SAN FERNANDO VALLEY CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS
Over 90 years of combined criminal defense experience in the Van Nuys and San Fernando courts
People often have questions and concerns following an arrest or criminal charge. Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions include the following:
I HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR A DUI. WILL I HAVE TO GO TO JAIL?
There are many factors that are involved when an individual is convicted in a DUI case. Prior convictions, criminal record, whether an accident or injury occurred in the case and other factors are all part of what may affect the sentence you receive. In any DUI case it is crucial that you have legal representation from a San Fernando Valley DUI defense lawyer from the moment the arrest occurs. In many cases it is possible to fight the charge altogether, or negotiate alternative sentencing.
I AM BEING ACCUSED OF A “GANG CRIME”. WHAT AFFECT WILL THIS HAVE ON MY CASE?
California lawmakers have increased the penalties for gang-related crimes. The penalties usually include longer sentences in state prison. It is absolutely vital that you contact the Law Offices of Schwartz & Weinrieb if this is your situation, as the firm has extensive knowledge in defending criminal cases that have been given this designation.
WHAT IF I DIDN’T COMMIT THE CRIME?
This situation is difficult, as the prosecutor believes that you did commit the crime. There was enough evidence to arrest and charge you for the crime, and you will need to take action to fight for your defense. There have been many innocent individuals who have ended up in prison for a crime they didn’t commit. A strong criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Schwartz & Weinrieb must initiate the actions to defend you at once.
MY LAWYER NEVER CALLS ME BACK. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
At Schwartz & Weinrieb, the policy is strict with regard to calling back clients and keeping them in the loop. If you feel that you may need a new lawyer, contact the firm to discuss your case and determine what to do.
WHAT MAKES THE FIRM SO UNIQUE?
The team approach to defense is the most unique and effective difference at the firm. The group of experienced criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Schwartz & Weinrieb draws on a variety of skills and experience and this is put to use in any criminal case. The client gets the benefit of the knowledge and direction of the team.
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