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26 Apr, 2019
OKABE & HAUSHALTER

At Okabe & Haushalter, we see many clients charged with criminal offenses—some relatively minor and others quite significant. One of the most commonly fielded questions from our clients and their family members is whether or not they should go for a plea deal that they have been offered by the prosecution in their case. The […]

If you have been following the HBO documentary “The Case Against Adnan Syed,” then you may be still reeling about the shocking finale, which played out last week. During the finale, it was revealed that Syed was offered a resentencing deal, which he refused to take. He has been behind bars for 20 years for […]

6 Apr, 2019
OKABE & HAUSHALTER

Eyewitness misidentification is one of the main causes of wrongful convictions in the United States, according to the California Innocence Project. Even so, eyewitness identification is still considered one of the most powerful types of evidence that can be used against a criminal defendant in a court of law. This flies in the face of […]

The Golden State Killer left havoc behind wherever he went in the 1970s and 80s in California. Last year, police said they had their guy, nearly 50 years after his first known crime, bringing closure to a string of cold cases including hundreds of home invasions, dozens of rapes, and more than a dozen murders. […]

Last month California’s most infamous dine and dasher surrendered himself at the Los Angeles County Superior Court to serve his 120 day jail sentence. The 45 year old man had notoriously met women on dating apps and asked them to dine at different restaurants in Southern California. He would eat dinner, sometimes ordering and eating […]

Many of us communicate with our friends and loved ones in a manner that only the participants of this conversation can understand. Thus, if a text-based conversation between you and your friend, who committed suicide, gets into the wrong hands, it may lead to a conviction of involuntary manslaughter. After all, what you and your […]

Let’s imagine the following scenario. You have just made toast and are about to spread peanut butter and jelly on your toast when, all of a sudden, you hear a knock on your door. You are not expecting anyone. So you go to the door and ask who it is. You hear, “Open up, it’s […]

Did you know that you could actually go to jail or prison for failure to comply with the terms of your felony probation? If you were surprised to read this, then you are probably like Josh, a reader of our Okabe & Haushalter blog. A few days back, our Los Angeles criminal defense attorney received […]

The day thousands of street vendors across California have been waiting for for years will finally come on January 1, 2019. Outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown has prepared a New Year’s Eve present for sidewalk vendors selling food and other goods in California: starting January 1, 2019, street vending will no longer be a crime […]

There is a reason why people in California and all across the United States are discussing bail reform. As you may or may not know, the bail system in California is far from perfect. Our Los Angeles criminal defense attorney at Okabe & Haushalter explains that although the bail system has its pros and cons, […]

What seemed like a nice evening full of fun, booze and partying could take a scary turn if you decide to drive under the influence of alcohol. No, we do not mean that you could be arrested for DUI. When we say “scary,” we mean that you could be charged with gross vehicular manslaughter. Your […]

Spitting is the expression of disgust and anger for some people. Sometimes, it isn’t something a person can control. Sometimes, the temptation to show disgust or anger is so strong that people resort to spitting on their target or disgust or anger rather than hitting them. It often happens that people spit on police officers […]