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Friday, February 16, 2018

When things Go South Quickly.

Maybe it starts with a disagreement.  Perhaps it was pre-determined.  Whatever the case may be, when you or a loved one is arrested for an alleged violent crime all bets are off.  The situation just got real!  Make no mistake about it, if you are convicted for committing a violent crime, things will never be the same again.

I know it may be remedial, but here are some types of violent crimes –

1.  Weapons charges.  Why were you packing?  It is too late to change that now.
2.  Property offenses.  This covers a gamut of different things.
3.  Assault.  What I mentioned earlier about a disagreement leading to disastrous events.
4.  Sexual assault.  Ripped from today’s headlines.
5.  Rape.  Ditto.

You don’t need a good lawyer.  Say what?  You need a great attorney!  I am William Chestnut.  I have defended violent crime accusations for more than four decades in the San Jose California area.  Call me Bill, but definitely call me.  Let’s tackle this charge together.  That phone number is (408) 298-6990.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Tech Museum of Innovation

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"The Tech Museum of Innovation is a Silicon Valley landmark for visitors seeking a glimpse of the most innovative place on Earth."





Thursday, February 1, 2018

Defining Fraud.

Here is a white-collar crime with a number of different meanings attached to it.  Specifically, criminal fraud involves using a lie, deception, falsehood, or dishonesty in an attempt to gain a benefit.  Fraud can also be a civil wrong-doing meaning that victims can bring a civil lawsuit for money damages, to fairly compensate them for the losses they suffered as a result of the fraud.

Types of fraud in California may include –

1.  Computer or internet fraud…a growth industry for sure!
2.  Benefits.  Someone has been arrested for dipping into a company’s benefits program.
3.  Welfare.  It is very common as people on the edge try to “get an edge”.
4.  Workers’ comp.  Obviously, there are many who may have exaggerated their claims.

Fraud involves a great deal of complicated legal matters.  If you or a loved one have been arrested, please call William Chestnut.  He is a San Jose California area fraud attorney who has just about seen all of its versions in his four and a half decades defending central and northern California.  Arrange a consultation with Bill Chestnut by calling (408) 298-6990.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

35th Annual Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon

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"The Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon & 5K is an avid supporter of the San Francisco Bay Area community."



Wednesday, January 17, 2018

I Just Got a Call from Jail.

That’s not a call any of us wants to get.  First of all, who is calling collect these days?  Once you receive that fateful call you have to make a decision.  What can I do to help my friend or family member?  Usually the answer is to post bail.  It rolls off the tongue, but do you know exactly how to do it?

As one of San Jose’s top criminal attorneys may I recommend Bodyguard Bail Bonds.  They have several locations in the Bay Area including Monterey County, Alameda County, and San Mateo County…including Stockton, Livermore, and Sacramento  Best of all, they will patiently explain the exact steps that need to be taken to free your loved one on bail.

Once you have done that, I hope that the next call will be to me.  I am Attorney William Chestnut.  I have successfully represented hundreds of people who have been accused of criminal charges in the San Jose Area for more than 40 years.  Step 1…Call Bodyguard Bail Bonds…step 2…call me, Bill Chestnut at (408) 298-6990.

Free Walking Tours, San Francisco

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"Every day SF City Guides (part of the SF Public Library) offers a number of free walking tours. They range from the popular Golden Gate Bridge tour to one dedicated to the impact of the 1906 Earthquake and Fire."


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Plenty of Sex Offense in the News these Days.

What on earth is going on here?  I suppose where there is smoke there is fire.  However, where there is smoke there is often time someone holding a lighter.  In other words, many of these charges involving celebrities accused of sexual harassment lately may be true or false.  Only time will tell.

The problem is, with sexual abuse charges too often the accused is guilty by opinion until proven innocent.  That is NOT the way our system is supposed to work!  In the real world not everyone is as high profile as Kevin Spacey, Bill O’Reilly, or Louie CK, but charges against them are just as stark and real and threaten their very future.

If you or a loved one are charged with sexual abuse or harassment in this area, immediately contact San Jose sex offense attorney William Chestnut.  Attorney Chestnut has successfully defended falsely accused sex offenders in California for decades.  Don’t be a victim!  Call Bill today at (408) 298-6990.