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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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"Three Strikes" Crime Laws May Change With Prop 36

According to the Orange County Register Prop 36 is aiming to change the rules in regards to people receiving third strike sentencing. They use the example of a man named Shane Taylor who is currently ...
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