In 2014 and 2013, the San Diego Daily Transcript recognized Mr. Ham among San Diego’s “Top Attorneys” in criminal law. Super Lawyers selected Mr. Ham to the prestigious Rising Stars list for 2016 and 2015.
Mr. Ham is an experienced criminal attorney who has successfully obtained dismissals for clients’ accused of felony residential burglary, felony commercial burglary, grand theft, and petty theft. He has handled hundreds of criminal cases, including high-profile theft and burglary cases. He has won dismissals in criminal cases before and during jury trials, at preliminary hearings, and after prevailing at speedy trial and suppression hearings. He has tried multiple cases resulting in not guilty verdict.
Disclaimer: Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not guarentee or predict a similar result. The cases below were cases where innocent individuals were accused of crimes.
Mr. Ham represented an innocent 19 year-old woman accused of entering an optometrist’s office and stealing hundreds of dollars worth of high-end sunglasses. The prosecution formally charged the young woman with felony burglary (Penal Code section 459) and felony grand theft (Penal Code section 487). At the preliminary hearing, Mr. Ham exposed the material witness’s bias during cross-examination and the case was completely dismissed before trial. The innocent woman was able to continue living her law-abiding life.
Mr. Ham also represented an innocent man charged with burglary and grand theft. The innocent man was alleged to have broken into a car and stolen a laptop computer. Mr. Ham fought the case and the prosecutor agreed to dismiss the charges.
Burglary can be charged in the first and second degree, Penal Codes sections 459 and 460. A burglary is considered in the first degree if the crime was committed in a home. A first-degree or a residential burglary is a strike. Second-degree burglary is the burglary of a non-residential structure or vehicle.
San Diego theft cases can be charged in many forms. Petty theft is the taking of items worth less than $950.00. Grand theft is the taking of items worth greater than or equal to $950.00 (Penal Code sections 484-488). Mr. Ham’s experience in criminal defense has resulted in successfully obtaining dismissals in numerous theft cases.
Mr. Ham helps his clients by providing an intelligent, aggressive, and experienced legal defense. Mr. Ham has dedicated his legal career to criminal defense and will fight to minimize the negative consequences associated with the criminal process. He will fight and he will help, and he will always be honest about each client’s case.
Contact the Law Offices of Christian M. Ham today to discuss your legal options. Contact us online or call 619-236-1983.