Rolling Hills Estates Criminal Lawyers
Rolling Hills Estates might seem like the perfect and idyllic community to outsiders, but as a resident of the city, you know that crimes still occur. Here at Farar & Lewis, we believe that you need a lawyer who will stand by your side without judging you. Whether you committed the crime the police accused you or, or you are completely innocent, we have the skills that you need in the courtroom. We can work with you to plead down to a lesser charge, get the case thrown out of court or reduce the sentencing that you receive.
What is a Felony Crime?
One of the first questions that our clients ask us is about the difference between a misdemeanor crime and a felony crime. The simple answer is that a felony crime is the more serious of the two. With a misdemeanor crime, you’ll likely face some community service and a fine. If convicted of a felony, you might receive a prison sentence. We do whatever it takes to get your felony charge dropped or reduced down to a misdemeanor charge.
How Does Sexual Assault Compare to Rape?
The state of California uses sexual assault to define all types of inappropriate sexual conduct. Rape is a charge that occurs when one person cannot consent to sexual intercourse. This includes those who drank alcohol or used drugs before the activity and those who have mental or physical disabilities that prevent them from giving consent. Sexual assault includes a number of activities outside of physical intercourse, including oral sex, inappropriate touching, filming a person without his or her consent in a sexual manner or using an object on another person in a sexual manner. Regardless of which type of sexual charge you face, we have the resources that you need.
Accused of Counterfeiting Money or Substances?
Counterfeiting substances refers to the act of manufacturing or using a licensed or trademarked drug without the consent of the company behind that drug. As the number of people abusing prescription drugs in the state rose, this became one of the biggest issues facing California. The state also brings charges against those caught manufacturing and distributing counterfeit purses, clothing and money. Depending on the severity of the crime, you may even find yourself facing charges in the federal courtroom because of your counterfeiting.
Drug Paraphernalia Charges in Rolling Hills Estates
Did you know that the police can charge you with possession of drug paraphernalia for simply walking down the street with a marijuana leaf on your shirt? Though many people assume that paraphernalia refers to water pipes, rolling papers and other items intended for smoking or otherwise using drugs, it actually refers to any type of paraphernalia associated with an illegal drug. We know that you deserve the freedom to express yourself in any way you like, which is why we take on paraphernalia cases. With our help, you may walk away with just a few hours of community service.
Walk Away from Assault and Battery Charges
You say and do things in the heat of the moment that you wouldn’t otherwise do. When your neighbor in Rolling Hills Estates comes over after a night of drinking and starts a fight, it might easily turn from a verbal altercation to a physical altercation. The moment when you raise your voice and threaten someone is the moment you are guilty of assault. If you actually act on your threat, you’re guilty of battery. The other individual and his or her lawyer must prove that you not only threatened that person but also acted on your threat. We know how to stand up for you and fight these charges.
While Rolling Hills Estates is a gorgeous part of California, crime still exists. Here at Farar & Lewis, we opened our doors to help those living in the area get the help that they need so they don’t have to go to court alone. We want to help you in the same way that we helped thousands of other residents over the years. Contact us and give us some information about your case so we can decide on your next step and how you can move on today.