- CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Compton, Hawthorne, Inglewood Criminal Defense Lawyer & DUI Attorney
An experienced Inglewood, Hawthorne, and Compton criminal defense attorney should be able to handle your DUI/DWI, Restraining Order Violation, Drug Crimes, Theft Crimes, Domestic Violence/Abuse, Assault, DMV Hearings, Sex Crimes, Parole Violation, Child Molestation, Prostitution Solicitation, Juvenile Crimes, Illegal Gun Possession, Rape Shoplifting, Fraud, Murder, Appeals, Expungement/Record Seal, Vandalism, Burglary etc.
The right attorneys do not only have in-depth knowledge of the law but is also a patient, great sympathetic listener. They can help everyone in Westside, South Bay,San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County, and Southern California with all types of criminal charges.
The branch of law that deals with crime is known as Criminal Law. The main function of criminal law is to ensure security, peace and order in society and that disputes are settled within a predetermined framework. Criminal law’s purpose is to protect the social, moral, physical and mental health of people.
Unlike other branches of law, violation of criminal laws results in punishment rather than dispute resolution or compensation to the victims. The quantum of punishment given is based on the severity of the crime, the perpetrator’s previous record, the judge’s discretion and in many countries, on a jury’s assessment of the circumstances.
The objectives of criminal law are deterrence, retribution, management of criminal elements, protection of society from such elements, reformation and rehabilitation of the criminal etc. Each country has its own set of laws, based on history, culture and ethos. With the creation of police services by the state to enforce and investigate criminal laws, the mechanisms of enforcement became the prerogative of the state.
However, the state by its very nature has huge power and resources which cannot be matched by an individual. Plus the criminal system is not designed so that people can defend themselves. Criminal law seeks to correct this imbalance. If you’re arrested you need a lawyer to protect your rights.
Your CA criminal defense lawyer should be competent enough to know the provisions of the law as it applies in the state of California and the United States statutes. They should also have wide experience of having defended people in California state courts and also the appropriate state and federal district courts in California. While facing criminal charges clients must ensure that they retain the right kind of criminal defense lawyer, since the outcome of the case can have huge implications.
Additionally, the California Bar has very strict requirements about certification of criminal lawyers as specialists in the field. That’s why it’s important to entrust only a designated criminal law pro who has cleared a rigorous set of criteria. These include:
Some of the areas our CA criminal defense lawyer handles are:
Deferred judgment, diversion programs are other areas where we can also help.
California also has the “three strikes” law where a third conviction results in lifetime jail sentence. Hence, Hawthorne, Inglewood, and Compton criminal defense lawyer needs to have an aggressive, proactive and dedicated approach to all criminal defense.
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