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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.

Types of Restraining Orders in California

If someone has filed for a restraining order against you, you may not know that there are multiple types of restraining orders in California with different processes and purposes. Knowing which type has been filed against you is key for preparing a defense. No matter which type was filed, it's highly recommended that you seek [...]

By | November 23rd, 2022|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Do You Have to Identify Yourself to a Police Officer in California?

If you have been lawfully detained or arrested, then yes, you have to identify yourself to the police officers. However, you do not have to identify yourself if you haven't been lawfully detained or arrested. This is because California doesn't have a “stop and identify” statute. This leaves a lot of California residents asking, "do [...]

By | October 24th, 2022|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

How is Bail Determined in California?

Many defendants in California jails awaiting trial can secure their release by paying bail. It refers to the money they deposit with the court to be released from prison. The purpose of bail is to ensure the defendant continues to appear in court for trials and doesn't flee. If they don't make court appearances, they [...]

By | September 26th, 2022|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What Is the Difference Between DUI and DWI in California?

Some states treat DUIs and DWIs differently as far as the type of crime they are and what penalties might be relevant if you’re convicted. California doesn’t treat them differently and, in fact, refers to any type of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol as a type of DUI. When you face any [...]

By | August 25th, 2022|Criminal Defense, DUI|0 Comments

What is the Difference Between Escorting and Prostitution?

Many people tend to lump together escorts and prostitution. Some may use the two words interchangeably. But these two are very distinct under California's state law, one being legal and the other illegal. It, however, may be challenging to know where you stand in a legal sense if you offer these services, especially if you [...]

By | July 23rd, 2022|Sex Crimes|0 Comments

What Is Considered Reckless Driving in California?

Reckless driving in Orange County is a pretty serious offense with harsh penalties. You could face long-term consequences even as a first offense. If you are faced with a reckless driving case in Orange County, you will need an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney. Motorists who attempt to manage a California reckless driving charge [...]

By | June 25th, 2022|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What is a DUI?

Being charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs (DUI) can be intimidating and distressing, especially if it’s your first time brushing with the law. In California, a DUI is a serious criminal charge that can easily damage your life and reputation. However, it isn’t impossible to fight such charges and win. With [...]

By | May 30th, 2022|DUI|0 Comments

What Are Possible Penalties for a Murder Charge in California?

A murder accusation in California is a serious charge. If convicted, the accused will certainly end up in a maximum-security prison, which is reserved for the most dangerous felon convicts in the state. Murder is a violent felony that is applied to California’s three-strikes law. Apart from harsh penalties, you may end up with enhanced [...]

By | May 4th, 2022|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What Are Some Defenses for a Criminal Threat Charge in California?

Penal Code Section 422 forbids California residents from criminally threatening another person. The crime can be charged as a felony or as a misdemeanor. And even as a misdemeanor, the offense comes with some serious consequences. Defending oneself is the best way to avoid being confined and paying hefty fines. It is essential to align [...]

By | March 29th, 2022|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What Are Possible Penalties for Forgery in California?

Forgery happens in many forms. It could be a simple act of filing false insurance claims, writing a will without authorization, or dealing with fraudulent checks. While forgery isn't a violent crime, it might be considered an offense of moral turpitude. The forgery laws in California seek to punish convicts of this crime seriously. If [...]

By | February 25th, 2022|Criminal Defense|0 Comments