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Orange County DUI Checkpoints – Fourth of July weekend

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced today their “Holiday Weekend Crackdown” on drunk drivers.  They say they will be out with an “aggressive DUI enforcement policy.”  They are also conducting a DUI checkpoint in the city of Mission Viejo Friday, July 3rd from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m.  The specific location within the city was […]

Defending yourself against false accusations

I practice law in Orange County and all southern California courts, but I follow legal news about criminal law from around the country.  I’m still shaking my head over an article I read a couple of weeks ago.  In Connecticut, a substitute teacher faced up to 40 years in prison for showing pornography images to […]

I have a court date for arraignment – now what?

I have discussed what happens at the first court appearance and what an arraignment is.  The question still remains – what do you do if you’re facing a criminal charge and about to be arraigned on the charges? The criminal justice system is now in full effect.  Yes, you have the right to represent yourself, […]

If I am charged with a sexual offense, will I have to register as a sex offender?

You do not have to register if you are arrested, only if you are convicted – and then, only if you are convicted of a crime that requires registration.  That registration is a lifetime requirement and becomes part of a public database, so even though you are not required to register for an arrest, you […]