Fighting For Your Freedoms Against Criminal Charges
When you’re facing criminal charges, your freedom may be on the line – not to mention other important things like your reputation, job prospects, driving privileges and criminal record. You have the right to challenge the charges, but the criminal justice system can be extremely daunting. You also have the right to a lawyer. It’s one of the most important rights you can exercise during this critical time.
At Bulldog Law, our lawyers can fight for you through each stage of the process. We have extensive experience gathering evidence, building strong cases, negotiating favorable plea deals, and securing acquittals or dismissals in court. When you work with our team, you can rest assured that your rights are in capable hands.
Tackling State And Federal Charges Of All Kinds
We handle criminal cases across California in state and federal court, including:
- DUI charges, both first-offense and repeat, involving drugs, alcohol or other intoxicating substances
- Drug offenses, including possession, trafficking and prescription drug crimes
- Sex offenses, including assault, rape, statutory rape, child pornography, sex crimes against minors and more
- Violent crimes, including domestic violence, assault and battery, homicide and murder
- White collar crimes such as fraud and embezzlement
- Property crimes such as shoplifting, theft and receipt of stolen property
- Traffic violations such as speeding and reckless driving
We can also help you pursue an expungement for old convictions that qualify.
Addressing The Immigration Fallout Of Criminal Charges
If you don’t have legal immigration status in the United States, or if you’re a green card or visa holder, an arrest could lead to deportation. Because our lawyers also practice extensively in immigration law, we understand how these two areas overlap. We can assess your situation to find a resolution that avoids or reduces the immigration consequences.
What To Look For In A California Criminal Defense Attorney
There are many qualities you should look for when hiring a defense lawyer, including:
- A record of positive outcomes
- Years of experience
- Determination and passion
- Free consultations
- Admittance to practice before federal court
We have all these qualities – when you need a law firm that possesses these attributes in spades, you can rely on us.
The Benefits Of Hiring A Criminal Lawyer Instead Of Using A Public Defender
Public defenders are excellent attorneys, but the state overloads them with too many cases. They must divide their attention between hundreds of clients. The state often pressures them to make a plea bargain even if a trial could have better results. It is much better to work with a lawyer who can provide undivided attention and will push for a trial if needed.
Should You Hire An Attorney If You’re Innocent?
Even if you had nothing to do with the offense you are accused of, you need a lawyer. The police have ways of getting you to admit fault, even if you are completely innocent. The state is interested in one thing: getting convictions. There are far too many instances of innocent people suffering serious criminal penalties for you to leave your future to chance; hire an attorney.
What To Do After You’re Arrested In California?
If a police officer arrests you, try to take the following steps:
- Invoke your right to remain silent.
- Do not give an interview or provide any information.
- Contact an attorney immediately.
Even if you have already talked to the police, it is not necessarily too late for you. The sooner you have counsel, though, the better your chances of a good outcome.
Differences Between A Misdemeanor And Felony
A misdemeanor is a criminal offense that can result in up to one year of incarceration. A felony is a criminal offense that can result in one year or more of incarceration. Both types of charges are incredibly serious and can drastically impact your future. Fortunately, our lawyers have successfully negotiated plea bargains to reduce felonies to misdemeanors or to get misdemeanors dropped.