Criminal Defense Attorney Blog in Los Angeles, CA

Statements to Child Protective Services Can Be Used Against Defendants

  • Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
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It should go without saying that if you are a suspect in a crime, you should never talk to the police without an attorney (or at least consulting with an attorney), but what happens if you are in Los Angeles…

How Does Bail Work in a Federal Criminal Case?

  • Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
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I am frequently asked if it’s possible to bail someone out of federal custody as you would do it in state court. The short answer? Yes, you can bail out, but it’s a very different process than in state court….

What to Do If You Are the Target of a Federal Search Warrant

  • Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
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If you or a loved one recently received a federal search warrant, your head is probably still spinning from what just happened to you. This is especially true if you weren’t arrested and federal agents just showed up at your…

Culver City and Inglewood Gentrification Means Police Crackdowns

  • Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
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It’s no secret that Los Angeles is rapidly gentrifying, some parts are fully changed other parts are in rapid transition. I want to focus for a minute on Culver City and Inglewood and what that means for law enforcement and…

Vacating a Criminal Conviction for Immigration Purposes

  • Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
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In 2016, the California State Legislature created a new law that allowed a defendant in a criminal case – even if she or he is no longer in custody – to petition the court to vacate their conviction on the…

United States Supreme Court Upholds “Dual Sovereignty” in Federal and State Criminal Cases

  • Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
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The Supreme Court of the United States, in Gamble v. United States, affirmed the longstanding principle of “dual sovereignty” jurisdiction in criminal cases. Simply put, this means that if you’re charged with a crime in federal court, you can also…

What Is the Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP)?

  • Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Inmates with a history of substance abuse may qualify for the Residential Drug Abuse Program, a program to treat addiction and possibly lessen prison time.

Can I Bring Weed in My Carry-on at LAX?

  • Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Yes. In California, you can bring small amounts of weed to LAX and put it in your carry-on. But don’t do it. Here’s a breakdown on why.

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