Vehicular Crimes

I defend people throughout the Sacramento area charged with a range of vehicular crimes. As a former major crimes prosecutor, I understand both sides of a criminal case. This allows me to build an effective defense that considers all angles of a case.

I will work with you individually throughout your case. Many defense firms delegate work to a less-experienced attorney. I understand the importance of handling your case personally, from start to finish.

California Vehicular Crimes

If you have been charged with any of the following vehicular crimes, contact me to discuss your case and your options:

  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Illegal racing / street racing / exhibition of speed
  • Hit and run
  • Carjacking
  • Driving without a license or with a suspended license
  • Evading arrest
  • DUI / DWI / drunk driving
  • Vehicular manslaughter

The penalties for a vehicular traffic offense vary depending on the severity of the crime. You may be facing more serious charges if any aggravating factors were involved. For example, charges may be more severe if an injury resulted from a DUI accident, or in some cases, if the defendant has a prior criminal record.

Most vehicular crime cases are supported by an abundance of police evidence. The police use sophisticated tools to collect evidence, which is then used by the prosecution to build a case. As a former prosecutor with nearly 20 years of experience in criminal law, I understand how to build an effective defense and challenge the prosecution's case.

Traffic Stops, Vehicle Searches, and Probable Cause

Most traffic stops involve citations for speeding or other violations of traffic laws. Every traffic stop requires probable cause - some evidence that a crime has been, or is being, committed. In addition, searches of vehicles by law enforcement require probable cause that evidence pertaining to illegal activity is present in the vehicle. Click here - or on the Traffic Stops and Vehicle Searches link to the left - for a detailed discussion of the law pertaining to these topics.

Free and Confidential Consultation

If you have been charged with a vehicular offense such as reckless driving, hit and run, or causing a DUI accident, contact me online or call me at (916) 442-1200 to discuss your defense options.