Assault and battery
People often think that assault and battery charges mean the same thing. However, they are two separate crimes. Assault involves the threat of bodily harm, while battery involves actual physical contact. Regardless of the types of charges you face, we will thoroughly investigate what happened and do what we can to get your charges dismissed or reduced.
Tensions between couples and families can quickly boil over. Accusations of domestic violence may be made when emotions are running high. However, the fallout can be long-lasting. We work hard to help you establish a strong defense.
Whether you have been charged with simple possession or are facing more serious charges, such as drug trafficking, we understand what it takes to attack the prosecution’s case against you.
DUI charges can happen to anyone. These types of cases are often people’s first encounter with the criminal justice system and the prospect of going to court can feel overwhelming. There are defenses to DUI accusations. We can help explore your options in an effort to minimize the consequences.
Charges of theft can fall into two categories. Petty theft involves the alleged stealing of items totaling less than $950. Grand theft refers to items totaling more than $950. In either case, we will work hard to protect your rights.
When a minor is charged with a crime, his or her future may be derailed before it even starts. It is important to seek legal help from someone who understands what is at stake and who knows how to minimize the consequences of what may have been a youthful mistake.
Allegations of criminal sexual conduct can be overwhelming. A conviction for a sex offense carries serious, often lifetime consequences. We understand how to build a strong defense against these types of charges. We have also helped people who have been convicted in the past apply for a certificate of rehabilitation. While this does not scrub your record clean, it does state that California considers you to be a law-abiding citizen. It may even allow you to remove your name from the state’s sex offender registry.
Violation of probation
An alleged probation violation can result in having to serve years in jail. Whether you have been arrested on a new charge or have been accused of violating the terms of your probation agreement, we will work hard to help you remain on probation.
In addition to helping people defend against criminal charges, we also help people who were convicted in the past with expungements. An expungement effectively seals your criminal record from public view, enabling you to move forward with your life. Not all crimes are eligible for expungement. We can let you know what your options are.