Beverly Hills, California is known as being the place where the best and most talented actors, musicians and other celebrities can be found. The area is home to a number of popular landmarks, including the world renowned shopping district Rodeo Drive, Mulholland Drive and the Greystone Mansion and Park.
The glitz and glamor of Beverly Hills is what has caused this city within Los Angeles County to gain global attention. However, it has only been within the past 100 years or so in which Beverly Hills transformed from being a humble place where lima beans grew to one where the rich and famous live and frequent.
The city’s noted history began on August 3, 1769 when Gaspar de Portola arrived in the area. The Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas was established, and eventually those 4,500 acres were subdivided and sold to investors in LA and from the East Coast. It was not until the building of the iconic Beverly Hills Hotel, however, in which the area’s economy and population truly began to grow.
A City with a Rocky Past
Despite the clean and polished reputation which the city has today, Beverly Hills has had a tumultuous past of which many are not proud. The city started out as one of the several planned all-white communities throughout the Los Angeles area. Non-whites were prohibited from owing or renting properties in the area. Jews were also forbidden from renting or selling property.
A Past Pardoned, But Never Forgotten
One of the many issues which we help clients with here at the Gurovich, Berk & Associates is having their pasts pardoned. When an individual is pardoned, they become exempt from the punishment for a particular crime. There are four different types of pardons in the United States today:
- Full Pardons: Individuals are unconditionally absolved of their conviction and all consequences related to the crime
- Partial Pardons: Individuals are only partially relieved of the crime’s consequences or punishment associated with his or her crime
- Absolute Pardon: These pardons are granted without any conditions
- Conditional Pardons: Those who receive conditional pardons are typically asked to fulfill an obligation before they are granted that pardon. This type of pardon can be revoked should the pardoned individual break one or more of the conditions of the pardon
If you have been charged with a crime and would like to discuss your options, our experienced criminal defense attorneys here at the Gurovich, Berk & Associates can help.
Contact us today to arrange for your free consultation at (213) 385-1555.
Directions to our los angeles criminal defense Attorneys from Beverly Hills, CA
These directions are from Google Maps starting from:
Beverly Hills, CA
Total Est. Time: 38 mins
Total Est. Distance: 9.8 mi
- Head southeast on N Rexford Dr toward S Santa Monica Blvd
- Turn left onto Burton Way
- Merge onto S San Vicente Blvd
- Use the left 3 lanes to turn slightly left onto Pico Blvd
- Turn left onto L.A. Live Way
- Use the middle 2 lanes to take the CA-110 N ramp
- Keep left to continue toward W 4th St
- Keep left, follow signs for 4th St and merge onto W 4th St
- Slight right toward W 4th St (signs for Hope St)
- Slight left onto W 4th St
- Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto S Hope St
- Turn right onto W 3rd St
- Destination will be on the right