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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Holiday Parties Gone Wild.

This time of year, a holiday gathering may include illegal “party favors”.  People let their hair down and get careless by using narcotics to enhance holiday celebrations.  Being caught with drugs this time of year does not excuse you and your party-going friends, so you should know the consequences.

In the state of California, a drug charge can be a misdemeanor or a felony. Those convicted of this offense as a misdemeanor, face up to one-year in a county jail and a maximum $1,000 fine. If you are convicted of this offense as a felony, you face 16 months, or two or three years in the California state prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.

Sobering…isn’t it?  If you or someone you care about has been arrested on a holiday drug charge you need immediate and aggressive representation.  In our area, we have counted on San Jose drug possession defense attorney William Chestnut for decades.  Don’t let this holiday season go south!  Call Attorney Chestnut at (408) 298-6990.

5 Top San Jose Holiday Events

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Get out and enjoy the holidays with your family and friends.

 



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Holiday Joy…Holiday Stress.

All too often one accompanies the other.  As families gather together to celebrate the end-of-the-year holidays, familiarity all too often breeds contempt.  We speak of domestic violence.  It is in the news a great deal these days and holiday time may exacerbate the situation.  Do not let your loved ones go down that path!

Some of the components that constitute domestic violence are-

1.  Inflicting trauma on a loved one.
2.  Physical violence…assault.
3.  Kidnapping.  This time of year, kids are often targeted.
4.  Threats…sometimes bordering on terrorism.

All of these emotional tipping points and more could result in the arrest of someone you care about on a domestic violence charge.  In Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, and Alameda County the right choice is to call William Chestnut.  Bill is a domestic violence defense attorney serving our area for over 40 years.  Call attorney Chestnut today at (408) 298-6990.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Help Me…My Kid’s in Trouble!

These are words that no parent ever wants to utter.  It happens every day in this country…a good kid goes astray and is accused of running afoul with the law.  Even worse, a juvenile hangs out with the wrong people in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Suddenly his or her life and the lives of their loved ones are turned upside down.

What constitutes juvenile crime?  These are some offenses specifically related to one's status as a minor, such as truancy; possession and consumption of alcohol; the purchase of tobacco products; and curfew violations.  There is (and should be) a huge difference in how juvenile delinquents and adult criminal offenders are treated.

When your child is accused of doing something outside of the law there is no time for hesitation.  If it occurs in our area, you immediately call Attorney William Chestnut.  He has had four decades of experience as a San Jose, CA juvenile crime defender.  At this point it is merely an accusation.  Do not let it go any further!  Call Bill at (408) 298-6990.

Katy Perry in San Jose, Nov 14

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November 14, 2017
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Monday, October 16, 2017

The Difference Between Theft and Burglary.

We hear these words interchanged often, but most of us do not think of the difference between the two.  First of all, there is theft.  It is sometimes known as larceny, petty theft, or grand theft.  To commit a theft, someone has to take another person’s property without the owner’s consent.  It involves money and other physical goods.

Then there is burglary.  In this particular case, you don’t necessarily have to take any property to be convicted of this crime.  You can actually be convicted without committing a crime within the building, and the crime you intend to commit does not have to be theft or robbery.  Force or violence does NOT have to be present to be charged with burglary.

The nuances of theft vs. burglary could mean the difference in considerable prison time.  You must seek proper representation to defend yourself against either charge.  People in California have been turning to San Jose burglary and theft defense attorney William Chestnut for decades.  Arrange an appointment at Bill’s office right away by calling (408) 298-6990.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Boo Bash Halloween Party - San Jose

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BOO BASH HALLOWEEN PARTY..... Get your costumes and dancing shoes ready! Get your friends and groups together and come join us !!