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Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Jeffrey D. Gold is a very experienced criminal defense attorney having conducted hundreds of trials during his 25 year career as a trial attorney. As explained above he is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s program which is dedicated to obtaining justice for people when the long strong arm of power is prosecuting them. He and his team are imminently qualified and dedicated to providing the best available representation to clients charged with any felony or misdemeanor in both State and Federal Court. Some of the more common offenses are listed below.

There is simply no more qualified Criminal Defense Lawyer than Jeff Gold

There is simply no more qualified Criminal Defense Lawyer than Jeff Gold.

DUI/DWI Defense

Just because you have been charged with a DUI it does not mean you have to accept that there is no defense to the charge. There are many defenses that can be raised – such as poor roadside investigation by the officers, mistakes in the breathalyzer or other tests. There are medical conditions that may be present, or foods that have been ingested, that can cause false chemical test readings. But the procedures in a DUI case are complex and the law can be complicated. Only an experienced criminal defense attorney can see all the potential defenses and then have the expertise to present them to a judge or jury and win your case.

Call The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold, A Professional Law Corporation for a free consultation at TEL: 562-863-7901 | 24 HRS TEL: 562-863-4131 or contact us online.

Who Needs a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Theft

Theft (also called larceny) is a crime against property under the laws of California. To prove theft, a prosecutor must prove the defendant had the specific intent to permanently take or withhold the property owner’s possession or right to the property. The offense can involve personal property, money, or real property, as well as the value of labor or services.

The California Penal Code distinguishes between petty theft and grand theft. Section 487 of the Penal Code establishes grand theft when the theft involves property, money, or labor valued above $950. However, a prosecutor can charge a defendant with grand theft when the theft involves: over $250 in domestic livestock, farm goods, or aquacultural products; over $950 in labor conferred over a period of twelve months; any property taken from the victim’s person; any property that is a car, horse, livestock, or a firearm; and other specified circumstances.

Any laws using the terms “larceny, embezzlement or stealing” should be read as if they contain the term “theft.” Accordingly, California theft and larceny laws are one and the same.

There are several defenses to charges of theft or larceny such as:

  • Claim of ownership or right of possession
  • Mistake of fact or law
  • Owner’s consent
  • Entrapment
  • Intoxication resulting in a lack of intent to steal

The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold, has represented thousands of clients, conducted hundreds of trials and practiced criminal defense law for decades. Call The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold, A Professional Law Corporation for a free consultation. at TEL: 562-863-7901 | 24 HRS TEL: 562-863-4131 or contact us online.

White Collar Crimes

These crimes usually refer to the crime of fraud. Under California law, fraud encompasses a number of different offenses in which a party intentionally creates an unfair benefit for him or herself, or causes a person a loss.

Examples of fraud include:

  • Forgery and identity theft— Including Internet fraud, forging or counterfeiting an ID or driver’s license, and falsely impersonating someone
  • Insurance fraud— Providing false information regarding an insurance application or policy to obtain payments to which you are not entitled
  • Mortgage fraud— Often arises from an alleged misstatement or false statement in a real estate document, including a misstatement as to who an employer is or how much income was generated from a real estate sale
  • Bank fraud— The use of fraudulent means to obtain money, assets or other property owned or held by a financial institution
  • Identity theft— Knowingly using the personal identifying information, financial identifying information or financial device of another person without permission or lawful authority to obtain cash, credit, property, services or any other thing of value

Fraud can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the defendant’s criminal history and the specific facts of the case. This sliding scale allows for a wide range of penalties and the combination of fines and jail time.

These are the more common crimes referred to as fraud.

  • Bank Fraud
  • Bankruptcy Fraud
  • Bribery
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Computer Hacking
  • Cybercrime
  • Counterfeiting or Forgery
  • Email Interception
  • Embezzlement
  • Extortion
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Identity Theft
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Internet Fraud
  • Money Laundering
  • Racketeering
  • Pyramid Scheme
  • Securities Fraud
  • Tax Evasion / Tax Fraud
  • Telemarketing Fraud
  • Wire Fraud

Jeff Gold has represented thousands of clients, conducted hundreds of trials and practiced criminal defense law for decades. Call The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold, A Professional Law Corporation for a free consultation. at TEL: 562-863-7901 | 24 HRS TEL: 562-863-4131 or contact us online.

Traffic Violations

If you have been charged with a traffic violation, you may be eligible for traffic school, which will keep the conviction and point off your record.

In general, traffic violations are split into three distinct categories: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. Infractions are the only violations not considered actual crimes. Usually, the only thing you have to do to deal with an infraction is pay off the fine. They include any non-moving violations as well as the less serious moving violations.

A more serious traffic offense is a misdemeanor. You will have to pay a fine and there is also the possibility that you will have to go to jail for up to a year. The most serious traffic offenses are felony traffic violations like vehicular manslaughter which may involve a sentence of state prison.

Although the penalties are the same throughout the state things like having points added to your driver’s license or having that driver’s license revoked or suspended, and the fine that you pay varies from area to area.

Some common traffic crimes are listed below:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • DMV Hearings
  • Hit and Run
  • Reckless Driving
  • Speeding
  • Failing to Stop
  • Failing to Yield
  • Checkpoint Stops
  • Driving on a Suspended License or Revoked License
  • Driving without a Driver’s License
  • Unsafe Lane Changes
  • And Other Traffic Violations

Jeffrey D. Gold, has represented thousands of clients, conducted hundreds of trials and practiced criminal defense law for decades. Call The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold, A Professional Law Corporation for a free consultation. at TEL: 562-863-7901 | 24 HRS TEL: 562-863-4131 or contact us online.

Do you need Jeff Gold if you are charged with a Sex Offense?

There is no lawyer in the Los Angeles area who is more qualified to represent you on a sex offense charge than Jeff Gold. When charged with a sex offense the stakes are high. Only an experienced and qualified criminal defense attorney can assure that you receive the best defense to the charges against you. We have experience in the following areas:

  • Child Abuse
  • Child Enticement
  • Child Pornography
  • Computer Pornography
  • Date Rape
  • Failure to Register
  • Indecent Exposure
  • Internet Pornography
  • Lewd and Lascivious Conduct
  • Marital Rape
  • Megan’s Law
  • Molestation
  • Obscenity
  • Pandering
  • Pornography
  • Prostitution
  • Rape
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Statutory Rape

Jeffrey D. Gold, has represented thousands of clients, conducted hundreds of trials and practiced criminal defense law for decades. Call The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold, A Professional Law Corporation for a free consultation. at TEL: 562-863-7901 | 24 HRS TEL: 562-863-4131 or contact us online.

Drug Crimes

During his career Jeffrey D. Gold, has represented many clients and conducted hundreds of trials on a variety of drug charges. Among the more common offenses are:

  • Crack Cocaine
  • Sentencing Modifications
  • Drug Cultivation
  • Drug Distribution Defense
  • Drug Manufacturing Defense
  • Drug Possession
  • Possession for Sale
  • Prescription Fraud
  • Drug Trafficking

Jeffrey D. Gold, can provide you with the expertise only a seasoned trial lawyer can. Call The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold, A Professional Law Corporation for a free consultation. at TEL: 562-863-7901 | 24 HRS TEL: 562-863-4131 or contact us online.

Violent Crimes

The punishments for violent crimes are severe no matter where you live. If you have been accused of a serious, violent crime, you could be facing years in prison, a life sentence, or even the death penalty. In this situation, you obviously want the best possible criminal defense lawyer on your side.

The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold believes that everyone accused of a crime, no matter how serious, deserves energetic and capable legal representation… If you, or someone you know, has been charged with a violent crime, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Not all attorneys have the extensive trial experience of Jeffrey D. Gold, who has represented thousands of clients, conducted hundreds of trials and practiced criminal defense law for decades. Call The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold, A Professional Law Corporation for a free consultation. at TEL: 562-863-7901 | 24 HRS TEL: 562-863-4131 or contact.

Homicide

If you are charged with a homicide don’t settle for less than the best. Whether you are facing special circumstances murder charges or the death penalty, The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold, A Professional Law Corporation has the resources necessary to defend your case. We understand that homicide and murder cases require significant forensic evidence.

The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold, A Professional Law Corporation is a skilled California homicide defense attorney who uses only industry-leading experts. They can collect, preserve, and analyze evidence for my clients’ defense. They can also provide expert testimony concerning DNA, fingerprints, trace evidence, and firearms.

If you, or someone you know, has been charged with a homicide, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Not all attorneys have the extensive trial experience of Jeffrey D. Gold, who has represented thousands of clients, conducted hundreds of trials and practiced criminal defense law for decades.

Call The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold, for a free consultation at TEL: 562-863-7901 | 24 HRS TEL: 562-863-4131 or contact us online.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence crimes are among the most aggressively prosecuted crimes in California. Depending upon the severity of the domestic abuse or criminal threats, punishment can result in a jail sentence of up to one year or incarceration in state prison. Large fines, mandatory counseling sessions, mandatory alcohol education classes, temporary or permanent restraining orders and a lifetime ban on firearm possession may also be required. If you are not a U.S. citizen, conviction on domestic abuse could lead to your deportation.

The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold is a well-respected criminal defense firm. They will provide an aggressive defense against domestic violence charges. We will investigate all aspects of your case with the goal of getting your charges reduced or dismissed.

California’s domestic violence laws state that domestic abuse involves:

  • An individual who is physically hurting or trying to hurt someone, intentionally or recklessly
  • Sexual assault
  • Threats that make someone reasonably afraid that he or she or someone else will be seriously hurt
  • Behavior like harassing, stalking, threatening or hitting someone
  • Disturbing one’s peace or destroying someone’s personal property

A domestic violence case can be tried as either a felony or a misdemeanor. The prosecutor decides based largely on the specific circumstances of the case, including whether a victim was seriously injured.

As with other areas of criminal defense work, the Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold has extensive experience in these cases. Call The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold, A Professional Law Corporation for a free consultation at TEL: 562-863-7901 | 24 HRS TEL: 562-863-4131 or contact us online.

Expungements

Background checks for employment, professional licensing, college admission and financial aid, or even renting an apartment have become common. If you have a criminal record as a result of a mistake made many years ago or even for a recent conviction, California law provides for a means to clear your record.

Expungement is a legal process by which a conviction or plea of either guilty or no contest in a criminal case is set aside and the case is dismissed. It relieves the defendant of certain penalties and disabilities that result from a criminal action, such as having to divulge his or her criminal record on employment applications or in other similar situations.

Only governmental agencies will have access to the record. This means that applying for employment at a private company will reveal no criminal background, nor will a background check conducted by any personal or professional acquaintance.

The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold will provide experienced representation for you in the expungement of your record. We will investigate all aspects of your case with the goal of getting your record cleared. Call The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold, for a free consultation at TEL: 562-863-7901 | 24 HRS TEL: 562-863-4131 or contact us online.

Weapons Offenses

The state of California regulates who may possess, carry and use a firearm and what types of firearms are considered lawful. Automatic weapons and other types of guns are prohibited in California.

Also, certain people are not allowed to own or possess firearms. This includes convicted felons, some people on probation, juveniles convicted of serious crimes and people who are subject to a restraining order stemming from a domestic dispute.

If you face a handgun or weapons charge in California, you need straight answers from an experienced weapons crimes defense attorney. The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold provides an aggressive defense for these cases. We will investigate all aspects of your case with the goal of getting your charges reduced or dismissed.

Our firm is experienced in defending individuals against a variety of weapons charges, including:

  • Unlawful possession of a firearm
  • Use of a deadly weapon
  • Reckless discharge of a firearm
  • Possession of illegal firearms
  • Illegal sale of a firearm

Often, weapons charges stem from an arrest on another matter or being stopped by police for something else. Our firm will review the facts of your arrest to make sure that your constitutional rights were not violated.

Certain crimes have enhancements that significantly increase the criminal penalties if a defendant was in possession of a firearm during the commission of the crime. If you are charged with a crime involving the use or possession of a gun, you need to discuss your case with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer who has expertise in California weapons laws.

If you, or someone you know, has been charged with a weapons charge, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Not all attorneys have the extensive trial experience of Jeffrey D. Gold, who has represented thousands of clients, conducted hundreds of trials and practiced criminal defense law for decades. Call The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold, A Professional Law Corporation for a free consultation. at TEL: 562-863-7901 | 24 HRS TEL: 562-863-4131 or contact us online.

If you have been recently charged with a crime, you are probably anxious or afraid, nervous and upset. You may have concerns about how a conviction will impact your job, your relationships and even your life. At Jeffrey D. Gold, we have represented countless people in similar situations who share those feelings and we understand. When you become a client of this law firm, you can rest easy knowing we will do our very best to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.

Call The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold, A Professional Law Corporation for a free consultation. at TEL: 562-863-7901 | 24 HRS TEL: 562-863-4131 or contact us online.

Our very experienced and skilled team of criminal defense attorneys will work with you to obtain the best results possible for you and to minimize the impact of your criminal charge on your life.

For a free initial consultation with The Law Offices of Jeffrey D. Gold call us at TEL: 562-863-7901 | 24 HRS TEL: 562-863-4131 or contact us online.

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