Monthly Archives: March 2009


Robbery – Orange County defense lawyer

Robbery – the elements, weapons enhancements and defenses Robbery (Penal Code section 211) is the taking of property from another without consent by force or fear.  First degree robbery (robbery in an inhabited house, a cab or bus driver or at an ATM machine) is a felony and carries a possible sentence of from three […]

Sealing juvenile records – Orange County juvenile defense lawyer

Many people think that juvenile convictions (technically called “adjudications”) and juvenile records are automatically sealed once you turn 18.  Unfortunately, that’s not true.  While juvenile proceedings are generally confidential, the records and convictions do not just go away once you (or your child) turn 18. There are procedures though, where I can petition the court […]

Clearing old convictions off your record – Orange County expungement lawyer

I know – especially now with the economy the way it is, being the best applicant for a job gives you the best chance.  How can you compete with a past criminal record?  What about having to disclose past convictions for things like rental applications?  How can you get prior convictions off your record?  It […]

DUI & blood alcohol levels – Orange County DUI defense lawyer

Intoximeter, the company that manufactures the blood alcohol meters used by many law enforcement departments, has an on-line blood alcohol measurement program, the “Drink Wheel” (it got its name from the cardboard novelty models with a rotating wheel in the center that you used to line up the number of drinks to determine your blood […]

Hands-free cell phone law – Can they prove it? (Orange County criminal defense)

I know – I’m a little behind the times – the new “hands free” cell phone law has been in effect since July of 2008.  I was wondering if they were going to make changes to the law to overcome what I see are some basic glitches.  What glitches? Vehicle Code section 23123 makes it […]