Sunday, November 15, 2015

Prostitution Defense 909.913.3138 Free Consultations

California Prostitution Attorneys

Serving Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange, & San Bernardino Counties

All California prostitution crimes, including Pimping, Pandering, Prostitution, Keeping a House of Prostitution, Loitering for the Purpose of Prostitution, Prostituting Wife, Prostituting a Minor, and More!

All California penal code crimes, including PC 647(b), PC 315, PC 653.22(a), PC 266i, PC 266h, PC 266g, and more!!

We will review your prostitution case and find the best possible defenses. We are experienced in prostitution cases and very aggressive. We have a winning and provable trial record. Our office offers private consultations and all information is confidential at all times. 

Free consultations, 100% criminal defense attorneys and criminal defense trial attorneys. 

909.913.3138 Call today!!! To learn more about prostitution defense in California please visit ProstitutionDefenseAttorney.com Thank you. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Driving on a suspended license 14601 Law & Defense

California Vehicle Code 14601(a), 14601.1(a), & 14601.2
The laws on the crimes of driving while license is suspended are found at California Vehicle Code sections 14601-14601.5.
By far the two most common driving with a suspended license crimes are found at VC 14601.1(a), and VC 14601.2(a), which is driving on a suspended license while that license is suspended due to a DUI conviction.
Because VC 14601.1 and 14601.2 are the most common driving on a suspended license crimes charged in California this article is dedicated to the law and defense on those two criminal vehicles code charges.
For more information on other driving with a suspended license criminal charges contact one of our qualified criminal defense attorneys today for a free consultation. 909.913.3138.
Vehicle Code 14601.1(a) driving while license suspended:  
VC 14601(a) & 14601.1(a) are virtually the same criminal charge. It is charged where the district attorney can prove that the defendant drove a motor vehicle while his or her driving privilege was suspended or revoked, and, when the defendant drove a vehicle he or she knew that their driving privilege was suspended or revoked.
It must be proved by the prosecutor that the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) mailed a notice to the defendant informing him or her that his or her driving privilege was suspended or revoked and that notice was not returned to the DMV for wrong address.
If the defendant can show that he or she changed his or her address but that the notice was sent to the defendant's prior address that may serve as a defense to a VC 14601(a) or 14601.1(a) charge.
If the district attorney can prove that the DMV sent a notice to the defendant informing the defendant that his or her driving privilege had been suspended or revoked then the jury may presume that the defendant had notice of his suspension or revocation; however, the jury does not have to follow this presumption.
Note: a motor vehicle for purposes of VC 14601(a) and 14601.1(a) criminal charges may include a car, truck, commercial vehicle, motor cycle, scooter, bus, tractor, or motor home. 
Punishment for driving on a suspended license:
Driving on a suspended license charged as VC 14601(a) or 14601.1(a) is classified as a misdemeanor. If found guilty of driving on a suspended license the defendant may face up to 180 days in jail. For defendant's who have previously suffered a conviction for driving on a suspended license he or she may face up to one year in the county jail.
Actual jail time is rare, even for repeat offenders of VC 14601(a) or 14601.1(a) convictions; however, for convictions of driving while license is suspended, whether by plea agreement or by jury, it is very common to be sentenced to work release or electronic monitoring. This is in addition to fines and harsh probation terms that the defendant may suffer for any VC 14601 conviction.
In addition to any work release/electronic monitoring and fines that the defendant may suffer if convicted of driving with a suspended license under VC 14601(a) or VC 14601.1(a) the defendant may also suffer U.S. immigration consequences (for immigrants), loss or revocation of professional license, increased insurance rates, probation terms, and increase in punishment for future violations.
Common defenses to a criminal charge of driving while license is suspended under VC 14601(a) or 14601.1(a) include insufficiency of the evidence to prove the defendant knew he or she was driving with knowledge that his or her license was suspended or revoked, insufficient evidence to prove the defendant was actually driving a vehicle, necessity, statue of limitations, jury nullification, or jurisdiction defenses.
Most driving with a suspended or revoked license charges are negotiated to a lesser included offense or negotiated to reduce the punishment that is usually associated with VC 14601(a) or 14601.1(a).
In most cases VC 14601(a) and 14601.1(a) cases a criminal defense attorney familiar with traffic court and misdemeanor crimes can handle the criminal case without the defendant needing to appear in court with the attorney. 
Punishment for VC 14601.2 driving on a suspended license with a prior conviction for DUI:
Driving on a suspended license, when that license was suspended due to a DUI conviction, will generally lead to a criminal charge of VC 14601.2(a) or 14601.2(b). 
Usually, it does not matter why the defendant's driving privilege is suspended or revoked and when a defendant is caught driving on a suspended or revoked license he or she is charged with a violation of California vehicle code section 14601(a) or 14601.1(a) (See above); however, when the license is suspended or revoked because the driver was convicted of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) the criminal charge is filed as a violation of VC 14601.2(a) or 14601.2(b).
To prove that the defendant is guilty of driving while license is suspended due to a prior DUI conviction the prosecutor will have to prove everything listed in the section underpunishments for VC 14601(a) or 14601.1(a) plus prove that the defendant suffered the DUI conviction within the last ten (10) years. 
If found guilty of driving while license is suspended under VC 14601.2(a) or VC 14601.2(b) the defendant may face up to one year in the county jail. VC 14601.2 is also classified as a misdemeanor but the penalties are generally harsher than the penalties associated with a driving with a suspended license but without a prior DUI conviction.
The same defenses, same plea negotiations, and same consequences apply to both VC 14601.1 and VC 14601.2 criminal charges, with the exception that VC 14601.2 charges (w/DUI conviction) generally carry harsher penalties because the offers from the prosecutors are generally less attractive at the outset.
If you or a loved one has been cited or charged with driving while your license is suspended or revoked contact criminal defense attorney Christopher Dorado today for free consultation. Attorney Dorado has successfully negotiated all VC 14601(a), 14601.1(a), 14601.2(a), and 14601.2(b) criminal charges, including dismissal of these traffic offenses.
There is no charge to speak with one our qualified criminal defense attorneys and our criminal defense lawyers dedicate 100% of their practice to criminal defense.
Call today!! 909.913.3138

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Felony DUI Law & Defense in California VC 23153 & 191.5 Criminal Defense Attorney

California VC 23153(a), 23153(b), 23153(d), 23153(e), and PC 191.5 Felony DUI in California

The law office of Christopher Dorado is dedicated to defending those accused of felony DUI in California. Our office has successfully defended hundreds of DUI cases and our lawyers are available 24/7 to answer all of your DUI questions.

A felony DUI filed under VC 23153(a), 23153(b) (the most common felony DUIs) are filed where an injury is caused by DUI to another person besides the defendant. If found guilty the defendant may face up to three years in prison and an additional year for each victim injured beyond the first victim. In cases of severe injury caused by DUI there may additional and enhanced penalties up to six year (in addition to the three year prison penalty). These enhancements are filed under PC 12022.7.

There are many defenses that may apply to DUI w/injury charges, including an attack of the scientific evidence, police procedure, and insufficient evidence. To learn much more about DUI criminal charges, and DUI with injury charges filed under VC 23153(a), 23153(b), 23153(d), 23153(e), or PC 191.5 (vehicular manslaughter) please visit our DUI w/injury page or felony DUI today.

There is no charge to speak with one our qualified DUI criminal defense attorney today. Call today 909.913.3138

Monday, October 5, 2015

Illegal gambling laws in California by Criminal Defense Attorney

California Penal Code Sections 330 & 337 PC
Illegal Gambling & Gaming crimes are found at California Penal Code Sections 330-337. There is a wide variety of crimes that may be considered illegal gambling or gaming, including permitting a poker game for money in your home, engaging in a home card game (or game of chance) for money, illegal lotteries, bookmaking, illegal fund raising with games of chance, doping horses used for legal racing, bribing players or judges in sporting events, and even accepting a wager can all be considered illegal gambling or gaming under PC 330-337.
Permits the most popular gambling or gaming charge is found at PC 337a, Pool selling, bookmaking, or wagering. In order for the District Attorney to prove that the defendant is guilty of this charge he must prove that:
1) The defendant received, or held, money, or something of value,
AND
2) The defendant knew that is was given to him as a bet.
A "bet" is an agreement between two or more people that if an uncertain future event happens, the loser will pay something of value (usually money) to the winner. If the agreement is made on the outcome of a sporting event it is not necessary that the sporting event actually take place. The crime is complete upon the act of wagering or betting.
Of course, different gambling and gaming charges will require different elements which must be proved by the District Attorney. For example, PC 337a(a)(2) Keeping a place for recording bets will require elements that are different than the elements needed to prove 337f(a) Dope a race horse.
Most gambling and gaming charges can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony in California. For most misdemeanor convictions of illegal gambling or gaming the defendant could face up to year in county jail. For all felony convictions of illegal gambling or gaming the defendant could face up to three years in prison.
Whether or not the District Attorney charges misdemeanor or felony gambling or gaming charges depends on many factors, such as the amount of money and sophistication involved in the gambling or gaming, the criminal history of the defendant, and more.
In many cases, it may be possible to have the illegal gambling or gaming  charges dismissed. In other cases, it may be possible to have the illegal gambling or gaming charges reduced to lesser offenses so as to avoid the harsh penalties associated with illegal gambling or gaming.
In addition to any possible jail/prison sentence, possible consequences of a conviction for illegal gambling or gaming include possible probation, U.S. immigration consequences (for non-U.S. citizens only), professional license or occupational permit restrictions, denials, or revocations, monetary fines, stay-away orders (orders to stay away from certain persons or places), and more.
If you have been charged with illegal gambling or gaming under PC 330-337, contact criminal defense attorney Christopher Dorado today.
Criminal defense attorney Christopher Dorado will patiently review your charges, competently and aggressively represent you through the stressful and complicated criminal court procedures, and advise and apprise you of your rights, defenses, and options. There is no fee for initial consultations.
Call today! 909.913.3138

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Entrapment as a defense to crime in California 909.913.3138 Free Consultations

California Entrapment Law & Defense
To entrap another person means to induce another person to commit a crime that they would not ordinarily be inclined to commit.
Entrapment by police is a defense to many California crimes. If the defendant is found to have been entrapped by the police a criminal defense attorney may have his or her client acquitted of the criminal charges. 
Entrapment occurs when law enforcement overreaches in their efforts to catch criminals. For example, if law enforcement places scantily clad undercover officers posing as prostitutes on a street corner  and the prostitutes (undercover officers) flag down an unsuspecting passerby for the purpose of catching defendants who are lured in to propositioning the undercover officers this could amount to entrapment if the unsuspecting passerby is not ordinarily predisposed to picking up prostitutes.
For entrapment defense to work the defendant must not be predisposed to commit the alleged criminal act. For example, even if law enforcement set up a prostitution sting operation as described above, the defendant may not use the defense of entrapment if the defendant has a criminal history for picking up prostitutes because the defendant will be found to be predisposed to picking up prostitutes and it would not have mattered if the police overreached in the efforts to catch criminals.
Procedurally, the way entrapment defense works is that the defendant admits that he or she committed the underlying crime. Thereafter, the defense puts on evidence that the police over-reached in their efforts to catch criminals to the point that the police actually caused or encouraged the crime itself. If the defendant successfully proves that the police entrapped the defendant then the district attorney may rebut the entrapment evidence by demonstrating that the defendant was predisposed to commit the crime.
The defendant has the burden of proving entrapment by a preponderance of the evidence. This means that the defendant must show more likely than not that he or she was entrapped. Ordinarily, the defendant has the right to remain silent through every stage of a criminal case, including trial; but, if the defendant claims that he or she is entrapped he or she must put on at least some evidence of the facts that lead to his or her entrapment.
The most common crimes where the defense of entrapment is used include drug crimes, prostitution crimes, conspiracy crimes, traffic offenses, and illegal gaming and gambling. The defense of entrapment may apply to infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies in California.
As stated, if the defendant is found to have been entrapped by the police he or she is entitled to an acquittal of the criminal charges.
If you have been charged with any traffic infraction, misdemeanor, or felony in California and you believe that you may have been entrapped by the police, call criminal defense attorney Christopher Dorado today.
Attorney Dorado represents defendants who are charged with any criminal offense in California, including major complex felonies, and consultations are provided to clients by one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys at no cost to the accused or his or her family.
Attorney Dorado dedicates one hundred percent of his law practice to criminal defense law and procedure and our criminal defense attorneys are available twenty-four hours a day-seven days a week to answers all of your criminal defense questions.
Attorney Dorado or one of our experienced criminal defense attorney will patiently review your case and describe for you your rights and defense options. Call today!
909.913.3138

Assault with a deadly weapon PC 245 Law & Criminal Defense

California Assault with a Deadly Weapon Law & Defense
Information on the crime of assault with a deadly weapon is found at California Penal Code Section 245. To prove that the defendant is guilty of assault with a deadly weapon the prosecutor must prove that the defendant:
1) did an act that by its nature would directly & probably result in the use of force, and
2) used force that was likely to produce injury to another person, and
3) did the act willfully,
It does not matter if the defendant actually succeeded in applying force to another person. The act of trying to apply unlawful force to another person is sufficient for assault with a deadly weapon charges. For example, if a defendant attempts to shoot another person, but the bullet misses the other person, the defendant may be charged with assault with a deadly weapon even though the other person was never it by the bullet.
Assault with deadly weapon, or Penal Code 245, can be charged as a misdemeanor or as a felony. When assault with a deadly weapon is charged as a misdemeanor the defendant could face up to a year in jail. If assault with a deadly weapon is charged as a felony the defendant could face up to four years in prison. In some cases of assault it might be possible to reduce the sentence or reduce the charge.

In addition to any jail sentence, criminal convictions in general can lead to other severe consequences such as: Immigration issues (non-U.S. citizens), probation, fines, lawsuits, employment loss, CPS consequences, mandatory anger management, and more.
Defenses to assault with a deadly weapon charges under PC 245 include insufficient evidence, insanity, self defense, statute of limitations (three years for felony PC 245 charges and one year for misdemeanor PC 245 charges) and more. 
Assault with a deadly charged as a felony under PC 245 is considered a strike under California's Three Strikes Law.
If you have been charged with assault with a deadly weapon under Penal Code 245, contact criminal defense aattorney Christopher Dorado today to learn your rights and defense options without delay. Call today!
909.913.3138.
Closely related crimes to Assault Penal Code 245(a)(1)
Assault penal code 240
Assault with a firearm penal code 245(a)(2)

Saturday, June 6, 2015

PC 647.6 Criminal Defense in California Criminal Defense Attorney

Penal Code 647.6(a) Law & Defense
The law on the crime of annoying or molesting a child is found at California penal code 647.6(a). In order for the District Attorney to find the defendant guilty of PC 647.6(a) the District Attorney must prove that:
1) the defendant was motivated by unnatural or abnormal sexual interest in children (under the age of 18),
2) when the defendant was motivated by unnatural or abnormal behavior he or she annoyed a child in a sexual manner.
Annoying or Molesting a child can be accomplished with sexual language or behavior that is directed toward the child while the defendant is simultaneously sexually motivated or aroused by a child.
PC647.6(a) is considered a misdemeanor in California. If found guilty of PC 647.6(a) the defendant may face up to one year in jail.
For defendant who have been previously found guilty of a violation of PC 647.6(a), or has been convicted as a sexual offender pursuant to California penal code 290, the defendant may face up to four year in prison.
In addition, if the defendant is found guilty of PC 647.6(a), he or she must register as a sex offender pursuant to California sex offender registration laws (see Sex Offender Registration for more information).
Finally, criminal convictions in general, including any conviction for annoying or molesting a child under PC 647.6(a) may lead to fines, probation, restitution, employment loss, U.S. citizenship denial, mandatory classes, and more.
Common defenses to a charge of annoying or molesting a child charged as PC 647.6(a), include: insufficient evidence to prove sexual motivation, reasonable mistake of age, mistake of recipient who receives sexual communication, insanity, intoxication, and more.
In some cases of annoying or molesting a child charged as PC 647.6(a), it may be possible to reduce the charge or even the sentence associated with the charge. In some cases, a criminal defense attorney may handle your case without the need for the defendant to attend criminal court.
For more information on the California crime of annoying or molesting a child charged as penal code 647.6(a), contact criminal defense attorney Christopher Dorado today.
Attorney Dorado has successfully defended hundreds of sex crimes including charges of annoying or molesting a child charged under PC 647.6(a). Attorney Dorado's practice is 100% dedicated to criminal defense; he is an experienced criminal defense trial attorney with a proven track record of success and consultation are provided at no cost to the accused.
909.913.3138
Closely associated crimes to PC 647.6(a), include:
PC 647.6(b) Child Molesting;   PC 647.6(c)(1) Child Molesting w/Prior;    PC 647.6(c)(2) Child Molesting w/prior felony conviction of Child Molesting to a child under 16.