Criminal Law should be equal for all people
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers
Dillon & Dillon helps those who have been arrested and charged with State or Federal felonies, misdemeanors, and DUIs. We believe that everyone deserves their day in court. Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty. We can provide you with peace of mind knowing that you have chosen us to defend you.
Why Private Criminal Defense Matters
Anywone accused of a misdemeanor of felony needs to understand the value of a reliable Los Angeles criminal defense attorney. While the state will provide a public defender if the accused cannot afford a private lawyer or does not wish to incur the expense of hiring one, public defenders typically manage several cases at once and therefore will have little no personal investment in any given case. A private defense attorney like those at Dillon & Dillon will provide a more personalized and comprehensive legal defense and have more incentive to reach favorable results for their clients.
Too many attorneys out there will either:
- 1) promise clients whatever they want to hear or
- 2) Scare them into believing the case is worse that it is. I vow never to play those games. At our office we will always let our clients know they’re facing and the plan to try to assist them to maximize their chances of either a dismissal of the changes or a reduction of the charges.
The right private criminal defense lawyer will know the vest way to approach a defense case considering the area and the other parties involved. We here at Dillon & Dillon have cultivated relationships with district attorneys and city attorneys throughout the county of Los Angeles and are equipped with the knowledge to mitigate or even dismiss your case.
You can call Dillon Dillon:
- Because we know through our experience and knowledge how to defend you against the District Attorney, the police and your accuser.
- Because we have the heart to fight injustice when it comes to excessive charges or abuse to those who are more vulnerable.
- Because we personally guide you through each step of the process.
- In addition, we have the temperament and experience to negotiate with the District Attorney, the courts and get the best possible outcome for you.
The importance of Criminal Defense in California.
One of the most important things to understand about criminal defense cases in California in particular has to do with the state’s Three Strikes sentencing law. As of 2012, third strike offenders are charged with 25 years to life if the new felony is a serious or violent felony. No matter what you are charged with, you can trust and know you are in good hands because we are experienced in:
Usually include non-violent crimes like drug possession, petty theft, vandalism, trespassing and disturbing the peace and sometimes battery. In California, misdemeanors carry a maximum possible jail sentence of 364 days along with nominal fees.
Felonies are more serious crimes and can be either violent or non-violent. These charges have larger fines along with potential prison sentences greater than one year. Examples of Felonies include: kidnapping, burglary, robbery, drug sales, grand theft, and murder.
These charges are called driving under the influence. According to the most recent information on DUI Statistics available from the DMV on DUI in California, about 23% of all California DUI arrests occur in Los Angeles County. DUI charges include both misdemeanor and felony DUIs as well as vehicular manslaughter.
These are crimes that can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor, hence the name “wobblers.” The type of charge depends on the circumstance, specifically with the presence of certain aggravating factors. Wobblers may include the following: assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, child endangerment, criminal threats, certain sex crimes, child pornography, forgery, grand theft, hit and run, and others.
Expungement is a court-ordered process in which the legal record of an arrest or a criminal conviction is “sealed,” or erased in the eyes of the law. When a conviction is expunged, the process may also be referred to as “setting aside a criminal conviction.”
Probation violations, restitution, Proof of Enrollments, Proof of Completion, reducing felonies to misdemeanors, and all hearings that take place after a plead has been entered.