Practicing criminal defense since 1990, was a Deputy Public Defender in Los Angeles... more
Practicing criminal defense since 1990, was a Deputy Public Defender in Los Angeles for seven years, served as a 1LT in the US Army as a JAG, completed an international fellowship with the ILF in Nepal in 2010 and formed a non-profit, the Center for Juvenile Justice in Colorado to serve kids in the delinquency system and teach law students. I am committed to my clients and love to teach and me... view profile
First of all, although his name is "Mark Daniel", Mr. Melnick is known to his... more
First of all, although his name is "Mark Daniel", Mr. Melnick is known to his friends as simply "Dan" (it's a long story). Dan Melnick was born in Santa Monica, California and he grew up in the San Fernando Valley. After high schoolhe got a job working for United Artistsas a production assistant and spentnearly a year in Yugoslavia making(and appearing in) the movie Fiddler on theRoof. Upon his... view profile
Currently confirmed as incoming Chair of the California Board of Legal... more
Currently confirmed as incoming Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS) for the 2014-2015 year. Previously served the CBLS as member and then chair of the tax law advisory committee (2006-2011) and then as member of CBLS (2011-2013), then as Vice-Chair (2013-2014).
The U.S. government, sometimes referred to as the “federal” government, has decided that a number of activities are criminal. These federal crimes are typically very serious and are tried in federal courts under special federal rules of procedure. Some examples of federal crimes include the use of biological weapons, acts of civil disorder, kidnapping, and racketeering, just to name a few. If you are accused of a federal crime, you should enlist the services of a federal crime lawyer who works with these federal laws and understands the federal courts and their procedures. This lawyer will be familiar not only with the elements of the crime you are charged with, but also with the defenses available to you.