Misdemeanor Offenses

Domestic Violence/Assault & Battery

When you and your significant other get into a lover’s quarrel and your neighbors call the police, you can generally expect one of you to be spending the night in your local jail cell. I am firmly committed to providing anyone with legal counsel and representation for all domestic matters and disputes arising in your California home. Prosecutors take domestic violence cases very seriously and pursue cases even in the event an alleged victim of such offenses refuses to cooperate or recants their story. I have the knowledge and experience in domestic violence cases necessary to assist you in resolving these matters effectively, whether the charge be domestic violence, simple assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, or criminal contempt of protective orders. Contact me immediately for your free consultation on any of these matters.

Theft Offenses

There are a wide variety of theft offenses prohibited by law and each offense can vary tremendously in terms of punishment and penalties. Generally, the seriousness of a theft offense is based upon the value of the property alleged to have been taken as well as prior convictions for similar offenses. Whether you are facing a petty theft charge, forgery, burglary, criminal trespass, fraud or embezzlement I can assist you in developing your case to defend against these allegations.

Resisting Arrest/Obstruction of Justice

Sometimes, just having a discussion with a law enforcement officer can result in an arrest if the contact is less than friendly. We’ve all seen movies and television shows depicting police officers beating a suspect with a baton while screaming “stop resisting!” Often times, life imitates art. If an officer feels that you are hindering him or her from performing duties as an officer, you may be placed under arrest for obstructing justice or resisting arrest. You have plenty of viable legal defenses. You must contact my office immediately to discuss your case and explore your legal options.

Other Alcohol/Drug Offenses

If you or someone you love has been charged with being under the influence of an illegal substance or public intoxication, I am here to help. There are certain legal elements the government must prove in order to convict you of these bogus accusations and a variety of legal defenses I can use to combat the allegations. I also represent underage clients who have been accused of being in possession of alcohol and individuals or businesses that have been charged with furnishing or serving alcohol to minors under the Business and Professions Code and/or contributing to the delinquency of minors under the Penal Code.
I can also assist you in defending against possession of open container violations and possession of marijuana violations, other drug and narcotics possession including possession of medications without a prescription, possession for sale, sale/transportation and manufacturing offenses.

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