Temple City Criminal Lawyers
Temple City is one of the most diverse cities in California. Though it has a high population of Caucasians, it also has a high Latino population and a rising number of Asian Americans. People in the city tend to form close friendships with their neighbors and watch out for each other, but you can’t expect your friends and neighbors to cover for you in regards to criminal activities. As an adult, you know that you need to take responsibility for your actions, but thanks to us, you might find that you can escape some of the harsher penalties.
Did You Conspire with Another Person?
When you and one or more other people work out a plan to commit any type of crime, everyone involved is guilty of criminal conspiracy. Many people make the mistake of thinking that a conspiracy charge can only occur after they commit a crime, but California law allows officers and judges to charge criminals with conspiracy charges immediately after making an agreement, even if the crime didn’t yet occur. Don’t let another person control you and your life. Let us help.
What is Drug Paraphernalia?
Many convenience stores across the state sell small roses inside glass tubes. While some people look at those and think the objects are cute, others look at those and realize that the tube can also function as a crack or crystal meth pipe. Any time you have any type of drug paraphernalia on you, you risk a possession charge. Though the prosecuting attorney must prove that you had a piece of paraphernalia on your body with the intention of using it for drugs, it’s still relatively easy for that lawyer to pressure you into taking a plea bargain. Those convicted face a fine of no more than $1,000 and no more than six months in jail.
Child Pornography is a Crime
You already know that possessing child pornography on your computer is a crime, but did you know that possessing images of teenagers in sexual acts or states of undress are also crimes under the same law? With the prevalence of pornography websites, it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference between someone who is 18 and someone who is a few months away from turning 18. If you have teenagers in your home, it’s even more important that you talk to them about the dangers of child pornography and the penalties that they might face for taking pictures of their friends and sexual partners.
Did You Lie to Get a Mortgage?
The more money you make and the higher your credit score is, the better interest rate you can get on your mortgage and the more money you can borrow. Any lie that you put on your mortgage application and any lie you tell for another person is a potential crime. The Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act of 2009 gave lenders the right to look for lies and inform the federal government. If you want to avoid spending the next few decades in federal prison, get in touch with us today.
Internet Crimes Affect the Whole Family
When your teen daughter uses the computer to email her friends and uses her phone to send pictures, you probably think it’s just another day. If she uses those devices to harass a classmate online, to track the movements of another person or to make an individual feel badly about himself or herself, your teen may be guilty of cyber bullying, cyber stalking or cyber harassment. California takes these crimes quite seriously, and a conviction can result in a few months in a juvenile detention facility, a high fine or community service. You can’t control what your teen does, but you can let us help your teen avoid jail time and other penalties.
Farar & Lewis opened its doors backed by years of success in the legal field. As we grew and developed, we began helping those living in the communities surrounding Los Angeles with their legal needs. We have a cumulative total of more than 70 years of legal expertise behind us. Let us use that expertise to defend you against a criminal charge, defend a loved one against a criminal charge and get you back to your normal life.