Santa Barbara DUI
& Criminal Defense Attorney
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges result when an individual is suspected by the police of having driven a vehicle with too much alcohol and/or drugs in his or her system.
Being accused of selling drugs or possessing drugs for sale can lead to drastic consequences, including fines, jail time & possibly a permanent criminal record.
Theft Charges come in many forms (for example, Petty, Grand, Auto, Embezzlement). When charged with a theft crime, the consequences can be lifelong.
An assault or a battery charge can vary widely in possible consequences, some of which are severe, like a strike under the Three Strikes Law and prison time.
There are a variety of ways through which you may be able to reduce the negative effects of many criminal convictions, arrests, and juvenile adjudications. It is essential to have an experienced lawyer take a look at all of your options to determine all that is available and which may be best for you. Read the class action lawsuit Mr. Makler won against the CHP about record clearing here. (Hyperlink to Schmidt v CHP)
If convicted of domestic violence, you may face incarceration, probation, batterer’s treatment classes, fines, restitution, and a permanent criminal record. If you are not a United States citizen, it could result in deportation, exclusion and/or denial of naturalization.
California prohibits being so intoxicated on alcohol and/or drugs in a public place, that you can’t care for yourself or others, or if you are obstructing a street or sidewalk. This charge and it’s impact is widely misunderstood.