Tag Archives: suppress

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 […]

Search and Seizure

Along with questions about when the police are required to give somebody their Miranda rights, the next most often question people ask me is about getting evidence suppressed or “thrown out” of court.  The Fourth Amendment is your legal protection against unreasonable searches by the government.  Without first obtaining a search warrant from a judge […]