When you are facing criminal charges in the state of California, the consequences of a conviction could be severe, no matter what type of crime you have been charged with. However, the severity of the penalties will be based upon a variety of factors, including:
- Whether you were charged with a misdemeanor or felony
- Whether there are aggravating factors present
- Whether there are any victims in your case
- Whether you are a first-time or habitual offender
In any case, it is important to have an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney on your side who can help you through these tough times. Our Los Angeles DUI lawyers are here to help you when you have been charged with a variety of criminal offenses, particularly those involving or related to DUI charges.
Types of Crimes Our Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys Handle
Our Los Angeles DUI attorneys are here to help you fight back when you have been charged with a criminal offense. There are a variety of charges you could be facing when you have been stopped for drunk driving or other related offenses.
Here are some of the top charges our attorneys are prepared to help defend against:
- CA Penal Code 21A – “Attempted DUI” and Other Attempted Crimes
- CA Penal Code 1018 – Withdrawing a Plea
- CA Penal Code 1203.4 – Expunction
- PC 187 – Murder
- PC 191.5 (a) – Gross Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated
- PC 191.5 (b) – Negligent Vehicular Manslaughter While Intoxicated
- PC 192 – Vehicular Manslaughter
- PC 273 (a) – Child Endangerment
- PC 647 (f) – Public Intoxication
- PC 995 – Motion to Dismiss
- PC 1203 – Probation and Probation Violations
- PC 1538.5 – Motion to Suppress Evidence
- PC 13519.4 – Racial Profiling
Why You Need to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer For Help
Hiring a criminal defense lawyer could make all the difference in your ability to avoid the harsh penalties of a criminal conviction. With a private criminal defense attorney working on your case, you will not be held back by the limitations of working with a public defender. When you go with our Los Angeles DUI attorneys, you can expect:
Existing Relationships with Court Officials
We have existing relationships with court officials. This allows us to negotiate plea agreements and pretrial diversion programs with state prosecuting attorneys and judges. Instead of having to present a defense at trial, which could put you at risk for a criminal conviction, working with court officials gives you an opportunity to avoid the severe consequences of a guilty verdict.
If you are eligible for a plea agreement or a pretrial diversion program, you will simply need to meet the requirements of the program before you can get the charges against you reduced or dismissed altogether. However, it will be imperative that you follow the terms of your program, or the prosecutor could move forward with the criminal charges against you.
Experience and Knowledge of the California Penal Codes
The California Penal Codes are often extensive and provide legalese which makes it difficult for people who are unfamiliar with the Penal Codes to understand the charges they are facing.
Fortunately, when you have a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney working for you, you can gain insight into the details of the California Penal Codes and the charges against you. This way, you can better prepare a powerful defense that could help you obtain an acquittal.
Building Powerful Defense Strategies
It is not uncommon for those charged with criminal offenses to be ineligible for a pretrial diversion or for the state to be unwilling to work out a plea agreement. If this happens, your criminal defense attorney will need to closely evaluate the circumstances of your case to determine how to defend you.
The charges against you can vary widely depending on several factors. However, your lawyer will scrutinize the evidence to determine which defense is most likely to produce a favorable outcome.
Giving Your Case the Attention It Deserves
Working with a public defender may cost you nothing. But you get what you pay for. Unfortunately, public defenders are overworked and burdened by caseloads that they simply cannot give their undivided attention to.
You are entitled to an attorney when you are charged with a crime, but that does not mean a public criminal defender will be able to devote their time and attention to your case. Working with a private criminal defense attorney gives you the opportunity to retain a powerful legal advocate who can give you the defense you deserve.
You Can Fight California Penal Code Charges with Help from an Attorney
No matter what California Penal Code charges you are facing, our Los Angeles DUI attorneys are here to help you challenge the allegations against you. You can take steps to protect your future when you contact us for a free case review.
Learn more about which defense is best suited for your case when you fill out our confidential contact form or call us today to get started on your California Penal Code defense strategy.