Serving the City of Central County San Diego for over 26 Years.

Aggressive Central County San Diego Criminal Law Firm Handling All Types Of Criminal Charges. What sets our Criminal Law Defense representation apart from the herd is our resources and experiences to efficiently negotiate deals in the Central County San Diego area prosecutors. At Law Office of Thomas P Matthews, our services defends the people throughout Central County San Diego (Pacific Beach, Claremont Mesa, Bay Ho, Coronado, Mira Mesa, Kearny Mesa, Linda Vista, Hillcrest, Bankers Hill, Mission Valley, University City, and more); finding their weaknesses can leave the courts open to dropping or reducing your criminal charges and recommending a lighter sentence.

Thomas Matthews is a criminal defense lawyer with over two decades of experience getting freedom for those charged with all sorts of criminal offense.

DUI/DWI( 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc)

Central County San Diego, California imposes stringent DUI laws that prohibit drivers from operating a vehicle on the road with a BAC percentage higher than:

-0.08% for drivers above 21 years old driving a regular passenger vehicle.

-0.04% for drivers above 21 years old driving a commercial vehicle

-0.01% for drivers below 21 years old

The California Vehicle Code 23568 specifies possible DUI probation under Section 23566 where the offender is subject to attend an 18-month DUI program.

Overview of Domestic Violence ( DV Restraining Order, Civil & Criminal TRO)

The California Penal Code 422 PC refers to criminal threats from domestic violence where intentional serious harm is committed through threats or force. Domestic violence in Central County San Diego is treated as criminal threats which may be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor with the California Three Strikes Law coming into effect.

The Penal Code 368 PC refers to elder abuse where the alleged victim is above 65 years old to be inflicted with pain or mental suffering willfully or in a negligent manner.

Overview of Theft Crimes ( Burglary, Petty Theft, Shoplifting, Robbery)

Theft crimes in California Penal Code 487 PC refer to the unlawful taking of property that belongs to another where the property is valued above $950. Theft crimes in Pacific Beach include grand theft where a conviction invokes professional and personal repercussions.

However, grand thefts in California could be relegated to minor charges for first time offenders if the stolen property value is below $950. This could include:

-Shoplifting

-Embezzlement

-Burglary

Penalties for theft crimes include county jail imprisonment and fines.

Overview of Drug Crimes ( Possession, Sales, Distribution, Manufacturing etc)

Drug crimes in Central County San Diego, California include marijuana laws that prevent:

-Cultivation

-Sales

-Possession

-Use

The state offers Proposition 215 that provides for certain exceptions where the possession of marijuana quantity is small to be imposed a small fine. However, heavier penalties are reserved for felony charges convicted in court where heavy quantum of marijuana is trafficked or sold especially to minors. But experienced drug crimes defense lawyers may assist those who are wrongly accused of such charges.

Overview of Sex Crimes ( Prostitution, Sexual Assault, Child Pornography etc)

Soliciting prostitution invokes the California Penal Code 647(b) where engaging in sexual acts with payment is illegal. Solicitation for prostitution refers to a compensation offered for sexual favors.

The prosecution must prove that:

-It is the defendant who requested or initiated solicitation of sexual acts with compensation

-The defendant has an intention to be engaged in sexual acts with a prostitute

-The prostitute received and understood the request and intention to comply

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