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Are Grand Jurys and Preliminarily Hearings the Same Thing?

July 31, 2020
When a person is charged with a crime, they often face a number of hearings, all of which seem similar. It can be hard to know which ones are the “most important” and which ones are just essentially paperwork. Of course, you can always ask your criminal defense attorney by calling Chambers Law Firm at 855-397-0210. In…
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LAPD Data Barred From California’s Gang Database

July 31, 2020
The move was prompted by concerns that LAPD was fabricating evidence. California’s gang database, known as CalGang, has been a source of controversy in recent years. The purpose of the system is to collect statewide information on gangs in California. However, it is often use to racially profile Californians, and has been found to contain…
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Is Damaging Someone’s Vehicle a Criminal Offense?

July 30, 2020
If you purposefully damage someone’s car, you could be charged with a crime. In movies and TV shows, there is often a dramatic moment when someone is angry — perhaps at being cheated on or for some other reason — and takes a baseball bat to someone else’s car. There are entire songs dedicated to…
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Can COVID-19 Be Used to Shorten a Sentence?

July 29, 2020
Your attorney may file a writ of habeas corpus to ask for you to be released. The novel coronavirus has affected all of us in any number of ways. You or a loved one may have gotten sick, lost your job, had a family member or friend die, or had to work while your kids…
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Sex Crimes–What is a “CSAAS” Expert?

In many cases involving sexual molestation or other sex crimes involving children, it is common for the prosecution (and sometimes the defense) to call a Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome ("CSAAS") expert. This expert, typically a psychiatrist or psychologist, seeks to provide insight to the jury concerning why children are reluctant to disclose sexual abuse and how children attempt to Continue Reading