Areas of Expertise
The Law Offices of Dick Margarita provides professional representation for various legal subject matters.
My strength is delivering effective criminal defense services. I am a dedicated advocate for clients facing criminal and traffic related charges. Below are the practices that I can assist with.
DUI's & Multiple DUI's
Any DUI can have negative and lasting consequences on many areas of your life. The second, third or fourth DUI can have devastating effects. Multiple DUI offenses can even become felonies. If you or a loved one is dealing with this situation, the best step you can take is to consult a qualified Sacramento defense attorney who knows how to handle multiple DUI offenses.
Upon contacting me, I will immediately schedule your Administrative Per Se hearing with the California Department of Motor Vehicles, tolling the 10-day time limit. Furthermore, I will schedule your hearing to coordinate your needs and individual situation.
Big Rig & Truckers
The potential downfalls of trucker or big rig lawsuits include the cost of increased insurance rates.
Citations & Misdemeanors
A misdemeanor or DUI can have serious consequences, including fines, jail time, and a criminal record. A misdemeanor or DUI can also impact future job opportunities. Additionally, it can lead to increased insurance rates and legal expenses. For these reasons, it is important to retain an experienced attorney.
Business Investigative Consulting
My business investigative consulting practice focuses on conducting thorough investigations for clients who experience loss due to theft (embezzlement) and fraud. I assist with determining the full extent of losses, identifying tax reporting requirements, assessing potential legal ramifications and advising on reporting requirements. I also work to proactively prevent losses through early detection of criminal activity.
I work with a variety of clients such as:
Tax exempt organizations
In order to gather and report highly detailed information to my clients, I routinely work with other investigative consultants and professionals, including Certified Public Accountants and licensed Private Investigators. Together, we track and analyze clients’ assets and make recommendations based on our findings.
Often, our investigations detect situations in progress and we are able to effect criminal charges by presenting our findings to prosecutors. In many cases, I then guide my clients through the process of filing a civil lawsuit to recover their losses.
In any case I handle, my goal is to protect my clients and obtain optimal solutions to their legal problems.
Expungement means having a criminal conviction or arrest data erased from public records. However, law enforcement authorities will still have access to these records.
You must apply to have your records expunged. I am knowledgeable about the process and how to achieve effective results, provided you meet the minimum criteria:
Fulfilled all probation requirements, including the payment of all court imposed fines and restitution, if applicable
Obeyed all court orders
No further criminal offenses
For a reasonable rate, I can help you eliminate the stigma associated with a criminal record. Expunging your record could help avoid problems with employment, education, and other related issues.
Many people do not realize that when they get a traffic ticket, the situation could be more serious than they think. Points on your license can significantly impact your insurance rates and employment options for many years after the initial infraction(s).
First, some traffic offenses are regarded as driving infractions. These tickets can be resolved by paying a fine. Other driving conduct, however, can rise to the level of an actual crime, punishable by jail or prison, depending on the offense.
Second, when you simply pay the ticket for a driving offense, you are essentially pleading guilty. The conduct goes on your insurance record and depending on the offense; it could go on your criminal record as well. Furthermore, you may be eligible for traffic school, depending on the individual facts of your case and your prior driving record.