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Being charged with a crime or being involved in a criminal investigation is a daunting experience for anyone, even if they are completely innocent of any wrongdoing. At Carrion Law Offices, our goal is to ensure that you receive the vigorous and compassionate legal counsel that you deserve in these challenging times. Our Colusa and Lake County criminal defense lawyers also assist people in Sutter, Yuba, and surrounding counties. The attorneys at Carrion Law Offices also provide caring and understanding guidance in family law matters, ensuring that your unique and personal interests are well represented.
If you are worried that you may be facing prosecution, you should refrain from speaking with the authorities until you have consulted an experienced attorney who has your best interests at heart. Criminal investigations may involve a wide variety of charges, such as drug crimes, theft, assault, domestic violence, and firearms offenses. Involving a criminal defense attorney in Colusa or Lake County or beyond sooner rather than later may have important implications for protecting your rights, including your right to ensure that any improperly obtained evidence is not admitted against you.
When it comes to a citizen’s right against unreasonable searches and seizures, for example, the police generally must obtain a warrant before they may conduct a search. There are some exceptions to this, such as when a person provides consent for a search, the police have probable cause to believe that illegal activity is underway, or the police are lawfully arresting a suspect while they are in their vehicle. If a proper warrant has not been obtained, and an exception to this rule does not apply, our Colusa and Lake County criminal defense lawyers can seek to have this evidence excluded from court. In some cases, tangible evidence obtained during a search may be the core of the prosecution’s case. Thus, if it is excluded, a defendant’s charges may be dropped or reduced.
Legal matters involving complex family dynamics and disputes may be complicated. At Carrion Law Offices, we approach these sensitive matters with a compassionate and understanding mindset. We can help you with issues related to divorce, legal separation, child custody, child support, adoption, spousal support, or domestic violence, among others. For each of these matters, obtaining a court order or completing some other legal action requires compliance with specific rules and procedures. An experienced family law attorney can help you ensure that you satisfy these requirements so that you build a stable future for your loved ones and you.
One of the most common charges that California residents face is driving under the influence (DUI), also known as driving while intoxicated. Under California law, it is unlawful for a person to operate a motor vehicle when their blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08 percent or higher. Additionally, it is unlawful for any person under the influence of a controlled substance to operate a vehicle. The fines for DUIs often are costly, and a court may also impose a jail sentence, order that you install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle, or suspend or revoke your driver’s license, which would cause a serious inconvenience for you and your family. The potential penalties are more serious if someone was injured or killed because of the DUI or if this is not the driver’s first DUI. Retaining an experienced DUI lawyer can help you navigate the complex procedures involved with protecting your rights.
When a criminal investigation or charge involves a juvenile, California’s juvenile delinquency laws are implicated. In adjudicating a charge, the court will take into consideration a child’s age, the seriousness of the crime, and whether the child has a preexisting criminal record. The court may implement a wide range of measures, including court supervision, probation, or detention in the Division of Juvenile Justice.
Regardless of the legal matter that you are facing, the attorneys at Carrion Law Offices are ready to assist you. Having provided dedicated legal counsel to people in Lake, Colusa, Sutter, and Yuba Counties, we have substantial experience navigating California’s legal system and know what it takes to obtain a favorable outcome in a variety of matters. Our attorneys in our Colusa and Lake County offices offer a free consultation to help you learn about your rights and options. You can contact us online or in Colusa at (530) 458-2950 or Lakeport at (707) 995-7006 for an appointment if you need a Colusa or Lake County criminal defense attorney, a DUI lawyer, or representation in a family or juvenile matter.