Top San Diego Criminal Defense Attorneys Near You

Law Offices of Anna R. Yum

Criminal Defense Attorney | San Diego, CA

Free Consultation

619-233-4433

Former Prosecutor Helping Defend You in Your Criminal Defense Matter or Allegations, Call NOW.

Sevens Legal

Criminal Defense Attorney | San Diego, CA

Free Consultation

858-216-2969

Certified criminal law specialist and Attorney of the year by the San Diego transcript. Free case evaluation/quote. Call NOW!

Are you facing criminal charges or allegations? Do you feel like there is no way for you to get out of your situation? At Sevens Legal there is a team of experienced attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants who will help guide you through all your legal matters. They understand how stressful and unique each criminal law case is and provide personalized service for each …

Turner Law

Criminal Defense Attorney | San Diego, CA

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

619-630-4120

Turner Law is Devoted to Providing Thorough Representation, Individual Attention, and Exceptional Results, at a Reasonable Rate to Those Who are Charged with Crimes.

Law Offices of Scott C. Williams

Criminal Defense Attorney | San Diego, CA

Free Consultation

Se Habla Español

619-544-9566

37 Years Experience In Helping Clients With Their Criminal Defense Matters, Call Now For Help And Defense.

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San Diego Criminal Defense Information

Are You Facing Criminal Charges?

If you are being investigated for or have been accused of a crime, now is the time to seek out the legal help you need. No matter the crime, a San Diego criminal law attorney will be able to protect your legal rights.

Different Types of Criminal Charges

Criminal charges can range from minor infractions to misdemeanors and they can be as serious as felony or aggravated felony charges. No matter the charge, a person should be considered innocent until proven otherwise. Reading about criminal law and your rights can help you see the importance of a solid defense.

Each criminal charge carries with a potential punishment, which can include fines, probation and even jail time. The goal of a criminal defense lawyer will be to end up with the most favorable outcome possible for your particular situation.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

The Importance of a Good Consultation

The goal of an initial consultation is to find an attorney you are comfortable working with and someone who can help you understand your options under the law. Seek to understand the relevant legal experience the attorney brings to your case. While it is not realistic to expect an attorney to resolve your legal issue during an initial consultation, you should gain a level of comfort with his/her ability to do so. A good consultation can clarify issues, raise pertinent questions and considerations for your case, and help you make an informed decision towards resolving your legal issue.

How will an attorney charge me?

A reputable attorney will be very upfront about how he/she will charge you. The three most common fee structures that attorneys use to charge for their services are:

  • Bill by the hour
  • Contingent fee agreement
  • Flat fee agreement

Depending on your specific legal situation, it's possible that only one type of fee structure is available. For instance, criminal defense attorneys almost always bill by the hour. In a flat fee arrangement, an attorney accepts a one-time payment to help you resolve your issue. With a contingent fee agreement, the client pays little to nothing upfront and the attorney receives a percentage of the money recovered if you win your case.

Common legal terms explained

Affidavit - A sworn written statement made under oath. An affidavit is meant to be a supporting document to the court assisting in the verification of certain facts. An affidavit may or may not require notarization.

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Court Locations in San Diego, CA

San Diego Central Courthouse

220 West Broadway,San Diego,CA92101
Phone: (619) 450-5700

Hall of Justice Courthouse

330 W Broadway ,San Diego,CA92101
Phone: (619) 450- 5700

Juvenille Courthouse

2851 Meadowlark Drive ,San Diego,CA92123
Phone: (858) 634-1600