The stakes are too high to trust your life, liberty and future happiness to anyone without the necessary sophistication, spirit and skill to fight.
In criminal cases, the government regularly uses its nearly unlimited power and resources to demand “settlement” terms that ruin the reputation and future of the accused. Not only do you need a lawyer, you need one who understands exactly how to strike at the specific problems faced by the accused.
California criminal courts have their own procedures and a lack of understanding of the court’s rules can hurt you. Few lawyers, and fewer regular people, understand how the criminal courts operate. You have constitutional rights that can sometimes be used to blunt the government’s attack, but only if you know exactly how and when to invoke them to maximize the impact on the case against you.
In addition to the unique procedural rules that apply in criminal cases, it is also critical to understand the law that will be applied to the facts of your case as well as the facts that the government would rather avoid altogether. Many common cases, such as DUI, are defensible given a proper understanding of current law and science that can be used to debunk the junk science and mythology regularly used by the government to win convictions.
Even many lawyers assume—wrongly—that adopting a fighting posture early in the case will hurt you. Prosecutors regularly sucker less knowledgable attorneys (not to mention defendants who try to represent themselves) by threatening to punish those who exercise their constitutional right to defend themselves. But experienced criminal defense attorneys know that exposing and attacking weakness is crucial to getting results that will make a difference.
Since the defense of criminal cases is unlike any other area of law practice, we focus on it exclusively. With over 12 years of experience in the handling of criminal matters at every stage of the case our clients can rely on our judgment and skill to provide the best defense available. We have successfully represented hundreds of people accused of: DUI/DWI, domestic violence, burglary, theft, shoplifting, drug possession, drug sales, prostitution, assault, robbery, rape, attempted-murder and murder.
We understand how difficult the process is and—since every client is our most important client—we will be there with you every step of the way.