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    Consequences of Speeding Tickets In California

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Speeding tickets are usually considered a comparatively minor traffic offense. However, a speeding ticket can lead to expensive fines and substantial increases in your car insurance rates.

    Getting a speeding ticket in California causes points to rack up on your driving record. If you gain four points within one year or six points in two years, your driver’s license could be suspended. Rather than simply plead guilty to a traffic offense and accept the point increase, you can contact a traffic violations attorney to get the charges against you reduced.

    Find out how to keep your traffic record clean and avoid the consequences of San Jose speeding tickets by contacting the experienced team of lawyers at Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel. Our attorneys also handle DUI cases and provide high-quality criminal defense services to clients throughout California. Call us today at 408-916-1413 for more information about the services we offer.

    Understanding Internet Crimes

    Last updated 1 year ago

    As computer equipment and software become more powerful and reasonably priced, a growing number of people are using the Internet for their daily activities. As you will learn in this video, this newfound reliance on the Internet has ushered in new criminal charges.

    One notable criminal offense involves child sexual exploitation. Criminal sex offenses can include child pornography or even the use of a Webcam to stream live images of sexual assault. As one prosecutor reports, child exploitation on the Internet can encompass a wide range of charges.

    Being charged with any criminal offense can have lifelong consequences. If you have been charged with a sex-related offense such as child pornography or molestation or prostitution, call the seasoned defense lawyers at San Jose’s Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel at 408-916-1413.

    Why Do DUIs Increase in the Summer?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious criminal offense, and a conviction may result in everything from steep fines to license suspension to jail time. Unfortunately, DUI instances increase as the temperature rises. This article reveals why DUIs increase during the summer.


    Teenage Drinkers
    When school is out, many teens and young students are ready to party with their friends. Unfortunately, more drinking naturally leads to more motorists making the poor choice to drink and drive. Many drivers under 21 falsely believe that the court will give them a break for being a minor, but young drivers who are convicted of DUI in California face thousands of dollars in fines and may even serve jail time.

    Heavier Monitoring
    During the summertime, police officers often increase patrols and DUI checkpoints to crack down on alcohol-related offenses. In California, law enforcement generally concentrates near popular bars, close to beaches, and around establishments that attract young people. Remember, if you are stopped for a DUI, you have rights. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight your charge.

    Summer Holidays
    Another possible reason for the skyrocketing number of DUI charges in the summer months may be related to the number of holidays. In the United States, Labor Day, Memorial Day, and the Fourth of July are major celebrations that draw hundreds if not thousands of people to city centers. In anticipation of parties, most cities step up their DUI enforcement and checkpoints on these holidays and even on surrounding days. According to Fox News, Fourth of July weekend is even deadlier than New Year’s Eve for drug and alcohol-related accidents. Protect yourself and other drivers by opting for a cab.

    The criminal defense lawyers at Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel are dedicated to helping you get your life back on track after a DUI. Our full-service defense firm also handles traffic violations, drug offenses, violent crimes, and theft. If you need an attorney in San Jose, call us today at 408-916-1413.

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    What Constitutes an Online Sex Crime?

    Last updated 1 year ago

    When using the Internet, you may find yourself navigating to websites that potentially host illegal content. If you notice anything fishy, leave the site immediately because you can be implicated in an illicit act. Online sex crimes are defined by both federal and state penal codes, but the most common include underage pornography, Internet solicitation of a minor, or luring a minor.

    Often, digital crimes are investigated and prosecuted using forensic experts. If you suspect that you were tricked or misled about an online interaction that you suspect may be illegal, consult an attorney as soon as possible. Internet forensics can show information about who visited a website, what pages they looked at, and even what they searched for. For this reason, it is important to seek legal advice as early as possible.

    The Northern California office of Hinkle, Jachimowicz, Pointer & Emanuel has been helping clients with all facets of online sex crimes for several decades. Contact us today at (408) 916-1413 if you become part of a state or federal investigation. An attorney’s involvement may protect your privacy and prevent charges from ever being filed.

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