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Appeals

Selecting an appeals lawyer for your case is probably one of the most important decisions you can make. Regardless of the nature of your appeal, the right appellate attorney is essential to effective legal representation.

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Assault

Many people confuse assault and battery due to the fact that they are commonly coupled when filing charges against an alleged offender. While both crimes are serious offenses and carry serious penalties if convicted, the difference between them is quite significant…

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Domestic Violence

Under California law, many kinds types of aggressive behavior against a current or former spouse, roommate, boyfriend or girlfriend (hitting, pushing, kicking, and choking, to name just a few) can constitute domestic violence.

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Drug Possession

Drug related crimes of possession occur on a daily basis throughout the country. While a conviction for such a charge may carry what seem to be insignificant penalties, there are often life-long consequences for such violations.

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Sale of Drugs

Individuals charged with sale of illegal drugs or controlled substances face much harsher penalties than individuals charged with simple possession. In order to convict someone on the premise of drug sales or trafficking with the intent to sell, prosecutors must prove beyond reasonable doubt that the individual sold or delivered an illegal drug or controlled substance in exchange for money, the promise of money or something of similar value.

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DUI of Alcohol

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a very serious offense that can result in very serious consequences.  Individuals with prior DUI offenses on their record who get arrested for a second, third or fourth time face elevated fines and penalties, including but not limited to, suspension of driving privileges, expensive fines, probation and incarceration.

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DUI of Drugs

It is illegal for someone under the influence of a controlled substance to operate a vehicle.  Even strong prescription drugs such as Vicodin, Oxycontin, Oxycodone, and Ambien may result in a violation as they can seriously impair your ability to drive.

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First Degree of Burglary

The unlawful entry of a building with the intent to commit a petty or grand theft, or any felony offense, is referred to as burglary.  First degree burglary is the criminal trespassing and theft committed within the home of someone else and is commonly referred to as “residential burglary”.

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Prostitution

Prostitution is agreeing to have sex or having sex in exchange of money or other compensation.  All parties involved in the offense can be convicted of prostitution as they each engaged in the criminal act.

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Robbery

Theft by means of force, or by instilling fear in the victim, is known as robbery.  Taking or attempting to take the property that is in immediate possession of another person is considered a violent crime punishable by probation, extensive prison sentences, parole, community service and the loss of the right to possess a firearm.

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Solicitation of Prostitution

Solicitation of prostitution is to urge, induce or entice someone to engage in unlawful acts of prostitution with the specific intent of engaging in such acts, coupled with an act that further encourages the act of prostitution.

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Theft

Have you been accused of embezzlement or fraud?  Arrested for shoplifting?  If you have answered yes to either of these questions, then you are in need of a skilled and aggressive defense attorney.

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Vandalism

The defacement of property is not something to be taken lightly. Many law enforcement organizations have begun cracking down on graffiti (“tagging”) and other such acts of vandalism.

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