Robbery is a serious felony that can result in penalties ranging from 3 years to life depending on the circumstances involved. If you have been accused of robbery, please call Peter Liss as soon as possible to discuss your defense.
Catalytic converter theft is dramatically increasing in frequency. This crime may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony in California, depending on the value of the auto part.
Most people know that mail theft is a federal crime. In fact, it’s a felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison. This applies whether a letter or package is sent via UPS, USPS or FedEx. What most people don’t know is that anyone who steals mail sent through USPS can also be charged […]
Back in 2017, California enacted new theft laws that ensured those who shoplifted could only be charged with a misdemeanor or infraction, whereas prosecutors often filed felony burglary charges against shoplifters prior to that, arguing that they entered the store with the intent to steal. Most first-time offenders could even enter a diversion program, allowing […]
If you believe you may be under investigation for a crime, you shouldn’t wait until charges are filed before you contact a top criminal defense attorney. You lawyer can provide you with advice on how to proceed during the investigations and let you know whether or not to answer questions for the police. On top […]
While people have been crashing weddings for probably about as long as people have had weddings, the idea of “wedding crashing” really entered the popular consciousness when the Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn film Wedding Crashers was released in 2005. Since then, many more people have tried their hands at crashing weddings in order to […]
The mere possession of a crowbar, or even a set of lockpicks, does not make someone a criminal. But if prosecutors can prove the person in possession of these items intended to use them to , then that person could be found guilty of violating California Penal Code Section 466 (PC), aka possession of burglary […]
One of the most increasingly common crimes is that of dognapping. Perhaps one of the most surprising things about this crime is the fact that is usually only charged as petty or grand theft and a good portion of people accused of the crime only face misdemeanor charges. Here’s what you should know about this […]
California’s Employment Development Department, the state department in charge of issuing unemployment benefits, has been in the news a lot recently after reporting record fraud losses in 2020 due to looser restrictions on unemployment claims as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, of the $114 billion worth of unemployment benefits paid in 2020, […]
Prosecutors are limited by ethical and legal standards. But the problem with many ethical and legal standards (these included) is that the boundaries are not set in stone and vary on a case by case basis. This was most certainly the problem when prosecutors decided to compare an alleged bank robber to Jack Torrance of […]