If you've been charged with a misdemeanor or felony in the state of California, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney. Medeiros & Associates Lawyers can help. Our firm has the criminal law experience, skills, and dedication to help you. These are some of the most common areas in which our clients need criminal defense.
Driving under the influence (DUI) penalties in California vary dramatically depending on the details of the case, which is why it's so important to have the guidance of an attorney on your side. A first DUI conviction carries a maximum penalty of a $1,000 fine, in addition to more than $2,600 of penalty assessments. Your license can be suspended, your vehicle may also be impounded, and you could even be sentenced to time in county jail. We can help you protect your rights if you've been accused of a DUI.
A drug offense can be classified as an infraction, a misdemeanor, or a felony. The punishment depends on the severity of the crime and can range a small fine to several years in state prison. Apart from fines and jail time, having a drug offense on your record can result in job loss and damage future employment prospects. If you have been charged with a drug offense, it's imperative to consult with a criminal defense attorney.
Misdemeanors and Felonies
Criminal offenses in Victorville are tried in the Superior Court of California in San Bernardino County. Misdemeanors are crimes that carry a fine and/or a term in county jail, while felonies are more serious offenses that carry large fines and/or time in state prison. If you're accused of either a felony or a misdemeanor, you'll have an arraignment where you'll be informed of the facts of the charges and your rights. During a preliminary hearing, the court will determine whether there is enough evidence to hold a trial. Your criminal defense attorney can help guide you through this complex process.
At Medeiros & Associates Lawyers, we believe that our clients are innocent until proven guilty. We’ll do everything we can to defend you, providing dedicated representation and assistance with paperwork. If you've been accused of a crime, seek help from a trusted attorney as soon as possible. Visit us in Victorville, CA, call 760-241-1234, or fill out our contact form for a free, same-day 30-minute consultation on your case.
If you have been injured by the negligence of another party, consult with the experienced attorneys at Medeiros & Associates Lawyers. Call us at 760-241-1234 or visit our Victorville office for a free 30-minute consultation about the facts of your case to learn whether you may be entitled to financial compensation.