Dublin Criminal Defense Attorney
Whether you are facing formal charges or have just discovered that you are a suspect in an investigation, you have a very limited time to do something about it. You will need to act fast to discuss your options and your legal rights with a Dublin criminal defense lawyer. Only with a thorough assessment of the matter by an experienced legal professional will you truly understand what you are up against so you can make the right choices.
Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense
If you have been charged with a crime in Dublin, you might have many questions about what to do and what to expect. Below are links to information about criminal defense to help you understand the process. After browsing our website, feel free to call our firm to speak directly to an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Were you accused of drunk driving? In California, you can be accused of DUI for having a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or above or being noticeably impaired while driving. If you are convicted of DUI, you could not only be facing years behind bars, but lose your driving privileges as well. Whether you failed a field sobriety test or tested too high on a blood test or breath test, our team could help defend you.
Assault and Battery
What is the difference between assault and battery? Although they are often charged together, assault and battery are actually two separate offenses. Assault is the threat of violence towards another individual. Battery occurs when the violence actually is carried out. Whether you are facing one of these charges or both of them, you could be facing harsh penalties if you do not have a strong representative on your side.
Crimes which either target a computer or use a computer in order to carry out a criminal activity can be classified as computer crimes. Whether you were accused of fraud, child pornography, a federal crime, or theft, you need an attorney on your side who understands how to handle these types of cases.
Domestic violence is any type of harm which is targeted towards a family member or dating partner. This could be physical abuse, sexual abuse, or financial abuse, and it is taken very seriously by law enforcement. If you have been accused of domestic violence, you should contact a member of our team as soon as possible. We have years of experience in these types of cases.
What should you do if you were accused of a drug crime? Drug crimes range from possession to trafficking to smuggling to sale and all come with different types of penalties. Whatever specific offense you have been charged with, you need to ensure that you have a strong representative fighting for you every step of the way.
If you have been arrested on suspicion of possession drugs, you should contact a member of our team as soon as possible. The penalties for drug possession will differ depending on the circumstances of the case. For example, the type of drug as well as the amount will make a different in how the case is handled. Also, if you were found to have drugs near a facility which cares for children, your penalties could also increase.
Once you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you could be left dealing with the possible loss of your driving privileges. Your license will be automatically suspended following a DUI arrest unless you schedule a hearing with the DMV. At this hearing, we can represent you and attempt to get your license reinstated.
Federal and State
What is the difference between a federal and state offense? When crimes take place in more than one state, the federal government could get involved, rather than just the state authorities. If you have been accused of a federal crime, you could be facing agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Were you charged with a felony offense? In California, certain crimes are categorized as felonies and some as misdemeanors. As California operates under the three strikes law, being convicted of three felonies could result in a life sentence. In order to ensure that this does not happen to you, it is important that you have a strong attorney fighting for you.
Hit and Run
Were you accused of a hit and run? A hit and run incident could be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances of the case. For example, if the hit and run only resulted in property damage, it will most likely be a misdemeanor. If, however, someone is injured, the charges and the penalties will increase.
One of the penalties for a DUI or hit and run offense is a suspended driver's license. What should you do if you have had your driver's license suspended? First of all, there are steps our firm can take to help get your driving privileges back. We can work with the Department of Motor Vehicles and even help you if you were accused of driving while your license was suspended.
Although not as serious as felonies, a conviction of a misdemeanor can still result in serious penalties. Theft crimes, assault, DUI, hit and run, and more can all be categorized as misdemeanors, depending on the circumstances of the case. If you are facing a misdemeanor charge, please contact our team as soon as possible. Who you choose to defend you could make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
What should you do if you were accused of violating your probation? As part of your sentence, an individual could be placed on probation. If you have been found to be in violation of any of the terms of your probation, you could have to serve the remainder of your term behind bars. For this reason, it is extremely important that you have a legal advocate fighting for you every step of the way.
Search and Seizure
If you rights were violated during a search and seizure by law enforcement, you should contact our team as soon as possible. The evidence that the prosecution thinks they have against you could be thrown out of court if it is found that it was gathered illegally. Whether you were accused of a drug crime, theft, or sex crime, this could make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.
Sex crimes are a category of offenses that deal with violent or unwanted sexual behavior towards a victim. These crimes could range from sexual abuse to statutory rape to sexual battery to child pornography and the penalties will differ depending on the circumstances of your case. Not only could you be facing years behind bars, but you could also be placed on the sex offender registry permanently.
Shoplifting is a type of theft crime that involves stealing products valued at less than $400. If you were accused of stealing property valuing more than $400, the charges will increase to grand theft. If you have been accused of shoplifting, you need an attorney on your side who understands how to handle these types of cases.
Spousal abuse is a type of domestic violence in which one spouse abuses the other spouse. This could include sexual abuse and physical abuse and is taken very seriously by law enforcement. In cases like these, it is often a case of one person's word against another's.
What should you do if you were accused of theft? Theft crimes include petty theft, grand theft, shoplifting, fraud, and more. You could not only be dealing with time behind bars as well as heavy fines, depending on the circumstances of your case.
Burglary is defined as breaking and entering into someone's house or property. Although this is usually for the purpose of stealing, burglary does not necessarily have to include theft. Breaking and entering is taken very seriously, so you should contact a member of our team if you have been accused of this crime.
In California, you can be charged with a crime if you were accused of illegally discharging a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, selling a firearm illegally, or assault with a deadly weapon. If you are facing any of these offenses, your first step should be to tell our firm about your case. We will do everything in our power to ensure that your charges are reduced or even dropped.
White Collar Crimes
What are white collar crimes? White collar crimes usually take place in a business setting and are committed by a person who was in a position of trust. If you were accused of embezzlement, bribery, bank fraud, or tax evasion, our firm could help you. No matter how complex your case appears to be, we could help ensure that you are not treated unfairly.
In need an experienced criminal lawyer?
As a former police officer, our founding attorney has a unique insight into both sides of criminal charges. He understands what tactics law enforcement may use to try to get a defendant to confess, how they may investigate a case or conduct formal or informal questioning and even what mistakes they may make when conducting an investigation or processing evidence. He has worked in the criminal justice field for more than 32 years and uses this extensive experience as well as his background in law enforcement to provide far more effective criminal defense representation, no matter the type or severity of charges.