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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, […]

Residential Burglary (Penal Code section 459) – Orange County

There are two degrees of burglary in California – first degree for residential burglary and second degree for all others. Residential burglary, sometimes commonly referred to as “breaking and entering,” is the unauthorized entry into a residence (which can include things like motel rooms, apartments and condominiums as well as single family houses) with the […]

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 […]

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 […]

How is evidence suppressed in court?

In order for evidence to be admissible against you in court, it must be relevant and competent.  Relevant means it must have something to do with the case.  It must tend to prove or disprove any fact at issue.  For example, drugs found in a search in a drug case would obviously be relevant.  Competent […]