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Probation in Orange County, CA

If you, or someone you love was recently arrested for a crime in Orange County, California, you will be interested in learning more about probation, what it is, and what it can do for criminal ...
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Consequences of Failing to Appear

When it comes to the criminal process in Orange County and throughout the rest of California, criminal defendants must attend a series of court hearings. If a defendant is scheduled to appear for an ...
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Public Defenders vs. Private Lawyers in Orange County

A lot of people have a misunderstanding about public defenders; they think that they are available to more people than they actually are. For example, when someone is arrested for a crime in Orange ...
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Grand Theft Auto Charges in Orange County

Have you, or someone you love been accused of stealing someone else’s car, truck or SUV? If so, it’s important to take these accusations seriously because the consequences of a conviction ...
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Child Endangerment Charges in Orange County

In California, when adults put children in dangerous situations that could lead to serious bodily injury or death, they can be prosecuted under California Penal Code 273(a) for child endangerment. If ...
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Applying for a Pardon in Orange County

If you were convicted of a felony in Orange County, you may be interested in cleaning up your criminal record, improving your employment possibilities, and restoring your right to bear arms. You may ...
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Will My Orange County Case Get Dismissed?

If you are facing criminal charges, we’re guessing that your life seems to have come to a pause, especially if you’re facing felony charges. Right about now, your freedom and your future ...
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Can You Trust a Public Defender to Handle Your Criminal Defense?

There comes a time for many individuals charged with crimes to consider whether they will retain the services of a private defense lawyer or allow their case to be handled by a public defender. As the ...
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Orange County Arraignments

If you were recently arrested for a criminal offense in Orange County, you will have to attend your “arraignment.” What is an arraignment and what is it all about? Assuming you were ...
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Use of 'Snitches' in Police Investigations

What are informants, and why does law enforcement work with them on a regular basis? Informants, otherwise known as criminal informants, confidential informants, or “snitches” are in the ...
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Orange County Police Investigations

Most people are familiar with local law enforcement, detectives, and arrest warrants – after all, they’re frequently represented in TV shows like Law and Order, and CSI. Most people ...
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Do I Decide if My Case Goes to Trial?

If you are officially facing criminal charges in Orange County, California, you have no other choice, you’re going to have to go down this road. Now you’re wondering, “Will my case ...
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Can I Clean Up My Criminal Record?

If you have been convicted of a criminal offense in Orange County, your world has probably been turned upside-down. You’ve probably already dealt with some of the negative effects of a criminal ...
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Lesser Known Facts About Probation in California

If you are facing criminal charges in Orange County or anywhere else in California, you may be interested in learning about probation. Why? Because, it is one of the major forms of “correctional ...
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Accessory After the Fact California

Are you accused of being an accessory after the fact in Orange County? If so, and if you are found guilty, you could be incarcerated for up to three years depending on the facts of the case. To learn ...
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California's Three Strikes Law

Over the past forty years, the United States has incarcerated millions of people, a practice that has given the U.S. the highest incarceration rate in the world. As of December 31, 2013, there were ...
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Orange County Arrest Warrants

Last month, we talked about arrests and court appearances and what happens when a criminal defendant “fails to appear” in court. One of the consequences of a “ failure to ...
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Failure to Appear in Court, Orange County

Whenever someone is arrested on criminal charges, they will generally need to appear in court. If you were arrested for a crime in Orange County and you’re scheduled to appear in court, you must ...
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Criminal Offenses at a Glance in Orange County

In the United States, there are state and federal crimes. State-level crimes are created by state legislatures, whereas federal crimes are established by Congress. For the purpose of this post, ...
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Failure to Appear for a Traffic Ticket

In Orange County, California, there are cops everywhere on the lookout for drivers who are speeding or showing signs of driving under the influence ( DUI ) of alcohol or drugs. If you speed on the 5 ...
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Proper Courtroom Etiquette

When you’re a criminal defendant, it’s absolutely critical that you make a good impression when you attend your court hearings. Good etiquette is the key to leaving a positive impression ...
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Assaults on School Grounds

According to the Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2013 report, approximately 28% of students between the ages of 12 and 18 reported that they’ve been bullied at school. Despite ...
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How to Get an Expungement in California

Let’s face it, once you are convicted of a crime in California, you are stigmatized. Even if it was a misdemeanor conviction, it can haunt you for years to come. A criminal record can make it ...
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Identity Theft Charges in Orange County

In today’s information age, identity theft crimes have swept the nation. With the terms check fraud, immigration fraud, healthcare fraud, credit card fraud, and insurance fraud circulating ...
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Californians Celebrate Marijuana Legalization

As Orange County criminal defense attorneys, we’ve been defending clients against marijuana-related offenses for a long time. On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, California voters made history when ...
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