Monthly Archives: December 2008


Orange County DUI Checkpoint 1/3/09 in Mission Viejo

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced today that they will be conducting a DUI  and driver’s license checkpoint in Mission Viejo on Saturday, January 3, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m.  The exact location was not disclosed. Additional information about Driving Under the Influence can be found here, here and here. Be safe.  Keep […]

New Year’s Eve & shooting guns

The holiday season brings two things from law enforcement every year: DUI checkpoints and stern warnings with increased patrols focused on people that shoot off guns to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. This year is no different. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department, in conjunction with the Santa Ana Police Department, are holding a […]

Defending yourself against false accusations

I practice law in Orange County and all southern California courts, but I follow legal news about criminal law from around the country.  I’m still shaking my head over an article I read a couple of weeks ago.  In Connecticut, a substitute teacher faced up to 40 years in prison for showing pornography images to […]

DUI checkpoints – Orange County

From an article in the Orange County Register:  “Starting Dec. 27, the Laguna Beach Police Department will conduct its first of four DUI checkpoints for the holiday season at an unidentified location on Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.” Especially around the holiday season, police departments engage in aggressive DUI enforcement.  Extra patrols and DUI checkpoints […]

Shoplifting and theft defense – California (Orange and L.A. County)

Shoplifting (or “petty theft”) is one of the most frequent crimes people ask me about. The story is usually one of these two:  My (son, daughter, husband, friend) was arrested for shoplifting.  They’ve never even had so much as a traffic ticket and now they’re facing criminal charges.   Or – I’ve been accused of stealing […]