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The police didn’t read me my rights! Now what? Miranda and the law

What happens if the police didn’t read you your rights?  Can your entire case be thrown out or dismissed?   Please click to play audio (approximately 4 minutes):     Transcript of audio:   Hi – it’s Orange County defense attorney Joe Dane.   Today, I’m going to talk about one of the most frequent […]

Prop 47 – reducing a felony to misdemeanor (old conviction or new case)

Proposition 47 made some substantial changes to drug and theft laws   California voters approved Proposition 47 (“Prop 47”) in the statewide general election November 4, 2014.  It was commonly known as the “Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act” and it changed the sentencing laws and affects several low-level crimes to make them misdemeanor offenses instead […]

Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney – new office location

I am pleased to announce the new location of my office.  After six years in the previous location,  I have relocated from Orange to the city of Tustin.  Our new address is: 17581 Irvine Blvd., Suite 108 Tustin, CA  92780   Same email address, same website, same phone numbers.   – Joe Dane

Friday, June 8 DUI patrols

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department announced DUI “saturation patrols” for Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and Rancho Santa Margarita tonight, June 8, 2012. While not a DUI checkpoint, that still means they will have extra units in the area looking for any justification to stop you and start sniffing around (literally) for a DUI investigation. For […]

What is the statute of limitations? How does that affect speedy trial rights?

Time to file and speedy trial times are like apples and oranges. The time to file is the statute of limitations.  In general, on a misdemeanor, the prosecution has up to a year to file charges from the date of the incident.  Most felonies have a three year statute of limitations.  There are some exceptions […]