Major Felonies & Misdemeanors

  • Aggravated Assault

    Aggravated assault is the crime of attacking another person with a deadly or dangerous weapon, such as a gun, knife, or blunt instrument, in a manner that is likely to produce serious bodily harm.

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    Assault and Battery

    The California penal code defines battery as the willful use of force or violence upon another person. Generally, it refers to any kind of physical contact that the other person has not consented to.

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    Burglary is the crime of breaking and entering a building with intent to steal something or commit a felony inside – even if the person or persons doing the breaking and entering end up committing the felony or not.

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    Domestic Violence

    In California, the crime of domestic violence took some significant turns on January 1, 2000, when a series of new laws went into effect. Penal Code §836, for example, now requires police officers to arrest offenders who violate domestic violence restraining orders.

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    Homicide is the killing of a human being due to the act or omission of another. It includes the crimes of murder and manslaughter, although homicide is not a crime when there is no evidence of criminal intent.

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    California Penal Code §261 defines rape as “an act of sexual intercourse accomplished with a person not the spouse of the perpetrator.” The definition also includes an extensive list of circumstances.

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    Section §211 of the California Penal Code defines robbery as “the felonious taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear.”

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    Sexual Offenses

    The Orange County-based Law Offices of Jake Brower are well prepared to represent defendants accused of committing sex offenses.

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    Theft, Shoplifting

    Theft is the unlawful taking of property from another person. Some more-common examples include shoplifting, pickpocketing, theft from buildings where the alleged violator has legitimate access, and purse snatching.

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    Three-Strikes Cases

    California’s “three strikes” law has drawn widespread attention, much of it centered on its perceived inequities. But it is the law and, consequently, has a significant impact on those charged with a strikeable offense.

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    The Lord’s prayer may entreat us to forgive those who trespass against us, but California Penal Code has its own thoughts on the subject of trespassing – in brief, entering the property belonging to someone else without the right or permission to do so.

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    Vehicular Manslaughter

    Vehicular manslaughter is, in many regards, DUI which results in someone’s death. By itself, manslaughter is the unlawful killing of another human being, but not done intentionally.

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