Monthly Archives: February 2015


Shoplifting and Theft Defenses

Arrested for shoplifting?  What do you do if you didn’t mean to steal?   Please click to play the audio:   Transcript:   Hi – This is Orange County Defense attorney Joe Dane. I’ve posted many articles, podcasts and videos about theft and shoplifting allegations, but today, I’m going to talk specifically about defenses to […]

The police didn’t read me my rights! Now what? Miranda and the law

What happens if the police didn’t read you your rights?  Can your entire case be thrown out or dismissed?   Please click to play audio (approximately 4 minutes):     Transcript of audio:   Hi – it’s Orange County defense attorney Joe Dane.   Today, I’m going to talk about one of the most frequent […]

Shoplifting and Civil Demand letters – Audio Podcast

Please click to play:   Transcript of audio: Hi. This is Orange County defense attorney Joe Dane.   Today I’m going to talk about shoplifting and civil demand letters.   If you were detained or accused of shoplifting in a store, one of two things may have happened: They could have called the police. If you […]

Bringing drugs into the jail (Penal Code 4573)

Simple possession + being arrested = Felony drug charges?!?   After the passage of Proposition 47 in November, 2014, simple possession of drugs for personal use is now a misdemeanor charge. But there’s a way for those drugs for personal use can still be charged against you as a felony.  Penal Code section 4573, smuggling […]