Practice Areas

Focusing exclusively on Adult and Juvenile criminal defense.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is defined as a criminal act that occurs within one of four specific relationship types: spouse or former spouse, cohabitant or former cohabitant, a person with whom a person has a child, or a partner in a dating relationship. Prosecutors have a lot of leeway when charging someone with domestic violence, depending on...

Drug Offenses

You can be convicted of a drug offense and sent to jail if you are caught with even a small amount of drugs and/or are a first-time or occasional user. Very often the people who go to jail for drug offenses are those who least deserve to.   Possession In California, you can be charged...

DUI

DUI, or driving under the influence, is a very serious offense that can result in devastating lifelong consequences. California is a state with “per se” laws, which means that, if you are driving with a blood-alcohol concentration of .08 percent or above, you are legally intoxicated regardless of how you feel or your level of...

Juvenile Offenses

California’s juvenile crime laws are controversial because, for serious offenses, juveniles under the age of 18 can be tried as adults and judges have the option to sentence juveniles under the age of 18 to life in prison without possibility of parole. Fortunately, most juveniles will be tried in Juvenile Delinquency Courts rather than as...

Sexual Assault

Sexual assault falls within the category of sexual battery in California, which is defined as the unwanted touching of another person’s intimate parts, against the victim’s will, with sexual or abusive intent, and while the victim is restrained by the perpetrator or someone else. Consent is the most common defense for sexual assault, although not...

Theft Offenses

In the State of California, theft occurs when one person permanently takes someone else’s property or permanently withholds the owner’s right to the property. Theft is a complex charge that includes many forms and degrees of severity. It may involve money, personal property, real property, or the value of labor or services. Theft may occur...

Violent Crimes

Violent crimes include any crime in which the perpetrator threatens, attempts, or actually inflicts physical harm against people or property. Common violent crimes include aggravated assault, assault and battery, hate crimes, domestic violence, manslaughter, homicide, murder, terrorism, mayhem, and robbery. The degree of a violent crime depends on factors such as the extent of injuries...