I began mylegal careerin San Diego where I practiced criminal law, civil litigation,... more
I began mylegal careerin San Diego where I practiced criminal law, civil litigation, and personal injury. After a very successful practice therefor 17 years,my family and Imoved to Fresno, California,in 1995. Since that time, I have practiced exclusively criminal law. I was the Chief Defense Attorney for a 17 attorney criminal defenselaw firmthat handled3-4,000 felony cases a year. I left that ... view profile
James P. Lambe has practiced criminal law since 1986. In trials of life sentence... more
James P. Lambe has practiced criminal law since 1986. In trials of life sentence cases, he has obtained eight acquittals, four hung jury dismissals, and three in limine motion dismissals. He has employed creativity in settling four death penalty cases. He has also concluded thirty-three other murder cases (preventing a murder conviction in eighteen of them) and one hundred and four three stri... view profile
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.