Tag Archives: Orange County defense attorney

Shoplifting and Theft Defenses

Arrested for shoplifting?  What do you do if you didn’t mean to steal?   Please click to play the audio:   Transcript:   Hi – This is Orange County Defense attorney Joe Dane. I’ve posted many articles, podcasts and videos about theft and shoplifting allegations, but today, I’m going to talk specifically about defenses to […]

Shoplifting and Civil Demand letters – Audio Podcast

Please click to play:   Transcript of audio: Hi. This is Orange County defense attorney Joe Dane.   Today I’m going to talk about shoplifting and civil demand letters.   If you were detained or accused of shoplifting in a store, one of two things may have happened: They could have called the police. If you […]

Bringing drugs into the jail (Penal Code 4573)

Simple possession + being arrested = Felony drug charges?!?   After the passage of Proposition 47 in November, 2014, simple possession of drugs for personal use is now a misdemeanor charge. But there’s a way for those drugs for personal use can still be charged against you as a felony.  Penal Code section 4573, smuggling […]

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 […]

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 […]