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Criminal Defense - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
Drug Crimes - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
DUI - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • Where to Serve Subpoenas on Los Angeles Sherrif's Department
    It can be confusing to navigate filing a subpoena. At Diamond & Associates, our legal team is available to answer questions and guide you through whatever you face. Our Los Angeles criminal ...
  • 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 ...
Firm News - Click here to view all posts
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In the News - Click here to view all posts
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Manslaughter - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
Marijuana Crimes - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • Complete Bans Unlawful
    The Second District Court of Appeal in California issued a important decision in County of Los Angeles v. Alternative Medicinal Cannabis Collective (AMCC), whereby the Court affirmed the legality of ...
  • Primary Caregiver for Medical Marijuana
    In People v. Peron (1997) 59 Cal.App.4 th 1383, the court ruled that a primary caregiver who consistently grows and supplies physician approved or prescribed medical marijuana for a section 11362.5 ...
Medical Marijuana - Click here to view all posts
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Murder - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
Restraining Orders - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • Workplace Violence Protective Order
    Workplace violence protective orders must be initiated by the employer of the employee. They apply when an employee has suffered an unlawful act of violence in the workplace. The employer has to show ...
  • Civil Harassment Restraining Orders
    A civil harassment restraining order is unlike a domestic violence TRO in that the relationship between the parties is more casual. This type of protective order is normally for neighbors, casual ...
Theft Crimes - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
Traffic Crimes - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
Violent Crimes - Click here to view all posts
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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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...