Insurance fraud is any act committed with the intent to obtain a fraudulent outcome from an insurance process. This may occur when a claimant attempts to obtain some benefit or advantage to which they are not otherwise entitled, or when an insurer knowingly denies some benefit that is due.

The most common act of insurance fraud is when an insured individual or entity makes a false or exaggerated insurance claim, seeking compensation for injuries or losses that were not actually suffered. But it’s not just individuals committing fraud against insurance companies; insurance fraud is also committed against individuals. A couple of examples of this are: (1) the sale of unlicensed or bogus insurance to an individual and (2) an insurance broker or agent’s diversion or theft of insurance premiums paid by individuals.

The following is a list of the most common forms of insurance fraud:

  1. Premium Diversion – Put simply, this is embezzlement of insurance premiums by an insurance agent. The agent collects the premium from the client but uses the money for personal use rather than sending it on to the underwriter. Selling insurance without a license and then refusing to pay claims even though premiums have been paid is another form of premium diversion or embezzlement.
  2. Selling coverage you don’t want or need – You may already have a policy that is exactly what you need but your agent convinces you to buy a new policy. Even though the policy/coverage is real, it may be unnecessary and expensive when the policy you had was perfectly fine. Three examples of this are churning, sliding or twisting.

California insurance fraud laws are designed to punish those who make false claims. For example, an individual would be committing insurance fraud by submitting a claim based on a false, exaggerated or deliberate injury or loss. A doctor, who inflates their billing or charge for services not performed, commits insurance fraud. This is true for any other type of service that is performed for the benefit of an individual and paid for by an insurance company.

There are defenses to insurance fraud. In order for the prosecution to prove that an individual committed insurance fraud, they must prove that the defendant actively and intentionally took steps to benefit from a claim that they did not have a right to.   What if the individual mistakenly or genuinely believed that their claim was legitimate? Then there was no intent to defraud.

The penalties can be quite harsh, depending on the specific type of insurance fraud and the details of the act. The amount of money involved or, defrauded, also has an affect on punishment. These types of crimes are generally filed as felonies and can result in prison time as well as hefty fines. A court may also require that the defendant pay restitution to the victim of the fraud.

As mentioned above, there are defenses to insurance fraud, as well as alternative sentencing. A good criminal defense attorney, experienced in defending insurance fraud cases, can help get the best possible outcome.



There is no functional difference between temporary and permanent insanity under California law. The sole issue in California is the status of the defendant’s sanity at the time of the crime. The method of determining a defendant’s sanity is the two pronged M’Naghten rule.

1) The first prong requires a defendant to understand the nature and quality of his or her act.

2) The second prong requires the defendant to be able to distinguish between right and wrong.

A defendant who cannot satisfy both of these prongs is statutorily insane.

The M’Naghten Rule is fairly consistent across the U.S. The origin of the M’Naghten Rule is the 1843 M’Naghten case, where a British citizen named Daniel M’Naghten shot and killed the secretary of the English Prime Minister. The court acquitted M’Naghten “by reason of insanity,” and he was placed in an asylum for the rest of his life. However, after public scrutiny, Queen Victoria ordered the high courts to develop a consistent legal test for insanity. Thus, the “M’Naghten rule” became the standard method for determining insanity in England and the United States, and remains as such in California along with twenty other states.

The only serious changes in California regarding the testing of insanity, that is applied and not merely codified, is a 1994 amendment to the penal code that prevents California courts from finding a defendant insane solely on the basis of a personality or adjustment disorder, a seizure disorder, or addiction to, or abuse of intoxicating substances.

The process of declaring your insanity as a defendant begins at the arraignment hearing, where one can plead not guilty by reason of insanity.  If a defendant can convince the jury at their trial that they are not guilty by reason of insanity, then they will be sent to a state mental hospital instead of prison. However, even when an insanity plea is successful, it is rare that those acquitted walk entirely free. In almost all cases, a verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity prompts a judge to commit defendants to a state mental hospital until health officials determine they do not pose a serious threat to public safety. However, there are exceptions. In January of 2013, a California mother accused of drowning her 3-year-old child was found not guilty by reason of insanity and the judge deemed her ready to reenter society.

If you have any questions regarding the use of the insanity defense in California, or about a situation that applies to this, feel free to discuss it with me.

As temperatures rise going into spring and summer, so does the risk of vehicular hyperthermia for children left inside hot vehicles. Each year since 1998 an average of 38 children have died in hot cars in the U.S. Although these tragedies occur nationally, California is one of only 20 states that has addressed the issue formally. The law in California (Kaitlyn’s Law) holds that leaving a child unsupervised in a motor vehicle is a violation with a fine of one hundred dollars (CAL. VEH. CODE 15620).

(a) A parent, legal guardian, or other person responsible for a child who is 6 years of age or younger may not leave that child inside a motor vehicle without being subject to the supervision of a person who is 12 years of age or older, under either of the following circumstances:

(1) Where there are conditions that present a significant risk to the child’s health or safety.

(2) When the vehicle’s engine is running or the vehicle’s keys are in the ignition, or both.

So what constitutes a “significant risk to the child’s health or safety”? There isn’t a set outdoor temperature that establishes at what point leaving a child unsupervised in a vehicle is safe or unsafe. Cars heat up at a remarkable speed. The average vehicle can rise 20 degrees in interior temperature in just under 10 minutes. Even opening windows or parking in the shade does little to make a car cooler. The interior of a vehicle left in 80 plus degree heat can reach 120 degrees in less than an hour. This is important because the effects of heat stroke begin when the body passes 104 degrees internally, and becomes deadly at 107 degrees. Another issue is that the body temperatures of children can increase 3 to 5 times faster than the average adult. Therefore, even in seemingly mild weather it is not only ill advised, but in California, considered a significant risk to leave a child unsupervised in a motor vehicle.

When an “unattended child is injured or medical services are rendered on that child,” the penalty is more severe. Last week in Washington D.C., a couple pleaded guilty for leaving their two toddlers alone in their car while they attended a wine tasting around the corner. In D.C. there is no law regarding unattended children in vehicles. However, when “anyone knowingly or intentionally engages in conduct that places the health of a child in serious risk”, they can be charged “with an offense.” In this case, the children were checked by paramedics and were in good health, but had the parents actually gone to trial, rather than plead guilty, they could have faced a maximum sentence of one year in jail. If the situation outlined above occurred in California, the defendant could be arrested and charged with a violation of California Penal Code 273A and if found guilty of child endangerment, would face one year in county jail if filed as a misdemeanor, or two, four or six years in state prison, if filed as a felony.

Child endangerment is a serious criminal offense that is regularly charged in cases of leaving a child unattended in a car.  If you have any questions regarding any aspect of Kaitlyn’s Law, and/or, child endangerment, feel free to contact me and I will be happy to discuss this with you further.

Penal Code Chapter 2.9C 1001.80 Pretrial Diversion For Firearm Offenses

The Legislature has introduced a new bill that will establish a pretrial diversion education program for those who are arrested for nonviolent misdemeanor or felony firearms offenses. The bill will specify the guidelines and define the criteria, application and procedures related to the diversion program. The bill will further define the procedural elements associated with a dismissal of charges and elimination of an arrest, for purposes of criminal records. Along with these parameters, the bill will authorize the imposition of any costs and fines associated with the diversion program.

In recognizing the complexity of California firearm statutes and implementing regulations and the confusion created thereby, it is being recommended that a pretrial diversion education program be created. This education program would be an alternative to prosecution for those who qualify, meaning nonviolent firearm offenses.

The way the program would work is that it would postpone the prosecution of an offense either temporarily or permanently, at any point during the judicial process. If the individual performs satisfactorily during the period of diversion, the criminal charges will be dismissed. Further, any record filed with the Department of Justice would be updated with the disposition and any arrest record upon which the diversion was based shall be deemed never to have occurred.

No defendant will be required to make an admission of guilt as a prerequisite for placement in the pretrial diversion program. No statements made by the defendant in connection with the determination of his or her eligibility for diversion, shall be admissible in any action or proceeding.

The thought is that by educating offenders, the pretrial diversion program will help to reduce and/or eliminate future violations, reduce firearms involved accidents and misuse. Further, the intent is to encourage knowledge and responsibility about nonviolent firearms laws offenders.

However, the bill does not prevent any prosecuting attorney from pursuing charges against an individual who is suspected of an offense that may qualify for this pretrial diversion. When being considered for this diversion education program, the prosecution shall look at the following:

1) Whether the defendant has been on probation or parole that has ever been revoked.

2) Whether the defendant’s record indicates that he or she has previously been diverted.

3) Whether any classes described in Section 1001.83 exist within a reasonable distance from the residence of the defendant.

There are fees and fines associated with the program but, no person can be denied diversion due to their inability to pay the charges. Further, once the case has been diverted, any bail bond or deposit in lieu thereof on behalf of the defendant shall be exonerated.

The passing of this bill is extremely beneficial to individuals who qualify for and successfully complete, the pretrial diversion education program, in that their case will be dismissed, the Department of Justice will amend their records and the arrest record will be deemed not to exist. Further, when asked any questions concerning prior criminal record, the individual may respond that he or she was not arrested or diverted for the offense.



One of the most overlooked areas of criminal defense is the consequence to the defendant, after a conviction, to his or her gun rights. There are numerous convictions under the statutes that would bar a defendant from possessing or owning a firearm for 10 years. To name a few, any threats to police officers or public officers, intimidating witnesses, possessing a deadly weapon with the intent to intimidate witnesses or threatening witnesses will result in a firearms ban.


There are crimes of violence that can also trigger a ban. These include, but are not limited to assault, battery, sexual battery and any assault with a firearm, whether it creates injury or is used with force likely to produce great bodily injury. As you can imagine, discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner will result in a ban.


One very common area that creates a prohibition is domestic violence. It doesn’t matter whether or not there is measurable harm to the victim, either. Any of the other related domestic violence charges like stalking or threats or harassment could trigger the ban.  What frustrates many people is that after being convicted and told that there’s a ten-year ban, they then learn that it’s actually a lifetime ban under federal law.


Convicted felons may not possess guns and, unknown to many people is the fact that if you have been issued or served a Temporary Restraining Order or an injunction under the civil code, that may prevent you from possessing firearms. Logically, any person who is mentally incompetent found insane or is considered a mentally disordered sex offender or under a court imposed conservatorship cannot possess firearms.


Please note that an expungement does not automatically restore your right to possess guns. If you have a felony conviction that could have been a misdemeanor (“a wobbler”) you would want to have a matter reduced to a misdemeanor and then expunge the conviction.  But be advised that even though some rights are restored automatically after a ten-year period, you may be subject to a lifetime ban if you were convicted of brandishing a gun or discharging it.


It is extremely important, if you possess firearms and want to maintain possession of them, that you consult a qualified attorney who can help you determine whether or not the charge you are facing will trigger a ban on possession or ownership. Do not admit to charges without knowing the full scope of the consequences. I get many calls from individuals, after they have already been convicted, trying to have their gun rights restored.  However, as indicated above, once an individual admits certain charges and is convicted, the chances of getting their gun rights restored are very slim.  The most important thing a person can do is seek the advice and assistance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer, who has experience defending these types of charges, before admitting to or pleading to any charges.  If you have any questions regarding any aspect of this, feel free to contact me I will be happy to discuss with you further.

Turning 18 is a very exciting time in a teenager’s life, as well as for their parents. However, for most parents, along with the excitement that a parent feels for their child, there comes the serious reality of just what that means. Privileges such as being able to vote, enter into binding contracts and being able to get married, give young adults a sense of atomy and freedom. But most young adults don’t think about the serious legal implications that come along with turning 18. They are a juvenile in the eyes of the law one day and then the next, they are adults. There is no magic light switch that flips on once a child turns eighteenth, that all of the sudden changes the way they think and act. Their impulses and behaviors are still the same because they are the same child they were the day before.

When a minor, someone under the age of 18 years, comes in contact with the police and/or court system, the consequences, depending upon the circumstances, are put in place not only to teach that child a lesson but also to help the child get back on the right track. The goal of the juvenile court system is rehabilitation and also to protect the child’s record so that their future is not affected by their mistakes. However, once that child turns 18, the whole system is different. It is much more harsh and unforgiving.
As an example, if a 17 year old is out with friends and decides to “TP” a friend or neighbor’s house, and they get caught, it is likely that the parents will be made aware of it but unlikely that they will be charged with trespassing and/or vandalism. However, if that same child turns 18 and is out with that same group of friends and decides to “TP” a friend or neighbor’s house, there is the possibility that he/she can be charged with trespassing and/or vandalism.

It is not uncommon for an 18 year old to still be in high school. Unfortunately, the use of prescription painkillers by teenagers is becoming more and more common and, it is not uncommon for teenagers to share and/or sell them on school grounds. If someone is arrested with prescription drugs and they do not have a prescription for such drug, they face a drug possession charge. If however, they are arrested with more than what would be deemed a reasonable amount for personal use, the charge could be possession with intent to sell. What makes this even more serious, is that State law imposes severe penalties on anyone 18 or older who illegally sells or gives a controlled substance to a minor and if you do so at school or within 1,000 feet of school during school hours, the penalty could be as much as 9 years in State Prison.

Although any minor can be arrested for any criminal offense, the same as an adult, the way in which it is handled and the ultimate outcome is the difference between being 18 or under 18 years of age. A good criminal defense attorney with experience in both juvenile and adult defense law will be much better able to minimize the effects that the arrest and charge will have on a young person’s life. Presenting this young adult in a positive light, as well as convincing the prosecution that even though someone has turned 18 or older, mentally and emotionally they are still very young naïve.


Penal Code 242 – Battery Laws in California

The crime of battery is often confused with the crime of assault. This may be due to the frequently used term “assault and battery” which is most commonly used rather than just assault or just battery. There is a difference between the two and the following is an explanation of the difference.

The distinct difference between assault and battery is that, battery requires that the defendant have actual physical contact with the victim. Whereas with assault, you can be charged with assault even if you did not actually, physically touch the victim. The definition of battery is the willful and unlawful use of force or violence on someone else. My clients are often surprised to learn that you can be charged, and found guilty, of battery even if there was no injury or injuries. All that is required is that the victim was touched in an offensive way.

More seriously though, is if the assault does result in an injury or injuries, then the charge may be Penal Code 243(d), which is battery causing serious bodily injury. Most battery charges are misdemeanors but battery causing injury is a “wobbler”, meaning it may be filed as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending upon the severity of the injuries, the circumstances of the offense and any prior history of the defendant.

As stated above, a simple battery is a misdemeanor. The penalties may include a fine of up to $2,000.00 and up to six months in jail. The penalties for felony battery can be two, three or four years in prison.

Domestic battery and battery on a peace officer carry harsher penalties. Battery on a peace officer includes specific individuals, which are listed below:

  • Peace officer or law enforcement officers
  • Custodial officers
  • Firefighters
  • Emergency medical technicians or paramedics
  • Lifeguards
  • Security Officers
  • Custody Assistants
  • Process Servers
  • Traffic officers
  • Code Enforcement Officers
  • Animal Control Officers
  • Search and Rescue Members
  • Employee of a probation Department
  • Doctors or nurses providing emergency medical care.

Domestic battery includes the following individuals:

  • Spouse or former spouse
  • A cohabitant or former cohabitant
  • Fiancé or former fiancé
  • Someone you have or have had a dating relationship with
  • The mother or father of your child.

The penalty for domestic battery may include a $2,000.00 fine and the potential sentence of up to one year in jail. Also, anyone convicted of domestic battery will be required to attend and complete a batterer’s treatment program, which typically lasts one year.

Anyone who has been arrested for battery of any nature should immediately contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer with experience in all types of battery related charges.







California Proposition 47, Do You Qualify?

California Proposition 47 is a recently approved law, which allows many individuals who have criminal convictions, to reduce their felony conviction(s) to misdemeanor convictions. Further, it allows those who are currently being prosecuted for felonies, to have their charges reduced to misdemeanors and prosecuted as misdemeanors. It is important to note that not all felony convictions and charges are eligible and not all individuals are eligible. Below is a brief overview of Proposition 47 and who qualifies.

Simply put, the new law reduces the classification of most non-serious and non-violent crimes from wobblers or felonies to misdemeanors. Wobblers are crimes that may be prosecuted and either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending upon the circumstances. Typically, the types of crimes eligible for Prop 47 are property and drug crimes. However, individuals who have prior “disqualifying” convictions will not qualify for Prop 47. Those convictions include any felony offense, which requires Penal Code 290(c) registration or convictions under Penal Code 667(e)(2)(C), (serious, violent crimes, including murder and certain sex and gun crimes, and registered sex offenders). The following are some of the crimes eligible for reduction of penalties under Proposition 47:

  • Grand Theft. The new measure limits when theft of property of $950.00 or less can be charged as grand theft. Under previous law, grand theft was a wobbler, depending upon the property involved and the defendant’s prior record.
  • Shoplifting. Under the new law, shoplifting property worth $950.00 or less will always be prosecuted as a misdemeanor and cannot be charged as a burglary as previously allowed.
  • Receiving Stolen Property. Under the previous law, receiving stolen property was a wobbler. Under the new law, if the stolen property received is worth $950.00 or less, it will always be prosecuted as a misdemeanor and not a wobbler.
  • Drug Possession. Under the previous law, possession of illegal drugs, for personal use, could be prosecuted as a misdemeanor, a wobbler, or a felony, depending upon the amount and type of drug. Prop 47 requires that personal possession crimes always be prosecuted as misdemeanors. Possession of marijuana will remain either an infraction or a misdemeanor.

Proposition 47 will cause changes in penalties for those convictions that qualify. The result will mean a reduction in the length of the sentences, jail time and community supervision. Very few individuals ever received state prison sentences for these types of crimes under the old law, only those with prior serious or violent convictions. However, under Prop 47, no one with the qualifying convictions will receive a state prison sentence.

Probably one of the most talked about results of Prop 47 is the resentencing of previous felony convictions, which affects those individuals currently in custody, as well as those who are out of custody. Quickly and simply put, those individuals who have been convicted of a felony (a qualifying felony) and are currently serving time for that conviction, may apply to have their felony conviction/sentence reduced to a misdemeanor and resentenced. For those convicted of a qualifying felony and have completed their sentence, they may apply to the Court to have their convicted reduced to a misdemeanor.

As discussed above, no one who has been convicted of those serious, violent, sex and gun related crimes applicable, may be resentenced or have their felony reduced to a misdemeanor. Further, Prop 47 says that the court is not required to resentence an individual, even if they qualify, if the court makes a determination that the individual will likely commit one of the specified severe crimes. Also, individuals who have been resentenced are placed on one-year state parole, unless the court removes the requirement.

The Orange County Superior Court has established a courtroom specifically designated to handle Proposition 47 cases. The procedures vary depending upon the status of your felony charge or conviction.

Anyone who feels that they may qualify for Prop 47 in Orange County should contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer who is familiar with the new Proposition 47 procedures. And any family member who has a loved one in custody on a felony conviction should consult with a good criminal defense attorney to find out if their loved one qualifies for Prop 47.







Identity Theft

Identity theft is defined in Penal Code 530.5 and is described as follows:

  • The willful taking of someone’s personal identity information for the purpose of securing credit, money, services or property, in their name for your benefit, without their consent.


  • If you take and keep another person’s identity, intending to use that information to commit fraud, you are guilty of the crime of identity theft. Even if you never use the information you obtained, the fact that you stole the identity of another, with the intent to use it, is a crime.


  • If you give, or sell the personal information of someone to another person, with the intent to commit a crime, you can be charged and found guilty of identity theft.


Orange County law enforcement and the Office of the District Attorney have special units specifically dedicated to investigating, arresting and prosecuting individuals who have been accused of identity theft. They focus solely on finding and prosecuting such individuals. The District Attorney can and usually does, add any additional charges they deem applicable. These charges are usually theft related charges such as embezzlement, fraud, grand theft, petty theft forgery and elder abuse. The type of theft charge depends upon the amount of money involved. The value, which separates petty theft from grand theft, is $950.00. Under that amount will result in a petty theft charge; over that amount will result in a charge of grand theft.


Is Identity Theft a felony or misdemeanor? The answer is that it depends. This type of crime is a “wobbler” meaning the District Attorney can decide whether it is charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. When making that determination, the prosecution looks at several things, including your criminal record and the details surrounding the theft itself. In other words, how you obtained the information as well as what you used the information for will be factors in how the crime is charged.


So are there any defenses to identity theft? Yes. If a person has obtained the personal information/identity of another but never intended to use it for fraud, or any other reason, is not guilty of identity theft. The prosecution must prove intent in order to successfully convict someone of this crime. As indicated above, this type of charge typically has other charges associated with it, which increases the potential penalties.


If the evidence is overwhelmingly in favor of the prosecution, a good, experienced criminal defense lawyer who has experience with defending this type of crime can help to mitigate the seriousness of the conviction and ultimate penalties associated with the charge. Working to get some of the charges dismissed and reduced could make the difference in jail and house arrest or, even straight probation.


If you or a loved one has been arrested for identity theft, it is important to immediately contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure that your rights are protected. In some situations, early intervention by an aggressive defense attorney can be extremely effective in minimizing the severity of the charges.


As a Criminal Defense Lawyer, practicing law for more than 20 years in Orange County California, I am often asked about the law as it pertains to legally carrying a concealed weapon.   I have represented hundreds of individuals who have been charged with illegally carrying a concealed weapon.  While it is legal to buy, carry, and conceal a weapon in California, there are strict rules in doing so and strict rules as to who may obtain a license to do so.  Here is some information pertaining to applying for a license to carry a concealed weapon (CCW) and an explanation of who may and may not carry a concealed weapon.

California Penal Code sections 26150 and 26155 provides that a license to carry a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed, may be issued to an individual but,  a statewide standard application form must be completed and approved.

Who May be Issued a License:

A license for CCW may be issued to any person who is of good moral character, who has completed a course of training, and where good cause exists for issuance of the CCW license.  Anyone applying for a license will be fingerprinted and a check of all state and federal records will be conducted.  The purpose of this is to determine if the person applying is eligible to possess a firearm.  There are individuals who are prohibited from possessing firearms and thus denied the application for a CCW license.

Format of CCW License:

1.  A license to carry concealed a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person.

2.  Where the population of the county is less than 200,000 persons according to the most recent federal decennial census, a license to carry loaded and exposed in the county a pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person.

Training Required:

Penal Code sections 26150 and 26155 require that any new license applicant must complete a training course.  The training course will be specified by the licensing authority.

Some jurisdictions may require psychological testing on the initial application.

Completing an application does not guarantee the issuance of a CCW license.  Whether or not the application is granted is strictly at the discretion of the license authority.

Who is Ineligible to CCW:

The questions on the application form are meant to help the licensing authority determine whether or not the application will be granted.  An example of some of these questions are as follows:

1.  Are you now, or have you been, a party to a lawsuit in the last five years.

2.  Are you now, or have you been, subject to a restraining order.

3.  Are you on probation or parole from any state for conviction of any offense.

Any conviction for a felony bars the individual from owing, carrying or otherwise possession a firearm, and would thus bar the individual from obtaining a license for CCW.

False Statements on Application Form:

Any person who files an application with false information contained in the application is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Any person who makes a false statement regarding any of the following, on the application, is guilty of a felony:

1.  The denial or revocation of a license, or the denial of an amendment to a license, issued pursuant to this article.

2.  A criminal conviction.

3.  A finding of not guilty by reason of insanity.

4.  The use of a controlled substance

5.  A dishonorable discharge from military service.

6.  A commitment to a mental institution.

7.  A renunciation of United States citizenship.

CCW License Conditions and Restrictions:

There are conditions and restrictions that go along with CCW licensing.  Here are just a few:

The licensee shall not, when carrying a concealed weapon:

  • Consume any alcoholic beverage.
  • Be in a place having a primary purpose of dispensing alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption.
  • Be under the influence of any medication or drug, whether prescribed or not.
  • Refuse to show the license or surrender the concealed weapon to any peace officer upon demand.
  • Impede any peace officer in the performance of his/her duties.
  • Present himself/herself as a peace officer to any person unless he/she is, in fact, a peace officer as defined by California law.
  • Unjustifiably display a concealed weapon.
  • Carry a concealed weapon not listed on the permit.
  • Carry a concealed weapon at times or circumstances other than those specified in the permit.

This is an overview of some of the requirements, responsibilities and laws associated with carrying a concealed weapon.  The application itself is extensive and anyone who is applying for a license to carry a concealed weapon is responsible for making sure that there are completely informed before doing so.  Also, anyone who carries a concealed weapon must have a license to do so or face criminal charges if caught doing so without a license.

If you, or someone you know, has been arrested for carrying a concealed weapon without a license, you should immediately seek the advice and assistance of an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney who has experience in defending felony gun charges in Orange County, California.