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4 Things to Avoid When Facing a Criminal Problem

4 Things to Avoid When Facing a Criminal Problem

I recently reviewed some posts I have done in the past with the intent of ensuring information I put out into the ether remain current and informative. As I was doing this, I watched an interview I did with Legal Files a while back about common mistakes people make when they are faced with a criminal problem. […]

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Search and Seizure of Cell Phones; The ramifications of Riley v. California

As the world progresses further into the Information Age, human ingenuity and invention continues to bring us significant technological advances in the fields of electronic communication and data storage, and many Americans find themselves relying more and more on this technology as part of the operation of their day-to-day lives. Everything from looking up a […]

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Plea Bargain Options Considered in Child Porn Case Involving Ex-San Mateo County Official

Stuart Forrest could avoid state prison time in a case where he was accused of allegedly possessing child pornography while working for San Mateo County as a probation officer, according to a news article at Mercury News.  The maximum penalty Forrest may face if convicted on two felony charges is three years and eight months […]

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Police on the Hunt for Suspect Linked to Bank Robberies in San Mateo, Other Counties

Recently there has been a rash of bank robberies across northern California in San Mateo, Lake, Marin, and Sonoma Counties.  On Friday March 29, it was revealed that a warrant has been obtained by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office for a 23-year-old suspect in the robberies, Joshua James Metoxen.  Metoxen, a resident of American Canyon, […]

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Daly City Triple Fatality Caused by Man Who Was Drunk According to DA

A March 9 traffic collision in Daly City which took the lives of three individuals was caused by a man who was allegedly found to have a blood alcohol level more than double the legal limit, according to  news article at Mercury News.  The fatalities occurred when the vehicle the victims were in was struck […]

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Accused Killer Sentenced in San Mateo to Four Years in Jail on Weapons Charges

Gregory Elarms, a 60-year-old San Mateo man who was previously accused of shooting an East Palo Alto acquaintance in 2010 outside Hillsdale Shopping Center, has recently been sentenced by County Judge Craig Parsons to four years in jail on weapons charges stemming from a February 2011 incident.  Elarms allegedly concealed weapons while in custody on […]

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Palo Alto Apartment Complex in San Mateo County Scene of Alleged Armed Robbery

Recently, a Palo Alto man was allegedly robbed at gunpoint at the apartment complex where he lives, according to a news article in the Examiner.  On Saturday morning February 9 at approximately 8:45, the victim pulled his car into the carport at the apartments which are located in the 1000 block of Tanland Drive.  As […]

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San Mateo County Woman Arrested on 95 Counts of Grand Theft and Forgery

A 28-year-old Redwood City woman, Sandy Delgado, was arrested on Saturday after coming under suspicion for several incidents of grand theft and forgery in connection with a family she had worked for over the past several years.  San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office deputies made the arrest following a two week investigation in which they discovered […]

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Lencioni Construction Controller Flees Office When Confronted With Missing Funds; Pleads Not Guilty to Embezzling $350,000

On August 8th of 2012, 50-year-old Lili Clay, controller at Lencioni Construction in Redwood City, literally fled the scene when confronted by company owners regarding $350,000 in missing funds.  On September 13th, Clay pleaded not guilty to charges of embezzlement. On August 31st, news reports revealed that Clay waived a preliminary hearing on the evidence, […]

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San Mateo Mom and Kids Robbed Near School

San Mateo criminal defense attorneys realize that individuals who are convicted of robbery face serious consequences, particularly when those individuals commit the offense using a gun or firearm.  Recently, a woman and her two children were allegedly robbed by an armed gunman near a San Mateo school. News reports claim that the 36-year-old mother of […]

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