As a criminal defense attorney Ms. Flores can assist clients throughout the criminal justice process including pre-trial as well as the pre-file stage. Representation during criminal proceedings is critical for those charged with committing a crime, including petty theft or shoplifting (CA Penal Code 484 and 488). If you have been arrested of a crime, you have a right to an attorney, and you have a right to a fair and speedy trial. The 6th Amendment to the US Constitution provides that in all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall the right to have the assistance of counsel for your defense. You have the right to be represented by an attorney at all stages of the proceedings and to have the court appoint one if you cannot afford your own.
We often tell our clients that simply being arrested or charged with a crime does not make them guilty, nor does it make them a criminal. A charge is a mere accusation, not a criminal conviction. We are a firm believer that our clients should be considered innocent until proven guilty. We believe all our clients deserve the benefit of the doubt. They deserve sound legal counsel.
Without effective representation, criminal charges can permanently alter the course of your life. Even minor criminal charges on your record can seriously limit your ability to secure employment, an education, or a place to live.
If you even suspect that you may be charged with a crime, you need to speak to an attorney right away. Very often before formal charges are filed, there is an investigation. This is the pre-file stage of a case. Law enforcement tries to gather as much evidence as possible to build their case against you. This is where you may be tempted to explain yourself and say something that can be used against you. You have a right to remain silent and to NOT TALK! Speaking with an attorney right away before you speak to anyone else is crucial and may even prevent charges from even being filed against you in the first place.
If you even suspect that you may be charged with a crime, call for a free consultation and speak to an attorney right away!
Ms. Flores is co-counsel to several well respected lawyers in the Northern California and Sacramento areas, including The Law Offices of Roland X. Tiemann. She also acts as local counsel to The Criminal Defense Group whose firm’s legal services include the areas of Federal Crimes, Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, Drug Crimes, White Collar Crimes, Writs & Appeals and whose corporate office is located in Southern California.