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If you’ve been arrested for a DUI, drug offense, hit and run, or any other criminal offense, the criminal defense lawyers at the Kavinoky Law Firm can help. We are one of the largest criminal defense law firms in the state of California, with locations ranging from San Diego to San Francisco. We specialize in fighting a variety of charges, ranging from weapons offenses and sex crimes, to domestic violence and theft.

The Kavinoky Law Firm has a track record of outstanding results – we’ve demonstrated success in the courtroom and have a strong record of acquittals, reductions in charges and, in some cases, even dismissals. We are ready to defend you aggressively and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Domestic Violence

If you’ve been accused of causing bodily injury, sexually assaulting or verbally assaulting a significant other, the lawyers at Kavinoky Law Firm can help. A domestic violence criminal defense lawyer understands there are two sides to every story and will help you gather evidence and proof for your side. Though these charges may seem hopeless, they’re not. You may be able to save your reputation and keep your record clean by placing your case in the hands of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.

Drug Crimes

America pours billions of dollars into the failed “War on Drugs” year after year, at the expense of individuals just like you. If you’ve been arrested for a drug crime, you’re not alone. Whether your drug charge is possession, sales or any other charge involving drugs ranging from marijuana to heroin, it’s possible to mount a strong defense and aggressively fight for your freedom.

Drunk in Public

Although a public intoxication charge in the state of California isn’t as serious as a DUI allegation, it’s still a criminal offense with legal implications. It is possible to fight the charge on several fronts, and the lawyers at the Kavinoky Law Firm will help defend you against these charges and will fight to protect you from the unpleasant results such a charge may have on your personal and professional life.


A DUI charge does not necessarily mean that a conviction is unavoidable. Many drivers facing a DUI charge may feel as if it is an automatic conviction, but that is simply not true. It is possible to fight and win a drunk driving case both in court and at the DMV hearing. The procedures involved in a DUI case are complex and the cost of losing is high, so let our experienced DUl defense attorneys help you every step of the way.

Federal Crimes

Crimes such as tax evasion and mail fraud will always be pursued as a federal offense, while offenses such as kidnapping, murder, rape and child molestation may be pursued as a federal crime if the defendant is accused of traveling from California to another state during the commission of the crime, or vice versa. Additionally, even minor offenses like DUIs will be pursued as a federal crime if they occur in a location that’s under exclusive control of the federal government, such as national parks and military bases.


If a past criminal conviction is becoming an obstacle in your employment, post-conviction relief may be the solution. Post-conviction relief is a way to clear a criminal record by dismissing the case. Although past convictions cannot be completely erased, public access to the records regarding an arrest and conviction can be limited, and certain consequences associated with the conviction can be alleviated.

Property Crime

If you’ve been accused of arson, vandalism, or a hit and run causing property damage, the lawyers at the Kavinoky Law Firm are ready to speak with you about the details of your property crime case. The stakes are high when it comes to being charged with a property crime, so it is best to consult the counsel of a professional attorney.

Sex Crimes

In California, sex crimes are heavily punished and aggressively prosecuted. They are typically charged as felonies and the penalties for sex crime convictions are severe and life-altering. The most commonly charged California sex offenses range from the distribution of child pornography and indecent exposure, to rape and prostitution.


The crime of ‘theft’ is a broad one, and includes grand theft, petty theft, embezzlement, robbery, fraud, and identity theft, among other crimes. The laws surrounding theft are complicated, and trying to tackle it on your own or with the help of an inexperienced attorney can be detrimental in the long run. If you’ve been accused of theft, do not hesitate to seek professional counsel from a qualified attorney today.

Vehicular Offenses

In addition to the hundreds of infractions listed in the California Vehicular Code, there are dozens of more serious offenses including DUI, hit-and-run, and evading arrest. These are serious crimes with serious repercussions, and each case requires the expert legal representation of a criminal defense attorney.


California has a plethora of laws involving crimes of violence, which can include criminal threats, common assault, battery, homicide, and murder. Each crime is made up of distinct elements and, if just one element of the crime cannot be proven the jury must acquit; therefore, it’s of upmost importance to choose a qualified lawyer who can help determine exactly where you stand regarding the charges against you.


If you are concerned that you may have a warrant out for your arrest, there are three ways to find out: 1) do searches online, 2) go to a law enforcement agency, or 3) hire an investigator to do the research required to find out. As a law firm, we routinely handle these types of investigatory matters and, in many cases, we’re able to resolve the warrant and handle the criminal matter without the client ever having to appear in court.

Weapons Offenses

Though the right to bear arms is guaranteed by the Constitution, there are laws in place to regulate when and how firearms can be used. Weapons charges can also include bladed and blunt weapons. Though most weapons charges are felonies, in some cases they can be charged as misdemeanors. Regardless of the severity, a weapons charge in California can result with the possibility of jail time, expensive fines, and a permanent criminal record that can make it difficult to obtain employment and housing.

White Collar Crimes

Most commonly associated with businesses and business employees, white collar crimes include larceny by false pretenses, embezzlement, tax violations, and regulatory, health or environmental violations. Though these are the most common white collar crimes, there are a wide range of white collar crimes that extend beyond the state of California and are federally regulated.

If you’ve been charged with any of the above crimes, securing an expert criminal defense attorney is vital. At the Kavinoky Law Firm, we are always looking for new ways to successfully resolve criminal cases, employ the latest technological advances, and pride ourselves on being one step ahead of the prosecution. The first few days following an arrest are critical, so call us today for a consultation.

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