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Your Criminal Defense Attorney in Leucadia, CA

Leucadia is a lovely seaside community about 25 miles north of Downtown San Diego. This charming section of Encinitas is a famous surfing community, and you can even take lessons at the Leucadia Surf school.

Although real estate prices are going up, Leucadia still has a rustic feel with a lot of uniquely designed medium-sized homes. In addition to surfing, people in Leucadia enjoy healthy activities like yoga and bicycling. If you’re looking for quaint shops and fine dining, downtown Encinitas is just a few blocks away.

People in Leucadia deserve to have the best legal representation if they are facing criminal charges. Call jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys today at (760) 630-2000 to learn more. Our team of highly talented defense lawyers are experts in California and military law.

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Your DUI Lawyers in Leucadia

A DUI is a serious criminal offense that can have a dramatic impact on your life. After your arrest, you only have a few days to request a DMV hearing to retain your driving privileges, so you’ll want to talk to your Leucadia DUI Attorney right away.

If you are charged with a DUI, you may be facing the following penalties.

  • Heavy fines
  • Jail time
  • The loss of driving privileges
  • Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Community service
  • Alcohol education classes
  • Probation
  • Damage to your immigration status
  • Losing your job or professional license

Criminal proceedings after a DUI begin with an arraignment where you will have to enter a plea on the charges you’re facing. If you find the right lawyer, they may be able to negotiate a favorable outcome without going to trial, or they may be able to successfully fight the charges in court.

If you are serving in the military, the consequence for a DUI could be severe. You may be facing the loss of rank, a deduction in pay, and a dishonorable discharge. At jD Law, we have extensive experience helping both military and civilian clients get their charges reduces or dismissed altogether.

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Violent Crime Defense Lawyers in Leucadia

District attorneys are pretty eager to prosecute anyone who’s charged with a violent crime. Maybe you were defending yourself or someone you love in a fight, or maybe it’s a case of mistaken identity. No matter what your situation, you’re going to need an attorney on your side who knows the local legal system inside out.

Our founding partner James N. Dicks has worked as a police investigator and he’s one of just 30 Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists in San Diego County. Our team of lawyers will determine the best strategy for protecting your freedom.

We’ve defended clients against the following types of violent charges, and more:

  • Armed robbery
  • Child abuse
  • Carjacking
  • Arson
  • Murder/attempted murder/manslaughter
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault & battery
  • Hate crimes
  • Terrorism charges

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Theft Crimes Defense Lawyers in Leucadia

Theft crimes are a complex area of the law, that includes everything from petty theft, grand theft, burglary, auto theft, shoplifting, and receiving stolen property, to white collar offenses like embezzlement, identity theft, and bank fraud.

Whether you are facing felony or misdemeanor charges, our team at jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys knows how to craft the best defense for you. We will review every aspect of your case and conduct an investigation to find any information that may exonerate you or cast doubt on your guilt.

We know how to counter every argument prosecutors make and how to challenge evidence that wasn’t properly collected. Our Leucadia criminal attorneys will fight tooth and nail for you, whether that means negotiating a favorable outcome with prosecutors or taking your case to court.

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Drug Law Defense Lawyers in Leucadia

Drug charges can involve the sale, possession, manufacturing, distribution, and unauthorized use of legal and illegal drugs. Any of these offenses can get you serious jail time and some of them can put you behind bars for decades. No matter what type of drugs charges you are up against, having the right criminal defense attorney can make a huge difference.

Drug laws have changed in California, and in some cases alternative sentencing may be available for people accused of possessing small amounts of drugs or being under the influence. Diversion programs may allow your lawyer to keep you out of jail by convincing the court to accept a plea deal that could include treatment, probation, substance abuse classes, and community service.

Drug offenses such as possessing large amounts of drugs with the intent to sell, trafficking drugs, and manufacturing drugs are subject to felony charges that carry huge fines and stiff prison sentences.

There are several factors that can drastically increase your chances of spending several years in jail if you are convicted of a drug crime. These include offenses committed in close proximity to a school, manufacturing drugs in a residence that includes children, including minors in the sale of trafficking of drugs, or committing an act of violence in combination with a drug offense.

At jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys, we will employ every available tool to protect your freedom. We have successfully defeated drug charges in the past using the following legal defenses:

  • Illegal search and seizure
  • The drugs were not in your possession
  • Your rights were violated
  • Police misconduct
  • Fabricated evidence
  • Mistaken identity
  • False accusations made for personal reasons
  • Police entrapment using threats, harassment, or fraud

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Facing Criminal Charges in Leucadia?

At jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys, we know how to provide a robust criminal defense to protect your freedom.

Give us a call today at (760) 630-2000 to find out how we can help. At jD Law Criminal Defense Attorneys, we’re always fighting for you.

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