Burglary

Juvenile Accused of Rape of Intoxicated Woman in Morgan Hill (CA Penal Code §261(3))

After a night of drinking, a woman (40) decided to do what she thought was the responsible thing and take a taxicab home.  However, she was so intoxicated that, once they arrived at her residence, the cab driver needed some help getting her into her home.  A woman and her son (16-years-old) offered their assistance.  So far, this seems like the story of two good Samaritans who, without any good reason, wanted to help a neighbor. However, the 16-year-old son has been accused of returning to the woman’s house later that evening, raping her, and then bringing two other juveniles (one...

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Trespassing case exonerated by attorney (CA Penal Code §602)

According to CA Penal Code §602, trespassing is a crime that involves illegally trampling on another person’s rights by accessing their property without their permission.  Charges of this kind can range anywhere from not leaving property when you have been asked to entering someone’s property for the purpose of causing destruction to it to what is known as “squatting.”In all these types of criminal trespass, the issue of intent becomes the focal point.  If the prosecution cannot prove that you “willfully” entered another’s property for criminal purposes – or at least for the purposes of disrupting some activity that was...

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Identity Theft Attorney Can Seek Reduction of Charges in San Mateo Burglary Wobbler

Marlo Lascamana, Roemo Natan, and Joel Lugtu have been charged recently in connection to an alleged credit card and identity theft scam involving a U.S. Postal Service worker.  Lascamana and his friends took advantage of their access to residents’ mail to use their credit cards to purchase items of their own, thus stealing their identities in the process.  While Lascamana has pled no contest to felony charges, he could face up to three years in the San Mateo county jail.  Natan has been charged with commercial burglary, credit card fraud, and identity theft, which could mean he’ll spend more than...

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Alameda County Theft Oakland Museum

Andrea Taray Franklin, a felon with over 10 convictions for crimes related to theft, has been arrested in connection with the burglary of the Oakland Museum of California. The same gold inlaid jewelry box, created by a California artisan somewhere between 1869 and 1878 and worth more than $805,000, was stolen once before – in 1978. Alameda County prosecutors now believe that Franklin was responsible for both burglaries and other items, like a few gold nuggets and historic pistols, have never been recovered. It will not be surprising if the federal government becomes involved in this case as art theft is...

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