Criminal Law Attorneys in San Diego, CA

At the Law Offices of Roseline D. Feral, we are committed to helping clients resolve their legal issues in a wide range of sensitive areas. With over 25 years of experience, Attorney Feral is a San Diego criminal defense lawyer who is also skilled in matters related to family law and restraining orders. She can meticulously investigate the facts of your situation and provide you with an honest assessment of your case.

Fighting Prosecution for Felonies or Misdemeanors

We can handle cases involving DUI, drug crimes, theft, sex offenses, domestic violence, white-collar crimes, assault, and other charges. A criminal conviction, even of a relatively minor offense, may have a significant impact on your future, so it is important to fight the charges with all of the tools that may be available to you. In criminal cases, the prosecution bears the burden of proving each element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Many commonly charged crimes consist of not only elements related to the defendant’s acts but also elements related to the defendant’s state of mind, which often are challenging to prove.

People who are facing prosecution have many constitutional protections that they may be able to assert. For example, a citizen has a right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures by law enforcement. This applies to an individual’s house, car, and person, as well as any other area where they would have a reasonable expectation of privacy. In most cases, the police may not use any evidence against you that was obtained through an unlawful search or seizure. For a search to be lawful, the police must have a valid search warrant or “probable cause.” These procedural matters are often complex, and it is important to have a criminal lawyer on your side who is experienced in their nuances.

Representation in Divorce Proceedings

California is a ‘no-fault’ divorce state, which means that a spouse seeking a divorce does not need to establish that the other spouse was at fault. Instead, either spouse may seek a divorce by citing “irreconcilable differences,” which denotes that the marriage has broken down beyond the point of repair. Many divorces give rise to emotional matters related to child custody when young children are involved. A court will determine a custody arrangement according to what is in the best interests of the child, but it has substantial discretion to consider a wide range of factors during this process. Property division is an area in which a court has more limited discretion since California is a community property state. This means that the couple’s marital assets must be divided 50/50, although a strict 50/50 split does not necessarily apply to each asset individually.

Assistance in Seeking or Defending Against Restraining Orders

A restraining order, also known as a “protective order,” is a court order that is intended to protect someone from being physically or sexually abused, stalked, or harassed. Restraining orders also protect people from a threat of violence. California law recognizes four types of restraining orders: domestic violence restraining orders, elder or dependent abuse restraining orders, civil harassment restraining orders, and workplace violence restraining orders. Whether you are defending against a restraining order or whether you need a restraining order to protect your safety, we have the knowledge and resources to handle your case.

Discuss Your Situation with a Family Law or Criminal Defense Lawyer in San Diego

If you are concerned that you may be charged with a crime, are contemplating a divorce, or are seeking legal guidance regarding a restraining order, we are ready to assist you. San Diego criminal defense attorney Roseline D. Feral can evaluate your case and come up with a comprehensive legal strategy. She also represents people who need a criminal or family law attorney in Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Jolla, Oceanside, Escondido, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Valley Center, and Vista, among other Southern California cities. You can contact us online or call our office at 619-232-1010 to set up a free consultation. You can also reach Attorney Feral directly at 619-301-1191.