Blog Posts in February, 2009

  • Two of today's hottest young R&B stars, Chris Brown and Rihanna, have become involved in a criminal investigation with allegations that Brown assaulted Rihanna. Brown turned himself in to Los Angeles police following an early morning argument and alleged physical assault that played out on a quiet street in Hancock Park. Los Angeles police booked the 19-year-old singer on suspicion of ...
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  • Charles Barkley Convicted of DUI

    || 27-Feb-2009

    Former NBA great Charles Barkley was sentenced to 10 days in jail after pleading guilty to driving drunk in Scottsdale, Ariz., last New Year's Eve. Barkley will have five days off the sentence suspended upon his completion of a court-approved alcohol program, officials said. He also was ordered to attend traffic school and pay $2,000 in fines. The 46-year-old Hall of Fame player is expected to ...
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  • California Third Strike Law May Be Unconstitutional

    || 7-Feb-2009

    Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Robert M. Bernstein discusses an important court ruling which held that California's Third Strike Law may be unconstitutional in certain circumstances: The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is the Federal appellate court for the entire western United States. In a recent ruling this December they held that a twenty eight year sentence ...
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  • Los Angeles Aiding & Abetting Implications

    || 7-Feb-2009

    Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Robert M. Bernstein addresses what it means to aid and abet a crime or conspire with another to commit a crime. If one is charged with being an accessory, aiding and abetting a crime or conspiring with another person to commit a crime, under California Criminal law they may be charged with the underlying crime itself. If someone assists or aids another in the ...
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