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Criminal Appeals

After you have been convicted of a crime, you may have the right to appeal the conviction. If you are found guilty after a court or jury trial, you have a short amount of time - 30 days for a misdemeanor...

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Driving Offenses

Driving an automobile is a privilege and not a right. However most of us depend on being able to drive to work and other engagements. In Southern California, being able to drive is almost a necessity.

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Department of Motor Vehicles

If you have been charged with a driving offense it can cost you thousands of dollars in fines and possibly your driving privileges. In the event that you are required to attend...

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A misdemeanor, generally, is any crime that is punishable by up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to $1000, unless the crime has been designated as an infraction. If you are arrested...

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A felony, generally, is any crime that is punishable by more than one year in county jail or in state prison and a fine. Some offenses can be filed either as a felony or a misdemeanor...

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White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are felonies or misdemeanors that are usually committed by a person in the course of his business or political dealings.

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Crimes Against Property

Crimes against property can be filed as either felonies or misdemeanors. The seriousness of the offense will generally depend on the amount...

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Crimes Against Persons

Crimes against persons can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the allegations. If you are charged with a crime...

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Where We Practice

Bird & Bird considers the “South Bay” our home. The following cities / communities make up the area known as the “South Bay” in Southern California that are currently serviced by the Southwest District, or Torrance, Court: Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estates, Rolling Hills, Lomita, Los Angeles, Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Lawndale, and Gardena.

Once considered part of the Southwest District, El Segundo and Hawthorne are now serviced by the Los Angeles Airport (LAX) Court, where we also call home. At the LAX court, we also represent clients in matters from Santa Monica, Culver City, Westchester, and the communities served by LAPD – Pacific Division.

The practice of Bird & Bird is not limited to our own backyard. Bird & Bird, A Law Corporation represents clients in criminal matters in virtually all of the courts of Los Angeles County and the County of Orange.