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Rape Defendant Found Not Guilty After Rejecting Plea Bargain

Charles Williamson was accused of the rape of an incapacitated woman. In lieu of going to trial, the prosecution offered a plea bargain in which Williamson would plead guilty to rape and serve significant jail...

Should Criminal Defendants Remain Silent?

One of the questions often received by criminal defense attorneys is under what circumstances should a criminal defendant or a potential subject of a criminal investigation voluntarily speak to the police? There are circumstances when...

The Biggest Benefits of Getting Your Criminal Record Expunged

People are often convicted for mistakes that they made when they were young or not fully aware of the consequences of their actions. But if you have paid your dues to society, those mistakes shouldn’t...

Key Facts About Criminal Record Checks

Criminal record checks are used by many different government and social entities, and are a useful way to ensure safety and stability for everyone. While they seem pretty self-explanatory, there are some key aspects of...

Fountain Valley 7-Eleven Robbers Arrested

Two men were caught stealing a case of beer at a 7-Eleven on 10950 Warner Ave. in Fountain Valley, California. When the clerk asked them to put the beer back, one of the men threatened...

The Difference between Burglary and Robbery in California

Are you confused about the difference between Robbery and Burglary? Robbery, burglary, theft and stealing are terms that seem to blend together for the general public. The law in California makes a distinction between these...

Hit and Run Consequences in California

So, imagine you are out driving and suddenly you hit something or someone. In a moment like this, your fight or flight instinct skyrockets, and how you react will have a direct impact on the...

Orange County Teacher Arrested for Sexting Student

Orange County teacher Justin Verducci was arrested this week on Monday morning. Local police suspect he has been sending sexual explicit texts to one of his female students. The twenty-five-year-old teacher has been taken into custody by...

Facing Felony Charges? Here’s Why You Need an Experienced Attorney

According to criminal law, a felony falls in the category of crimes that is classified as the most serious type of offense. The felony crime could be either violent or non-violent. Crimes are broken into...

Orange County Bank Robbery Suspect Arrested

A Los Angeles man was recently arrested after being suspected of robbing a South County branch bank. The Orange County Sheriff’s department was called to respond after a report of the 23021 Lake Center Drive location...

Fullerton Man Arrested for Bank Robbery

A 26-year old man was arrested after allegedly robbing a Fullerton bank on September 4, authorities said Wednesday. A man police identified as Juan Manuel Arevalo, 26, a Fullerton resident, has been charged with robbery...

Santa Ana Gang Member Receives Five Years for Attempted Murder

The case involving a near fatal shooting of a rival gang member in the Santa Ana area of California in 2011 was brought to the fore once again as the 32-year-old shooter was sentenced to...

DUI Lawyer Cost Formula for Southern California Offenses

How much will you spend to hire an attorney to defend your DUI charge? The answer depends upon a number of factors. Cost versus benefit Why should you spend anything? Some people think it is...

Man Arrested for Auto Theft In Anaheim Following High-Speed Pursuit

Anaheim sees nearly 2,000 auto theft arrests annually, so it comes as no surprise to local residents when a nine minute car chase broke out close to home on Friday evening. Anaheim police pursued 24...

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Orange County Teacher Arrested for Alleged Child Molestation

Fullerton Police arrested Christopher Millet, 36, on Wednesday after allegations that he sexually assaulted a young girl. Millet is a seventh grade science teacher at Valadez Middle School in Placentia. He is being charged on...

Costa Mesa Man Arrested For Selling Fraudulent Disneyland Tickets

At 11:15 am, on Tuesday, December 30, a 26 year old man named Jonathan Olsen was arrested in Costa Mesa, California, for selling fake tickets to Disneyland through social media. Unfortunately, in spite of all...

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Disneyland Employee Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Minors

Jail records indicate that a Disneyland worker who has been accused of the sexual assault of multiple children will get to have his day in court this week. The case got started on December 19,...

Anaheim Hills Burglar Shot in Back By Homeowner

The community is divided over the justification of shooting a burglar, in the back, after he exited the residence. The shooting occurred 100 feet away from the Anaheim Hills home of the intrusion. It all...

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How Theft Penalties Were Changed By Proposition 47

California law defines theft as the stealing or unauthorized taking of money, property, or labor. The basic crime is divided into two categories:  grand theft and petty theft. Receiving stolen property is a related crime....

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Alleged Laguna Niguel Attacker Arrested for Assault on Real Estate Agent Faces Charges

Last month, a 55-year-old female real estate agent was attacked as she closed up a Laguna Niguel home. In light of the recent slaying of an Arkansas agent, this incident has real estate agents across...

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Timothy Lance Lai Finally Arrested in Corona Del Mar Cheating Scandal

Timothy Lance Lai, 29, the tutor that has been at the center of a cheating scandal that rocked Corona Del Mar High School in Orange County since last summer was finally arrested as he was...

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Charlie Sheen Sued and May Face Sexual Battery Charges

Charlie Sheen has a “bad boy” image that leaves him vulnerable to accusations of misconduct. The star of Anger Management is being sued by a dental technician who claims that he punched her and grabbed...

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Man in Anaheim is Arrested for Allegedly Robbing Girlfriend’s Elderly Grandmother

An Anaheim man was recently arrested and accused of robbing his girlfriends’ 82-year-old mother in her home. According to the police statement, the accused took “several jewelry items and coins” in addition to ransacking the...

Jail Sentencing for Assault on a Minor

There are three forms of assault that can be punishable in a court of a law: common assault, criminal assault, or aggravated assault. Common assault is almost any behavior that can be judged as offensive...

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Statute of Limitations for White Collar Crime

A statute of limitation is the time allowed for prosecutors to lay a charge against someone who is accused of committing a criminal offense. The period normally runs from the point at which the alleged...

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