Criminal Law

Have you or a loved one been charged with a crime? Do you have questions that need answering? Would you like an attorney to sit down with you or your family and explain the harsh complexity of the criminal justice system? George Derieg practiced as a Deputy Public Defender for many years. Mr. Derieg has significant jury trial experience with successful results. Mr. Derieg has handled thousands of misdemeanor cases and hundreds of felony cases. Choosing the Law Offices of George Derieg is choosing aggressive, zealous experience.

You will need a good attorney to represent you, your freedom is on the line.

Cases the Law Offices of George M. Derieg will handle for you:

Traffic Infractions: do you have a traiffic ticket and a court date you cannot make because you are working or going to school? Do you need a lawyer that will appear for you and help reduce the cost of your ticket and or try to get any points taken off your driving record so you can keep your license? I will show up in court for you and fight to get your ticket either dismissed or the price of the ticket reduced.

Misdemeanors: are you being charged with a misdemeanor? A misdemeanor is commonly defined as any crime that can be punished by up to a year in county jail. I can appear for you so you don’t need to miss work or school. I have experience litigating thousands of misdemeanor cases. I will help you if you are charged with any of the following

  • DUI’s
  • BUI’s (Boating Under the Influence)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Driving on a suspended license
  • Battery
  • Vandalism
  • All theft related cases
  • Prostitution
  • Welfare fraud
  • Hit and run
  • All drug charges
  • Resisting arrest
  • Criminal threats
  • And all other misdemeanor cases

Felonies: are you being charged with a felony? A felony is a crime that can be punishable by a prison sentence. Among a prison sentence, a felony has other far reaching consequences including losing certain rights to vote, becoming unemployable, etc…

If you are charged with the following I can help you prevent having a felony on your record

  • All drug charges
  • Domestic violence
  • DUI’s
  • Battery
  • Ressisting arrest
  • Battery on a police officer
  • Possession of weapons including: knives, guns, etc…
  • Criminal Threats
  • Multiple strike litigation
  • Any and all sex crimes
  • Manslaughter
  • Attempted Murder

Expungements: you have the absolute right to have a case expunged if you successfully complete probation (California Penal Code section 1203.4 et al). An expungement is a legal term for having a prior criminal conviction dismissed from your record. In some cases you are entitled to have a felony reduced to a misdemeanor and then dismissed.

The law demands that you have your case expunged if you successfully complete probation, however if you did not successfully complete probation you can still file for an expungment. Mr. Derieg has successfully helped his clients obtain expungements even in cases where his clients did not successfully complete probation. Call now for a free consultation.

 Criminal Law