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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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    • Age of 'Consent' in California

      Each state has enacted an “age of consent” law. Age of consent laws refer to the legal age where someone can consent to sex. In California, the age of consent in 18-years-of-age. Meaning, someone has ...

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    • Can I Bring My Children to Court?

      If you were recently arrested for a crime in Orange County, California, you can expect to attend a series of court appearances. Unfortunately, court appearances are not “optional.” So, if you have ...

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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 arrested, the ...

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    • How Do I Find Out if I Have a Warrant?

      An arrest warrant is filed against an individual by a judge on behalf of the State of California. Warrants can be filed by the traffic department for a traffic-related offense or by the criminal ...

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    • Failure to Appear in Orange County

      What is a failure to appear under California law? Remember when the peace officer handed you a ticket and asked you to sign it? By signing the ticket, you promised to appear in court (called an ...

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    • Arrest Warrants in Orange County

      What is an arrest warrant? It’s an official court document that a judge signs, authorizing the police to arrest the person named in the warrant. There are different ways that a warrant can be issued: ...

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    • Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in California

      We are going to explain the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in California, but first we want to point out that state-level offenses are not the same as federal offenses. You see, there ...

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    • Claiming Self-Defense in California

      Are you facing assault or battery charges in Orange County or anywhere else in California? If so, you may be wondering, “But I was defending myself, can I claim self-defense?” Under California law, ...

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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 anti-bullying ...

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    • Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in California

      We are going to explain the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in California, but first we want to point out that state-level offenses are not the same as federal offenses. You see, there ...

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    • Carjacking vs. Grand Theft Auto

      In 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 auto theft-related offenses, but are defined ...

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    • Grand Theft Auto in California

      Did you steal someone else’s vehicle? Or, did you take a vehicle for a joyride, only to drop it off at some random parking lot? Or, perhaps you stole a vehicle and drove it straight to a “chop shop.” ...

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    • Forfeiture of Bail in Orange County

      If you were arrested without a warrant, you probably had the opportunity to be released from custody providing you posted bail according to Orange County’s bail schedule or the bail amount set by the ...

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    • Bail Schedule in Orange County, California

      Orange County has established a bail schedule for individuals who have been arrested without a warrant. Such individuals may be released from custody before they appear in court providing they post ...

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    • Forfeiture of Bail in Orange County

      If you were arrested without a warrant, you probably had the opportunity to be released from custody providing you posted bail according to Orange County’s bail schedule or the bail amount set by the ...

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    • What is a Direct Order of Restitution?

      As a California resident, you’re aware that a criminal conviction will likely lead to fines and possibly incarceration, but did you know that some offenders have to pay their victims back for the ...

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    • Claiming Self-Defense in California

      Are you facing assault or battery charges in Orange County or anywhere else in California? If so, you may be wondering, “But I was defending myself, can I claim self-defense?” Under California law, ...

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    • How Do I Find Out if I Have a Warrant?

      An arrest warrant is filed against an individual by a judge on behalf of the State of California. Warrants can be filed by the traffic department for a traffic-related offense or by the criminal ...

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    • Criminal Cases & the Burden of Production

      Are you facing criminal charges in Orange County, California? If so, soon your defense attorney will be explaining the “burden of production,” and what it means to your criminal case. Cornell Law ...

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    • Carjacking vs. Grand Theft Auto

      In 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 auto theft-related offenses, but are defined ...

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    • How to Obtain a Carry Concealed Weapons (CCW) License

      Are you interested in obtaining a California Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) license? If so, continue reading as we explain how to accomplish this goal, but for starters we’re going to briefly discuss ...

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    • Does California Have a Castle Doctrine?

      You’ve probably heard the saying, “A man’s home is his castle,” but do California homeowners have any legal rights to protect their castle, their family, and their belongings in it? The castle ...

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Can People Find Out if I'm Incarcerated?

      If you’re like a lot of people, you value your privacy and if you’re facing criminal charges you may be wondering, “Can others find out if I’m incarcerated?” This is a valid question indeed, ...

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    • Diversion Programs in California

      It’s no secret that not only does the United States have an exploding prison population, but so does the State of California. Our overloaded prisoner population places a great strain on our state’s ...

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    • Heroin Charges in California

      Heroin is technically an opioid drug that’s made from morphine. Morphine is not artificially manufactured in a lab; instead it gets its roots from the seeds of opium poppies grown in Colombia, Mexico, ...

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    • What is a Dismissal?

      Criminal records are a real pain. They make it difficult to find housing. They make it difficult to land a good job. And, they can lead to the cancellation, revocation, or denial of professional ...

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    • What is Restitution?

      If you are facing criminal charges in California and you are convicted, there is a possibility that you will have to pay what’s called “restitution.” Restitution is money paid to crime victims by ...

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    • Dismissals for Marijuana Convictions in CA

      Californians everywhere celebrated when marijuana possession for personal use (up to 28.5 grams) became legal for adults age eighteen and older. While possession for personal use is legal, it doesn’t ...

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    • What is a Dismissal?

      Criminal records are a real pain. They make it difficult to find housing. They make it difficult to land a good job. And, they can lead to the cancellation, revocation, or denial of professional ...

      Read More
    • Diversion Programs in California

      It’s no secret that not only does the United States have an exploding prison population, but so does the State of California. Our overloaded prisoner population places a great strain on our state’s ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Juvenile Records

      Teenagers are in the habit of making mistakes and sometimes those mistakes involve a criminal act, such as vandalism, breaking and entering, shoplifting , assault , or drug possession. Even though ...

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    • Corporal Injury on a Spouse or Cohabitant

      California has enacted laws which criminalize domestic violence , also known as domestic abuse or family violence. One of these laws is covered under Section 273.5 of the California Penal Code, ...

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    • Can Domestic Violence Lead to Deportation?

      Fifty years ago, what happened inside the home was kept private. People respected each other’s privacy and ignored what happened behind closed doors. These days, much has changed and our society has ...

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    • Can I Be Deported for Domestic Violence?

      Are you a Green Card holder, otherwise known as a lawful permanent resident? If you have a Green Card and you commit certain offenses, you could be placed in removal proceedings. Once a Green Card ...

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    • What is a Dismissal?

      Criminal records are a real pain. They make it difficult to find housing. They make it difficult to land a good job. And, they can lead to the cancellation, revocation, or denial of professional ...

      Read More
    • Dismissals for Marijuana Convictions in CA

      Californians everywhere celebrated when marijuana possession for personal use (up to 28.5 grams) became legal for adults age eighteen and older. While possession for personal use is legal, it doesn’t ...

      Read More
    • Diversion Programs in California

      It’s no secret that not only does the United States have an exploding prison population, but so does the State of California. Our overloaded prisoner population places a great strain on our state’s ...

      Read More
    • Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in California

      We are going to explain the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in California, but first we want to point out that state-level offenses are not the same as federal offenses. You see, there ...

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    • 3 Possible Outcomes of a Criminal Case

      If you’re facing criminal charges for the first time in Orange County, we want to go over a few things you should know, including the three possible outcomes of a criminal case. For starters, crimes ...

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    • Cypress House Party Ends in One Arrest

      A woman was arrested after an alleged house party stabbing in Cypress in the early morning hours this past Sunday. Three people were injured and taken to the hospital for treatment. Law enforcement ...

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    • California Judges Adopt Rule to End "Pay First, Fight Later" Traffic Tickets

      In the past, motorists who received traffic tickets in counties across California were required to pay up before challenging them in court. With the adoption of a new rule requiring counties to change ...

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    • Proposed Bill Aims to End License Suspensions for Unpaid Tickets

      A newly proposed bill from a San Fernando Valley legislator is aiming to put an end to driver’s license suspensions for unpaid traffic tickets. Here are some key points about the legislation: Senate ...

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    • Older Drivers Among Safest on Road, Still Face DMV Concerns

      An article published in the OC Register last month touches on a time-honored stereotype: older people are bad drivers. According to the article and several studies, however, these stereotypes aren't ...

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    • Past Military Members: Are Your Gun Rights at Risk?

      Are you a former member of the Armed Forces? If so, like members of law enforcement and a large percentage of former military members, you take your right to bear arms seriously, very seriously. You ...

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    • Firearms Restraining Orders in California

      Has someone accused you of domestic violence ? If so, do you fear they will try to take your firearms away from you? If you are accused of causing personal injury to a family or household member, it ...

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    • Corporal Injury on a Spouse or Cohabitant

      California has enacted laws which criminalize domestic violence , also known as domestic abuse or family violence. One of these laws is covered under Section 273.5 of the California Penal Code, ...

      Read More
    • Are California Licenses Suspended for Traffic Fines?

      If you’ve been a long-time resident of California, you’re probably familiar with the state’s practice of suspending driver’s licenses for unpaid traffic fines. Well, that was all in the past. Starting ...

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    • Why is My California Driver's License Suspended?

      A lot of people think that once they obtain a California driver’s license, it should be valid as providing they renew it before it expires, and as long as they don’t accumulate too many points on ...

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    • California's Drug Courts

      Were you recently arrested for possession or another drug offense in Orange County? If so, we want to tell you about California’s Drug Courts and how they may be of interest to you. Before we begin, ...

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    • About California's Drug Courts

      You’ve probably heard people complain about the penalties for drug possession offenses: “Jail doesn’t help. What these people really need is rehabilitation. Drug possession is a sign of a deeper ...

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    • Dismissals for Marijuana Convictions in CA

      Californians everywhere celebrated when marijuana possession for personal use (up to 28.5 grams) became legal for adults age eighteen and older. While possession for personal use is legal, it doesn’t ...

      Read More
    • Heroin Charges in California

      Heroin is technically an opioid drug that’s made from morphine. Morphine is not artificially manufactured in a lab; instead it gets its roots from the seeds of opium poppies grown in Colombia, Mexico, ...

      Read More
    • Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in California

      We are going to explain the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in California, but first we want to point out that state-level offenses are not the same as federal offenses. You see, there ...

      Read More
    • Dismissals for Marijuana Convictions in CA

      Californians everywhere celebrated when marijuana possession for personal use (up to 28.5 grams) became legal for adults age eighteen and older. While possession for personal use is legal, it doesn’t ...

      Read More
    • Heroin Charges in California

      Heroin is technically an opioid drug that’s made from morphine. Morphine is not artificially manufactured in a lab; instead it gets its roots from the seeds of opium poppies grown in Colombia, Mexico, ...

      Read More
    • California's Drug Courts

      Were you recently arrested for possession or another drug offense in Orange County? If so, we want to tell you about California’s Drug Courts and how they may be of interest to you. Before we begin, ...

      Read More
    • Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in California

      We are going to explain the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in California, but first we want to point out that state-level offenses are not the same as federal offenses. You see, there ...

      Read More
    • 3 Possible Outcomes of a Criminal Case

      If you’re facing criminal charges for the first time in Orange County, we want to go over a few things you should know, including the three possible outcomes of a criminal case. For starters, crimes ...

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    • Understanding Federal Crimes

      In the United States, we have state-level crimes and federal-level crimes . State-level crimes are enacted by state legislatures, whereas federal crimes are enacted by Congress. Some crimes are only ...

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    • Past Military Members: Are Your Gun Rights at Risk?

      Are you a former member of the Armed Forces? If so, like members of law enforcement and a large percentage of former military members, you take your right to bear arms seriously, very seriously. You ...

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    • California's New Failure to Pay Law

      Ever heard about someone getting a moving violation for speeding or running a red light whose California driver license was suspended because they couldn’t afford to pay it? Maybe that person was you. ...

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    • What You Need to Know About an Orange County DUI

      Are you facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges in Orange County or anywhere else in California? If this is your first offense, you’re going to have a lot of questions and we’re here to ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Juvenile Records

      Teenagers are in the habit of making mistakes and sometimes those mistakes involve a criminal act, such as vandalism, breaking and entering, shoplifting , assault , or drug possession. Even though ...

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    • Cleaning Your Criminal Record

      If you’re facing criminal charges in Orange County, or anywhere else in California, you probably have a lot of questions, especially if this is your first run-in with the law. While it’s important to ...

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    • Dismissals in California

      When people are convicted of crimes, they face a series of negative consequences and the stigma of a criminal record. Because a criminal record can seriously affect a person’s employment ...

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    • California's New Failure to Pay Law

      Ever heard about someone getting a moving violation for speeding or running a red light whose California driver license was suspended because they couldn’t afford to pay it? Maybe that person was you. ...

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    • Failure to Appear in Orange County

      What is a failure to appear under California law? Remember when the peace officer handed you a ticket and asked you to sign it? By signing the ticket, you promised to appear in court (called an ...

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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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    • Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in California

      We are going to explain the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in California, but first we want to point out that state-level offenses are not the same as federal offenses. You see, there ...

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    • Tax Evasion, a White Collar Crime

      If someone is avoiding tax, it’s not necessarily a criminal offense. “Taxpayers have the right to reduce, avoid, or minimize their taxes by legitimate means,” according to the Internal Revenue Service ...

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    • Tax Evasion Charges in Orange County

      If you’re afraid of an IRS audit, you have a lot of company. Lots of people are afraid of being audited by the IRS. Some of them even fear going to prison if they make a big mistake on their tax ...

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    • Past Military Members: Are Your Gun Rights at Risk?

      Are you a former member of the Armed Forces? If so, like members of law enforcement and a large percentage of former military members, you take your right to bear arms seriously, very seriously. You ...

      Read More
    • Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in California

      We are going to explain the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in California, but first we want to point out that state-level offenses are not the same as federal offenses. You see, there ...

      Read More
    • Carjacking vs. Grand Theft Auto

      In 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 auto theft-related offenses, but are defined ...

      Read More
    • Past Military Members: Are Your Gun Rights at Risk?

      Are you a former member of the Armed Forces? If so, like members of law enforcement and a large percentage of former military members, you take your right to bear arms seriously, very seriously. You ...

      Read More
    • Firearms Restraining Orders in California

      Has someone accused you of domestic violence ? If so, do you fear they will try to take your firearms away from you? If you are accused of causing personal injury to a family or household member, it ...

      Read More
    • About California Firearms Restraining Orders

      Are you a gun enthusiast? Or, do you live in a part of Orange County where you feel it’s necessary to own firearms in order to protect your family and your home? In either case, your right to bear ...

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    • Carjacking vs. Grand Theft Auto

      In 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 auto theft-related offenses, but are defined ...

      Read More
    • 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 are quite ...

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    • Past Military Members: Are Your Gun Rights at Risk?

      Are you a former member of the Armed Forces? If so, like members of law enforcement and a large percentage of former military members, you take your right to bear arms seriously, very seriously. You ...

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    • Hate Crimes Defined

      Traditionally, hate crimes referred to crimes where perpetrators acted out against a victim because of his or her race, religion, or nation of origin. However, today’s definition of hate crime is ...

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    • Hate Crimes on the Rise in Orange County

      In Orange County, reports are showing that hate crimes have increased at a frightening level, up by 14% as compared to the past years where the OC was known for its lower levels of hate crimes. ...

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    • Heroin Charges in California

      Heroin is technically an opioid drug that’s made from morphine. Morphine is not artificially manufactured in a lab; instead it gets its roots from the seeds of opium poppies grown in Colombia, Mexico, ...

      Read More
    • Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in California

      We are going to explain the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in California, but first we want to point out that state-level offenses are not the same as federal offenses. You see, there ...

      Read More
    • Understanding Federal Crimes

      In the United States, we have state-level crimes and federal-level crimes . State-level crimes are enacted by state legislatures, whereas federal crimes are enacted by Congress. Some crimes are only ...

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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 around, one ...

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    • Governor Brown: "CA Crime Laws Due for an Overhaul"

      Over three decades ago, fixed-length criminal sentences were approved in California. Rather than having the length of a sentence for a particular crime decided by a parole board, convicted individuals ...

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    • About Intimidating a Witness

      If you watch crime shows on television or movies involving criminal cases, you’ve probably seen episodes or films where a witness was intimidated by the perpetrators of a crime. For example, a man ...

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    • Juvenile Delinquency in Orange County

      If your son or daughter is currently included in a juvenile delinquency case in Orange County, this means that he or she is not only in trouble, but they’re being accused of breaking the law. In this ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Juvenile Records

      Teenagers are in the habit of making mistakes and sometimes those mistakes involve a criminal act, such as vandalism, breaking and entering, shoplifting , assault , or drug possession. Even though ...

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    • Orange County's Juvenile Court Work Program

      We have all made mistakes in our youth. After all, teenagers are known for making bad choices, hanging out with the “wrong crowd,” or succumbing to peer pressure. Sometimes, these mistakes are quickly ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Juvenile Records

      Teenagers are in the habit of making mistakes and sometimes those mistakes involve a criminal act, such as vandalism, breaking and entering, shoplifting , assault , or drug possession. Even though ...

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    • Sealing Juvenile Records in California

      We all make mistakes, especially when we’re in our teens. Young people can be very impressionable. They can be coerced into doing things they wouldn’t normally do by friends. They can have an error in ...

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    • Dismissals for Marijuana Convictions in CA

      Californians everywhere celebrated when marijuana possession for personal use (up to 28.5 grams) became legal for adults age eighteen and older. While possession for personal use is legal, it doesn’t ...

      Read More
    • Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in California

      We are going to explain the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in California, but first we want to point out that state-level offenses are not the same as federal offenses. You see, there ...

      Read More
    • 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 they, ...

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    • Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in California

      We are going to explain the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in California, but first we want to point out that state-level offenses are not the same as federal offenses. You see, there ...

      Read More
    • 3 Possible Outcomes of a Criminal Case

      If you’re facing criminal charges for the first time in Orange County, we want to go over a few things you should know, including the three possible outcomes of a criminal case. For starters, crimes ...

      Read More
    • 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, we’re ...

      Read More
    • Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in California

      We are going to explain the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in California, but first we want to point out that state-level offenses are not the same as federal offenses. You see, there ...

      Read More
    • 3 Possible Outcomes of a Criminal Case

      If you’re facing criminal charges for the first time in Orange County, we want to go over a few things you should know, including the three possible outcomes of a criminal case. For starters, crimes ...

      Read More
    • 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, we’re ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • Will My Criminal Case Go to Trial?

      Are you facing criminal charges for the first time? If so, you probably have lots of questions. After all, you’re in a scary place right now. Will you go to jail or prison? Will you have to pay ...

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    • Police Lineups in California

      In Colman v. Alabama , a witness said, “That man there is the one. He’s the one that shot me.” According to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office , “That man there is in trouble. Big trouble. ...

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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 aren’t however, ...

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    • Police Lineups in California

      In Colman v. Alabama , a witness said, “That man there is the one. He’s the one that shot me.” According to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office , “That man there is in trouble. Big trouble. ...

      Read More
    • Do I Have to Take a Polygraph Test?

      You’re probably very familiar with polygraph tests, also known as “lie detector tests.” After all, they’re depicted in crime shows and in Hollywood all the time. A polygraph machine measures blood ...

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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 aren’t however, ...

      Read More
    • 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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    • 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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    • Prop. 47 Has Not Caused a Rise in Crime, Says Stanford Study

      Many law enforcement officers have blamed a rise in crime in many California counties on Proposition 47 , which allowed thousands of inmates convicted of certain non-violent felony crimes to be ...

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    • Will California Legalize Prostitution?

      It’s no secret – prostitution is considered to be the world’s oldest profession. For years, there have been people who have felt that prostitution should be legalized. After all, it involves sexual ...

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    • Child Prostitution is a Federal Crime

      Prostitution may be one of the oldest occupations ever to exist, but it’s still criminalized under state law. Many wonder why exchanging money for sex is criminalized and much of it has to do with ...

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    • What is Restitution?

      If you are facing criminal charges in California and you are convicted, there is a possibility that you will have to pay what’s called “restitution.” Restitution is money paid to crime victims by ...

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    • What is Restitution in California?

      If you’re facing criminal charges in Orange County or anywhere else in California, you’re likely aware of the fact that you could be facing criminal fines, jail or prison time, community service and ...

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    • Firearms Restraining Orders in California

      Has someone accused you of domestic violence ? If so, do you fear they will try to take your firearms away from you? If you are accused of causing personal injury to a family or household member, it ...

      Read More
    • About California Firearms Restraining Orders

      Are you a gun enthusiast? Or, do you live in a part of Orange County where you feel it’s necessary to own firearms in order to protect your family and your home? In either case, your right to bear ...

      Read More
    • 3 Possible Outcomes of a Criminal Case

      If you’re facing criminal charges for the first time in Orange County, we want to go over a few things you should know, including the three possible outcomes of a criminal case. For starters, crimes ...

      Read More
    • Claiming Self-Defense in California

      Are you facing assault or battery charges in Orange County or anywhere else in California? If so, you may be wondering, “But I was defending myself, can I claim self-defense?” Under California law, ...

      Read More
    • Does California Have a Castle Doctrine?

      You’ve probably heard the saying, “A man’s home is his castle,” but do California homeowners have any legal rights to protect their castle, their family, and their belongings in it? The castle ...

      Read More
    • Does California Have a Castle Doctrine?

      You’ve probably heard the saying, “A man’s home is his castle,” but do California homeowners have any legal rights to protect their castle, their family, and their belongings in it? The castle ...

      Read More
    • Claiming Self-Defense in California

      Are you facing assault or battery charges in Orange County or anywhere else in California? If so, you may be wondering, “But I was defending myself, can I claim self-defense?” Under California law, ...

      Read More
    • Will California Legalize Prostitution?

      It’s no secret – prostitution is considered to be the world’s oldest profession. For years, there have been people who have felt that prostitution should be legalized. After all, it involves sexual ...

      Read More
    • 3 Possible Outcomes of a Criminal Case

      If you’re facing criminal charges for the first time in Orange County, we want to go over a few things you should know, including the three possible outcomes of a criminal case. For starters, crimes ...

      Read More
    • Penalties for Sexual Battery in California

      Are you being accused of unwanted sexual contact in Orange County, California? Or, are you facing criminal charges because you allegedly “touched” someone inappropriately without their consent? Either ...

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    • Penalties for Sexual Battery in California

      Are you being accused of unwanted sexual contact in Orange County, California? Or, are you facing criminal charges because you allegedly “touched” someone inappropriately without their consent? Either ...

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    • Does California Have a Castle Doctrine?

      You’ve probably heard the saying, “A man’s home is his castle,” but do California homeowners have any legal rights to protect their castle, their family, and their belongings in it? The castle ...

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    • Age of 'Consent' in California

      Each state has enacted an “age of consent” law. Age of consent laws refer to the legal age where someone can consent to sex. In California, the age of consent in 18-years-of-age. Meaning, someone has ...

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    • Misdemeanors vs. Felonies in California

      We are going to explain the difference between misdemeanors and felonies in California, but first we want to point out that state-level offenses are not the same as federal offenses. You see, there ...

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    • Tax Evasion, a White Collar Crime

      If someone is avoiding tax, it’s not necessarily a criminal offense. “Taxpayers have the right to reduce, avoid, or minimize their taxes by legitimate means,” according to the Internal Revenue Service ...

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    • Tax Evasion Charges in Orange County

      If you’re afraid of an IRS audit, you have a lot of company. Lots of people are afraid of being audited by the IRS. Some of them even fear going to prison if they make a big mistake on their tax ...

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    • Tax Evasion, a White Collar Crime

      If someone is avoiding tax, it’s not necessarily a criminal offense. “Taxpayers have the right to reduce, avoid, or minimize their taxes by legitimate means,” according to the Internal Revenue Service ...

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    • Carjacking vs. Grand Theft Auto

      In 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 auto theft-related offenses, but are defined ...

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    • Are You Eligible for Resentencing Under Proposition 47?

      This past Tuesday, November 4 th was the Midterm Elections, and aside from the political power plays which dominated the news, several important Propositions were passed in California. One of these ...

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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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    • California's Three Strikes Law

      If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve probably heard about California’s 3-Strikes and You’re Out Law, which went into effect in 1994. The purpose of this law was to impose a serious punishment on ...

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    • California's New Failure to Pay Law

      Ever heard about someone getting a moving violation for speeding or running a red light whose California driver license was suspended because they couldn’t afford to pay it? Maybe that person was you. ...

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    • What Happens if I Ignore My Ticket?

      Oh tickets, they can be extremely frustrating, especially when people lack the funds to pay them. The system however, is set up so people have little choice but to pay their tickets. If you get a ...

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    • Are California Licenses Suspended for Traffic Fines?

      If you’ve been a long-time resident of California, you’re probably familiar with the state’s practice of suspending driver’s licenses for unpaid traffic fines. Well, that was all in the past. Starting ...

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    • California's New Failure to Pay Law

      Ever heard about someone getting a moving violation for speeding or running a red light whose California driver license was suspended because they couldn’t afford to pay it? Maybe that person was you. ...

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    • What Happens if I Ignore My Ticket?

      Oh tickets, they can be extremely frustrating, especially when people lack the funds to pay them. The system however, is set up so people have little choice but to pay their tickets. If you get a ...

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    • Are California Licenses Suspended for Traffic Fines?

      If you’ve been a long-time resident of California, you’re probably familiar with the state’s practice of suspending driver’s licenses for unpaid traffic fines. Well, that was all in the past. Starting ...

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    • What is a Direct Order of Restitution?

      As a California resident, you’re aware that a criminal conviction will likely lead to fines and possibly incarceration, but did you know that some offenders have to pay their victims back for the ...

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    • Victims' Rights in a Criminal Case

      Were you recently accused of sexual assault , violently assaulting someone, auto theft, identity theft, fraud, or seriously injuring someone in a drunk driving accident? If “yes,” or if you’ve been ...

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    • Hate Crimes Defined

      Traditionally, hate crimes referred to crimes where perpetrators acted out against a victim because of his or her race, religion, or nation of origin. However, today’s definition of hate crime is ...

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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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    • Cypress House Party Ends in One Arrest

      A woman was arrested after an alleged house party stabbing in Cypress in the early morning hours this past Sunday. Three people were injured and taken to the hospital for treatment. Law enforcement ...

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    • Changes to California's Gun Laws

      If you own firearms or if you plan to purchase a firearm in the near future, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with California’s gun laws, especially the latest changes in gun legislation. Two new ...

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    • Past Military Members: Are Your Gun Rights at Risk?

      Are you a former member of the Armed Forces? If so, like members of law enforcement and a large percentage of former military members, you take your right to bear arms seriously, very seriously. You ...

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    • How to Obtain a Carry Concealed Weapons (CCW) License

      Are you interested in obtaining a California Carry Concealed Weapon (CCW) license? If so, continue reading as we explain how to accomplish this goal, but for starters we’re going to briefly discuss ...

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    • Tax Evasion, a White Collar Crime

      If someone is avoiding tax, it’s not necessarily a criminal offense. “Taxpayers have the right to reduce, avoid, or minimize their taxes by legitimate means,” according to the Internal Revenue Service ...

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    • Understanding Federal Crimes

      In the United States, we have state-level crimes and federal-level crimes . State-level crimes are enacted by state legislatures, whereas federal crimes are enacted by Congress. Some crimes are only ...

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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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