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July 2017 Archives

Defendant to face charges he attempted to kill Van Nuys couple

A 27-year-old Castaic man is scheduled to make an appearance in Los Angeles District Court on August 14, 2017, to face firearms, assault, and attempted murder charges. The man is accused of having brandished a weapon and attempted to inflict harm on a Van Nuys couple in February.

Understanding the difference between detention and an arrest

If you are facing criminal charges, the situation likely began with an interaction with law enforcement. Perhaps they started with a few questions or perhaps you immediately found yourself in handcuffs. If there was any ambiguity, it might be unclear whether you were arrested or simply in detention. It is worth noting that while the former may remain on public record, the latter is an informal interaction.

Van Nuys man faces $7 million bankruptcy fraud charges

A Los Angeles federal judge, in a ruling on June 17, 2017, decided that a 68-year-old Van Nuys man should remain in federal custody until his bankruptcy fraud trial begins on Aug. 8. The criminal complaint in this case alleges that the man devised a fake program aimed at helping distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure that netted him as much as $7 million in proceeds.The grand jury met to decide whether the United States Attorney's Office should move forward in prosecuting the man on June 8. In presenting the case to the panel, prosecutors had alleged that the man and his co-conspirators had marketed his company, Valueline, as a foreclosure or eviction relief company.Fake deeds

Van Nuys woman strikes police car, leads them on high-speed chase

A 23-year-old woman from Van Nuys was arrested and charged with felony assault on a peace officer among other charges in the early morning hours of June 22, 2017. Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) had begun pursuing the woman earlier that same morning after they noted the car she was driving allegedly had been reported as stolen.

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