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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 !!






Sunday, October 8, 2017

Things are Getting Hot Beneath that White Collar.

In the internet age, white collar crime is rampant.  Maybe you or a loved one have been accused of such a crime.  If so, take it VERY seriously!  Just because you did not use a lethal weapon does not make the offense any less important.  Fraud, forgery, and identity theft are very common in personal and business life.

If you or someone you care about have been accused of one of these crimes you need an attorney who will stand up for your rights and ensure you get the best defense possible. Maybe you have been unjustly accused or you took actions you now regret, you still have the right to protect and defend your rights and tell your side of the story.

Since the dawn of the internet age Californians have turned to William Chestnut for aggressive and thorough defense.  He is a San Jose area white collar crime defense attorney.  Bill is a man who has fought for the fair treatment of hundreds of accused criminals over the decades.  Please call him today at (408) 298-6990.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Drug Possession 2017.

So, let’s get an update on what constitutes drug possession.  Our friends in Nevada say marijuana is now free to purchase and use within your home.  What about us here in the Big Bear State?  California state laws include two diverse categories for crimes of drug possession.  They are simple possession and possession with the intent to sell.

We are taking a step in the direction of marijuana.  The California Health and Safety Code now separates offenses related to controlled substances.  There are “dangerous drugs” and there is weed.  There are specific offenses related to methamphetamine as well.  If the prosecutor feels that someone had the intent to sell their stash that’s a whole new ball of wax!

Drug possession and intent to sell are very slippery slopes.  You need an experienced, aggressive San Jose drug defense attorney to represent you in any California criminal court.  Attorney William Chestnut has devoted the last 40 years of his life to defending people accused of crimes in our state.  Please call him today at (408) 298-6990.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Your Past May Also be Your Future.

It sounds like some cryptic old Chinese proverb.  In this day and age of access to almost everything what you or a loved one has done in the past WILL probably come back to haunt you in the future.  When you apply for a job the prospective employer will do a Google search on you.  Count on it!

If you or someone you care about has been convicted of a crime it is imperative that damage control be done.  Believe it or not, the majority of misdemeanors AND felonies may be cleared in court.  I’m not sure that you knew about the felonies part.  Even serious convictions may be ameliorated by Certificates of Rehabilitation.

One awful mistake should not hamstring you for the rest of your life.  There is an attorney who has been dealing with these matters in California for four decades.  He is William Chestnut…a San Jose rehabilitation lawyer.  If you don’t know him yet, look him up under www.williamchestnutlaw.com/rehabilitation.  Then call his cell phone at (408) 298-6990.

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.