Los Angeles Criminal Defense Blog

Attorney David Diamond's Client Faces Sexual Battery Charges

Attorney David Diamond spoke to the press this week to defend his client, Sam Albert Gardian, against misdemeanor charges of battery and sexual battery. Gardian, a Newhall restaurant owner, has been ...
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Attorney Dave Diamond Selected for 2016 Super Lawyers

Our team at Diamond & Associates is excited to announce that Attorney David D. Diamond has been selected for the 2016 California Super Lawyers list. This notice marks Attorney Diamond's fifth ...
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Attorney David Diamond Offers Bill Cosby Deposition Analysis to The Wrap

Entertainment news outlet The Wrap recently turned to Attorney Diamond for insight on one of most high-profile and controversial legal issues in the entertainment industry: the sexual assault ...
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Entertainment Tonight Interviews Attorney Diamond About Bruce Jenner Crash

Earlier this month, former Olympian and reality television star Bruce Jenner was involved in a Pacific Coast Highway accident that resulted in the fatality of another driver. Few details have been ...
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Proposition 47

On November 4, 2014, the voters of California passed Proposition 47 which now requires a misdemeanor sentence instead of felony for some drug and property offenses. The new law is inapplicable to ...
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The Wrap Interviews David Diamond About Wrongfully Detained TV Producer

The Wrap, a publication that covers news in Hollywood, interviewed Attorney David Diamond about the case of a wrongfully detained television producer, Charles Belk. On Sep. 2, 2014, The Wrap published ...
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High Times Interviews Attorney Diamond About Medical Marijuana Case

High Times magazine reported about a case involving Attorney David Diamond's client, a Pasadena man named Charles Pollard who had almost 25 ounces of his medical marijuana seized by Pasadena ...
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Expungement- Do I have to tell?

An expungement provides that the court shall set aside the verdict of guilty and dismiss the accusations or information against the defendant; thereafter, the individual "shall be released from ...
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Searching Cell Phones without a Warrant

CAN THE POLICE SEARCH A CELL PHONE SEIZED DURING AN ARREST, WITHOUT A WARRANT? The United State Supreme Court has granted certiorari in two cases that hopes to resolve whether or not the police, after ...
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Murder or Manslaughter?

In California, Penal Code section 187 defines murder as the unlawful killing of a human being, or a fetus, with malice aforethought. Malice in the intent to do evil. The malice may be express or ...
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Attorney Diamond Recently Recognized as a "Top 100" Trial Lawyer

When it comes to criminal trials, not every lawyer has what it takes to serve as an effective advocate for the criminally accused and a fierce opponent to prosecutors. David D. Diamond, however, has ...
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David Diamond Discusses the Zimmerman Trial in the Media

On the night of February 26, 2012, the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by 28-year-old George Zimmerman took place in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman, a mixed-race Hispanic was the ...
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Defending a Client in the Face of Public Accusation and Media Sensation

Defending a client who is facing criminal prosecution is a very involved and complex process. When a client comes to our firm seeking legal counsel, we will take the time to review the charges against ...
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Man Arrested For Felony Manslaughter

A 22-year-old believed to have hit two pedestrians, killing one and injuring the other, in North Hollywood was arrested on June 11. The suspect, P.S., allegedly lost control of his car and hit the two ...
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Man Robs Two LA Stores

An armed man robbed 2 stores in Los Angeles on 2 consecutive days. A man held Radio Shack employees at gunpoint and demanded money and laptops in San Pedro on May 25. The following day, a man entered ...
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2 Chainz Arrested for Possession

Rapper 2 Chainz was arrested for possession of marijuana and Promethazine, an antipsychotic drug used to make "sizzurp" or "purple drank" at the Los Angeles International Airport ...
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Basic Rules for Appeals

The basic appellate procedures can be overwhelming. This blog attempts to cover some basic requirements in the appeals process. The civil appeal fee in California is $655.00. There is no fee for a ...
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Los Angeles Deals With Rise in Sex Offenders

According to a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, the rise in fugitive sex offenders who are currently in California is higher than initially thought. Data shows that there was a 65% in the ...
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Courts Rules Cell Phone GPS Use While Driving is Illegal

In California, the police are vigilant in looking for those who are violating the hands-free driving laws. Amber Alert systems often flash messages about the cost of a texting and driving or talking ...
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The Fight Against Human Trafficking in California

In California at present, the Attorney General and other crime fighting and prosecuting authorities within the state are taking up a fight against the crime of human trafficking. According to a ...
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How Does Megan's Law Affect your Sex Crime Case?

Megan's Law is a relatively new California law that is filed under Assembly Bill 488. It ensures that all registered sex offenders be listed on a website and provides that Californians can access ...
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Where to Serve Subpoenas on Los Angeles Sherrif's Department

If you wish to file a subpoena on the Sherriff's Department, the first question is "where do I do it?" Here is a list of where to serve subpoenas on the Los Angeles Sheriff's ...
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Civil Harassment Restraining Orders

The major difference between a civil TRO application and a domestic violence TRO is the relationship between the parties. For example, to seek a domestic violence restraining order, the parties must ...
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California Jail Credits

Time Served Credits in California. Before January 25, 2012, a defendant received 50% credits meaning 2 days for every 4 served. Effective January 25, 2010, a defendant gets 100% credits, meaning 4 ...
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DUI's from other states

DUI prior offenses from other states may qualify as priors in California, but those priors from the other state must have the same elements as the California DUI. For example, DUI in Arizona involves ...
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