Top 3 Most Common Crimes in California
While there are many different crimes that people are charged with every day in the state of California, there are several that happen more frequently than others. Being charged with a crime can be a scary experience, especially if it is your first-time offense. To better understand the most common types of crime, we have detailed the top three offenses below. If you or a loved one are facing one of these charges or have committed a different type of crime, it is vital to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney at our San Jose office.
1. Drug Offenses: The most common type of crimes committed in California are drug offenses. Whether it is buying, selling, or trafficking illegal substances, thousands of people are arrested on drug-related crimes each year. This number has decreased since marijuana was legalized, which turned many crimes from felonies into misdemeanors, but nonetheless, drug offenses are a common cause for arrest.
2. Assault and Battery: Assault is a threat of violence against a person, whereas battery is the use of violence against a person. Depending on the severity of the crime, both assault and battery can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. By working with an experienced attorney, he/she can work to get your sentence/charges reduced for assault and battery crimes.
3. DUI: Thousands of DUI arrests occur every year throughout California, and seem to peak during the holiday season. Whether you are driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or a combination of the two, it best to work with an attorney to represent you in your case.
Are you facing criminal charges in the state of California? Don’t go into this battle alone! You have the right to be represented by a qualified criminal defense attorney who has experience with cases like yours. Contact us at Nicholson Law to request your free consultation today.