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Fighting assault and battery charges

As is true with any criminal charges, the burden of proof lies with the prosecuting attorneys. A sufficient amount of evidence must be available and certain elements must exist in a case for a conviction to be obtained. This week's article will address the elements involved in cases of alleged assault and battery and how to fight such charges in a California criminal court.

California criminal defense: Caught buying alcohol for minors

Underage drinking is a serious issue, not only in California but across the country. Local and state authorities work hard to prevent minors from gaining access to alcohol. One way that they do this is by conducting undercover operations in an attempt to catch individuals who are willing to purchase alcohol for those who are not of age. Recently, two individuals were arrested by authorities in San Diego for supposedly buying alcohol for undercover agents posing as minors. Each of the accused may benefit from the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight his or her case.

Ex Uber driver in California arrested for DUI-related crash

A former Uber driver was recently arrested in California after he allegedly ran a red light and crashed into a party bus. Authorities claim that this individual was driving while impaired. The accused is facing charges for DUI and resisting arrest as a result.

California woman facing felony DUI and other charges after crash

A California woman was arrested following an auto-pedestrian crash in the San Diego area. The accused claims to have fallen asleep behind the wheel, leading to the accident; however, authorities believed she was driving while impaired. She has been charged with felony DUI and other charges for this incident.

Criminal defense against fraud charges

If you have been charged with fraud in California, you could face a number of serious consequences if prosecuting attorneys are able to secure a conviction in court. White collar crimes of this nature are not taken lightly, as numerous individuals are usually affected by such acts. If accused of fraud, you do have the right to defend yourself with the assistance of legal counsel.

California man arrested for alleged hit-and-run DUI accident

Police in California recently arrested the man they believe was responsible for a hit-and-run accident that left two people injured. The accused is facing numerous charges for the incident, including DUI. The accident supposedly occurred while the suspect was fleeing from officers at a high rate of speed.

California sex crimes: Arrest made in rape case

A 49-year-old man was recently arrested for his alleged involvement in the rape of a young woman. The incident reportedly occurred on New Year's Eve in the San Diego area. Sex crimes of this nature are treated seriously by authorities. In accordance with the laws of California, if convicted, the accused could face a number of significant consequences.

Rodger Bumpass arrested, suspected of DUI

Actor Rodger Bumpass, known for his work as the voice of Squidward in the show "SpongeBob SquarePants," was recently arrested in California. He has been accused of driving while impaired. Being convicted of DUI can have a great affect on one's life. As such is the case, seeking the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney is typically the first order of business after an arrest.

May be possible to appeal a DUI conviction

Appealing a criminal conviction may not be the easiest thing to do, but, under the proper circumstances, may be in one's best interests. This is true, regardless of the type of crime of which one has been convicted, including driving while impaired. In California, a DUI conviction can carry significant penalties, so, if anything about one's case is questionable, it is possible for one's legal counsel to begin the appeals process.

Is a medical issue a good DUI defense?

There are various defense strategies that may work in order to have DUI cases dismissed or charges reduced. One defense strategy that may work in select cases involves proving a DUI resulted from a medical issue. There are those in California or elsewhere who have medical issues that may cause impaired driving behaviors. Does this mean that these drivers should be punished for something that is often beyond their control? In another state, a woman recently had her drunk driving case dismissed when she was able to prove that a medical issue was behind a Breathalyzer readout that indicated she was intoxicated.

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