Our practice covers numerous areas of the criminal law, including the following:

DUI

With law enforcement personnel concentrating more and more on drunk driving and drugged driving, traffic stops and arrests for driving under the influence are on the rise.  Penalties are harsh, even for a first offender.  In some cases, additional factors could lead to a felony charge.  An experienced DUI lawyer will challenge the evidence against you, and provide you with the best chance of a successful defense. Learn more…

Drugs

Drug crimes range from simple possession to trafficking, and the penalties increase as the particular drug offense becomes more serious in the eyes of the law.  Your attorney must know the laws relating to different drugs and different offenses.  Alternative disposition and alternative sentencing may be available. Learn more…

Assault, Battery & Other Violent Crimes

Assault is one of the more common criminal charges in San Diego.  As with other violent crimes, charges range from misdemeanors to felonies, depending upon the specifics of the case.  We also represent clients charged with many other violent crimes, including battery, kidnapping, homicide, violent sex crimes, robbery, and others. Learn more…

Weapons

Weapons charges include illegal possession of a firearm (prohibited possessors, for example), carrying violations (concealed weapon without a permit, loaded firearms, etc.), illegal sale of guns, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, among others.  Penalties are stiff, and sentencing enhancements may apply in certain cases. Learn more…

Domestic Violence

Mistakes are often made in domestic violence cases, resulting in the wrong person being arrested.  DV charges are sometimes used by one spouse as leverage in a financial or custody dispute.  Your attorney must be able to bring out the truth in your case. Learn more…

Sex Crimes

This covers a wide array of offenses, among them indecent exposure, “lewd acts”, rape, sexual battery, prostitution, solicitation, and pimping.  These are in addition to the numerous sex crimes involving children.  All of these are treated harshly by the criminal justice system, and in many cases a conviction will include a requirement of lifetime registration as a sex offender.  Make sure your attorney has the skills and experience to present the best possible defense in your case. Learn more…

Internet Crimes

Many of these offenses are financial crimes, such as credit card fraud and identity theft.  But this category also includes internet stalking, child pornography, and additional crimes.  Classification of these offenses ranges from misdemeanors to felonies, and it is important that your lawyer have the technical knowledge to ensure that your defense strategy is accurate and complete. Learn more…

Fraud & White Collar Crimes

Many of these offenses are financial crimes, such as credit card fraud and identity theft.  But this category also includes internet stalking, child pornography, and additional crimes.  Classification of these offenses ranges from misdemeanors to felonies, and it is important that your lawyer have the technical knowledge to ensure that your defense strategy is accurate and complete. Learn more…