Criminal Law

If you have been arrested, you were most likely charged with an Infraction, Misdemeanor, Felony or any combination of the three according to the California Penal Code.

Infractions are offenses such as traffic violations (e.g. speeding tickets, barking dogs, etc.) and are punishable by a fine usually not exceeding $250.00 plus penalty assessments, (often plus 3 times the penalty amount).  No time in jail can be imposed for an infraction.

Misdemeanors are more serious offenses (e.g. drunk driving, petty theft, etc.) and can be punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for up to one year and a fine up to $1,000.00.

Felonies are much more serious offenses (e.g. robbery, grand theft, drug possession and/or sales of drugs, etc.) and can be punishable with significantly higher fines and imprisonment in the state prison for a period of years.  Capital offenses (e.g. murder) can even be punishable by death.

Sentencing in misdemeanor and felony cases can also include, restitution to the victim of a crime, alcohol and drug programs, sex or drug offender lifetime registration with local police agencies.

Why do you need a lawyer NOW?

A skillful lawyer can save you thousands of dollars by arguing the important issues at hand to have your bail substantially reduced so you can get out of jail NOW!  Bail bondsmen typically charge ten percent of the total bond that you are required to post for your release.  This means that if the bail is $50,000, a bondsman will charge you ten percent, or $5,000, to put up bail for you.  Normally, that fee is non-refundable, even if the bail is later reduced. Therefore, if your attorney can get the bail reduced, you save thousands of dollars.  Often times you save more than it would cost to retain your lawyer.  Sometimes we are even able to get bail reduced to zero, and you get released on your own recognizance (Your Promise to Appear), and no bail whatsoever is required.

If you have any questions about bail or how to get yourself or a loved one out of jail or police custody, please call us anytime.  We can help set a bail reduction hearing or arrange for bail to be made immediately.

 We represent clients who have been charged with the following matters:

Traffic Crimes:

  • DUI

  • Drunk Driving

  • Driving Under The Influence

  • Driving While Intoxicated

  • Vehicular Manslaughter

  • Hit & Run

  • Traffic Tickets

  • Probation Violations:

  • Failure to Appears

  • Surrender on a Bench Warrant

  • Surrender on an Arrest Warrant

Domestic Violence:

  • Spousal Abuse

  • Child Abuse

  • Stalking

  • Restraining Order Violations

Drug Offenses:

  • Trafficking

  • Possession

  • Distribution

  • Manufacturing

  • Transportation

  • Cultivation of Marijuana

  • Possession for Sale

  • Under the Influence

Violent Crimes:

  • Assault & Battery

  • Third Strike Cases

  • Murder

  • Kidnapping

  • Arson

  • Manslaughter Guns and Weapons Charges

  • Car Jacking

  • Expungement – We can help you clear your record.

Sex Offenses:

  • Prostitution

  • Rape

  • Date Rape

  • Failure to Register as a Sex Offender

  • Indecent Exposure

  • Lewd Conduct


  • Petty Theft

  • Grand Theft

  • Grand Theft Auto

  • Possession of Stolen Property

  • Embezzlement

  • Fraud

  • Real Estate Fraud