Fresno Criminal Lawyer Blog
Feb 01, 2014
In a case which was just published, the First District Court of Appeal in People v. Mashburn, ruled that a certificate of probable cause is required in addition to a notice of appeal when the plea bargain involves a waiver of appellate rights. This case is an extremely important case for Fresno Criminal Lawyers. As a criminal law practitioner, I am always on the look out for cases that are potential malpractice traps.
Category: Financial Crimes
The recent massive credit card security breach at Target stores during a period from late November to mid-December has put a spotlight on the crime of credit card fraud. This specific instance of the crime speaks of great technological sophistication and coordination, as the criminals were able to bypass Target's security and hack the sensitive card information they needed. Approximately 40 million accounts were compromised, and stolen account information is already appearing for sale on the black market. This recent example of credit card fraud is rather extreme, and in its scope and repercussions doesn't reflect what most credit card fraud cases are like. However, even though the magnitude of each crime differs, the underlying statutes in California law don't.
Jan 26, 2014
Category: Sex Crimes
Recently, I had a chance to read the article regarding the lady in Michigan who was sentenced to five years for bringing false rape charges against two men. She was also convicted of tampering with evidence by using makeup to create fake bruises. I applaud the district attorney's office for bringing these charges against her and pursuing this case.
Jan 17, 2014
A fight outside of the Elbow Room Restaurant in Fig Garden Village has left two 24-year-old men in serious trouble. One man, the victim of the fight, is dealing with serious medical consequences. The second is facing very dire legal fallout. Apparently, the two men knew each other and had had some kind of long-simmering feud since an altercation about a year ago, according to The Fresno Bee. When they saw each other outside the Elbow Room, they got into a fistfight.
Jan 16, 2014
Category: Financial Crimes
This week, several individuals were arrested on allegations that they ran a California housing fraud scheme that resulted in over 20 properties being seized across the state. The chargers were brought by the Attorney General's Office and involved five Fresno residents. Involving more than 200 counts, the charges ranged ranged from perjury to falsifying evidence.
Category: Drug Crimes
The war on drugs has seen many casualties. In an effort to reduce distribution and manufacturing of drugs, the state of California and the Federal Government impose serious penalties and fines for these types of charges. It is important to seek the counsel of a Fresno Criminal Lawyer as soon as possible when facing drug charges in California.
In the state of California, Domestic Violence is defined as physical abuse or communication of harm s made from one intimate partner to another. Unfortunately, these types of accusations are sometimes falsified by an angry partner in an effort to complicate a delicate situation.
Category: Case Results
Fresno criminal case finished with a successful outcome for our client. We were able to get two felony counts reduced to one misdemeanor with no jail time or community service. We were also able to save his military career and pension.
Dec 05, 2013
People take different forms of technology along with them when they drive, most typically cellphones and other mobile devices. While drivers should always take care to follow traffic laws and not let themselves get distracted on the road (as distraction could lead to fatal or otherwise serious collisions), they should be allowed to use these devices legally and responsibly.