Blog Posts in 2013

Man Accused of Sexual Assault in Mall and Church Makes Court Appearance

This Tuesday, a man who is facing sexual assault charges appeared in an Orange County court. He is facing two separate counts of sexual assault. One alleged account took place at a church and another ...
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Collateral Consequences of Sex Offender Registration

Many individuals who are convicted of a sex offense in the state of California are required to register as a sex offender for a length of time corresponding to their "tier" of offense. There ...
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Domestic Assault Charges

Orange County domestic assault charges are taken very seriously and can result in lifetime consequences - even for misdemeanor charges. Domestic violence charges do not require physical touching. You ...
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Carjacking vs. Grand Theft Auto

In the state of California, the crime of carjacking is not to be confused with the criminal offense of grand theft auto. Carjacking and grand theft auto are both theft-related offenses, but are ...
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Audit Reveals Another Error at the Orange County Crime Lab

DUI Attorney Virginia Landry was featured again in the Orange County Register to give comment on another error found at the Orange County Crime Lab. Yesterday, the Orange County Crime Lab announced ...
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Drug Planting Case Against Irvine Attorney Ends in Mistrial

The drug planting case against a local attorney has just ended in a mistrial. The Irvine attorney was charged with assisting his wife by planting drugs in someone else's car for revenge. According ...
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String of OC Copper Thefts Speak to Property Crimes

Orange County police officers are on the lookout for a man who steals copper from local businesses. The man has used his own ladder to remove 270 feet of copper pipe. Detectives are operating off of ...
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Halloween Arrests

A 22-year-old man was killed in Yorba Linda after breaking into a family's home. The man had been screaming about zombies hours earlier but was shot dead when he broke into a family's suburban ...
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How Do I Find Out if I Have a Warrant?

Finding out if you have an arrest warrant is easier than you might think. An arrest warrant is filed against an individual by a judge, presumably an Orange County judge, on behalf of the state of ...
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The Role of Pre-Trial Motions in Criminal Cases

What are pre-trial motions and where do they fit into the criminal court process? Pre-trial motions are handled differently and even at different stages in the criminal process depending on the ...
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An Overview of California Gun Control Bills / Potential 2014 Gun Laws

Multiple gun control bills have been voted in by the California Senate and Assembly. Provided that they are not vetoed by Governor Jerry Brown, they will become law in 2014. It is important for ...
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Are Traffic Offenses Infractions or Misdemeanors?

People are cited for traffic offenses when they violate the California Vehicle Code. This could include reckless driving practices such as speeding and tailgating, failure to yield violations such as ...
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Orange County Restraining Orders

Restraining orders are court orders and do not equate with criminal charges, although they can lead to criminal charges. In the state of California, County of Orange, there are various different types ...
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Why You Shouldn't Use a Public Defender

Anyone who is arrested for allegedly committing a crime has the right to legal representation, but what happens to arrestees who do not appoint legal counsel or cannot afford to do so? This is exactly ...
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Are Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Avoiding the Law?

Recently, the Supreme Court of California ruled that individual cities have the power to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries. According to a recent press release, California Supreme Court held ...
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"Beyond Reasonable Doubt" and Why It Matters in Your Case

"Beyond reasonable doubt" is likely a term that you have heard before, but what does it mean? This principle is often used in jury trials as the principle by which defendants are convicted ...
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