You may reason that, since your children have drunk alcohol with friends, they would be a lot safer if they did their drinking at home. But cities have created social host ordinances prohibiting adults from providing alcohol to minors, even in their own home. Jeff Lake, father of 18-year-old Olivia Lake, was arrested recently for throwing a Playboy-themed party in Poway, Calif. to celebrate Olivia’s 18th birthday. There were reportedly…Read More
After being charged with a crime, you are often faced with making the decision between asking for a public defender to represent you or hiring a private attorney for your case. Although the cheaper option of a public defender may sound appealing at first, it is crucial that the attorney you hire is responsible, reliable and has the time to make your case a top priority. We recently read a…Read More
Celebrating the 4th of July in Newport Beach? Watch Out for These 5 Crimes. (PC 240, PC 459, PC 488, PC 647(f), VC 23152(a), VC 23152(b)).
According to the OC Register, more than 100,000 visitors packed into Newport Beach, California to celebrate the Fourth of July in 2012. Newport Beach has approximately 85,000 permanent residents. If you plan to celebrate this year's festivities in Newport Beach, remember to party responsibly. The Newport Beach Police Department's crime statistics indicate that the following five crimes typically experience a significant rise during the month of July: 1. Public Intoxication…Read More
California Penal Code Section 647(f), commonly known as public intoxication, is a misdemeanor that can lead to jail time. Therefore, you need to contact an experienced Wallin & Klarich attorney if you are being accused of public intoxication. Prosecution for Public Intoxication In order to convict you for public intoxication under PC 647(f), the prosecution must prove that: • You were under the influence of alcohol in a public place;…Read More
It is not a crime for you to be drunk in a public place. According to California Penal Code section 647(f), you can only be found guilty of being drunk in public if: (1) You are in any public place under the influence of any intoxicating liquor, drug, or controlled substance; and (2) You are unable to exercise care for your own safety or the safety of others; or (3)…Read More