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Felonies in California

Why You Need to Hire a Bakersfield Defense Attorney

At The Law Offices of Joe W. Whittington, we have dedicated 20 years of legal practice to providing relentless defense for our clients and we can do the same for your case, no matter what you are facing. Even when you think that the evidence that has been gathered against you is incriminating or even when you think you have said something to the police that may be used against you, we know that it may seem tempting to make snap decisions or choose not to stand up for yourself out of fear.

Our Bakersfield criminal defense lawyers know that there are few things more important than asserting your rights. You have the right to fight for your freedom and you have the right to have your side of the story heard in a court of law. Hiring an attorney at this point in your life can be one of the smartest decisions you can make. We are ready and willing to make certain that your side of the story is heard loud and clear by a judge and jury.

Types of Felony Charges We Defend Clients Against

Crimes can be categorized as misdemeanors or felonies. Crimes that are more severe in nature, such as violent crimes or crimes involving serious bodily injury to a victim, can be classified as a felony offense. As a result, felony offenses can be subject to harsher penalties, including mandatory incarceration for more than one year.

Charges that we can defend clients against include but are not limited to:

  • Felony drug crimes
  • Felony DUI
  • Felony property crimes
  • Felony sex crimes
  • Felony violent crimes
  • Felony hit and run

If you have been arrested for any of the crimes listed above, there is still hope. Even if you have been arrested for a felony, it may be possible to reduce your charges to a misdemeanor. We have accomplished this for some of our past clients and stand ready to provide the same level of representation for you.

Get back in control of your life. Call our California defense attorney now!

Don't be discouraged. One mistake is not indicative that you are a "bad" person and it does not mean that you will definitely been sentenced to jail time. When you are ready to learn about the defenses that can be available for your particular circumstances, we would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your case during a free case evaluation.

To schedule your appointment, call our firm today at 661-322-5833.