Posted on May 3rd, 2013
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.
Posted on March 27th, 2013
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.
Posted on February 19th, 2013
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.
Posted on January 24th, 2013
A man who shot and killed four people in a Northridge boarding house in Los Angeles last year and was arrested the following day has been charged with murder.
According to authorities, 31-year-old Ka Pasasouk fatally shot Amanda Ghossen, 24, Jennifer Kim, 26, Robert Calabia, 34, and Teofilo Navales, 49 at the front lawn of an illegal boarding house where the victims lived this past December.
Pasasouk was charged last Thursday after he was extradited to Los Angeles, and is scheduled for arraignment on January 25.
If you are facing criminal charges of any kind, you need to make sure you have aggressive legal representation on your side. To learn more about protecting your rights and interests in the face of serious criminal charges, contact a criminal lawyer at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., today by calling 408-296-4100.
Posted on October 5th, 2012
October represents not only Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but also Domestic Violence Awareness Month in order to raise funds and awareness for an issue that happens behind closed doors and affects the lives of many.
Officials in Santa Cruz County are using this month to create a new coalition that will help prevent this issue from occurring. Leaders from many churches in the area got together to form the Communities of Faith Coalition to End Domestic Violence and the first meeting took place this month.
In the state of California, one out of every four women will be affected by domestic violence in their lifetime. Also in California, men were victims in 27 percent of all domestic violence cases. Domestic violence is described as a situation where a partner either physically, sexually, psychologically, or economically abuses the other partner.
If you or loved one has been wrongly accused of domestic violence, these charges can have a serious impact on your life. This is why it is important to have representation on your side that is committed to fighting for justice. Contact the San Jose domestic violence lawyers of the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., today.
Posted on September 7th, 2012
A 22 year-old Richmond man has accepted a plea deal that involved him pleading guilty to gang rape charges in exchange for 32 years behind bars instead of life. The accused and six other men are facing charges in relation to the rape and assault of a teenager in 2009.
Officers found the girl after a Richmond High School homecoming dance partially naked, unconscious with hypothermia, facial swelling and bruising, lacerations covering her body, and an almost deadly blood alcohol content.
The man is accused to raping the girl and encouraging others to do the same. Four others also face life in prison. According to the San Jose Mercury News, West Contra Costa Unified School District paid the girl a $4 million settlement.
If you are facing charges of rape or sexual assault, contact the experienced rape defense attorneys of the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. today at 408-296-4100.
Posted on August 7th, 2012
Police have recently arrested a suspect allegedly involved in a domestic violence incident that occurred near the Stanford campus.
According to police officials, the man was arrested at 1:30 a.m. after a domestic violence call was made, but he managed to escape from police custody while he was being processed by officers around 2 a.m.
Police then set up a perimeter around the campus and the suspect was rearrested just before 6 a.m. Campus police were originally called to the house of a faculty member, whom is related to the suspect, after an alleged domestic violence incident occurred between the suspect and his girlfriend.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a serious crime such as domestic violence, you need representation on your side that may be able to help you through this complicated time. Contact the San Jose domestic violence lawyers of the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C., by calling 408-296-4100.
Posted on July 6th, 2012
The California Supreme Court ruled today that welfare officials can take the siblings of a child who died due to their parent’s negligence even if the negligence did not directly harm the other brothers or sisters.
The ruling comes after the 2009 death of a Los Angeles girl who died after a vehicle ran a stop sign and hit the car she was riding in. She was sitting on her aunt’s lap and was not in a child seat, as required by law.
Welfare workers placed her siblings in foster care after finding signs of child neglect at home. The parents eventually won back custody but challenged the court’s actions for taking away their children, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Posted on June 28th, 2012
A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge denied the defense’s request for a mistrial in the case of a man who assaulted a priest. The man claims the priest molested him in 1975, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
The judge also barred the priest’s other alleged sexual assault victims from testifying. Defense attorneys requested a mistrial after the priest refused to testify, which would prevent the defense from cross-examining him.
The 44 year-old man has pleaded not guilty to assaulting the priest at a San Jose nursing home in 2010. He and his brother have received a settlement from the Catholic Church in the civil suit they filed.
If you have been accused of assault or battery, contact the assault and battery defense attorneys of the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. at (408) 296-4100.