What would you do if you or someone you care about has been charged or is about to be charged with a crime? You would call a lawyer dedicated to helping clients in the toughest situations of their lives. You would call us!
We will fight your DUI case because did you know there are more than 100 interfering substances, and conditions that can cause breathalyzers to generate falsely high readings? We know DUI blood testing is prone to error; and police officers are supposed to follow a standardized set of procedures in DUI roadside investigation and very few do them. We handle cases ranging from simple misdemeanor drunk driving to DUI causing injury, California felony DUI, vehicular manslaughter, and gross vehicular manslaughter.
We know it is important to scrutinize your case for police mistakes and misconduct because we want to get your case dismissed by having the court suppress the evidence. The most common types of drug offenses we handle are â possession of a controlled substance (cocaine, crack, heroin, ecstasy, ketamine, GHB, Vicodin or codeine if not prescribed to you), possession for sale of narcotics, sale or transportation of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, and many others. CALIFORNAI MARIJUANA LAWS: California law still makes it a crime to cultivate, sell, possess or use marijuana. Medical marijuana laws provide limited exceptions. Cultivation, sale or transportation of marijuana are serious felonies and can land you in prison.
Even those children lucky enough to be sent home on probation will still have to deal with the lasting stigma and repercussions of having a juvenile criminal record. There are many options within the California juvenile court system that do not involve confinement. If your child has a run-in with the law, we can help â whether its avoiding confinement or sealing his juvenile record.
Under California law, assault is simply performing an act that is likely to result in the application of force to another person. It does not require any actual injury, and this gives rise to the potential for false accusations. If that is the situation you are faced with call us today, we know how to investigate and defend against these injustices. However, assault with a deadly weapon (ADW) will be filed if you use a deadly weapon or other instrument capable of producing great bodily injury and/or the alleged victim is seriously injured. We will still try to get this reduced to a simple assault charge. California law also punishes assault with a firearm separately. You commit this offense if you shoot someone with a gun, fire a gun at someone, point a loaded gun at someone in a threatening manner, or bludgeon or pistol-whip someone with a gun.
Battery in California takes place when you willfully and unlawfully use force or violence upon another. You can be convicted even if you do not harm or injure the other person, as long as there is unwanted contact. There are also several offenses that relate to battery. Battery causing serious bodily injury is a felony that can be reduced to a misdemeanor. However, if convicted of this felony you are subject to a âstrikeâ under Californiaâs three strikes law. Domestic battery requires that the victim be your intimate partner which include your fiancÃ© or fiancÃ©e, current or former spouse, someone with whom you live, the parent of your child, and anyone you are or were dating. Sexual battery is the nonconsensual touching of the intimate part of another for sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse.
We aim to get reductions or outright dismissals in such cases as petty theft, grand theft, identity theft, appropriation of lost property, receiving stolen property, burglary, grand theft auto, grand theft of a firearm, auto burglary and embezzlement. If you have been charged with a crime in the Los Angeles or Orange County area, you should know that working with a passionate attorney could make a difference between imprisonment and keeping your freedom. Do not make the mistake of forgoing legal representation. Instead, contact the Law Offices of Veronica R. Guzman.