FELONY MURDER RULE

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CALIFORNIA FELONY-MURDER RULE

California’s felony-murder rule attaches criminal liability to anyone who kills another human being during the commission of an inherently dangerous felony. The rule was established with the goal of holding people who engage in dangerous behavior accountable for the harm to others. Because of this rule, the government can allege criminal liability for the death of another even if the accused did not intend for anyone to die during the commission of certain conduct.

The purpose of the felony murder rule is to deter people from engaging in dangerous behavior that may lead to loss of life. When the felony murder rule is applied, the court does not distinguish between intentional, accidental, or negligent homicides. If a person dies during the commission of a felony, the felony murder rule applies and the person engaged in committing the felony can be charged with murder.

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SACRAMENTO COUNTY WARRANTS

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If you believe that you have an outstanding warrant out of Sacramento County contact our offices immediately.

The experienced criminal defense attorney you will speak with will need to determine if the warrant is a bench warrant or an arrest warrant. With bench warrants, the criminal defense attorneys will work with your bail agent to secure release. Bench warrants are issued when a defendant fails to appear at a hearing. Many courts will allow a bail agent to re-assume the bond (meaning reinstate the previous bond) for a minimal fee. If you have missed a court appearance in Sacramento or any other Northern California criminal court, it is likely that the court issued a bench warrant for your arrest. Contact the Law Offices of Alin Cintean immediately so that one of our criminal defense attorneys can work to arrange a new court date for you. Continue reading “SACRAMENTO COUNTY WARRANTS”

FEDERAL CRIMES

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SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDING FEDERAL CRIMINAL CHARGES

Criminal defense attorney in Sacramento Alin Cintean has successfully represented numerous federal defendants in California. Alin Cintean is dedicated to protecting your rights and achieving the best possible outcome in your case.

Federal crimes refer to crimes prosecuted under federal law. While the district attorney prosecutes state crimes, the United States attorney prosecutes federal crimes. State courts are responsible for adjudicating most state-related issues, including family law, real property issues, and traffic violations. Federal courts have jurisdiction over cases implicating federal laws and issues involving more than one state.

Most white-collar crimes, for example, are governed by federal securities law and therefore are adjudicated in federal court. Matters involving interstate and international commerce, like drug trafficking, racketeering, and wire fraud cross state lines and are therefore considered federal crimes.

Examples of other federal crimes include:

  • Bribery
  • Extortion
  • Embezzlement
  • Money laundering
  • Forgery and counterfeiting
  • Computer and cyber crimes
  • Insurance and healthcare fraud
  • Federal drug charges
  • Gun crimes

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POLICE CONTACT

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If you have been contacted by law enforcement, now is the time to contact Law Offices of Alin Cintean by calling (916) 441-3500.

It is not uncommon for someone to have no knowledge that they are being investigated until a federal agent or a detective attempts to make contact and obtain a statement. Most often the contact will be attempted in person but it is also not uncommon for law enforcement to initiate phone contact. If contact was attempted and the person was not home, a detective or agent may leave behind a business card with a number to call. Sometimes in rare situations law enforcement will attempt to make contact with the friends or family of the person they want to speak with. If you suspect that you are the subject of an investigation do not wait to call a criminal defense attorney.
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FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES

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If You Are Facing Federal Drug Charges, You Need A Criminal Defense Lawyer in Sacramento With Experience Handling Drug Crime Defense Work In Federal Court

Many of the activities involving the production, sale, possession, or use of illicit drugs violate both state and federal criminal law. However, some activities violate only either a state law or a federal law.

For example, in California, despite statewide propositions that have sought to legalize marijuana use for medical purposes, federal law still prohibits the manufacture, sale, and possession of marijuana. Accordingly, individuals who believe they may conduct certain marijuana-related activities in California with impunity are mistaken, and may be surprised to find themselves arrested and charged by federal authorities. This is just one example where, when state and federal laws differ, a defendant may find himself or herself charged with a federal rather than state drug crime. Continue reading “FEDERAL DRUG CHARGES”

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT CRIMES & CHARGES

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What is Assault?

Though many people think of assault as a part of or connected to battery, most likely due to our consistent use of “assault and battery” as a phrase, the state of California considers assault and battery separate charges. While battery is defined as unlawful and willful physical contact with another individual, assault is defined as the unlawful attempt combined with the present ability to commit violent injury to another person, or an attempt and ability to commit battery. Essentially, assault is attempted battery. If you’ve been charged with assault, or have questions of the differences, make sure to contact a  Sacramento criminal defense lawyer for legal assistance pertaining to your specific case. Continue reading “AGGRAVATED ASSAULT CRIMES & CHARGES”

CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL LICENSE ALLEGATIONS

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FALSE PROFESSIONAL LICENSE ALLEGATIONS

There are many possible defenses when a regulatory licensing board has filed an accusation against a professional license holder. One of the more common defenses is that the factual allegations lodged against the licensee are untrue.

Although this type of defense may seem obvious in a California professional license defense case, not every professional license accusation can or should be defended in this manner. If a skilled and knowledgeable professional license defense attorney decides to use this defense, the professional license defense lawyer should be ready to take all the necessary steps available to illuminate the facts that show the client did not violate the state licensing board’s rules, codes or regulations. The license defense attorney should immediately begin to sculpt out the known facts in order to show that the allegations against the professional license holder are just plain false.

OUR ATTORNEYS WILL INVESTIGATE ALL CLAIMS MADE BY THE REGULATING BOARD

At the Law Offices of Alin Cintean we are ready to thoroughly and zealously investigate all claims made by the regulating board. This is done to quickly determine if the licensing agency possesses any evidence required to show the professional license holder violated the regulatory agency’s codes of conduct. Experienced Sacramento professional license defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Alin Cintean knows that just because a licensing agency brings forth allegations, it does not mean the agency will be able to prove that the allegations are true. The allegations must be carefully compared to the existing codes and regulations. Many accusations will fall apart when the evidence is viewed in light of all the rules of evidence as well as subjected to rigorous cross-examination. Continue reading “CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL LICENSE ALLEGATIONS”

THE ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW PROCESS

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In the state of California, by law, many people who hold a profession in an industry like medical, legal, construction, service, and many more, require to hold a current professional license in order to practice their profession. If you are a licensed professional, you have invested a substantial amount of years and money for education. You are considered an expert in your field and know how to advance in such profession. If you are facing an investigation, allegation or accusation that questions your license, contact an experienced Sacramento professional license defense attorney immediately for help.

Some disciplinary actions against your licensee could occur for:

  • Negligent care
  • Improper prescriptions or administration of drugs
  • Professional misconduct
  • Inadequate maintenance of patient charts or records in the medical field
  • Chemical dependency (drugs and alcohol)
  • Criminal arrests
  • Unprofessional conduct

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GUN VIOLATIONS & WEAPONS CHARGES

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GUN VIOLATIONS & WEAPONS CHARGES IN CALIFORNIA

California has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. It can be difficult to keep track of all the specific laws and their consequences. Here’s a broad overview of some of the more common gun violations and weapons charges one might face in the state of California but only an experienced criminal defense attorney in Sacramento can provide the legal assistance you need.

Concealed Firearms

Carrying a concealed firearm in violation of California Penal Code 25400 PC is a misdemeanor that may result in the following consequences:

  • Up to a year in jail
  • Up to $1000 in fines

Though this is somewhat lenient, some circumstances paired with carrying a concealed firearm make this violation a felony. Conditions that could increase the severity of the charge include:

  • Having a prior felony conviction or a conviction for a firearm offense in the state of California
  • Carrying a concealed firearm that you knew, or should have reasonably known, was stolen
  • It is determined the person with the concealed weapon is involved in a criminal street gang
  • You do not lawfully possess the firearm
  • You are strictly prohibited from possessing a firearm under California’s felon with a firearm law
  • You are strictly prohibited from possessing a firearm under Penal Code 29900 PC for committing or attempting to commit a violent offense

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WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN CALIFORNIA

Domestic violence is defined in California Penal Code section 13700 as: “abuse committed against an adult or a minor who is a spouse, former spouse, cohabitant, former cohabitant, or person with whom the suspect has had a child or is having or has had a dating or engagement relationship.”

Two types of domestic violence charges are common in criminal court: “corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant” (California Penal Code section 273.5) and “domestic battery” (California Penal Code section 243(e)).

  • In a “corporal injury” case, any visible physical injury perpetrated on a spouse or cohabitating intimate is charged as a crime. If convicted, the accused can be fined up to $6,000, put on probation, required to participate in diversion programs, and imprisoned for one year in county jail or for four years in a state prison.
  • “Domestic Battery”
 occurs when there is willful and unlawful use of force or violence upon a domestic partner. If convicted, the accused may be subject to fines, participation in a treatment program, and one year in a county jail. Continue reading “WHAT IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE?”