Areas of Criminal Defense Practice

With experience defending a wide array of criminal cases, Heather Melone can help clients facing charges including but not limited to:

  • DUI/DWI – Drinking and Driving Offenses & DMV Licensing Issues
    • Vehicle Code § 23152 (a) & (b) – DUI
    • Vehicle Code § 23153 (a) & (b) – DUI with injury
    • Vehicle Code § 14601 – driving on a suspended license
  • Theft Crimes – Theft, burglary, robbery
    • Penal Code § 484/488 – Theft
    • Penal Code § 459/460 – Burglary
    • Penal Code § 211 – Robbery
  • Drug Crimes – Drug Possession, Possession for Sale, Drug Trafficking, Distribution, Illegal Possession/Use of Prescription Drugs
    • Health & Safety Code § 11350(a) – Possession of a Controlled Substance
    • Health & Safety Code § 11351 – Possession of a Controlled Substance for Sale
    • Health & Safety Code § 11357 – Possession of Concentrated Cannabis
    • Health & Safety Code § 11359 – Possession of Marijuana for Sale
    • Health & Safety Code § 11360 – Sale/Transportation of Marijuana
    • Health & Safety Code § 11364 – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Violent Crimes – Assault, Battery, Aggravated Assault, Verbal Threats/Abuse, Domestic Violence
    • Penal Code § 240 – Assault
    • Penal Code § 242 – Battery
    • Penal Code § 243(e)(1) – Battery on a spouse/Cohabitant
    • Penal Code § 243.4 – Sexual Battery
    • Penal Code § 273.5 – Corporal Injury to a Spouse/Cohabitant
    • Penal Code § 422 – Criminal Threats
  • White Collar Crimes – Tax Fraud, Insurance Fraud, Workman’s Comp Fraud, Embezzlement, Bribery, Perjury
  • Juvenile Law – representing minors accused of any criminal activity in juvenile court
  • Other Legal and Procedural Matters – probation violations, termination of probation, expungements, restraining orders

Regardless what type of legal issues you’re facing, contact Heather Melone today to put her experience to work in defending you.