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      DUI
      Narcotic and Drug Cases
      Juvenile Court Matters
      Robbery
      Theft Crimes
      Assault
      Battery
      Forgery
      Embezzlement
      Domestic Violence
      Arson
 
 
 
 DUI
Driving Under The Influence a.k.a. DUI

In California driving with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.08% or higher is illegal.  If you are stopped by a police officer you can be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence).  First, the officer will need to determine whether or not you are under the influence by performing one or more of several field sobriety tests.  The tests can range from a walk and turn test to a more extensive test such as a blood, breath or urine test.  Refusal to perform any of these tests when asked by the officer will most likely result in your immediate arrest and being booked in a county jail for DUI.  A DUI charge and conviction can have dramatic affects on your future.  An attorney experienced in defending people charged with driving under the influence will be able to help keep you out of jail.

 In addition to any of the penalties the courts may impose for a driving under the influence conviction, the Department of Motor Vehicles will take administrative action against an individual’s driver’s license.  These actions can include restrictions, suspensions, and revocations.  The attorneys at the Anthony Crawford & Associates are experienced in representing clients in administrative hearings with the Department of Motor Vehicles, and understand that the protection of a driver’s license is often the most important part of representation in a DUI case.

A DUI offense is considered a misdemeanor charge and can result in jail time, license suspension, and points on your driving record, fines, counseling and probation.  At Anthony Crawford & Associates, we will go to battle for you and are determined to keep you out of jail.  We will look at the facts surrounding your DUI charge and will question the allegations against you.  We will challenge any field sobriety tests administered and will use our education and knowledge of California DUI laws to obtain the best possible outcome for you. 
 
If you are in need of an experienced DUI defense attorney, contact our firm immediately. We will use our over 29 years of experience to aggressively defend the charges against you. We may even be able to have the charges against you lowered or dropped completely.  Contact us today for your free initial consultation (888) 338-1278

 The most common evidence in DUI cases are the breath alcohol test results. Several DUI breath test machines are used by the various Southern California counties. Our experts can challenge the reliability of any of these alcohol breath testing devices.

A blood test is often considered to be the most accurate type of chemical test that can be performed. If this evidence is presented, many times a retest of the blood can be very persuasive.

Calculating BAC - Blood alcohol content, or BAC, is the detectable amount of alcohol in a person's blood stream.  A driver in California, who is over the age of 21, is over the legal limit if the BAC is 0.08% or higher.  A driver with a BAC lower than 0.08% may still be considered under the influence if he or she shows signs of intoxication.

·Field Sobriety Tests / Symptoms of Intoxication -

  • The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test (follow the stimulus with your eyes)
  • The Walk and Turn Test (9 steps each direction, on the line)
  • The One Leg Stand Test (raise one foot for 30 seconds)
  • The Rhomberg test (close eyes, tilt back head and count to 30)
  • The Finger to Nose Test (close eyes, extend arms and touch nose with fingers)
  • The Finger Count test (thumb to finger, 1-2-3-4 and 4-3-2-1)
  • The Hand Pat Test (clapping palm and then backhand)

 Consequences for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs:

*First offense: The Court may order you to serve between 48 hours to 6 months in jail.  It will impose a fine of $390 to $1,000 and order you to complete a 3 or 9 month alcohol/drug treatment program.  The DMV will also impose a 6 or 10 month driver's license suspension depending on treatment program length.

*Second offense: The Court may order you to serve between 96-hours to 1 year, a $390 to $1,000 fine, and completion of an 18 or 30 month alcohol/drug treatment program. The DMV will also impose a 2-year driver's license suspension.

*Third offense: The Court will order you to serve a minimum of 120 days in jail.

*Fourth offense: Can be charged as a felony and carries a possible sentence of 3 years in state prison.

 

       NARCOTIC AND DRUG CASES

Narcotic and Drug Arrest

California leads the nation for arrests of individuals possessing a controlled substance. A controlled substance is defined as illegal drugs that are classified by the government as being dangerous.  According to the California Department of Corrections, of 160,000 prisoners, 20,000 are in jail or prison due to a drug offense. Drug possession typically goes hand in hand with drug sales. Drugs typically found in possession and/or sold on the street are: cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, PCP, heroin, LSD and ecstasy. 

Oftentimes, if drugs are found in your possession you may be charged by law enforcement with drug sales (possession with intent to sell) as well, even if the drugs were for your own personal use.  The differences in the charges that can be brought against you for drug crimes are extreme.  You could be looking at a virtual slap on the wrist or a lifetime behind bars. Penalties for a drug charge are based on the type and amount of drug in your possession, intent to sell, or distribute, your past criminal arrests and the circumstances surrounding your case.  
 
In the unfortunate circumstance that you have become entangled with the law due to a drug possession charge, you should hire a professional and qualified attorney.  The attorneys at Anthony Crawford & Associates are very qualified due to their legal credentials and experience within the courtroom and offer professional, yet aggressive representation. 
 
A lawyer can make all the difference in your drug possession case.  A lawyer will attempt to have the charges against you lowered or dismissed altogether. An experienced lawyer will go to battle to preserve your constitutional rights and do everything possible to keep you out of jail.

Whether this is your first arrest or your fifth conviction, Anthony Crawford & Associates will provide you with an excellent criminal defense for your drug possession case.  Contact our office today to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney (888) 338-1278
 
A drug trafficking offense in California can result in a felony criminal charge. It is an illegal and dangerous undertaking. The definition of drug trafficking is: the trade or dealing of illicit drugs and/or the sale or exchange of drugs.  Heroin, cocaine, marijuana and ecstasy are the most common drugs found in drug trafficking cases.  California takes a no tolerance stance on the fight against drugs.  Drug offenses often lead to more serious crime and cause destruction within communities.

At Anthony Crawford & Associates we have the education, experience and devotion to defend you at any time of the day or night against your drug trafficking charges. Contact our office today so that we may review the facts surrounding your case and establish a working relationship with you to ensure that you receive the best results for your drug trafficking case in California. 


 
      JUVENILE COURT MATTERS

Juvenile Court

Children often make mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes can have devastating results and turn a family upside down. In California, juvenile crime is on the rise with our youth.  Children are being investigated and are arrested daily for all types of criminal behavior.  Some of the crimes committed by today’s youth are theft, vandalism, drug crimes, assault, battery, robbery, drug crimes, attempted murder and homicide.  In some cases your child may become wrongly accused, or he or she may have been at the wrong place at the wrong time.  Regardless of the charges, it is important that you hire immediate legal representation for your son or daughter.

At Anthony Crawford & Associates our attorneys believe that minors deserve a second chance.  We will investigate the charges against your child and we will make every attempt to have the charges reduced or dismissed completely.  In the unfortunate event that your child’s case goes before a judge, we will ask for counseling or a rehabilitation program instead of incarceration.

A juvenile record can affect your child’s future and ruin his or her chances at employment and getting into a college of their choice. In some juvenile cases, children can be tried as an adult and sentenced to prison.  By hiring an attorney you can give your child a fighting chance. The attorneys at Crawford & Stage have your child’s best interests in mind and will protect your child and your child’s rights to provide a winning outcome for his or her juvenile crimes case.

Our lawyers understand that this can be a very difficult time for you and your family. By hiring a lawyer you will be providing the best opportunity for a favorable outcome for your son or daughter’s juvenile case.  At Anthony Crawford & Associates we compassionately represent our young clients.  We will aggressively defend your child as if they were our own.  Our attorneys will provide your child with caring personal attention, and will look to achieve the best outcome for your case.  Contact us today for your free initial consultation (888) 338-1278

 

      ROBBERY

Robbery Arrest

Robbery is the illegal taking of property from someone else’s personal possession by using violence or intimidation. Robbery is categorized as either aggravated robbery, armed robbery, or simple robbery.  Robbery is divided by first degree robbery or second degree robbery. First degree robbery is any robbery that takes place in an inhabited dwelling, vessel or trailer and/or used against the operator of a vehicle; it also refers to an ATM robbery or a carjacking. Second degree robbery refers to all other types of robbery.  A robbery charge is typically a felony offense and carries various penalties which may include:

  • 2 to 10 year prison sentence
  • Severe fines
  • Restitution to the victim
  • Probation
  • Counseling
  • “Strike” on criminal record
  • Lifetime driver’s license revocation

A robbery conviction could also affect your future employment opportunities, right to vote and overall reputation within your community.  In addition, if you are convicted of robbery in the state of California, you will lose your rights to purchase or have in your possession any type of firearm.  Protect yourself and your future by hiring an aggressive criminal defense attorney immediately.  At Anthony Crawford & Associates our attorneys have the qualifications and perseverance to uphold your rights and protect your freedom.

It is important that you hire an attorney immediately so that he or she may begin investigating the facts of your case and the charges against you.  It is important to begin right away so your attorney can obtain statements, interview witnesses and preserve any evidence.  Contact us today for your free initial consultation (888) 338-1278

 

     THEFT CRIMES 

Theft Arrest

 A theft crime is the unlawful taking and removing of another’s personal property with the intent of depriving him or her of it.  It is also referred to as stealing and can consist of the following charges: larceny, burglary, embezzlement, identity theft and shoplifting.  There are two types of theft: petty theft and grand theft.  Petty theft is the lesser of the two and often results in a misdemeanor charge.  Grand theft is the more severe of the two and can result in a felony charge.   If convicted, you will be looking at a minimum of 6 months in jail, fines and probation.  At Anthony Crawford & Associates we defend all types of theft crimes charges.    
 
At Anthony Crawford & Assocaites, our attorneys have over 40 years of combined knowledge of criminal law.  If you or someone you are in need of a theft crimes lawyer, contact us today.  We will look over the charges against you, determine a plan and will begin the steps necessary in insuring a proper defense for your case.  We pride ourselves in providing our clients with compassionate and caring representation.  Contact us today for your free initial consultation (888) 338-1278

 

     ASSAULT

Assault Arrest

Assault is defined as: the threat or attempt of force or battery on another that causes the victim to have a reasonable apprehension of imminent harm.  In criminal law, assault is defined as an attempt to commit battery, requiring the specific intent to cause physical injury.  If you are currently being investigated for or have been charged with the crime of assault it would be in your best interest to hire a qualified attorney immediately.  An assault charge is extremely serious and can result in the immediate loss of your freedom. 
 
Assault is considered a violent crime in California.  Being accused of assault can result in either a misdemeanor or a felony charge.  Either charge will result in potential jail time, fines, and restitution to the victim, counseling, probation or parole and a mark on your criminal record for life.  It can also result in the loss of your rights to own a firearm, loss of employment, lifetime revocation of your driver’s license and a damaged reputation.

At Anthony Crawford & Assocaites, we are attorneys who have handled assault cases with excellent results.  We will investigate all aspects of the charges against you.  We have the experience, knowledge and skills needed to provide you with an excellent defense strategy for your criminal defense case.  Our attorneys are committed to standing up for your constitutional rights in a court of law and will help to obtain the freedom you deserve.  Contact us today for your free initial consultation (888) 338-1278

 

       BATTERY

Battery Arrest

Are you being charged with battery?  Battery is the use of force against another, resulting in unwanted harmful or offensive contact.  Battery can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor in California.  A battery conviction can result in severe penalties and your freedom being taken away.  Retaining the services of a knowledgeable attorney will be to your benefit if you have been charged with the crime of battery.  A knowledgeable attorney will challenge the charges against you and will look to provide you with winning results for your case.  It is very important to hire an attorney right away to protect your future. 
 
A battery conviction is very serious.  If you are in need of a lawyer it is important that you contact our office today (888) 338-1278. Our lawyers will review the facts of your case with you and can answer any questions that you may have regarding the charges you’re facing.  We want to make sure that you understand the facts surrounding your case and will make every effort to achieve the outcome that you want and deserve. 

 

       FORGERY

Forgery Arrest

If you have been charged with or arrested for the crime of forgery, it is important that you remain silent and contact an experienced attorney immediately.  Forgery is the illegal act of signing a document without the rightful owner’s approval or consent.  This also includes altering a valid document or creating a fake document.  A document can be any type of legal paper, although the most common items forged are checks.  Forgery is a form of identity theft and is considered a white collar crime in the State of California. 
 
Being charged with forgery is either a misdemeanor or felony offense depending on the circumstances.  A conviction is punishable in California by jail time, fines and probation.  A forgery conviction will also result in a permanent mark on your criminal record.  Forgery is a theft crime and often goes hand in hand with the crime of fraud and counterfeiting money.  Contact our office today (888) 338-1278 for a free consultation.

 

      EMBEZZLEMENT

Embezzlement Arrest

The crime of embezzlement is the fraudulent taking of personal property or money with which one has been entrusted.  It commonly takes place in a workplace setting and is typically a crime committed someone that holds a powerful position within a company or organization.  Embezzlement is considered a white collar crime in the state of California and can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony offense.  In order to be charged with the crime of embezzlement, proof must be shown that the property or money embezzled was not your original property.  Embezzlement can also be considered fraud.  If convicted of embezzlement, depending on the seriousness of the crime, you may be facing a sentence including jail or prison time, monetary fines, restitution, probation, community service and/or house arrest.  
 
If you have been charged with embezzlement, you should hire the services of an attorney immediately.  Our attorneys will use their skill and knowledge of California law to aggressively defend you.  We will do our best to keep you out of jail.  Contact our office today (888) 338-1278 to review your embezzlement case with a skilled white collar crimes attorney, and let us determine the best course of action to take for your white collar crimes case. 

 

      DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic Violence Arrest

Abusing one's spouse, intimate partner, grandparents or child physically or emotionally can result in charges of domestic violence being filed.  The definition of domestic violence is the use of physical force, usually accompanied by fury, extreme anger or outrage.  Domestic violence involves physical force unlawfully exercised with the intent to harm a spouse, loved one or cohabitant both mentally and physically.  Domestic violence is a serious crime in California, and the damage caused to another individual both physically and mentally can have emotionally devastating results.  
 
If you are currently being investigated for, or have been accused of domestic violence, it is in your best interest to retain the services of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.  Contact our office today (888) 338-1278 for a free consultation.  It is important because a criminal defense attorney will strengthen your case by using his or her experience, skill, education and superior knowledge of California criminal law when defending your case in the California courts. 
 
Domestic violence can include sexual abuse, intimidation, threats or deprivation of daily human activities and rights.  If you are convicted of domestic violence you will face jail time, restitution, fines, probation, counseling and a mark on your criminal record for life.  You can also lose your rights to employment within government agencies and elsewhere, carry a handgun and many other rights that benefit most citizens. 

 

 

      ARSON

Arson Arrest

 

 

 

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