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Saddleback Church mentor is accused of molesting two 14-year-olds

A veteran student mentor with Saddleback Church was arrested on Thursday, May 25, 2017 by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. He's being held in the Orange County Jail on suspicion of having engaged in both inappropriate conduct and lewd acts with minors after two teenage boys came forward and reported having been molested by the 32-year-old Lake Forest man.

The benefits of a judge trial versus a jury trial

One common question criminal defense attorneys get asked by their clients is whether it's in their best interest to pursue a trial by judge or jury. While the circumstances surrounding the crime you've been charged with will greatly impact the choice you make, each has their own unique benefits.

An car accident ends in a 9th DUI charge for an Orange County man

An Orange County man finally got his day in court Monday, March 6, 2017, weeks after having wrecked his car on South Lakeview Avenue in Placentia on January 29. The 52-year-old man has reportedly been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) nine times in the past six years. Of those nine, four have resulted in felony DUI convictions.

Driver alleged to have assaulted developmentally disabled

A 56-year-old Orange County, California, man was arrested on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, and is facing three counts of sexual assault after he allegedly took advantage of three women with developmental disabilities that he was responsible for transporting. His arraignment was scheduled to be held at the Orange County Superior Courthouse in Santa Ana on Friday, April 28, 2017.

School board president charged with possession of child porn

The 50-year-old president of the Buena Park School Board was arrested on Friday, April 21, 2017, on suspicion of having distributed child pornography. The man faces two distinct felony charges, one having to do with possession of child pornography and the other having to do with transporting of the obscene material into the state.

Understanding what is considered self defense in California

Like many states across the country, an individual's right to use deadly force to protect both his or her person and property is widely accepted in California as well. Under California Penal Code § 198.5 - 199, otherwise known as the Castle Doctrine, a claim of self-defense can be utilized in one of two situations.

Prosecution must prove several elements in sexual battery cases

A sexual battery charge could throw your whole world into turmoil. First, there is the social stigma associated with being accused of physically violating another person. And then there are the legal costs and awkwardness inherent in having to defend yourself.

The difference between murder and voluntary manslaughter

If you've been charged with murder in California, then you might have wondered what led prosecutors to charge you with murder as opposed to manslaughter. While both crimes involve the killing of another person, murder involves proving some degree of premeditation or some other type of malice aforethought whereas convicting someone of manslaughter does not.

Be prepared when going to a protest

One of the best aspects of living in the United States is that our constitution guarantees us all freedom of speech. And when issues arise that cause us concern, we are able to freely assemble and express ourselves. But if you should decide to be part of a protest, you should educate yourself on how to avoid being arrested.

Appellate judges rule search of man's home violated his rights

Recently, a panel of three judges in appellate upheld a previous court decision that found that Los Angeles Police Department detectives violated a man's rights and that in doing so, they did not receive valid consent to enter his home.

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