THE KENT LAW FIRM

THE KENT LAW FIRM
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Friday, October 31, 2014

DUMB CRIMINALS

A NEW YORK 'ZOMBIE' WOMAN ARRESTED FOR DUI TWICE IN 3 HOURS! Zombies were never said to be smart!

NAKED DREAM CRIMES

MAN AWAKES TO A WOMAN PERFORM ORAL SEX ON HIM WHO HAD BROKE INTO HIS HOUSE! Are they sure he wasn't dreaming?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

NAKED BEAGLE CRIMES

MAN THOUGHT IT WAS 'OK' TO HAVE SEX WITH BEAGLE BECAUSE IT WAS OVER 40LBS AND SPAYED! Well, that makes sense!

Monday, October 27, 2014

A Criminal Defense Lawyer Represents People Charged with Manslaughter

Criminal Defense Lawyer
As a criminal defense lawyer in Fullerton, we represent clients that have been charged with manslaughter. While this is a serious charge, remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty.  Our job is to make a case for innocence and create enough reasonable doubt that the jury doesn’t issue a conviction.  Due to the serious nature, and stiff penalties, associated with manslaughter, we recommend hiring an attorney right away so that there is the proper time to build your defense. 

There are several types of manslaughter charges: voluntary, involuntary and vehicular.  Voluntary manslaughter is the most serious of these offenses.  While still short of a murder charge, a conviction can lead to up to eleven years in jail. With this type of case, half of the battle is to make sure that the prosecutor doesn’t attempt to prove murder, instead.  In order for a crime to be considered voluntary manslaughter we must show that the crime happened in the heat of the moment and was not premeditated. For example, if you were in a fight or went into a fit of rage upon finding out someone harmed your family member that would be a crime of passion and therefore manslaughter. If, however, the death was premeditated it could lead to a murder charge. 

As a criminal defense lawyer, we work to build a strong case for our clients’ innocence.  If we can create enough reasonable doubt, the jury will be unlikely to deliver a manslaughter conviction.  If, however, it is clear that some sort of conviction will occur, we will work to get the penalties reduced and prevent the charges from escalating to murder.  This is important given how easy it is to turn a manslaughter charge into a more serious crime.  For example, in California, a prosecutor can go for a murder charged if there was a sufficient cooling off period from the time that a person became aware of an injustice, like a cheating spouse, to when they killed someone.  If sufficient time passed between the two events, it would appear that the murder was premeditated or planned out in advance. We work to protect our clients by proving that this is not the case. 

When someone is convicted of voluntary manslaughter there is a standard jail sentence of 3, 6 or 11 years.  As a criminal defense lawyer, we will present mitigating factors to try and get the judge to reduce the penalties during sentencing.  Judges have the leeway to do so, and as a lawyer we will demonstrate a lack of criminal history and the unlikelihood that a crime would be committed again. For example, a person committing a crime of passion would have no reason to reoffend since it was in response to the action of someone else.  A prosecutor, on the other hand, will try and present aggravating factors such as the brutality of the crime in order to have a stiffer penalty issued.  This makes it important to work with an experienced lawyer every step of the way. 

HATE CRIMES TREATED TEXAS STYLE

A MAN ATTACKS A POSSIBLY GAY MAN ONLY TO BE BEAT DOWN BY TEXAS BYSTANDERS!  Texas justice!

TRULY REMORSEFUL CRIMINALS

A MAN WHO ROBS A GAS STATION, REGRETS HIS DECISION AND RETURNS MONEY A COUPLE HOURS LATER!That's true remorse!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

DUMB CRIMINALS

A BRITISH MAN STEALS 40,000 POUNDS AND THEN FAKES A COMA FOR 2 YEARS TO AVOID COURT! Fakes a come? Really?

NAKED CRIMES SHOPPING

18-YEAR-OLD STEALS HANDCUFFS, ERECTION CREAM AND MORE ON HER SHOPPING SPREE! A girl needs to be prepared!

NAKED SUBSTITUTE TEACHER CRIMES

SUBSTITUTE TEACHER HAS ORAL SEX WITH STUDENT ON HER FIRST DAY! It must have been an accelerated class!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MORE NAKED TEACHER CRIMES

A HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER IS MAD A NUDE PHOTO OF HER IS RELEASED, ADMITS TO SEX WITH STUDENT! She was a biology teacher!

Monday, October 20, 2014

LEGAL LEADERS - Top Rated Lawyers 2014

Mr. Kent is honored to be included again in Martindale-Hubbell "TOP RATED LAWYERS 2014" as seen in the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more.

DUMB CRIMINALS

WOMAN GETS STUCK TRYING TO BURGLARIZE HOME THROUGH CHIMNEY! Didn't she remember St. Nick used magic?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014

NAKED PASTER CRIMES

'BLACK MAGIC' PASTOR MOLESTS TEEN TO CURE OF HOMOSEXUALITY! Stupid is as stupid does....

Thursday, October 16, 2014

ALMOST NAKED CRIMES

PLAYBOY WANNABE AND BOYFRIEND ARRESTED WITH CASY, 50 BOATS AND 40 KILOS OF ECSTASY! Poor thing, Playboy didn't run her photos!

MOTHER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE CHARGED

LA MOTHER WHOSE 17-YEAR-OLD SON BROUGHT GUN TO SCHOOL CHARGED WITH IMPROPER STORAGE! All guns should be safely stored!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NAKED STUFFED ANIMAL CRIMES

FLORIDA MAN MASTURBATES ON A STUFFED ANIMAL BEFORE RETURNING IT TO THE STORE SHELF! Uh, yes, in a Walmart!

DUMB CRIMINALS

MAN IMPERSONATING A COP TRIES TO PULL OVER AN OFF-DUTY OFFICER! Oops, my bad!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

NAKED CRIMES - AFFAIRS

WIFE INTERRUPTS HUSBAND DURING SEXUAL AFFAIR ONLY TO HAVE HER LIFE THREATENED FOR INTERRUPTING! Oops, my bad!?!?!?

Friday, October 10, 2014

MARVELOUS MUGSHOTS

MAN WITH TOM BRADY HELMET TATTOO ON HIS HEAD ARRESTED FOR DRUGS! Who would have thought?

NAKED TREE CRIMES

A WOMAN WAS FOUND NAKED IN A TREE AND HER BOYFRIEND NAKED KNOCKING ON DOORS! Can you say, "Meth?"

Thursday, October 9, 2014

NAKED COP CAR CRIMES

COUPLE ARRESTED FOR SWERVING STARTED HAVING SEX IN BACK OF PATROL CAR! Wonder why they swerved?

GIRL TROUBLE

INTOXICATED, STRIPPER GIRLFRIEND ATTACKS BOYFRIEND WITH AN AX FOR IGNORING HER! Did he forget to pay for a lapdance?

DUMB COPS

COPS, ARMED TO THE HILT, DRUG DOGS, AND HELICOPTER CONVERGE ON A MARIJUANA, UH, I MEAN, OKRA FARM! They're both green!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

MOTHER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE

A 4-YEAR-OLD BRINGS HEROIN TO DAYCARE AND PASSES IT OUT LIKE CANDY! Thank God no one died!

Monday, October 6, 2014

12 UNBELIEVABLE ARRESTS

THINGS YOU WOULD HAVE NEVER IMAGINED WOULD HAVE GOTTEN YOU ARRESTED! Hard to believe!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

NAKED AIRPORT CRIMES

A NAKED MAN ACTING ERRATICALLY AT ATLANTA AIRPORT WAS TASED WITH A STUN GUN! Talk about feeling vulnerable?

How a DUI Attorney Can Help You On Your Second or Third Offense

DUI Attorney
A DUI attorney can help you if you have been pulled over while driving under the influence.  If this is your first offense, you may be concerned about the process and we can help you to navigate through it.  If, however, you have been convicted of a DUI in the past and gotten off easy don't expect the same results.  Judges are typically more lenient on first-time offenders with many doing community service and paying a fine.  If, however, you have already been convicted and are now facing a second or third DUI charge, don’t expect a light sentence again.  Driving under the influence is a serious criminal offense and after your first conviction the courts will treat it that way.

If you get convicted of a second or third offense, you will probably lose your driver's license.  This will negatively impact your ability to get to work, pick up your kids, and generally meet your obligations.  Even buying groceries becomes a chore when you are unable to drive.  On your second conviction, the typical license suspension is two years while on your third it is ten.  If you are convicted, expect to be a long term member of the bus riding community.

Fortunately, as a DUI attorney, we can help by trying to get the charges reduced to reckless driving instead of a DUI charge. If the evidence is strong and we are unable to have the charges reduced, we will make a case for why you should receive a light penalty and how your ability to drive is necessary for your family.  In order to make this argument we need to ask a variety of questions to learn more about you, what you do, your family and how being unable to drive could impact your family’s livelihood.  

For second-time offenders, it is easier to make these arguments.  If you have been convicted of a DUI twice, the penalties become even stiffer on the third conviction.  If you are allowed to drive, it is mandatory for an ignition interlocking device to be installed on your car.  This will be done at your expense.  Once installed, your car will not start without you taking a mandatory breathalyzer test every time you step behind the wheel.  This can be embarrassing, expensive, and inconvenient at the very least. 

In California, you can be charged and convicted of a DUI if you have a 0.08 BAC level or higher.  This is common knowledge, but many people are not aware that if you are driving a commercial vehicle the BAC limit is 0.04 and if you are a minor it is 0.02.  If you fall into either of the latter two categories, you need to be additionally careful to be sure that you do not drink alcohol before driving and if you do, call a DUI attorney immediately upon being pulled over.  

While the laws vary in every state, California has an implied consent law that states if you apply for a driver's license, you are giving consent to sobriety tests including a breathalyzer.  This means that refusing to take the test is not a reasonable defense, and it can get your license taken away.  The best course of action then is to call a DUI lawyer to represent you.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

NAKED TRUCKER CRIMES!

A SEMI DRIVER WHO REAR ENDED A SCHOOL BUS WAS APPARENTLY DISTRACTED BY NAKED WOMAN IN FRONT SEAT! Wonder why she was naked?