Criminal Defense

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

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

How To Fight An Assault And/Or Battery Charge In California

Every assault charge and battery charge is treated seriously by California courts, and a skilled assault and battery lawyer can properly defend you in every circumstance. Four different laws in this state cover battery and assault crimes: 1. Assault in California is defined as “the unlawful attempt to violently injure another person.” Assault includes threats [...]

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

Falsely Accused Of Domestic Violence? (Here’s What To Do)

Domestic violence continues to be a serious concern for scores of families in California. A conviction on a domestic violence charge can very negatively impact your life for many years to come. But what if you are falsely accused of a crime of domestic violence? How will you be able to dispute the charge and [...]

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

Grand Theft Laws In California

In the state of California, theft (or “larceny”) is defined as illegally taking another person’s money or property. Depending on the nature and value of the stolen property, a theft in California will be charged as a “petty” theft or larceny or as a “grand” theft or larceny. What’s the distinction? And what distinguishes theft [...]

By | May 16th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

An Overview Of California’s 10-20-Life Gun Sentencing Enhancement

What happens in California when someone commits a crime with a firearm? When someone commits a crime with a firearm in this state, if that person is convicted, the “10-20-Life” sentencing enhancement can be imposed. You’re about to learn exactly how the sentencing enhancement is applied, what you should do if you are accused of [...]

By | April 14th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

California’s Expungement Process Takes Too Long

Proposition 64 was approved by California’s voters in 2016. Proposition 64 not only legalized recreational cannabis use for adults in this state – but it also provided more than a million people with a chance to make their lives better. How? With Proposition 64’s passage, many of those with old convictions for marijuana possession automatically [...]

By | March 14th, 2018|Criminal Defense|0 Comments