Monthly Archives: November 2010

What is probation?

Probation in general: If a crime is eligible for probation, and the judge grants probation as part of the sentence, then whatever the maximum time for the crime is gets suspended and a grant of probation is ordered.  From there, the person would be told of certain conditions of probation – which may include county […]

Thanksgiving and DUI Patrols

DUI Patrols over the Thanksgiving weekend As with any holiday, local law enforcement is on high alert looking for people to stop for DUI.  Expect that extra patrols will be in place with a specific target of stopping any drivers suspected of driving under the influence.  I haven’t heard of any specific checkpoints in the […]

Commercial Burglary (459) and shoplifting – Who can be charged?

I was asked a question the other day about what could happen to their son if he got wrapped up in his friends’ “beer run” shoplifting case and they now are facing burglary charges.  What happens to a guy who is waiting in the car when his buddies come running out, shouting “go, go, go!” […]

How to check to see if you have an arrest warrant in Orange County

Everything is online these days. You can search online for arrest warrants through the Orange County Sheriff’s Department “eServices” website. Arrest warrant check in Orange County Note that this may not be 100% accurate, since it may not include all bench warrants that were recently issued or ones that have not yet hit the computer […]