Proven San Diego Lawyer Takes Decisive Action to Challenge Prosecutors’ Claims

Adept California attorney handles many types of criminal defense cases

A criminal conviction can ruin your life and devastate your family. At Coastal Legal Center APC in San Diego, our attorney is dedicated to fighting for the accused and represents clients in the San Diego area and throughout California in criminal defense matters, including DUI, weapons charges and sex offenses. Fighting for clients since 1978, our attorney can identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and uses a team of investigators and criminal experts to build strong and comprehensive defenses. Whether you were arrested for domestic violence, charged with vehicular homicide or want to know if your criminal record can be sealed, our attorney will thoroughly review your case and explain your options.

When can records be sealed or expunged in California?

Getting your record sealed or expunged can make a big difference in moving forward after an arrest or conviction. In California, expungement is available for minor infractions and some serious offenses where no state prison time was served. Records may be sealed for arrests that did not result in a conviction, and some drug cases with sentences to diversion programs. You need a strong advocate during this process, and I will tenaciously seek a positive outcome in your case.

What are the most prosecuted drug crimes?

Drug offenses are aggressively prosecuted in California, and the state often seeks the maximum allowable penalties. Some of the most common drug offenses prosecuted include:

  • Drug possession for sale
  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Cultivation of marijuana

These charges require a vigorous defense, and our attorney will develop a thorough strategy to pursue a favorable resolution to your case.

What are effective defenses to a vehicular manslaughter charge?

Vehicular manslaughter means causing the death of another person by driving a vehicle in a negligent or unlawful manner. A conviction can result in up to six years in prison, so you need a strong and knowledgeable attorney fighting for your interests. The following are examples of defenses that, if successful, could avoid a conviction:

  • You were not negligent and acted reasonably under the circumstances
  • You were not driving the vehicle
  • Your actions were not a substantial cause of the death

Our firm knows how to handle these cases and will look for the best evidence to support a dismissal, reduction in charges or reduced sentence.

What is the difference between misdemeanor and felony domestic violence?

Domestic violence can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies, and prosecutors look at the severity of the injuries, as well as any past criminal history, to determine how to file a particular case. If there are minor or no apparent injuries, the case is typically treated as a misdemeanor. More serious injuries, such as broken bones or severe lacerations, are almost always filed as felonies. Our firm’s attorney understands how serious these cases are and will forcefully challenge any excessive or unjustified prosecution.

Contact an experienced California lawyer today to schedule your free initial consultation

At Coastal Legal Center APC, our attorney understands the challenges criminal defendants face and represents clients in San Diego County, and throughout California, in criminal defense matters. Please call 619-984-5992 or contact our firm online to schedule a free consultation at our San Diego office.