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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 Disturbing The Peace Laws?

Almost any assault and battery attorney in Orange County, CA 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 [...]

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

How Prevalent Is Human Trafficking In Southern California?

Our California sex crimes lawyers recently learned that 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 [...]

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|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

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

Our sex crimes law firm recently learned that 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 [...]

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

Proposition 47 has Led to The Lowest Arrest Rate in California’s History

Voters in the state of California approved Proposition 47 in 2014. Proposition 47 was an initiative that reclassified a number of felonies as misdemeanors, and it allowed some people in California to have previous felony convictions reduced to misdemeanor convictions. This is something our drug possession lawyers were very interested in. Also, according to figures [...]

By | September 27th, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

Constructive Possession in California: That Isn’t Mine!

As drug possession lawyers in Orange County, we know that constructive possession is a legal concept that describes a circumstance where an individual has actual control an item of property without actually having physical control of the same item. For example, if your car is parked in your driveway, you have physical possession of it, [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Criminal Defense|0 Comments

FAQS About Ignition Interlock Devices

In September 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law an eighteen-month extension of California’s four-county IID – ignition interlock device – pilot program. Anyone whose first DUI conviction is in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Alameda, or Tulare County must install an ignition interlock device (IID) in his or her personal vehicle. Installation runs about $100, and [...]

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