Mill Valley attempted murder case to start in September

Posted on September 6th, 2013 No Comments

Plea negotiations for a Mill Valley, California attempted murder case did not push through as planned on Thursday, August 29, securing the trial’s commencement in September. The prosecutor and defense attorney, who didn’t want to comment on the status of the plea negotiations, said they were prepared for the trial to take place.

Nineteen-year-old Max Wade was arrested in 2012 after the Marin County Sheriff’s Office identified him as the suspect in a drive-by shooting in April 2012 targeting a teenage couple, with jealousy seen as the motive, as Wade was allegedly spurned by the girl romantically.

Wade pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, vehicle theft, and burglary, among other crimes.

The alleged crimes took place before Wade turned 18; however, all the charges against him will be heard in a regular court, rather than juvenile one.

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50 Cent pleads not guilty to charge of domestic violence

Posted on August 11th, 2013 No Comments

Rapper 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, pleaded not guilty to charges of domestic violence and vandalism that were filed against him by his ex-girlfriend Daphne Narvaez on Monday, August 5. She is also the mother of his child. 50 Cent’s lawyer made the plea in Los Angeles, while Jackson remained silent throughout the proceeding.

Jackson allegedly attacked Narvaez in June. According to Narvaez’s accusation, 50 Cent kicked Narvaez and destroyed her Toluca lake condo while the pair were arguing, causing damage to the property that amounted to $7,100, police estimated.

The judge ordered Jackson to refrain from making any contact with Narvaez, stop carrying his weapons, and come back for another court hearing on September 4.

When you are faced with domestic violence charge in San Jose, the implications a conviction can have on your life may be frightening. Fortunately, with the help of the lawyers at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Call  (408) 296-4100 to schedule an initial consultation with us and find out how we can help defend you.

Emma Roberts jailed on domestic violence charges

Posted on July 21st, 2013 No Comments

Hollywood actress Emma Roberts was arrested on domestic violence charges in Canada in mid-July after getting into a physical scuffle with American Horror Story star and boyfriend, 26-year-old Evan Peters,

According to TMZ and MTV News, Julia Roberts’ 22-year-old niece was arrested after unidentified hotel guests called authorities to report hearing a fight in the couple’s hotel room in Montreal. The police found Peters suffering from a bloody nose and a bite mark when they arrived at the scene and arrested Roberts on the spot, releasing her a few hours later when Peters said he did not want to press charges against her.

According to a joint statement released by both Roberts and Peters, the whole thing was an “unfortunate incident and a misunderstanding.”

Their representatives also told Us Weekly that the police released Roberts after interrogating her and that the couple is still together and working on their issues.

Contact an attorney at Alexander & Associates to discuss any criminal charges, such as domestic violence, that you are facing in San Jose by calling (408) 296-4100. We can help you understand your legal options and work with you on a defense strategy.

Defense witnesses for Zimmerman to testify this week

Posted on July 8th, 2013 No Comments

This week, witnesses for George Zimmerman, who was accused of killing teenager Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012 in Sanford, Florida, will have the chance to convince the jury that Zimmerman did so in self-defense and that Martin was the aggressor of the two.

The first two weeks of the trial painted Zimmerman as a murderer who shot a 17-year-old in cold blood; the third week will be the time for the defense panel to show evidence that Zimmerman was merely trying to be a good neighbor, but was still attacked by Martin, and just acted in self-defense.

The public looked at the killing of the African-American Martin by the 29-year-old Hispanic Zimmerman as a racial profiling, with the public onlookers saying that Zimmerman followed and marked the teenager.

Zimmerman will face life imprisonment if convicted of second-degree murder.

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Teen’s sexual abuse conviction in 1988 had merit, according to report

Posted on June 24th, 2013 No Comments

Nassau County district attorney Kathleen M. Rice wrote a 155-page report stating that the four issues raised in 2010 regarding the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit’s ruling are baseless and that Jesse Friedman’s status as a sexual predator should not be removed.

Rice appointed a four-member independent advisory panel to oversee her review of the sexual abuse case. Issues that were raised included: the police pushed the children into confessing, the children may have been hypnotized, “moral panic” may have created false accusations and likelihood to convict, and that the guilty plea was unlawfully forced by the police. However, these issues were negated.

The Second Circuit upheld the conviction on technical grounds in 2010, but reprimanded the trial judge, the detectives, and the prosecutors in the case, saying there was “reasonable likelihood” that Jesse Friedman, who was incarcerated for 13 years before finally being set free in 2001, was wrongfully convicted and suggested that Rice conduct further investigations into the case.

Our attorneys at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., are experienced in helping people in California fight criminal charges, such as sexual abuse. Should you find yourself facing such a charge, don’t hesitate to contact our offices at (408) 296-4100 today.

Bay Area crimes rise in 2012

Posted on June 18th, 2013 No Comments

Violent crime rose in the Bay Area cities in 2012, according to the FBI.

The largest increases were seen in Antioch, Santa Clara, and Oakland. Only four cities—Concord, Fremont, Santa Rosa, and Vallejo—in the 15-city state did not experience an increase of its murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault charges, according to the data.

In the U.S., violent crime rose by 1.2% in 2012 after declining by 4% in 2011, 6% in 2010, and 4.4% in 2009. The western region saw the steepest increase. Reduction in police departments was perceived to be the cause of the spike of violence in certain cities, such as Oakland (19.7%) and San Jose (10.6%), experts said.

There were 46 homicides in San Jose last year, and another five added to that number just this May. The total is the highest in two decades for homicide records in the city.

If you ever find yourself in need of reliable and knowledgeable lawyers to stand on your behalf and ensure your best interests are prioritized, our lawyers at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., can help. If you’ve been accused of a crime in San Jose, call (408) 296-4100 to discuss your defense options.

San Jose jury finds man guilty of threatening his own defense lawyer

Posted on May 3rd, 2013 No Comments

Thirty-nine-year-old Ernesto Mirabal was shocked when he found that a jury had found him guilty of threatening the life of his defense attorney back in 2010.

After more than two weeks of trial, a San Jose jury ruled Friday, April 19, that Mirabal committed a felony by slamming his lawyer Andy Tursi’s head into a jail wall and saying he will “do him.”

Mirabal negated the accusations of abuse, saying he told his lawyer to “get with the program” regarding their trial defense or he would reveal some incriminating facts about his lawyer’s character.

The defendant had prior clashes with the law for pimping a 13-year-old runaway girl in a Motel 6 via Craigslist. Additionally, he is currently facing 11 charges, which include lascivious acts with a child under 14.

Facing serious charges, such as child molestation, is stressful and frightening; however, you can feel more secure when you have a lawyer from the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., fighting for you. Call (408) 296-4100 to discuss possible defense options.

Crime in Santa Cruz among the highest in California

Posted on April 25th, 2013 No Comments

Home to the University of California as well as the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz is one of the most culturally-rich and tourism-inciting places in California; however, it is also a place where crime rates are fairly high.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Santa Cruz ranks high in both property crime and violent crime among California’s medium and large cities.

Evidence of this includes a series of criminal activities, such as a hairdresser who was killed by a mentally-ill homeless man less than a year ago, a UCSC student shot during a Westside robbery, a man shot multiple times outside a bar; and two officers being ambushed and killed after responding to reports of a groping incident, which happened this past February.

Santa Cruz police, however, said assaults, burglaries, and thefts declined in 2012 as compared with records from 2011.

If you are one of the many people in California who are facing criminal charges, you likely want a strong defense to help you potentially reduce or dismiss your charges. Our attorneys at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., can help you create the defense you need, so call (408) 296-4100 today to discuss your situation.

State appeals court rejects Salinas robber’s plea for a lighter sentence

Posted on March 27th, 2013 No Comments

In a ruling issued towards the end of February by the 6th District Court of Appeals, a three-judge panel ruled against 20-year-old Octavio Hernandez’s plea for a shorter prison term, despite the accused noting that he used a fake handgun and for all intents and purposes wasn’t meaning to hurt anyone.

The appeals court said that however poorly implemented or thought out the defendant’s plan was, the prosecution was still able to prove that Hernandez’s activities involved planning and that the presence of the fake gun was only secondary to the threats he levied against the man working as a driver for Sweet Leaf Caregivers, a medical marijuana facility that caters to Monterey and Santa Cruz county customers.

The case was a result of charges brought against Hernandez after he pulled a gun on a Sweet Leaf delivery man and took $1000 and 1 ½ pounds of marijuana from him on April 14, 2011.

Facing theft charges of any kind can be overwhelming, particular when considering the possible charges. Fortunately, you have the right to defend yourself in a court of law, something with which our qualified attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel Jensen, P.C., can help. Call (408) 296-4100 today to discuss your defense options and how we can work to protect your rights and interests.

Federal Appeals Court Now Handling Case against San Jose Lawyer for Money Laundering

Posted on February 19th, 2013 No Comments

The money laundering case against San Jose attorney Jamie Harley, who was accused of laundering more than $100,000 back in 2011, has been sent to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals earlier last week.

The U.S. attorney’s office appealed to the 9th Circuit to overturn a judge’s 2011 decision to drop Harley’s conviction of five counts of money laundering for a former client, saying that the July 2010 federal jury conviction was valid.

Former Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware voided Harley’s conviction because he had been unsure that the jury was given proper instructions to adequately be able to evaluate the evidence that federal prosecutors presented.

Harley, who was a former Santa Clara County prosecutor and is now a criminal defense attorney, allegedly laundered money that her former client, Christian Pantages, obtained from selling stolen computer equipment, putting a sum of $127,550 into her attorney-client trust account.

Facing criminal charges, such as money laundering or embezzlement, can be frightening and overwhelming, especially considering the effects a conviction can have on your life and profession. Get the defense you deserve by talking with a San Jose criminal lawyer from the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., at (408) 296-4100.

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