Criminal Defense Attorney in Irvine
Laguna Hills Criminal Lawyer Serving Orange County
Our firm works diligently for those who have been charged for a crime and
with our detailed knowledge of the law and the court systems, we have
been able to gain successful outcomes for many of the clients we serve.
We focus on the area of criminal defense so that we are able to excel
in what we do. By placing our attention here we can grow in our understanding
of both misdemeanors and felonies. The following are some of the areas
that we provide representation in, but for further information schedule
a consultation with out Irvine criminal defense attorney.
This offense can lead to serious penalties and it is important to bring
to light any important details that have been left out. A false accusation
can be made and a person's freedom can be reduced because of it.
Penalties can influence your ability to drive such as with a DUI conviction.
You will have to deal with the DMV in these cases and it is important
to do so accurately so that you reduce the amount of time that you are
off the road.
When two people are involved in a heated situation one of them may take
all the blame when the other party accuses them of domestic violence.
These charges can lead to high consequences when the other individual
may be just as at fault.
There are a number of types of drug crimes, including the possession of
a drug, the sale of it, manufacturing or cultivating an illegal substance
and these can all come with significant ramifications including possible
jail time, fines and more.
Possessing illegal drugs is an offense even if you had no intention to
sell them. Additionally, those who are suspected of having the intention
of selling them can deal with further penalties. Officers may suspect
the intention of sale when drug paraphernalia is present.
DUI & Vehicular Manslaughter
When driving under the influence of alcohol, some people may be involved
in a car accident that leads to the fatality of someone involved. This
is one of the most serious types of criminal charges, possible constituting
a felony offense.
Already convicted? Some charges may be expunged, allowing you the chance
to move forward from them and keep the information of a past incident private.
All crimes should be taken seriously, but these offenses will come with
a higher price. A federal crime will be prosecuted by the federal government
and that means that they have the ability to seek substantially higher
A felony is reserved for those crimes that are considered to be more serious
in nature. It includes a number of different types of crimes such as sex
crimes or violent crimes that may lead to jail time, financial costs and
more. A felony is a harsh thing to have on your record and you want to
do everything possible to avoid it.
Being found with a weapon that you do not legally have the right to carry
can leave you with a number of penalties depending on the circumstances.
You may not have even known that you were breaking the law and before
you know it you are charged for a crime. Other offenses can also be increased
when a weapon is involved in the crime, even if it is never used against
the other party.
Charged for homicide? This crime can range, but all cases are considered
to be incredibly significant by the government. Depending on if you are
charged for first degree murder or justifiable homicide, your penalties
can vary substantially.
Stealing the identity of another person can be committed in a number of
ways from using their insurance to taking out a credit card in their name.
Either way this is a crime that has gained greater attention by law enforcement
after a rise in incidents was observed. There are different ways that
evidence may be brought against you and it is imperative to have someone
involved in your case that understands how to defend it.
Individuals under the age of 18 may be charged as an adult or a minor
depending on what the court decides. If they are charged as a juvenile
the penalties may not necessarily be as harsh but that is not to say that
they will not be substantial. The outcomes of these cases can influence
the future of a young individual.
This law was instigated to protect the rights of crime victims preventing
them from being forced into giving their testimony about an incident of
domestic violence or child molestation.
Medical Marijuana Cases
Even with medical marijuana gaining greater acceptance, there is the potential
for a charge to be faced. This can lead to consequences by individuals
that were unaware that they were breaking the law or that were simply
using the substance to deal with a medical condition.
These charges are often considered to be less severe since they typically
come with reduced penalties compared to a felony, but they can actually
still come with serious penalties. A misdemeanor may still carry the potential
for a life altering outcome and it should be fought aggressively.
Through a motion it may be possible to achieve certain results that protect
your rights and your freedom. It can halt the prosecution through having
evidence thrown out and taking other actions that protect you.
Other Sex Offenses
Sex crimes cover a range of criminal actions that can range from threats
to forceful rape. The penalties of these cases can vary depending on details
of the case such as how severe it was, if the individual was harmed and
if there is a past criminal history.
Probation & Parole
Probation and parole may be offered for an individual to avoid jail time
or as a transition after leaving jail. It allows the individual the ability
to carry out the sentence outside of jail under the understanding that
they will adhere to the terms. Violating it can increase penalties and
for some may require them to go to jail.
The crime of rape is considered to be one of the most serious sex crime
offenses and it can lead to jail time, thousands in fines and jail costs,
probation periods and the need to register as a sex offender. Not only
does a conviction lead to penalties but the ramifications can persist.
These cases may be dealt with at both the state and federal level depending
on the details of the situation. Securities fraud may also be referred
to as investment fraud and it may be committed through misstatements,
manipulation of stocks, insider trading and in other ways.
Petty theft, embezzlement and robbery are all considered forms of theft,
though they vary in nature and the potential for penalties. For those
that have prior convictions the penalties can be higher as well. These
charges can be fought and our firm has been able to do so effectively.
New Three Strikes Law
Through changes in the law the Three Strikes Law has been changed so that
those whose third conviction meets guidelines may be able to avoid the
life sentence or have theirs reversed if they have already been sentenced.
While automatic penalties can still be inflicted they may not be as harsh
and can fit the situation more than they previously did.
White Collar Crimes
These crimes just go to show you that anyone can find themselves being
accused of committing a crime. They are generally not violent and can
be involved in more of a business setting. It may include money laundering,
tax fraud, bribery and other related offenses that are prohibited by the law.
Writs & Appeals
Through a writ or appeal you may have the option of overturning a previous
ruling that can offer you reduced penalties or may negate the charge altogether.
This process needs to be handled correctly to increase the likeliness
of an effective outcome.