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Get Honest Advice from a California Homicide Attorney

December 18, 2016

Police and prosecutors feel a lot of pressure to secure convictions on homicides, which is one of the reasons they are sometimes overly aggressive in pursuing a suspect. You may have had your rights violated via illegal searches or illegal interrogation methods. Witnesses may have been pressured even if they’re not totally sure of what […]

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Why You Should Never Trust a Public Defender on a Los Angeles Drug Trafficking Charge

December 9, 2016

Any charge of drug trafficking is bound to be complicated. It will require sophisticated, specific legal arguments that a public defender simply won’t know. Through no fault of their own, they are always overworked, and many times they’re simply jaded after years of working as a public defender. With a charge of drug trafficking in […]

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Dealing with a domestic violence charge? Get the help you need now at El bufete de abogados Mattern

August 7, 2015
Dealing with a domestic violence charge? Get the help you need now at El bufete de abogados Mattern

If you’re facing a domestic violence charge in Los Angeles CA, it’s essential that you act right away. A domestic violence charge can have a permanent impact on your life if a conviction is issued, so it’s important to do everything in your power to prevent that from happening. The first step is to get […]

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5 Important Pretrial Motions that Could Help Win Your Case

July 25, 2015
5 Important Pretrial Motions that Could Help Win Your Case

Make sure your criminal defense attorney is experienced enough to use motions correctly. Your criminal defense attorney is responsible for a lot more than arguing your case skillfully in front of a jury. Before the case ever gets to that point, they have many opportunities to take actions that can help set the stage for […]

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What You Need to Know about Prop 47 and Shoplifting Crimes

July 22, 2015
What You Need to Know about Prop 47 and Shoplifting Crimes

Prop 47 could keep felony charges off the table in your shoplifting case. It’s been less than a year since the voters of California passed Prop 47, and this new law has already helped thousands of individuals. If you are facing accusations of shoplifting, it could help you too. What is Prop 47? Prop 47 […]

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Should You Testify at Your Criminal Trial?

November 15, 2014

You should not make a decision on whether to testify at your criminal trial without first carefully weighing both the advantages and disadvantages of doing so. When you arrive at a decision, it will be best to discuss it with your Van Nuys criminal defense attorney and hear his opinion.

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The Benefits of Accepting and Saving the Pre-trial Diversion

November 15, 2014

Persons in California charged with certain low level crimes may qualify for a diversion program.  A diversion program allows the offender to complete some type of education or service, and upon completion the court will throw out the charges and deem that the initial arrest never occurred.  Diversion is a great opportunity for many first […]

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What to Expect at your Bail Hearing

November 15, 2014

Any person arrested and subsequently charged with a crime in California is entitled to a bail hearing.  Bail is a money payment to the court system that promises the defendant’s appearance at all future court dates. At the bail hearing, the judge will decide what the appropriate bail amount is, and in some cases, the […]

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Legal Drug Use & DUI

November 13, 2014

Most people who automatically associate alcohol with a driving under the influence (DUI) charge also recognize a person can be cited for DUI involving illegal drugs, but many are unaware that California DUI laws do not distinguish between illegal and legal drugs when it comes to DUI. And, as a Torrance drug defense attorney can […]

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Can I Have A Conviction Removed From My Record?

September 11, 2014

According to a Van Nuys criminal defense attorney, you may be eligible to have your criminal conviction removed from your record in certain circumstances. This process is called expungement. The following video explains the steps you must take to apply to have your criminal record cleared of a past conviction.

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