Mount Shasta, California Criminal Lawyers
I have also represented clients in some of the most serious crimes one can think of, including sexual crimes and murder.
I was born and raised in Northern California. I have been practicing law in our local courts for over a decade now, as a criminal defense attorney and prosecutor. I've seen both sides, and I have a unique set of skills and experience which I can use to fight for your interests.
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I have extensive jury and bench trial criminal litigation experience. District Attorneys know that I am willing to go to trial and fight for my client's rights.
I offer flat fee retainer agreements to reduce client's costs in Conservatorship and Guardianship matters. I am experienced in LPS (mental health), Probate Conservatorships , Limited Conservatorship cases, and Guardianships, representing both petitioner and conservatees.
I have both personal and professional experience in the area of disabled rights, as an attorney and parent of a disabled child. Institutions often fail to serve the very people they should be...
Gregg Cohen has the experience to win. He understands courtrooms, judges and prosecutors. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Cohen knows where to look for...
After more than 20 years working in the legal profession, I have opened my own practice here in Redding, to serve the area that I love. With the support of my wife and two daughters, I look forward to providing assistance to those in...
Mount Shasta Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
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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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