At the Griffin Law Office, APC, our skilled San Diego criminal defense attorney believes anyone charged with a crime in California can benefit from partnering with a lawyer who can protect their rights from the start of their cases. While this may sound self-serving, considering we are defense attorneys, the reality is that you are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Unfortunately, it may not feel that way. The court of public opinion often renders its verdict before our clients step inside a courtroom. While this may not be fair, it is true.
Social media posts, gossip, and accusations by the alleged victim or supposed witnesses may spread like wildfire, leaving defendants fighting for their freedom, even when they know the story’s reality is much different than it is being portrayed — or when the accusations are categorically false.
Our seasoned San Diego County criminal defense attorney represents clients throughout California, so they can tell their stories, mount a proper defense, and take back control of their lives.
Can an Experienced San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney Help If I Am Guilty of the Crime I Have Been Charged with in California?
If you have been charged with a crime in California — even if you were caught in the act — and are detained by the police, you are still entitled to a proper defense and retain the same rights as an innocent person until the prosecutor’s office can prove otherwise beyond a reasonable doubt.
No matter the circumstances of your arrest or the charges issued against you, our criminal defense attorney in San Diego will focus on pursuing the best outcome for your unique circumstances.
That may include:
- Challenging the arrest process and procedure.
- Contesting the legality of how the evidence was obtained.
- Opposing the admittance of any statements made to the police without an attorney.
Our job as an experienced criminal defense attorney in San Diego is to argue all relevant facts to pursue a reduction or dismissal of the charges on our client’s behalf when possible.
When it is not, we will negotiate a favorable resolution with the prosecutor’s office or fight for your freedom during the trial.
Remember, during negotiations and at trial:
- The burden of proof lies with the State, which means the prosecutor’s office must provide adequate evidence to prove your guilt.
- You are never guilty of a crime until you are proven responsible for those charges by a jury of your peers.
Our dedicated California and federal criminal defense lawyer will protect your rights and best interests from the start of your case so that you can confidently face your charges.
Why Would I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney if I Am Completely Innocent?
It is common for innocent people to believe they do not need a defense attorney because the truth will set them free. In fact, law enforcement will often tell the person they are interviewing things like, “Innocent people do not need attorneys,” to deter them from observing their Constitutional rights to remain silent and contact an attorney.
Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.
Believing law enforcement claims that innocent people do not need attorneys could mean being coerced into making incriminating statements or giving a false confession after long and harsh interrogations. It could also mean believing fabricated, withheld, or contaminated evidence will be used against you because you do not have the resources to challenge their statements.
Without a skilled San Diego criminal defense attorney by your side, it is impossible to understand the severity of the charges or how aggressive and determined the prosecutor’s office is to reach a conviction.
Our experienced criminal defense lawyers will review the prosecutor’s case evidence, provide the knowledge you need to protect your rights and outline your legal options to ensure we achieve the best legal results available for your unique circumstances.