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California DMV Point System

Los Angeles DMV Hearing Attorneys While a traffic offense might result in immediate penalties, it is important to know that the long-term effects could be where the true problems arise. In the state of California, the DMV utilizes a system known as the DMV points system that is used to assess points for every traffic violation and…

Theft Faqs

Frequently Asked Theft Questions What will happen on my first court date and do I have to be there if I have a lawyer? The police did not read me my rights will my case be dismissed? I only took a small item from the store. Why have I been charged with burglary and not…

Battery

Los Angeles Battery Defense Attorneys | LA Criminal Defense Lawyers Unlike assault, battery is more than a simple threat. Instead, battery is defined under California Penal Code §242 as the actual use of force or violence to cause a serious injury to another person. In some cases, the causing of the injury will be coupled…

Assault

Los Angeles Assault Defense Lawyers | Over 3 Decades Of Violent Crime Defense In LA In 1987, two former prosecutors opened the criminal defense firm Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP to fight for justice for people accused of crimes in Los Angeles and the surrounding communities. As former deputy district attorneys, we have the experience and…

Domestic Violence: Not Guilty?

Los Angeles Domestic Violence Attorney | Criminal Defense Since 1987 Just because you were arrested for Domestic Violence (DV) does not mean you will be convicted. Although Domestic Violence related offenses usually result in automatic arrests if police are called, the prosecution still has the burden of proving their case against you beyond a reasonable…

Sexting

Former LA Prosecutors Now Sex Crimes Defense Experts Los Angeles Sexting Defense Lawyers In a recent FBI report, 20 percent of teens were found to have sent nude or partially nude photos of themselves via text message or posted the images online. A daring flirtation can end in humiliation with the click of a button…

Internet Sex Crimes

Former Sr. Prosecutors Now Defending Los Angeles Internet Sex Crimes The term “Internet sex crime” refers to any sex crime that is committed online or with computers. Due to the very technical nature of such crimes, these charges often require experienced lawyers with specific knowledge to prosecute and defend against. Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP was…

Underage Drunk Driving | VC 23136

Underage “Zero Tolerance” DUI | LA DUI Defense Attorneys All young California drivers charged with an underage DUI have it in their best interest to contact an experienced Los Angeles DUI defense lawyer. California has a zero tolerance alcohol policy for all drivers under the age of 21. This policy means that young drivers may…

Juveniles Charged As Adults | Los Angeles Juvenile Crime Defense

Juveniles Charged As Adults | Los Angeles Juvenile Crime Defense Juvenile punishments are intended to help get troubled youths back on track. Instead of incarceration, many minors convicted of crimes face community service and informal probation. Certain crimes, however, carry “adult punishments.” A national debate on the issue began in 1997, when an 11-year-old Michigan…

Medical Marijuana

Los Angeles Medical Marijuana Attorneys | LA Drug Crime Attorneys In 1996, the state of California enacted the Compassionate Use Act outlined in §11362.5 of the Health and Safety Code. This was created to provide those with illness in California with the ability to legally obtain marijuana to use for medicinal purposes. This is because…