Being in a drugged area

Recently had a client charged with an unusual crime, to wit: Being in a drugged area. Had to actually look it up in the California penal code, and it looks like a classic example of legislative overreach. In the usual enthusiasm to maximize crime and punishment someone clearly thought it would be much easier if […]

Torrance Courthouse Misdemeanor Defense

Torrance Misdemeanor Defense.  The Torrance Courthouse is home to several prosecuting agencies.  If the alleged crime occurred in Torrance, Redondo Beach, Gardena,  Manhattan Beach, or Palos Verdes, then the case is likely to be heard at the Torrance Courthouse.  Torrance Courthouse, unlike many other courthouses in Los Angeles County, draws a fairly conservative jury pool.  […]

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