Criminal defense attorneys in Fresno

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Our criminal defense attorneys in Fresno have an established history of winning in lowering or eliminating charges, violations, and infractions across central California and the United States.

We mainly serve these communities: 

Auberry, Big Creek, Biola, Bowles, Caruthers, Cantua Creek, Centerville, Calwa, Coalinga, Clovis, Del Rey, Easton, Fowler, Fort Washington, Firebaugh, Huron, Friant, Kingsburg, Laton, Lanare, Malaga, Mendota, Mayfair, Monmouth, Minkler, Old Fig Garden, Parlier, Orange Cove, Riverdale, Rasin City, Sanger, Reedley, San Joaquin, Squaw Valley, Sunnyside, Selma, Shaver Lake, Kern, Tarpey Village, Merced, West Park, Tranquility, Mariposa, Madera, Visalia, Tulare Three Rocks, and almost anywhere in the Central Valley.

Reputable legal representation for anyone needing criminal defense in Fresno: 

The below are just a fraction of the criminal violations that our best Fresno DUI lawyers and criminal defense lawyers fight their clientele against:

Those who have been detained for a violation by the Fresno Police Department or the Fresno County Sheriff's Office are often investigated in a local police station before getting brought in front of a court. It is the situation in the majority of cases. After that, they are transported to the Fresno County Jail, located at 1225 M Street, Fresno, California 93721. The contact number for Fresno County Jail is (888) 373-7011.

You may look for an inmate at the inmate information center of the Fresno Sheriff's Department by entering either their name or their registration number.

The Fresno Superior Court is where criminal cases are heard. The court's location is 1100 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, California, 93724-0002, and its phone number is 559-457-2000. The court's fax number is 559-457-2000.

How is the criminal court process?

An arrest is typically the first step in conducting a criminal investigation. The majority of the time, the courts will allow criminals to be released from custody on bail or their own recognizance, based on the case's specifics. On the other hand, a detainer may be directed to stay in jail if the defendant is facing exceptionally severe allegations or if there is a chance that they would flee the jurisdiction.

If the defendant is unable to post bail due to financial constraints, they have the option of contacting a bail bondsman for help. A bail bondsman will post the whole cost of bail for an individual in return for a non-refundable payment that is typically equivalent to 15 percent of the total price of the bail. When the matter has been resolved, the court will give the money posted as bail back to the bondsman. In addition, the defendant will not be entitled to a 15% return of their payment.

The next phase in the procedure is the arraignment, which is the formal reading of the allegations against the defendant. After that, the defendant and the prosecutors began engaging in discussions to reach a plea bargain. The counsel for the defendant will make every attempt possible to get the charges dismissed or reduced to a much lesser offense. The prosecution, in some situations, might offer an attractive plea bargain. This will be dependent on the specifics of the case.

If the defendant is being prosecuted for a criminal offense, the defendant may have the right to appear in front of the court for a preliminary hearing. Please be aware that defendants who a federal judge has charged do not have the right to a preliminary hearing in most jurisdictions. The purpose of holding preliminary hearings is to allow prosecutors to establish that they have adequate evidence to proceed with filing charges. However, defendants have a very low chance of winning in preliminary hearings, even though they are obligatory. They require the prosecuting attorney to provide evidence that the defense attorney can use to their benefit throughout talks.

On the other hand, if the defendant is convicted, the court will decide what the proper penalty is. The typical responses to drug-related crimes include prison and/or financial penalties. On the other hand, if the culprit is eligible for probation, there is a chance that he or she will not have to be brought to prison. The performance of community work, the payment of compensation, enrollment in education, and avoidance of further arrests are all typical conditions of probation.

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