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Category: Criminal Defense

Search and Seizure of Cell Phones; The ramifications of Riley v. California

As the world progresses further into the Information Age, human ingenuity and invention continues to bring us significant technological advances in the fields of electronic communication and data storage, and many Americans find themselves relying more and more on this technology as part of the operation of their day-to-day lives. Everything from looking up a […]

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Woodside Real Estate Investor Faces Trial in Wife’s Murder for Financial Gain

In October of 2011, Pooroushasb Parineh was charged with the murder of his wife in what authorities say was an attempt to cash in on her $30 million life insurance policy, which she had set up as a trust fund for the couple’s two children.  Parineh, a real estate investor who according to news reports […]

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Redwood City First Republic Bank Robbed, Suspect Taken into Custody

On April Fool’s day, the First Republic Bank at 776 El Camino Real was robbed by a man who walked into the bank and handed a note to a teller stating that he had five minutes to comply with the robber’s request, and that he did not want to hurt the teller.  The note also […]

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Redwood City Man Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Stabbing at Baptismal Party

On Friday March 8, 28-year-old Yasmani Ramirez of Redwood City pleaded guilty to stabbing a man in the abdomen and slashing the victim’s arms while attending a baptismal party last fall.  Ramirez allegedly stabbed the victim after he asked Ramirez’ wife to dance, placing his hand on her back and shoulder according to Steve Wagstaffe, […]

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Redwood City Man Found Guilty of Rape, Sexual Assault; Defendant Now Requesting New Trial

Gabriel Jason Cavazos, a 33-year-old Redwood City man, was found guilty on several counts of sexual assault and forcible rape in May of 2012.  Cavazos allegedly committed the crimes on four young Redwood City girls, and is currently facing 11 years in prison, however he recently requested a new trial claiming that his defense attorney, […]

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Additional Suspects in Redwood City Armed Robbery Near Taft School Identified by Police

On February 7, a 79-year-old woman was taken as a hostage after two men and a female burst into her home; the suspects were armed with a gun at the time.  As a result of the robbery, Taft Elementary School which is located nearby was locked down as a safety precaution.  Now, Redwood City Police […]

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Redwood City Man Gets 38 Years to Life for Shooting Friend in Face

On Thursday, January 24, a 25-year-old Redwood City man was convicted of shooting a friend in the face; he now faces 38 years to life in prison, according to an article at Mercury News. The victim was left without a sense of smell or taste. The shooting allegedly occurred after a night of drinking. Okalani […]

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Redwood City Man May Face Charges of Vehicular Manslaughter in Death of Woman and Teen

A Redwood City woman and teenage boy were killed on September 3rd after the truck they were passengers in left the roadway, rolled, and eventually struck a tree. Ann Marie Miller, 39 and a 14-year-old boy were both pronounced dead at the scene. Now, Reyes Barajas, a 46-year-old Redwood City man, has been charged with […]

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Man Suspected of Redwood City and San Carlos Burglaries Apprehended Following Motorcycle Chase

Saturday, August 25 is when a deputy sheriff arrested 43-year-old Aaron Tadday following a motorcycle chase through a neighborhood in San Carlos. Tadday is a suspected burglar and was recently arrested for more than twenty burglaries in San Carlos and Redwood City. The suspect was out on bail awaiting trial for the burglaries, all felony […]

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Suspect in Redwood City and North Fair Oaks Armed Robberies Sought by Police

Police were seeking information earlier this month regarding a suspected armed robber who they believe had committed five armed robberies in the Redwood City and North Fair Oaks areas. On August 15, a photo was released by police in Redwood City of the suspect in the hopes that the public would recognize him and assist […]

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