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Pornography and Los Angeles Violent Crime

Posted on: June 6, 2010 at 2:36 a.m.

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:
  • Imprisonment
  • Large fines
  • Community Service
  • Parole
  • Restitution
  • And much more


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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Los Angeles Warrants

Posted on: November 25, 2009 at 11:30 p.m.

Nikola Dragovic, UCLA’s Serbian star forward, was arrested last Friday in connection with an incident that took place after a concert in Hollywood last month. Dragovic and a friend have been accused of pushing a man into a glass display case following an argument. Initially, Dragovic filed a report of the incident with UCLA’s campus police. But after the district attorney filed a felony assault charge against him and issued a Warrant for his arrest, Dragovic turned himself in after a game against Cal State Bakersfield. While Dragovic was booked and later released on bail, he has been suspended from playing basketball for the university. Dragovic plans to plead not guilty when he appears before a judge in late December.

Now is a great time to discuss the different types of Los Angeles Warrants that are issued in the city. Our nation’s Constitution protects us from being arrested or searched for no reason. Warrants essentially give a Los Angeles police officer the right to arrest, detain, or search you in connection with a crime. All Warrants issued in the city are court orders signed by a Los Angeles County judge. A warrant for arrest is issued in cases like Dragovic’s where a defendant is suspected of having committed a crime, but has not yet been arrested by law enforcement agents. A bench warrant is typically issued when a defendant has failed to show up at a scheduled court date. Bench warrants are then issued allowing law enforcement agents to hunt you down and bring you before the court. Search warrants give Los Angeles law enforcement agents permission to either search you or a particular location in connection with a crime that has been committed and that you are believed to be involved in.

Once you find out that either an arrest Warrant or a bench Warrant has been issued in your name, it is important that you contact the Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at Kestenbaum, Eisner & Gorin, LLP immediately. As experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys with decades of experience in dealing with all types of warrants, we know that ignoring warrants can lead to big problems. Call today for expert legal advice and help in dealing with any warrants issued against you.

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