Fresno Criminal Lawyer Blog


Category: Domestic Violence

An accusation of domestic abuse can have a profound impact on every aspect of your life. Depending on the circumstances, you could lose your freedom, your dignity, your access to your home, children, spouse/partner, and your firearm rights. Having had the opportunity to witness the carnage of the domestic violence justice system, I cannot overstate the impact it can have on a human being. However, if you were not the aggressor in the altercation, you can have a vital defense- self-defense.

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Category: Criminal Defense

When you've been accused of a crime, it might be tempting to just go with the first criminal defense attorney who comes your way. This might be the one who has been assigned to you or someone recommended by a friend or family member. However, remember that it's important to do your own research before you hire a criminal defense attorney.

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Category: DUI Defense

After an investigation and/or arrest for a DUI charge, police officers will create a report that lists their version of what happened. This report will then be used to prosecute the person who is accused and often times will not include details that could help the suspect. Here are some things that you need to know if you are a suspect for a DUI criminal charge.

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Category: Criminal Defense

You might be someone who's never had to work with a criminal lawyer before. Maybe you've never had any encounters with the law. Maybe you've never even broken a law in your lifetime. But it's possible for anyone to be accused of a crime, even if they haven't done it. And in cases like these, you'll need a criminal lawyer to help you out.

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Category: Domestic Violence

If you find yourself charged with domestic violence, you have a very serious problem. With the increased exposure of domestic violence in the media leading to laws becoming tougher on the accused, your only choice is to have the best possible defense in court.

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Category: Criminal Defense

Fresno falls under the Eastern District of California, or EDCA, according to the US Attorney's Office. If you are accused of or charged with federal tax fraud you will likely have to face prosecutors out of this district's court house. What is tax fraud and does it always mean prison time?

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Category: DUI Defense

Gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated is the most serious drunk driving charge you can face. To be guilty of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated means while influenced by drugs or alcohol and driving a vehicle you acted in a way that completely disregarded safety and you should have known acting in that way could result in killing a person, and your recklessness caused the death of a human being.

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Category: Criminal Defense

When you work with a good criminal lawyer, they'll give you what they consider to be the best advice but they'll also argue the case the way you want. So it's a good idea to communicate properly with the lawyer who is handling your case.

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Category: DUI Defense

Holiday cheer runs high at Christmas parties, and so does the alcohol. If you get too festive this holiday season and then take it upon yourself to drive home, then you might be at risk for getting a DUI for Christmas.

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Category: DUI Defense

Anyone pulled over for drunk driving in California is within their legal rights to decline to take a field sobriety test. This is one or more subjective tests given by a police officer to determine if you're intoxicated. DUI Attorney Michael Mitchell has been trained as both a field sobriety practitioner and as a Field Sobriety Instructor. He knows how to attack these tests.

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