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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Reflections - Watercolor Works by Jan Grady, August 1-26th

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Reflections by Jan Grady
August 1-26, 2017
Artist Reception: Friday, August 4 5-8PM
Artist reception will be held at Viewpoints Gallery and is free and open to the public.


Can’t We all take a Breath?

We will break from the traditional tidbit of information for a quick moment just to remind everyone to keep their heads about them.  People are fighting with people they don’t know.  Crimes are being committed in every state of the union that never used to occur.  We all need to take a deep breath and reassess how lucky we are to be Americans.

Be a better person and avoid conflict with people who disagree with you.  The American way has always been “it’s a free country”.  Recent violence has made all of us question what we can say and where we can say it.  We hope that you appreciate living in California and enjoying the freedoms that entails.

If you or a loved one ever get into a kerfuffle and are arrested on a criminal charge we hope that you will seek the council of one William Chestnut.  Bill has been a resident of the San Jose area for decades and is known throughout the area as a premier criminal defense attorney.  It you need him he will be there for you.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Santa Clara County Fair - San Jose!

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"Not many American festivals can claim over 70 years of fun in their history, but the Santa Clara County Fair is one of them. This weekend of music and family fun takes place every summer in San Jose."



Sex Offense Carries a Lifetime of Stigma.

Someone makes the wrong move.  Someone interprets that move incorrectly.  Now, we have the possibility of a life being changed forever by the stigma of a sex offense.  Everyone knows about the Bill Cosby case.  It grabs headlines because of the celebrity, but being accused of a sex offense is very real and it happens every day in California.

The life of a convicted sex offender is never the same again.  They must register wherever they live.  Even people who have spotless records in the past are suddenly branded and subjected to a lifetime of scrutiny.  So, if you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime in this state immediate action is required!

You simply must fight back and not be just another victim in a series of people convicted without proper representation.  For well over forty years in this state men and women have come to rely on San Jose sexual offense defense attorney William Chestnut.  It begins today by arranging a visit at his office by calling (408) 298-6990.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Grand Theft Auto.

Fun to play in your living room…not fun to be accused of!  The stealing of an automobile or other vehicle is a felony…period.  Prison may be the next destination.  In the summer in San Jose and the surrounding area joy rides increase.  What seems innocent on the surface may turn a life around forever.

The general principle of Grand Theft Auto is that it has a dollar amount placed on it.  Once that is exceeded, the prosecutor must show certain things.  They must show that the individual took and drove a vehicle.  That vehicle had to belong to someone else.  The intent had to be to permanently deprive the owner of said vehicle.

A vigorous prosecutor will go after all three.  A seasoned criminal defense attorney knows how to fight back.  In our area that man continues to be San Jose grand theft auto defense attorney William Chestnut.  He has defended unfairly accused car-jackers for over 40 years in California.  Call him today at (408) 298-6990.

California's Great America - Taste of Orleans

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"The Taste of Orleans festival at California's Great America, featuring Cajun and Orleans food, live music and d├ęcor, takes place July 22-23 and 29-30 in the park’s Orleans Place area and will be open to all Great America guests."


Monday, July 3, 2017

Hey, that’s Mine!

Let’s examine the charge of theft.  Even if you have been charged for the first time in your life it is a serious matter.  The severity of the punishment (if convicted) could range from probation to jail time plus repayment of the value of the items that you were convicted of stealing.  Not only that, think of what a conviction would do to your reputation!

Areas of theft include-

1.  Fraud which is defined as deception by an individual for personal gain.
2.  Property crimes which would be the theft of personal property without using force.
3.  Robbery could be the worst in that it involves the implied use of force.

You would be amazed at how many Californians just sit around and wait for their trial date before taking action!  Why would you not call San Jose theft defense attorney William Chestnut for a consultation before the “horse leaves the barn”?  It couldn’t hurt to find out where you stand with the California criminal court system by calling Bill at (408) 298-6990.