Being arrested or investigated is frightening. An arrest in California not only carries the risk of incarceration but other risks as well. These other risks include loss of your driver's or professional license, employment problems, immigration or international travel problems, eviction, loss of access to your bank account, and other problems. A criminal conviction caused by your arrest becomes a permanent part of your record which could trigger other unforeseen consequences. In court, things can move quickly. The choices you make and the steps you take in furtherance of your defense can have a lifetime affect. At your arraignment, what you say or don't say can mean the difference between success and failure. The prosecuting attorneys have extensive experience handling cases like yours but they are working hard for an outcome that could be catastrophic to you.
Initially, getting your case dismissed will be our top priority. We are prepared to respond to your case at once and take all the proper steps to ensure the best response to your charges. No two cases are the same. Depending on your situation, getting your charges dismissed or reduced is a question of filing the proper motion at the right time, successfully negotiating with the prosecuting attorney or, if necessary, winning at trial.
For our clients, a criminal charge in California is a catastrophic disruption in their daily routine. Many are unable to sleep or concentrate at work. After meeting with a competent criminal attorney during the initial consultation, clients often find peace of mind. Criminal defense is about more than the system, law, or best/worst case outcomes. It is about you. It is about getting you back to the life that you had before the arrest. During the initial consultation, we are able to give our clients an honest view of their situation and uncover defenses that our clients often didn’t realize existed. This is because a winning defense is often buried in the facts of the case. Criminal defense is as much about criminal law as it is about applying frank common sense to a given set of facts.
When you contact Winfield Law, we will listen to your situation; allow ample time for you to ask questions and then provide suggestions on how to best handle your case, including a no-obligation quote for our legal services.
Contact us for a prompt, free phone consultation or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an experienced attorney at our Westchester office. Upon request, our legal team is available to meet at your home and/or place of business.
Don't wait! Schedule a free phone consultation. Let us help you figure out your best next steps. The sooner you have a plan of action, the better chances of your getting the results you want.