Depending on which stage you contact us at, we will have several strategies and tactics to assist you.
Prior to Arrest
If you are lucky enough to be able to contact us prior to being arrested, we can protect your rights from police and get you to court in the best possible position. We will walk you through the arrest process to remove any uncertainty and fear. We will provide you with a script to make sure you maximize your rights. Most important, we will be on call to appear at the police station to get you out of the situation and protect you from revealing information that will damage your case. We will investigate your case by questioning alleged victims and witnesses. We will begin contacting the police and district attorney to prevent the case from being filed in the first place.
After you have been arrested, you will be given an arraignment date, this is the beginning of the pre-trial process. Pre-trial is an opportunity for us to negotiate plea agreements with the district attorney, review all the evidence against you, and hold applicable hearings to challenge the evidence or action of the police to get an early win without going to trial. For most cases, we can appear for you, you will never have to go into court. Because most California criminal cases get resolved during the pretrial phase, it is critical that your lawyer understands how to make the most of this process. We have the experience to resolve your case on the best terms achievable.
If all else fails, trial is always an option. We will go before a jury and fight your case by presenting the evidence in the most favorable light to you. The district attorney must get all twelve jurors to vote guilty. We need just one juror to vote not guilty to win. While most clients feel their case is hopeless, you would be surprised at the cases we have won in the past. The rules are stacked in our favor and we can help maximize your chance of success!
Even if you have been convicted, all is not lost. We can review your case and determine if there are issues that may be appealed. Whether the district attorney, judge, or even your own lawyer caused an unfair result, we can help you challenge the outcome of your case.
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