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Our office has been involved in all manner of criminal defense proceedings over the past several decades, from simple traffic infractions to misdemeanor DUI violations to heavy duty felony proceedings, such as armed robbery, statutory rape and grand theft. The three (3) most important Constitutional and Due Process protections a criminal defendant has is as follows:
There are also additional protections that every criminal defendant must be accorded in a state or federal criminal law proceeding. You may contact our office to discuss all of these Constitutional and Due Process protections.
Here is a summary of some of the services that a competent legal defense counsel should be prepared to offer their criminal clientele:
In the development of your case, legal counsel may deal with any Eyewitness Identification, Confessions and Admission of Evidence issues. Any and all Speedy Trial issues should be presented to preserve your Due Process rights. Should you have a co-defendant, there may be Severance issues. Motions should also be presented dealing with any Prior Convictions. If relevant, Motions to Disqualify the Prosecutor, the Presiding Judge, and to attack the credibility of the Law Enforcement officers should be filed with the Court.
Counsel should be vigilant toward any misconduct by Law Enforcement, the Prosecutor, the Judge, or any other governmental entity. This conduct includes, but is not limited to, the following: Failure to Preserve Evidence; Bad Faith Prosecution; Interference w/ Ability to Present a Defense. It is very important to also examine any failure by the Prosecution to disclose Exculpatory Evidence (information that may help to exonerate or support the innocence of a criminal defendant).
Once the above-mentioned preparatory issues have been successfully handled, all the ingredients involved in a Court or Jury trial should be addressed. These involve California procedural and court rules as they apply to Infractions, Misdemeanors and Felonies.
Since everyone's case is unique to that individual and the specific circumstances, you should consult with a competent criminal defense attorney to determine your best course of action. Our office has expertise in this area of the law, and we encourage you to reach out for a FREE consultation.
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