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  • As a Glendale criminal defense lawyer, I know that being charged with a crime can happen to anybody. A police officer is a human being, and he or she occasionally makes mistakes in arresting individuals. He or she may lack probable cause to arrest a person. If you have been arrested for a crime in… [Continue Reading]

    Glendale Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Violent crimes are perhaps the most serious charges requiring an experienced and dedicated defense lawyer involve violent crime cases.  GLOTZER and SWEAT LLP has handled a variety of violent crime cases, including murder, attempted murder, felony resisting arrest, assault with a deadly weapon and assault and battery.  Sentencing in these types of cases can range… [Continue Reading]

    Violent Crimes
  • Our firm handles all types of criminal appeals in California.  An appeal is an attempt to overturn a conviction based upon legal errors that may have occurred that may allow the conviction to be attacked.  A successful appeal can result in the suppression of evidence that was admitted at trial, a reduction in the sentence… [Continue Reading]

    Criminal Appeals in California
  • Felony 2 Strikes Case Lancaster, California Result: Dismissal of Strikes and Probation. Felony 2 Strikes Case Fontana, California Result: Dismissal of Strikes and Probation. DMV Hearing for Minor with blood alcohol of .05 Van Nuys, California Result: Dismissed Embezzlement of funds over $150,000.00 Long Beach, California Result: Probation Embezzlement and Fraud over $100,000.00 Airport Court, California Result: Probation Attempted Murder Los Angeles Metro Court Result: Dismissed DMV… [Continue Reading]

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  • The Criminal process in California depends upon a lot of factors including the level of the offense charged (misdemeanor or felony), the nature of the criminal charges and other things.  This is a brief explanation of generally what happens in felony cases: Arraignment • First Appearance Your arraignment is your first appearance in court after… [Continue Reading]

    Criminal Process
  • About our criminal defense lawyers: JOSHUA W. GLOTZER When you or a loved one is arrested, protection of your legal rights can only come from an effective and experienced attorney. In a criminal case, it is essential to retain an experienced attorney who has the knowledge to challenge the police and prosecutors and provide the… [Continue Reading]

    About our Criminal Defense Lawyers

First Degree Burglary Charges in California

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First degree burglary charges in California are criminal allegations that I have dealt with many times in my almost 20 years of practicing law in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.   If a person is charged with robbery as opposed to burglary there can be a significant differences in a sentence.   A recent […]

Carjacking Charges in California

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Carjacking charges in California can result in numerous felony charges.  Case in point: The carjacking/DUI chase in Yorba Linda California last week led to an arrest of a suspect that luckily did not seriously injure or kill another citizen during the chase.   http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/09/05/fullerton-police-in-pursuit-of-carjacking-suspect/    The crime of carjacking can often lead to additional charges including DUI, […]

Money Laundering Charges in California

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Money laundering charges in California arise when a person or business entity is accused of filtering illicit funds through a legitimate business enterprise.  Case in point: In recent days, a raid on different clothing companies in downtown Los Angeles revealed charges that businesses were laundering money through their business into the pocket of members of […]

Civil Compromise in CA Criminal Cases

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Civil compromise in CA criminal cases is a concept whereby an agreement to pay for the damages caused by a potentially criminal incident can reduce or dismiss the charged crimes. Having the right advice and representation of a Los Angeles criminal attorney can make all the difference in these cases.   In California, many persons […]