Based in San Francisco and Redwood City criminal defense attorney Mike Silveira specializes in cases involving drugs or domestic violence. When charged with a crime, you want to be sure that you’ve got an experienced, responsive, and aggressive attorney on your side. Call Mike at once for a free consultation to discuss your options.
Redwood City criminal defense attorney Mike Silveira represents clients facing all types of drug charges, including possession, possession for sale, cultivation of marijuana, and transportation cases.
The potential penalties for drug charges vary depending on the type of drug, the amount of the drug, and why the defendant is accused of having the drug. Simple possession could lead to imprisonment in county jail for up to a year, while possession for sale might result in imprisonment of two to five years. The penalties for possession of marijuana are lower, as long as you do not have more than one ounce, are not near a school, and are not accused of possession for sale.
If you are arrested for drug possession, cultivation, or transportation, it is important to call Redwood City criminal defense attorney immediately.
When a spouse or other family member calls the police during or after an argument, you or your spouse may be charged with domestic violence. Domestic violence is a serious charge and it is important to speak with an attorney immediately if you are charged with domestic violence. To meet the criteria for arrest under California Penal Code section 273.5, the partners must be married, living together, or have a child in common and the victim must have visible injuries. If convicted, the required penalties include time in jail or prison and participation in a 52 week batterer’s treatment program.
Additional Criminal Offenses
Silveira Law also defends other types of criminal cases, such as:
- Petty Theft [PC 484]
- Embezzlement [PC 503]
- Lost Property [PC 485}
- Receiving Stolen Property [PC 496]
- Burglary [PC 459]
- Robbery [PC 211]
- Resisting Arrest [PC 148]
- Drunk In Public [PC 647(f)]
- Loitering With Intent To Solicit Prostitution [PC 653.22]
- Solicitation of Prostitution [PC 647(b)]
- Assault [PC 240]
- Battery [PC 242]
- Vandalism [PC 594]
Criminal Record Clearance
In California, you may be eligible to clear or “expunge” convictions from your criminal record [PC 1203.4, PC 1203.4a]. If you were convicted of a crime in the past, and have successfully completed the terms of your sentence, you may be able to expunge your conviction. Clearing convictions from your record can help you obtain employment, student loans, and other benefits. You can erase the social stigma that being convicted of a crime can bring. Contact Silveira Law to determine if you are eligible to clear your criminal record. If you are currently on probation, you may also be eligible for an early termination of probation.