Criminal Matters

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CLG represents individuals accused of crimes such as driving under the influence (DUI), assault and battery, and domestic violence, as well as white collar crimes, regulatory and environmental violations.

Jordan Cunningham has handled every type of criminal proceeding, including pre-filing investigations, arraignment, bail reduction hearings, preliminary hearings, indictments, motions to dismiss charges, discovery motions, asset forfeiture proceedings, motions to suppress evidence, court trials, jury trials, and appeals.

Jordan has successfully tried dozens of criminal cases before juries and judges. His experience as a former prosecutor helps him evaluate cases from both the prosecution and defense standpoints, which is a major asset in formulating the appropriate strategy for each case. His combination of courtroom savvy, tenacity, and integrity have earned him the respect of judges and opposing counsel.

Although Jordan’s criminal practice is concentrated in his home county of San Luis Obispo, he has successfully handled criminal matters all over the Central Coast, including San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Monterey counties. He has also represented clients in federal court in Los Angeles.

General Crimes: DUI, Assault, Battery, Domestic Violence, Drug Charges

Jordan handles both misdemeanor and felony cases, including but not limited to:

  • driving under the influence (DUI),
  • domestic violence,
  • assault and battery,
  • resisting/obstructing an officer,
  • possession of fake identification and minor in possession,
  • public intoxication,
  • drug charges
White Collar Crime, Fraud, Theft, and Embezzlement

Few things can damage your potential livelihood more than allegations of theft, forgery, fraud, elder abuse, breach of fiduciary duty, embezzlement, insurance fraud, check fraud, or contracting without a license. First, there is the prospect of jail time, substantial fines and restitution. Further, convictions for such offenses can destroy your ability to be professionally licensed, to obtain or maintain employment, and/or to pass any form of background check.

If you are being investigated for, or have been charged with, any of these offenses – call us immediately. Jordan represents both individuals and businesses, and he is an expert in white collar cases of all degrees of complexity.

Environmental and Regulatory Violations

Under California law, numerous government agencies – including the District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, and regional boards — have jurisdiction to enforce environmental laws. It is not uncommon for law-abiding individuals and businesses to receive civil citations, or even be criminally charged, for environmental violations.

If you or your business is facing potential charges under the Fish and Game Code or any other environmental law, it is critical to seek counsel to defend your interests. CLG represents persons at all stages of these proceedings, in both civil and criminal court.

California laws vest the prosecuting agencies with enormous discretion in enforcement, charging, and sentencing. In the appropriate case, the prosecuting agency may be persuaded to offer a civil compromise, diversion and remediation, or other alternatives to a criminal conviction. Mindful of this fact, CLG maintains good working relationships with all local regulatory, law enforcement, and prosecuting agencies.

For cases that require aggressive litigation, however, we are experienced trial attorneys with a proven record of success.

Expungement of Criminal Records / Petitions for Dismissal of Charges

CLG assists clients in filing petitions for dismissal of criminal convictions (i.e., expungement of record), motions for reduction of charges, motions for restoration of gun rights, and other related motions. We can help you clean up your criminal record affordably and efficiently. This service is critical in the modern employment world, where more and more employers use sophisticated background check technology to screen potential job applicants.