$43 million made as a Major League Baseball pitcher and now sitting in a San Diego jail on drug charges. Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested in Imperial Beach on February 9, 2018, after a vehicle he was driving was alleged to have a hidden compartment commonly used to smuggle drugs. To make matters significantly worse, over 20 kilograms of cocaine is alleged to have been found at a home Mr. Loaiza was renting in San Diego. David was quoted discussing how this case is yet another reminder of just how widespread drug trafficking is in San Diego.
Justice for Gymnasts? Another guest appearance for David on Voice of America International Edition. This time discussing the sentencing of Larry Nassar, the one renowned and now disgraced sports physician. David analyzes the sentence handed down and whether the judge’s comments to the defendant were out of line.
Here’s an interview David did with @LoriLundin from Voice of America, International Edition, regarding the horrific child abuse case uncovered in Perris, CA . David comes on at the 13:40 mark and discusses the myriad of criminal charges the couple faces and what will happen to the kids. Sad story.
It seems like every week there is a new story in the media relating to sex and criminal liability. Here’s another one, this from Avvo.com, where David is quoted discussing “stealthing”, the non-consensual removal of a condom during sex.
In this Avvo.com article, David discusses some do’s and don’ts when under investigation, or arrested, for possession of marijuana. In summary, do not discuss the allegations with law enforcement without first consulting with a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense lawyer.
The mass shooting in Texas on November 5 is yet another reminder of the inability of Washington, and state governments, to come together to find a solution which balances the core principles of the Second Amendment with public safety. Would effective enforcement of the current laws on the books prevented this week’s tragedy? This is David’s third consecutive month with Lori Lundin on Voice of America and many people are saying David’s passion for this topic is quite apparent. Take a listen, beginning at the 2:20 mark. Enjoy.
In what may have been David’s first international media attention since being a part of a BBC documentary circa 2006 regarding post-Katrina New Orleans and the flooded police evidence room, David is quoted as to his take on whether Harvey Weinstein will be facing criminal charges in California and or New York.
Here’s another story David was quoted in for what would be October’s hot topic, the demise of Harvey Weinstein and whether any of the voluminous allegations of sexual misconduct levied against him could stick in a criminal court. David notes how a prosecutor is going to make sure they have an air tight case against such a high-profile potential defendant as Harvey Weinstein before filing charges. Prosecutors in particular do not like to lose cases they file, and they know they will be up against a “dream team” of the best criminal defense attorneys money can buy.
David’s second appearance with Lori Lundin on Voice of America. This time David is interviewed regarding, what else, Harvey Weinstein! The reality of the situation is that if he is charged and convicted of a sexual assault offense or offenses in California Mr. Weinstein will likely be sent to state prison and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. But, first, criminal charges need to be filed against him. Some alleged offenses are barred by the statute of limitations in California, but those alleged wrongdoings in New York may not have a similar obstacle to overcome.
In this September, 2017, article on BravoTV.com, David is interviewed regarding recent cyber security concerns facing celebrities and what advises the rich and famous do to protect themselves and their privacy. David recommends celebrities match the skills of those trying to hack into their information by hiring their own cybersecurity teams. After all, how much is your privacy worth? Especially when money is not a concern.
David’s first, of many, appearances on Lori Lundin’s Voice of America. In this recording, David offers a criminal defense attorney’s perspective on the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to how colleges and universities deal with allegations of (sexual) assault on campus. Having represented several clients who were either falsely accused and/or suspended from school based on weak allegations, David welcomes additional safeguards for those having to defend themselves and their good name against extreme consequences which include, but are not limited to, expulsion and suspension from college campuses.
David usually doesn’t agree with the current administration in Washington, D.C., but when he does it makes the Los Angeles Times. However, the concurrence is limited to improving safeguards of those having to respond to accusations of sexual assault. And David goes out of his way to state his position that increasing the rights of the accused should not be at the expense of those alleged victims.
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