San Joaquin County, California Criminal Lawyers
After 30 years of creating FUN as a founder, shareholder, Director, Vice-President and General Manager of FUNWORKS! Family Fun Company in Modesto, CA, I sold my interest in FUNWORKS! at the age of 47 to achieve my childhood goal of becoming an Attorney. After graduating law school among the top grade earners, I passed the California Bar Exam and now practice law in the 209 Area Code including Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Tuolumne Counties.
Today, I represent clients in my firm, AG LAW, who have been physically injured by another person (Personal Injury Law);...
California Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Honing his expertise over 20 years of legal experience, attorney Allen Sawyer offers a range of California criminal defense services to clients in the Stockton, Sacramento, and Northern California areas:
Criminal Defense Law –Representing individuals charged with serious crimes throughout California, Allen Sawyer’s expertise as a criminal defense attorney spans a wide array of charges, including such aspects of white collar criminal defense as embezzlement and real estate fraud. Allen Sawyer has unique experience defending high profile cases that garner a lot of media attention. He is quite often sought out by the media to be a...
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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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