Orange County Criminal Defense Blog

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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About Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Were you recently arrested for domestic violence in Orange County? If so, the person who is accusing you of abusing them can ask the court for a domestic violence restraining order against you. If ...
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Felony Crimes in California

If you are not familiar with the criminal justice system, we’ll help shed some light on it. Each state has enacted its own laws regarding criminal offenses; in California, our crimes are ...
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Does California Have a Castle Doctrine?

You’ve probably heard the saying, “A man’s home is his castle,” but does a homeowner have any legal rights to protect their castle, their family, and their belongings in it? ...
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Will I Face Federal Prosecution?

Unless you have a law degree, you may not understand the difference between state and federal crimes. In fact, there’s a lot of confusion about state vs. federal offenses and state vs. federal ...
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Penalties for Marijuana Possession in California

Marijuana is all over the news and for good reason. In recent years, marijuana has been found to help all kinds of medical conditions naturally, including: anorexia, cancer, chronic pain, HIV or Aids, ...
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Child Neglect Charges in California

As parents, we may feel as if we have the right to do as we please with our children, but the law says otherwise. By law, parents have a duty to provide their children with the necessities of life, ...
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Types of Criminal Cases in Orange County

If you are facing criminal charges in Orange County, California and you are facing the possibility of jail or prison, you, the defendant, have the right to be represented by a criminal attorney. ...
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Juvenile Delinquency in Orange County

If you are a parent whose son or daughter has been accused of breaking the law, you will have a lot of questions, and that’s only natural. Once your child’s case ends up in court, the ...
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How a California Criminal Case Starts

If you were recently arrested in Orange County and this is your first run-in with the law, you’re probably nervous and apprehensive right about now. What will happen next? Where do you go from ...
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