When people in California and elsewhere are charged with a crime and sentenced, they may believe that the verdict is over and they must serve their terms as the judge or jury decided. Most of the time, this is the case. However, there are some situations in a criminal case that may warrant a resentencing of the verdict. This is usually due to an error in the court process or misconduct involving a lawyer, the judge or the jury.
California drivers have a lot to lose if they get slapped with a conviction for a serious driving offense. At Leupp & Woodall, we provide the information you need to determine just how much of a threat these convictions can be to your ability to live a normal life.
California residents who have been in a lethal car accident may be facing numerous severe charges. Vehicular homicide or vehicular manslaughter could be among those charges, so it may be important to know the difference between the two.
If you or a loved one have been charged with vehicular manslaughter in California, you might have several questions. While the possible sentences and plea options may be unknown, one of the first things to cross your mind will likely be the bail necessary to be released from prison. The Superior Court of California has detailed the exact amounts that will be required for all types of vehicular manslaughter.
As a resident of California who may have gotten in trouble with the law before, it's important for you to be aware of California's three strikes law. Here at Leupp & Woodall, we strive to help you understand this law and how it can potentially have a large impact on your future, especially if you have prior felony convictions on your record.
If you have been arrested in California for driving under the influence of alcohol, you may be facing misdemeanor or felony charges. Misdemeanors generally carry more lenient penalties than felonies because they are considered less severe crimes. According to the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps, a DUI is generally a felony if you have been convicted of driving under the influence three times before or if during the incident someone was injured or killed. This means that not all felony DUIs will involve injures or accidents.