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18 Dec, 2020
OKABE & HAUSHALTER

In the 90s, I remember a hilarious movie that seemed to capture the essence of feeling unfulfilled in your career and turned mundane tasks into comedy gold. “Office Space” has become a cult classic and has no shortage of memorable one-liners.  Even the infamous Bill Lumbergh has become a popular meme, “Yeah… That’d be great.” […]

12 Nov, 2020
OKABE & HAUSHALTER

Capitalism is the American way. Our culture believes that individuals have the freedom to do what they want, which means they have the ability to climb the financial ladder should they choose to do so. Everything is a business, from schools to health care. There is a bill to be paid. Sometimes accounts get misconstrued, […]

12 Oct, 2020
OKABE & HAUSHALTER

Embezzlement is more than just simple theft. Embezzlement is known as employee theft and includes the act of somebody wrongfully appropriating funds that have been entrusted to their care but are actually owned by somebody else. The most common type of embezzlement is conducted by employees, but there are others with fiduciary responsibilities that can […]

If you have been arrested and charged for a crime, this can be an incredibly scary experience. This is particularly true if you honestly have no idea why you have been arrested or charged. When this happens, many people instinctively want to talk to law enforcement officials or prosecutors in an effort to clear their […]

17 Aug, 2020
OKABE & HAUSHALTER

Getting convicted of a sex offense in California often results in a person being required to register as a sex offender. This can have a detrimental effect on a person’s future, even after they have served time in prison. Whereas most people released from prison can begin to try to rebuild their lives, those on […]

Everyone understands that law enforcement officials take DUI charges very seriously. When people think of intoxicated driving, they think of somebody impaired by alcohol. However, residents in the Los Angeles area can also be charged with DUI for driving under the influence of marijuana. Many people ask how police officials and prosecutors are able to […]

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, and with so many people recently being under stay at home orders, there have been significant changes to most individuals’ normal way of life. As a result, this has caused an increase in reports and claims of domestic violence. Unfortunately, many people do live with truly abusive people. However, we […]

There is no denying that the coronavirus pandemic has significantly altered the way that we go about our daily lives, especially as most of us have been under stay at home orders. Unfortunately, this has led to an increase in reports of domestic violence. Many people are having to spend more time with truly abusive […]

Many people have one rule when it comes to drinking and driving – that they will not operate a vehicle if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is above the legal limit of .08%. While this is a laudable goal, we urge our readers not to stick with such a stringent baseline. Our Los Angeles DUI […]

Those convicted of sex offenses in California or elsewhere in the United States often have to register as sex offenders in their respective jurisdictions. If they move, they have to abide by the sex offender registry requirements of the jurisdiction they are moving to. A recent high profile case highlighted the dangers of not registering […]

14 Feb, 2020
OKABE & HAUSHALTER

It has been hard to turn on the news over the last month without seeing stories about disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein has been accused of sexual assault or rape by more than 90 women and has been on trial for the rape of two women over the last month. At Okabe & Haushalter, […]

15 Jan, 2020
OKABE & HAUSHALTER

Those who have been charged with viewing or distributing child pornography are vilified in the media. People always ask in the aftermath of an arrest, “Why didn’t they get help?” One answer to that could be that getting help can result in legal problems. At Okabe & Haushalter, our knowledgeable and experienced Los Angeles child […]