Skilled Bakersfield Criminal Defense Lawyer

At The Law Offices of Joe W. Whittington, our Bakersfield criminal defense attorneys have been representing clients in Bakersfield and across California for decades. If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor crime, do not speak with anyone until you have consulted a professional who has been committed to defending the rights of individuals in your community for 20 years! We work hard to protect your rights and keep you from experiencing the hostile criminal justice system.

Misdemeanors Can Have Serious Implications

Misdemeanors can escalate into felony charges in some cases. If you want to ensure that your charges are not increased to felonies, you will want an attorney at your side who is adept at conducting thorough investigations and providing skillful defense representation. Our California criminal defense lawyers can collect evidence, navigate the court system, and challenge the prosecutor's claims against you. Call us today at 661-322-5833 for the aggressive defense that you both need and deserve.

Misdemeanor crime penalties can include:

  • Less than one year of incarceration
  • Possible completion of drug or rehabilitation treatment programs
  • Excessive fines or payment of restitution
  • Major insurance premium increases
  • Points on your record

We work hard on behalf of our clients. If you come to us immediately after an arrest, we can create a compelling case on your behalf that can help reduce your charges and / or penalties. In some cases, we are able to help our clients get their charges completely dismissed! Get the legal

Dedicated to Dismantling the Prosecution's Case

Many different defenses may be available to you, so speak with a knowledgeable California misdemeanor attorney. Our Bakersfield-based law firm has proudly defended the rights of many individuals who have been arrested for the first time or faced misdemeanor charges, minor infractions, and even serious felonies. We know that this time may seem extremely disappointing or frustrating, but we reassure you that an arrest does not mean that you will be convicted of a crime.

Contact our firm today to secure an effective defense!