Category: Robbery

San Francisco Muni Lunch Thief May Face Charges of Petty Theft and Robbery (CA Penal Code 484, 488, 211)

Rabin Nabizadeh
December 5, 2013

What are the penalties for petty theft and robbery in California?

Suspects Arrested in Oakland Carpool Robbery (CA Penal Code 211)

Rabin Nabizadeh
September 24, 2013

What are the penalties for robbery in California?

Alameda Market Robbery May Result in Murder Charges for Surviving Accomplice (CA Provocative Act Doctrine)

Rabin Nabizadeh
August 12, 2013

What is the California Provocative Act Doctrine?

Juvenile Accused of Rape of Intoxicated Woman in Morgan Hill (CA Penal Code §261(3))

After a night of drinking, a woman (40) decided to do what she thought was the responsible thing and take a taxicab home.  However, she was so intoxicated that, once they arrived at her residence, the cab driver needed some help getting her into her home.  A woman and her son (16-years-old) offered their assistance.  […]

Assault in San Francisco Excelsior Neighborhood (CA Penal Code §240)

Rabin Nabizadeh
June 24, 2013

It could have happened to anyone.  The weekend arrives and you decide to go out for a quiet beer with some friends.  What you don’t expect is to be accosted for refusing to give someone a sip of that hard-earned beverage.  Yet, this is exactly what happened in San Francisco Excelsior neighborhood this past weekend.  […]

Accused’s Right to Privacy Questioned in San Francisco Robbery (CA Penal Code §211)

Rabin Nabizadeh
June 12, 2013

When it comes to police searches, there are very specific rules across the country and in the state of California (4th Amendment, U.S. Constitution).  The law attempts to create a balance between the rights of citizens and the rights of law enforcement agencies.  Yet, in the current age of technological advancements, including cellular phones, some […]


Rabin Nabizadeh
May 21, 2013

The United States Constitution protects citizens from unlawful search and seizure.  Part of what is known as the Bill of Rights, this amendment is meant to prevent law enforcement or government officials from fabricating evidence, planting evidence, or illegally obtaining evidence for later use against suspects in various crimes.  The 4th Amendment is also part […]

Attempted Carjacking in Greenbrae (CA Penal Code §215(a))

Rabin Nabizadeh
April 30, 2013

As Tina Humphrey (52), a contractor from Mill Valley, went about running errands in the Bon Air Shopping Center, it’s a good guess that becoming the victim of a carjacking was the last thing on her mind.  But, when Jeffrey Boyce, a Coos County man, came up to her as she was getting into her […]

Murder of Witness results in San Francisco man sentenced to life (CA Penal Code §190.2(a)(10))

Rabin Nabizadeh
April 3, 2013

Tony Van Le, 44, was killed in 2008 by men who wanted to silence him and prevent him from testifying about a robbery in Bernal Heights at the Nasser Market.  Larry Blay Jr., 22, and Kevin Abram were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for shooting Le before he could speak […]

San Francisco Marijuana Robbery Averted

Rabin Nabizadeh
March 6, 2013

​A dramatic hostage situation at a San Francisco city-licensed marijuana grow-house ended in the arrest of an unnamed suspect Wednesday. It seems that 4 masked gunmen attempted to rob the warehouse in the Bayview area on Jennings, near Wallace Avenue, but were stymied by a report of the incident. In response, one of the suspects […]