Facing Criminal Charges?
Dedicated Legal Representation in Palm Desert
Are you facing a felony or misdemeanor charge? If so, speak with our Indio criminal defense lawyer right away. In California, criminal matters are harshly prosecuted, and the penalties for a conviction are severe. Regardless of the level of charge, if you're found guilty, you could be looking at time behind bars and/or a hefty fine. Your offense will also show up on your criminal record, which is accessible to the public, potential employers, schools, and other agencies that may conduct a background check on you. This could have profound impacts on your future, even after you've done your time.
At the Law Offices of Anastacio De La Cruz, we are dedicated to providing compassionate yet aggressive legal representation to individuals accused of committing criminal offenses. Our attorney's top priority is to help them through the justice system and work toward favorable outcomes on their behalf. To do this, we use a focused and personalized approach in each case we handle. That means, when you choose us for your defense, you will have a legal advocate on your side who will take the time to get to know you and develop a solid strategy on your behalf to fight your charges.
Types of Cases We Handle
In California, criminal offenses may be charged as either misdemeanors or felonies, with the latter considered more severe than the former. When you're accused of violating a law, the State will pursue the matter. It is the prosecutor's burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you're guilty.
As a defendant, you do not have to prove your innocence, but you can challenge the allegations made against you. This requires thoroughly reviewing the prosecutor's case and collecting your own evidence that counters their arguments. Doing this effectively means having a solid grasp of the legal processes and the laws concerning your rights. For example, in some instances, if one of your constitutional protections were violated during the process, you might be able to get evidence suppressed.
At Law Offices of Anastacio De La Cruz, our Indio attorney has extensive experience working in the criminal justice system and knows what it takes to combat allegations.
We provide effective counsel for various offenses, including:
Additionally, if you are an undocumented or legal permanent resident facing a criminal charge, our Indio crimmigration attorney can fully explain the offense and the potential outcomes a conviction can have.
If you have been convicted of a crime, your case may not end there. You may have post-conviction relief options to either appeal the decision or have the conviction wiped from your record. Our knowledgeable lawyer will help you understand what legal avenues you can pursue.
Seeking a Favorable Outcome During Negotiations or at Trial
In many criminal cases, before going to court the prosecutor and defense attorney may discuss the details of the case to work toward a resolution before going to trial. If the defendant can identify holes in the prosecutor's case and show where evidence is weak, both sides could either negotiate a plea agreement or have the charges dismissed. Our Indio attorney has helped numerous individuals charged with crimes settle their cases outside of court.
If plea negotiations do not end favorably, we are ready to take the matter to court and argue the case in front of a judge or jury. We have obtained favorable outcomes, including not guilty verdicts, for past clients.
Regardless of the criminal charge you're facing, or whether or not your case can be resolved before trial, our Indio criminal defense lawyer will provide effective counsel every step of the way. We're here to answer your questions and help you understand your legal options.
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