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Homicide, Drugs and Other Los Angeles Crimes

Posted by Dmitry Gorin | Jun 25, 2010 | 0 Comments

Los Angeles can be a difficult city to defend clients, in part because of how complex crime can be. For example, when a Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer represents an individual accused of a violent crime, he must examine every aspect of the case. Recently, in two Los Angeles Medical Marijuana shops, two killings occurred which started police; one took place in Hollywood, the other in Echo Park. A man in his 30's was shot and killed after 9:00 PM in Hollywood Holistic, a medicinal marijuana shop and on the same day at Higher Path Holistic in Echo Park (near Dodger Stadium) two people were shot, one fatally. The man who was not killed is in critical condition. So far no arrests have been made regarding these crimes. One Echo Park resident said "We have a lot of children in our neighborhood. We're a very tight community. We have babies all over the place and I was against the first (dispensary), and now there's two...within the same block. I mean, come on." Information such as this will surely impact a jury in a criminal case. A violent crime can be a sticky situation, because there are a number of factors involved in how the prosecution will pursue the charges. If the person accused of the crime allegedly had a weapon during the course of the alleged incident. If a weapon is present, it could turn a misdemeanor into a felony, or turn a minor felony into a major one. If your lawyer is aware of these factors before hand, he can work with you to help keep the consequences minor. A violent crime is any act that involves the use or threat of violence, meaning physical harm to another individual. Violent crimes most often involve other types of crimes, such as drug offenses, robbery, domestic violence, manslaughter or gang crimes. If you or someone you love has been charged with a violent crime, contact Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin, and you will be in the hands of an experienced, skilled and effective team of lawyers. Tagged as: violent crimes defense

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Dmitry Gorin

Dmitry Gorin is a licensed attorney, who has been involved in criminal trial work and pretrial litigation since 1994. Before becoming partner in Eisner Gorin LLP, Mr. Gorin was a Senior Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles Courts for more than ten years. As a criminal tri...


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