Home Confinement Prioritized as Response to COVID-19

Posted by Seth Chazin | Apr 01, 2020 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately, no security system is strong enough to prevent COVID-19 from breaking into the prison system.Yet many inmates in federal prison, state prison or county jail who have underlying health conditions are undoubtedly safer in a home confinement situation where there is better access to quality doctors ...

Harvey Weinstein gets 23 Years for Sexual Assault

Posted by Seth Chazin | Mar 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for third-degree rape (CA Penal Code 261) and sexual assault  in the first degree (CA Penal Code 243)

Fremont, CA Client Acquitted of Child Sexual Assault Charges

Posted by Seth Chazin | Feb 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

The case was tried before a jury in Alameda County Superior Court over the course of two months. Multiple motions were filed and argued before the court, as Mr. Chazin and his team fought tooth and nail to obtain a fair trial for their client, despite the judge and prosecutor’s best efforts to see that the client was convicted. As sex crime attorneys, we immediately sought to reassure the client that we would do everything in our power to help him out of this terrible situation. An aggressive and thorough investigation was immediately launched in defense of our client, with several of the area’s best investigators and experts, including a child psychologist and a DNA expert. The jury came back after a mere 90 minutes of deliberations. Not only did they acquit our client of the alleged child molestation, but they also acquitted him of a lesser-included offense

Explaining Sex Crime Defenses: How Your Lawyer Might Strategize

Posted by Seth Chazin | Dec 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

As more victims feel empowered to come forward about their experiences with sexual assault, rape, and harassment, there are others who worry that one mistake could result in the end of their professional careers. While one would hope you'd never require assistance from a sex crimes defense lawyer, it's entirely possible that an incident from your past could derail your entire future.

White Collar Crime: Common Defenses And Punishments

Posted by Seth Chazin | Dec 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

With true crime documentaries and fictional crime dramas having a major pop culture moment, many criminal defenses and sentences are common knowledge for anyone with access to a television. But what about defenses and sentences concerning white collar crimes, the ones you won’t see on Law and Order? Those are a little less well known. While white collar crime might not make for a riveting TV plot, the stakes feel very real when your name and business reputation are on the line. Here’s a simple beginners guide to common white collar crime defense tactics and sentences.

White Collar Crime Misconceptions: Don't Bet Your Money On These Myths

Posted by Seth Chazin | Sep 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

White collar crime has featured prominently in the biggest financial news stories of the past few decades. From Enron to Bernie Madoff, these cases have the power to both captivate and terrify. But even if you're familiar with some of the most infamous white collar cases, there's still a lot about financial crime that the average person doesn't understand. In fact, there are numerous misconceptions.

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