Oakland Fraud & Embezzlement Lawyer

Some insurance companies try to play hardball after a claimant makes a claim against them and threatens to charge them with insurance fraud. Insurance fraud is a serious offense that can lead to felony charges in some cases. If you were accused of any type of insurance fraud, it is vital you contact an experienced […]

Commercial DUI Laws

California has a low tolerance for the holders of a Class A Commercial Driver’s Licenses operating under the influence. This guide will cover how criminal DUI charges may affect your commercial driving privileges and how to be proactive about restoring your driving privileges. Who is Going to Suspend My Commercial Driving Privileges? Both the criminal […]


Many confuse escorting and prostitution or use them interchangeably to refer to the same conduct. However, escorting and prostitution are different under California law. Many illegal prostitution enterprises try to use these differences to masquerade as legal “escorting” services when they aren’t. This guide will go over distinguishing prostitution and escorting and avoid even the […]

Can you shoot someone who breaks into your house

There are not many things scarier than someone else being in your home when they aren’t supposed to be. It’s natural in this circumstance to try and defend yourself, your family, and your home, and many people own and keep guns in their home to defend themselves against home intruders. This guide will go through […]


How many times have you been watching a crime drama where the detectives find some genetic material then within minutes they’ve caught their suspect? We’ve all seen it, but the reality of how things play out is more nuanced and certainly much slower than Netflix would have you believe. In the significant majority of alleged […]

Truck DUI

Commercial vehicle drivers are held to a high standard in California. A person can lose their Class A Commercial Driver’s License in several ways. This guide will talk about the ways your Class A Commercial Driver’s License could be suspended, how to get it back, and a potential way to avoid a suspension. You can […]

Have you ever been out to the bar, had a couple of drinks, then wondered if you were sober enough to drive home? Before you get into that situation, you can use the Department of Motor Vehicles’ Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) chart to get a sense of how many drinks it takes before it’s not […]


Sentencing can happen at two stages in a criminal misdemeanor case: either after your plea is changed or after a trial. This guide will go over what happens leading up to sentencing and what happens during the sentencing process for a misdemeanor. Change of Plea Plea deals are a common way to resolve criminal cases. […]

pulled over for dui

Breath testing is a common tool in DUIs to determine a person’s blood alcohol content or BAC. There are two different kinds of breath testing, and they’re done at different stages of a DUI investigation. This guide will go over what those kinds of breath testing are when they’re used during the DUI investigation, a […]