Aiding and Abetting

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At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, we provide a vigorous defense for those accused of assisting in a criminal act. Being an accessory to a crime, otherwise known as aiding…

Appeals, Writs and Habeas Corpus Petitions

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Appeals When you have been convicted of a crime and felt that justice was not served, the skilled attorneys at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, are dedicated to protecting your…

Arson

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Under California’s arson laws, Penal Code § 451 and 452, it is a crime if an individual willfully and maliciously sets fire to or burns or causes to be burned…

Assault

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Under California’s assault law, Penal Code § 240, an assault is an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another. Simple…

Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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Under California’s assault law, Penal Code § 245(a)(1), any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm or…

Bribery

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What is Bribery? Bribery is the act of offering goods, services, money or property in exchange for influence over an employee or government or public official. While you may not…

Burglary

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What is Burglary? If you have entered any structure unlawfully, whether a home, a business or any other structure with the intention to commit a crime, it is considered burglary,…

Child Abuse and Endangerment

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California Penal Code § 273d(a) about child abuse states that any person who willfully inflicts upon a child any cruel or inhuman corporal punishment or an injury resulting in a…

Child Crimes

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California’s child pornography laws are listed as Penal Code § 311.1, 311.2, 311.3, 311.4, 311.10, and 311.11. The child pornography laws make it a crime to knowingly send, transport, produce,…

Commercial Burglary

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What is Commercial Burglary? (See Also Burglary) In California, residential burglary and commercial burglary are two separate offenses. When an individual enters a commercial business and intends to commit petty…

Complex Federal Charges

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What are Complex Federal Charges? When you have been accused of or charged with Federal crimes such as embezzlement, credit/debit card fraud, money laundering, forgery, tax evasion, pyramid schemes, or…

Computer Crime

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What is Computer Crime? Any computer crime from hacking, e-mail interception, internet fraud, software infringement, and child pornography is serious. If you have been accused of or charged with a…

Conspiracy

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Under California’s conspiracy law, Penal Code § 182, if two or more persons conspire to: commit any crime; falsely and maliciously to indict another for any crime, or to procure…

Credit Card Fraud

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What is Credit (Debit) Card Fraud? Depending upon how you have illegally used a debit or credit card, you could be facing criminal charges of money laundering, wire fraud, conspiracy…

Criminal Threats

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According to California Penal Code § 422, any person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person, with the…

Disorderly Conduct

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There are several activities that fall in to this category of the law. At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, our San Francisco criminal defense lawyers work tirelessly to defend your…

Domestic Violence Defense

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Domestic Violence Under California’s domestic violence law, Penal Code § 243(e)(1), domestic battery is any willful and unlawful touching that is harmful or offensive, committed against a spouse, a person…

Drug Crimes

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You may have been accused of cultivating drugs, distributing or selling them as part of a drug ring, or possession of marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine or other substances. Drug crimes are…

Drug Cultivation

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Drug cultivation or manufacturing includes anything related to preparing, harvesting, growing or any type of creation of a controlled substance. This may include methamphetamine labs and marijuana houses or any…

Drug Distribution

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What is Drug Distribution or Trafficking? Drug trafficking expands to several areas, which may include cultivation, manufacturing, distribution and sales of illegal drugs. From huge drug cartels to middlemen and…

Drug Possession

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What is Drug Possession? You do not have to be using or selling illegal drugs in order to be charged with drug possession; in fact, they don't even have to…

DUI

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Driving Under the Influence Charges of DUI are serious; in fact, driving under the influence is a criminal offense. At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, we know how seriously a…

Elder Abuse

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Under California’s elder abuse statute, Penal Code § 368(b)(1), any person who knows or reasonably should know that a person is an elder or dependent adult and who, under circumstances…

Embezzlement

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What is Embezzlement? Embezzlement is a serious fraud crime in the state of California. Many times, employees may use company money for their own personal gain. It could be that…

Enhancement for Great Bodily Injury

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Great bodily injury, according to California Criminal Jury Instructions on Enhancements and Sentencing Factors § 3160, means significant or substantial physical injury. Great bodily injury is an injury that is…

Expungement

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Expungement: We can help you clear your criminal record You want your criminal record cleared, but you do not know how to go about it. That is exactly why you…

Extortion

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What is Extortion? Extortion is also commonly called "Blackmail"; if you have threatened someone that you will expose information that they want kept confidential unless they give you money, it…

Extradition

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What is Extradition? Any individual who has been arrested or charged with a crime that was committed in a state outside of the state in which they live and transferred…

Felony Assault

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Under California’s assault law, Penal Code § 240, an assault is an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another. The…

Felony Domestic Violence

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Under California’s domestic violence law, Penal Code § 243(e)(1), domestic battery is any willful and unlawful touching that is harmful or offensive, committed against a spouse, a person with whom…

Firearm Crimes

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What is a Firearm crime? Drug and sex crimes, assault, burglary and robbery are crimes that often involve guns or other firearms. If you are consvicted of committing such a…

Forgery

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What is Forgery? Many things are considered forgery, including counterfeiting, forgery of real estate transactions or wills, altering contracts, falsifying documents, fraudulent bank statements and even writing a bad check.…

Fraud

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Fraud is the intentional deception, made for personal gain, or to damage another individual. Fraud is a crime and a violation of civil law. frauding people, for money or valuables…

Gang Crimes

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What is a Gang Crime? Frequently, teens and young adults become involved in gangs. Some of the most common offenses that involve gang members include assault and battery, robbery, burglary,…

Gang Enhancement

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What is Gang Enhancement? In California, the gang enhancement law subjects those who are arrested for other offenses to mandatory prison time above and beyond what they would serve for…

Heroin, Cocaine & Ecstasy Manufacturing

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What is Heroin, Cocaine & Ecstasy Manufacturing? Have you been arrested for manufacturing heroin, cocaine, ecstasy or other illegal substances? At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC our drug crimes defense…

Identity Theft

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What is Identity Theft? Identity theft is now the fastest growing fraud crime in the state of California. When an individual has used someone else's date of birth, name, social…

Indecent Exposure

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What is Indecent Exposure? Indecent exposure laws in most states makes it a crime to purposefully display one's genitals in public, causing others to be alarmed or offended. Indecent exposure…

Insurance Fraud

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What is Insurance Fraud? Insurance fraud can work two ways. You may be an agent who has been accused of defrauding policyholders, or you may be a policyholder charged with…

Internet Fraud

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What is Internet fraud? Have you been arrested for phishing, auction fraud, identity theft, spoofing or other crimes on the internet? At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC our internet fraud…

Juvenile Law

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What is Juvenile law? Juvenile law applies to individuals who are under 18 years old, and who have been accused of crimes such as drug possession, assault and battery, car…

Kidnapping

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What is Kidnapping? Kidnapping involves taking someone against their will from one location to another, or confining them to a controlled space. An experienced San Francisco kidnapping defense lawyer may…

Licensing

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What is Licensing? Whether you are a doctor, dentist, insurance agent or a licensed taxi driver, your career could be at stake if you are not represented by a lawyer…

Methamphetamine Manufacturing

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What is Methamphetamine (or Drug) Manufacturing? You are putting yourself and others in a dangerous situation by manufacturing methamphetamine. "Cooking Meth" creates dangerous fumes, and the potential for an explosion…

Money Laundering

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What is Money Laundering? Money laundering is a highly complex crime that involves targeting assets that may allegedly be earned from mail or wire fraud, embezzlement, drug deals or other…

Murder

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What is Murder? There are many types of murder charges that may be leveled against an individual. Premeditated, accidental, murder in self-defense, conspiracy to murder, first and second degree -…

Perjury

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What is Perjury? Perjury is typically thought of as lying under sworn oath, but can also be related to signing documents that you know offer false information. When you are…

Post Conviction Remedy

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What is Post Conviction Remedy? When you have been convicted of a crime, in some cases it is possible to lessen the penalty by asking for a post conviction remedy…

Prostitution

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What is Prostitution? There are several areas related to prostitution, including solicitation of prostitution and pandering. Whether you were actually providing the services (engaging in sexual acts for pay), or…

Pyramid Scheme

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What is a Pyramid Scheme? Also known as multi-level marketing schemes, pyramid schemes involve taking money from others and having those new members recruit members of their own, and on…

Regulatory Crimes

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What are Regulatory Crimes? When you are accused of regulatory crimes and have proceedings brought against you by certain agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, you need a dedicated…

Residential Burglary

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What is Residential Burglary? Residential burglary is also commonly known as "breaking and entering," and is considered first degree in the state of California. When you enter a residence with…

Restraining Order

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What is a Restraining Order? Restraining orders typically are issued when you are guilty of harassing, annoying or stalking someone. It may be that you have been restrained from contacting…

RICO

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What is RICO? RICO, or the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act was established in 1970 to reduce organized crime during that time period. This act is used to penalize…

Robbery

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What is Robbery? When you attempt to take property by force or threat of force from the immediate possession of another person, you are committing the crime of robbery. You…

Securities Fraud

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What is Securities Fraud? Securities fraud can be committed in various ways, and is typically governed by both state and federal law. Whether you have placed a client's funds in…

Sexual Offenses

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What is a Sexual Offense? If you have been accused of rape, sexual assault, child molestation or other lewd conduct, it is imperative that you consult with a reputable San…

Stalking

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What is Stalking? While it may seem simple to many, stalking can involve more than simply threatening or harassing someone to the point that they fear for their safety. Stalking…

Tax Evasion

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What is Tax Evasion? Failure to file tax returns on time or providing false information regarding your income are two reasons that the IRS may come after you. When this…

Telemarketing Fraud

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What is Telemarketing Fraud? Telemarketing fraud is a criminal offense that will impact your future if you are convicted. You may have become involved in credit card repair or loan…

Theft

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What is Theft? Theft or Larceny is a crime such as shoplifting, stealing a car, or other property of substantial value. If you have been accused of theft, no matter…

Vehicular Manslaughter or Murder

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What is Vehicular Manslaughter or Murder? An individual may be charged with vehicular manslaughter when he/she causes the death of someone while driving a motor vehicle, such as a car,…

Violent Crimes

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What is a Violent Crime? Violent crimes and weapons offenses frequently bring severe penalties if you are convicted of the offense. At Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC, our San Francisco…

White Collar Crime

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What is White Collar Crime? Frequently, professionals who have built a stable and profitable business get accused of white collar crimes. When this happens, your reputation as a respected business…

Wire Fraud

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What is Wire Fraud? When someone transmits signals, sounds, pictures or any type of communication through interstate wires, radios and other devices to commit a scheme that defrauds someone of…