Criminal Defense Lawyer in Ridgecrest

What to Do When You've Been Accused of a Crime

Finding yourself suddenly and unexpectedly facing criminal charges can be a very jarring experience, and many people don't know what to do next. Securing competent legal counsel is the first and most important step, and at The Law Offices of Joe W. Whittington, we have 20 years of experience in criminal defense law. What many people don't realize is that their case may not even have to go all the way through a full trial before a jury – we have secured more than 100 case dismissals for our clients, and yours could be the next.

If you've been arrested, it is generally in your best interests to decline to answer any questions posed by police or other law enforcement officials until you have a lawyer present. Even if they say that they are only trying to get the fact straight, or something similar, it is their job to collect information that could later be used against you at trial. If your constitutional rights are violated at any point during the event preceding, during, and following your arrest, we can use that to have the evidence dismissed. This is particularly prevalent in cases of unlawful search and seizure pertaining to alleged drug crimes.

Ridgecrest Criminal Defense Attorney

Whether you are facing charges of a sex crime, a property crime, a violent crime such as assault and battery, or any other criminal charge, we are available to you 24/7 to assist you with your case. We know that this could be a crucial juncture in your life; having a felony conviction on your record can have negative consequences reaching far into your future. If you already have a record that doesn't paint the image that you want and deserve for future employer, there still may be hope: we may be able to pursue the expungement of your record, so that it will be as if those charges were never made. To preserve your reputation and your future, contact us so that we can get started on your case immediately.

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