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  • Got a Criminal Record? How To Clean and Expunge Your Criminal Record in Los Angeles

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners ||

    According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (U.S. Department of Justice) 68 million Americans have become “criminalized” with misdemeanor, felony, or other criminal records. This criminalization of Americans could be a roadblock to living a normal and productive life. Fortunately, most states, including California, provide relief to people convicted of certain misdemeanors and ...
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  • Los Angeles Handicap Parking Fraud California Law

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners ||

    You're running late to work and you need your coffee fix. On your way to work you spot a Starbucks and pull in and grab the only parking space available – Handicap Parking. You figure you will only be several minutes and you park there. You then run in and grab your favorite tall latte and dash to your car only to find a citation on your windshield. You just committed Handicap parking ...
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  • Los Angeles Grand Theft Auto ... It's Not A Game!

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners ||

    Grand Theft Auto (California Penal Code section 487(d)(1) is a serious crime in Los Angeles. If convicted, you could face some stern consequences. Grand Theft Auto “ GTA ” is charged when someone takes another person's vehicle without the owner's permission and with the intent to deprive the owner of the vehicle permanently or for a period of time long enough to deprive the ...
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  • If I Borrow Or Rent A Car Can I Be Charged With Theft In Los Angeles?

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners ||

    The answer to that question is both yes and no. It depends on the circumstances. A key factor in any auto or vehicle theft offense is what the borrower or renter specifically intends to do with the car at the time of taking it. Generally, a person is guilty of auto theft when he or she takes a car, without the owner's consent and with the specific intent to take it from its rightful owner ...
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  • Can I Seal My Arrest Record in Los Angeles?

    Posted By Stephen G. Rodriguez & Partners ||

    In Los Angeles, you can be wrongfully arrested and still have the arrest record show up on a criminal background check for the rest of your life, unless you seal that arrest. This is true even if that arrest did not lead to a conviction. An arrest on a background check can be an obstacle to employment, promotion, renting or buying a house. Employers and landlords who depend on background checks to ...
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