You are in a predicament where you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in the San Fernando Valley and are looking for a criminal defense lawyer, but there are so many options to choose from and you just don’t know where to start. This post will help guide you on that path given our 15+ years of experience in the San Fernando criminal courts.

When you begin your search for a criminal defense attorney it’s important to look for one that has deep experience in the particular case/charges at hand, not just being a defense attorney. For example, hiring a DUI attorney to handle a murder trial wouldn’t necessarily be the best option. On the flip side, having an attorney represent you that works on murder trials regularly is clearly the best solution.

Secondly, not all criminal defense lawyers are created equal, and having personal relationships and experience at the particular courthouse (San Fernando, Van Nuys, etc.) where your case is being heard is critical. Imagine going in blind versus already having worked with various judges, district attorneys, etc. for many years. That makes a big difference.

Lastly, don’t be afraid to ask questions! The best criminal defense lawyer is there to help you – fight for your rights – and as part of that you need to build a relationship where you can be as open as possible. It’s a team effort.

Here are some of the common questions we get:

  • Should I Hire a Private Criminal Defense Lawyer or a Public Defender?
  • What is the Goal of a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
  • What Makes a Good Criminal Defense Attorney?
  • What is My Best Defense?

If you’re in a tough situation and facing criminal charges in the San Fernando Valley, let’s connect and explore solutions.