Law Offices of Gabriel H. Avina

Los Angeles Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Lawyers


Friday, May 15, 2015

Can't find the Claim for Damages Form for the City of Los Angeles?

For whatever reason, the Clerk for the City of Los Angeles has decide to no longer make the Claim for Damages form available online.  A claim can still be made through an online process.  But that process has to be done in a single session.

This is not practical.

So if you still need the City of Los Angeles Claim for Damages form, here it is:

City of Los Angeles Claim for Damages Form

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Harassed by Police? There's now an app for that!

The ACLU has launched a police recording app.  It's free. Download it today.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Recent Verdict: Jury awards $900,000 to man punched by L.A. County sheriff's deputy

Recent Verdict: After a 3 day jury trial in the United Stated Central District Courthouse, the jury awarded my client, Eduardo Cervantes, $900,000.00 in damages stemming from the excessive force and false arrest claims that I and co-counsel Kevin S. Conlogue represented Mr. Cervantes on.    

Here is the full article in the Los Angeles Times.    

Thursday, February 27, 2014

New Ruling on Using GPS of Phone while Driving!

Here it is!  The People v. Spriggs Opinion that was recently decided and certified for publication that driver's could not be cited for using their cell phone while driving if they were using their GPS function.

The Fifth District Court of Appeal concluded that the Legislature never intended the law to cover looking at a cellphone map, reversing Mr. Spriggs' conviction.  While this ruling may seem limited at first glance, it can be used as persuasive authority when cited for an alleged violation of Vehicle Code Sec. 23123(a).