Personal Injury in Auto Accidents are civil suits against the person who caused the accident to obtain an award of damages.  Our office will try to prove that the driver of the other vehicle caused the accident and did not act with reasonable care.   In an auto accident personal injury claim three criteria must be met:

  • The legal duty to use care:  Operated the vehicle at a reasonable speed and maintained control of it
  • A violation of that duty:  Failed to operate the vehicle at a reasonable speed and failed to maintain control
  • A direct relationship between the accident and the injury:  Because of the duty and a violation of that duty, you sustained injuries as a result of an auto accident.

Felonies  are serious crimes, including but not limited to felony assault, burglary, robbery, grand theft, receiving stolen property, certain sex crimes, some DUIs, certain drug charges, possession of narcotics as well as Marijuana, rape, fraud, murder and others. 


Felonies carry a longer jail/prison time, formal probation, fines and fees, and other forms of punishment.


Traffic Violations are generally infractions and less serious of all charges.  Traffic violations are speeding tickets, red light violations, parking in handicap zone, driving without a license and drag racing. 


Traffic violations do not carry any probation or jail time and require paying fees and penalties.  However, the more significant effects of such violations are DMV points, increase in insurance premiums, and in some cases losing driving privileges. 


Our office will help you fight your traffic ticket and avoid the penalties associated with it.

Misdemeanors are less serious crimes, including but not limited to petty theft, domestic violence, simple assault, disorderly conduct, trespass, certain sex crimes, DUI/DWIs, prostitution, Marijuana charges, certain driving violations such as reckless driving, exhibition of speed and unlicensed or suspended license driving, and much more.


Misdemeanors generally show up in a background check and can be expunged through a process, if eligible.


Misdemeanors carry a six month to one year jail time, summary probation, community service, community labor, penalties and other forms of punishment.


Our office will negotiate with the prosecutor to lessen the penalties and make a difference between jail time and a fine.

Motions:

Reducing a Felony to Misdemeanor

Early Termination of Probation

Vacating Judgments

Withdrawing Plea and Others

Our office evaluates your case free of charge and if warranted, we file the appropriate motion for the appropriate action.  Such Motions can change your life and its direction. 

Expungements

A CaliforniaExpungement can clear your criminal record. Once your record is expunged in California you can honestly say that you do not have a criminal record. Expungement and criminal record clearing proceedings can be very complex. Having us represent you will ensure that you do not end up waiting unnecessarily for months, or even years, because of simple mistakes that require you to start the process over.


    FOR FREE CONSULTATION CALL (818) 480-3571

Law Office of Sharon Babakhan

DUI  or Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol is a serious crime and of importance to the prosecution.  A DUI consists of multiple issues where a good attorney may dispute many of those issues.  DUIs consist of: 
  • Initial Stop by the Police Officers
  • Initial Contact
  • Questioning of the Accused
  • Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs)
  • Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) Test
  • Chemical Test

Each one of these phases must be conducted under certain guidelines set by our Constitution or California Title 17.  Any violation of these guidelines may be grounds for disputing the case and a possible reduction/resolution.


As a former prosecutor, who has processed hundreds of DUI cases, our office will look into every issue in your case and fight for it.

ATTORNEY SHARON PARIS BABAKHAN

FORMER PROSECUTOR

AGGRESSIVE - COMMITTED - DEDICATED CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY