Can an attorney look at your arrest report / case before being hired to determine if they can help? How do they know if they can provide a better result than a public defender?
If you send them the reports, sure. In fact, they should want to at least skim through the reports if that's a realistic option prior to quoting a fair fee for their services.
No attorney can guarantee you the outcome of the case. But you have a choice in who represents you if you hire them. Do your research and hire the best, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney you can afford.
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If convicted of a straight-forward 2nd DUI with .23 BAC, can private attorneys get better sentencing terms than public defender? No injuries or accidents or probation violation. Curious if defended by public defender vs attorney and still guilt...
The first issue is whether you even qualify for a court appointed attorney.
Assuming you do qualify for the services of the public defender's office the next question is can you afford to hire a private attorney? If you are not going to hire a good, locally experienced, reputable, criminal defense attorney, then save your money. THe right attorney can make all the difference in the case long before you get to sentencing.
Meet with a few quality criminal defense attorneys and go with the best match.See question
Can DUI plea deal be offered at the arraignment? Do you have to decide to accept then? or do you have time to decide?
You can avoid all this "take it or leave it offers at the arraignment" talk by hiring a lawyer to represent you, ideally a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney.
Any "arraignment only" offers will be extended, as a matter of practice in SD county, through the first readiness conference (the second court date).See question
My friend got into a car accident on a Thursday night and has 4 charges against him, 3 for Felony DUI and 1 misdemeanor for driving without a license. There was bodily harm, but not severe. What will the penalties be for him? How much jail time mi...
If convicted, your friend could be facing up to 6 or 7 (if multiple parties were injured other than himself) in state prison at 85%. Your friend should hire the best, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney he can afford, and quick.See question
If I go to my DUI court arraignment date, plead "not guilty", and get assigned a public defender, can I still hire a private attorney and have the case transferred to them?
Yes, you can. But why wait? Hire a quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorney now who can likely appear for you if it is a misdemeanor DUI.See question
I was pulled over for speeding in the San Diego area about three weeks ago. The officer claimed to smell alcohol and said I had to take the sobriety test, which I passed. In a "Before you go..." moment, he said "you really should blow" into the ha...
Depending upon your age, charges may be filed....even on the unique set of facts as you described.
Hopefully you calendared your DMV hearing within 10 calendar days of your arrest and already have the arrest reports which you can show to a few quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorneys who can advise you accordingly.
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My friend got into an altercation with another person. This person wrongfully accused my friend of this charge 245(A)(4) PC ASSAULT W/FORCE: GBI LIKELY the other party started the confrontation and because my friend defended her self she is being...
Ok. That wasn't a question, but I am sure you are wondering what can/should your friend do?
The answer would be to not discuss the facts of her case with anyone but for the offices of a few quality, locally experienced, criminal defense attorneys. She should then hire the best one possible to give her chance the best chance at success.See question
I have never been in trouble with the law other then parking tickets. I was a bank teller and I accepted that I had embezzled money. I tried settling it straight with the company but couldn't come up with the funds to return the money, this was ab...
Stop admitting guilt on public forums and retain the best, locally experienced,criminal defense attorney possible.See question
I'm looking at a max sentence of 1 year in San Diego County jail on a felony strike sex offense. I have no prior criminal record of any kind. Is there a possibility of 50% or because it's a strike will it be 85%? Also, does anyone know what t...
If it is guaranteed you are getting probation, as opposed to being sentenced to prison, you will serve your time in county jail at 50%. Whether or not you are granted alternatives to custody (i.e. work furlough, CPAC, county parole) will be determined on or after sentencing.See question