Personal Injury Law

Car Accidents

You've been in an accident. Not only are you dealing with physical pain, but also the mental duress caused by medical expenses, a rise in the cost of insurance, missed work due to injury, and then there are the car repairs.

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Dog Bites

You're jogging around the track when you see a large dog running toward you. You're at a playground, and your child is walking toward an unfamiliar dog to pet.

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Slips and Falls

We're busy and on the move every day. When we go to work, to school, the department store, the market, school auditorium for a recital, high school gymnasium for a basketball game

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Criminal Law

Appeals

When a defendant is convicted, his or her case is not necessarily over.

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Assault

Under the California Penal Code, assault is defined as “an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another.”

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Battery

The crime of battery is defined as "any willful or unlawful use of force or violence upon the person of another."

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Bench Warrants

A bench warrant gives the police the right to arrest a person and place him or her in custody.

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Burglary

The crime of burglary is defined broadly as breaking and entering a structure with the intent to commit a felony therein.

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Child Pornography

In California, it is a felony to possess, transport, sell, buy, acquire, print, publish, distribute, or transfer child pornography.

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Domestic Violence

Domestic battery or domestic violence is one of the most common crimes people are charged with in California.

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Drug Crimes

In California, drug crimes can either be prosecuted as misdemeanors or felonies.

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Drug Possession

Simple possession means the prosecutor’s office believes that the defendant’s reason for possessing the substance was for personal use, not to sell or distribute.

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DUI

California’s DUI laws are some of the most stringent and punitive laws in the United States.

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Expungement

California Penal Code section 1203.4 allows expungement of a misdemeanor or felony conviction.

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False Allegations

An important task of a criminal defense attorney is to investigate all allegations to try to uncover the truth.

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Felony Offenses State & Federal

A felony is generally defined as a crime punishable by death or imprisonment of more than one year.

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Gang Offense

California’s gang enhancement laws are among the most punitive in the United States.

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Illegal Use of Prescription Drugs

Possession of a prescription drug without a prescription is usually treated as a misdemeanor in California.

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Internet Sex Crimes

Internet sex crimes usually revolve around the possession, distribution, or sale of child pornography.

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Marijuana Charges

Beginning in 2011, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is not considered a crime in California.

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Medical Marijuana

In 2015, California passed the California Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act (MMRSA).

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Misdemeanor Offenses State & Federal

A misdemeanor is generally defined as a crime punishable by a jail term of up to one year, a fine, or both.

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Murder & Attempted Murder

Murder is broadly defined as the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought under California law.

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Probation Violation

When a person is convicted of a crime, they are often placed on probation in lieu of jail time, or in combination with a jail sentence.

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Sex Crimes

Sex crimes encompass a wide range of crimes that vary in their seriousness.

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Theft Crimes

Theft crimes in California can range from misdemeanor petty theft to felony residential burglary, and many other crimes in between.

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Violent Crimes

California’s criminal defense system puts an emphasis on punishing people who are convicted of serious or violent crimes.

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Weapons Charges

California has very complex laws concerning gun ownership.

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White Collar Crimes

White collar crimes are nonviolent crimes committed for financial motivation by a person involved in business or government officials.

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Withdrawing Guilty Pleas

California Penal Code section 1018 allows a defendant to withdraw a guilty or no contest plea under certain circumstances.

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