We at Perez & Perez know that being arrested and facing criminal charges can be terrifying experiences. Our skilled defense attorneys will know exactly what to do if you have been arrested.
When it comes to fighting a criminal case in court, having a knowledgeable criminal attorney on your side can make the difference. We know your expectations to have an experienced lawyer to protect your rights, investigate the circumstances of your arrest, and inform you of your legal options at all stages of the case. Hiring the attorneys at Perez & Perez is necessary to provide this quality defense you need to fight your charges effectively.
Alex B. Perez and Roland B. Perez are experienced criminal defense attorneys who have achieved spectacular results for their clients. Many of these results were thought to be impossible, but our aggressiveness, innovative strategies, experience, and skills allow us lets us achieve the results desired by our clients. Most people facing criminal charges do not have the financial ability to pay for all defenses costs. We are Perez & Perez care, and we understand and offer payment plans to assist our clients and accept all types of credit cards.
We defend every type of Felony charge, including serious assaults with deadly weapons, armed robberies, carjackings, felony spousal abuse, felony drug charges, sexual assaults, and homicides, through all phases of representation through jury trial. We also defend every type of Misdemeanor charge, including DUI, theft, assault, spousal abuse, drug charges, driving without a license or insurance, and probation violations through all phases of representation, including jury trial. In addition, we defend minors in all phases of Juvenile Law.
If you've been accused of a misdemeanor or a serious felony, our goal is always the complete dismissal of all charges. If this isn't possible, we can set the case for trial and or we can negotiate solutions for our clients that allow them to avoid jail and sometimes even prosecution.
Innocent people can also and are convicted of crimes every day without the proper defense. Even people who have committed some crime are convicted of much worse crimes only to spend the rest of their lives in prison. If you have been accused of a crime, you are facing a legal battle that will forever change the course of your life. You need an experienced criminal defense team fighting for you; you need Perez & Perez. You should act fast and protect your rights and your way of life.
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons…against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause..." (4th Amendment to the US Constitution)
We all know that you are supposed to be "presumed innocent until proven guilty." Unfortunately, the reality is that our criminal justice system is not perfect, and prosecutors have the resources to build and present a strong case against you. In fact, the prosecution's case has already started before you even have an opportunity to start your defense with the police investigation.
Get the help you need and contact the Law Offices of Perez & Perez. Your initial consultation with attorneys Alex B. Perez and Roland B. Perez is free. Simply fill out our consultation form. We will review your form and contact you to discuss your legal rights.
OUR PROFESSIONAL HELP CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN FREEDOM AND JAIL!
We know that being charged with DUI is a stressful and horrifying experience. By contacting Perez & Perez, you will receive the experience, honesty, and helpful advice from our lawyers Alex B. Perez and Roland B. Perez, who handle every DUI case personally. We are passionate about helping out our clients and resolving this matter.
We take the time to educate our clients in the relevant areas of DUI law. We want to make sure that our clients understand the charges and the possible implications and penalties related to those charges.
When someone is arrested for DUI, two separate cases are brought against the accused: a criminal court case and an administrative DMV hearing.
Those arrested for a DUI are generally charged with having violated two separate statutes in the criminal court case. The first statute is driving under the influence in violation of California Vehicle Code section 23152, subdivision (a). The second statute is driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or greater in violation of California Vehicle Code section 23152, subdivision (b).
To avoid lifelong consequences, you must act quickly, or your DUI arrest may haunt you long after the initial shock and anger have worn off. You must contact the DMV within 10 days of your arrest to request a hearing. WE can help; we can schedule the DMV hearing for you if you contact us timely. If you fail to contact the DMV within 10 days, your license will be automatically suspended. Perez & Perez is dedicated to protecting your rights
A qualified and experienced DUI Defense Attorney knows that it is not uncommon for law enforcement to make mistakes. We at Perez & Perez will review the actual defense available by the numerous procedural defenses in the DUI investigation and arrest. Whether a police officer gets a faulty reading from a Breathalyzer test or your blood alcohol content appears elevated due to a medication you take, you can rest assured that Perez & Perez will guide you in this matter. Your initial consultation with attorneys Alex B. Perez and Roland B. Perez is free. Simply fill out our consultation form. We will review your form and contact you to discuss your legal rights.
Our DUI Defense Qualifications
- Felony and Misdemeanor DUI / DWI – Accidents, Refusal, Warrants
- DMV – Administrative Hearings, Suspended Licenses / Restricted
- Forensic Analysis – Blood Split Test
- Calibration Verification – Title 17 Regulations – device properly calibrated, maintained, repaired according to State law
- Field Sobriety Tests (FST) were these tests administered properly National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- Member of the National College of DUI Defense – attend seminars year-round, up to date knowledge in DUI area of the Law
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- Common Abbreviations Used in DUI Traffic Law Enforcement
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Perez & Perez is committed to the pursuit of justice for all. Our goals and objectives are:
- To provide superior legal services
- To obtain outstanding results for our clients
- To protect those who cannot protect themselves
- To champion personal rights and accountability
- To restore dignity and quality of life to our clients
- To uphold the honor and dignity of the legal profession
- To uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity
- To provide superior legal services to our clients, in exchange for a fair fee
- To obtain financial compensation for the victims of accidents and negligence
- To establish good working relationships with our clients, so our clients are well-informed, well-served, and comfortable referring their friends and family members to our office.
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Perez & Perez is devoted to providing the highest level of legal services to all of our clients through our quality of legal representation. Our firm is well recognized, our staff is experienced and trained to serve you with the highest quality you expect and deserve. Perez & Perez has been a family-run business with experience, an honest reputation, and a tradition of aggressive representation. We focus on meeting and exceeding the individual needs of each client. Our primary goal is to listen to you and understand your needs. You can have comfort in knowing your legal representation is being handled in a responsive and cost-effective manner. We are flexible with our clients' needs and accept all types of credit cards and payment plans.
Our attorneys have been recognized for their continued legal education by legal organizations and other attorneys. Their experience came after many years of formal education at top-rated universities, Stanford University, USC Law School, Whittier Law School, and The National College of DUI Defense at Harvard University. The practice of law requires personal attention, and our office takes a personal interest in each client; we put our extensive education and legal training to work in the courtroom for our clients.
The partners of Perez & Perez are all seasoned litigation attorneys and experienced lawyers. We use our experience and “big firm" background and offer you the personal attention and responsive abilities of a smaller specialized firm in order to get your results.
Please contact us for a free consultation regarding your matter. In many cases, the quality of legal representation can make all the difference in your legal matter.
Federal cases are much more complex and require an experienced attorney with knowledge of the federal guidelines, sentencing, and process.
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There are numerous types of offenses that fall under the Federal Jurisdiction including Any offense that violates the laws stated in the United States Criminal Code, such as Smuggling, Internet Crimes, Large Quantity Narcotic Conspiracy Cases, Bank Robbery, Bank Fraud, Mail Fraud, Wire Fraud, RICO, Counterfeiting, Telemarketing Fraud, Computer Hacking, Drug Possession/Sales, Child Pornography, Money Laundering, and Tax Evasion. Further, any crime that is committed on federal property is subject to federal prosecution.
Your defense team, the U.S. attorney (the prosecutor), the grand jury, and the Federal Judge will decide your case in the federal system. The U.S. attorney represents the United States. The grand jury reviews evidence presented by the U.S. attorney and decides whether there is sufficient evidence to require a defendant to stand trial. A federal district judge makes ruling on motions and grants orders and imposes sentencing.
First, when a person receives a subpoena to testify before a grand jury, as with an investigation, it is not always apparent whether the person is being subpoenaed as a witness or as a potential target for indictment. As with an investigation, a federal criminal defense lawyer advises a client who is testifying as to when it may be beneficial to "take the fifth." An experienced lawyer might be able to obtain immunity in exchange for testimony.
If an arrest is made, the judge advises the defendant of the charges at the arraignment. A probation officer from pre-trial services will immediately interview the defendant and write a report to assist the judge in whether to release the defendant with certain restrictions or keep the defendant in jail.
Criminal cases include an exchange of evidence at the pre-trial discovery proceedings. However, the government case may include restrictions to protect government informants' identity and prevent intimidation of witnesses. Motions are filed, which are requests for rulings by the court before the trial. Defense attorneys file several of these motions at this stage, including motions to suppress evidence and/or motions to obtain informants' information to challenge and numerous other motions as needed.
The attorneys also may file motions, which are requests for rulings by the court before the trial. For example, defense attorneys often file a motion to suppress evidence, which asks the court to exclude from the trial evidence that the defendant believes was obtained by the government in violation of the defendant's constitutional rights.
Defendants do not have to prove their innocence. The burden of proof is on the government to prove "beyond a reasonable doubt," that the defendant committed the crime.
The defendant is released if found not guilty at trial. The defendant cannot be charged again with the same crime in a federal court because of double jeopardy protection.
After trial, if the defendant is found guilty, the Federal Judge will sentence the defendant. A sentence may include time in prison, a fine, and or restitution to the victims.
Crimes listed in the U.S. criminal code are all assessed as a base offense value. Points are then calculated depending on the circumstances of the case. A federal district judge may then impose a sentence based on the total points given in the case.
Clearly, it is imperative that you are represented by the Law Offices of Perez & Perez and their attorneys who are familiar with federal court procedures.
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Alex Perez is a very successful appellate attorney who is able to find justice where others could not and win the cases. Mr. Perez learned and developed strategies that will help to challenge a conviction or reducing a sentence on appeal.
An appellate court is a court that hears cases in which a lower court has already made a decision, and a party in the case wants to challenge the ruling based upon some legal grounds to be appealed. Judges are human and, on occasion, can make mistakes in their rulings. Innocent defendants may receive unfair sentences. Wrongful convictions can occur as a result of errors made during the trial. Thankfully, the law provides a remedy by allowing appeals. A verdict can be reversed or a new trial granted by seeking an appeal and the Assistance of an experienced attorney.
Trial errors can be made in a number of ways:
- Evidence may have been used against the person but shouldn't have been allowed
- Evidence that might have helped the person may have been kept out wrongfully
- The wrong laws may have been used
- An attorney may have made an inappropriate argument
- The jury instructions may have confused the jurors
- The sentence may not have been appropriate for the crime
- The trial court may have excluded defense evidence that should have been heard by the jury
- The trial court may have permitted the jury to hear prosecution evidence that should have been excluded
- Prosecutors can make unintentional errors or engage in intentional misconduct
- Defense attorneys can make mistakes that deprive the defendant of the effective Assistance of counsel
Mr. Perez will review the record and reports to make sure no issue was missed. The record and reports will provide the information he will need to challenge the conviction through the use of writs and appeals. Under California law, a criminal appeal must be filed within 60 days of sentencing. The criminal appeal process is designed to give defendants a second chance to present their case in front of a higher court.
The entire process starts by formally filing a notice of appeal in the court where a conviction or ruling occurred and then actually filing the appeal with the appropriate appellate court. After that, a copy of all the criminal trial papers and testimony is gathered and filed with the appropriate California Court of Appeals.
Notice of appeal is filed, the "record on appeal," or transcripts, are prepared and filed by a court clerk and reporter.
Appellant's opening brief is then prepared by the attorney, who has found the errors, researched the relevant law and cases, and written a brief containing the "grounds for appeal;" the reasons why the decisions should be overruled.
A "respondent's brief" is then filed by the prosecution, and then the appellate lawyer may file an "appellant's reply brief" in response to the prosecutor's arguments.
Three judges in the Court of Appeal then hear "oral arguments" on both sides.
Months after the arguments, the court makes its decision or gives an "opinion" in the case.
Difference Between an Appeal and a Writ
A conviction after a trial should be attacked with the use of an Appeal and a writ. There are time limits within which an appeal and a writ should be filed; that is why it is so important that an experienced appellate attorney like Mr. Perez start to work on the case as soon as possible after a conviction. Delaying beyond these time limits may prevent you from filing an appeal.
Generally, an appeal challenges the conviction by challenging what occurred during the trial or other hearings. An appeal is a request to a higher court to change a decision made by a lower court. This request must be made within a limited period of time after a lower court conviction and must meet certain requirements to be considered. A higher court will also examine whether the lower court's judgment was proper in light of the evidence presented at trial. No new evidence is admitted in a California state or Federal criminal appeal unless there are exceptional circumstances.
On the other hand, a writ appeals the conviction by challenging what did not occur during the trial or other hearings. It primarily attacks the job the defense attorney did or, more importantly, did not do. The performance of the defense attorney is challenged. The witnesses he refused to interview or did the interview but did not call to trial for no apparent reason. It also attacks the motions he did not file, the arguments he did not make, the jury instructions he did not request, etc. Although a writ does not necessarily overturn a prior conviction, it can be used to provide significant relief to a sentence or criminal penalty.
What is a Writ of Habeas Corpus?
A Writ of Habeas Corpus is a constitutionally guaranteed right for an individual to challenge the conditions of his or her criminal sentence. It is typically used to challenge the illegal imprisonment of an individual and is an important tool in reducing the severity of criminal sentences.
Difference Between Federal Court and State Court
The attack on a conviction starts in the state courts. The issues that exist must first be presented to a state court before it can be filed in a Federal Court. A conviction can be challenged in state court because it violates the United States Constitution, California Constitution, or law in California. Before the conviction can be challenged in a Federal Court, the California Supreme Court must be given an opportunity to look at the issues. Once the California Supreme Court is finished with the case, the conviction can be challenged in Federal Court.
A conviction can only be challenged in Federal Court by reason of the fact that it violates the United States Constitution. Mr. Perez will know how to frame a violation of the California Constitution or of law in California into a violation of the United States Constitution if it is possible.
Your Right to Appeal
If you have been wrongfully convicted of a crime, you should make every effort possible to challenge a wrongful conviction. Similarly, if you feel your sentence is not a fair one, challenging your conviction could result in a better outcome. An experienced appellate attorney can determine if your case is a candidate for appeal. In order to find out whether you should appeal, contact appellate attorney Alex B. Perez right away at +1 (714) 961-1966. Mr. Perez handles appeals throughout the State of California.
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Welcome to all visitors to the Law Offices of Perez & Perez; we are dedicated to representing personal injury victims or family members of victims who have been injured due to serious injuries or have a wrongful death claim as a result of auto accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian injuries, wrongful battery, victims of crime, dog attacks, slip and falls and general negligence.
If you've been injured in an accident, you need a top-quality lawyer to maximize your benefits. Attorneys at Perez & Perez know the system and understand how insurance companies think and work. We represent our clients on a contingency fee basis. This means we are paid for our services only if, and when, there is a recovery. We thoroughly investigate all potential actions before pursuing a lawsuit and do not pursue any frivolous actions. Because our payment is dependent upon obtaining successful results, we carefully assess all claims. We can help you recover the highest amount you deserve. Your initial consultation with attorneys Alex B. Perez and Roland B. Perez is free. Simply fill out our consultation form. We will review your form and contact you to discuss your legal rights.
You will receive experienced, honest, helpful advice from our lawyers Alex B. Perez and Roland B. Perez, who personally handle every case. Perez & Perez is fully staffed with skilled assistants and secretaries to assist the attorneys in handling your case quickly and expertly. Everyone will treat you with kindness and respect at all times. We guide all of our clients through the legal and financial challenges they face during the recovery process. We are passionate about helping out our clients, and it shows our case results and the number of referrals we get from past clients and other attorneys. It is essential that you trust your personal injury case only to the most experienced and knowledgeable attorneys. Please take advantage of our free consultation program for a free case evaluation by an experienced personal injury attorney.
When one is issued with a lawsuit or faced with legal issues, sound legal advice from an attorney and a law firm with experience, integrity and results may be the most important decision one can make. Perez & Perez has been earning the respect of clients, colleagues, and the community year after year.
We have successfully defended cases involving complex Business Litigation, Surety Defense, Auto Accident Defense, Contract Defense, Premises Liability, and Corporate Officer/Shareholder Liability suits. In addition, we handle all matters involving Real Property with Landlord/Tenant issues and Homeowner/Condominium/Timeshare Association Law.
The legal process in civil defense is often filed with emotionally charged individuals, understanding this is what sets Perez & Perez apart from other firms. We care about each and every client we represent. The attorneys of Perez & Perez have legal experience and are committed to assisting a client in minimizing trauma and maximizing legal protection.
Perez & Perez will identify and prioritize the legal issues. We create a sensible plan of action to address the situation. Whether in court representing a client or merely counseling a client in our office, we are committed to bringing each and every case our full experience, skill and judgment, we have acquired.
Juvenile law is an area of law that deals with issues involving the rights of children who are brought under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court. The Law Office of Perez & Perez handles two areas of law that juveniles are subject to the court system: Juvenile Dependency and Juvenile Delinquency.
Juvenile Delinquency Law
Involves children that have committed crimes. A person under the age of 18 years that commits a crime is generally not charged in an adult court with the crime but is charged as a minor in the specialized juvenile court. The minor is to be detained in a juvenile facility or released to a relative/caretaker until the local prosecutor reviews the facts of the crime and decides if the minor will intact be charged with the commission of a crime.
Juvenile Dependency Law
Involves children that have suffered physical or emotional harm. When there is a report to a social service agency or a law enforcement agency of a child that has been abused, abandoned, or neglected, an informal investigation takes place, and the child may be removed from the home and placed in foster care or with a relative until the matter can be heard in the juvenile court.
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Roland B. Perez is an experienced and dedicated juvenile law attorney with experienced representation in both areas: Dependency and Delinquency. He has specialized in the education and study of juvenile law at the Center for Children's Rights at Whittier Law School and included a judicial clerkship as a legal research intern under the Presiding Judge Michael Nash of the Edmund D. Edelman Children's Court.
Welcome, all to the Law Offices of Perez & Perez. We are dedicated to representing elder and dependent adult victims of abuse and neglect or family members of victims who have been injured due to abuse or neglect or have a wrongful death claim as a result of this abuse or neglect, including physical assaults and battery, rape, medication errors, malnutrition, dehydration, unlawful restraints, pressure sore development, slip and falls, prolonged illnesses, and general medical/nursing negligence. We recognize that elders and dependent adults may be subjected to abuse, neglect, or abandonment and believe that we as a community are responsible for protecting these persons who otherwise cannot fend for themselves.
We also recognize that our elders and dependent adults are more subject to abuse, neglect, and abandonment risks. Many suffer physical impairments and other poor health that place them in a dependent and vulnerable position. In fact, a significant number of them have developmental disabilities with mental and verbal limitations that often leave them vulnerable to abuse and incapable of asking for help and protection.
We are here to help you navigate the maze of California's complex statutory and regulatory system governing elder and dependent adult abuse. Our elder law attorneys here at Perez & Perez have over a decade of experience litigating these types of cases for the other side, know the healthcare system, and understand how insurance companies think and work. We represent our clients on a contingency fee basis. This means we are paid for our services only if, and when, there is a recovery. We thoroughly investigate all potential actions before pursuing a lawsuit and do not pursue any frivolous actions. Because our payment is dependent upon obtaining successful results, we carefully assess all claims. We can help you recover the highest amount you deserve. Your initial consultation with our attorneys is free. Simply fill out our consultation form. We will review your form and contact you to discuss your legal rights.
You will receive experienced, honest, helpful advice from our lawyers at Perez & Perez, who personally handle every case. We are fully staffed with skilled assistants and secretaries to assist the attorneys in handling your case quickly and expertly. Everyone will treat you with kindness and respect at all times. We guide all of our clients through the legal and financial challenges they face during the recovery process. We are passionate about helping out our clients, and it shows in our case results and the number of referrals we get from past clients and other attorneys. It is essential that you trust your elder abuse case only to the most experienced and knowledgeable attorneys. Please take advantage of our free consultation program for a free case evaluation by an experienced personal injury attorney.
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