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Did You Know You Can Kidnap Your Own Child in the State of California?

July 28, 2020

Many Californians are aware of the legal system. However, there are still many misconceptions regarding it. One of those common misconceptions is whether or not kidnapping of one’s own child is considered illegal. It’s understandable that one would be confused if this is a crime or not. After all, many believe that if someone is […]

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Facing Charges for Murder? Get a Violent Crime Defense Attorney in Van Nuys CA Now

July 21, 2020

Anyone who knows anything about the legal system knows that getting charged with murder can be a very serious and scary ordeal. To be charged with murder can be one of the most life-altering experiences. In many cases, being found guilty of committing murder can lead to a life-long sentence in California prison, which is […]

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Defend Yourself Against Spousal Rape in Cerritos CA

July 14, 2020

Everyone knows rape is a crime and one that is deemed to be quite serious, often landing one several years in prison and/or registration as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. From a relatively young age, this is something most people become aware of. However, often, people assume rape is performed against a complete stranger, […]

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The Mattern Law Firm is Still Taking on Violent Crime Cases During COVID-19

July 7, 2020

Times right now are chaotic, crazy, and uncertain. There’s no doubt about that; anyone and everyone would tell you the same thing. Due to the safety hazards presented all around us at this time, many businesses are changing how they operate to ensure the general public is as safe as humanly possible. Attorney Lisa Mattern […]

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Protect Yourself Against False Accusations of Violent Crime in Downey CA?

June 23, 2020

Violence is one of the most common crimes within and outside of the United States. Although within the past quarter century, violence has decreased greatly overall, it still is a big issue and a serious one that can lead to legal consequences that may involve jail or prison time, monetary fines, or both. But what […]

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Are You Being Prosecuted for Inflicting Injury on a Cohabitant? Get an Attorney in East Los Angeles CA

June 17, 2020

A cohabitant is someone whom a person lives with, and they share a special, intimate bond without being married to one another. This is a common type of living situation today, and it is only becoming more popular. You may even be involved in a living situation like this right now or at least have […]

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The California Definition of Assault and How to Defend Yourself Against Assault Allegations

June 11, 2020

“Assault” is a common word used today, and every day just about everywhere you go, this crime occurs. You know assault usually involves physical harm inflicted on another individual, but are you aware exactly what the legal definition is in the state of California? Knowledge is power, and knowing a definition as “simple” as this […]

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Is Child Abuse Considered a Federal Crime in California?

June 5, 2020

Just in the United States alone, an estimated 700,000 children are victims of abuse each year. It’s upsetting to think that so many young, innocent individuals are being targeted physically, verbally, sexually, mentally, or emotionally. These children don’t deserve to be abused nor do they have any sort of control over it. Even short-term child […]

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What Are the Alternative Sentencing Options for Domestic Abuse in California?

May 27, 2020

When you’ve been accused of committing domestic violence, one of the first thoughts that runs through your head is, “What will my punishment look like if I get charged?” This would be the concern for anybody, whether or not they’ve actually committed the act. So, it’s only natural to start mentally preparing yourself for facing […]

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Accused of Inflicting Physical Harm on Your Spouse in Southern California? Remember: Innocent Until Proven Guilty

May 20, 2020

It’s never a pleasant time reaching into your mailbox, only to find an envelope containing a court date. Then, you discover that your ex is trying to wrongly accuse you of domestic violence. How did this come to be? What sort of proof do they have? Will the judge believe a word that comes out […]

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