Category: Serious Felony

Homicide Suspect Wants to Get Arrested

By Richard Wingerden of the Law Offices of Richard Wingerden posted in Criminal Procedure. On October  26, 2015, Hugo Ernesto Castro of San Jose went to the Santa Clara County Main Jail to turn himself in for killing his former girlfriend. He was turned away by a Sheriff’s deputy in the front lobby and sent back to the street. According to a statement from Sheriff Laurie Smith, Castro walked into the lobby of the Main Jail and told a civilian staff member “about the location of a dead body.” The staff member in turn informed a correctional deputy. Sources familiar … Read More

Consequences for Carjacking

By Richard Wingerden of the Law Offices of Richard Wingerden posted in Serious Felony. A female suspect, 30, was taken into custody after trying to flee the crash scene on Lombard Street in San Francisco. She was arrested Wednesday after running into traffic on Highway 101 in Corte Madera, carjacking a Subaru and crashing the vehicle in San Francisco, police said. Based on her actions, she will be charged with carjacking. Carjacking is a violation of Penal Code section 215 which states, “Carjacking is the felonious taking of a motor vehicle in the possession of another, from his or her … Read More