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California’s New Rules for Probation in 2021

If you or a loved one is facing a criminal investigation or charge in or around Los Angeles, California, taking advantage of the probationary reforms under AB 1950 could well be to your benefit — as could coming up with a solid defense strategy to lessen the charges against you or get them dropped altogether.

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The Costly Consequences of Ineffective Representation

If you’re facing a criminal investigation — or have already been charged — in or around the greater Los Angeles, California area, you want to make sure you seek the legal counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney who has your best interests at heart. It could make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

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When Hazing Turns Into a Crime

Initiation rituals to join fraternities, sororities, sports teams, and other groups — generally known as hazing — have been going on for decades, if not much longer. Though campuses and other higher authorities attempt to regulate hazing, problems arise when the initiation takes a dangerous turn.

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The Advantages of Hiring a Private Practice Attorney

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the annual caseload assigned to public defenders ranges from 50 cases to 590 cases per attorney.

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What NOT to Do After Being Charged with a Sex Crime

An FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Program report indicates that there were 2,274 reported cases of rape in Los Angeles, California in 2019.

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Fighting a Restraining Order

According to the most recent statistics available, an estimated 2 to 3 million temporary restraining orders are issued in the United States every year. A person seeking protection against legitimate threats including domestic violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, battery, or assault, can file a restraining order.

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He Said, She Said: Finding the Truth

Are you facing sexual assault or other sex crime charges in the Los Angeles, California area and fear for your odds in a “he said, she said” trial? When the testimony of one person could send you off to prison, you need to contact me at the Alec Rose Law Office.

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Consequences of a Domestic Violence Charge

In the latest statistical year, 2019, the California Department of Justice reports there were 161,123 calls to police for incidents of domestic violence. These incidents were almost evenly split between violence with no weapon, 85,995, and violence with a weapon, 75,128.

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Dangers of Dating and Hookup Apps

Some 40 million Americans use dating apps to find a relationship, according to dating site eHarmony, and 39% of heterosexual American couples met online in 2019, up from 22% in 2009. But not everyone online is what they claim to be, in terms of their age or otherwise. According to a “Danger Index” developed by BackgroundChecks.org, 10% of dating app users are sex offenders, and another 10% are scammers.

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“They Said They Were 18 and I Believed Them”

Facing charges of statutory rape – or more commonly known as sex with a minor – can be a very serious offense If you’ve been charged with this crime, do you know what your rights are? Is it enough to defend your actions by stating that your underage partner looked 18 or older, or even claimed they were?

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