Criminal Defense Category

Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney If This is My First Arrest?

At the Kosnett Law Firm, we understand that asking a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney whether you need a criminal defense lawyer seems as though it will be answered with a biased response. The reality is, just because you do not have a criminal record — and this is your first arrest — does not mean it will not impact your future in profoundly serious ways. For starters, if you are convicted — whether it is a misdemeanor or felony — you will have a criminal record going forward. Here…
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How to Protect Your California Criminal Case After an Arrest

At the Kosnett Law Firm, our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys know that there are multiple ways a defendant can hurt his or her case after a California arrest. Unfortunately, they may not know they are doing it, which can come as a surprise when the prosecutor decides to proceed with their case because the defendant’s mistakes have helped build their case. Here, our Los Angeles County defense lawyers offer some advice to help minimize the damages from your arrest. Do Not Post About Your Arrest on Social Media If you were arrested…
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What are the Most Common Types of Warrants in California?

Our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at Kosnett Law Firm understand there is significant confusion regarding warrants in California. Specifically, the uncertainty regarding why they are issued, and what they do or allow once they are. For general purposes, a warrant is the result of a court order signed by a judge that allows or directs law enforcement to take some type of action. The most common types of warrants in California include: Alias Warrants Arrest Warrants Bench Warrants Extradition Warrants Search Warrants Our criminal defense lawyers in Los Angeles…
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How Intent Impacts My California Criminal Case

At the Kosnett Law Firm, our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys know there are two initial factors the courts will consider when evaluating criminal charges in California. First, the crime itself, meaning what did the accused do? Then, his or her intent, meaning what was this person thinking when the alleged crime took place? Criminal intent is often required to get a conviction in some cases. Without it, the case may not meet the sufficient legal threshold to move forward with a conviction in a specific legal category. Here, our Los…
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What are the Top Reasons California Criminal Charges are Dismissed?

At the Kosnett Law Firm, our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys understand that all arrests, charges, and potential legal penalties are different for each person throughout the State of California. Factors that determine each person’s legal obstacles can include the severity of the crime they are accused of, their criminal history, the evidence, and the procedures used to detain and process them. With the help of our experienced criminal defense lawyers Los Angeles, those same factors are often the very reasons a prosecutor may dismiss the charges against you. Reason One: The Victim…
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