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What is the difference between ESS and ISS sentence? Execution suspended and Imposition suspended?

In a felony sentencing, what do the terms ESS and ISS mean?  What’s the difference? Felony sentencing overview: The first question that the sentencing judge must make is whether to grant or deny probation.  In most felony charges, there is a three-level or triad of sentences that can be imposed.  For example, many felonies carry […]

Top Criminal Defense Attorney – Orange County (OC Metro magazine)

Joe Dane named as Top Criminal Defense Attorney in Orange County   I am honored to have been named by OC Metro magazine as one of the top attorneys for criminal defense. OC Metro Top Attorneys feature For additional information about my background and experience, please see Joe Dane’s “About Me” page.       […]

Orange County DUI Patrols for December 30 and New Year’s Eve

. Local law enforcement, operating with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and a lot of grant money, are conducting their annual holiday crackdown on DUI.  They’ve been conducting checkpoints and extra “saturation” patrols throughout Orange County. Thursday, December 30 DUI Checkpoint – 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in Laguna Hills DUI “Saturation Patrol” 8 p.m. […]

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 […]