Criminal Defense FAQ
Santa Clarita Criminal Defense Lawyer
Should I plead guilty to a DUI charge?
When accused of DUI, many individuals don't even bother to fight. Did you know that there are frequently serious errors in police procedure that can lead to a dismissal of charges? It is advised that you contact a Santa Clarita criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of David M. Wallin to discuss your case before you make a plea. The more quickly you move in contacting us, the more likely we can do something effective to reduce the damage.
When accused of a serious crime, what if I am innocent?
Being innocent of a crime is not enough to ensure you avoid conviction. If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, it indicates that the prosecutor considers that they have the evidence to convict you. There are people in prison today that are completely innocent of the crime for which they were convicted. You must act quickly and take action to defend your case. Our legal team will fight to ensure that you are not put away for a crime that you didn't commit.
How do I choose a defense lawyer?
When seeking an aggressive criminal defense lawyer, consider the qualifications and experience of the attorney and the legal team that support them. Our lead attorney is a Criminal Law Specialist and the firm has 50 years combined experienced in defending all types of criminal charges, both felony and misdemeanor.
Will I go to jail?
Any criminal charge, even a DUI, usually includes jail or prison time as part of the penalty that can be imposed under law. When you are facing a criminal charge, you must fight to avoid the maximum penalty. A defense lawyer that is a skilled negotiator is critical when facing possible jail or prison time. Working out a reduced penalty, dismissed charge, not guilty verdict or alternative sentencing is absolutely vital.
Is a misdemeanor worth defending?
Any criminal offense should be defended. A misdemeanor may be less serious, but a conviction can land you in jail, in some cases for up to a year.
Isn't it expensive to get a defense lawyer?
Consider the alternative. When you are convicted of a DUI the costs you will face in fines, loss of license, time, increased insurance costs and in some cases loss of employment can far outweigh the costs you will pay in legal fees.
How can an attorney from the Law Offices of David M. Wallin help me?
Our legal team provides aggressive legal representation for cases of DUI,
hit & run,
drug possession ,
assault & battery, and in defending young people in
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