Theft by False Pretenses Charges in California

February 12, 2018 7:46 am Published by
Theft by False Pretenses Charges in San Fernando Valley – California Penal Code Section 532 More and more I’m seeing people being charged with the crime of theft by false pretenses under California Penal Code 532. This basically has to do with one person tricking another person into giving them money or property and that person not performing their end of the bargain. For example, if someone was claiming that… Continure reading

Carrying a Concealed Weapon Laws in California

January 17, 2018 6:39 am Published by
Carrying a Concealed Weapon Laws – California Penal Code Section 25400 As far as gun rights go, as more and more shootings and crimes are being committed with guns, the legislature, the police, the prosecutors and the courts continue to get tougher and tougher on the rules related carrying firearms around on your person, in your car and in any other situation. Carrying a concealed weapon is covered under California… Continure reading

Alternative Sentencing in California

December 13, 2017 7:34 am Published by
California Alternative Sentencing Options There are a variety of different sentences that a judge can impose on a criminal case depending on the facts and circumstances that surround that case. The judge will look at the person’s criminal record and what they specifically did in the current case before he or she passes judgment on a criminal defendant. However, the truth is that most of the time, the sentence that… Continure reading

What is Criminal Trespassing in California?

November 15, 2017 7:04 am Published by
LEARN ABOUT CRIMINAL TRESPASSING – California Penal Code Section 601 & 602 The crime of trespassing is usually filed against a person when the authorities tell them not to go onto a location or onto a property and then the same person is found on that property and the owner now wants to press criminal charges against them. Also, someone can be arrested and charged with trespassing who is found… Continure reading

California Identity Theft Charges

October 25, 2017 6:39 am Published by
HOW TO ACHIEVE A FAVORABLE OUTCOME IN AN IDENTITY THEFT CASE IN SAN FERNANDO VALLEY – CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE 530.5 When it comes to identity theft under California Penal Code 530.5, it is important to realize that these type of offenses are those that judges and prosecutor pay special attention to because of the invasion of the victim’s privacy. Also, many judges and prosecutors have been the victim of identity… Continure reading

Petty Theft with a Prior in California

October 11, 2017 7:13 am Published by
California Penal Code Section 666 LEARN THE CONSEQUENCES OF BEING CHARGED WITH PETTY THEFT WITH A PRIOR IN SAN FERNANDO VALLEY Obviously the more theft related offenses that you rack up, the harsher the San Fernando District Attorney’s Office will be on you when it comes to the charges they file and the punishment that they demand with the judge. However, with the passage of Proposition 47 the prosecutors have… Continure reading

How Do Bail Bonds Work In San Fernando Valley?

October 4, 2017 7:28 am Published by
POSTING BAIL IN SAN FERNANDO VALLEY In San Fernando Valley, if a person is arrested and charged with a crime they have the right to be released while the case is pending on a reasonable bail. The judges have all got together and come up with a bail schedule for each crime that a person can be charged with. Obviously the more serious the crime, the higher the bail will… Continure reading

What Happens at an Arraignment?

September 6, 2017 7:10 am Published by
THE ARRAIGNMENT PROCESS IN SAN FERNANDO VALLEY COURTHOUSES In San Fernando Valley, the arraignment is the first official court appearance in front of a judge. The defendant will be presented with the charges and will have to enter a plea to those charges. After the plea is entered, the judge will set the next court date and will also set bail for the defendant based on the criminal charges. In… Continure reading

Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders

August 30, 2017 7:10 am Published by
HOW A RESTRAINING ORDER RELATES TO A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN SAN FERNANDO VALLEY In order to obtain a restraining order in San Fernando Valley, you or your attorney must go down to the courthouse that has jurisdiction over your case and fill out the appropriate paperwork and file it with the clerk of the court. If the danger to you is immediate, then you can request that a temporary restraining… Continure reading

Get Your Juvenile Record Seal and Destroyed

December 3, 2013 1:46 pm Published by
Our Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Hedding Law Firm have a genuine interest in helping juveniles go into adulthood with a clear record. A new law in California has made it easier to seal and destroy juvenile records. Any minor who is sentenced to probation in juvenile court is eligible to seal their record once off probation, and reach 18 years old or if five years have passed since termination… Continure reading