Robert Ernenwein has over 30 years of experience as a Hermosa Beach criminal and DUI attorney

Consisting of only 1.4 square miles, Hermosa Beach is aptly known as “The Best Little Beach City.” Apart from its fantastic beach and festive pier, this city prides itself on its low crime rate. This is, in large part, due to the presence of both the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office as well as the Hermosa Beach City Prosecutor’s …

HAVE YOU BEEN ARRESTED FOR PROSTITUTION OR SOLICITATION? WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW.

Despite being titled “The Oldest Profession In the World,” California still views prostitution as a crime. So what is prostitution? Despite being titled “The Oldest Profession In the World,” California still views prostitution as a crime. So what is “prostitution”? According to California Penal Code section 647(b), prostitution means to engage in a sexual act in exchange for money or …

SPOTLIGHT: REDONDO BEACH

In 1887, the Los Angeles Daily Herald described Redondo Beach as “The Gem Of The Continent”—a sentiment that holds true more than 100 years later. From “RAT Beach” all the way up to the South Redondo/Hermosa Beach border on Herondo Street, thousands of beachgoers can be seen surfing, jogging, skateboarding, biking, rollerblading, playing volleyball, or just relaxing on the sand. …

CALIFORNIA COURT OF APPEALS RULES LOOKING AT CELLPHONE WHILE DRIVING IS ALLOWED

California Vehicle Code section 23123(a) reads: “A person shall not drive a motor vehicle while using a wireless telephone unless that telephone is specifically designed and configured to allow hands-free listening and talking, and is used in that manner while driving.” From the get go, this law was interpreted by law enforcement to mean that merely holding your cell phone …

GIRL SCOUT MANAGER PLEADS GUILTY IN LOS ANGELES EMBEZZLEMENT SCHEME

Former Senior Manager for the Girl Scout Council of Greater Los Angeles, Channing Smack, has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles for charges of money laundering and mail fraud. Smack, a resident of Marina del Rey, had managed 22 properties for the local Girl Scouts chapter—that is, until he was charged with embezzling $370,000 from the organization.

O.C. UNDERSHERIFF NAMED INTERIM L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF

John Scott, the undersheriff of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, has been appointed as the temporary replacement for Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. Voters will elect a new sheriff later this year, but Scott will serve until the new term starts Dec. 1. Scott, who has 36 years of law enforcement experience, is not planning to run for the …