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Attorney Fay Arfa, a criminal law expert, has earned two separate certified specialties by the California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization. Fay Arfa has been certified as specialist in CRIMINAL LAW. She has also been certified as a specialist in CRIMINAL APPEALS.

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January 17, 2014

Charges Filed for New Year’s Eve Burning of Pasadena House

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced the filing of charges today against two men who allegedly torched a Pasadena home on New Year’s Eve.

Deputy District Attorney Sean Carney of the Target Crimes Division said Steven James Rymer, 28 (dob 12/03/1985), and Hosea Daniel Dileoreto, 18 (dob 08/16/1995), both face one felony count each of arson of an inhabited structure or property, use of destructive device and explosive to injure/destroy, and burglary. They’re scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon in Department D at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, PasadenaBranch, in case GA092075.

Carney said that on Dec. 31, 2013, both men destroyed a home in the 800 block of North Oakland Avenue in Pasadena, only a mile away from the route of the Rose Parade which took place the following day.

Rymer and Dileoreto allegedly used a pipe bomb in the burning of the house, the prosecutor added. Deputy District Attorney Carney said that the owner of the house had died eight months earlier but the property was being inhabited by squatters.

If convicted as charged, the defendants face up to eight years in state prison.

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Fay Arfa, Los Angeles Criminal Defense Trial and Appeals Lawyer, specializes in all areas of Criminal Law, Criminal Trials, Criminal Appeals and Post Conviction matters.

Fay Arfa has practiced as a criminal defense lawyer for more than thirty years. Attorney Arfa has successfully handled hundreds of criminal cases and has more than 100 jury trials. She defends people charged with such crimes as murder, manslaughter, robbery, burglary, arson, sex crimes, drug crimes, theft crimes, violent crimes, DUI and federal crimes. She has achieved outstanding results for her clients including reductions, dismissals and acquittals in murder cases.

Attorney Arfa has filed more than 500 appeal briefs in the California and federal courts. She has overturned several convictions. Many of courts have published the opinions in her cases.

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Criminal Defense Lawyer Fay Arfa vigorously and tirelessly fights for anyone accused of a crime. She pulls out all the stops to insure that her clients get the best results possible. Attorney Arfa really cares about her clients and their families. Attorney Arfa prepares her cases using the most advanced electronic and technological research systems available. She also uses the latest pre-trial and trial software and other tools. She also works with a highly qualified team of experts and investigators.

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Attorney Fay Arfa lectures on criminal law topics to law students and lawyers. She is past President of the Century City Bar Association and serves on the Century City Bar Association Board of Governors. She also serves of the Board of Trustees of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. She belongs to the Womens' Lawyer Association of Los Angeles, the Criminal Courts Bar Associations, the National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, the California Public Defenders Association, the California Appellate Defense Counsel, and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.

Testimonial of the Maldonado Family

Dearest Fay,

Our love and best wishes go out to you for all you have done for my brother Francisco Maldonado, who is free at last.

You fought like a true warrior, like a mother, like a sister, like the great human being and lawyer that you are. Those five years were not easy, but you always stood strong and brave by our side. Your professionalism, dedication, persistence, and passion paid off. I will never forget for as long as I live the Not Guilty words pronounced by the Courts Clerk; yes, it was a miracle. You and God were there to make it happen.


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