In California driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher is illegal. If you are stopped by a police office you can be arrested for driving under the influence. Conviction can result in jail time, license suspension, points on your driving record, fines, counseling, probation and increased insurance premiums.
Depending upon the crime and circumstances you may be eligible for early probation termination, expungement or other post conviction relief. Having a record can severely effect the rest of your life. It is possible to have some crimes removed from your record and others reduced from felonies to misdemeanors.
Drug possession, trafficking and transportation can vary in penalty from a slap on the wrist to years behind bars. The penalties for these cases are dependent upon type and amount, intent to sell/distribute, your past criminal arrests and the circumstances surrounding your case. Whether it is your first offense or fifth we can help.
The most common misdemeanors, not already listed on this page, are disorderly conduct, driving on a suspended license, petty theft, probation violations, public drunkenness, reckless driving, shoplifting and solicitation. At the discretion of the district attorney, some of these can be charged as felonies.
Some crimes can be charged as felonies. Others are always felonies. Felonies include, but are not limited to forgery, counterfeiting, fraud, grand theft, burglary, arson, stolen property violations, violent crimes and weapons violations. Not all charges and cases are created equal. The right defense can make the world of difference.
Have you been falsely accused of domestic violence or a sex crime? Not all accusations are based in reality, but some accusations unanswered by a good defense can still lead to significant punishment through the justice system. Our justice system believes in protecting the victims and the accused.
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