For any White Collar Defense Attorney, defending people in San Fernando can be a tricky ordeal. White collar crimes have taken off in recent years, with the Internet making it easier for shady characters to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. However, the law has come down in a harsh manner, even on people who were obeying the law in making a profit. A recent case in Santa Clarita showed just how vital it is to get a quality White Collar Defense Attorney in your corner if you are charged with a white collar crime in San Fernando.
A woman who was dubbed a "financial predator" from Santa Clarita after she allegedly conned almost $4 million from people to whom she allegedly promised low interest, multimillion dollar loans from the Federal Reserve Bank. That woman was sentenced to eight years in prison for her alleged actions. The case was handled in a United States District Courtroom in downtown Los Angeles. The woman was also ordered by the judge to pay more than $3.8 million in restitution! So far, the government has already taken more than a million dollars from the woman to repay her alleged victims. In January, the woman pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud, one count of money laundering and one count of impersonating an employee of the Federal Reserve.
Some of the woman's crimes included offering loans as high as $20 million at fixed rates as low as 2. percent according to prosecutors. She asked for upfront payments, generally about 15 percent of the total loan amount. The woman allegedly defraud 14 victims, none of whom received a loan.
People in such situations need a quality Los Angeles White Collar Defense Attorney to provide them with top notch legal representation. With government coming down so hard on alleged white collar crimes, you could spend years in prison because of an accounting error, or because investors are upset their investment did not go as planned. However, with an experienced White Collar Lawyer, you could avoid serious jail time and/or not have to pay the humungous levels of restitution required by the courts.
If you are facing charges of fraud, bribery, larceny, money laundering or a similar type of crime, contact the Los Angeles White Collar Defense Attorneys at Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin, LLP today at 877-781-1570. With over 50 years of combined experience, our lawyers know the law, the courts and how to get you the best result possible in your particular case.
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One of the hottest topics in the law today regards the legalization of marijuana. As states, such as California, struggle to make their budgets work, they are looking for new areas of revenue. In the past, states have legalized things such as gambling in order to raise new money for programs. In many ways however, these areas have been tapped out. Los Angeles Criminal Attorneys, however, will tell you that there is an area of the law where countless "low level" offenders are sent to jail for crimes which really do not have a victim. In many cases, these drug crimes cause a non-white citizen to be thrown in jail, making prisons disproportionally filled with minorities.
As a result, the state is considering legalizing marijuana. Currently, Medical Marijuana is legalized in the state of California due to laws that were passed and enacted in the 1990's. Now, organizations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) are promoting the repeal of certain laws because they take a heavy toll on minorities. According to the NAACP, the "war on drugs" has failed and has targeted many young African American males and females. The group pointed to a study done by the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice that showed that in 2009, 62 percent of the state's marijuana arrests were of nonwhite suspects, and 42 percent were under 20 years of age. Throughout the state's 25 largest counties, those statistics held up.
If the person is found with a large quantity of drugs, they could be charged with a felony; or, if they are charged with trying to sell drugs, they will be charged with a felony. A felony drug charge in L.A. could lead to years in prison, even if it was for nothing more than a few joints.
At Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin, represent people everyday who are fighting for their lives due to failed California drug policies. People with children, jobs and more on the line face years in prison because they are accused of using even small amounts of pot. Even Medical Marijuana has come under intense scrutiny from the City of Los Angeles, with medical marijuana dispensaries being shut down due to new city rules.
If you or someone you love needs a Criminal Defense Lawyer in order to fight a drug charge, contact our lawyers for the high level of legal experience necessary to get the best result from your particular case.
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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.
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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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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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