Criminal Defense in Orange County

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  • What is California Proposition 47?
    What is California Proposition 47?

    Earlier this month – during the November 4 th mid-term elections – California voters approved Proposition 47 and showed their support for a significant overhaul of our state's criminal justice system. ...

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  • Case of the Month: California's Death Penalty
    Case of the Month: California's Death Penalty

    On July 16, 2014, United States District Judge Cormac Carney vacated a death sentence against Ernest Dewayne Jones because it violated the eighth amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual ...

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  • About Orange County's Collaborative Courts & How They Help Criminal Offenders
    About Orange County's Collaborative Courts & How They Help Criminal Offenders

    Orange County has implemented specialty courts that focus on rehabilitating criminal offenders, rather than incarcerating them. According to the Superior Court of California, County of Orange, these ...

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  • Restitution and Probation
    Restitution and Probation

    In many criminal cases, a defendant is ordered to pay restitution as a condition of probation . Restitution is the act of making good any loss suffered by a victim. Although the state usually charges ...

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  • Felony Vandalism in the CA Penal Code
    Felony Vandalism in the CA Penal Code

    Property crimes are on the rise in Orange County, according to recent statistics . From 2011 to 2012, property crimes in Santa Ana alone jumped from 6,575 to 7,389. This is in contrast to statewide ...

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  • Alternative Sentencing Options for Drug Crimes
    Alternative Sentencing Options for Drug Crimes

    Throughout the nation, lawmakers have realized that old drug crime policies are ineffective. Today, there has been a visible shift from subjecting low-level, non-violent drug offenders to stiff ...

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