Archive for Arrest and Detention

What You Need to Know About Bail

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are considering bail in California, before you call a bail bond company to get yourself or your loved one out of jail, call a qualified criminal defense attorney. A bail bondsman will gladly take your money, but it…

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Should My Child Talk to the Police?

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

The bottom line is this: If your child is being questioned about being involved in a crime, he or she should not talk to the police without first consulting a qualified juvenile defense attorney.

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School Officials Believe Rosary Beads Are Gang Symbol

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

A guest blogger, criminal defense attorney Andrew Bouvier-Brown, comes to us this week with his take on a bizarre incident in which a Colorado high school student had his rosary beads confiscated by school authorities. Why? They believed that the rosary,…

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Gladys R. Hearing: When Young Children Are Accused of California Crimes

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

Police officers in Milledgeville, Georgia arrested and handcuffed a six-year old who was throwing a tantrum in her kindergarten class. Not surprisingly, the arrest received national media attention. Could this happen in California? Perhaps. Nothing prevents school officials from calling…

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Juvenile Residential Burglary in Adult Cases

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

Residential burglary is one of the many controversial aspects of California’s three strikes law, especially how it is used in juvenile offenses.  Many attorneys believe that since residential burglary is not a “juvenile strike” under Welfare and Institutions Code 707(b), that there…

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Teen Charged With Burglary in Pasadena

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

Pasadena Star News is reporting that a teen was caught in a suspected residential burglary in Pasadena last night. If this case stays in juvenile court and is charged as a “strike”, there could be serious long term consequences.

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What Happens At A Juvenile Detention Hearing?

Jerod Gunsberg, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer

Your child’s first court date in a Los Angeles County Juvenile Court is a Detention Hearing and Arraignment. This article explains what happens at this hearing for both the child and the parent.

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