If you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime, you will benefit from the assistance of a criminal defense lawyer.
Determining If You Need A Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you are facing a criminal charge, no matter how minor, you should talk to a defense attorney to fully understand your case. A consultation with an experienced attorney will help you to understand the charges placed against you, the defenses available, what if any plea bargains may be offered to you, and what you should do if you are convicted. We offer free consultations – just contact us. If you are facing a serious charge, however, it is highly recommended that you have a skilled defense attorney represent you in court, and to not attempt self-representation based on a consultation.
What Does A Defense Attorney Do?
Criminal defense attorneys represent people who have a lawsuit filed against them or are charged with criminal conduct. We focus our practice on criminal defense in the Fresno area, so we often know the prosecutors involved, can get negotiations concessions that other attorneys may not have access to, and have already handled many cases similar to yours. This specialized experience means that can better advise you of your options. We can also identify key issues that can improve your situation or even get your case dismissed.
If you are looking at prison time or a criminal penalty, it is extremely important to hire a criminal defense lawyer. The legal system is designed and biased so that representing yourself in a criminal trial and expecting a good result is almost impossible. A great criminal defense lawyer knows the ins and outs of the legal system, and may be able to spot certain arguments and factors that could mitigate or even negate a potential crime.
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Charles Magill’s relentless and creative style of legal service has resulted in more than 150 jury and court trial victories. Because of his uncanny ability to explain complex legal cases with unmistakable clarity, many news organizations, including FOX, ABC, CBS, NPR, NBC, The Wall Street Journal and The Fresno Bee, have sought his concise legal insight in interviews. He is an active member in the local Fresno Community and a member of the Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce. He and his firm have received multiple awards of recognition, many of which are a direct result of client nomination.