Criminal Defense Blog

  • 23-Jun-2017

    Defending Against Violent Crimes Charges

    A conviction for a violent crime can carry long prison sentences or even a life sentence in a third strike case. In addition to prison time, the consequences can also include steep fines and other long-term effects like difficulty finding employment ...
  • 19-Sep-2016

    Long Beach Jail Information & FAQ

    Has your loved one been arrested in Long Beach for a misdemeanor or felony? Are you expected to make an appearance at a jailhouse soon? Just have some questions about how the jails function in Long Beach? Check out this useful listing of frequently ...
  • 23-Aug-2016

    FAQ About DMV Hearings After DUI Arrests in California

    Following an arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence ( DUI ) in California, you will understandably have a lot of questions and concerns regarding your future. In particular, you might be stumped by the mention of something called a ...
  • 12-Aug-2016

    DUI Process: From Arrest to Reinstatement

    Preparation is a key component of success in all endeavors, and this rings true for driving under the influence ( DUI ) cases as well. In order to help your future self out, it is beneficial to understand the DUI process in more detail now, rather ...
  • 22-Jul-2016

    California's DUI Statutes: A Brief Overview

    If you have been arrested for driving under the influence ( DUI ) in California, it may be in your best interests and to your advantage to learn more about California’s DUI statutes in more detail. Review the provided list below for pertinent ...
  • 15-Apr-2016

    Connect with the Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau

    For more than 25 years, our Long Beach criminal defense lawyers have been working together to represent the accused. The Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau offers expert counsel* to clients in our efforts to help them achieve favorable outcomes, ...
  • 21-Aug-2015

    I Was Convicted of DUI. Can I Get This Expunged From My Record?

    In California, a DUI conviction is recorded onto two separate records: a DMV driving record and a criminal record. A DUI will be stricken from a person’s driving record within 10 years, but it will remain on their criminal record unless certain ...
  • 5-Aug-2015

    Discovering the Differences Between Federal and State Crimes

    Criminal violations come in all shapes and sizes. From theft and murder to counterfeiting and tax fraud, there are seemingly endless ways to break the law in America. But did you know that depending on what you did or where you did it, your alleged ...
  • 1-Jul-2015

    Convictions That are Eligible for an Appeal

    The gavel hits the platform with a thud that rings of finality and you shudder, thinking about the penalties that await you based on your criminal conviction. If you feel that your recent conviction signifies the end of the road, it may be time to ...
  • 2-Jun-2015

    Reading Texts Without a Warrant

    In today’s day and age, cell phones are everything. They remind us of doctor appointments, alert us to important messages from loved ones, and keep us in tune with all that is going on in our social circles. With so much information stored on ...
  • 15-Jan-2015

    Proposition 47 Reduces Penalties of Nonviolent Crimes

    Proposition 47 was approved on November 4th, 2014. In the new year, many individuals may have an unexpected encounter with the law. It can happen to anyone. When facing criminal charges in California, Proposition 47 may come to your aid in the form ...
  • 9-Jan-2015

    Why Hire an Attorney for Your Case?

    In a trial, only you can bear the burden of proving your innocence and protecting yourself against the consequences of a criminal conviction. Judges and prosecutors are tasked with upholding the law. A skilled attorney can prepare you for the ...
  • 20-Jun-2014

    Arrested at a DUI Checkpoint?

    One of the most common methods that law enforcement will take to enforce the drunk driving laws on Long Beach residents is DUI checkpoints. These checkpoints are an exception to the rule that police officers will need to have probable cause for a ...
  • 9-Sep-2013

    Police Beating Caught on Tape in Long Beach

    At Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau, we are keenly interested in what is going on in the relationship between law enforcement and the local community. As Long Beach criminal defense lawyers, we have the duty of helping to defend the rights of ...
  • 28-Aug-2013

    What To Do if You Have Been Accused of a Crime

    Have you been accused of a crime? You may be feeling incredibly panicked or stressed, but you should know that you do not have to face your criminal charges alone. If you have been arrested, you can ask to delay speaking to a law enforcement officer ...

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