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    A San Diego Criminal Attorney Focused on Results

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    A Reputation of Excellence in San Diego County, State & Federal Courts

    Finding a criminal defense attorney you can trust can feel overwhelming. We are dedicated to providing you with the most honest yet most aggressive representation in San Diego county.

    If you are facing a serious felony or misdemeanor charge, you are not alone. We are here and ready to fight for you. We have helped thousands of people and we can help you too.

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    If you or someone you know has been arrested, Don’t wait! Contact us right now for a free consultation. The sooner you have a criminal defense attorney on your criminal or DUI case, the better your chances of taking the correct steps to getting the results you want.

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    Criminal Defense

    As a criminal attorney in the San Diego area, Elite Criminal Defense handles all misdemeanor and felony charges. Elite Criminal Defense is well known for the aggressive representation of clients for misdemeanor and felony DUI cases. We also handle white-collar crimes, theft-related crimes, expungements, drug offenses, domestic violence, lewd conduct, and all other criminal defense cases throughout San Diego County. We are dedicated to providing you with the most honest yet most aggressive representation, whether you are facing a serious felony or misdemeanor charge, you are not alone. Let Elite Criminal Defense use their knowledge and skill to fight for you and your rights.

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    DUI

    DUI

    Being stopped for DUI is a serious matter that goes beyond just risking your driving privileges; it could also mean facing incarceration. In California, the implications of a DUI conviction can have a lasting impact on your personal freedom and lifestyle. According to Section 23152(b) of California law, driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) exceeding 0.08 percent could subject you to legal repercussions if you’re apprehended and tested by law enforcement.

    Elite Criminal Defense is prepared to stand by your side. We specialize in constructing robust defense strategies to combat your DUI allegations. If you’re ready to challenge your DUI charges, reach out to our seasoned team for guidance and the possibility of mitigating the penalties you could face.

    Domestic Violence

    When you are accused of physically injuring a family member, former cohabitant, or other person in a domestic relationship with you, you may face serious penalties that can impact your future. Being accused of domestic battery or domestic violence can leave you reeling, especially as this charge often involves a close relation or loved one.

    Domestic violence Penal Code 13700 covers a wide swath of charges, including domestic battery. This section of the state criminal code specifies that domestic violence includes any abuse against a partner or former partner where: the victim was physically injured, accusation of attempted harm to the victim or the victim had reasonable fear that they were in danger.

    But you do not have to handle accusations of domestic battery or violence alone. Reach out to an attorney at Elite Criminal Defense to learn more about the charges you’re facing and your legal options.

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    Why Elite Criminal Defense?

    The very foundation of our practice is based on the belief that each client’s case is unique and that regardless of their circumstances, every client deserves the absolute best representation possible. That’s our promise, to each and every client we represent, that it does not matter what you’ve done or what you’re being accused of, we will fight for you and be beside you every step of the way.

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    Burglary

    In California, being charged with burglary is no small matter; it can lead to incarceration and leave an indelible mark on your criminal record. Felony charges are often attached to this offense, carrying penalties that can sever you from your family and community, and result in a substantial prison term.

    As outlined in California Penal Code Section 459, burglary entails unlawfully entering a dwelling or other structure with the intent to commit theft, whether grand or petit larceny, or any other felony.

    Navigating the legal complexities surrounding burglary charges is not easy, and you may not possess the necessary understanding to weigh your options, formulate an effective defense, or secure critical evidence. This is where Elite Criminal Defense comes in. We’re well-versed in the intricacies of burglary law and can guide you through the maze of your charges and the potential legal strategies that could be employed in your favor.

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    Drug Crimes

    Drug Possession

    Drug offenses in San Diego, California encompass a range of activities including possession, sale, manufacture, distribution, and even money laundering related to illegal narcotics. California’s Health and Safety Code 11350 outlaws possession of numerous illicit substances, such as cocaine and heroin, as well as certain prescription medications like hydrocodone. Conversely, Health and Safety Code 11377 specifically targets possession of methamphetamine.

    The consequences for being convicted of a drug-related offense can be highly variable. Factors influencing charges include the specific drug involved, the quantity in possession, the intent (personal use versus sale), and the defendant’s prior criminal history. At Elite Criminal Defense, our legal team is equipped with the expertise and resources to craft a compelling defense and elucidate your legal options.

    Assault & Battery

    Although assault and battery are distinct legal charges, they’re frequently mentioned in tandem. Assault, as delineated by California’s Penal Code PC 240, is an “unlawful attempt, coupled with present ability, to inflict physical harm on another person.” Battery, under Penal Code PC 242, involves intentional forceful contact with another person, even if no actual harm results. If you find yourself facing either of these charges, you may be uncertain about what they entail and what defense options you have. Additionally, a conviction will leave a mark on your criminal record, affecting background checks and, consequently, your chances of securing employment, housing, or even loans. Given the far-reaching implications, expert legal guidance is crucial in navigating the complexities of your charges.

    At Elite Criminal Defense, our seasoned attorneys are on hand to help you assess your situation and legal options. Contact us today for a comprehensive discussion of your case.

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    Case Dismissed

    Client was accused of multiple counts of child abuse. After Interacting with the District attorney’s office. All charges were dropped.

    TRO Dismissed

    Client was being accused by his neighbor of harassment. Firmed handled response and the Restraining Order was dismissed at trial.

    TRO Dismissed

    Client was being accused of assault by her roommate. Firm fought the Temporary Restraining Order in court and won in favor of our client.

    Charges Reduced

    Client was facing 15 years to life in Prison for multiple Felonies. After preparing for trial our firm was able to secure an offer that allowed our client to be placed into probation and avoid any jailtime.

    Trial Victory

    Client had received multiple offers from the prosecution in an attempt to settle the case. Firm advised client not accept any offers and fight the case. All charges dismissed at trial.

    Charges not filed.

    Client was under investigation for sexual misconduct with a minor. Police were looking for client to detain and interrogate. After client retained our firm, we were able to avoid an arrest and after interacting with DA and Law Enforcement, case was closed and no charges were ever filed.

    Not Guilty On All Counts

    Client was charged with Burglary and 2nd degree Murder. Jury fully acquitted client after less than one day of deliberations.

    Charges Reduced

    Felony DUI with Serious Injury reduced to 3 years probation

    Not Guilty

    Client was charged with Child molestation of his step daughter. Not guilty through trial.

    Not Guilty

    Client was charged with 3 counts of armed robbery. All charges dismissed at trial.

    Charges Not Filed

    Client was accused of stealing over 150,000 from his employer. After carful negotiations with his employer and the District Attorneys office, no charges were ever filed against him.

    Charges Reduced

    14 drug charges, with prior convictions client was facing many years in prison all dismissed before trial

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    If you or someone you know has been arrested, Don’t wait! Contact us right now for a free consultation. The sooner you have a criminal defense attorney on your criminal or DUI case, the better your chances of taking the correct steps to getting the results you want.

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