Café Employee Pistol Whipped During Robbery

by Salvatore P. Ciulla on June 27, 2014 · 0 comments

in California Law, Orange County, Robbery

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santa ana criminal defense lawyerPolice are investigating an early-morning café robbery in Santa Ana early last week. The two suspects entered the Café La Me, restrained the patrons with zip-ties and pistol whipped a café employee before taking cash from the register.

Victims were only able to identify the suspects only by their height and clothing, since they were wearing hoodies, gloves, and bandanas over their faces. Police say the crime is similar to a home-invasion robbery in Garden Grove, in which a young mother and two other adults in the home were also restrained with zip ties. In both crimes, the suspects fled in a large minivan or SUV.

In California, using a gun during the commission of a crime earns you a much longer sentence than committing a crime alone. The statue, known as the 10-20-Life or “Use a gun and you’re done” is one of the toughest in the nation. The law stipulates that you automatically receive 10 years in prison for using a gun in a crime, 20 years in prison for firing a gun during the commission of a crime, and 25 years to life in prison for shooting someone. This time is in addition to any time given for the actual offense committed, such as robbery.

The Law Office of Salvatore Ciulla located in Orange County, California, represents individuals accused of murder and manslaughter, aggravated assault, burglary, theft and embezzlement, child abuse and domestic violence, narcotics possession and sales, drunk driving (DUI) and vehicular homicide, sexual assault and three strikes cases. We also take Juvenile Court cases and all misdemeanor offenses.

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