Category: General Topics

9 Steps in a Criminal Defense Case

Rabin Nabizadeh
October 5, 2022

If you’re in a situation where you are facing criminal charges, the criminal process can be confusing. The justice system has specific steps they follow. Whether federal or state, the prosecuting attorney has the challenge of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. That means obtaining an attorney from a reputable law firm that understands the […]

Is Resisting Arrest a Felony?

Rabin Nabizadeh
August 22, 2022

When state law enforcement suspects someone of a crime and decides to arrest them, they may attempt to resist. But is resisting arrest a felony? In general, yes, it is a crime to suppress an arrest. Resisting an arrest is a form of obstruction of justice, a serious offense. The penalty for resisting arrest varies […]

What Happens To Your Possessions When You Go To Jail?

Rabin Nabizadeh
October 14, 2021

It’s tough to go to prison or be put to jail. The hassle and everything in between can shred significant amounts of time outside preparing for what will happen to your money, bills, possessions, and other concerns. However, even though you are inside the prison, your financial obligations won’t go away. On top of that, […]

White Collar Crime in Cities Across the U.S.

Rabin Nabizadeh
November 18, 2019

White-collar crimes, or business crimes, are one of the many categories of crime that we defend at Summit Defense. The FBI characterizes white-collar crime as crimes committed by business and government professionals. The motivation behind these crimes is financial, specifically to obtain or avoid losing money, property, or services or to secure a personal or […]

A Look at the Number of Private Prisons Across the U.S.

Rabin Nabizadeh
September 9, 2019
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The existence of private prisons is a highly debated subject in the U.S. today. And while we are not going to get into the specifics of the debate, we did want to provide more insight into the presence of private prisons around the country. To do that, we conducted research to learn where the highest […]

Most Popular True Crime Documentary By State

Rabin Nabizadeh
May 24, 2019
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These are the Most Searched True Crime Documentaries in Every State There are new true crime documentaries premiering on networks like Netflix, HBO, and Hulu all the time. Documentaries like ‘Making a Murderer’ and ‘Abducted in Plain Sight’ have viewers buzzing. We all have our own opinions on who really killed Teresa Halbach or why […]

Sentencing Disparities in Bay Area Counties

Rabin Nabizadeh
February 11, 2019

Major sentencing disparities can occur in different Bay Area Counties. What a judge sentences an individual to in one county could be vastly different than from what a judge sentences an individual to in another county. The differences in sentencing have a vast monetary effect on both county and California state resources. Whatever affects county […]

Know Your Rights when speaking to the Police

Rabin Nabizadeh
November 13, 2018

Nobody believes they’ll ever get arrested. Most don’t even believe a police officer will ever pull them over. It happens, though, which is why you must be prepared even if, fingers crossed, it never happens to you. Do you know your rights, what to say, and what not to say when a police officer approaches […]

Pretrial Cash Bail (SB-10) Eliminated in the State of California

Rabin Nabizadeh
September 27, 2018
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People arrested in the state of California will see a dramatic shift in the terms of their detainment pending trial under a new law set to take effect in October 2019. The recently passed Senate Bill 10, or the California Money Bail Reform Act, eliminates cash bond in favor of nonmonetary bail conditions. Gov. Edmund […]

Flaws in Forensic Evidence

Rabin Nabizadeh
March 26, 2018

The office of the Santa Clara District Attorney’s “Conviction Integrity Unit” is going through the arduous effort of scanning previously sentenced individuals for details where microscopic hairs have been utilized in a guilty verdict. These tiny pieces have been used to convict persons from everything including rapes, child molestations, kidnappings, and murders. What has prompted […]