Monthly Archives: June 2016


Attempted murder and aggravated assault – can they charge both?

Why does the District Attorney charge both attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon? Can you be charged with both crimes even though it was one event?  Yes, you can be charged with both. The prosecutor will often charge a situation they believe to be attempted murder with the related offense of aggravated assault. […]

What can’t I bail them out of jail? Orange County criminal “no bail” holds

Questions about posting bail? Recently, I was asked why a person couldn’t be bailed out of jail.  The follow-up question was, “I thought you were innocent until proven guilty?”   You’re right – there is the presumption of innocence in almost every aspect of criminal law, but when it comes to setting bail, the judge […]