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Torrance DUI Defense

Torrance DUI Lawyers | Former South Bay Prosecutors If you have been recently arrested for a DUI in Torrance or anywhere in the South Bay, it is imperative that you consult with qualified Torrance DUI attorneys with experience defending drunk driving charges out of Torrance Court. Even as a first offense, a DUI in Torrance carries…

Pasadena DUI

Pasadena DUI Lawyers | Former Pasadena Prosecutors Our Pasadena DUI Defense DUI is one of the most common criminal offenses in Northeast Los Angeles, and Pasadena police and prosecutors pursue DUI charges aggressively. DUI penalties can potentially result in jail time, fines, DUI education classes, probation, ignition interlock device (IID), and driver’s license suspension. Although…

Long Beach DUI

Long Beach DUI Attorneys | Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers Since 1987 The Long Beach DUI lawyers at Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP have successfully defended both misdemeanor VC 23152 DUI and VC 23153 felony DUI charges in Long Beach Court for 3 decades. Long Beach lawyers, Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff, have each practiced criminal law…

Glendale DUI

Glendale DUI Defense Attorneys Drunk driving arrests account for large percentage of the crime in Los Angeles County, and Glendale is no different. Although DUI is one of the most commonly charged as a misdemeanor offense, it is still prosecuted aggressively in Glendale Court, and can be elevated to a felony DUI if you caused…

Blood Tests

Have You Been Arrested For Drunk Driving In Los Angeles? California state laws have made drunk driving punishable by severe penalties and consequences. A DUI conviction can have a serious impact on your life — with sentences that include large fines, jail time, probation and the loss of driving privileges. Therefore, if you have been…

Shoplifting Counseling And Therapy

Why do people steal? In our 60 years of combined experience, we have met many people who feel compelled to steal not because of financial need, but because of a psychological need, kleptomania or obsessive-compulsive disorder. If you have been arrested for shoplifting, petty theft, or any other theft, you need to deal with the…

Prop 36 & Changes To The Law

How Proposition 36 Revises California’s Three-Strikes Law California’s three-strikes law was passed in 1994. From the beginning, the unjust statute stirred tremendous controversy. While its intent was to incarcerate violent criminals, it resulted in putting nonviolent offenders behind bars for life, often for minor crimes. Voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 36 in November 2012 to correct…

Juvenile Three-Strikes Law

Juvenile Three-Strikes Felony Crimes Defense | Former LA Juvenile Court Prosecutors Minors, those under 18 in California, are typically considered too immature to understand the consequences of their actions. For this reason, special courts typically handle juvenile proceedings, which are geared more toward rehabilitation than punishment. Nonetheless, courts may consider juvenile crimes when sentencing an adult…

3 Strikes Law

Enacted nearly 20 years ago, California’s three-strikes law governs the sentencing of habitual offenders in the state. This law’s draconian guidelines resulted in thousands of excessive sentences for nonviolent offenders. Fortunately, in November 2012, with the passage of Proposition 36, Californians voted to change the laws to promote fairer sentencing of nonviolent offenders. In the…

Los Angeles Warrants Lawyers

Los Angeles Warrants Lawyers. Responding to a Bench, Arrest, or Search Warrant. A warrant is an order issued by a judge authorizing law enforcement to take specific action — such as searching or seizing property or making an arrest. The warrant process provides important checks and balances between the police and the courts. However, as…