Do I need a lawyer?

Posted by Chris Morales on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 @ 05:07 PM

It is not necessary for an individual to be defended by an attorney but in most criminal cases when the defendant is facing a possible jail or prison sentence one seeks a criminal defense specialist. Once you have been charged with a crime the next step should be getting in contact with an attorney that will be representing you during court. Until you have been proven guilty you will be presumed to be innocent.

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Tags: San Francisco, Assault and Battery, Tax crimes, Drug crimes, Theft crimes, ThStrikes, Clean Up prior criminal records, arrest, DUI, clean up, U.S. Attorney's Office, Bankruptcy crimes, Criminal copyright/trademark violations, Forfeiture cases, mail fraud, Drunk Driving, Security Fraud, RICO cases, Antitrust cases, Environmental crimes, Sex Crimes, Juvenile crimes

The Self-Defense Argument Against Murder, Manslaughter & Assault

Posted by Chris Morales on Mon, Feb 04, 2013 @ 05:32 PM

A person accused of a violent crime can legitimately claim that the violence was necessary for self-defense. A legitimate self-defense claim legally justifies an acquittal.

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Tags: Criminal Charges, Criminal Defense, Assault and Battery, self-defense, murder, Criminal Law, criminal assault, manslaughter

A Diplomat's Domestic Violence Case

Posted by Chris Morales on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 @ 10:42 AM
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Tags: Criminal Defense, Assault and Battery, felony, Criminal Law, criminal assault, domestic violence, domestic abuse

SF Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Girlfriend

Posted by Chris Morales on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 @ 08:00 AM

Jose Edgar Raya has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly attacked his girlfriend with a sharp object. He is currently being remanded in Santa Cruz County Jail after Watsonville police arrested him on Tuesday.

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Tags: Assault and Battery, jail, murder, victim

Woman Files Lawsuit in Federal Court After Accidental Shooting

Posted by Chris Morales on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 @ 03:50 AM

Jessica Orozco filed a federal civil lawsuit against San Francisco’s police department claiming emotional distress due to negligence, assault and battery. According to The San Francisco Chronicle, Orozco is seeking an unspecified amount as compensation.

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Tags: Assault and Battery, drugs, federal court