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Is Prop 47 Working
It has now been several months since California passed Prop 47 and it has already caused a profound effect on our justice system. Visit our Los Angeles criminal defense blog to learn more.
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Is Prop 47 Working

OKABE & HAUSHALTER Mar 11, 2015

Last November, California voters passed Proposition 47, a new law that would reduce certain drug and theft felonies to misdemeanors. The money saved on jail and court expenses would then be used to fund community, youth, and mental health programs. Now, just a few months later, LA County is reporting widespread effects of the new […]

Man Arrested In Lax For Drug Trafficking

OKABE & HAUSHALTER Sep 26, 2011

It is being reported that a 21-year-old man, L.E., was arrested in the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Wednesday, September 21 after it was discovered that what appeared to be snack food bags contained anything but snacks. The Compton, CA resident has been accused of attempting to smuggle methamphetamine, commonly known as meth, through […]

The son of the law Farrah Fawcett, R.O., has recently found himself in hot water after being pulled over in a typical traffic stop in the Santa Monica, CA area. The 26-year-old was found to be in possession of heroin after having his vehicle searched. His apartment was later subjected to a search during which […]

A two decade veteran of the LAPD has recently been arrested on charges for a fraud charge relating to a drug crime. The officer has since been accused of “doctor shopping” and otherwise using fraudulent means to illegally procure prescription drugs. Currently, the officer has nine charges that he is facing and is being held on […]

A Los Angeles man called the police to report a home-invasion robbery, only to get himself arrested. When police arrived at the man’s home to investigate the robbery, they discovered the man was illegally growing pot in his home. Not only did police find a large amount of marijuana, but they also found supplies need […]

The city of Los Angeles is one step closer to enforcing an ordinance that would shut down hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the city. There are currently about 1,000 dispensaries throughout Los Angeles, but if and when the ordinance goes into effect, only the 187 dispensaries that were registered with the city before a […]

Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley’s efforts to crackdown on medical marijuana have landed one dispensary owner in the hot seat. The owner of Organica, a medical marijuana dispensary in Marina Del Rey, is facing criminal charges for the illegal sale of marijuana and money laundering. Jeffrey Joseph is accused of passing out flyers advertising […]

Former Riverside Police Chief Russ Leach was allegedly drinking at a strip club before he crashed a city-owned vehicle. According to Jon Diamond, the attorney representing the club, Leach drank about four glasses of Scotch whiskey while at the topless club, but appeared to be fine when he left. Diamond said he wasn’t acting drunk […]

Last week Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an ordinance that will result in the closure of hundreds of medical malpractice shops throughout the city. Mayor Villaraigosa signed the ordinance into effect after the city council approved the bill in late January. The ordinance limits the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the city to […]