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…

  Hiring a criminal lawyer to help with your DUI defense is essential.  The DUI process includes DMV proceedings against your driver’s license and the criminal court process.  This is extremely stressful, confusing and time sensitive, which is why it is important to hire a criminal lawyer who is knowledgeable in DUI defense immediately. These 2…

Asset Forfeiture Asset forfeiture is really common in California. The biggest reason for this would seem to be because they are able to keep a portion of the proceeds from any assets they seize for themselves! States, like California, are participating in a program known as the “Equitable Sharing Program”. This program was indefinitely suspended…

Do I really need a criminal defense attorney? What are the benefits of having a criminal lawyer? How will I know the benefits of having an attorney will be worth the money? These are all questions that are often asked when people are faced with being charged with a criminal offense. Life is not always…

Tax Investigation Atttorney - Tax Fraud - Criminal Defense

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…

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.

Most federal informants are confidential and 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…

Willful Blindness is a theory of liability in the federal criminal justice system that just doesn’t seem fair.  The doctrine of willful blindness helps prosecutors convict defendants who deliberately shield themselves from clear evidence of critical facts that are strongly suggested by the circumstances.  If a defendant who behaves in this manner, they are just…

One of the most disconcerting things for a defendant to face is when they sit in trial for a crime they allegedly committed and see the prosecutor engaging in behavior that is wrong in every sense of the word. The legal term is “prosecutorial misconduct” and it can occur at any point during criminal proceedings…

Criminal defenses Any reputable criminal defense attorney knows how important it is to assess a client’s criminal case for any potential legal defenses to the crime(s) being charged.  There are specific defenses that are in the California criminal jury instructions (CALCRIM) that lay out all available affirmative defenses for crimes.  Two of the most common…

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