Robert Ernenwein and Stephanie Johnson

Two former LA Deputy District Attorneys join forces to form Criminal Defense Firm starting October 1, 2018

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Attorneys Robert Ernenwein and Stephanie Johnson, both former prosecutors presently practicing in their respective firms, will begin a partnership effective October 1 in a firm to be named Ernenwein & Johnson, LLP. They have been working together on a number of misdemeanor and felony cases over the last several months to give the partnership a “trial run.” Seeing that the …

juvenile defense

California Bill Would Deem Youth 12 and Younger Too Young for Court

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California, like most states, has no minimum age that would prevent courts from hearing cases of children who are charged with criminal offenses. Senate Bill (SB) 439 would instead direct counties in the state to develop the “least restrictive” alternatives to the juvenile justice system. Aside from that, child protective services agencies are tasked with providing services to vulnerable children …

Criminal Defense Law

Man Ordered Probation After Threatening To Kill Maxine Waters

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After listening to a talk radio show where they discussed the comments she made about President Donald Trump, Lloyd made a threat during a phone call to Waters’ Capitol Hill Office. “If you continue to make threats towards the president, you’re going to wind up dead, Maxine, ‘cause we’ll kill you,” along with racial slurs is what Lloyd left in …

Criminal Defense

Jurors Attempt to Form Verdict Against Former Palos Verdes High Student

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Cameron Terrell is a Palos Verdes resident who drove two alleged juvenile gang members to 78th Street and Western Avenue back in an October 2017 shooting. The two men got out of the vehicle, confronted and gunned down Justine Holmes thinking he was a member of a rival gang. Terell then drove them away from the scene. On October 12th, …

Police Body Cameras

Body Cameras Added to Torrance Police Department

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After two years of testing and evaluation according to Sergeant Ronald Harris, Torrance Police Department has become the latest agency in Southern California to add body cameras to their officers’ attire. This was done to help provide more transparency and safety. In addition, 50 vehicles belonging to the Torrance Police Department will be equipped with mobile cameras. The body-worn cameras …

Shooting - Former Long Beach Law Firm Employee Shoots At Colleagues

Teen Killed in San Pedro

Brett Casaccio Blog, News

At about 2 a.m. today, police and firefighters were dispatched to the 700 block of W. Sepulveda Street in San Pedro on reports of a car crashing into a home. The victim was identified as 17-year-old Kayla Yolanda Huerta. Police and firefighters found her inside the vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics attempted to save …

Police Body Cameras

Arizona Suspect Kills Himself as Authorities Arrive

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Dwight Lamon Jones, 56, suspected of killing six people in the Phoenix area turned the gun on himself Monday. Some of his victims were connected to his November 2010 divorce case, including his prominent psychiatrist who testified against him years ago and two paralegals who worked for the law office that represented the suspect’s wife. Along with the two paralegals, …

Criminal Defense Law

Court Rules in Favor of Baker Who Refused to Make Cake for Same-Sex Couple

Brett Casaccio Blog, News

The Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a Colorado baker, Jack Philips, who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. David Mullins and husband Charlie Craig filed a civil rights complaint to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission after Philips refused to make a cake for their wedding. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission found that Philips violated …

Criminal Defense

Gardena Murder – Man found Guilty of Murder and Rape

Robert Ernenwein Blog, News

A 34-year-old woman named Carol Ann Coronado of Carson, California, is serving three consecutive life prison terms for killing her daughters back in May of 2014. Her three daughters were Sophia, 2, Yazmine, 16 months and Xenia, 3 months. Their mother stabbed their jugular veins and they all died shortly after. Coronado waived her right to a jury trial and …