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Orange County Vehicular Manslaughter Attorney Vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated is defined by Penal Code section 191.5 as the unlawful killing of another person without malice aforethought when the defendant is committing a DUI (either blood alcohol level higher than .08% or “under the influence”) and the death of the victim was the proximate result of…

Reckless Driving Attorney Reckless driving is defined by California Vehicle Code section 23103 as driving in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property, either on the street or in a parking lot. Elements of Reckless Driving A person acts with “wanton disregard for safety” when (1) the person is aware…

Los Angeles Harassing Phone Calls Attorney In California, the Penal Code criminalizes harassing phone calls and/or emails.   Specifically, Penal Code section 653m prohibits people from annoying other persons through electronic communication (phone calls, emails, text messages, etc.) with either threats or obscene language.  Penal Code section 653m also prohibits people from annoying other persons through…

Orange County Vandalism Attorney Vandalism, according to California Penal Code section 594, is defined as maliciously defacing with graffiti, damaging or destroying property that doesn’t belong to you.  Common examples of vandalism include “keying” someone’s car, breaking a window or “tagging”.  Vandalism that results in damage less than $400 is a misdemeanor.   Vandalism where the…

California Trespassing Attorney There are over 20 different types of trespassing outlawed by California Penal Code section 602.  The most common trespassing charges include: 602(m) – any person entering and occupying real property or structures of any kind without the consent of the owner, the owner’s agent, or the person in lawful possession. 602(o) –…

California Probation Violation Attorney Whenever a person has been convicted of a crime, they may be placed on probation, which is basically a promise to the court that they will comply with their punishment and not break the law.  If a person does not do something required by the court or commits a new crime,…

Orange County Hit and Run Attorney A Hit and Run is defined by California Vehicle Code section 20001 and California Vehicle Code section 20002 as failing to stop at the scene of an accident that you`re involved in and failing to exchange information with the other driver. To avoid being charged with a Hit and…

Orange County Evading Arrest Attorney With offices throughout Southern California, our criminal defense law firm handles evading arrest cases throughout Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernadino counties. It is illegal to evade arrest from a police car.  There are three different sections governing evading a peace officer in California.  Vehicle Code section 2800.1 is…

Newport Beach Drunk in Public Attorney California Penal Code section 647(f) prohibits a person from being so intoxicated that they cannot care for themselves. This is commonly known as “drunk in public.” Most people, including police officers, are not aware of the standards for this crime. Simply being drunk is not a violation of the…

Los Angeles Driving on a Suspended License Attorney California Vehicle Code section 14601 prohibits driving on a suspended license. Violating this law is a misdemeanor and automatically adds two points to your DMV driving record. There are different subsections of this law and each subsection corresponds to a different reason as to why your license…

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