Types of Cases

(Please scroll down the page for a complete list of case types with links)

There is no way to fit all the cases we have handled into neat categories, however, certain categories are easy to establish, such as DUI, domestic violence and drug offenses.

However, within each of the categories are types of cases that one may not expect to find described within each category.

For example, in DUI, we include “non-alcohol DUI,” which includes driving under the influence of prescription drugs.  We also include under-21 DUI, which involves a no-tolerance standard.  Within DUI, we organized our “Select DUI Results” by first-time DUI, second-time DUI, third-time DUI, felony DUI, non-alcohol DUI and DMV results.  We further organize our results by courthouse, and in the case of Torrance, where we do more work than in any other courthouse, we categorize the DUI cases by the various cities that bring their cases to the Torrance Superior Court, i.e. by Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, etc.

In driving offenses, we include hit and run, which some may consider a violent crime.  We also include street racing and evading arrest.  We also include vehicular homicide, rather than placing it under violent crimes.

Domestic violence cases include not only boyfriend-girlfriend / husband versus wife cases, but child abuse as well.  Within the Select Domestic Violence Results, we have categorized the results by courthouse, and within the Torrance Courthouse, by city, i.e. Manhattan Beach, Lomita, Redondo Beach, etc.

Drug offenses include simple possession, sales and the possession of drug paraphernalia.  Within “Select Drug Offense” results, we have organized the results by courthouse and within Torrance, by the particular city making the arrest, i.e. Gardena, Torrance or Hermosa Beach.

Vandalism and graffiti cases cover just these two types of crimes.

Sex offenses cover a wide variety of cases, including cases that one may not think of as sex offenses, such as prostitution and public urination.  Sex offenses also cover child molestation, lewd acts with a child and indecent exposure.

Theft offenses are mainly shoplifting cases, but our results also include defrauding an innkeeper, identity theft, grand theft, receiving stolen property, tampering with a vehicle, auto burglary, possession of burglary tools, embezzlement, check kiting and even one unusual case where our client attempted to steal a traffic signal.

Violent crimes include attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, battery, shooting into an inhabited dwelling, resisting arrest, obstructing or delaying a police officer, mayhem, arson, stalking, exhibiting a weapon, criminal threats, harassing phone calls and animal cruelty.

Elder abuse includes both physical abuse and financial elder abuse.

White collar crime includes many offenses that are based on theft or fraud, such as unlawful receipt of worker’s compensation benefits, forgery, unlawful receipt of social security benefits, and mislabeled package goods, but also a few crimes that we perhaps should really categorize under a miscellaneous category, such as violation of building and safety codes, violation of municipal codes concerning housing specifications, selling alcohol to a minor and trespassing.

Juvenile crimes include anything that someone under 18 may be charged with, but in our experience often include things like shoplifting, assault with a deadly weapon, battery, criminal threats, sales of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of alcohol, joyriding, vandalism and graffiti.

All other categories of cases are self-explanatory.


DUI / Felony DUI

Driving Offenses

Domestic Violence

Drug Offenses

Vandalism & Graffiti

Sex Offenses

Theft / Robbery

Violent Crimes

Elder Abuse

White Collar Crime

Juvenile Crimes

Public Intoxication

Federal Offenses

Reducing Bail & Knowing When Someone Will Be Released

Probation Violations

Expungement & Probation Modifications

Seal Court Record and/or Arrest & Petition for Factual Innocence

Protective Orders / Restraining Orders

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