Blog Posts in 2016

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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State vs. Federal Crimes: How are They Different?

In the United States we have state laws and federal laws, and we have state courts and federal courts respectively. When people commit crimes, they may be violating a state law or they may be ...
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Criminal Sentencing in California

In California, the primary goals of the state’s criminal justice system are to: 1) protect the public’s safety, 2) to prevent crime, 3) to punish those who commit crimes, and 4) to help ...
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These 6 Arrests are Common During Fourth of July Weekend

With Fourth of July weekend just around the corner, people throughout Orange County are gearing up for a fun-filled weekend. For many, plans for Independence Day festivities will include alcohol. ...
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The Misuse of Snitches in Orange County Jail System is Exposed

Since 1989, 923 exonerations have been tied to official misconduct of law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and other officials of the government according to statistics reported by the National ...
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Can Felons Have Their Charges Reduced to Vote in the Presidential Election?

Individuals with felonious records carry a lifetime of consequences and penalties. While most understand the various fines a felon may face, fewer people understand the everlasting effects such as the ...
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3 Things You Should Know About Probation Violations

After a person has been convicted of a misdemeanor or felony offense, he or she may be placed on probation. California laws define probation as a supervisory sentence a judge can enforce instead of or ...
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