Practice Areas

Diane de Seve vigorously represents her clients through every stage of the criminal proceedings including the initial investigation, grand jury proceedings, pretrial conferences and motions, preliminary hearing and jury trial. She handles virtually all types of criminal matters. Ms. de Seve takes a holistic approach when representing her clients, learning about their personal history and understanding their big picture needs including any collateral consequences a conviction might have on their lives. Quite often clients need support in other areas that have impacted their criminal matter and she has the resources to refer them to the best professionals. Below are examples of her practice areas.

Domestic
Elder Abuse (e.g. Penal Code sections 243.25, 368)
Child Endangerment (e.g. Penal Code section 273a)
Domestic Violence (e.g. Penal Code sections 243(e), 245, 273.5, 273.6)

Juvenile
Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings (e.g. Welfare & Institutions Code sections 602, 707)
Suspension and Expulsion Hearings (e.g. Education Code sections 48900-48927)

Drugs & Alcohol
DUI (e.g. Vehicle Code sections 23152(a), 23152(b), 23136(a), 23140, 23103/23103.5)
Drug Offenses (e.g. Health & Safety Code sections 11350, 11357, 11364, 11377)
Drunk in Public (e.g. Penal Code section 647(f))
Minor in Possession (e.g. Business & Profession Code section 25662; Vehicle Code section13202.5)

White Collar
Securities Fraud (e.g. Corporation Code sections 25400-25404, 25540-25542; 18 U.S.C. section 1348)
Insurance Fraud (e.g. Penal Code sections 548-551; Insurance Code sections 1871-1871.9)
Embezzlement (e.g. Penal Code sections 503-515)
Bribery (e.g. Penal Code sections 641.3, 67, 68, 85, 86, 92, 93, 137, 138; 18 U.S.C. section 201)
SEC Investigations

Theft
Petty Theft (e.g. Penal Code section 484/488)
Grand Theft (e.g. Penal Code section 484/487)
Shoplifting (e.g. Penal Code section 459.5)
Possession of Stolen Property (e.g. Penal Code section 496)
Burglary (e.g. Penal Code section 459/460)

Bodily Harm
Assault with a Deadly Weapon (e.g. Penal Code section 245)
Resisting Arrest (e.g. Penal Code section 148)
Sex Offenses (e.g. Penal Code section 290, 288, 288a, 288.2, 261, 243.4, 311.11)
Assault and Battery (e.g. Penal Code section 240, 242/243)

Other
Felony Reduction (e.g. Penal Code section 17(b); Prop 47)
Felonies and Misdemeanors
Vehicle Code Violations
Motion Practice
Unlawful Search and Seizure (e.g. Penal Code section 1538.5)
Record Clearance and Expungment (e.g. Penal Code section 1203.4, 1203.4a)