If you are under arrest, have been accused of a crime, or are under suspicion for a California state or a federal offense, you have a serious problem. It is important that you begin your defense immediately and give your lawyer the opportunity to build the strongest possible case on your behalf.
Legal Connection is a quick and confidential way to find the right criminal defense lawyer.
Do you know what to do if you are arrested? Early mistakes made by defendants often permanently damage their cases. Do not make any statement to law enforcement officials or investigators until talking to a criminal defense attorney. Exercise your constitutional right to remain silent. Let your lawyer speak on your behalf.
You want a criminal attorney familiar with the community where your case will be handled.
In addition to state and federal laws some offenses are subject to municipal regulations. An arrest for shoplifting in Los Angeles may be handled very differently than an arrest involving the same charge in Riverside or San Bernardino. DUI arrest procedures in Orange County may vary from those in San Diego or San Francisco. The prosecutor handling felony theft charges in Irvine may be more likely to offer reduced charges than one in Sacramento or Oakland. It is important that your criminal lawyer be familiar with the courts where your case will be handled.
Your defense lawyer should have the specific experience you need
Through Legal Connection you can find a lawyer with the criminal law experience you need to protect your rights, whether you were stopped for DUI, arrested for shoplifting, or are involved in a federal conspiracy investigation. We are prepared to help people facing charges including:
- Drunk Driving: driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) or driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs (DWAI)
- Drug Charges: marijuana possession, intent to distribute cocaine, trafficking, illegal sale of prescription drugs
- Assault: assault and battery, sexual assault, rape
- Property Crime: auto theft, burglary, robbery, shoplifting
- White Collar Crime: fraud, embezzlement, employee theft, securities violations, Internet crime
Whether you face felony or misdemeanor charges under federal or California law you should get advice from a criminal lawyer. Your attorney will analyze the evidence being used against you, the record of police procedure in your arrest and questioning, and your legal options in light of your personal goals. It is important that you work with a criminal lawyer you are comfortable with and who communicates clearly with you about the criminal charges you face and possible consequences.
Legal Connection criminal defense lawyers represent clients in communities including Los Angeles (LA), Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange County, Irvine, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Oakland, CA.
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