Other Criminal Defense Practice Areas


Money Laundering

The act of transferring illegally obtained money through legitimate people or accounts so its original source cannot be traced is a white collar crime in the state of California. Typically associated with other crimes, like fraud or conspiracy, it is possible for an offender accused of money laundering to be charged with multiple crimes simultaneously. Although illegal in the state, you can only be prosecuted if a minimum amount of money is laundered.

Insurance Fraud

Covering auto insurance, property insurance, health insurance, life insurance, and any other type of insurance available in California, insurance fraud occurs when someone knowingly falsifies information to obtain benefits they’re otherwise not entitled to. Someone who denies a benefit that is due and to which someone else is entitled can also be accused of insurance fraud.


A white collar crime involving the creation or alteration of a document in order to gain anything of value, forgery occurs when the suspect has the intent to commit fraud and signs another person’s name to gain benefit. Though the crime seems simple, prosecution aggressively seeks out people committing forgery in California, and the resulting fines and penalties can be excessive.


Commonly referred to as employee theft or fraud, embezzlement is a property theft that occurs when someone who was entrusted to monitor someone else’s money or property steals all or part of the money or property for their own personal gain. Distinguished from larceny and theft by trust, in order to be convicted you must legally possess or be entrusted with the property or money.

Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

Although DUIs are typically thought of as being specific to alcohol, the truth is that anyone driving under the influence of a substance (legal or not) can be arrested for a DUI. The attorneys of The Kavinoky Law Firm maintain an excellent reputation for defending those who have been arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana in a court of law.

Homicide Cases

Homicide, referred to as the deliberate and unlawful killing of another person, can be charged as either murder or manslaughter. Each crime comes with their own set of penalties and, if convicted, you could face life in prison without parole. If you value your freedom and want someone to defend your innocence in court, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney today.


If you’ve been accused of using physical force, fear, threat, intimidation or other violent means as a way to obtain property, money, or goods from another person against their will, you can be charged with robbery in the state of California. Under California law, the crime is punishable by a prison sentences, and a strike on your criminal record.


Those who illegally enter the property of another with the intent to commit theft or any other felony can be charged with burglary in the state of California. Since a burglary charge is a serious allegation and can have devastating effects on a defendant’s personal and professional life, it’s important to secure the help of a qualified criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.


If convicted of kidnapping in the state of California, you may face severe penalties and punishments depending on the unique circumstances of the charge. If you’ve been accused of detaining a person by force or fear, and moving them to another place against their will, it is among one of the most serious crimes in the state of California.

Criminal Appeals

Unfortunately, a felony charge in the state of California may alter the course of your life completely. Fortunately, if you feel you’ve been unfairly convicted of a crime, a criminal defense attorney may be able to help you appeal your sentence in a court of law. In most felony cases, the notice must be filed within sixty days of the original sentence, so time is of the essence.

Assault and Battery

Although typically charged hand-in-hand, assault and battery are actually two separate charges. If you’re facing assault, battery, or assault and battery charges, you could be facing jail or prison time, in addition to fines, probation, and a permanent mark on your criminal record.

Sex Crimes

Sex crimes, or any illegal act of a sexual nature including sexual assault, rape, sodomy, indecent exposure and lewd acts, among others, are highly sensitive in nature and difficult to defend in a court of law. As a result, it’s important to entrust your case to a qualified criminal defense attorney who has experience and success in defending these types of cases in court.


Many people with criminal records assume there’s nothing they can do about it. Thankfully, through post-conviction, a recent conviction can be reversed, or a past conviction can be cleaned up. In order to determine which is the best course of action for you and your case, it’s important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney, like those at The Kavinoky Law Firm, as soon as possible.


The first few days that follow an arrest are critical!

If you’ve been charged with one of these crimes its time to contact The Kavinoky Law Firm today for a consultation:

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