Being accused of a crime in California can be overwhelming. Depending on the specifics of the situation, your very freedom may be in danger when you face criminal charges. For this reason, you need a trustworthy, experienced criminal defense attorney on your side in court.
About Criminal Law in California
Criminal cases arise when a California authority believes that an individual has broken one or more criminal laws. Some of the most common types of criminal charges you may face in the state of California include:
- DUI (State Court) – If you are suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in California, you may be charged with a DUI. Consequences for DUI conviction vary considerably but may include fines, suspension of your driver’s license and/or incarceration.
- White Collar Crime – White collar crime includes various nonviolent offenses, such as extortion, embezzlement, bribery and forgery. These crimes may be classified as misdemeanors or felonies, depending on the circumstances.
- Aggravated/Violent Crimes – Aggravated or violent crimes are crimes that involve physical violence against another person. These crimes may result in severe penalties if you are convicted.
- Spousal Abuse – Spousal abuse charges arise when one spouse accuse the other of violent and/or controlling behavior, especially on an ongoing basis.
- Assault – You may be charged with assault if authorities in California believe that you harmed or attempted to harm another person.
- Homicide – If the authorities believe that you were responsible for the death of another person, you will likely face homicide charges.
- Burglary/Robbery – You may face burglary or robbery charges in California if you have been accused of stealing property or attempting to steal property that belongs to someone else by either breaking into a building, using force or threatening to use force.
Contact the Law Offices of Larry L. Nash
Here at the Law Offices of Larry L. Nash, we can assist with the entire criminal defense process, from the investigation/charging stage to your arraignment and trial. We can defend you in either state or federal court, depending on your needs. To learn more about working with our team, please contact the Law Offices of Larry L. Nash today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!