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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Robbery, Burglary, and Theft…are they the Same?

We tend to throw around the words robbery, burglary and theft interchangeably.   The three have something in common, of course.  They all may involve the unauthorized taking of someone’s personal property by another person.  Let us use this opportunity to explain the differences between these three.

Theft is the most basic of the three crimes.  It occurs with the unauthorized attempt to deprive someone of their personal property.  Robbery is essentially theft accomplished through the use of physical force or fear.  Burglary is simply the unlawful entry into a structure, such as a home or business even if a theft never occurs.

Those differences could dramatically impact the future of you or a loved one.  To sort out the defense strategy between robbery, burglary, and theft you could use a seasoned San Jose area criminal defense attorney.  That man is William Chestnut.  Please call Bill to go over your case as soon as possible at (408) 298-6990.

Hands-on Tech Family Fun Night - Free!

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"Attend the Technovation Innovation Celebration and Tech Expo, a family-friendly event bringing future tech and business leaders – girls ages 13-18 – together from around the world."



 


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Turn up the Heat and Up go the Tempers.

Have you ever noticed that you get more irritated when you are uncomfortably hot?  It doesn’t take Einstein to figure that heat plus temper could equal domestic disaster.  Here is the thing…there are always 3 sides to these stories (including the one in the middle).  Being accused of domestic violence must be taken seriously!

Any act of domestic violence is considered assault by the laws of the State of California.  If it is deemed to have been done with a “deadly weapon”, the stakes get even higher.  If someone even makes a threat these days, it could be construed as an act of terrorism.  Oh yes, the times they are a changin’.

What can you do when you are accused of this serious crime?  The first thing is to contact San Jose domestic violence lawyer William Chestnut.  Bill has been a part of the criminal defense scene in the valley for well over four decades and he will bring his experience and expertise to your case.  Call today for an appointment at his San Jose office (408) 298-6990.  

July Passport Celebration Day

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Sat, July 21st - "Visit 50+ wineries in and around the Santa Cruz Mountains, each offering a unique Passport Celebration Day winery experience."






Monday, July 2, 2018

Pot 101.

Is that how many joints you’ve smoked legally since the law changed in California?  No, this is a tutorial on how marijuana laws have evolved this year and where they are now.  Here is a fact.  Recreational use of marijuana became legal in California on January 1, 2018. The legalization is the result of voter passage of Proposition 64 in November 2016.

If you are over 21 as you read this, you are allowed to possess up to one ounce of dried marijuana or eight grams of concentrated cannabis.  Now, here is what you NEED to know!   Adults who exceed these amounts can be charged with a misdemeanor and punished by up to 6 months in county jail and/or a fine of up to $500.

So, it is NOT a free ride by any means.  You can still do jail time for just possessing weed.  You may have lost track of that.  If you or a loved one is facing a fine or jail time for marijuana consumption in California, then call San Jose Criminal Attorney William Chestnut.  Sit down with Bill at his office and consider your options.  That number is (408) 298-6990.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

San Jose - 4th of July Fireworks Celebration 2018

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"Celebrating their 104th year and a new century of service, the Rotary Club of San Jose invites you, your family, and your friends to enjoy another world-class fireworks display at Discovery Meadow in downtown San Jose on July 4, 2018."

 



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.