My Criminal Defense Services
If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you already know there can be serious consequences including losing your license and your job. If you are a divorced parent, custody and visitation with your children may be in jeopardy. In addition to possible jail time, you may lose your driver’s license and experience a substantial increase in your car insurance rates.
The Law Offices of Amber Bellante is a Sacramento, CA, law firm that focuses on criminal defense law. The firm serves clients in Sacramento County, Placer County and the surrounding areas. Attorney Amber Bellante is a skilled criminal defense attorney who has helped many clients reach favorable resolutions in their criminal law case. She is an aggressive advocate for clients inside and outside of the courtroom and will use her experience to defend your rights.
- Assault & Battery
- DUI / Driving Under The Influence
- BUI / Boating Under The Influence
- DMV Hearing Defense
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Possesion, Sales, Manufacture or Transportation
- False Imprisonment
- Hit and Run
- Reckless Driving
There are different ways of handling each kind of criminal allegation, such as, motions to suppress evidence & motions to dismiss the case for lack of speed trial. Every case is different so effective negotiations may be a better choice than a jury trial. In other cases, motions and jury trials may be a better course of action. Problems can arise along the way with being accused of any of these offenses. Some of the legal issues that I seek to resolve include the following:
RECALL OF WARRANTS
Either before you get into court or if you had been to court and failed to show at a later point, I will seek a recall of a warrant for you so you can avoid getting arrested and going to jail for any failure to appear in court.
EARLY TERMINATION OF PROBATION
Early termination of probation may be an option for you. Probation can prevent people from obtaining certain jobs or gaining entry in the military if on probation. I can work to request early termination of probation so that you can move on with your life.
If you have a conviction for an offense, I can also seek an expungement to remove the conviction from your record. In many circumstances, you would not need to reveal the prior conviction for certain job applications. However, in certain circumstances you may still have to disclose an expunged conviction on an application.
The Law Offices of Amber Bellante is a criminal defense law firm located in Sacramento, CA. The firm serves clients located in the Sacramento, San Diego, and the surrounding areas. Attorney Amber Bellante is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has successfully represented many clients at trial. She has handled a wide variety of criminal matters, ranging from misdemeanors to complex felony cases. She is an aggressive advocate in the courtroom and a compassionate counselor to each of her clients.
- Motion to Dimiss for lack of speedy trial
- Motion to Suppress Evidence
- Various other motions to be filed in the hope of getting the case dismissed.
Some cases can be won after a motion is filed and argued. I have been successful in getting cases dismissed due to filing motions such as a motion to supress evidence as well as a motion to dismiss for lack of speedy trial.
If the court grants the motion to suppress, the prosecution cannot use the evidence in pursuing the case or at trial. If the suppressed evidence is all the evidence the prosecution was planning to use at trial, the charges will be dismissed.
There are often situations in a criminal case when evidence the prosecution plans to use was obtained illegally in violation of certain constitutional rights. An experienced and zealous defense advocate will file a motion with the court asking that the evidence be suppressed.