Category: Criminal Defense

273.5 California Statute

California Penal Code § 273.5 makes it a criminal offense to inflict corporal injury on someone you have an intimate relationship with. Courts and lawyers often refer to this offense as Corporal Injury to a Spouse, but it is commonly known as just domestic violence or domestic abuse. This crime is a wobbler, meaning a […]

What Are the Consequences of Sex Crime Charges?

Sex crimes are extremely serious allegations. A conviction for a sex crime can lead to lifelong penalties and other consequences. The potential penalties for a conviction may include incarceration, high monetary fines, and mandatory registration on a state or federal sex offender registry. In addition, the court may preclude you from having any contact with […]

​Should I Take Theft Crime Charges Seriously?

Theft offenses of any type are extremely serious in California. From petty theft to grand theft to shoplifting, a theft conviction can leave you facing serious penalties, including monetary fines and significant jail time. In addition, if you sustain a criminal conviction, you may be looking at numerous collateral consequences that affect every aspect of […]

​I Was Accused of Domestic Violence. Now What?

If someone recently accused you of committing an act of domestic violence, you should not remain in contact with them or try to argue with them. Doing so can only make your situation worse. Instead, you should reach out to an experienced criminal defense lawyer to represent you in your case. Domestic violence charges are […]

​How Big a Problem Is a Misdemeanor Charge?

How big a problem is a misdemeanour charge? In California, a person may incur criminal charges for a felony or misdemeanor. Generally speaking, a felony conviction is punishable by more than one year of incarceration and other potential penalties, like monetary fines. A misdemeanor conviction, on the other hand, is less severe than a felony. […]

​How Big a Problem Is a Felony Charge?

How big a problem is a felony charge? Felony charges are some of the most serious criminal charges an individual can face. Like misdemeanors, a conviction on a felony charge can result in more than one year of incarceration, along with monetary fines and other high penalties. If you or someone you care about is […]

Do I need a lawyer for a first-time DUI?

Do I need a lawyer for a first-time DUI? Like every state, California treats driving under the influence of alcohol, or DUI, extremely seriously. This is because alcohol impairment and intoxication can severely impact a driver‘s ability to operate their vehicle safely. Alcohol is a depressant that slows down the functioning of a driver’s central […]

Advice for Those Caught Driving While Suspended

The law prohibits operating a motor vehicle while knowing that your driver’s license is either revoked or suspended. If a police officer stops your vehicle and catches you driving on a suspended license, you can face misdemeanor charges. Moreover, if your case goes to court and a state prosecutor obtains a conviction against you, you […]

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