Summary: Criminal Defense Overview
California Criminal Defense
If you or a loved one had been charged with a crime, dealing with the California legal system can be an overwhelming and frightening experience. Having an experienced criminal attorney representing you at each stage of the criminal legal process is essential. An arrest and conviction could lead to job loss, jail time, and a criminal record. At the Law Offices of Michael S. Berg, our seasoned criminal attorneys will vigorously defend you against any California misdemeanor or felony charge. Our reputation for securing favorable outcomes for our clients is built on years of skillful and zealous representation of our client’s rights.
Types of Cases that We Handle
At the Law Offices of Michael S. Berg, our criminal defense attorneys offer the highest quality legal representation available. Not only do we offer a superior level of skill, knowledge and experience, but we have a great working relationship with both prosecutors and judges, which can be advantageous in your defense. We handle all types of misdemeanor and felony cases, including the following:
Violent crimes: Many people accused of violent crimes are innocent, especially when there are issues of self-defense, accident, misidentification, false accusations, lack of intent, or mental illness. Violent crimes include murder, kidnapping, robbery, carjacking, assault, criminal threats, arson, and some weapons charges.
Sex crimes: Many people are also falsely accused of sex crimes. The consequences of a conviction can be severe (such as prison terms and having to register as a sex offender for life). Sex crimes include sexual battery, statutory rape, lewd acts with a child, child pornography, indecent exposure, lewd conduct in public and prostitution/solicitation.
Financial crimes: These types of crimes include burglary, grand theft, petty theft (shoplifting), receiving stolen property, embezzlement and petty theft with a prior.
Domestic violence: Many people are falsely accused of domestic violence and it is essential to retain an experienced attorney to fight against unfounded accusations. Domestic violence includes domestic battery, child endangerment, child abuse, and corporal injury to a spouse or cohabitant.
Drug crimes: There are many defenses to drug charges, including unreliable informants, defective warrants, and illegal police searches and seizures. Drug crimes include possession of a controlled substance, possession for sales, sales or transportation of a controlled substance, and possession of methamphetamine.
Driving under the influence: We also defend those charged with DUI, including underage DUI, DUI causing injury, hit and run, and gross vehicular manslaughter.
Top Reasons Why our Law Office is the Right Choice
Choosing the right criminal defense lawyer is a crucial first step when you have been accused of a crime. We believe the Law Offices of Michael S. Berg is the right choice for some of the following reasons:
We care about each and every client that we represent.
We will provide you with a free initial consultation in order to determine the best course of action for your defense.
We will provide an aggressive defense from the start of your case until it is finished.
We understand the difficulties that you and your family face.
Our experienced and skillful attorneys are always prepared for every stage in the criminal process.
We have an excellent working relationship with prosecutors and judges.
You can contact us anytime and we will return your phone calls.
We will attempt to get you out of jail without posting bail, or we will argue for a bail reduction.
We will not dump your case at the initial court appearances by entering a guilty or no contest plea.
We will try to have your case dismissed before charges are filed, or if charges have been filed, we will try to have them reduced.
We will keep you informed at all times about your case.
At trial, we will seek a not guilty verdict over negotiated pleas whenever possible.
We will try to keep you out of jail through alternatives such as house arrest, electronic monitoring, community service, or drug rehabilitation and counseling.
California Criminal Defense Attorneys
Being charged with a crime can be one of the most difficult and unsettling experiences that an individual can face. The consequences can have serious impacts on not only the life of the accused, but the lives of the accused’s family as well. It is vitally important to have skilled legal representation if you or a loved one has been accused of a crime. At the Law Offices of Michael S. Berg, our experienced criminal defense attorneys will aggressively fight to protect your rights. Call us today for a free initial consultation.
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