Two major celebrities were involved in stalking trials, watching Defense Attorneys protect their clients in spite of the surrounding celebrity.
Shawn Johnson, an Olympic gold medal winner in gymnastics, testified in a trial where her alleged accuser was on trial. The man is accused of breaking onto a studio lot where she was filming “Dancing With the Stars." The man flew from Florida to Los Angeles carrying an array of weapons in his possession. His Criminal Attorney helped the man plea not guilty by reason of insanity.
Ryan Seacrest also had an alleged stalker who was being prosecuted in L.A. Chidi Benjamin Uzomah, Jr. received a maximum sentence, 10 years, for stalking the “American Idol" host. In addition to this crime, Uzomah was on probation at the time for an incident in Orange County, in which he eventually pleaded guilty to three misdemeanors, including assault, battery and carrying a switchblade knife after he attacked one of Seacrest's bodyguards outside an event.
Whenever a Criminal Lawyer represents such an individual, it requires skill, knowledge and a track record of success. Any criminal trial in the City of Angels can turn into a circus, and even if it does not it could permanently change the life of whoever is involved. Imagine what life would be like with a 10 year jail sentence. Having a skilled lawyer defending you and protecting your future can be the difference between 10 years in jail and freedom.
Our Law Firm spends a great deal of time examining their client’s case in order to protect the individual’s best interest. Being arrested for, or charged with, stalking and/or kidnapping can lead to serious consequences and can be charged as a felony. In California, being convicted of a felony can lead to a lifetime of problems. It can affect your job situation, prevent you from getting certain jobs, and even land you in jail for years under California’s Three Strikes rule.
If you or someone you love has been charged with stalking, kidnapping or some other felony, contact Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin today. We have been helping clients throughout Southern California contest their criminal charges and obtain superior results for years. Our skilled three strikes crimes attorneys have over 50 years of collective court room experience and we are fully prepared to undertake our clients’ cases. When we work with our clients and their parents, we do everything possible to make sure that they receive the attention, resources, and dedicated legal counsel that they deserve.
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Los Angeles is truly the home for odd crimes, as many Criminal Defense Lawyers know, but some cases are odder than others. A Los Angeles Assault Defense will have to be created for a former porn actor who assaulted a coworker and killed others in a shocking Crime.
Stephen Hill, who was previously convicted of assault with a firearm in Maryland, was sought after allegedly stabbing three people during a rampage in Van Nuys. This took place at a pornographic video production company. During the alleged incident, Hill used a sword style weapon on three coworkers, one of whom died. The actor was previously convicted of an assault in Maryland, threatening to kill a college teaching assistant.
Unfortunately, this Crime took a turn for the worse when the man was caught in a stand-off with police and fell off of a cliff in West Hills when officers attempted to stop him from committing suicide. Hill was distraught from being charged with murder and attempted, both of which are carrying the most serious penalties under the law (life and jail and the death penalty).
A violent crime is defined as any criminal act that involves the use or the threat of violence and in most cases violence is used as a means to an end. Rape, robbery and other such crimes involve violence or violent threats. Common Violent Crimes include armed robbery, robbery, battery, assault, manslaughter, murder, attempted murder, gang crimes, domestic violence and others. The criminal justice system takes these crimes quite seriously, handing down severe penalties and long periods of both jail time and probation. Typical penalties include:
If you or someone you love has been charged with a Violent Crime, you need a skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer who can create the best defense possible. At Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin, LLP, our lawyers know the law and have over 50 years of experience. If you need quality legal representation during such strenuous and difficult times, contact us at 877-781-1570. We can create a legal defense geared towards keeping you out of prison, free from fines and that protects your future.
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Panorama City, located in the northern part of the San Fernando Valley, just witnessed one of the most severe violent crimes this year. A man was shot in the head in a possible home invasion, police said, although there are not suspects at this time. The San Fernando Violent Crime was reported at a little past 9:30 PM near Branford Street in Panorama City. The man who was shot was taken to a hospital and the wife is being interviewed by police.
Any San Fernando Violent Crime carries a severe penalty, which is why a skilled criminal defense attorney is absolutely necessary for anyone charged with, accused of or arrested for such a crime. Violent crimes are any criminal acts which involve the use or threat of violence. Often times, these can be coupled with another crime, such as a domestic violence case, a theft crime, a sex crime or even a drug offense. More often than not, a San Fernando Violent Crime will be categorized as a felony, which means there is a minimum amount of jail time to serve for any sort of conviction. In Los Angeles, commonly committed San Fernando Violent Crimes include:
Due to the life altering consequences of any violent crime prosecution, anyone charged with such a crime requires a highly experienced San Fernando Violent Crime Defense Attorney. If you or someone you love is facing such a charge, contact Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin, LLP at 877-781-1570 today. Our Los Angeles Violent Crime Lawyers can help you avoid jail time, heavy fines and other serious penalties.
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At the moment, in Los Angeles and throughout the state of California, about 49 percent of people think Marijuana should be legalized. In San Francisco, the numbers climb to 56 percent, although in Orange and San Diego counties, the number is closer to 42 percent. Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Laws already allow for cannabis to be used for medical purposes under certain guidelines. However, due to recent economic challenges in Los Angeles and the rest of the state, people are looking for ways to increase revenue without disturbing too many other areas of business with new taxes.
With these statistics, it is odd that California has not legalized marijuana. The state already legalized medical marijuana, although it is having a hard time governing dispensaries. In fact, just this month, the city of Los Angeles ordered 439 dispensaries to close their doors. The city passed new Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Laws restricting the number of dispensaries that could be open. For those companies that do not shut down, they could face a $1,000 fine plus a $2,5000 a day penalty. Los Angeles became the epicenter of the state's dispensary boom last year, following the Obama administration's announcement that it would not prosecute medical marijuana stores that adhered to state law.
Since Marijuana is not currently legal, legalizing and taxing the substance would not really impact other business in California. Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Laws were designed to allow people with severe medical conditions to get a pain treatment that would not impact them as harshly as some pharmaceuticals. In 1996, Prop 215 was passed by the California voters and 8 years later, Senate Bill 420 codified the California Penal Code which allowed for medical cannabis. Since then, it has been a fight between law enforcement and medical marijuana dispensaries to determine Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Laws.
If you or someone you love is being prosecuted for medical marijuana possession, or feel law enforcement is improperly using Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Laws to persecute your business, contact Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin, LLP at 877-781-1570. Our Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys can protect your rights and make sure you are not being wrongly prosecuted.
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When a Los Angeles Sex Crimes Defense Attorney represents someone charged with a sex crime, he usually has to be concerned with witness testimony, circumstantial evidence and physical evidence. On occasion, the physical evidence includes DNA taken from either the scene of the crime or from the victim’s body.
In a recent case, police say a convicted felon who was deported to Mexico three years ago was allegedly molesting an 11 year old girl in Southern California. He was arrested Monday and investigators used DNA evidence from an alleged February 11 attack against him. He supposedly entered the girl’s bedroom by removing a screen in an unlocked window. He also allegedly admitted that he had assaulted at least for other females ranging in age from 11 to 22. The man was booked on suspicion of felony assault to commit rape as well as burglary.
For a Los Angeles Sex Crimes Defense Attorney, DNA can be a double edged sword. It can either exonerate a client, or convict them. However, DNA evidence can be incredibly faulty. For example, all it implies is that the alleged victim and the defendant made some sort of contact. For two adults, it may simply imply that they had intercourse. For an adult and an individual that is underage, it could be fare more complicated than that. Prosecutors attempt to convince juries that DNA evidence is a smoking gun, but it is not all that clear. However, only a skilled Los Angeles Sex Crimes Defense Attorney can effectively combat a jury’s response to such evidence.
Frequently committed Los Angeles Sex Crimes include rape, statutory rape, date rape, lewd conduct, pandering, prostitution, child pornography, child molestation and more. Any lawyer who defends someone charged with such a crime must invest heavily into investigating the claims of the alleged victim, any witnesses, DNA evidence and even medical records.
The penalties for Los Angeles Sex Crimes include imprisonment, being placed on the sex offender registry, probation, parole, large fines, restitution, court ordered counseling and more. For a normal person, it could lead to the end of their life as they know it. Sex offenders are seen as pariah within any community, forced to live far from schools, parks, and anywhere else children are present. You could even be limited in your job opportunities.
If you or someone you love has been charged with Los Angeles Sex Crimes, contact the defense attorneys at Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin, LLP at 877-781-1570. With over 50 years of combined experience with criminal matters, sex crimes and government prosecutors, we can craft an effective legal defense on your behalf.
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With the Obamacare Healthcare bill being passed recently and medical issues in general gaining prominence in the public’s eye, Medical Fraud Defense is a major area of concern for many lawyers and professionals. A recent case highlights just how serious medical fraud charges can be, both in terms of fines and in terms of prison time.
A medical equipment supplier was sentenced to 55 months in prison for Medical Fraud, after being involved in a nearly $1 million power wheelchair fraud scheme. The owner of this medical company was investigated and prosecuted by the Departments of Justice and Human Services after being accused of Medicare Fraud. The man was ordered to pay a fine over $500,000 in addition to his prison sentence. He pleaded guilty on January 27 for conspiracy to commit health care fraud, admitting that for almost four years he conspired to purchase fraudulent prescriptions and medical documents. The man used those documents to submit false claims to Medicare for expensive, high-end power wheelchairs. This was a fairly elaborate case of Los Angeles Medical Fraud however, there have been far more elaborate and higher dollar amount cases.
Since 2007 alone, authorities have captured over 550 individuals who have committed some form of fraud on Medicare programs for more than $1 billion. This is one of the reasons they are prosecuting Medical Fraud so heavily, the sheer amount of money the government alleges it has lost. Because of the current focus on healthcare fraud, anyone found guilty of committing Fraud could be subject to:
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When a Los Angeles Child Pornography Defense Attorney defends someone charged with possession, distribution or making child porn, he has to fight some very strict laws. Now, with new technological developments, defendants in child pornography cases are facing even more difficult circumstances. Law enforcement officials, such as the FBI and Los Angeles Police Department, are constantly creating new technologies to find sex crime offenders. These law enforcement tactics require the skill and experienced of a highly qualified Defense Lawyer.
A new program designed by Columbia University uses algorithms to find child pornography on people’s computers. A computer science professor said “It uses machine-learning algorithms to distinguish child from not-child." The program allegedly measures the distance between a person’s eyes and nose (as well as other facial features) to separate children from adults. When a Attorney has to defend against such technology, he needs to be able to combat such a high level of technology. Supposedly, the program is 70 percent accurate in identifying children, which means the program has at least a 30 percent margin of error! Someone could be sent to jail for possessing child pornography because a program that gets things wrong at least 30 percent of the time accuses them.
Spotting child pornography is incredibly difficult. However, law enforcement officials are still employing digital sex crime evidence detectives that are 60 percent accurate because they are doing whatever they can to catch potential criminals. Unfortunately, when someone is accused of possessing child porn, it is as damning to the public as if the individual was actually convicted.
Computer crimes and Internet crimes are causing law enforcement to develop new levels of technology in order to prove the guilt of the accused. However, with technology come all sorts of problems in terms of determining the accuracy of the technology in question. Only a skilled, experienced Los Angeles Child Pornography Lawyer will understand how to effectively defend someone charged by a computer program. Being able to dissect the technology used by the prosecution requires a defense lawyer who knows the laws, the technology and is a tirelessly legal advocate.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a child porn violation, contact the team at Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin. Our criminal defense experience and they have worked for District Attorney’s Offices, giving them an insider’s perspective on prosecution tactics.
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Anyone charged with possession, distribution or making child pornography is facing possibly the most serious legal fight of their lives. However, new develops in the criminal justice system could make any potential legal fight that much more difficult, increasing the need for a skilled Los Angeles Child Pornography Attorney.
Men and women accused of a child pornography charge face serious consequences, such as imprisonment, mandatory counseling, inclusion on the Sex Offender list and much more. New developments in the use of technology have made legal battles easier for the government and harder for the accused. New software has been developed by the Polytechnic Institute of New York University allows investigators to find photographs deleted from the user’s computer. Meaning that even if something is deleted and put into the “trash" a government sex crime evidence detective can still find old files.
While some may feel this is a good thing, it creates potentially dangerous situations for anyone who buys an old computer. For example, if someone downloads a file onto their computer that is child pornography and then sells the computer, the new owner could be charged with a criminal child pornography violation. It could be potentially impossible for anyone charged with child pornography violations to be found innocent if there are thousands of images on their computer, even if it was not their computer originally. In such cases, only a skilled Child Pornography Defense Lawyer will have the knowledge, experience and skill necessary to create the best defense possible.
Defending against the government’s accusations requires a lawyer with a unique understanding of the law. For example, for an image to be unlawful, the image must not be digitally created. The government must also prove that the accused was aware of what was on his or her computer. In the case of this new kind of digital investigation, it might be easy to prove a person had images on his or her computer, but impossible to prove if they knew it was there. However, without a skilled Attorney on your side, government scare tactics and heavy handed interrogation could get you to give up on your rights.
If you or someone you love has been charged with possession, creation or distribution of child pornography, contact Kestenbaum Eiwner & Gorin. Our attorneys understand Penal Code Section 311.11, have over 50 years of combined legal experience, and have a long, successful track record of keeping our clients out of jail and free from fines. Our number is 877-781-1570 and we are standing by to hear your case 24 hours a day.
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At Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin, LLP, our Los Angeles Federal Crimes Attorneys possess a unique understanding of federal law and an ability to provide top notch defense to federal criminal charges. Federal crimes can lead to more serious consequences, as well as a more difficult path to freedom. The federal government has more resources at their disposal, meaning that when the federal government charges you with a crime, you better get the best Los Angeles Federal Crime Attorney you can afford.
Federal crimes are no laughing matter, and a regular lawyer may not possess the background and experience to properly defend someone charged with a federal offense. Different judges, different prosecutors and different procedures are all in place in federal court, and only an experienced law firm has the skill necessary to devise a successful defense.
For example, roughly 50 people with ties to a street gang that sold heroin and meth to support the Mexican Mafia are behind bars on federal charges. A gang, known as the Black Angels (a 450 member Latino street gang) was formed in Ontario and has a powerful influence in San Bernardino and even Los Angeles. The group is charged with the distribution of narcotics, tax evasion, extortion and gang related violations.
A skilled Federal Crime Attorney can help you avoid the serious penalties for any federal conviction, including:
If you or someone you love has been charged with a federal violation, contact the attorneys at Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin, LLP by calling 877-781-1570. Our team of defense lawyers has over 50 years of collective experience with federal crimes, federal prosecutors and federal judges. Our clients experience the highest level of legal representation, as we devote our time, resources and attention to everyone we represent.
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At Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin, LLP, we have over fifty years of combined experience with all manner of drug crimes, large and small. Our drug lawyers have seen people from all walks of life charged with drug offenses, from high profile celebrities, to politicians, house moms and students. We possess the knowledge, experience and skill necessary to successfully represent anyone charged with possession, distribution, manufacturing or any other Los Angeles drug offense.
Recently, a popular singer with the girl band Girlicious was charged with a serious drug offense, and is strongly in need of a Los Angeles Drug Crime Attorney. Natalie Nicole Mejia, a member of the all girl pop group, pleaded not guilty to charges of possession of cocaine with the intent to sell. The charge arose on March 9 during a traffic stop when Glendale police said they found more than a dozen bags of Cocaine in her Guccie purse. Mejia told police that the drugs were not hers and they she did not know how they got into her purse, but she was arrested anyway.
The 21 year old Diamond Bar native, Mejia pleaded not guilty to the felony drug charge of possession with intent to sell and was freed on $30,000 bail. As a felony charge, Mejia could be facing 5 years in prison, fines in the thousands and potentially even millions of dollars and much more.
This young woman could be facing years in prison and crippling fines if she has a poor Defense Lawyer, even with her fame and money. Her driver was also arrested, and she is alleging that the driver placed the drugs in her purse without her knowledge. However, her Attorney will have to prove this to a judge or jury.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a drug offense, contact Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin today by calling 877-781-1570. If convicted of a drug offense, you could be facing years in prison, heavy fines, mandatory meetings, probation and more. Trusting a random attorney or a public defender could be the biggest mistake of your life. Our criminal defense firm has over fifty years of combined experience, and our successful track record speaks for itself. Call us today.
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Eisner Gorin LLP has been recognized as one of the best U.S. law firms, based on the experience, professionalism, and ethics of its criminal defense lawyers and attorneys. We aggressively defend clients in all Southern California courtrooms on state and federal charges, including DUI, DMV, misdemeanor, felony, juvenile cases, in the following communities and courthouses.