Criminal law is a body of rules and statutes that defines conduct prohibited by the government because it threatens and harms public safety and welfare. It establishes punishment to be imposed for the commission of such acts.
Crimes are usually categorized as felonies or misdemeanors based on their nature and the maximum punishment that can be imposed. A felony involves serious misconduct that is punishable by death or by imprisonment for more than one year. A misdemeanor is misconduct for which the law prescribes punishment of no more than one year in prison. Lesser offenses, such as traffic and parking infractions, are often called violations and are considered a part of criminal law.
We have routinely handled various misdemeanors, juvenile crimes, and felonies since the establishment of our firm in 1981. We have also helped many clients to expunge their criminal records after probation and other requirement are satisfied.MISDEMEANORS
We have successfully handled thru our office on a regular basis some the following misdemeanors: Crimes such as drunk driving, hit and run, spousal battery, petty theft, assault and battery, prostitution, solicitation, criminal threat, simple assault, disorderly conduct, trespass, vandalism, reckless driving, discharging a firearm, possession of cannabis, growing marijuana illegally etc.; white collar crimes such as forgery, or embezzlement.JUVENILE CRIMES
We also handle Juvenile crimes. Common juvenile crimes listed below were handled professionally and expertly thru our offices:
Petty Theft, Vandalism, Possession of marijuana, DUI, Sexting, Assault, Sexual Assault, Solicitation, Burglary, Robbery, Rape, etc.FELONIES
Some example of felonies include burglary, kidnapping, arson, rape, murder, fraud, domestic violence, child abuse, forgery, stolen property, carrying unlicensed deadly weapons, motor vehicle theft, aggravated assault, etc.
A felony conviction will continue to impact your life after you have served your time in jail, such as lose your basic right to vote, to own and use a firearm, and right to serve on a jury.EXPUNGEMENT OF CRIMINAL RECORDS
Expungement is a process of filing a petition or motion with the court pursuant to California Penal Code 1203.4 to have the judge re-open the case and to set aside the conviction and dismiss the case. You are entitled to expunge your criminal record if you meet the following criteria: 1. You were charged and convicted in state court, not federal court; and 2. Your sentence was not a state prison sentence; and 3. You have completed your probationary term and satisfied all other requirement of your sentence. However, if you are still on probation, it is possible to petition the court for an early termination of your probation.
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