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Defense Law Office Aggressively Representing Your For Restraining Order, Vandalism, DUI, Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence, Rape, Temporary Restraining Order, Petty Theft Crimes/Shoplifting, Burglary, Drug Crime.

Thomas P. Matthews is an aggressive and experienced criminal defense lawyer who can help you with all types of criminal defense issues.

DUI Overview

The California state Vehicle Code 23540 refers to explicit DUI punishments on second DUI offenses. A convicted person violating Vehicle Code 23152 with the offense occurring within a 10-year period could be punished by:

  • Imprisonment of between 90 days and one year in the county jail
  • Fine between $390 and $1,000
  • License suspension

The offender could also be subject to the state’s Vehicle Code 23542 where probation could be imposed on the convicted offender where a participation in a DUI program is deemed necessary.

Domestic Violence (Restraining Order)

Child abuse is taken very seriously as domestic violence under the Penal Code 273d PC on where it is a crime to subject a child to corporal punishment or injury. By law, parents are permitted to spank a child in reasonable latitude but not to the extent of inflicting cruelty or injury.

For adult victims of domestic violence, California Penal Code 243(e)(1) PC refers domestic battery to be a harmful act of will that is unlawful on:

  • Spouse
  • Co-habitant
  • Fiancé(e)
  • Individuals in a dating relationship

Theft Crimes ( Petty Theft, Shoplifting, Burglary, Robbery etc)

Grand theft crimes in Spring Valley fall under California Penal Code 487 where stealing property valued above $950 could be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor. The specific charge would depend on the surrounding circumstances.

A grand theft crime could involve the stealing a firearm regardless of its value or an automobile. This is deemed a felony if the stolen merchandize is valued above $950; otherwise, it is charged as a misdemeanor. Burglaries are subject to the 3-strikes law in California.

Drug Crimes( Possession, Sales, Trafficking)

Manufacturing illegal drugs and narcotics is deemed as a dangerous act that is parked under California Health & Safety Code 11379.6 HS drug crimes law where a court conviction could lead to a felony charge. Offenders would be tried and found guilty of:

  • Manufacturing
  • Producing
  • Compounding
  • Processing

Controlled substances listed by the law. It is illegal for offenders to:

  • Operate a meth lab for the purpose of production
  • Compressing marijuana resin into hashish

Sex Crimes Law( Rape, Sexual Assault, Prostitution)

The state Penal Code 261.5 PC commits statutory rape as a sexual intercourse with an underage individual known as unlawful sex with a minor. It does not matter if the sexual act was consensual to be charged under statutory rape.

Statutory rape could be deemed a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the surrounding circumstances. However, certain factors are taken into consideration by the court before imposing judgment such as ages of defendant and victim.

Contact Our Spring Valley Criminal Law Firm For Help Now!

Thomas P. Matthews law office is available 24 hours to assist you with your case. (619) 236-3400.

Liberty Lawyers

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(619) 383-2931