Blog Posts in 2014

  • The Daily Ledger, a part of One America News Network (OAN), recently interviewed Attorney Bill Nimmo regarding the violence in Missouri after the Michael Brown shooting. Newsman Graham Ledger asked several excellent questions, including the following: "The fact that the victim, Mr. Brown, was shot multiple times by the police officer shouldn't be surprising because police officers are ...
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  • How to Fight DUI Charges in California

    Posted By Bill Nimmo & Raymond Gomez, Attorneys at Law || 16-Jun-2014

    The state of California takes a strict stance on driving while under the influence. Law enforcement makes it a priority to pull over drivers who are intoxicated or potentially under the influence of drugs. There are often frequent DUI checkpoints set up in both residential and commercial areas. Due to the tough laws surrounding this crime and the enhanced enforcement by police officers, many ...
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  • Charged with a Felony Criminal Case in Vista? The Process Explained

    Posted By Bill Nimmo & Raymond Gomez, Attorneys at Law || 12-Jun-2014

    The San Diego North County has a population of nearly 1,000,000 people. The Court system that services all of North County is the Superior Court in Vista. They handle cases from south Rancho Bernardo or to Del Mar and all points north to the Riverside and Orange County border. If you have been arrested or charged with a case in Vista, you will have investigated or handled by any number of law ...
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  • San Diego Police Couple Arrested on Drug Charges

    Posted By Bill Nimmo & Raymond Gomez, Attorneys at Law || 10-Jun-2014

    In the latest scandal to hit the San Diego Police Department just this yes, a veteran police couple have been arrested on various drug-related charges. The couple was married in 2013, both serving for the San Diego Police Department for numerous years. The wife, Jennifer Charpentier, has been with the department for 18 years, while her husband, Officer Bryce Charpentier, has been serving for 6 ...
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  • Police Still Search for Hit-And-Run Suspect

    Posted By Bill Nimmo & Raymond Gomez, Attorneys at Law || 5-Jun-2014

    SDPD continue to search for a hit-and-run suspect who was involved in a crash early this morning. According to police reports, the crash occurred around 5:40 a.m at light at Streamview Drive and College Blvd. The Hispanic man, near his late 30s, reportedly ran the red light, causing him to hit another car. A middle aged man and woman were in the other vehicle. Both were taken to the hospital, ...
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  • Reducing the Degree of Murder

    Posted By Bill Nimmo & Raymond Gomez, Attorneys at Law || 31-May-2014

    This sounds like a bleak topic for anyone charged with murder, but it is important to recognize and deal with all options. In a murder defense case the prosecutor usually tries to prove the highest mental state. They typically want to show that the killing was in cold blood and was premeditated and deliberate. Classically, a premeditated and deliberated murder is a “first-degree” ...
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  • Police Investigate Armed Robbery in San Diego

    Posted By Bill Nimmo & Raymond Gomez, Attorneys at Law || 25-May-2014

    Around 8:00 p.m. on May 24 th, a man armed with a knife walked into a cellphone store in the San Diego area. The robbery proceeded to rob a Go Wireless store employee, demanding cash on the spot. He then fled with a phone with an estimated value of $600. The store is located on University Avenue, near Richmond Street. The armed robber was described as a black man close to his 30's or 40's ...
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  • Defending a Shoplifting Case

    Posted By Richard Muir || 15-Apr-2014

    If you are accused of shoplifting, here are some important things you need to know: Is shoplifting a felony or a misdemeanor? Assuming the amount of the items taken from the store is under $950.00, shoplifting is considered petty theft, which is a misdemeanor. There are three ways, however, that a shoplifting case can be elevated to a felony: If the amount of the theft exceeds $950.00, the case ...
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  • The TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) Where Family Law Crosses Over in Criminal Law

    Posted By Bill Nimmo & Raymond Gomez, Attorneys at Law || 4-Apr-2014

    You are already going through a divorce. You're dealing with child custody, support payments, selling the house, hiring lawyers, getting property appraisal, etc.., etc. Suddenly you are served with Restraining Order papers. Those TRO papers allege "under oath," that you struck, threatened, bothered, or you annoyed your ex-spouse to be. The papers may recite a whole array of acts that ...
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  • Handling a Murder Case "A Murder Lawyer's Perspective"

    Posted By Bill Nimmo & Raymond Gomez, Attorneys at Law || 1-Apr-2014

    When you are charged with murder in San Diego, you have been charged with one of the most severe crimes in the system. Not only are the punishments of the highest level but the resources used by both the police and the prosecutors are much greater than other types of crimes. Just how many resources are put into the government investigation and the prosecution depends upon how serious they consider ...
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  • Jail and License Suspension with a 2nd DUI

    Posted By Bill Nimmo & Raymond Gomez, Attorneys at Law || 28-Feb-2014

    As DUI lawyers in San Diego we are often asked, "Will I go to jail with a second DUI?" And the other question is "How long will I not be able to drive?" These are good questions and when a person is facing a second DUI within the 10-year period there are greater consequences than with a first time DUI. Usually on a second DUI a person in San Diego County will not go to jail. ...
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