Criminal Defense Practice Areas - Cross and Associates Criminal Law

Practice Areas

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We are experts in each of the categories documented below.

ASSAULT & BATTERY

Assault and Battery are actually two separate crimes often paired together in the US. Assault is considered to be one person causing another to be apprehensive of harmful or offensive contact from that person. Essentially, what this means is that if one person is threatened with bodily harm, and the threatening individual obviously has the ability to carry out the threat...

BURGLARY

Burglary in the US is considered to be the crime of breaking and entering with the intent to commit a crime. In most cases that crime is theft, though it is completely possible for one to break and enter with the intent to commit some other crime. It is rare that the distinction is made between burglary and merely breaking and entering, so the two are essentially synonym...

CAPITAL OFFENSES

In California, capital punishment is currently the highest form of punishment that can be doled out by the State. As of the end of 2013, there are 741 offenders on death row, twenty of whom are women. There is a long list of capital offenses which, if convicted, may warrant the death penalty. However, each offense is specific and nuanced, and much must be proven in order...

CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT

The federal definition of child abuse/neglect is “Any recent act or failure to act on the part of a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse or exploitation,” and/or “an act or failure to act which represents an imminent risk of serious harm.” Allegations of child abuse and neglect are serious, and even if the charges a...

DUI OR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

URGENT FIRST STEP AFTER A DUI: Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney IMMEDIATELY!
Your driver’s license only has 10 days, from the date of your arrest, to be saved. We have to schedule a hearing with the DMV immediately in order to argue if a suspension or revocation is warranted. If an administrative hearing is not scheduled with the DMV within the 10 day tim...