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California Criminal Defense Lawyer

Our Main Goal Is To Get Your Charges Dismissed Or Reduced So You Can Get On With Your Life

Dealing with the criminal justice system can be a stressful experience. Having a dedicated, experienced defense attorney on your side can offer you more protection throughout the process.  The criminal defense attorneys at My Rights Law have the expertise and knowledge of the law to uncover ways to mitigate the negative consequences of an arrest. A good defense attorney could make the difference between staying out of jail, keeping your job, incurring less damage to your reputation, or facing harsh punishment.

Our skilled defense attorneys are both skilled and experienced in representing individuals in California who are charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses. We will leave no stone unturned when it comes to fighting for your rights and defending you against whatever charges the prosecutor levels against you.

Don’t ever just plead guilty; there may be defenses in your case that can lead to charges being dropped or lessened. Call us at (888) 702-8882 or leave a message on our secure form for a free, confidential consultation with our knowledgeable defense attorneys.

My Rights Law can help if you were charged with any of the following offenses:

Alcohol Crimes Lawyers

Alcohol crimes can span from driving under the influence (DUI) to underage drinking. While drinking in many circumstances is a legal activity, depending on the nature and circumstances of alcohol use, you may face various alcohol-related charges. My Rights Law’s alcohol crimes lawyers can assist you with legal issues concerning:

  • DUI
  • Public Intoxication Lawyer
  • Open Container
  • Selling Alcohol to Minor
  • Minor In Possession
  • Underage Drinking

Violent Crimes Lawyers

The actions that are considered violent crimes cover a broad range of activities. For example, an assault is regarded as a violent crime. An assault occurs when you attempt to commit a violent injury on another person and can perform that threatened injury. While one of the most common violent crimes, California law includes many other crimes involving violence. Some of these violent crimes include:

  • Battery
  • Criminal Threats
  • Harassment
  • Stalking
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Elder Abuse
  • Animal Cruelty

Sex Crimes Lawyers

Sex crimes involve those crimes involving sexual contact, harm, or other sex-related offenses that the state legislature has deemed to be unlawful. As with all areas of law, the penalties associated with each kind of offense can vary widely based on the nature and severity of the particular crime. Many sex crimes are punished harshly and, if not handled properly, can result in severe and life-altering consequences. Common sex crimes and sex crime-related issues include:

  • Sexual Assault and Battery
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Rape
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Pimping
  • Pandering
  • Prostitution
  • Solicitation
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Voyeurism
  • Sexual Offender Registration
  • Child Molestation

Due to the sensitive and strictly penalized nature of sex crimes, it is crucial that you seek experienced sex crimes representation. My Rights Law’s attorneys have extensive sex crimes experience and success in defending against those claims.

Domestic Violence Lawyers

Domestic violence occurs between two parties, those married or cohabitating and living in the same dwelling. These issues are sensitive and require diligent representation for effective defense. My Rights Law can help you defend against claims of:

  • Domestic Battery
  • Spousal Abuse
  • Corporal Injury to Spouse or Cohabitant

Theft Crimes Lawyers

Theft crimes generally involve the taking of someone else’s property unlawfully. These crimes can be relatively minor or, depending on the circumstances of your charge, can have substantial far-reaching consequences. The consequences can be as minimal as paying a fine to as serious as spending a significant amount of time behind bars. You must take the charges seriously, no matter how small or insignificant you think they are. Common theft crimes include:

  • Petty Theft
  • Grand Theft
  • Robbery
  • Shoplifting
  • Burglary
  • Carjacking
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Larceny
  • Looting

Property Crimes Lawyers

Property crimes can involve interference with someone else’s property or damage to that property. Depending on the severity of the charge, you can face significant monetary penalties or jail time if convicted. My Rights Law attorneys can help you defend against these charges and protect your rights and interests during those proceedings. Common property crimes include:

  • Trespassing
  • Arson
  • Vandalism

Drug Crimes Lawyers

Drug crimes are taken very seriously in California and the rest of the county, no matter how small. Depending on the drug and your activities involved with that drug, you can face substantial fines and jail time. For example, a list of drugs, called a “schedule,” categorizes various drugs and the penalties that might apply if you possess, abuse, or distribute them. The penalties could be severe depending on the specific drug and the prohibited action you have been charged with. My Rights Law criminal defense attorneys can help you defend against charges or assist in your defense involving:

  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Distribution
  • Drug Manufacturing
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Drug Transportation
  • Drug DUIs
  • Marijuana-Related Crimes
  • Cocaine Crimes
  • Meth Crimes
  • Heroin Crimes
  • Drug Paraphernalia
  • Prescription Drug Crimes
  • Drug Diversion

Traffic Violations Lawyers

Traffic violations happen daily. Some are serious offenses, though most are not. However, traffic violations involving potentially serious consequences like reckless driving can have significant adverse effects on your life if not handled properly. My Rights Law can help you navigate traffic violation charges to help prevent or mitigate those penalties. Traffic violation charges include:

  • Reckless Driving
  • Suspended License Lawyers – Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License
  • Driving Without a License
  • Hit And Run Defense Lawyers – Hit and Run
  • Vehicular Assault

Gun Charges Lawyers

Gun charges in California are taken very seriously and, if not given the proper treatment, can result in substantial fines, jail time, and reputational harm. Gun charges can involve the misuse of a firearm, illegal sale, improper possession, and more. My Rights Law gun crimes attorneys can help you with charges involving:

  • Criminal Possession of Firearm
  • Illegal Sale of Firearm
  • Transport of Firearm
  • Stolen Firearm
  • Concealed Weapon
  • Ghost Gun
  • Brandishing a Weapon
  • Public Safety Violations
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Disturbing the Peace

Crimes Against Children Lawyers

Crimes against children can involve different kinds of harm to children. This harm could be active or passive, intentional, or negligent. No matter the kind of harm, the charges associated with crimes against children are harshly punished. When you need experienced representation for crimes against children, My Rights Law attorneys can help. Crimes against children charges can include:

  • Child Abuse
  • Child Endangerment
  • Child Molestation
  • Child Abandonment
  • Statutory Rape

Financial Crimes And White-Collar Crimes Lawyers

Financial and white-collar crimes are those crimes involving money. The charges can involve intentionally depriving someone else of money through a lie or trick, by taking, or through some other improper action to obtain money to which you would otherwise not be entitled. Depending on the type and magnitude of the crime, you can expect to pay back other parties who lost money, pay fines, or spend time in prison or jail. Common financial crimes include:

  • Fraud
  • Blackmail
  • Bribery
  • Extortion
  • Embezzlement
  • Identity Theft
  • Money Laundering
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Mortgage Fraud
  • Securities Fraud
  • Workers’ Compensation Fraud
  • RICO
  • White-Collar Crime
  • Cal Fresh / Food Stamps Fraud
  • Unemployment Insurance Fraud

Crimes Against Justice Lawyers

Crimes against justice are crimes committed to escape or avoid the consequences of a court order, charge, or conviction. Whether intentional or not, if you are charged with one of these crimes, you may face additional penalties on top of charges or convictions you have already received. My Rights Law can help when facing these kinds of charges. Crimes against justice include:

  • Probation Violation
  • Parole Violation
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Evading Arrest
  • Bench Warrant (Failure to Appear, Arrest Warrant)
  • False Police Report
  • Perjury
  • Obstruction Of Justice
  • Contempt Of Court

Inchoate Crimes Lawyers

Inchoate crimes become crimes after taking a step towards another punishable crime, often called preliminary crimes. Consider aiding and abetting as a crime. If you take steps to help another person commit a crime, the steps you took to help them complete the crime are punishable because you were involved. However, if you act to assist but there is no underlying crime, you cannot be charged with the crime. Common inchoate crimes include:

  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Solicitation
  • Accessory After the Fact
  • Aiding And Abetting
  • Attempt

Juvenile Defense Attorneys

Juvenile offenses are those crimes committed by someone under age 18. Generally, these crimes are charged less harshly unless the magnitude or severity of the juvenile’s actions warrants harsher treatment. Even though these charges may appear less severe, the consequences can remain with you for some time, affecting job prospects, housing, or even higher education. My Rights Law attorneys can help you with your juvenile defense issues. Common issues include:

  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Common Juvenile Offenses

Cyber Crimes Lawyers

Cyber crimes have been on the rise since the advent of the Internet. Cyber crimes generally involve using the Internet or some other technology or electronic communication method to commit some prohibited action. Common cyber crimes include:

  • Internet Crimes: Cyber Fraud
  • Cyberbullying
  • Identity Theft
  • Sexting

Public Safety Violation Lawyers

Public Safety Violations are a category of crimes. These are crimes that endanger the public’s wellbeing. Public safety violation crimes are disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and public intoxication. We discuss these offenses in more detail below.

Crimes Against Government Lawyers

Crimes against the government are those that can affect the safety and stability of the country. As a result, these crimes come with steep penalties if convicted. As the penalties for these crimes are harsh, it is vital that you seek experienced crimes against government representation. Common crimes against the government include:

  • Rioting and Inciting Riots
  • Terrorism and Terroristic Threats
  • Espionage
  • Flag Burning
  • Sedition
  • Treason

Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers

Federal crimes are often the same as state crimes but charged under similar laws but at the federal versus state level of government. The state and federal governments can charge for the same crime because they are two separate governing entities. Common California federal crimes include:

  • Tax Evasion
  • Child Pornography
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Crimes Involving the Intent to Distribute
  • Counterfeiting
  • Money Laundering
  • Murder
  • Immigration-Related Offenses
  • Felon In Possession of a Firearm
  • Treason

Restraining Order Lawyers

A restraining order protects one person from physical or verbal threats made by another. A court order sets boundaries and limits on behavior to protect the person being threatened. These orders can protect against actions like:

  • Verbal harassment
  • Threats or acts of violence
  • Stalking
  • Excessive contact via email, text, or phone calls

The court can also require the restricted person to remain a specific distance away from the individual and from specific locations, property, or places of employment and can even require the restricted individual to move out of the residence to comply with the terms of the order.

Pretrial Diversion Program Lawyers

Pretrial diversion programs allow a defendant to go through treatment, classes, payment of restitution, and other court-ordered conditions that ultimately lead to the dismissal of all charges. These programs are typically for first offenders with no criminal background.

In California, there are several different pretrial diversion programs. A first offender’s program covers most misdemeanors called the Misdemeanor Diversion Program. However, there are additional diversion programs for specific crimes, such as drug offenses and bad check offenses. Also, there are diversion programs for those with mental health issues and even one for those in the military.

Expungement Lawyers

California law allows for the expungement or the clearing of your record of many convictions. Once your conviction is expunged, you can also have the arrest and all related documents sealed so that there’s no evidence of an arrest.

Call My Rights Law Today

Look no further than My Rights Law when you need skilled criminal defense representation. Our criminal defense attorneys have the knowledge, skill, and experience to represent you and protect your rights and interests during the proceedings. To learn more or schedule your initial case consultation, call (888) 702-8882 or leave us a message on our secure form.

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