Fresno Criminal Lawyer Blog
Because the charges in California for an driving under the influence (DUI) conviction are so steep - those convicted face a large fine, possible prison terms, and possible suspension or revocation of their license - defendants often ask about methods to plead the charge down to a lesser offense. One option is a charge often termed a “wet reckless.”
Mar 01, 2017
For a wide variety of crimes, technological developments are opening up new possibilities for police to obtain evidence. One potential piece of evidence they may want to collect and use to establish their case is a smartphone fingerprint, such as the Touch ID used for iPhones.
Most people law and lawyers in context of a trial. But before proceedings begin and after they conclude is where some of the most important decisions occur that impact rights and freedoms of defendants. Proceedings can come afterward in the form of an appeal. A Criminal Attorney well-versed and practiced in the law can provide the best possible representation for post-trial legal tactics.
Feb 15, 2017
Category: White Collar Crime
White collar crimes, those typically associated with businesses, are also quite common. And if you find yourself under investigation for a white collar crime, it's important for you to exercise your rights, and contact an attorney immediately.
Being arrested for drunk driving is a scary and stressful experience. You may be worried about your job, your family and your future. In a situation like this, you need an attorney who has helped others just like you. Trust Mitchell Law Group to defend you in your drunk driving charge.
Feb 01, 2017
Anytime you plead guilty to a crime in a court of law it is serious business. When you accept a plea deal, you do not go to trial but you do face an automatic conviction. Yet, plea bargaining is common and is often recommended as a criminal defense strategy.
Jan 25, 2017
Category: Domestic Violence
In California, domestic violence is a serious offense that can carry significant penalties for the perpetrator, in addition to substantial injury to the victim. As a domestic violence lawyer, the Mitchell Law Group has considerable experience in addressing cases of domestic violence in Fresno County and across the Central Valley.
With immigration coupled to crimes grabbing the headlines recently, a case that made it to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Baptiste v. Attorney General United State, NO. 14-4476 (3d Cir. 2016), sheds light on what crimes may result in deportation.
Like driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs in California is also prohibited. Driving while under the influence of drugs presents some unique issues for law enforcement, however. A body of research and evidence-based tests have been established for alcohol testing, but most illegal substances do not affect people in the same predictable manner that alcohol does.
Jan 04, 2017
Category: DUID Defense
When most people think of driving under the influence or DUI, they think about drunk driving or perhaps getting behind the wheel while using some illegal drug such as cocaine. But Joseph Schwab, was pulled over for allegedly driving erratically and cutting off an agent from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. A breathalyzer test showed that Schwab had zero alcohol in his system, but had caffeine in his system. He was, subsequently, charged with DUI.