White Collar Crimes Defense
“While collar” is generally used to describe any nonviolent crime involving dishonesty or fraud for monetary gain. Common examples of white collar crime are:
Credit card fraud
Environmental law violations
Credit card fraud
Three Strikes Cases, Post Conviction & Appeals
California’s Three Strike law is designed to punish those that have prior convictions for violent or serious offense and continue to commit felonies. Under the Three Strikes law, a person who commits a new serious or violent felony offense and has suffered two prior strike (violent or serious offenses) convictions faces a sentence of 25 years to life. That means, a person would have to be convicted (either by plea or jury verdict) before committing a new felony.
Prior to the passage of Proposition 36 changing the three strikes law in November 2012, the last felony did not have to be a violent or serious offense to trigger the life sentence. Currently, in order to receive a 25 years to life sentence, a person with two or more prior strike convictions would have to be convicted of a new strike offense. The new law allowed for a reduction in sentence for many serving a life term of imprisonment. It should be noted that a prior juvenile adjudication may qualify as a strike under the law in certain cases.
Commercial DUI Charges
The laws regarding driving under the influence of alcohol are particularly strict for commercial drivers in the state of California. Such actions are not taken lightly and it’s important you consult a Sacramento California criminal attorney for any legal advice if you’re facing commercial DUI charges.
For the average driver, the legal limit of blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08. For commercial drivers, this limit is lowered to .04 when driving their commercial vehicle. If an individual holds a commercial driver’s license, a conviction of any form of DUI (including when driving a noncommercial vehicle) can result in the suspension of their commercial driver’s license for over a year.
DUI & Vehicular Manslaughter
What possible consequences does a person who drives drunk and kills someone face in California? It really depends on the facts and circumstances of each case. While the best bet is to speak with an experienced Sacramento DUI attorney, here are some possible consequences.
This is covered in vehicle code sections 23153(a) and 23153(b). These are the basic DUI with injury sections. Even a minor injury may qualify someone for punishment under this section. If the injury is more than a minor or moderate, the additional enhancement of “Great Bodily Injury” may be charged. This enhancement may also be charged in fatality cases. The “Great Bodily Injury” enhancement adds three additional years on top of the maximum punishment prescribed for Felony DUI.
FRAUD, EXTORTION & IDENTITY THEFT CHARGES
Fraud Charges Defense In the State of California, there are numerous types of fraud schemes. For example, telemarketing Fraud, identity theft, Nigeria Letter or 419 fraud, welfare fraud, insurance fraud, bankruptcy fraud, tax fraud, mail fraud, and credit card fraud...
COMMON EXAMPLES OF MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEMES IN CALIFORNIA
EXAMPLES OF MORTGAGE FRAUD Arrested & charged with a crime? Call us for FREE consultation.(916) 441-4888 Criminal Defense Lawyer in SacramentoTHERE ARE INNUMERABLE MORTGAGE FRAUD SCHEMESBelow are some that are common in California in relation to the foreclosure...
Rape & Other Sex Crimes
Rape & Other Sex Crimes Arrested & charged with a crime? Call us for FREE consultation.(916) 441-4888 Criminal Lawyer in SacramentoWhat Constitutes Rape Under California Law? Under California Penal Code section 261, the legal definition of “rape” is when an...
Drug Trafficking & Possession Criminal Charges
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Spousal & Child Abuse Charges
Domestic violence occurs in millions of homes throughout the state of California. It is an insidious crime that often goes unreported and without a couple’s closest friends knowing. The victims often feel helpless and unsure of whether abuse is actually occurring, as the psychology of abuse can be quite damaging. As such, the state of California takes spousal and child abuse quite seriously. These two violent acts are types of domestic violence, and are considered more serious than other kinds of abuse in the state of California and should be handled with the legal experience of a Sacramento criminal lawyer.
Driving Under the Influence
n California, Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious offense. Unlike traffic infractions, a DUI is a criminal offense, and even a first offense can lead to onerous penalties including license suspension, jail, fines, and mandatory DUI classes.
A DUI conviction also will almost certainly lead to a substantial increase in an offender’s automobile insurance rates. As a result, it is not unusual for even first-time DUI offenders to end up with fines, fees, and other expenses costing in excess of $10,000, accompanied by the serious inconveniences of not being able to drive, having to serve jail time and/or community service, and being required to appear for court hearings and DUI classes.