Blog Posts in November, 2012

  • A Closer Look at The Law Offices of Robert M. Bernstein

    || 29-Nov-2012

    Facing criminal charges is perhaps one of the most horrifying situations a person could ever be in. Not knowing if you will be able to prove your innocence, and recalling the horror stories you have about jail from television shows or the news, is enough to set your teeth on edge. For this very reason, hiring a criminal defense attorney is an essential part of fighting for your freedom from your ...
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  • Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Burning His Children

    || 28-Nov-2012

    A Los Angeles man who set his SUV ablaze with his two children inside has pled guilty to two counts of murder. In 2006, the man drove his SUV to a secluded area, doused it in gasoline and set it on fire while inside the vehicle with his two children in a murder-suicide attempt. However, after the vehicle went up in flames the man rolled out of the SUV, saving himself. While he was being treated ...
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  • Former Los Angeles Teacher Pleads No Contest to Lewd Acts on a Child

    || 28-Nov-2012

    In July, a former Los Angeles Unified School District employee led police on a high-speed chase after authorities moved in to arrest him for child molestation based on the accusations of one of his middle-school students. Authorities allege that the man had an ongoing sexual relationship with his student in 2005. He was originally charged with seven felony counts, including three counts of lewd ...
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  • A Los Angeles substance abuse counselor was driving with a blood-alcohol level more than double the legal limit of.08 % when she hit a pedestrian who became embedded in her windshield. She drove for more than two miles with the dying man on the hood of her car. Once the woman stopped driving, witnesses surrounded her vehicle and confiscated her keys until officers arrived on the scene. The ...
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  • 14-Year-Old California Boy Kidnaps and Sexually Assaults 65-Year-Old

    || 28-Nov-2012

    A 14-year-old California boy was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery, carjacking, attempted murder kidnapping and the sexual assault of a 65-year-old woman. The victim alleges that the boy kidnapped her at gunpoint in front of a Toys “R” Us and forced her to drive to another location where he sexually assaulted and beat her. He bound her with duct tape and threw her in a ditch where ...
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  • Thanksgiving Altercation at Halle Berry's Home; Charges Pending

    || 28-Nov-2012

    Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend, Gabriel Aubry, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery after getting into a Thanksgiving Day fistfight with the actress' fiance, actor Olivier Martinez, at her Hollywood Hills home. Aubry was dropping off their child at Berry's home when the fight began. Aubry claims he was the victim in the incident and sought unsuccessfully Tuesday to have a judge ...
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  • Woman Caught Smuggling Meth into Jail Concealed in Her Vagina

    || 8-Nov-2012

    A Minnesota woman was on the road at 5:00 A.M., when an officer observed her drive over a median. The officer found unspecified drugs in her car and arrested her for Possession of a Controlled Substance. However, when she was being booked into jail, a drug-sniffing canine performing a search of the jail's containment units began closely sniffing her crotch. The woman told police she was hiding ...
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  • Orange County Registered Sex Offender Charged with Indecent Exposure

    || 8-Nov-2012

    An Orange County registered sex offender allegedly entered a public library, sat at a table across from two teenage girls and began masturbating. The girls reported the incident to the librarian, however, the man fled before police arrived. He was arrested when he returned to the same library a few days later and the librarian recognized him and called the police. The suspect is charged with one ...
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  • Teenagers Charged in the La Puente High School Soccer Team Sexual Hazing Case

    || 8-Nov-2012

    Earlier this year, four members of the La Puente High School boys' soccer team alleged that they were sexually assaulted in a ritual known as the "pole tradition," in which seniors of the soccer team sodomize new members with a stick in a storage room near the coach's office. Three teenagers were arrested in relation to the alleged sexual hazing and have each been charged in ...
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  • Burbank Teen Arrested for Sexually Abusing a Child at His Parent's Day-Care Center

    || 8-Nov-2012

    The investigation of a Burbank day-care center began after a mother reported to authorities that her 4-year-old child had been sexually abused. Officers went to the center and took the 14-year-old son of the day-care operators into custody. The teenager was taken to Sylmar Juvenile Hall, where he is being detained on suspicion of sexually abusing a minor. Investigators from the California ...
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  • Orange County Man Sentenced for Securities Fraud and Forgery

    || 8-Nov-2012

    An Orange County man convinced parents and grandparents he met through his children's sports program to invest money in a business, promising high and quick returns. He collected about $350,000 from nine victims whose money was never invested, nor returned. When victims asked about their investments, he would devise elaborate excuses and would write checks with insufficient funds. The man pled ...
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  • Jackie Lacey Defeats Alan Jackson in Race for Los Angeles District Attorney

    || 8-Nov-2012

    Veteran prosecutor Jackie Lacey becomes Los Angeles County's first female and first African American district attorney. Lacey touted herself as the only candidate with the experience to run the office of about 1,000 prosecutors. As a longstanding member of the District Attorney's executive management team, Jackie has reviewed almost every major case involving public corruption, police ...
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  • Proposition 36 Passes; California's Three Strikes Law to be Revised

    || 7-Nov-2012

    In 1994, California voters passed the three strike law, which required the first and second strike to be either violent or serious and any infraction thereafter would trigger a third strike and the life sentence that went with it. Since then, petty offenses have led to life imprisonment for thousands of Californians. Proposition 36 revises the law to impose a life sentence only when the new felony ...
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