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Do You Have a Warrant in Orange County?

How Does a Warrant Get Issued? If you ever find yourself facing a warrant, you may wonder how and why it was issued.  In Orange County, the justice system allows for warrants to be issued and here are the different types that are allowed:  arrest warrants and bench warrants. Arrest Warrant – Issued at the …

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Criminal Law Attorney – Orange County Criminal Defense

If you are facing theft charges, a criminal law attorney can help you fight them.   “Theft” charges are very common in Orange County, California, with the majority being charged as shoplifting (petty theft).   However, there are several other degrees of theft that can potentially result in a substantial prison sentence.  It’s important to understand …

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Attorney Hiring Tips for a Tax Investigation – Kenney Legal

Tax investigation Tips for a hiring an attorney for a tax investigation Defending yourself from tax fraud or a tax investigation?  Be careful… Any good steward of personal finances knows their money inside and out. You are on top of the situation, and it almost seems insulting to invite someone into this world. True though …

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Trial Attorney or Litigator?

Knowing whether the attorney you have retained is someone who will actually go to trial or someone who will refer you on if the case gets that far takes a simple question before you hand over your money. You want to ask them if they handle trials because you will want the one person who is most familiar with your case and your circumstances to be the one representing you in court.

Caught in a mortgage fraud case in Orange County?

Plainly defined, mortgage fraud occurs when you falsely prepare, submit or even simply participate in the submission of documents that support a mortgage or loan application that a financial institution relies upon to loan funds.

Criminal Escape – Orange County Criminal Defense

Criminal escape   Orange County was hit with the news that three inmates had escaped from the Orange County Jail on January 22, 2016. This was a huge criminal escape, that made the news. These men used their knowledge of the jail and the procedures in place—timing their escape so that they got a 16-hour head …

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Trial Experience Matters…

Trial Experience Matters!   Picture this: you have been charged with a crime and are facing what could be a significant amount of time behind bars. Your only choice is to hire an attorney who would be responsible for convincing a jury of 12 strangers that you didn’t commit the crime that you have been …

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Federal Confidential Informants – Paid Snitches!

Most federal confidential informants are registered with a federal agency. With the help of these informants it becomes possible for agents and prosecutors to understand the many parts that constitute large conspiracies and attempt to dismantle them. Many informants work for the federal government in order to avoid charges for their own heinous crimes or …

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Convicted, Executed, And Then Exonerated? It’s Too Little Too Late…

Wrongful Conviction On December 17, 2014, George Stinney, convicted of first-degree murder, was granted a clear name with the reopening of his case. Upon investigating the circumstances of Stinney’s conviction, Judge Carmen T. Mullen found that his attorney and the prosecution did little to protect his constitutional rights during the short course of the trial. …

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The Passage of Proposition 47 Mandates Several Common Felony Crimes To Be Deemed Misdemeanors

On November 4, 2014, California voters passed Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act.   This new law will have an astounding impact on the criminal justice system statewide since it reduces a number of low-level theft and drug offenses to misdemeanors.  The only possible exception is if the person has certain specified prior strike …

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