Drunk Driving / DUI


DRUNK DRIVING / DUI DRUNK DRIVING / DUI  California Vehicle Code section 23152(a) states that it is unlawful to drive while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or drug, or under their combined influence.  Section 23152(b) states that it is unlawful for any person who has .08% or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood … Read more

Three Strikes Cases

three strikes cases

THREE STRIKES CASES THREE STRIKES CASES  In California, conviction of certain serious and/or violent felonies are considered “strikes”. These “strikes” remain on your criminal history record forever. Any person, with two or more “strikes” on their record, who is arrested for any new felony, (even non-serious, non-violent felonies), faces a potential sentence of 25 years to … Read more

Theft / Shoplifting

theft shoplifting

THEFT / SHOPLIFTING THEFT / SHOPLIFTING:  Every person who steals the property of another, or who fraudulently appropriates property entrusted to him, or who by any false representation or pretense defrauds another of their property, is guilty of theft.  Theft of property or money of a value greater than $400 is Grand Theft, and may be … Read more



ROBERRY ROBBERY is the taking of property from a person, or from his immediate presence, against his will, and by means of force or fear. Robbery is broken into two degrees. A robbery of a person performing his duties as an operator of any bus, taxicab, streetcar, or other vehicle, including a vehicle operated on any … Read more

Rape / Sexual Assault

rape and sexual assault

Rape / Sexual Assault RAPE / SEXUAL ASSAULT  Rape is generally defined as an act of sexual intercourse, accomplished against a person’s will by means of force, violence or fear.  Rape is also defined in many other circumstances such as where a person is prevented from resisting by any intoxicating or anesthetic substance, or where a … Read more



MURDER MURDER is the unlawful killing of a human being, or a fetus, with malice aforethought. In California, murder is divided into two degrees.  A murder which is perpetrated by means of an explosive device, metal penetrating ammunition, poison, lying in wait, torture or any other kind of willful, deliberate and premeditated killing, or which is … Read more

Vehicular Manslaughter

vehicular manslaughter

VEHICULAR MANSLAUGHTER An unlawful killing of a human being without “malice” is called manslaughter. There are three kinds.  Voluntary, where death occurs as the result of a sudden quarrel or in the heat of passion; Involuntary, where death occurs during the commission of an unlawful act not amounting to a felony, or an act done … Read more

Hit And Run

hit and run

Hit And Run Hit And Run  The law requires that the driver of any vehicle involved in a hit and run accident resulting only in damage to any property, including vehicles, shall stop and immediately either locate and notify the owner or person in charge of that property of the name and address of the … Read more

Drug Offenses

drug offenses

DRUG OFFENSES Drug Crimes, are broken down generally into three categories.  SIMPLE POSSESSION, where the drugs are in an amount, and possessed in a manner that indicates they are personal consumption.  POSSESSION FOR SALT / SALESwhere the facts suggest that the drugs are being sold.  Indicators include the quantity being possessed, how the drugs are packaged, … Read more