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The Law Office of Thomas P Matthews has over 25 years of experience in defending those accused of types of crimes in. As one of the top Vista criminal defense lawyers, Mr Matthews gotten 1000s of dismissals for his clients all over San Diego County courts. Please learn more about different type of law and then contact us to speak with us today. We answer calls 24 hours. Our consultation is also FREE and we have offices all over San Diego county cities including Vista
Drunk Driving Defense Overview
Aggravating facts could impose heavier DUI penalties according to the California DUI Penal Code. These include:
- BAC of 0.08% or higher
- Reckless driving at speeds above permitted limits
- Accidents with serious injuries on victims
Driving with children below 14 years old in a reckless manner or under the influence of alcohol could invoke the penalties specified in Penal Code 273a on Child Endangerment
The California Vehicle Code 23578 clearly states DUI punishments with convictions if Vehicle Code 23152 or 23153 is violated where alcohol concentration is above permitted levels.
Overview of Domestic Violence & Battery( Assault, Restraining Order, Abuse, Corpora Injury Etc.
Domestic violence in Vista, California invokes the state Penal Code 243(e)(1) PC where battery of relatives or roommates regardless of severity of injuries. Moreover, the state domestic battery law of Penal Code 243(e)(1) PC is directed to protect:
- Person in dating relationship
- Parent of defendant’s child
Any force or violence used in domestic battery or spousal battery could invoke the California Penal Code 273.5 PC to inflict heavy penalties on defendants.
Overview Sex Crimes(Rape, Prostitution Solicitation, Child Pornography, Teen Sexting, Molestation)
The Vista California Penal Code 288a states sex crime of oral copulation as a felony where force or fear is used in victims. Most of oral copulation crimes are forced upon the victim without consent to prevent retaliation.
The Penal Code 288a PC charges the offender for:
- Using force or threat in securing oral copulation with an intoxicated person who could not resist
- Procuring oral copulation with an unconscious person
- Executing oral copulation with a mentally deranged individual
Overview Of Theft Crimes (Petty Theft, Shoplifting, Robbery, Burglary, Auto Theft etc)
The California Penal Code 496 refers to stolen property crimes which bring about heavy penalties on those who buy, sell, receive, withhold or conceal stolen property or its information from the rightful parties or authorities.
Stolen property through grand theft, petty theft, embezzlement or extortion would invoke heavy punishments. Examples of theft crimes include:
- Accomplice in robbery
- Selling of stolen goods
- Driving stolen vehicles
California petty thefts fall under the Penal Code 496 for misdemeanors or felonies with appropriate penalties.
Overview of Drug Crimes( Possession, Trafficking, Sales, Manufacturing)
California drug crimes in Vista fall under the Health & Safety Code 11351. It is a felony offense to possess illegal drugs to be sold for profits. Such crimes are deemed to be serious in nature with no option for a more lenient charge as in Proposition 36 or PC 1000.
Factors of assessment on the severity of the crime include:
- Drug quantity
- Packaging format
- Accompanying weapons
- Quantum of cash
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