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Defending Against Prescription Drug Charges in Orange County: Legal Insights

Protecting Your Rights When You’re Facing Prescription Drug Charges Almost 50 percent of the U.S. population has used at least one prescription drug in the last month, and 24 percent have used three or more. And while prescription drug use is legal as long as you have been legally prescribed the medication by a licensed [...]

By | July 5th, 2024|Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes|0 Comments

What Steps Should Be Taken Immediately After an Arrest for Drug Charges?

I've Been Charged with Drug Crimes. What Should I Do? There are three vitally important things to do when you're charged with drug crimes. First of all, remain calm. Becoming angry or trying to evade law enforcement could work against you if the officer testifies that you were uncooperative during the arrests. Second, while remaining [...]

By | June 3rd, 2024|Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes|0 Comments

What Legal Options Are Available for Individuals Facing Wrongful Conviction Appeals?

How Is a Wrongful Conviction Defined? A wrongful conviction is a legal situation in which someone is convicted of a crime but shouldn't have been for one of two specific reasons (or both). The person convicted can be proven factually innocent of the crime they were charged with. Procedural errors were committed that violated the [...]

By | May 12th, 2024|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Main Drug Classification and Penalties

How Does California Classify Different Drugs? Given the vast array of drugs that exist, prescription and otherwise, it's not surprising that this can be a highly complex part of criminal law. There are drugs that are illegal, while others are legal in specific circumstances, such as prescription drugs ordered by a qualified physician to treat [...]

By | April 2nd, 2024|Criminal Defense, Drug Crimes|0 Comments

What Are Common Criminal Defense Strategies?

What Kinds of Defenses Are Frequently Used in Criminal Cases? Every criminal defense case is unique, with different circumstances and mitigating factors. There's no guarantee that a defense that was successful in one case will be equally successful in another similar case. However, there are some defenses that have succeeded multiple times over the years. [...]

By | March 14th, 2024|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

How Does the California Legal System Handle Cases of Juvenile Crime and Rehabilitation?

How Are Juveniles Charged with Crimes in California? Few things can be as terrifying for a parent as learning their child is being charged with a crime. It's vital for parents to understand what California's juvenile crime laws are, how they're followed, and what California courts lean toward when it comes to consequences. The first [...]

By | February 24th, 2024|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

The Impact of California’s Three Strikes Law on Criminal Defense

What Is California's Three Strikes Law? California has a stringent sentencing law known as the three strikes law, which mandates a prison sentence of 25 years to life for someone who's convicted of a violent or serious felony and already had two similar convictions on their record. It also limits the privilege of "custody credits," [...]

By | January 24th, 2024|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Understanding California’s Castle Doctrine (Stand Your Ground)

If someone kills someone while protecting their home, they may have a case for not being convicted of a crime under California's Castle Doctrine. Here's what you need to know about this law and how it applies to various cases. What Is California's Castle Doctrine Law? In California, Penal Code 198.5 is the Castle Doctrine. [...]

By | November 21st, 2023|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Are Red Light Speeding Camera Tickets Considered Constitutional in California?

There's been much discussion online and in legal communities about red light speeding camera tickets and whether or not they're constitutional. Sometimes, opinion is presented as fact. Here are the facts about California's laws regarding these types of tickets. What Does California's Constitution Say About Speeding Tickets Triggered by Red Light Cameras? As of 2014, [...]

By | October 15th, 2023|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Can You Be Charged With Murder in California for Killing Someone in Self-Defense?

It might seem logical that if someone killed someone else in self-defense, it should be easy to prove and avoid murder charges. But that's not always the case. There are specific circumstances in which self-defense is a valid defense in avoiding murder convictions. Here's what you need to know. What Does it Take for Self-Defense [...]

By | September 7th, 2023|Criminal Defense|0 Comments