The city of San Diego and it’s surrounding county has many areas to enjoy an excellent night out, whether you’re downtown club-hopping, catching a Padres game or enjoying a glass of wine while watching the sunset on the coast.
The state of California enforces strict penalties for individuals charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
The abuse of alcohol and/or drugs has the ability to impair your judgment when ingested at certain rates and volumes.
In the state of California, the law requires that you agree to participate in a breath or blood test if you are charged with a DUI/DWI.
Thousands of California motorists have their driver’s licenses suspended by the Department of Motor Vehicles every year for a variety of reasons.
Being convicted of any drug crime is a serious matter. Most drug charges can carry heavy convictions, fines and stay on your personal record, which can affect your job, buying a home or getting a loan.
Methamphetamine (also called meth, crystal, chalk, and ice, among other terms) is an extremely addictive stimulant drug that is chemically similar to amphetamine.
California is one of two-dozen states that have legalized marijuana for medical use.
If charged with a theft crime you can face severe criminal penalties and social stigma.
Burglary, often referred to as “breaking and entering”, is the crime of breaking and entering into a structure for the purpose of committing another crime.
A common misconception about domestic violence is that it only involves women.
State law defines child abuse as (1) physical injury inflicted on a child by another person, (2) sexual abuse, or (3) emotional abuse.
If you’ve been accused of child endangerment, you may have many questions about the charges against you, possible penalties, and the best way to resolve your case.
– What is a Restraining Order? A restraining order (also called a “protective order” or injunction) is a court order that can protect someone from being physically or sexually abused, threatened, stalked, or harassed.
Crime against property means a crime that destroys or deprives an owner of property against the owner’s will.
The crime of vandalism includes damaging, destroying, and defacing schools, churches, cemeteries, mail boxes, motor vehicles, or another’s personal property.
Because of the sexual nature of some crimes they are covered under very specific laws.
Although prostitution is considered to be a victimless crime, it’s still a violation of the law that is aggressively enforced as well as prosecuted.
When they hear the term rape, many people create a mental image of an assault committed by means of violent physical force.
Fraud is most simply defined as the use of misrepresentation or subterfuge for personal gain.
In juvenile delinquency cases, a child (less than 18 years old) is alleged to have broken a law ranging from being out past curfew to a charge of murder.
Being investigated or charged with a crime by a federal agency is a sobering and often intimidating situation.
California pornography laws criminalize the possession, production, copying, transportation, sale and advertisement of child pornography, and if you are found guilty of a child pornography-related crime in California, you could face a misdemeanor or felony conviction carrying harsh, long-lasting penalties.
The passage of Proposition 47 by California voters on November 5, 2014, reclassified some crimes, such as drug possession, forgery, shoplifting, possession of stolen goods, theft, and check or credit card fraud, as well as other “non-serious and non-violent property crimes,” from felonies to misdemeanors.
A person accused of unlawfully killing another person with malice aforethought (a specific state of mind, either express or implied) can be charged with murder under California law, and the state of California recognizes two specific category of murder: murder in the second degree, and the more serious crime of murder in the first degree.
The best way to protect yourself against the life-altering consequences of a child pornography conviction is to retain the services of a California attorney who has experience defending clients against child pornography charges.
Any situation where a person dies because of someone else’s actions can result in criminal charges being filed against the alleged criminal offender.
There are many different types of criminal offenses that can result in homicide charges in California, first-degree murder being the most serious.
It is against the law in California to possess, send, control, develop, duplicate, transport or advertise child pornography, and if you are caught with photos, videos or computer files that depict a minor under the age of 18 engaged in a sexual act, whether the act is actual or simulated, you could face criminal charges for child pornography.
California’s child pornography laws protect underage children from exploitation in pornographic materials and the courts impose harsh penalties upon those found guilty of producing, possessing, transporting, distributing or selling pornography depicting minors under the age of 18.
At Sevens Legal Criminal Lawyers we are here to support you with what may be the hardest challenge of your entire life.