Tag Archives: detained

How long can you be detained by the police in Orange County?

Detention by the police People ask me often – “I was stopped by the police and they kept me for a really long time.  Can they do that?” The first question is:  Were you there voluntarily or were you detained?  That simple question can have huge impact on what the police can and can’t do, […]

Shoplifting and theft defense – California (Orange and L.A. County)

Shoplifting (or “petty theft”) is one of the most frequent crimes people ask me about. The story is usually one of these two:  My (son, daughter, husband, friend) was arrested for shoplifting.  They’ve never even had so much as a traffic ticket and now they’re facing criminal charges.   Or – I’ve been accused of stealing […]