Practice Areas

Arson

Arson charges carry significant penalties, with those convicted of this crime typically spending several years behind bars. If you have been accused of committing arson, you are advised to seek legal counsel from a trustworthy representative. Steven H. Nakano Attorney at Law works with clients facing a variety of arson charges, ultimately achieving reduced sentences...

Assault

Being accused of assault can affect your life in many ways. However, although the accusation itself can be harmful to your reputation, it doesn’t compare to the trouble you will face if convicted of the crime. Being convicted of assault can not only send you to jail for a significant amount of time, but it...

Burglaries

Burglary charges are serious — if you are convicted of this crime, you could face a hefty fine or even multiple years in prison. Depending on the location of the accused burglary, even harsher penalties could be in your future. If you have been accused of burglary, it is in your best interest to seek...

Driving on a Suspended License cases

Do You Need Help From An Experienced San Jose Traffic Attorney? Driving is a privilege, and one that you probably took for granted until you were legally unable to drive. Having your license suspended or revoked for a prior traffic violation or another reason, you know it’s hard to get to work, send the kids...

Driving under the influence cases

Each year in California there are approximately 200,000 DUI arrests. Each person who is arrested and charged with DUI should seen guidance from a San Jose DUI attorney immediately to enable them to fight the automatic suspension of their drivers license and to help with the administrative hearing process. Understanding the administrative hearing Drivers who...

Drug Cases

Drug-related crimes are taken seriously in California, and a conviction can change your life forever. Whether you have been charged with your first instance of drug possession or have an extensive criminal history, you need a qualified drug attorney on your side to protect your rights in court. Steven H. Nakano Attorney at Law has...

Illegal possession of weapons

California weapons charges are very serious and the consequences of a conviction are stringent. If you are arrested and charged with illegal possession of a weapon, contact a San Jose illegal possession attorney immediately. Only with a proper defense can you successfully mount a defense against these charges. Steven H. Nakano Attorney at Law explains...

Murder

Attempted Murder 1st Degree – Pre-meditation and malice aforethought Felony Murder rule – Death occurs during the commission of a felony 2nd Degree – Malice Aforethought but no premeditation Defense:  Self-defense; defense of another; (see previous cases: S Garcia, in which I created the first Forensic Reconstruction (animation video) in the County of Santa Clara,...

Robberies

If you are accused of committing robbery, you face the potential of spending several years behind bars. Robbery is a very serious crime and as such, it is essential for those facing this type of conviction to seek the assistance of a reliable San Jose robbery attorney. Steven H. Nakano Attorney at Law prides himself...

Sex Offenses

California Penal Code 290’s Sex Offender Registration Act requires those who live or work in California who have been convicted of any sexual-based crime register as a sex offender. This registration must be completed on an annual basis within five days of the offender’s birthday. Changes to registration must be made any time the offender...

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Prostitution and/or soliciting an act of prostitution Pimping and Pandering

Theft cases

In California, theft is defined as intentionally and unlawfully taking another’s person’s property with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of it. You can be charged with petty or grand theft depending upon the value of the property that was allegedly stolen. The penalties vary with the type of charge and, there may be...