Joseph Briscoe Dane’s Guides

Joseph Briscoe Dane

Tustin Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 20
  1. How do you find out what's on your criminal background in California?

    Written by attorney Joseph Dane, about 2 years ago.

    What is on your criminal history and how do you get a copy of your own to review?

    3 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  2. How does a judge determine whether to set bail?

    Written by attorney Joseph Dane, about 2 years ago.

    In California, Penal Code 1275 dictates what a judge must consider when setting bail. Here are some of the factors the judge must consider:

    2 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  3. Speedy trial rights in California

    Written by attorney Joseph Dane, about 5 years ago.

    The first stage in all cases - the arraignment The first appearance in court is your arraignment. The judge will tell you what the charges are against you and that is when you enter your "not guilty"

    13 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  4. What's the difference between grand theft and petty theft?

    Written by attorney Joseph Dane, about 5 years ago.

    Let's start with petty theft Petty theft is the taking of property valued at under $950 (the law recently changed from $400 to $950 as the line between grand and petty theft). While there is a secti

    17 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  5. DUI and Miranda Rights

    Written by attorney Joseph Dane, about 5 years ago.

    Not all questioning by the police requires Miranda warnings There is a big difference between being "detained" and being "arrested" or "in custody" when it comes to Miranda. The 1966 US Supreme Cour

    14 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  6. California DUI Basics

    Written by attorney Joseph Dane, about 5 years ago.

    Why are there two charges against me? There are two different DUI charges in California - 23152(a) of the Vehicle Code [driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs] and 23152(b) [driving with

    11 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  7. Posting bail - what are the options?

    Written by attorney Joseph Dane, about 5 years ago.

    The best scenario - an O.R. release A defendant may be granted an "O.R." release (a release on their own recognizance). That means that they are released without having to post bail in any amount on

    12 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  8. Should I bail them out of jail?

    Written by attorney Joseph Dane, about 5 years ago.

    First - can they be bailed out? A criminal defendant is entitled to reasonable bail. What's reasonable? Ultimately, that's up to a judge to set the amount, but in some cases, you cannot post bail.

    15 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  9. What are some possible defenses to driving on a suspended license?

    Written by attorney Joseph Dane, about 5 years ago.

    The traffic stop was invalid In order to validly pull you over, the police need "reasonable suspicion" of criminal activity. That "crime" can be anything, even something as minor as a traffic offens

    12 people found this Legal Guide helpful

  10. What are the consequences for driving on a suspended license in California?

    Written by attorney Joseph Dane, about 5 years ago.

    14601 (suspended due to a prior reckless driving conviction) Sentence: Minimum 5 days in county jail and a fine of $300 (plus penalty assessments); maximum 6 months county jail and a fine of $1,000.

    12 people found this Legal Guide helpful

Call to schedule a free consultation and case review. I'm here to help.

714-532-3600