What Are Examples of Felonies and Misdemeanors?

In the United States federal criminal code, crimes are divided into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors are crimes that carry a maximum of twelve months jail time and felonies are crimes that have punishments exceeding twelve months jail time. … Continue reading

Orange County Sheriff’s Department Announces Results of DUI Court Sting Operation

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042 JHallock@ocsd.org Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840 EOsterberg@ocsd.org Orange County Sheriff’s Department Announces Results of DUI Court Sting Operation SANTA ANA, Calif. (June 1, 2015) – On Monday, June 1, 2015, deputies from the … Continue reading

33.3% credit for non-violent second striker

The February 10, 2014, court order requires the State of California to immediately grant credits prospectively for non-violent second striker, so that those prisoners are eligible to earn 33.3% time credits.  These prisoners used to earn only 20 % time … Continue reading

Prop 47 Theft

The passage of Proposition 47 makes certain theft related offenses misdemeanors.  Where the value is $950.00 or less, reduces the punishment for most people convicted of forgeries, bad checks, and thefts from a straight felony or a wobbler to a … Continue reading

Coroner Investigators Seeking Public’s Assistance Identifying Descendent

Coroner Investigators Seeking Public’s Assistance Identifying Descendent SANTA ANA, Calif. – (July 24, 2014) – The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Coroner Division is seeking the public’s assistance identifying and locating family of an unidentified male decedent. On Tuesday, July 1, … Continue reading