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Friday, June 15, 2018

Don’t Get Cocky…You’re not Free to Come and Go as you Please just yet.

Under the terms of probation, you know very well that there are certain restrictions and requirements.  These could include submitting to random drug testing, avoiding contact with certain spurious individuals, routinely reporting to a probation officer; and above all, don’t get involved in any other criminal activities!

Probation is supposed to be a benefit NOT more jail time.  If you don't uphold the terms, judges can impose the entire sentence that was avoided through probation, adding time for the violation.  No two judges will handle these cases exactly the same way, but one thing is certain – you need a lawyer to advocate for you.

When you or a loved one is faced with a probation violation call veteran San Jose Criminal Defense attorney William Chestnut.  Bill has decades of experience dealing with probation violators in the State of California.  Arrange a meeting at Attorney Chestnut’s office located in San Jose by calling (408) 298-6990.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ribs and Reds Father's Day Event!

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"Spoil your Dad and bring the whole family to this wonderful Ribs and Reds Father's Day event!"





Wednesday, June 6, 2018

How does the Bail Bond Process Work?

We all know about it, (preferably not first hand!) but what if we are suddenly faced with this situation in helping a loved one or family member?  In breaking it down to its basics, bail is a financial arrangement that a bail bond agency makes on behalf of an accused criminal defendant.  They act on behalf of the accused.

With a cash bond the entire amount of bail must be paid in cash AND in full.  The money is then held until the case is concluded and is refunded to the person who posted it.  If the defendant posts his or her own cash, then the court may deduct any fines and costs before returning the money.

This is just the first process in successfully defending someone against a criminal charge in the State of California.  The next, most important thing to do is contact San Jose criminal attorney William Chestnut.  Talk to Bill about the entire process from start to finish by calling his office at (408) 298-6990.

June 17th, Father's Day 5K -San Jose - *Virtual Race*

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"Join us for our fifth annual FATHER’S DAY 5K virtual race! It’s time to celebrate your father the HERO! We will also be donating at least 15% of each registration to Team Hoyt, which works to build the individual character, confidence and self-esteem of America’s disabled and physically challenged young people through inclusion in all facets of daily life."



 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Hotter Weather…Hotter Tempers.

With the coming of summer, temperatures will heat up in the San Jose area.  Unfortunately, in some area households so will tempers.  Domestic violence takes no holiday in California, but summer is a particularly important time of year when it becomes more prevalent.  This state has tried to curb it, but it will never completely disappear.

Just what are some of the charges you or a loved one may be facing?

1.  The use of excessive force.  This is not confined to whom is bigger.
2.  Kidnapping is not limited to youth.  Anyone can be held against their will.
3.  Family violence that traumatizes a minor.
4.  Making a terrorist threat.  Something new, but very real.

Being convicted of domestic violence in California will result in any of a number of sentences.  There are variables, of course, such as any previous record of arrest.  In the San Jose area you have an ally in William Chestnut.  Bill is a four decade plus veteran when it comes to handling California domestic violence defense.  Call him today at (408) 298-6990.

Pier Pressure SF – Memorial Day Yacht Party

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"Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend in San Francisco with a party experience on the water aboard the San Francisco Spirit Yacht."

 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Contractor License Suspension after a Criminal Conviction.

Perhaps you're an electrical contractor or a glazing specialist.  Maybe carpentry or fencing is your area of expertise.  If you're part of the California construction trade - one of the state's largest industries, you need to know your options if you have been convicted of a criminal charge in the Big Bear State.

Not only is your freedom at stake, but so is the contracting career you worked so hard to develop.  The CSLB is the acronym for the Contractors State License Board in California.  They can and will harshly discipline you if you are a convicted criminal.  Is there any recourse?  The answer may be an emphatic YES!

San Jose area criminal defense attorney William Chestnut may be just the man you need to know at a time like this.  He has decades of experience in dealing with the CSLB.  You have rights under the law.  DO NOT take this suspension lying down!  Please immediately contact attorney William Chestnut for a meeting at his 4020 Moorpark Ave. office at (408) 298-6990.