Fresno Criminal Lawyer Blog


Category: Criminal Cases

The fourth amendment of the United States Constitution grants persons reasonable rights to not have themselves and their properties searched. Unlawful searches and seizures can violate a person's expectation of privacy. There are, however, several mitigating circumstances that allow law enforcement to legally search you, your residence or your vehicle without a warrant.

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Category: DUI Defense

If you get charged with a DUI, the way you conducted yourself during the stop can influence the outcome of your case. Here's what to do when pulled over for DUI...

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Category: Domestic Violence

A resident of California can be charged domestic violence if he or she commits a criminal act against a spouse or former spouse, a cohabitant or former cohabitant, a parent with whom he or she has a child, or a partner in a dating relationship. Several sections of the California Penal Code can apply to domestic violence cases—prosecutors have discretion as to which criminal charges to pursue based on their perception of the severity of the case, as well as related circumstances.

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Category: Criminal Defense

It's time for some real talk about the type of people who find themselves facing criminal charges such as DUI. Good people can and do find themselves on the wrong side of the law. This includes your family, your friends, doctors, teachers, even you. Clearly these are not examples of hardened criminals; these are members of the community in good standing who find themselves facing serious complications from criminal charges including jail time and fines.

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Category: DUID Defense

Although recreational marijuana use is permitted in the state, it's legal only within certain boundaries; people may still get in trouble for marijuana use if they have too much in their possession, are under the age of 21, or attempt to sell it in an unauthorized way.

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Category: Criminal Defense

If you've witnessed a crime, know a crime victim or perpetrator, or investigators are at your door because you may be a material witness to a crime in the San Joaquin Valley, you need legal representation. In this emotional upsetting time, you know both of the individuals, but nothing of their argument or dispute? Even the police chief has come to your door. No one should face criminal charges alone.

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Category: DUI Defense

Let's be straight about one thing, getting arrested for a DUI is a serious offense. The possible repercussions from a guilty verdict will affect every aspect of your life. There is no reason you should go to court without an experienced DUI attorney on your side.

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Category: White Collar Crime

White collar crimes are illicit activities that are committed by professionals, entrepreneurs, public officials, and business people. Unlike street crimes that involve force and violence, a white collar crime is typically violent free and involves the use of deception in order to obtain financial gains. Auditors, accountants, and whistle blowers are responsible for identifying and reporting white collar crimes.

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Category: Criminal Defense

Without the means of paying bail, people can get stuck in jail even if they're innocent of the crimes they're charged with. The new bill proposes that the courts take into account factors such as income; it also pushes for a reduced use of bail altogether, in favor of other measures to help ensure that people charged with a crime don't flee or otherwise fail to appear in court. If it passes, it may wind up lightening some of the unfair financial burdens placed on people charged with crimes.

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Category: DUI Defense

In the state of California if you are caught driving with a blood alcohol content level (BAC) that is 0.08% or higher, you will be arrested for driving under the influence. Many people who are arrested for a DUI think that their case will be quite simple, but this is not true.

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