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Nancy J. Mazza

Highly Experienced in Criminal Defense & Appeals

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Experienced California criminal defense attorney: No matter what criminal charges you are facing, it is important to hire the right criminal defense attorney to immediately begin fighting the charges against you, especially in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, California.

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During a career extending over more than 25 years, Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Nancy J. Mazza has successfully represented hundreds of people accused of crimes ranging from violence to complex frauds to drug trafficking in lower California courts as well as at the appellate and federal levels.

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Nancy J. Mazza
Attorney at Law

Los Angeles, CA 90046

(805) 905-1799

 

 

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DUI Crimes

LOS ANGELES AND VENTURA COUNTY DUI ATTORNEY
CALIFORNIA DUI DEFENSE LAWYERS

In California, if you are arrested for a DUI, beware! It is not a slap on the wrist and has severe consequences. Driving with a BAC (blood alcohol content) of 0.08% or higher is illegal. Depending on someone’s weight, one drink can be enough to be DUI. If stopped by the police, the officer will determine whether or not you are under the influence by conducting field sobriety tests. This can range from simply walking to more extensive tests involving breath, blood, or urine. If you refuse, most likely you will be arrested and taken to jail.

A DUI can drastically affect your future. You need an experienced attorney such as Nancy J. Mazza to keep you out of jail and fight your DUI charges. The consequences for DUI are severe:

-First offense: Facing 48 hours to 6 months in jail. A fine of $390 to $1,000. A 3-9 month alcohol/drug treatment program. The DMV will also impose a 6-10 month driver’s license suspension.

-Second offense: 96 hours to 1 year in jail. Fine of $390-$1,000. An 18-30 month alcohol/drug treatment program. The DMV will also impose a 2-year driver’s license suspension.

-Third offense: A minimum of 120 days in jail, plus fines and treatment programs.

-Fourth offense: Could be charged as a felony with up to 3 years in prison.

Furthermore, if a repeat DUI driver kills someone, that driver can face second-degree murder charges since a judge gives that warning to any DUI offender at time of sentencing. In addition to the Court’s penalties, the Department of Motor Vehicles will take administrative actions against an individual’s driver’s license. This can result in restrictions, suspensions, and revocations.

The Law Office of Nancy J. Mazza will aggressively challenge all field sobriety tests and use our experience and knowledge to successfully defend you. Due to our superior representation, we have successfully had charges reduced or dismissed altogether.

If you need an aggressive Los Angeles DUI attorney, contact us today.

VIOLENT CRIMES DRUG CRIMES THEFT CRIMES
Assault Drug Trafficking Robbery
Battery Drug Transportation Forgery
Kidnapping Drug Possession Embezzlement
Homicide Medical Marijuana Credit Card Fraud
Manslaughter Identity Theft
Criminal Threats
OTHER CRIMES
Sex Crimes
Juvenile Crimes
DUI Defense
Domestic Violence

Drug Crimes

LOS ANGELES DRUG CRIMES ATTORNEY

In the State of California, if you are convicted of a major drug crime, such as trafficking of large amounts of heroin, you may face a lifetime behind bars.

We offer representation to people throughout the counties of Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Ventura, Riverside, Orange, and San Bernardino, in all areas of complex drug crimes, including the following:

-Manufacturing
-Trafficking
-Transportation
-Sale or Distribution
-Possession and Possession for Sale
-Medical Marijuana
-Cultivation
-Distribution
-Importation
-Juvenile Drug Crimes
-Under the influence

Drug abuse and addiction to benzodiazepines is associated with drug-related crime. Drugs are also related to crime as drug trafficking and drug production are often controlled by drug cartels, organized crime, and gangs.

The Law Office of Nancy J. Mazza is highly experienced in all drug crime cases. We will fight to reach a resolution that will be in your best interest. Many of our clients qualify for drug diversion which allows for an alternate sentence instead of jail time.

If you are currently a suspect, are under investigation or have been arrested or formally charged with any type of drug crime in Southern California, we will fight for you. We have outstanding outcomes in drug cases due to our experience, knowledge, experts for the defense, and tenacity.

Let us create an effective defense strategy for you with hands-on experience from pre-trial to trial, or an effective resolution to your case which is in your best interest.

 

VIOLENT CRIMES DRUG CRIMES THEFT CRIMES
Assault Drug Trafficking Robbery
Battery Drug Transportation Forgery
Kidnapping Drug Possession Embezzlement
Homicide Medical Marijuana Credit Card Fraud
Manslaughter Identity Theft
Criminal Threats
OTHER CRIMES
Sex Crimes
Juvenile Crimes
DUI Defense
Domestic Violence

Juvenile Crimes

LOS ANGELES JUVENILE CRIME ATTORNEY
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JUVENILE DEFENSE LAWYERS

Juvenile delinquency, also known as juvenile offending or youth crime, is participation in illegal behavior by minors. These are individuals younger than the statutory age of majority or adult-hood.

California and other states have a legal system designed specifically for juveniles, including courts usually closed to the public and juvenile detention centers. A juvenile delinquent is a person who is typically under the age of 18 and commits an act that would have been charged as a crime if they were an adult.

Depending on the type and severity of the offense committed, such as attempted murder or murder, it is becoming more common for persons under 18 to be charged and tried as adults, frequently if it is a gang-related offense.

In California, juvenile crime is on the rise with our youth. Sometimes those crimes can have a devastating effect on the minors involved and on their families.

Attorney Nancy Mazza is well-acquainted with the high stakes involved in representing juvenile offenders. For many, it is a minor crime such as vandalism or graffiti, and ends up as a wake-up call for the juvenile to mend his or her ways, and move on to becoming a responsible adult. For others, due to socio-economic and gang influences, the charges rise to the level facing many adult offenders.

In recent years, the average age for first arrests has dropped significantly as younger boys and girls are committing crimes unheard of decades ago.

Attorney Mazza realizes a juvenile record can affect your child’s future and ruin the chances at employment and getting into the college of their choice. She will have your child’s best interests at heart and give your child a fighting chance to obtain a favorable legal outcome which both serves society and your child’s future.

If you need a juvenile crime attorney, contact us at once to protect your child’s rights.

VIOLENT CRIMES DRUG CRIMES THEFT CRIMES
Assault Drug Trafficking Robbery
Battery Drug Transportation Forgery
Kidnapping Drug Possession Embezzlement
Homicide Medical Marijuana Credit Card Fraud
Manslaughter Identity Theft
Criminal Threats
OTHER CRIMES
Sex Crimes
Juvenile Crimes
DUI Defense
Domestic Violence

Theft Crimes

LOS ANGELES THEFT CRIMES ATTORNEY
THEFT CRIMES

A theft crime is the unlawful taking and removing of another’s personal property with the intent of depriving him or her of it. The word is also used to refer to stealing and can consist of the larceny, burglary, identity theft, embezzlement, fraud, looting and shoplifting, all crimes seen in profusion in Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley.

There are two types of theft; petty theft and grand theft. Petty theft often results in a misdemeanor charge. Grand theft can result in a felony charge.

If convicted, you will be looking at a minimum of 6 months in jail in addition to fines and probation.

The Law Office of Nancy J. Mazza will thoroughly investigate the theft crimes being brought against you and try to minimize any pre-trial incarceration.

Attorney Mazza will protect your rights and diligently prepare the best defense for any of the following theft crimes that you may be charged with:

1. Robbery
2. Credit Card Fraud
3. Embezzlement
4. Forgery
5. Identity Theft
6. Other Theft Crime

VIOLENT CRIMES DRUG CRIMES THEFT CRIMES
Assault Drug Trafficking Robbery
Battery Drug Transportation Forgery
Kidnapping Drug Possession Embezzlement
Homicide Medical Marijuana Credit Card Fraud
Manslaughter Identity Theft
Criminal Threats
OTHER CRIMES
Sex Crimes
Juvenile Crimes
DUI Defense
Domestic Violence

Sex Crimes

LOS ANGELES SEX CRIMES DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Southern California Criminal Defense Firm

If you are being investigated or have been arrested for sex crimes, you need to hire an attorney who will immediately protect your rights. In addition to Violent Crimes, sex crimes are severely punished in California.

A sex crime is a crime against an individual which is unwanted and sexual in nature. A sex offender (also sex abuser or sexual abuser) is a person who has committed a sex crime. Some of the types of crimes which usually result in a mandatory sex-offender classification are: second prostitution conviction, sending or receiving obscene content in the form of SMS text messages-sexting, and relationships between young adults and teenagers resulting in corruption of a minor. If any sexual contact was made by an adult to a minor, then child molestation has occurred.

Other serious sex offenses are sexual assault, statutory rape, child sexual abuse, rape, and pandering obscenity.

Those convicted of sex crimes may face the following consequences and penalties:

-prison sentence
-lifetime registration as sex offender
-conviction on criminal record for life
-high fines
-probation or parole
-victim restitution
-counseling

As if public scorn isn’t enough, if you are convicted and sent to jail as a sex offender, you are often in danger and looked down upon by other inmates in jail. Once you have served your time, you must register as a sex offender with a national registry. Your reputation and character will be severely tarnished.

Attorney Nancy J. Mazza is highly experienced in dealing with the seriousness of any sex crime and aggressively pursues all challenges to such allegations. Sometimes individuals are wrongly accused, or over-charged. Our law office investigates every aspect of the allegations a client is facing and we work hard to regain your freedom and clear your name. We will guide you through the entire judicial process and work to obtain positive and favorable results for you.

 

VIOLENT CRIMES DRUG CRIMES THEFT CRIMES
Assault Drug Trafficking Robbery
Battery Drug Transportation Forgery
Kidnapping Drug Possession Embezzlement
Homicide Medical Marijuana Credit Card Fraud
Manslaughter Identity Theft
Criminal Threats
OTHER CRIMES
Sex Crimes
Juvenile Crimes
DUI Defense
Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ATTORNEYS
EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER

Domestic violence in California is the use of physical force, usually accompanied by fury, vehemence, or outrage; especially physical force unlawfully exercised, with the intent to harm a spouse, a loved one, or co-habitant, both mentally and physically.

Domestic violence is a very serious crime in California. Abusing your spouse, intimate partner, grandparents or child, physically or emotionally, can result in charges of domestic violence being filed. Domestic violence can also mean endangerment, criminal coercion, kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, trespassing, harassment, and stalking.

Families can be torn apart both emotionally and mentally, with sometimes serious physical repercussions.

If you are being investigated or have been arrested for domestic violence, you need an experienced, educated and knowledgeable attorney on your side with a proven track record. Domestic violence can include sexual abuse, intimidation, threats, physical harm, or someone being deprived of daily human activities and rights. Many domestic violence cases are over-charged, or the wrong harm is being alleged. It takes a skilled attorney, like Attorney Nancy Mazza, to help you navigate through this legal mine-field.

The consequences can be severe. If you are convicted of domestic violence, you could face jail time, fines, restitution, probation, counseling, and a criminal record for life. Furthermore, you can lose your rights to employment within governmental agencies and elsewhere, and lose your right to carry a handgun.

Attorney Mazza will offer you superior criminal defense for your domestic violence charge. Almost all of our domestic violence cases have resulted in extremely favorable conclusions, such as probation instead of prison.

If you have a domestic violence charge, please contact us at once!

Domestic violence and abuse is not limited to obvious physical violence. Domestic violence can also mean endangerment, criminal coercion, kidnapping, unlawful imprisonment, trespassing, harassment, and stalking.

VIOLENT CRIMES DRUG CRIMES THEFT CRIMES
Assault Drug Trafficking Robbery
Battery Drug Transportation Forgery
Kidnapping Drug Possession Embezzlement
Homicide Medical Marijuana Credit Card Fraud
Manslaughter Identity Theft
Criminal Threats
OTHER CRIMES
Sex Crimes
Juvenile Crimes
DUI Defense
Domestic Violence

Violent Crimes

LOS ANGELES VIOLENT CRIMES ATTORNEY

VIOLENT CRIMES

Violent crimes are those in which the offender uses, or threatens to use, violent force upon the victim. Violent crimes can be committed with, or without, weapons. Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley are high crime areas. Violent crimes in California are the most serious accusations you can face. They are typically felonies, and carry various penalties which may include:

A strike
2-10 years or more state prison sentence
Severe fines and restitution
A prior on a criminal record
Parole, probation, or counseling
Lifetime driver’s license revocation
Loss of rights to buy or possess any firearm

Examples of violent crimes are:

assault
battery
kidnapping
homicide
manslaughter
criminal threats

Violent crimes are those in which the offender uses, or threatens to use, violent force upon the victim. Violent crimes can be committed with, or without, weapons. This entails both crimes in which the violent act is the objective, such as murder, as well as crimes in which the violence is the means to an end, (including criminal ends) such as robbery.

Experienced California Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law Office of Nancy J. Mazza has the experience to fight any violent crime charges you are facing. Call now so I can begin working to defend you and obtain winning results for your violent crime case

VIOLENT CRIMES DRUG CRIMES THEFT CRIMES OTHER CRIMES
Assault Drug Trafficking Robbery Sex Crimes
Battery Drug Transportation Forgery Juvenile Crimes
Kidnapping Drug Possession Embezzlement DUI Defense
Homicide Medical Marijuana Credit Card Fraud Domestic Violence
Manslaughter Identity Theft
Criminal Threats

Recent Case Results

Attempted Murder

Client is charged in difficult case of shooting victim near his heart, is identified, and facing life in prison. Attorney Mazza successfully negotiates a plea deal for 2nd degree attempted murder with an 8 year SUSPENDED sentence. Criminal Justice Center-Downtown L.A.

Carjacking, Robbery, Weapons Charges

Client is facing 3 strikes and life in prison. Attorney Mazza wins his appeal and is granted a new trial. Client accepts five years in prison.

Attempted Murder

Client facing 28 years in prison after jury trial gets sentence reduced to 8 years after Attorney Mazza wins his appeal on prosecutorial misconduct. Criminal Justice Center-Downtown L.A.

 

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If you have been arrested or believe to be under investigation, it is critical that you contact us immediately so we can start working on your case.

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Los Angeles & Ventura Counties, CA

 

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