Coarsegold, California Criminal Lawyers
Prior to attending law school, Pahoua worked for attorneys in the Sacramento and Fresno areas. During law school, Pahoua interned with Central California Legal Services advocating for domestic violence victims. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Champions of Justice...
Mr. Young was born and raised in California’s Bay Area. After attending UCLA, he returned home to the Bay Area for Law School, with a focus on criminal law. Before graduating, he was certified as a Law Clerk with the San Francisco Public Defender’s and Alameda County Public Defenders offices. Upon graduation, he worked as a deputy public defender in Merced county. His aggressive manner in the courtroom resulted in many winning...
Fresno, CA 93704
San Joaquin College of Law
You want an attorney that cares, listens, understands, and knows how to fight for you in the courtroom. An attorney that explains the law and strategy in a language you understand. An attorney that will answer your phone calls and ease your stress and worries.
Sally Vecchiarelli is the attorney you want!
Sally grew up in Fresno with two criminal defense attorneys for parents. She has always been a fighter of justice- and would never prosecute a case; a true defense attorney!
Call today, talk to Sally and claim your...
While in law school, Jeff gained extensive experience clerking for distinguished lawyers and judges in the Central Valley. He served as a clerk for the...
He has employed creativity in settling four death penalty cases. He has also concluded thirty-three other murder cases (preventing a murder conviction in eighteen of them) and one hundred and four three strikes cases (preventing a three strikes sentence in ninety-four of them).
He was the trial attorney in two published cases which effected...
Arrested or facing criminal charges?
Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.
Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.
Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.
When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.
Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.
Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.
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