Blog Posts in 2013

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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