Monthly Archives: January 2015


DUI Patrols and checkpoints – Super Bowl weekend Sunday 2015

Increased DUI patrols for Super Bowl weekend in Orange County Like with every major holiday, big sporting events like the Super Bowl trigger increased DUI patrols. This year, the 2015 Super Bowl XLIX is no different. This year, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department is initiating their campaign – “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk”.  Instead […]

Speedy trial rights – 10 day trailing period

What are the rules for a speedy trial in California?   There are actually a couple of different speedy trial rules. The first question is whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor. If it is a misdemeanor, you have a right to a trial within 30 days of your arraignment (initial not […]

If you consent to a police search, can you limit where they can search? Orange County criminal defense attorney

If the police ask if they can search, can you put limits on where or how they can search?   The answer is yes… and no. If the police search is based on consent, the person giving consent can set limits as to the scope of the search. For example, you could give consent for […]

All about search warrants – Orange County criminal defense attorney

What is a search warrant? A search warrant is an order in writing, commanding a peace officer to search a particular person or place for specific listed items and return them to court.  Right off the bat, note that a warrant only allows the police to search.  A citizen cannot obtain a search warrant.  Although […]