California Three Strikes Law – Still Unfair for Some!

Three strikes As an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney, I have handled numerous “three strikes” cases.  Those cases were considered “life cases” under the prior three strikes law, and included cases where the third strike was any non-serious and non-violent felony, including a simple drug possession charge.  Thankfully, the law has changed.  However, there …

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Sealing An Arrest Record in California

It’s no surprise that police officers have an enormous amount of power when they are dispatched to a call involving a potential crime, and have to make a decision on whether to arrest someone.  The implications of that decision to arrest can have negative long term effects on a person, especially when charges are never …

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Search Warrant Now Required for Cell Phone Search of Arrestee

As an Orange County criminal attorney who handles drug and gang cases, I’m frequently asked about search warrants of cell phones after an arrest.  In drug cases, the police will confiscate the cell phone the alleged drug seller has in his possession, and go through the text messages looking for evidence of any indicia of …

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California Receiverships Imposed in White Collar Crime Cases

Receiverships Both California state courts and federal courts often impose receiverships in civil, administrative and criminal cases.  This post will be limited to discussing California state law regarding receiverships. What is a Receivership? Generally, a receivership removes the property or business from the control of its owners during litigation proceedings.  Receiverships are more common in complex …

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California Gang Charges in Orange County

After the increase in criminal gang activity in California during the 1980’s, the legislature decided to come up with new criminal gang activity statutes that would punish this type of activity more severely than non-gang related criminal activity.    The problem is, prosecutors routinely charge a crime as “gang related” when it isn’t, and trying to …

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Criminal Jury Trial Process: Jury Selection in Orange County

Every Orange County criminal attorney who tries cases knows that a case is won or lost as a result of jury selection.  Selecting  a jury is the most important part of the criminal jury trial process and many inexperienced attorneys don’t strategize and plan for this critical part of the process. In Orange County, criminal jury trial judges usually …

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Dealing With Drug Charges in Orange County

For anyone facing criminal drug charges in Orange County, California, there are several options available depending on the circumstances..  First and foremost, an experienced Orange County criminal drug crimes attorney  who handles drug cases can help you obtain the best possible outcome for your situation, so don’t delay in hiring an attorney to handle your case.  …

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When Your Child is Arrested for a Crime… Don’t Give Up..Get Help From A Juvenile Crime Attorney

  If your son or daughter is under the age of 18 and accused of committing a crime in Orange County, California,you need to hire a juvenile crime attorney immediately.  Your child will have to go through the juvenile delinquency system and only a juvenile crime attorney can help you through the process.  Although you …

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Steps to Follow After Your Arrest for a First Time DUI in Orange County

Arrested For a First Time DUI? Being arrested for a first time DUI in Orange County, California can be completely humiliating.  After you actually process the fact that you were arrested and are now facing criminal charges, you need to focus on what to do in order to protect your rights.  Generally after a DUI …

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The Criminal Court Process | Newport Beach Criminal Attorney

Criminal court can overwhelming for anyone facing misdemeanor or felony charges, and you need to understand the basics of  how the criminal court process works and what to expect even before you hire a criminal lawyer.   No matter what type of misdemeanor you may be charged with (DUI, petty theft, domestic violence), the process is …

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