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About The SoCal Law Network

Our lawyers understand the criminal court process in this county inside and out, and are well prepared to take on your case to obtain the best outcome possible. Hiring a defense attorney from outside of the county will not be as beneficial to you, since they will not have the knowledge of the unique Orange County courts that The SoCal Law Network provides to clients.

HOW CRIMINAL LAWYERS DEFEND AGAINST SPECIFIC INTENT CHARGES (AND WHY YOU NEED TO KNOW)

One way that crimes are categorized in the criminal justice system is by an alleged perpetrator’s intent – was it a “specific” intent or a “general” intent? Exactly what is the difference between specific and general intent, and what can that difference mean if you are charged with a crime? If you’ll continue reading, you’ll [...]

By | May 20th, 2019|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Traveling When You’re On Probation – Is It Allowed?

The weather's already getting warmer. Spring and summer are the seasons when people like to travel and get away from the Southern California heat, but if you are on probation in this state after being convicted of a crime, will you be allowed to enjoy an out-of-state vacation? What exactly are California's travel rules for [...]

By | April 18th, 2019|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

The Differences Between Intent To Sell And Simple Possession

The law in California makes it a felony to possess certain controlled substances in order to sell them. Such substances include cocaine, heroin, LSD, oxycodone, hydrocodone, and codeine. But unless someone is caught "red-handed" selling a drug, how can the "intent to sell" be proven? In other words, if you are arrested while you are [...]

By | March 18th, 2019|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

Can Junk Science Affect Your California Criminal Case?

Popular movies and television shows like CSI put forth the notion that "science" is the key to solving crimes. But is "forensic evidence" trustworthy? In real life, blood pattern evidence, DNA evidence, fingerprints, and other "scientific" evidence sometimes just doesn't hold up. In fact, "scientific evidence" quite often is junk science, but if a California [...]

By | February 19th, 2019|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Can A Gang Enhancement Increase Your Sentence?

You see street gangs in Hollywood movies, but that doesn't mean that the gangs are imaginary. In real life, street gangs commit a number of the drive-by shootings, drug crimes, armed robberies, and home invasions in Orange County and throughout southern California. California's Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act (the "STEP Act") – is supposed [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

The Differences Between Reasonable Suspicion And Probable Cause

“Probable cause” and “reasonable suspicion” are two of the most important concepts in criminal law. But precisely what do these phrases mean? If you’re arrested for a crime, will probable cause or reasonable suspicion play any role in your prosecution? Can an Orange County criminal defense law firm help? HOW ARE “REASONABLE” SUSPICION AND “PROBABLE [...]

By | December 21st, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

The Punishments For Underage DUIs in Orange County, CA

Drinking and driving is the leading factor in the majority of fatal traffic crashes involving teenagers. If you are the parent of a California teen, our Orange County DUI law firm suggests that you speak often to your child about the hazards of drinking and driving. No teenager needs a conviction for driving under the [...]

By | November 17th, 2018|DUI, Underage DUI|0 Comments

Are Charges For Computer Crimes Limited To One State?

Lawmakers in all fifty states are struggling to understand and deal with advances in technology. In many of the cases involving digital technology, computers, and the internet, criminal defense attorneys and the courts have little guidance from lawmakers and sparse help from previous court rulings. What can happen, for example, if someone in California uses [...]

By | October 19th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

How Does Victim Restitution In California Criminal Cases Work?

In cases where it is appropriate, restitution – as well as jail, probation, and fines – is ordered routinely by judges in California after a defendant receives a criminal conviction. If you become a crime victim in California, or if you are accused of a crime such as burglary, fraud, or embezzlement, you will need [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Can YouTube Videos Be Used As Evidence?

You’ve probably seen them – assaults, burglaries, and other crimes, in living color on YouTube, Facebook, or other social media platforms. Video evidence of a person perpetrating a crime may be introduced by the state as evidence in a criminal trial. If you are the defendant, your Orange County criminal defense attorney will either have [...]

By | August 17th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments