It wasn't too many years ago when Joseph G. Cavallo was one of Orange County's most well-connected criminal defense lawyers. Cavallo's close, power-hungry pals included Sheriff Mike Carona as well as assistant sheriff George Jaramillo and Don Haidl.But that dream team began to collapse after Cavallo ... More >>
There is nothing funny about sexual assault, but an Orange County Register courthouse reporter named Jolly inadvertently published two memorably hilarious lines this week from the trial of an accused serial rapist.Well, to be fair: One of the hotdog-related nuggets belongs to criminal defense law ... More >>
Ronald Lee BrockwayA 51-year-old Seal Beach bail bondsman tied to ex-Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona's corrupt inner circle was convicted and sentenced to jail time Thursday for his role in an illegal bail-bond-referral scheme that handed Orange County Jail inmates business cards that read, "Ge ... More >>
Greg Haidl"Sit down and shut up."--Orange County Superior Court Judge Francisco P. Briseno five years ago this week to Joseph Cavallo, the Irvine-based criminal defense lawyer who represented Gregory Haidl in the sensational videotaped gang rape case involving an unconscious 16-year-old girl. Cav ... More >>
Joseph G. Cavallo grew up poor in tough New Jersey neighborhoods, graduated from law school, made himself nationally famous as a California criminal-defense lawyer who earned millions of dollars. He owns an Orange County mansion, a small Caribbean island and a fleet of luxury cars Mike Tyson would e ... More >>
A U.S. District Court in Los Angeles has refused Sheriff Michael S. Carona’s demand to dismiss a First Amendment complaint filed by former Carona challenger, ex-sheriff’s Lt. William Hunt, according to a press release issued this morning by Silver, Hadden, Silver, Wexler & Levine.
Hunt attorne ... More >>
At the insistence of John Barnett, OC 's legendary defense lawyer, a San Bernardino County judge refused to allow opening statements Monday in the jury trial of Raymond K. Yi, a former OC reserve deputy who faces six felony charges for a 2005 gun-related temper tantrum on a golf course.
Barnett, fa ... More >>