My client was charged in the Central District Court in Santa Ana, along with 13 others, with Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana and to Maintain a Drug Involved Premises. The lead defendant in the case owned 9 medical marijuana dispensaries or collectives throughout Southern California including Long Beach and San Juan Capistrano. He was sentenced to…

Diane C. Bass attended a continuing legal education program where Dan Simon spoke regarding the “Eyewitness Misidentification”.  There was a great turnout and fascinating information. “Professor of Law and Psychology at USC spoke to the William P. Gray Inn of Court about ‘Eyewitness Misidentification’.  He discussed the many ways that eyewitness identification is deeply flawed….

Miguel Angel Dominguez was looking at facing a 46 month prison sentence for distribution of cocaine through the federal prosecution. Orange County federal lawyer, Diane C. Bass, was able to argue for time served, and Dominguez was released and will remain on federal probation for 5 years. “On June 6, U.S. District Court Judge Cormac…

OC Metro has featured the annual AVVO 2014 Top Lawyers list naming Diane C. Bass one of the top Criminal Defense attorneys in Orange County. OC Metro is a local publication that recognizes attorneys for their work in their field of law through AVVO.  This list is published once a year, and focuses on the…

Case Details from Orange County Federal Lawyer, Diane C. Bass Short Description The indictment alleged that the company with whom the client was employed had filed thousands of false tax forms and reported to the IRS that more than $1,000,000,000 in fictitious federal income tax had been withheld or secured property had been acquired or…

There is a recent decision where a defendant was sentenced to 240 months in Federal prison after not accepting a plea agreement offered by the government for a reduced sentence of 41 months for the crimes committed.  The client maintained his insistence on his innocence which is why he likely decided to go to trial,…

One issue that arises frequently in federal criminal defense revolves around clients who are “cooperating” with the government or what most people know as “informants”.   Many of my clients find themselves in a situation where if they don’t cooperate with the government they are facing outrageous sentences.  Mandatory minimum sentences in Federal drug cases range…

An AVVO Top Attorney-Wait. What’s AVVO? AVVO is a website to help people find skilled criminal and federal defense attorneys that can help them with any number of legal cases. They have profiles on a majority of lawyers in the United States, and make ratings out of almost all of them. Diane’s profile shows how…

On June 25, 2014, North Orange County criminal attorneys will gather for the North Orange County Bar Association’s (NOCBA) June Meeting – “WHAT EVERY ATTORNEY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT FEDERAL COURT”. Diane C. Bass is honored to be speaking for the NOCBA. We will be discussing the following topics: The Federal Sentencing Guidelines Calculating Criminal…