Elk Grove Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have you been charged with a misdemeanor or felony in the Elk Grove area? Why fight the charges on your own when you could have quality legal representation by your side? Give us a call to get started on your defense.
After being charged with a crime, you need to take the time to make the right decisions. Don’t rush into any plea agreements or speak with the police without a lawyer. You could be damaging your case permanently or throwing away your future.
You can get help with your criminal case by contacting an Elk Grove criminal defense lawyer at Crowell Law Offices. We will fight hard to get your charges dismissed or greatly reduced.
Felonies an Elk Grove Defense Attorney Can Help You Fight
The Elk Grove criminal defense attorneys at our office can help you fight against almost all felony offenses. Once you become a felon, it’s for life. Fortunately, you can avoid that negative label by fighting the charges with an attorney beside you.
To give you an idea of common felonies and the legal penalties associated with them, see the table below:
|Felony Offense||Criminal Penalties|
|Driving under the influence (DUI)||Sixteen months to 16 years in prison, fines and restitution to victims, 5-year license suspension, and DUI school for DUI with injury.
Sixteen months, 2 years, or 3 years in prison, fines, 4-year license suspension, and DUI school for felony DUI.
|Drug crimes||Several years in prison, fines up to $50,000, and possible community supervision for felony drug conviction.|
|Violent crimes||Violent crimes can include prison time, with the length to be determined by your charge and criminal history. Fines of $1,000 or more will also be included, as well as possible community supervision.|
Misdemeanor Crimes an Elk Grove Criminal Attorney Can Defend You Against
Even misdemeanor offenses can have negative life consequences. Don’t make the mistake of not taking misdemeanor charges seriously.
Here’s a table that shows a few common misdemeanor offenses in Elk Grove and the negative legal penalties associated with them:
|Misdemeanor Offense||Criminal Penalties|
|Theft charges||For theft of property worth less than $50, you could be charged with a misdemeanor. This could result in a fine and will go on your criminal record.|
|DUI||Up to 6 months in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, possible probation, community service, and license suspension for misdemeanor DUI.|
|Drug possession||Up to 1 year in jail, $1,000 fine, and possible community service or probation for misdemeanor drug possession.|
The Risks of Self-Representation
Many people don’t believe they can afford a private criminal defense attorney in Elk Grove, but they would be surprised. Your attorney can often work out a payment plan with you, making our services available to almost everyone. When you try to represent yourself in criminal court, you could fail for several reasons:
- You may not be taken seriously.
- You don’t have the legal knowledge necessary to fight the charges.
- You don’t have the contacts and experience necessary to win your case.
- You don’t have access to the resources a criminal defense attorney does.
If you lose your case, you’ll be risking a lifelong mark on your criminal record, legal penalties, and many non-legal consequences.
Reach Out to an Elk Grove Criminal Defense Attorney
The prospect of going to jail or prison can cause you to make rash decisions, such as signing a plea agreement without speaking with an attorney. Many people are too afraid to fight their charges, even when they know they aren’t guilty. Don’t throw away your future without a fight.
Contact an Elk Grove criminal defense lawyer at Crowell Law Offices. We offer free consultations so you can discuss your defense options with an attorney before making any decisions. Call 916-303-2800 or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of the page.