Law Office of Lance Dacre

For a free confidential consultation with an experienced American canyon criminal defense lawyer, please call attorney Lance Dacre at (707) 534-1854.

Expunging a Criminal Record in California

Did you know that most criminal convictions are a matter of public record? That means that anyone—an employer, a landlord or even an ex-girlfriend, can find out if you have been convicted of a criminal offense. That can make it difficult to get the job you want, live in the apartments of your choice, or […]

What is the California Statute of Limitations for Theft?

Did you expect a simple answer to this simple question? Under California law, the statute of limitations might be one year, three years, or four years for a theft crime, depending on the circumstances. The clock might start running at the time of the crime, or months, even years later. Three years of limitation might stretch over the course of a much longer period of time, and possibly never expire.

Theft by Deception

Finders, keepers? Not in California, where Penal Code Section 484-502.9 specifically states that keeping lost property if you have knowledge of its true owner is a crime.

Can Marijuana Found in an Illegal Search be Used in Court?

Under California law, marijuana or drug paraphernalia discovered in the course of an illegal search and seizure may be inadmissible as evidence. If the prosecutor’s entire case for a charge of possession, possession with intent to sell, or illegal cultivation of marijuana is based on such evidence, a judge may simply dismiss the case. If the prosecution has other evidence to support the charges, marijuana and paraphernalia confiscated in an illegal search and seizure will be excluded from the case.

Avoid California Felony Theft Penalties for Shoplifting

A person charged with shoplifting or another type of petty theft may not realize how important it is to stage an aggressive defense in the earliest stages of proceedings. In pre-trial actions, defense counsel may be able to have charges reduced from felony theft to misdemeanor theft, a critical distinction. The penalties and other consequences for a felony theft conviction are far more severe than for a misdemeanor conviction.

Can You Avoid Jail in Marijuana Drug Charges?

If you have been arrested for or charged with a marijuana offense in California you may be worried and rightfully so. Society in general looks down on drug offenses and accordingly the laws regarding drug offenses can be harsh.

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For a free confidential consultation with an experienced Redlands criminal defense lawyer, please call attorney Lance Dacre at (909) 792-4303. Redlands Criminal Defense Attorney Lance Dacre has built an excellent criminal defense practice that has stood the test of time. His success and longevity are a tribute to his hard work, the respect he commands […]

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