Criminal Defense Blog

Criminal Defense Blog

  • Defenses to Assault & Battery Charges

    Posted By Law Offices of Adam L. Pearlman || 31-Dec-2014

    You can be charged with battery anytime that you use willful and unlawful force against another person. While this may bring to mind images of serious and severe beatings, many instances of battery involve no injury or pain to the alleged victim. In fact, any time you may have touched another person, you have opened yourself up to a battery charge. How does battery relate to assault? Are they the ...
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  • What Types of Domestic Violence Can I Be Charged With?

    Posted By Law Offices of Adam L. Pearlman || 21-Dec-2014

    Domestic violence can be claimed in any instance where physical or verbal abuse was committed against a current or former spouse, cohabitant, partner, or child. In addition to incarceration and fines, protective orders will be granted to those considered victims of domestic violence to prevent them from having contact with the alleged abuser. Categories of Domestic Violence in California Being ...
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  • Common Types of Drug Crimes

    Posted By Law Offices of Adam L. Pearlman || 15-Dec-2014

    For a very long time, there has been a large-scale "war on drugs" in America. As a result, there has been an overzealous and aggressive system of arrests and prosecutions aimed at individuals that are accused of use, sale, possession, or distribution of any substance not legally in their possession. Because of this, anyone accused of a crime involving drugs needs an aggressive and ...
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  • Criminal Verdict

    Posted By Law Offices of Adam L. Pearlman || 17-Dec-2013

    In a criminal case, the burden of proof is on the prosecution. The defendant is viewed as innocent until they are legally proven to be guilty. This means that the argument of the prosecution will need to be strong enough that it convinces the court or jury beyond reasonable doubt. Once the jury deliberates, they will return with a verdict. If the defendant is found not guilty, which is an ...
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  • The Trial Process

    Posted By Law Offices of Adam L. Pearlman || 10-Dec-2013

    It may be a long road to get to trial but for some individuals, this platform allows them the best opportunity to present their case. They may have been offered a settlement deal that was not fair and in a court their Ventura criminal defense attorney can argue for their innocence. In the United States, those who are accused of a crime and have their case taken to court do have the option of ...
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  • The Pretrial Process

    Posted By Law Offices of Adam L. Pearlman || 3-Dec-2013

    Following an arraignment the case can go a few ways. If the charge is for a misdemeanor and the defendant pleads not guilty, prior to the trial the prosecution and defense will need to exchange information. This is known as the discovery and attorneys will often be granted access to extremely important information in their client's case. During this process some information may need to be ...
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  • Criminal Arraignment

    Posted By Law Offices of Adam L. Pearlman || 26-Nov-2013

    Following an arrest, an arraignment will need to be set and at this time the defendant will appear in court before the judge. The judge will inform the defendant what they are being charged for, what their rights are and that if they cannot afford an attorney, one can be appointed. They will then ask the defendant how they plead and the options include not guilty, guilty or no contest. A no ...
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  • Criminal Arrest and Charges

    Posted By Law Offices of Adam L. Pearlman || 19-Nov-2013

    The first part of a criminal case will be the arrest. In order to take you in to custody, the officer will need to have probably cause. This is covered under the Fourth Amendment and was instigated to protect citizens from being taken advantage of. An officer will need to either get an arrest warrant from a judge or they will need to be able to justify the arrest after they have taken the ...
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  • Welcome to our Ventura Criminal Defense Blog!

    Posted By Adam Pearlman || 14-Jan-2011

    We are pleased to announce the launch of our new Ventura Criminal Defense web site and law blog! We have an RSS feed available for you here.
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