Blog Posts in April, 2014

  • Defending a Shoplifting Case

    || 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

    || 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"

    || 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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