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2 OC residents are alleged to have engaged in securities fraud

A case of alleged securities fraud and property damage long under investigation by the Orange County Bureau of Investigations has resulted in two Orange County, California, residents being arrested. One of the defendants, a 51-year-old male, was already jailed on other charges at the time his 58-year-old female co-defendant was taken into custody on March 24, 2017, by officers with the Anaheim Police Department.

What constitutes criminal trespassing in California

Under California Penal Code Section 602.8, anyone found to have knowingly committed a willful trespass is deemed to be guilty of a misdemeanor. That being said, the crime of criminal trespass can happen under a variety of circumstances.

Examples of crimes that may result in forgery charges

The act of attempting to deceive another by passing off a document, in which one has copied the signature of another to do so, is representative of the crime of forgery. Among the most common types of forged documents are contracts, vital records and other legal certificates, checks, and identification cards.

Suspects facing multiple charges for Yorba Linda burglary

Being charged with burglary in California is a serious problem in and of itself. But the way the law works, it is quite likely if you are ever arrested in connection with a burglary, you will also be charged with other crimes as well. So, in addition to the possible penalties that could be assessed for a burglary conviction, the ancillary charges could make matters that much worse.

Reasonable inquiry and purchasing private property

They say one man's trash is another man's treasure and the preponderance of swap meets and garage sales certainly proves this is true. Many people love spending their time looking for bargains or rare finds and collectibles. And there can be a tidy profit to be made by running a business that involves reselling items that people will part with for a few dollars.

What are my options for handling a shoplifting charge?

Shoplifting is a crime and being accused of pilfering something from a store can be one of the most embarrassing things that could ever happen to you. Because stores are often filled with other patrons, you could become the subject of some very unwanted attention if you are singled out for attempting to steal something.

Suspects facing multiple charges for Yorba Linda burglary

Being charged with burglary in California is a serious problem in and of itself. But the way the law works, it is quite likely if you are ever arrested in connection with a burglary, you will also be charged with other crimes as well. So, in addition to the possible penalties that could be assessed for a burglary conviction, the ancillary charges could make matters that much worse.

Suspects facing multiple charges for Yorba Linda burglary

Being charged with burglary in California is a serious problem in and of itself. But the way the law works, it is quite likely if you are ever arrested in connection with a burglary, you will also be charged with other crimes as well. So, in addition to the possible penalties that could be assessed for a burglary conviction, the ancillary charges could make matters that much worse.

Man and woman apprehended and charged after car chase

In the heat of the moment, anyone can make a rash decision without realizing the consequences. This typically happens when we are suddenly placed in a stressful situation and only have time to react, rather than think. When threatened, our body kicks into what is known as "fight or flight" mode, wherein we instantly choose to engage with the threat or flee for safety. And this can prove very problematic if the threat you perceive is a law enforcement officer from whom you choose to escape.

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