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How do I bail somebody out in Orange County, CA?

Once somebody is arrested and booked into jail on criminal charges, a bail amount will be set.  In Orange County, there is a bail schedule that is generally followed unless there are factors to increase or decrease the bail – or in some cases allow a defendant to be released on their written promise to […]

Somebody was just arrested in Orange County. Should I bail them out?

Your loved one is in jail and it’s your duty to bail them out, or is it? I hope you never have the unfortunate experience of having your phone ring in the night only to discover your spouse, significant other, parent,  child or other family member is in jail. Your knee-jerk reaction may be to […]

Sealing juvenile records – Orange County juvenile defense lawyer

Many people think that juvenile convictions (technically called “adjudications”) and juvenile records are automatically sealed once you turn 18.  Unfortunately, that’s not true.  While juvenile proceedings are generally confidential, the records and convictions do not just go away once you (or your child) turn 18. There are procedures though, where I can petition the court […]

Clearing old convictions off your record – Orange County expungement lawyer

I know – especially now with the economy the way it is, being the best applicant for a job gives you the best chance.  How can you compete with a past criminal record?  What about having to disclose past convictions for things like rental applications?  How can you get prior convictions off your record?  It […]

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 […]