spending 36 years in prison for being falsely convicted of murder, Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins, and Andrew Stewart have…

Sixty percent of people arrested in California never face a criminal charge. According to one study, as many as 48,000…

The California Supreme Court has issued a decision which strictly limits a prosecutor’s ability to convict a defendant of attempted…

A felony conviction in California means that the person convicted will not only spend time in county jail or state…

When it comes to criminal justice reform, California likes to do things differently. The past few years have seen changes…

Under California law a defendant who has been convicted of a serious or violent felony and has previously been convicted…

If a warrant has been issued in your name you may have a lot of questions. Wallin & Klarich has…

In California, crimes are classified as either an infraction, a misdemeanor, or a felony. If guilty of an infraction, you…

In the United States, California stands out for its expansive gun laws that constantly evolve to be forward-thinking while attempting…

Beverly Hills and 24 other local governments sued on Friday to overturn a ruling that allows licensed cannabis delivery statewide.…

As one of the largest cities in the United States, Los Angeles is prone to widespread crime of varying types.…

One of the major changes to the law that took effect in 2019 is the revised felony murder rule. Previously,…

“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” The Eighth Amendment to…

Last year, Senate Bill 10 (SB 10) was signed into law by then-governor Jerry Brown. When it was set to…

The U.S. House of Representatives changed dramatically during the 2018 mid-term elections, leaving the Democrats as the majority. With this…

Facial recognition. Retinal scans. Fingerprint sensors. These used to be the kinds of technology you would only see in a…

When your loved one is arrested, you will probably be worried and it may be difficult to think straight. You…

The number of arrests made in California is at the lowest it has been in decades, according to a report…

If you are convicted of a felony offense, serving felony probation may be a more favorable option than serving a…

For many people in southern California and across the world, Disneyland holds a special place in their heart. Thousands of…

California Governor Jerry Brown only has a few months left in office, but he is using his remaining time to…

In 2016, California passed a law that allowed concerned family members, roommates and law enforcement officers to petition the court…

Imagine you are at the park on a weekend afternoon, enjoying a picnic with your family. A few yards away,…

Street vendors have long set up on the streets of California cities to sell bacon-wrapped hot dogs and other food…

The Constitution rights to remain silent and to an attorney are critical tools in the defense against criminal charges. Every…

When you ask a criminal defense lawyer what penalties you will face for a crime, the answer you will receive…

In California, minors as young as 14 can be subjected to the adult criminal justice system if they are charged…

There was a 17.4 percent increase in the number of hate crime events reported in 2017, according to a report…

Last year, California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and then-Secretary of Department of…

California has attempted to distance itself from the Trump Administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration. Since President Trump took office, California…

Over the past few years, California voters and lawmakers have passed legislation aimed to reduce the prison population and focus…

What is the job of a police officer? Is it to arrest those who commit crimes or is it to…

Have you been convicted of a felony in California or been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor sex offense that…

In 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a landmark bill allowing doctors to assist certain patients in committing suicide. The…

Everyone knows that a criminal conviction comes with consequences that could include jail or prison time and expensive fines. What…

Every year, millions of Californians break the law.   Placing bets on March Madness brackets and office Super Bowl pools…

When Donald Trump became president, his administration made it a priority to crack down on illegal immigration and detain undocumented…

During various festivals in countries like China, Brazil and India, it is common to look up and see hundreds of…

For many, Stephon Clark was the last straw. In March, police who were responding to a 911 call regarding a…

While President Donald Trump’s Administration has taken a hardline stance against illegal immigration, the state of California has passed laws…

Companies like Ring make doorbells that allow video and audio to be recorded when motion is detected near your front…

The recent school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida has sent shockwaves throughout the country and sparked a…

Under California Penal Code Section 273.5, the crime of inflicting corporal injury on a spouse is defined as using physical…

Federal immigration authorities recently issued a directive stating that they plan to enter federal, state and local courthouses to make…

While visiting his parents on break from the University of Pennsylvania, 19-year-old Blaze Bernstein, who identified as gay, was reportedly…

Lawmakers introduce new bills every year meant to protect citizens. However, one recently proposed law meant to protect the environment…

Your child is accused of breaking the law while at school. The police arrive and begin questioning your child. Using…

Over the past several years, California lawmakers have been overhauling the state’s criminal justice system in an effort to reduce…

If you are arrested, there will be a record of your arrest regardless if you are convicted of the crime.…

In 2010, California began what is being called the “justice reform era.” That is when new legislation, voter-approved initiatives, and…

California will make sales of recreational marijuana legal on Jan. 1, 2018. So, when the law takes effect, what happens…

On Jan. 1, 2018, hundreds of new laws will go into effect in California, and they will impact every citizen…

There’s an expression that “two wrongs don’t make a right.” However, U.S. lawmakers may not be following that old saying…

Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, businesses in California will be able to apply for a license to sell marijuana. Recently, the…

In recent years, California has passed several laws that essentially give people who are convicted of low-level crimes a second…

California is strict when it comes to gun laws. For instance, using a gun in any way during the commission…

Every day, people get arrested for domestic violence after having an argument with their spouse. Many people accused of domestic…

California’s bail system could soon see significant changes after a year-long study recently concluded with a recommendation that monetary bail…

Something about the story did not add up. That was the conclusion police came to after interviewing Richard Dabate shortly…

The Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects you from incriminating yourself. However, the Fifth Amendment does not apply to…

Innocent people are convicted of crimes far too often. Ed Easley is one of those people. In 1993, Easley was…

California has been dealing with the issue of prison overcrowding for the past several years. During that time, the state…

It is safe to say that most people have an expectation of privacy when it comes to sending messages and…

Recently, we’ve seen that sports can spark controversy. NFL players have taken knees and locked arms during the national anthem…

Earlier this year, under President Trump’s aggressive immigration policies, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents began keeping a watchful eye…

The California Department of Justice recently released its annual report on crimes. For the year 2016, several notable trends were…

After you are arrested, the court will typically assign bail. Bail is a monetary payment made by the defendant in…

Dumped in a lake. Dissolved in acid. Fed to pigs. In movies and TV shows, murderers often find creative ways…

If you are accused of a crime, you may expect to lose certain rights. However, you may not expect law…

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could change the future of sports betting. The court…

Nobody wants to go to jail. You will have little opportunity to contact your family and friends, and you will…

Gun control has long been a controversial topic, but the conversation has become even more heated with the rise of…

In 2016, California voters allowed a number of laws that aimed to strictly regulate firearm and ammunition purchases within the…

It’s no secret how much President Trump loves taking his message directly to the public through his Twitter account. Recently,…

In November 2016, California voters approved Prop 64, making the recreational use of marijuana legal in the state. However, this…

In 2015, a terrorist attack in San Bernardino left 14 people dead. The shooter used assault rifles to kill his…

You might not think lying about who you are is a big deal, but in California you can get into…

Six out of ten. That is the number of people who are arrested and held on suspicion of committing a…

California is gearing up for an immigration showdown with Washington. A new bill, which recently passed through the State Assembly,…

Immigration has been a major issue concerning President Donald Trump’s administration. Since Trump took office, the number of immigrants detained…

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office recently came under fire after it was discovered that prosecutors were using a secret…

Over the next few months, California’s juvenile justice system could undergo a number of important changes that would better protect…

What happens when you are convicted of a crime you did not commit? Would you serve out the sentence even…

If you witness a crime being committed, you will likely call the police or inform nearby authorities. While doing this,…

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents – both in uniform and in plain clothes – have recently made arrests inside…

The expectation most people have is that a person who is arrested for a crime will be removed from the…

Social media allows us to share the most compelling moments of our lives. All too often, those moments include fist…

California gun laws are extremely complex and can be difficult to understand. You have the right to own firearms, but…

The legality of firearm possession for people who have committed crimes in California is often a difficult issue. If you…

In a fair criminal justice system, the guilty are punished and the innocent are set free. Unfortunately, our system is…

Visiting the doctor can be an intimidating experience, especially when your doctor is using complex medical terms that you don’t…

Typically when a person is arrested and sent to jail for a crime in California, their reaction is to hire…

Khairullozhon Matanov could have said nothing. Instead, the 24-year-old taxi driver voluntarily told police what he knew about his friends…

All lawyers have an ethical responsibility to vigorously advocate for their client. In California, a lawyer must put his or…

If you are like most people who use Facebook, you probably enjoy reading about the good things that happen in…

You may reason that, since your children have drunk alcohol with friends, they would be a lot safer if they…

As of 2011, there were more than 100,000 residents in California nursing homes, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. If…

If you spend any amount of time online (and we know you do because you are reading this article), you…

Assault with a deadly weapon is one of the most serious crimes in California. Under California Penal Code Section 245,…

Hate crimes have recently become a persistent issue across the country. As the number of crimes based on race, religion…

The 2017 legislative session is underway and California lawmakers have introduced a flurry of proposed laws. Many of the proposed…

In 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown signed nearly 1,000 pieces of legislation into law. Many of these new laws went…

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. This means that police cannot search…

In 2015, the number of violent crimes in California rose by 10%. Although the overall crime rate remained lowest in…

Law enforcement agencies, including FBI and the local sheriff use various methods and strategies to spy on individuals whom they…

With constantly advancing technology and the increasing number of internet users, the number of internet crimes committed has also increased…

When you use your cellphone, you probably expect the information on it to stay private. You certainly don’t think that…

Mariza Ruelas only wanted a recipe for a cake. Now, the single mother of six faces a year in county…

Credit cards are a convenient way to pay for pretty much anything. Many of us don’t think twice about handing…

Whether you are charged with a serious crime or contesting a traffic ticket, there are rules you need to follow…

On Nov. 8, California voters can choose to vote for or against Proposition 64, which would legalize recreational marijuana use…

When you have been convicted of a crime, you may lose certain rights. You could lose your right to own…

Nearly 10 years ago, a law that was passed in California made it illegal for people to use their cellphones…

An ongoing scandal involving the Orange County District Attorney’s Office has led California lawmakers to pass a new law. Beginning…

Wallin & Klarich, A Law Corporation is proud to announce that the Southern California Defense Blog has been nominated for…

You may think fighting your traffic ticket seems like a waste. You may feel “a cop says I was speeding,…

If you’ve ever heard the term “juvenile hall,” you know there is a difference between adult criminal courts and the…

The Fourth Amendment protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures. This protection requires law enforcement to seek a warrant or…

In the criminal justice system, there is almost always a way for you to get a second chance. If you…

California is taking a big step toward combating the growing 3D-printed gun market. 3D printing has rapidly gained in popularity…

California’s stance on gun control is changing drastically. Several new laws that were recently passed place more restrictions on how…

“If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.” This expression is often used in reference to criminal cases…

California lawmakers are pushing several new bills that will address how the state punishes sex crimes. If passed into law,…

You get into an argument with your roommate, and he decides to move out. After he leaves, you are still…

Persons convicted of sex crimes against children are often required to stay away from parks and playgrounds as part of…

Video games, increasingly looked at as a way to have fun by people of all ages, is quickly becoming a…

Recently, the nation was fixated on the light punishment for 20-year-old Stanford student Brock Turner, who received a sentence of…

Could a law designed to prevent computer fraud unintentionally make criminals out of millions of Americans who use services such…

You’ve just committed a crime, but you dropped your smartphone while you were doing it. Now the police arrive to…

If you are convicted of a crime and placed on probation, you will be required to follow certain terms and…

Davontae Sanford was 14 when he was sent to prison for murders he did not commit. When he was 23,…

California has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country. Recently, the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals…

It is against the law to carry a loaded firearm on your person or in your vehicle while in public…

Every weekday, you send your children off to school, trusting that they will behave themselves, and if they misbehave, the…

In California, prostitution is an act that many politicians and lawmakers are trying to better understand. As it stands, someone…

Many people use social media networks like Facebook and Twitter to connect with friends, provide updates on our lives, and…

You lost your wallet, and therefore your driver’s license. Not to worry though; you’ve secured a ride with your friend…

In California, there are many laws in place to help prevent and punish drunk driving. Despite the efforts of lawmakers…

If a proposed set of bills is signed into law in California, it could drastically affect how many people are…

Nyjah Huston is just 21 years old and already is at the top of his profession. Huston is one of…

When you have been driving for a while, it is easy to slip into some habits in the way you…

First-time DUI offenders in all of California may soon be required to install an ignition interlock device (IID). Lawmakers are…

California is one of a small number of states that allows for the use of medical marijuana. This may lead…

Have you ever been to a party that’s gotten out of hand? Everyone is having a good time and suddenly…

It is common knowledge these days that any given online profile on LinkedIn or Facebook might contain false information. It…

From early on in this nation’s history, the U.S. Supreme Court has consistently held that the Fourth Amendment includes protections…

Ever since California voters passed Proposition 47 into law in 2014, law enforcement and others have been quick to blame…

Corruptio optimi pessima. Roughly translated, the Latin phrase means, "Corruption of the best is the worst." The phrase is often…

Being interrogated by the police can be a frightening experience. Officers and detectives are well trained in the art of…

Many drivers dread the sight of a police car in the review mirror, hoping the sudden flashing of lights and…

If your phone has dropped a call or lost service while you were in Anaheim, it might seem like it…

President Obama recently announced that he will issue a series of executive orders to address prison reform following recommendations from…

In 2002, Steven Spielberg directed Tom Cruise in the movie Minority Report. Spoiler alert: the movie’s plot focused on a…

In one of the stranger bits of news to start 2016, Sean Penn, the Academy Award-winning actor and director, secretly…

There is a Latin phrase that many attorneys learn in law school: “post hoc, ergo propter hoc.” Basically, that phrase…

For those who have never been convicted of a crime, it is easy to think of probation as a mere…

It has been famously said that ignorance of the law is no defense. With that in mind, the lawyers at…

If you’re arrested for a crime, you’re probably wondering how much jail time you could be facing. You hear all…

Gender equality is a common topic of discussion in modern times. But one area of gender equality that deserves more…

In November 2014, California voters decided that the state’s classification of some crimes as felonies was overly harsh and needed…

Marijuana is becoming legal in more states, including in California. But this is causing an issue on the road. Although…

There is almost no category of criminal offenses that is as universally despised as sexual offenses. At the mention of…

It has become routine. You apply for a job, and your potential boss asks you for permission to conduct a…

Driving under the influence (DUI) is a crime that most of us associate with alcohol. As anyone who has ever…

The term “violent crime” is thrown around a lot, but few people understand that it does not simply refer to…

After a long day at work you decide to head to your local bar to relax with a few drinks.…

Recently, former NBA star Lamar Odom was hospitalized after being found unresponsive at a brothel in Nevada. Authorities obtained a…

If you are a regular reader of this blog you are undoubtedly familiar with the jailhouse snitch scandal that has…

Under current law, law enforcement cannot simply search your or your property in most cases. In order to conduct a…

A potential law regarding the use of drones in California was vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown, but the debate over…

A California Appeals Court recently ruled that a criminal defendant’s right to social media information is outweighed by and protected…

SB 333 is a proposed law being sent to Governor Brown that seeks to increase the current penalties against those…

When you are placed under arrest, you have certain rights. One of the most important rights you have is the…

All lawyers are held to strict ethical standards and bound by laws in California. District attorneys are no different. Prosecutors…

Falsely yelling “fire” in a crowded movie theater is one of the few items not covered under free speech laws…

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) recently conducted a large-scale operation across the southern half of California, taking more…

After seeing crime decrease for many years in California, violent crime rates are on the rise in 2015. In fact,…

The city of Richmond, California has started a unique program to attempt to decrease gun violence. The program is run…

Few inconveniences in life are as annoying as receiving a traffic fine. Sure, you know you’ve done something wrong; but…

According to a recent report by the Crime Prevention Research Center, the number of concealed carry permits issues in the…

Any time Timmy fell into the well, we could count on his dog Lassie to alert the proper people in…

Residents of Los Angeles County may soon be subject to additional gun regulations under a local ordinance that would require…

When Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bills 109 and 107 in 2011, more commonly referred to as “prison realignment”, many…

In 2012, voters passed Proposition 36, which aimed to reduce the harsh punishment imposed on those who received a third…

Recently, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Crime Laboratory began its official rollout of a new fingerprint identification system. Known as…

While most users’ Instagram pages consist of snapshots of gourmet meals, tropical vacations, and #nofilter selfies, other individuals have instead…

The legalization of marijuana is a constantly debated issue in California. Possessing marijuana for medicinal purposes can now be legal…

In August 2014, California passed a “kill switch” law requiring all smartphones sold in the state to include built-in remote…

A recent study by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) showed that California was the number one state for car…

According to a recent report by the Daily Journal, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office has decided to amp up…

Mike Brown of Ferguson, Missouri. Tamir Rice and Tanisha Anderson of Cleveland, Ohio. Eric Garner of Staten Island, New York.…

A new law allows drivers in California to fight their traffic tickets before being required to pay citation fees and…

Generally, the 4th Amendment requires police to get a warrant to avoid an illegal search. However, the 4th Amendment as…

When the family members or friends of an inmate accept a jailhouse call, they will likely have to acknowledge a…

Search warrants have been a part of our criminal justice system since this country was founded, but when the Fourth…

False confessions are a serious problem in our criminal justice system, particularly for young people under 18 years old. According…

Nearly half of all nursing home residents across the country have experienced abuse, and nearly all (95%) have been neglected…

Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (or LEAD) is a growing pilot diversionary program originally implemented in Seattle and now being used…

According to a recent report by the LA Times, California is experiencing a backlog of mentally ill and developmentally disabled…

You have just gotten home from a long, difficult day at work. You are at a point where you can…

A new ballot initiative in California could make using a public restroom awkward for most and very expensive for many.…

California’s Penal Code 626.9, also known as the California Gun Free Zone Act (the Act), was enacted in 1995 to…

A hallucinatory drug has been rising in popularity since the ban of bath salts. Reports say the drug, called Flakka,…

If you have been living in California for the past few years, you know that one of the biggest problems…

The recently passed Prop 47 changed some felony and wobbler offenses to misdemeanors, but local jails continue to feel the…

The trial of mass-murderer Scott Dekraai, who killed eight people in a Seal Beach beauty salon in 2011, should have…

Serving time in jail or prison will not excuse you from your financial obligations. However, often weeks, months or even…

It is a heart-breaking story. A 29-year-old woman learns that she has terminal brain cancer. Her doctors tell her that…

Last year, California adopted a new approach to sexual assault cases that happen on state-funded college campuses. The new law…

Rarely does the state of Utah find itself leading the nation. In fact, the state was the last in the…

We have all seen crime dramas on television. The cops interrogate a suspected criminal for hours until the suspect finally…

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament didn’t get the nickname “March Madness” just from its tendency to produce shocking results. The…

Before Bruce Jenner was famous for living in front of the camera on “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” he was…

Police departments in California are utilizing new cloud-based software that helps law enforcement agencies predict where criminal activity will occur.…

Many police agencies in California are beginning to implement the use of body cameras on officers, and this has led…

You’re probably aware that texting while driving is illegal in California. But, if you text while driving, you need to…

Today’s date is March 16, 2015. Please take specific note of the last four digits, 2-0-1-5, which signifies the year…

To touch a child for the purposes of sexual gratification is often referred to as "lewd and lascivious conduct." Under California…

Rumors have recently surfaced regarding the existence of video footage allegedly depicting NFL star Dez Bryant committing an act of…

Los Angeles is launching a system targeted to stop a growing epidemic of hit and run incidents and arrest those…

Laws regarding driver’s licenses have been around in the U.S. for more than 125 years, starting in 1910 when New…

You have been arrested for a drug offense because the cops found drugs on you and claimed they were yours.…

Is human behavior genetic or a result of the environment a person is raised in? The nature versus nurture debate…

If you are wrongfully accused of assault with a deadly weapon in Riverside under Penal Code section 245(a), you're probably…

Since it passed in November, Proposition 47 has changed a lot more than just the sentences for some low-level, non-violent…

In the past, we have shared stories involving criminals who have posted pictures or made comments related to their crimes on…

"Sexting" and Child Pornography "Sexting" is a term that refers to the sending of lewd or sexually explicit text messages…

What do you think would happen to you or your case if you show up late to a court hearing?…

Following grand jury decisions not to indict police officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, many…

Senior drivers are now the fastest growing demographic of licensed drivers. In fact, it is estimated that at least 25…

In 2010, American entrepreneur Travis Kalanick founded the ride-sharing app, Uber. Today, Uber is used in over 50 countries and…

The U.S. Supreme Court recently decided to hear the case of Dennys Rodriguez v. United States of America.1 The issue…

The recent deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have placed police tactics…

A study published recently in an issue of Science Magazine entitled “Summer Jobs Reduce Violence Among Disadvantaged Youth” showed that…

Recently, a Reddit user posted that the Guardians of Peace (GOP) had hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment.1 Within days, news media…

In 2014, both California and the nation saw a huge number of changes in criminal law and a wide range…

The lives of child actors often become cautionary tales about the fleeting nature of fame and fortune. Amanda Bynes, once…

After a night at the bar with your friend, your friend realizes he is too intoxicated to drive you home.…

Recently, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in the first case that seeks to limit an individual’s right…

Recently, actor Mark Wahlberg filed a petition to the governor of Massachusetts to request that he be pardoned for an…

When reporters for the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) began looking into the number of the police officer-involved homicides that occur…

Undocumented immigrants are now eligible to apply for California driver’s licenses.1 The immigrants must be California residents and provide the…

In the latest challenge to California’s strict gun laws, Tracy Rifle and Pistol, along with three other gun dealers, are…

Put yourself in this scenario for a moment: After a long day at work, you come home where you want…

California is seeing record declines in violent and property crimes. Statistics from the FBI and the California Department of Justice…

In 2012, the U.S. Justice Department funded a research report that revealed some startling attitudes toward the crime of rape…

Prior to February 2014, California gun laws prevented law-abiding citizens from obtaining a concealed carry permit unless they were able…

A recent report shows that hit-and-runs involving vehicle-bicyclist collisions are on the rise in Los Angeles County. Between 2002 and…

In a recent California state court ruling, the First District Court of Appeal determined a the law that permitted police to…

For the past 20 years, few men have cast a shadow over the music industry that looms quite as large…

Think of all the technological innovations over the last two decades that we use to stay connected to each other…

Defense attorneys can be a creative lot, and that has often led to a cynical view of the legal profession.…

Given the proliferation in use of high-tech portable electronic devices as well as wider access to the Internet, it probably…

The consequences of having a California restraining order granted against you can be severe. If a restraining order is filed…

The Department of Justice considers four types of crimes to be violent crimes. These crimes are: Murder Aggravated assault Rape…

Prior to legally purchasing a firearm in California, you must first abide by a series of rules and regulations. These…

Imagine yourself riding as a passenger in a car. You decide to eat a can of SpaghettiOs for lunch. Not…

If we were to take music lyrics literally, we would have to believe that Eminem's ex-wife is somewhere at the…

Should a woman face criminal prosecution for child abuse if she smokes, uses drugs, or drinks during pregnancy? That is…

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If you are involved in a car accident, you might panic and leave the scene. You may have been in…

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As you sit anxiously in the, crowded, gloomy courthouse waiting for your case to be called, you glance at your…

Remember the days of asking a celebrity for an autograph? If you spotted a Hollywood actor or famous musician, you…

With the November election approaching, prosecutors and defense attorneys are turning their attention to a ballot measure that will reduce…

In order to be sent to jail or prison in California, you must be deemed mentally competent, the California Court…

According to a recent California Court of Appeals ruling, anyone who is convicted of domestic violence in California will receive…

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Generally, communications between a defendant and his lawyer are supposed to be confidential. However, recent reports suggest that prosecutors have…

You are arrested for hit and run and the police have you in the back of their car. You are…

If you are in prison, you probably have a good reason to contact an attorney. Often, the only way for…

For the past two weeks, the eyes of the country have been fixed upon Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St.…

The city of San Diego introduced a "split sentencing" program in an effort to reduce the number of repeat criminal…

Did you hear the one about the guy from Oregon who thought it would be a good idea to taunt…

The advancement of the Internet has led to a wave of new crimes. While technology improves rapidly, the law has…

A major breakthrough in the rehabilitation process for criminal offenders was reached recently when new budget legislation was signed by…

In California, drivers who are pulled over on suspicion of DUI can refuse to have their breath tested. When a…

A bill that would have begun regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries in California and required dispensaries to get state licenses…

**Update: After the passing of Proposition 47, a misdemeanor charge for personal possession of cocaine is punishable by a maximum…

Whether we are waiting in traffic, stuck at the bank, or spending an eternity at the DMV, waiting in line…

Recently, a Santa Ana man's life sentence for a murder conviction was vacated in Orange County Superior Court due to…

Recently, police officers in Rialto, California took part in a controlled study. The study had them wear a small camera…

Have you ever been offered an opportunity to assist in a crime? Perhaps a friend or family member asked for…

More than 46,000 federal drug offenders could be eligible for sentence reductions after the U.S. Sentencing Commission recently approved a…

Recently, a San Fernando Valley-based independent driver for the rideshare service Uber was arrested after being suspected of criminal activity…

Corona del Mar (CdM) High School is reacting to a lawsuit filed by the family of a student who was…

A federal judge in Orange County has ruled that California's death penalty is unconstitutional because it violates a person's right…

When you are making phone calls on your cellphone, should you expect your identity to be private? The U.S. Supreme…

The on-going saga of Donald Sterling's public meltdown took another bizarre twist recently when his estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, sought…

The U.S. Court of Appeals is currently deciding whether the police need a warrant to put a GPS tracking device…

Recently, the California Supreme Court ruled that police departments must give the names of officers involved in on-duty shootings. The…

Most of us have done it. With smartphone cameras' ability to take forward-facing pictures, we've snapped one or two (or…

The city of Carson has proposed a ground-breaking city ordinance that would impose much stricter punishments on school bullies and…

An elaborate hoax in Scotland involving Google Street View has highlighted the use of third-party satellite images in criminal cases.…

Prompted by the recent shooting rampage that claimed the lives of seven residents of Isla Vista near the campus of…

In Modesto, the family of a mentally challenged teen filed a federal lawsuit against the Modesto Police Department for coercing…

DNA is like a fingerprint. Police can link you to a crime scene by matching a DNA sample left behind.…

An estimated 15% of inmates held in Los Angeles County's massive jail system require some kind of mental health care.…

Prosecutors have long relied on the testimony of an eyewitness to a crime to prove a defendant guilty at trial.…

Aside from years of rigorous legal study and passing the infamously difficult California Bar Exam, new lawyers in the state…

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ruled that police officers no longer need a warrant to search a person's vehicle. Before…

It was recently reported that Major League Baseball (MLB) knowingly purchased stolen documents relating to Alex Rodriguez's involvement with Biogenesis,…

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently voted to approve a new $2 billion plan to rebuild the downtown…

Recently, Orange County became the first county in California to implement court-ordered treatment for the severely mentally ill. The new…

The city of Carson has decided to take a stand once and for all against bullying. A newly introduced ordinance…

In a statement on April 18, California Governor Jerry Brown announced that he would be granting pardons to 63 individuals.…

When you are in danger, you expect the police to protect you; when someone is breaking the law, you expect…

In a recent California appellate case (case number G047199), a gang member lost an appeal of his 50 years to…

The protection against unreasonable search and seizures is established by the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Law enforcement…

The Boy Scouts of America is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States today with over 2.7…

California Penal Code section 16470 defines a "dirk" or "dagger" as a knife or other instrument that is readily capable…

The Supreme Court of the United States recently heard a California case regarding the Fourth Amendment right to be free…

The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that Justin Bieber, the teen sensation with a rocky criminal history as of…

On June 10, 2011, Sean Harrington was observed sitting in his car by a federal park ranger in a nonpublic…

If you have been convicted of a federal crime, there is a chance that your sentence could be shortened or…

On April 13, 2014, a routine airport trip for a San Francisco 49ers linebacker took a drastic turn. According to…

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If you are arrested or charged with a crime, we strongly suggest that you do not talk to the police…

In California, in order for a police officer to legally search a car without a warrant, he or she must…

A lawyer from Santa Maria is on a mission to curb restrictive laws passed in California communities affecting the daily…

A recent decision by the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal has returned bad news for a defendant seeking…

The California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) released a report on April 2, 2014 recommending significant changes to California's "one…

Many people find it exciting or even necessary to update their "friends" on their daily activities through social media outlets.…

Being pulled over by the police is not a pleasant experience. Even if you have nothing to hide, you can…

Picture this: You are driving down the street, your favorite song is on the radio and you've caught the attractive…

35-year-old actor James Franco, famous for his roles as the gay lover of Harvey Milk in the feature film "Milk"…

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides you protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. Law enforcement must obtain…

A recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals (Murray v. Shriro D.C. No. 2:03-CV-00775-DGC) gives us a look…

Getting pulled over by the police can be a nerve-wracking experience. You can become anxious, tense and may not be…

After being charged with a crime, you are often faced with making the decision between asking for a public defender…

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has endorsed a proposal that would lower federal sentencing guidelines for defendants convicted of certain…

On March 4, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to ban electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, in workplaces and public…

Laser pointers are useful tools for professors in the classroom and fun for people to play with outdoors. We may…

Over the past three years, California's prison system has seen major changes. Since taking office as governor of California in…

When a defendant is convicted and ordered to serve a period of probation, the court, not a government agency, sets…

Using your cell phone in any way while driving in California has been illegal since 2011. California Vehicle Code Section…

On a violent night in June 1996, suspected drug dealer Robert Cleveland and his wife Monique were brutally shot at…

In a recent California Supreme Court case (case number S189577), a court found that a person selling alcohol to a…

If you have been granted probation, it means the judge determined you were eligible to have a term of custody…

When a child does something wrong, many parents believe in disciplining the child through spanking or some other form of…

In 1995, aspiring law student Stephen Glass began his journalism career with a position at The New Republic Magazine. Shortly…

Overcrowding in State Prisons Produces Overcrowding in County Jails California's failure to meet the 2014 deadline set by a federal…

A federal appeals court voted to overturn California's concealed weapons laws, saying they violated the Second Amendment right to bear…

In a recent California criminal case, a court affirmed that a criminal threat does not have to be made directly…

A bill recently proposed in California would introduce "affirmative consent" into state law. The new bill, SB 967, would require…

Attitudes toward any sexual behavior involving minors are very intolerant. However, minors account for 12% of all rape incidents and…

Lawmakers in California are proposing legislation that would require an "anti-theft protection" feature installed in smartphones and tablets sold or…

A conviction is not necessarily the end of the line when it comes to the criminal justice system. You may…

If a man pushes a woman, she can file for a restraining order. But if a woman pushes a man,…

After deliberating for nearly three hours on Thursday, a jury found that Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Craig Richman…

If you are arrested, the first thing you will probably think about is how quickly you can be released from…

Being expelled from a school district can have major implications on your child's life. If your child is facing expulsion…

Reckless driving is a misdemeanor in the state of California. According to California Vehicle Code Section 23103, "a person who…

On Jan. 1, California Assembly Bill 16 (AB 16) went into effect, amending Penal Code Section 273.5 (corporal injury on…

While you may feel that your obligations to your significant other end when the relationship is over, this may not…

You may not be aware of this but there are many people who advertise themselves as lawyers when in fact,…

As Californians enthusiastically welcome the New Year, they must also prepare to embrace a wide-range of new laws that went…

Last week, California Governor Jerry Brown proposed a state budget which included a number of policy proposals intended to rectify…

As has been reported by a number of media outlets nationally, L.A. County sheriff's arrived at Justin Bieber's Calabasas, Calif.…

If you have more money than God and you can do just about anything you want with it, what would…

A California defendant was recently faced with the summary revocation of her probation by the county probation department. In this…

The Fourth Amendment protects individuals against unreasonable searches and seizures. However, Fourth Amendment protection applies only to unreasonable interaction between…

If you are convicted of murder in Riverside County, there's a chance that you will be sentenced to death. Despite…

There's no question that social media has had a significant impact on how we communicate with each other. Sadly, terrorist…

An undocumented immigrant in California will be allowed to obtain his law license despite his illegal immigrant status, the California…

If you are going through a complex legal process, it is important that you choose an attorney who you can…

In Russia, he was an easy target because of his sexual orientation. After being attacked several times in his home…

There are times in criminal cases where a person will enter a plea of nolo contendere, or "no contest." This…

The California Supreme Court is debating whether or not to make any conviction for possession of child pornography a crime…

Brady v. Maryland 373 U.S. 83 (1963) was a landmark United States Supreme Court case in which the prosecution had…

Do Californians need stronger protection regarding their cellphone privacy? That is the issue currently before the Public Utilities Commission. California's…

If you plan a robbery and someone dies, you can be convicted of murder even if you did not take…

California law describes "child endangerment" as willfully causing, inflicting upon or permitting a child to suffer unjustified physical or mental…

Have you ever heard young people asking "Have you seen Molly?" You should know that they aren't talking about the…

For most crimes in California, the prosecutor must file a complaint against a defendant within a specified amount of time.…

If you live in California and you've received a speeding ticket or you have been convicted of a driving-related crime,…

In Riverside County, there have been 1,252 reports of automobile theft so far this year. In addition, there have been…

If your child consistently fails to attend school, he could be forced to wear a GPS tracking device to monitor…

Have you or someone you know just been arrested for possession of cocaine in Orange County? If so, contact the…

If you have been arrested for elder abuse in Ventura County, you need to speak with an attorney from Wallin…

A charge of criminal threats in Los Angeles can have serious and long-lasting consequences if you are convicted of this…

If you have been charged with domestic violence in Ventura County, you are facing very serious consequences if convicted of…

Earlier this year, 13 Los Angeles United School District employees were charged with embezzlement for stealing thousands of textbooks from area…

"What I would give for a second chance." Have you ever found yourself throwing this thought around in your mind?…

California already imposes some of the country's strictest gun control laws. On Oct. 10, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed the…

California state senator Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) introduced Senate Bill 569 requiring videotaping interrogations during this year's legislative session. The bill…

Do you pick up your pet's waste when you take it for a walk? Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge…

According to annual reports, Murrieta ranked far below the national average in every category used to calculate criminal statistics. Thus,…

Penal Code Sections 368(d) and (e) (PC 368(d)-(e).) state that anyone who steals, embezzles, defrauds or forges documents pertaining to…

Have you been charged with check fraud in Newport Beach? The experienced attorneys at Wallin & Klarich are able and…

If you are accused of murder in Orange County, it could take more than six years for your case to…

When making sentencing calculations, courts must take into consideration presentence custody credits. First, a court must consider whether people are…

There have been many attempts in recent years to grant special driver's licenses to illegal immigrants in California. On Jan.…

Your first misdemeanor DUI conviction in California could cost you $16,000, according to an article in the LA Times. A…

Publishing nude photos online with the "intent to cause serious emotional distress or humiliation" violates a revenge porn law signed…

If you are convicted of a sex crime in California, you will likely be required to register as a sex…

You can go to jail for falsely telling law enforcement that your significant other beat you up. In California, it…

An immigrant who is seeking to obtain federal immigration benefits from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and…

California Governor Jerry Brown has come up with another plan to delay a reduction in prison overcrowding. Rather than to…

California Gov. Jerry Brown has until mid-October to act on a bill that would require law enforcement to videotape interrogations…

California law prohibits the unlawful use of force or violence against another individual. However, when such violence or force is…

When it comes to soliciting minors for sex, California law is strict and comprehensive. Many people think that you must…

Being a teenager is tough. There's so much peer pressure these days. Growing up and identifying as a lesbian, gay,…

The most common question criminal defense lawyers get asked is, "Why defend the guilty?" At Wallin & Klarich, we believe…

On the car ride home from school, your child informed you that he is facing expulsion from his elementary school.…

Recently, the Second Appellate District of the California Court of Appeals ruled that people convicted of assault and battery under…

Medical marijuana patients and caregivers may possess only that amount of marijuana that is reasonably related to the patient's current…

Recently, a panel of three judges with jurisdiction over the California state prison population announced that the state must take…

Recently, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced an "update" to its policy requiring prosecutors to provide defense attorneys…

You recently threatened to shoot someone outside of a convenience store if he did not drive you to a specified…

Owners of medical marijuana clinics may be charged with unlawful practice of medicine (California Business & Professions Code Section 2052)…

In California, the battle continues over the legality of medical marijuana dispensaries. Front and center is the issue of the…

While driving home from work, you were cut off by another driver. You decided to follow the other driver into…

At a recent family party, you spent time "catching up" with your 17-year old niece. You considered your behavior to…

A skilled California criminal defense lawyer can present several potential defenses to a stalking charge including: The threat was not…

At least eight people – ranging in age from 15 to 30 – were arrested on vandalism and other charges…

Cyberstalking is the act of threatening, annoying or harassing someone over the Internet with the intent of intimidating or leading…

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If you have dealt with or are currently facing a drunk driving charge in Southern California, you are probably aware…

You were recently driving through a residential area of Corona del Mar at 2:00 AM on a Friday night. Despite…

Many individuals often use the terms "assault" and "battery" interchangeably. However, these terms do not refer to the same crime,…

An Orange County man has been sentenced to one year in federal prison after he admitted to stealing the identities…

Protests nationwide over the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman are continuing. Six female jurors in Seminole County had the option…

Recently, the California State Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement officials can seize a package smelling of marijuana without first…

Recently, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) brought federal lawsuits against car manufacturer BMW and retailer Dollar General. The…

On June 27, 2013, the United States Supreme Court announced that it will grant review of Paroline v. U.S., 12-8561,…

Why is George Zimmerman on trial for murder? We can only blame the Florida prosecutors pursuing the case if an…

According to the OC Register, more than 100,000 visitors packed into Newport Beach, California to celebrate the Fourth of July…

You recently attended a friend's birthday party and had a few drinks. You made certain to control your alcohol intake…

At Wallin & Klarich, we always tell our clients to NEVER speak to the police. Unfortunately, many individuals often make…

Will I be able to apply for citizenship if the Governor's Pardon is granted? An individual who has a prior…

Following a breakup with your long-term girlfriend, you emailed her to see how she was doing. You initially sent a…

Introduction According to California Penal Code 803(g), a "criminal complaint may be filed within one year of the date on…

You were recently arrested for allegedly carjacking a vehicle. In California, the 2013 Uniform Bail Schedule states that the bail…

On June 3, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Maryland v. King that police may collect your DNA sample…

Recently, one of our experienced Wallin & Klarich attorney saved his client from receiving a driver's license suspension and probation…

Our Wallin & Klarich client recently avoided jail time after his lawyer negotiated reduced charges for possession of a gambling…

Embezzlement is defined by Penal Code 503 as a fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom the property…

You are a 17-year old high school student. After class, you are hanging out by the basketball court. You notice…

Having a clean criminal record is important to you for several reasons. You may be seeking gainful employment or a…

On May 14, 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that all states drop the legal limit for a DUI…

An indecent exposure charge can have long-lasting severe consequences on your life. Not only is your freedom at stake but…

California treats crimes involving child pornography very seriously. If you are accused of possessing child pornography under California Penal Code…

You were arrested for hiring a prostitute and now are fearful of the potential consequences. Perhaps you hired her off…

If one of your loved ones is serving a "three strikes sentence" and wants to be released or be more…

It is never a good idea to speak to the police without a lawyer. Many people incorrectly believe that the…

If you are charged with a crime, the biggest question on your mind is, "Am I going to jail?" The…

There are a number of severe punishments associated with a second DUI, a violation of California Vehicle Code (VC) Section…

California has one of the harshest stalking laws in the country. Those accused of stalking face harsh penalties that can…

If you face allegations for driving under the influence of alcohol or a drug for the second time within 10…

Many people think that they will automatically be sentenced to jail time if they are convicted of a felony. That…

California has a "zero tolerance" policy for juveniles who are found to be guilty of DUI. If you are juvenile…

So you spend three years and pay over $100,000 in tuition to get through law school. You put your life…

Under California Business and Professions Code section 4324, you can be charged with forgery if you falsely write a prescription…

California Penal Code Section 647(f), commonly known as public intoxication, is a misdemeanor that can lead to jail time. Therefore,…

Crimes against the elderly have been increasingly reported and prosecuted in recent years. Prosecutors in Riverside are now armed with…

California Penal Code section 503 defines embezzlement as "the fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom it has…

Being a victim of child molestation can negatively impact you for the rest of your life. Fortunately, under California law,…

What is an expungement? Under California Penal Code section 1203.4, a person who was convicted for a crime and satisfied…

It is not a crime for you to be drunk in a public place. According to California Penal Code section…

Under California Penal Code section 243.4 it is illegal to touch an intimate part of another person against his or…

Lewd conduct as defined under Penal Code Section 647(a) is any touching of your own or another person's genitals, buttocks…

Indecent Exposure Charges in Orange County Under California Penal Code Section 314, it is illegal to willfully and lewdly expose…

If you have been arrested for sexual assault, your first step should be to contact an experienced Fullerton Wallin &…

Under California Penal Code Section 288a, it is a crime to commit an act of oral copulation with a minor.…

Rape is a serious crime and a conviction can carry harsh penalties. The Riverside Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys at Wallin…

Several alternatives instead of jail exist for meth possession cases in Ventura. California Penal Code 1000 and Proposition 36 are…

Under California Penal Code section 647.6, it is illegal to annoy or molest any minor under the age of 18…

Statutory rape charges in Orange County Under California Penal Code 261.5 it is illegal to engage in sexual intercourse with…

Under California Penal Code section 311, possession of child pornography is a felony offense. If you are convicted of this…

If you are facing charges for cocaine possession in San Bernardino, your San Bernardino Wallin & Klarich attorney can help…

California Penal Code section 192(c) defines vehicular manslaughter as driving a vehicle with ordinary negligence that results in the unlawful…

Do not let anyone tell you that Deputy District Attorneys always play by the rules. Some Deputy District Attorneys will…

Murder cases are not easy to prove. In fact, prosecutors and the police do everything in their power to convince…

Rape is a very serious crime in California. Rape is defined as an act of sexual intercourse with someone accomplished…

Under California Health and Safety Code section 11364, the sentencing and punishment for possession of narcotics paraphernalia in Orange County…

Under Health and Safety Code Section 11351, a charge of possession for sale of cocaine in San Bernardino is a…

Possession of a Controlled Substance in Los Angeles California Health and Safety Code section 11350 makes it illegal to possess…

Under California Health and Safety Code section 11364, it is illegal to possess any device, instrument, or paraphernalia used for…

If you have been charged with possession for sale of methamphetamine in Orange County, under Health and Safety Code Section…

Child custody orders are very strict, and you face severe penalties if you don't follow these court orders. However, that…

The Ventura Criminal Threats Defense Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have been successfully representing clients charged with criminal threats for…

The Los Angeles Drug Paraphernalia Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have over 30 years of experience handling possession of drug…

A Domestic Violence Restraining Order is a temporary court order that a judge will issue for an initial 15-21 days…

According to the California Department of Justice, robbery is considered a violent crime. The Department of Justice describes the following…

If you have been charged with giving a criminal threat under California Penal Code section 422 you face the possibility…

San Bernardino Corporal Injury on Spouse Defense Attorneys The San Bernardino corporal injury on spouse attorneys at Wallin & Klarich…

A charge of domestic violence in Orange County can completely change your life. A conviction has long-lasting repercussions that can…

Manslaughter in San Bernardino The California Penal Code section 192 defines manslaughter as the crime of killing another human being…

Prosecutors in Los Angeles treat involuntary manslaughter very seriously and a conviction carries long-lasting consequences. If you or someone you…

The consequences for any violent crime are severe, but the penalties for murder can be life ending. These cases can…

Facing a murder charge is possibly the hardest thing a person could ever do. The legal process combined with the…

If you find yourself accused of gross vehicular manslaughter in Los Angeles you will want to hire a Los Angeles…

The answer is yes. Having an attorney can dramatically impact whether or not the judge grants you custody of your…

Under California Penal Code section 4852, the court can issue an order declaring that a person convicted of a felony…

The procedures for the two systems also differ significantly. If you have been charged with a federal crime, you need…

What is Elder Abuse? Under California Penal Code section 368, it is unlawful to willfully cause unjustified physical pain or mental…

Under California Penal Code 273.5, it is unlawful to inflict a corporal injury that results in a traumatic condition upon…

Under California Penal Code Section 245, it is unlawful to use a deadly weapon or force likely to produce great…