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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 ...

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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 all ...

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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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    • 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 all ...

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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 on June 11. After the ...

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  • DUI
    • 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 all ...

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    • 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 defense ...

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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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    • 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'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 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 the 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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    • 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 all ...

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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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    • 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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    • 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 police, ...

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    • 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 ...

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    • 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 ...

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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 police, ...

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    • 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 ...

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    • Medical Marijuana Defense Can Be Used for Transportation

      In People v. Wright (2004) 21 Cal.Rptr.3d 609 , the court held that the medical marijuana defense applies to transportation charges.

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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 all ...

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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 ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • Civil Harassment vs. Domestic Violence 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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    • 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 ...

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    • Civil Harassment Restraining Orders

      As opposed to a domestic violence restraining order, these are reserved for more casual or less significant relationships. These are intended to protect people from the abuse of those who are in their ...

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    • Harvey Weinstein Scandal & Sexual Harassment

      The world has been rocked by the Harvey Weinstein scandal for the past few weeks, in which dozens of actresses have come out in condemnation of Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein, accursing him of ...

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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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 all ...

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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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    • 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 all ...

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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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    • 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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    • 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 ...

      Read More
    • 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 all ...

      Read More
    • 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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