San Diego Criminal Defense Blog

Consequences of Multiple DUIs in San Diego

By Criminal Defense Attorney on August 21, 2019

Here at jD LAW, P.C., “driving under the influence” charges in San Diego are somewhat of a specialty. Since 1990, our founder, James N. Dicks, has handled thousands of DUI cases and we offer a special rate for first-time misdemeanor DUIs—$3,000 for a one-time payment, and $3,500 in two installments of $1,750. (But we can be flexible if you need more time to pay for your defense.) In this spirit, we wanted to share this infographic with you, to remind you of what is at stake if you are convicted of a first (or second, or third) DUI. Do not risk it. Call (760) 630-2000 for a free initial consultation and get our help today!

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What Happens If You Have Cannabis in a Drug-Free Zone?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on July 22, 2019

Since the passage of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act in 2016, the recreational use of marijuana has become legal in the state of California. With the new legal landscape that comes along with an overhaul of long-standing drug laws, many individuals find themselves confused as to what is actually allowed.

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Summer Drinks, Checkpoints, and DUIs

By Criminal Defense Attorney on July 17, 2019

Summer is finally here! That means barbeques, family get-togethers, and outdoor recreation, with plenty of opportunities to have a few drinks. Unfortunately, some people do get behind the wheel with more than the legal blood alcohol limit in their systems. Police in San Diego are on the lookout for inebriated drivers, and are more proactive in their pursuit of potential DUI violations when the season comes around.

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jD LAW, P.C. Attorney Presents at Fallbrook STEM Academy Career Day

By Criminal Defense Attorney on July 10, 2019

The team at jD LAW, P.C.,  is proud to share that staff attorney Lisbette Jacqueline Baltazar took part in Fallbrook STEM Academy Career Day!

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jD LAW, P.C., Proudly Supports the Efforts of Las Valientes

By Criminal Defense Attorney on July 1, 2019

At jD LAW, P.C., we are proud to give our support to the men and women at Las Valientes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people of any age, ethnic culture, or background escape from abusive relationships.

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Possession vs. Intent to Sell

By Criminal Defense Attorney on June 4, 2019

Unlawful possession of a controlled substance is a crime in California that carries serious penalties, including up to a year of jail time. However, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell is a much more serious offense. The difference between the two charges may hinge on the ability of the prosecutor to prove that you intended to a sell a drug in your possession. To get an experienced San Diego criminal defense attorney on your side, contact jD LAW, P.C., at (760) 630-2000.

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Drug Paraphernalia Law

By Criminal Defense Attorney on May 31, 2019

In the state of California, you can be arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Although this crime is less serious than actual drug possession, it still carries jail time.

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The Basics of Entrapment

By Criminal Defense Attorney on March 25, 2019

Enforcing the law, by definition, is what law enforcement officials are meant to do. It is their responsibility to investigate, not instigate criminal behavior. So, you might assume that if someone suggests you do something illegal, they cannot be law enforcement. That is not, in fact, the case. Officers may approach or invite you to engage in criminal behavior without hurting the case against you. But there are very specific and very strict guidelines for doing so, and if officers do not observe these you may be a victim of entrapment.

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San Diego Pro Skater Charged with Intent to Sell Meth

By Criminal Defense Attorney on February 20, 2019

In September 2018, pro skater Rob Lorifice was charged with federal drug crimes. The charges came after his home was raided, and law enforcement found heroin, Xanax pills, and methamphetamine. Lorifice was home that day, and was flushing drugs down the toilet at the time police found him.

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Multiple DUIs: Is It Groundhog Day?

By Criminal Defense Attorney on February 13, 2019

Being arrested for a first-time driving under the influence (DUI) offense can result in fines and jail time, if you are convicted. However, sentencing for a second, third, or fourth DUI may be even worse.

Anyone charged with multiple DUIs needs to speak to a San Diego criminal defense attorney who can help get the charges reduced, or dismissed altogether. When choosing your attorney, do not just seek the help of any criminal defense lawyer—speak to jD LAW, P.C. Our team specializes in multiple DUIs.

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