FAQ

What is plea bargaining?

Most criminal cases are settled by a plea bargain. Typically, the prosecution offers to dismiss some charges, allow a reduced charge or agree to a limit on punishment.

California has reduced sentences and increased the use of “alternatives to custody.” These include house arrest, community service, and rehabilitation. Your attorney will advocate on your behalf to get the best possible result.

What if I don’t want to take a deal?

You are not required to accept a plea bargain. Your attorney will give you advice and you will make the decision yourself.

Some attorneys pressure their clients to take a deal. No matter what kind of charge you face, you need an attorney who will fight to win your case. Your attorney knows how to perform inside a courtroom. Your attorney has the experience you need, having tried 50 criminal jury trials, from murder to DUI.

How can I pay?

You have enough to worry about besides how to pay for your defense.

You may be eligible for a payment plan and credit cards are accepted.

Do I need an attorney?

If you think you might need the advice of a criminal defense attorney, you do. Do not delay.

Your attorney will put you and your future first. Your case will be fully investigated, researched, and prepared. You will always know the status of your case and what your attorney is doing on your behalf.