I am a former California Trial Court Judge and have been handling only criminal defense cases for over 35 years. I am dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome of your criminal case(s) in the Santa Cruz County Superior Court.
My caseload primarily consists of DUI cases and related driver’s license suspensions. I also handle domestic violence accusations, drug charges, theft offenses, and other misdemeanor cases.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARRESTS
These cases take special handling as they effect entire families. Any unwanted touching (even minor) with anyone with whom you have a relationship can be classified as domestic violence. These cases often include restraining or protective orders which may keep people apart and can entail making separate living arrangements. I can help you navigate this sensitive area of the law.
DRUNK DRIVING ARRESTS
You can be arrested for driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or more, or for driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs (including marijuana), the combination of alcohol and drugs, and even prescription medication. I have extensive experience in representing people arrested for these offenses.
I have handled many cases involving the possession, transportation, sales, and being under the influence of, various controlled substances.
You can be arrested for firing, exhibiting, carrying a concealed or loaded firearm in a vehicle, possession by ex-felon, possession by people convicted of certain misdemeanors, and various other firearm regulations.