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May 2013 Archives

Teen arrested, Sacramento woman charged with sex trafficking

Police and prosecutors in California have begun to take a more understanding approach in cases of juvenile prostitution, treating the young people as victims rather than criminals. When a young person is accused of prostitution, it may be possible to negotiate a reduction or dismissal of charges. In any case, a juvenile charged with a crime will need a strong criminal defense to protect his or her future.

Pro-marijuana advocates protest attorney general's Berkeley visit

It's been about 17 years since California voters passed Proposition 215 and legalized medical marijuana. Other states have since loosened up their marijuana laws, but the federal justice system still regards marijuana as illegal.

San Joaquin DUI court closely monitors repeat offenders

Participation in a special DUI court is not mandatory in many California counties, but San Joaquin County started a new court model back in 2008, requiring every repeat DUI offender to take part in a monitoring program. Statistics provided by a research group indicate that the program is yielding some positive results, and the county received federal funds via the state to keep the program going for another year.

4 men accused of trying to meet minors in Modesto parks

In an effort to shed light on the criminal justice system in the East Bay area, we started this blog. Its focus will be on local and national stories that relate to our criminal defense practice. Whether it's DUI, federal charges, Internet crimes, juvenile offenses or sex crimes, we hope to illustrate the importance of a legal defense when so much is at stake in a criminal case.

Recent Case Results

  • Juvenile Charges

    A juvenile was arrested for 2nd Degree Robbery. After 6 months the case was dismissed.

    A juvenile was arrested for Sexual Battery. After 6 months and 80 hours of Community service, the case was dismissed.

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  • Drunk Driving Offenses

    A client with a 1st DUI arrest. Fearing she would go to jail; lose her license for a year and lose her job. Got a wet reckless and minimal fines.

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  • Drug Charges

    A client with 4 Felony charges on a Transportation Charge, a Attempt to Sell, Possession of Marijuana, (50 pounds), Conspiracy Charge all where reduced to 1 Misdemeanor. No Jail.

    Client was charged with 6 Felony drug possessions. Facing jail time. The results: Client got a deferred entry of judgment and then dismissed.

    Client charged with several felony counts of possession of Marijuana with intent to sell. Client was involved in a medical marijuana grow. Case was reduced and later dismissed.

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  • Sex Crimes

    A client with alleged 2 Felony Sex charges and he faced jail and sex registration. The case was entirely dismissed.

    Client charged with prostitution; facing jail time and sex offender registration. Result: NO JAIL TIME AND NO SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION Deferred Entry of Judgment.

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  • Domestic Violence

    Client charged with domestic violence, with great bodily injury. Case reduced to a misdemeanor with time served.

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