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Will  Morehead

Will Morehead

Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist, Harvard Law Graduate, Former Prosecutor
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, White Collar Crime ...
  • California
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Will Morehead is certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Criminal Law Specialist, an essential qualification conferred on only a handful of attorneys practicing in San Francisco and Marin.

Will is a seasoned trial lawyer with over fifteen years experience. He has never lost a felony trial. As an adjunct law professor and expert on the rules of evidence, he teaches future lawyers how to be trial lawyers.

As a former prosecutor, Will understands how the other side thinks about a case. He knows what levers, and what leverage, prosecutors respond to.

Will was trained at Harvard Law School where he graduated in 2004 with honors. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford.

Harvard Law School
J.D. (2004) | Law
Honors: cum laude
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Stanford University
B.A. (1999) | History
Honors: with distinction
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Professional Experience
Law Office of Will Morehead
Adjunct Professor
Golden Gate University School of Law
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Deputy District Attorney
Marin County District Attorney's Office
Grodsky & Olecki LLP
Quinn Emanuel
Speaking Engagements
Introduction to Criminal Litigation, Golden Gate University School of Law, Spring Semester
Evidence, STEP Trial Advocacy Program, Golden Gate University School of Law
2017-2021; Adjunct Professor, 7-week Intensive Evidence course to 2nd year law students
Handling Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Cases, Golden Gate University School of Law, Fall Semester
Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist
California State Bar
Professional Associations
Marin County Bar Association
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State Bar of California  # 233361
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
ID Number: 233361
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U.S. District Courts, Northern & Central Districts of California
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Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
White Collar Crime
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Legal Answers
Q. my neighbor has recorded me speeding in the neighborhood. What can he do with these videos?
A: I agree with the other answers that your neighbor could present these videos to the police, but it is quite unlikely that the police will take any action. Speeding is an infraction and is only an enforcement priority for the police when they can stop the speeding in real time and prevent a possible traffic collision and injury.

Your driving would have to appear on camera as reckless driving under Vehicle Code section 23103 (a misdemeanor offense) for the police to possibly take an interest. Keep in mind however, that reckless driving can include speeding in a school zone, or street racing, or doing "doughnuts" in a residential area. Assuming your neighbor did not capture your engaging in possible reckless driving or causing damage to property or persons, it is unlikely you will hear from the police. If you do, of course, don't give them any statement (including admitting that it's you driving in the video). Instead, call a lawyer immediately and only tell the police to talk to your lawyer.

Your neighbor more likely may post the videos on social media, especially where other neighbors are present, to try to publicly shame you into not speeding in the neighborhood. Given that the videos capture you in a public place, you have no expectation of privacy and no real legal recourse to stop the neighbor from doing this. If you think this is a possibility, you may be prudent to advise neighbor you got the message and you will drive more safely and they don't need to take any other action, like posting the video or taking more videos.
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Q. I am a victim of a crime, and the detective threatened me. What actions should I take?
A: I would need more information to answer your question with more specificity. In particular, it is not clear from your question if the "they" who took your property is the police or the person(s) who committed a crime against you.

But the detective is incorrect if he said that he could search your other property and possessions just because "he wanted to." Generally speaking, the police can only search and seize a person's person or property after obtaining a search warrant, or if a recognized exception to obtaining a warrant applies (like the exigency exception or the automobile exception). In either case, assuming your exclusive ownership and possession of the property the police wish to search, the police would need to articulate clear probable cause that you committed a crime and that the property was instrumental to that crime.

As a crime victim in California, you have rights under Marcy's Law.

If the case has been filed by the District Attorney's Office, you can call that office and ask to speak to a victim's advocate to discuss your concerns. Otherwise, you can consult with an attorney who does crime victim representation.
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Law Office of Will Morehead
1368 Lincoln Ave., #203
San Rafael, CA 94901
Telephone: (415) 730-2558
Fax: (415) 727-4893
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