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DUI & blood alcohol levels – Orange County DUI defense lawyer

Intoximeter, the company that manufactures the blood alcohol meters used by many law enforcement departments, has an on-line blood alcohol measurement program, the “Drink Wheel” (it got its name from the cardboard novelty models with a rotating wheel in the center that you used to line up the number of drinks to determine your blood […]

Theft & Shoplifting – FAQ (Orange County theft defense)

I have spoken with several people who have asked what the differences between petty theft, shoplifting and burglary are.  While all these theft crimes are related, how they’re charged, what the prosecution must prove and the consequences vary, depending on the charge. Petty Theft (Penal Code section 484 or 488) This is a “basic” theft […]

Misdemeanor criminal defense & procedure – Orange County

I have previously written about the stages of a felony prosecution, but what about a misdemeanor? Misdemeanors, such as DUI, assault & battery, petty theft (shoplifting), driving on a suspended license, some domestic violence charges and violations of court orders, have their own time line and procedures. You may not even have to appear in […]

I was arrested in Orange County – do I need a defense attorney?

The short answer is yes.  Think about all that’s working against you already.  If the police think they had enough evidence to arrest you, your case is more than likely going to be referred to the District Attorney’s office for prosecution. So what should you do in the time period between when you were arrested […]

I was arrested, but bailed out. No charges were filed by my court date – now what?

Unfortunately, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re free. The District Attorney has, in most cases, up to three years from the date of the crime to file felony charges and up to a year to file misdemeanor charges. It just means that for some reason, your case was not filed by the date you were told […]