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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 […]

Carjacking – Orange County criminal defense

In another post, I discussed the crime of robbery.  Although robbery can apply to the taking of any property by force, if the property taken is a motor vehicle (including cars, trucks, motorcycles and scooters), it can also be charged under Penal Code section 215 – Carjacking. Carjacking is taking of a motor vehicle from […]

Robbery – Orange County defense lawyer

Robbery – the elements, weapons enhancements and defenses Robbery (Penal Code section 211) is the taking of property from another without consent by force or fear.  First degree robbery (robbery in an inhabited house, a cab or bus driver or at an ATM machine) is a felony and carries a possible sentence of from three […]

Is a petty theft/shoplifting charge a big deal?

Don’t be fooled by the name of the crime – “petty” theft.  It is a misdemeanor that carries up to six months in jail and a fine of $1,000. But there’s more…  If you are convicted of any theft offense – petty theft, burglary, auto theft or grand theft to name a few, that conviction […]

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 […]