If you’re facing legal charges that could result in a loss of professional licenses, prison sentence, or other penalties, you need a criminal defense attorney by your side. Reach out to a criminal defense attorney in your area today. For those accused of crimes in San Bernardino or surrounding areas please contact us today, The Law Office of Tom Medrano for a complimentary case evaluation.
Don’t be fooled by a cheap attorney’s representations about his or her ability. Independently check out the attorney. Go to the California State Bar website, http://www.calbar.ca.gov and do a search on the attorney. What colleges did they attend, what law school, did they attend? If they are a criminal attorney, do they belong to the criminal law section of the state bar? Look to see if the attorney has been disciplined by the California State Bar in the last 10 to 20 years. If so, there will be a pdf file of their disciplinary proceedings listed on the State Bar website. Take the time to read what an attorney has been disciplined for. Beware, did the attorney commit an act of theft from a client, or otherwise betray the client’s trust?
At one time or another, we all do things we are ashamed of or embarrassed by. However, when that mistake results in a criminal record, it can destroy our hopes and dreams for a better future for both ourselves and our family.In today’s challenging economy, just one criminal conviction can make it hard to find employment or advance in our career. The burden of a criminal conviction weighs you down and robs you of your dignity and self-respect. Let the Law Offices of Tom R. Medrano help you restore your good name and reputation.
The United States Constitution guarantees every criminal defendant a criminal attorney. Crimes are classified into one of two categories. The more serious crime, such as murder or rape, is considered a felony. Felonies are usually punishable by imprisonment of a year or more. The other type of a criminal offense is a misdemeanor, such as petty theft. This type of crime is less serious and is punishable by less than a year in county jail.
For a criminal conviction in California, prosecutors must prove each and every element of the crime to gain a conviction. In addition, a prosecutor must persuade the judge or jury “beyond a reasonable doubt” of every fact necessary to constitute the criminal offense.
Our criminal justice system can be overwhelming and at times frightening. The incarceration rate in the United States is much higher than that of other industrialized countries. Prison sentences are getting longer and more frequent. If you face the possibility of being accused of a crime, contact a criminal defense lawyer as early in the process as possible, preferably even before questioning or investigation by the police. A criminal attorney can fight for your legal and constitutional rights.
A person who is convicted of a crime in general faces societal stigmas and potentially irreparable damage to his or her reputation. It is almost always unwise to represent yourself. Retain the services of a seasoned and experienced criminal defense attorney.
Based in the historical Pasadena, California, criminal defense attorney, Tom R. Medrano has defended the rights-and records-of clients for more than 30 years. We represent people throughout Southern California and surrounding areas (currently representing clients in Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, San Francisco County and Alameda County), utilizing the most current technologies and resources available to get the job done with favorable results. Our Law Office has an emphasis in Criminal Defense. We specialize in tailoring legal solutions to meet your needs today.