Criminal Defense

Recent Posts in Criminal Defense

  • 11-Sep-2018

    Why You Should Not Rely on a Public Defender

    If you are facing criminal charges, you are aware that you have the right to an attorney and that, if you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to represent you. It is part of the Miranda warning that was read to you upon your arrest and it is ...
  • 20-Jul-2018

    How the Law Defines Burglary in California

    Burglary, also known as breaking and entering, is unlawful entry into a building or other location for the purposes of committing a felony offense such as theft. No physical breaking and entering is required; an offender may simply walk through an ...
  • 5-Jun-2018

    Can You Get a Restraining Order Removed in California?

    In California, individuals who are victims of domestic violence, harassment or stalking may petition with the courts for protection from the alleged offending party. These court injunctions, known as restraining orders, can be used to prevent an ...
  • 30-May-2018

    What Are the Penalties for Shoplifting in California?

    U.S. businesses lose billions due to shoplifting, fraud, or administrative error every year, according to a report from the National Retail Federation. While penalties for shoplifting are not as serious as for other crimes, you can still face jail ...
  • 18-May-2018

    Disputing the Accuracy of Breath and Blood Tests

    The majority of DUI investigations hinge on the results of either a breath or blood test after an arrest. While slurred speech and failed sobriety tests can provide the evidence the court needs to secure a conviction, the amount of alcohol in the ...
  • 29-Mar-2018

    I Think There is a Felony Warrant On My Name - What Does This Mean?

    Law enforcement agents cannot possibly be present whenever someone commits a crime, or even be there shortly after the crime allegedly takes place. In many incidents, police officers only catch word that someone allegedly committed a crime well after ...
  • 22-Mar-2018

    Is My Criminal Record in California Eligible for Expungement?

    A criminal record will follow you around and cause unexpected troubles throughout your day-to-day life. Certain employers will not accept your job applications, lenders and banks may disapprove your loan applications after taking application fees ...
  • 24-Jan-2018

    Read This Blog Before Paying Your Traffic Ticket

    Have you been given a traffic ticket by a highway patrol officer, or even a “ticket cop” that does nothing but cite people for traffic, moving, and parking violations? Your first instinct is probably to grind your teeth and reach for your ...
  • 15-Dec-2017

    Fake Identification Cards in California: Understanding the Law

    Many people know someone who has created, possessed, and used a falsified identification card or a fake ID. Even though most of these cases are carried out by teenagers and are considered juvenile crimes, the act of using a fake ID is seen with ...
  • 20-Nov-2017

    How To Fight False Allegations of Sexual Assault

    If you were accused of sexual assault, you must act fast to protect your future. Sexual assault allegations can have a devastating effect on your personal and professional life, even if they are completely unfounded. The problem with sexual crimes is ...
  • 27-Oct-2017

    Out-of-State DUI: Important Next Steps

    Drivers from all across the country come to Los Angeles and the state of California for the beautiful beaches, excellent dining scene and vibrant nightlife. Unfortunately, one too many drinks at a bar can lead to getting pulled over by police. As an ...
  • 18-Oct-2017

    Can I Be Charged with Marijuana DUI if I Have a Prescription?

    Although recreational marijuana is legal in California for residents over the age of 21, there are still restrictions involving the use of it while driving, even if you have a prescription. According to California law, in order to be convicted of a ...
  • 12-Oct-2017

    Do I Have to Submit to a Field Sobriety Test if I'm Pulled Over?

    In the state of California, field sobriety tests are a way for police officers to observe the balance, physical ability and attention level of a person whose been pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving. Officers typically record these field ...
  • 9-Oct-2017

    5 Common Ways to Challenge a DUI

    An arrest for a DUI risks not only your driving privileges, but also your freedom. If you’ve been accused of a DUI, you should know that your defense is an important part of retaining your driver’s license and avoiding community service, ...
  • 5-Oct-2017

    A Brief Overview of California Gun Laws

    In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, calls for tighter gun control have echoed across the country. While Nevada has generally permissive gun laws (they received an “F” from gun control advocacy groups), California gun laws are among the ...
  • 4-Jan-2017

    New California Traffic Laws Effective January 1, 2017

    When you're driving, you try your best to follow all of the laws of the road and hope that others will do the same. However, with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) constantly creating new traffic laws, it can be difficult to ...
  • 9-Nov-2016

    How the New California Marijuana Laws Affect You

    In a contentious election, one result seemed fairly unanimous: Prop 64. California has legalized recreational marijuana, as many sources predicted. Before abandoning all caution, however, marijuana users should take some time to familiarize ...
  • 29-Jun-2016

    An Overview of BAC Tests in California DUI Cases

    In the state of California, when a person is arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) , they will be asked to submit to a breath, blood, or urine test to determine their blood alcohol concentration (BAC). These tests are ...
  • 12-Dec-2014

    Learn More about Criminal Defense Attorney Chuck Gorian

    While some attorneys talk a big talk but fail to deliver results when it counts, Attorney Chuck Gorian's clients will tell you differently. He has dedicated himself to fighting for justice on behalf of accused individuals and has been doing so ...
  • 30-Oct-2013

    Welcome to Our Temecula Law Blog!

    Our legal team at Hanson, Gorian & Bradford is proud to announce the launch of a brand-new legal blog dedicated to covering interesting pieces of news related to the laws that affect you on the local, state, and federal levels. Our firm has ...