Criminal Defense (Misdemeanors)
Have you or someone you love been charged with a crime? Are you worried that you or your loved one will go to jail?
From the moment we open our eyes in the morning, life presents us with an array of choices. We all make thousands of decisions each and every day.
Unfortunately, it only takes one decision, just a single, momentary lapse in judgment, to turn your world upside down. Crimes such as theft, child abuse, restraining orders, white collar crimes and drug charges account for hundreds of thousands of arrests each year.
Driving under the influence (DUI) alone accounts for well-over one hundred thousand arrests in California every year. DUI convictions carry serious penalties. For a successful defense, you will need the help of a skilled and experienced attorney.
There is no question that a criminal conviction can alter the course of the rest of your life. In some cases, the allegation alone is enough to ruin your reputation and your career. Offenses that might seem like “no big deal” such as shoplifting, low-level drug possession, or vandalism—can quickly become a big deal when formal charges are filed. Suddenly, you could be facing jail time and expensive fines, even if it is your first offense.
If you have questions regarding a criminal case or investigation in Bakersfield or Kern County, please contact me today for an initial consultation.
It can be an overwhelming & frightening experience
The legal system in the United States is complex, and those who are dealing with legal issues may struggle to understand their rights, the procedures that must be followed, and the steps they should take to achieve a positive outcome. When you are facing criminal charges of any type, you need an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in the practice of the law. That is why it is essential to work with a skilled attorney who can provide you with guidance while representing your interests.
I CAN HELP YOU!
Though it can be an overwhelming and frightening experience, it is possible to successfully navigate the legal waters with the help of the right attorney. I can help you avoid or mitigate a potentially dire and life-altering punishment that can result from such a charge.
How Can I Help Your Case?
A skilled attorney knows how to determine and apply potential defenses for your case. For example:
- Even though you may have financially benefited from the alleged crime, the burden is on the prosecution may have to prove specific intent. If it can be demonstrated that there was no intent or that there is reasonable doubt that intent was present on your part, you are (by definition) not guilty.
- If your attorney can support a claim of entrapment (i.e., government agents or an employer persuaded or even forced you to commit the crime) you can avoid conviction.
- A skilled attorney can negotiate a beneficial plea bargain to minimize your punishment or jail sentence under the law.
A skilled attorney can keep you out of jail
Choose a lawyer who will commit enough time to your case
If you are facing criminal charges, particularly those that carry the threat of a lengthy jail sentence or exorbitant fines, you must not entrust your case to just anyone. An effective criminal defense can save your reputation and your business from damaging criminal charges.
Choose a lawyer who will commit enough time to your case to fully research the details and prepare a forceful defense.
As a former prosecutor, I have the skills to craft clear, strong arguments in your favor as well as dig out every weakness in the prosecution’s case. I will not just tell you what you want to hear, I will inform you of what you need to know, setting realistic expectations and ensuring that you understand your options.
I will provide you with the legal help you need and be there by your side throughout every step of the legal process. I will give your case the attention, care and expertise you deserve.