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Driving Offenses In California

California and the automobile are inseparable. The popularity of vehicles and the explosive growth in the state last century, as well as innumerable movies and television shows, as well as the states huge size like made that inexorable link.

But there is a shadow behind that glowing image. The operation of a motor vehicle weighing two or more tons moving at highway speeds possesses a significant risk. And California has responded with a wide range of traffic regulations and laws, a substantial number of which carry criminal penalties.

Serious Consequences From Driving Offenses

The penalties range from minor traffic infractions that only carry a fine and the potential to increase your car insurance payments to gross vehicular manslaughter, which could send you to prison for many years.

California Has Numerous Driving Offenses With Criminal Penalties

At Law Office of Richard Welsh, I can help you deal with the very serious consequences of these changes. Among the criminal charges that can arise from the operation of a motor vehicle in California, include:

  • Vehicular Manslaughter
    • While Intoxicated
    • Gross Vehicular Manslaughter (Gross Negligence)
    • Vehicular Manslaughter (Ordinary Negligence)
  • DUI Offenses
  • Driving on a Suspended License
  • Hit and Run

More Than 25 Years Of Experience With Criminal Law

I’m attorney Rick Welsh. I have the experience you need when you face the complex environment of a California criminal courtroom. I spent most of the last three decades as a prosecutor for Los Angeles County, often prosecuting these types of cases.

I understand what police and prosecution look for when building and charging these cases. I know the critical evidence and where mistakes are often made, as well as where to look for opportunities to challenge the credibility of witnesses and other evidence.

Contact Me Today

There’s no reason to wait. The sooner you speak with an experienced defense attorney, the sooner you can tell your side of the story and work through the legal process. In our initial consultation, I will pay close attention to your story, and I’ll explain exactly how I think I can help in your situation.

To schedule an initial consultation by phone or in my Tustin office, call 657-289-6932 or contact me via email. I represent clients throughout Orange County as well as Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties.