If you have been charged with a crime in California, you can count on Pillar Law Group to provide you with the aggressive legal defense you deserve. We take on a wide range of criminal defense cases—from DUI to healthcare fraud to theft to all kinds of drug crimes and violent crimes.
When jail time and your reputation are on the line, you need to retain a proven Beverly Hills criminal defense attorney immediately.
A police officer can pull you over for actions such as tailgating, drifting between lanes, speeding, driving against traffic, questionable signaling, delayed reaction to traffic signals, inappropriate stopping and slowing and driving without headlights.
A police officer will look for various signs that could indicate intoxication, such as a flushed face, red eyes, alcohol breath, slurred speech, inability to understand the officer’s questions, disorderly clothing, and difficulty exiting the vehicle. For a first time DUI in California, you can expect penalties such as a jail sentence of four days to six months, a fine of $1,700, DUI class enrollment and a 90 day license restriction. Penalties are increased depending upon the number of offenses committed.
You can be accused of healthcare fraud if you are suspected of “intentionally deceiving, concealing or misrepresenting information in order to receive healthcare benefits.” Examples of healthcare fraud include concealing a pre-existing condition, failing to report coverage and failing to discuss claims that were a result of a work injury. A provider commits insurance fraud when they bill for services not rendered or make alterations to claim submissions.
If the fraudulent claims are worth no more than $950, this is a misdemeanor offense. This offense can result in six months in jail and a fine up to $1,000. If the claims are worth more than $950, then this is a “wobbler offense.” In other words, it can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or felony. If you are charged with a felony offense, you could face a fine up to $50,000 and/or a jail sentence up to five years. Defenses that could apply to your case include mistake of fact or lack of intent to defraud.
Common theft charges in California include petty theft, grand theft, identity theft, burglary, grand theft auto, embezzlement and receiving stolen property. The severity of the penalties depends upon what kind of theft crime charge you face. You may have to serve a jail sentence and be forced to pay fines, including restitution fines. The most common defense to a theft charge is that you owned or were legally entitled to the item you “stole.” You will want to consult with a trusted Beverly Hills theft crime attorney to get specific advice about what defenses might best apply to your case.
If an unconstitutional search and seizure occurred and your rights were violated in the process, your case may be dismissed. At the very least, an attorney can file a motion to dismiss whichever evidence was obtained through this illegal activity.
We handle a wide range of drug cases including the following:
Whether you are accused of a crime involving illegal narcotics or one involving prescription drugs, our team at Pillar Law Group can provide you with the high-quality defense you deserve. There are different diversionary programs available to eligible drug offenders which could allow you to avoid jail time.
These programs include:
We handle a wide range of violent crimes cases including assault, domestic violence, kidnapping, manslaughter, weapons charges and murder. If you are convicted of a serious violent felony and have two or more prior strikes on your record, you can be sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
If you have been accused of committing a violent crime, one of the following defenses may apply to your case: