Arrested and charged or accused with a misdemeanor crime? A charge or arrest indicates that law enforcement is convinced they have the evidence to persuade the District Attorney's ("DA") office to potentially indict you. However, the burden of proof is on the prosecution and you should quickly retain a skilled criminal defense attorney during this “pre-filing” investigation stage to review the evidence, protect your rights and to identify both case weaknesses and positive defense considerations in an effort that may tip the case into "DA Reject" or reduce the charges.
Do not dismiss a misdemeanor criminal charge as a minor inconvenience. You could still face serious consequences if convicted. When this is the case, the county jail sentence may increase to a maximum of one year and the fine may also increase. However, there are sometimes called "gross misdemeanors" or "aggravated misdemeanors," such as multiple DUI offenses, domestic battery or driving on a suspended license.
We have fully resolved 1,000s of misdemeanor cases for clients with positive outcomes, including: cases dismissed, cases sharply reduced to infraction, no jail time, fees reduced or waived, minimizing restrictions while on probation and so forth. In the brief time since your arrest, the District Attorney's office has had sufficient opportunity to prepare a case against you. With their attorneys paid to work against you, your best defense is to have an expert on your side! A misdemeanor crime that is punishable by up to six months in jail or by fine not exceeding $1,000 or by both except when the state prescribes a greater punishment. The sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we can begin reviewing the case against you and protect your rights.
The Law Offices of LYTEL & LYTEL, LLP is nationally recognized as a leader in criminal defense. Lawyers have been recognized with the highest reputation in the profession with the coveted A-V Rating (highest preeminent) from the Martindale-Hubbell®, Super Lawyers®, Highest Avvo 10 Superb rating, Avvo Clients Choice Award and the Nation's Top 1% Attorneys. Our highly experienced Central Coast criminal attorneys and staff are prepared to guide you through this ordeal.
Remember, you are innocent until the prosecutor is able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty. In criminal cases you might be surprised to discover how often the police violate individual rights and/or exceed their legal authority, which could possibly lead to a dismissal of charges. Take advantage of our free initial case consultations and call 805-963-8100.
As aggressive and experienced attorneys, we can provide expert witnesses to challenge a prosecutor's case, file Motions to Suppress, contest illegal searches and seizures, file Motions to Strike prior convictions, negotiate alternatives to jail and obtain reduced sentence modifications. We regularly handle all Misdemeanors, including: Petty Theft, Drunk-Intoxicated in Public, (Drunk) Disorderly Conduct, DUI, Harassment, Trespassing, Marijuana Charges, Assault & Battery, Careless Driving, Hit & Run, Stealing, Juvenile Arrest Offenses, Probation Violations, Prostitution, Vandalism, etc.
Our Top Legal team will work tirelessly with a smart, savvy and effective defense against the alleged offenses! Contact us for a free consultation and let us show you how we will work to preserve and restore your rights.
Attorneys are frequently in court but are available 24/7 via confidential smartphone texting to 805.259.6205 or mobile email Info@LytelLaw.com
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