Tag Archives: Santa Ana defense attorney

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 […]

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 […]

Sex crimes defense – allegations of molestation

A recent case [People v. Graff (2009) __ Cal.App.4th__ ] reversed the convictions of a man accused of multiple counts of lewd acts with a child (Penal Code section 288 – also known as child molestation).  The court found that the prosecution argued for a conviction based on conduct that was not proven at the […]

Illegal searches – Search warrants

The Fourth Amendment is your Constitutional protection against illegal searches by the police.  It is based on the principle that you have a right to privacy and before the government (the police) can search, they must have legal justification.  You are not absolutely protected against all searches by the police.  The Fourth Amendment protects against […]

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:  […]