Tag Archives: false allegation

Contacted by an investigator? Should you call back? – Orange County Defense

I got a card on my door – should I call this detective back? You get home from work one night and there’s a business card on your front door.  It’s from an investigator or detective from the police department.  There’s a hand-written note on the back, “Please call me.” What’s the harm in calling […]

Sex crime defense – Orange County and Southern California

Being accused of any sex offense – child molestation, rape, indecent exposure or lewd acts – can be devastating.  Just the mere allegation alone, even if completely unfounded, can have a tremendous impact on you.  Police investigation, search warrants, and a possible arrest are all real threats. If convicted of most sex-related crimes, you will […]

If you have been accused of a crime…

It could be anything from a misdemeanor to a felony – petty theft to homicide or anything in between.  Someone has accused you of a crime.  Whether or not the police were contacted at that time, the possibility of being charged with a crime exists.  What do you do? My suggestion to you is this:  […]

“You have the right to remain silent . . .”

Often, people will complain to me that the police never read them their rights when they were arrested. Despite what’s shown on TV and in the movies, the police do not have to read someone their rights the second they’re arrested.  The Miranda rights (“You have the right to remain silent”, etc.) are only required […]

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 […]