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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.

Clearing Your Criminal Background In California

Across the United States, over 70 million individuals have some kind of a criminal history. That makes millions in California potentially subject to dozens of state and federal regulations and statutes that limit their rights, from employment and housing to voting or maintaining a driver's license or a firearm. Some restrictions are clearly reasonable, but [...]

By | July 22nd, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

New Proposal Could Change California’s Gun Laws

While the overall crime rate has been slowly declining for several decades in the United States, hate crimes in this nation are on the rise. Precisely what is the definition of a hate crime? According to the federal Hate Crime Statistics Act of 1990, hate crimes are "crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What Are California’s Statutory Rape Laws?

While it is a reality that many California teenagers are sexually active, according to one California court, "that fact alone does not establish that minors have a right to privacy to engage in sexual intercourse." Thus, in the state of California, it is against the law for a legal adult – someone age 18 or [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Sex Crimes|0 Comments

Is Possession Of Concentrated Cannabis/Hashish Illegal In California?

In 1996, California became the first state to legalize marijuana for medical use. In 2016, when California voters approved Proposition 64, they decided that adults may possess up to an ounce of marijuana or grow as many as six plants at a time. But what about other forms of cannabis, like hashish? One of the [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Drug Crimes|0 Comments

What Are California’s Disturbing The Peace Laws?

Almost any student of law or philosophy would probably tell you that the first duty of a government is to maintain the civil order and "keep the peace." Even today, that primary obligation of the state is still recognized when law enforcement officers are referred to as "peace officers." The first law against disturbing the [...]

By | March 21st, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

How Prevalent Is Human Trafficking In Southern California?

Law enforcement officers made 474 arrests during a three-day sting operation in January conducted to combat human trafficking in Southern California. The arrests included 142 men charged with solicitation and 36 men suspected of being "pimps." According to the New York Daily News, thirty different California police agencies took part in the operation. Reportedly, 27 [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

The State Of California Introduces New Gun Laws For 2017

The law in California decides who may possess, carry, and use a firearm and what types of firearms are legal in this state. California has recently adopted several new gun laws that the state’s gun owners must know about. The comprehensive gun law reforms make this state’s gun laws the toughest in the nation. While [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

What Should You Do If You Have An Arrest Warrant In Orange County?

If someone is suspected of committing a crime, the police in California do not need a warrant to make an arrest. If someone commits a crime that is witnessed by a police officer – driving under the influence, for example – that person can be arrested on the spot. But in other cases, when police [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

When Can Police Search Your Cell Phone In California?

The Constitution of the United States guarantees the legal rights of every person in this nation. The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can The New California Sex Crime Statute Convict The Next Cosby?

The scores of purported victims of comedian Bill Cosby’s alleged sexual assaults over the decades may or may not one day be vindicated, but lawmakers in California have eliminated one barrier to justice for sexual assault victims in the future. California has abolished the statute of limitations for rape and sexual assault charges. Governor Jerry [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments