Recent Posts in Criminal Defense Category

  • Defending Against Violent Crimes Charges

    || 23-Jun-2017

    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 and housing. Someone facing charges for a violent crime needs an experienced and skilled defense attorney to minimize any consequences and assure the ...
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  • Long Beach Jail Information & FAQ

    || 19-Sep-2016

    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 asked questions about Long Beach jails for more information. If you know you need to speak to an attorney right away, our Long Beach criminal defense ...
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  • California's DUI Statutes: A Brief Overview

    || 22-Jul-2016

    DUI CHarges in California If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in California, it may be in your best interest to contact our Long Beach DUI attorney. According to CA vehicle codes, there are many circumstances that you can find yourself in. Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau has the experience and knowledge to guide you through your DUI charge and will fight your you if you ...
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  • Connect with the Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau

    || 15-Apr-2016

    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, both in and out of court. To this end, whether we are tackling a DUI case or a drug possession charge, we always prepare our cases as if they will go to ...
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  • Discovering the Differences Between Federal and State Crimes

    || 5-Aug-2015

    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 crime could either be considered a state or federal violation? And that this designation could change what happens after you are arrested? Crimes That ...
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  • Convictions That are Eligible for an Appeal

    || 1-Jul-2015

    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 reconsider. Those convicted of both felonies and misdemeanors in California have the right to an appeal process. Like many aspects of the criminal ...
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  • Reading Texts Without a Warrant

    || 2-Jun-2015

    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 these valuable devices, it only makes sense that the question has arisen: What rights do police officers have in regards to personal cell phones? ...
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  • Proposition 47 Reduces Penalties of Nonviolent Crimes

    || 15-Jan-2015

    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 of minimized penalties, and it can even reduce some felony charges to misdemeanors. The actual name for Proposition 47 is "Reduced Penalties for ...
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  • Why Hire an Attorney for Your Case?

    || 9-Jan-2015

    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 unexpected and ensure your rights are protected through the entire procedure, no matter how difficult it may become. At the Law Office of Peacock & Le ...
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  • Arrested at a DUI Checkpoint?

    || 20-Jun-2014

    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 traffic stop. Law enforcement has the power to conduct systematic traffic stops to identify drivers who are under the influence of alcohol. DUI ...
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  • Police Beating Caught on Tape in Long Beach

    || 9-Sep-2013

    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 people who fall under the crosshairs of police officers and investigators. In many cases, our work involves investigating the circumstances of an arrest ...
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  • What To Do if You Have Been Accused of a Crime

    || 28-Aug-2013

    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 until you have a Long Beach criminal defense attorney present. You are innocent until proven guilty, and when you hire a criminal attorney from Law ...
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