Monthly Archives: October 2012

What is a Bench Warrant?

I just found out I have a Bench Warrant for my arrest! What does that mean? Simply put, a bench warrant is a warrant for your arrest issued by a judge not necessarily for new charges, but because you either didn’t do something you were supposed to do or you did something you were ordered […]

Penal Code 288.4 – Arranging a meeting with a minor for lewd purposes

Under California Penal Code 288.4, it is illegal to arrange to meet a minor (or a person you believe to be a minor) for sexual purposes.  The full text of the law is: 288.4 (a)(1) Every person who, motivated by an unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in children, arranges a meeting with a minor or […]

Should I give a statement to the police?

What’s wrong with giving a statement to the police? If I didn’t do anything wrong, what’s the harm in giving a statement to the police?  Even if somebody doesn’t want to press charges against you after an incident, giving a statement to the police isn’t a good idea.  Why? Several things… First, it’s not up […]

How can you find what’s on your background check?

How do I find out what shows up on my background check? Many people ask what shows up on their criminal history.  Sometimes, it’s because they were detained by the police, but weren’t sure if they were arrested.  They may have been arrested, but never went to court.  Or – their case was resolved in […]