Oceanside Criminal Defense Lawyer
Board-Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
Oceanside is a beautiful place to live, work, and play. Located in San Diego County on the coast of California, it has lots of beaches, piers, and water sports that everyone can enjoy. But while there is much to see and do in Oceanside, this city also has crime. The sad truth is, not everyone charged with a crime actually committed that crime.
When law enforcement officials arrive on the scene, you may cooperate with the intent to help, while they are just hoping you will incriminate yourself to get the case over with. We have seen it happen before.
Criminal charges can impact the rest of your life if they are not dealt with properly. After being accused of a crime in Oceanside, your top priority should be to secure strong legal representation. Fortunately, a board-certified criminal defense specialist is just a phone call away. Attorney James N. Dicks has more than 30 years of experience and is prepared to go to work for the results you need.
At JD Law, we are focused solely on criminal defense. This enables us to truly home in on the needs of our clients and determine the most strategic way to defend their rights. Whether you have been arrested for a misdemeanor offense or are facing serious felony charges in Oceanside, we will not let up until your best possible outcome has been achieved. If that is not enough, our office is located near the San Diego courthouse and across the street from the jail!
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Crime Rates in Oceanside
Violent crimes and property crimes in Oceanside, including homicide, burglaries, and vehicle thefts, have dropped 7% in recent years. Rape, robbery, and assault have also largely dropped in recent years. Other crimes, however, have been increasing in the area.
Driving under the influence is still a big problem. From 2014 to 2017, police officers in Oceanside investigated 287 DUI crashes. Sixteen of those crashes were fatal, while another 228 injuries resulted.
With medicinal and recreational marijuana now being legal in California, drug crimes have dropped slightly, but there are more people getting behind the wheel after using marijuana. It is important for all Oceanside residents to remember that driving under the influence of drugs carries the same penalties as driving under the influence of alcohol.
Theft in Oceanside
Theft is another issue that the Oceanside Police Department is constantly dealing with. This is not surprising, as the crowds of tourists at the beach create a perfect setting for both shoplifters and pickpockets.
When someone is convicted of petty theft, or theft of less than $950 in property, he can face fines and jail time. When the theft involves more than $950 in property, it is considered grand theft. In Oceanside, grand theft may be considered a felony, and can carry a penalty of up to 3 years in jail.
While certain crime rates may be dropping in Oceanside, if you were accused of a crime, you need to contact a criminal defense attorney right away.
Dedicated Advocacy When You Need It Most
Especially in a nice area like Oceanside, the criminal process can feel isolating, as if everyone has turned against you. This is precisely why you need the legal team at JD Law on your side. We invest ourselves in the lives of our clients and do whatever it takes to ensure that your rights are upheld. Attorney James N. Dicks will use his experience as a former police officer to work in your favor.
We are no strangers to the courtroom. Having tried hundreds of cases, our team maintains an impressive track record of success and knows how to effectively dismantle the prosecution's argument. You can have confidence with James N. Dicks in your corner.
Our firm is capable of offering representation for countless criminal charges, including:
Take Action Before It Is Too Late!
There is no time to waste. You cannot afford to risk a conviction and we won't let you give up without a fight. The moment you retain our criminal defense lawyer, we will begin compiling a strong defense to your charges. Every second counts, and at JD Law, our clients are our top priority. If you were arrested in Oceanside, Mr. Dicks is prepared to represent you. We take cases throughout North County and are near both the courthouse and the jail. Whatever you are facing, we are here for you.
Get in touch with our firm today and stand up for what you deserve.