Why Hire a Trial Lawyer?

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Visalia Criminal Defense Lawyer

You have been accused of a crime and are facing charges that could end in serious consequences, such as jail, prison, heavy fines and court costs, loss of your reputation, possible loss of licenses, court-mandated counseling, treatment, or education, probation, community service, or other penalties. Your case has three possible outcomes, which are a dismissal, plea bargain, where you plead guilty in exchange for a lesser charge or lighter sentence, or trial by jury. You should be prepared for all three. If your case is not dismissed, only with the help of a seasoned trial lawyer will you be able to make an informed decision about how to proceed, whether to seek and obtain a pre-trial plea agreement or whether to go to trial.

That is because only an experienced trial attorney will be able to evaluate your case as to the likelihood of results in a trial by jury. A capable trial lawyer is someone who has experience in the courtroom, has prepared a case for trial, demonstrated his ability to effectively argue cases before judges and juries, and win on behalf of his client. Only such an attorney has the experience and understanding needed to effectively evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case. This is an attorney who can weigh the evidence and who knows what it takes to mount a credible defense and to persuade others in your favor. A trial lawyer is a legal professional armed with the knowledge and background to assess what you are up against and make an informed recommendation about what you should do as a defendant. An attorney who rarely, if ever, proceeds to trial will not have the same proficiency.

Most cases are settled in pretrial arrangements. Those that are not, however, will go to trial. If your freedom and future are on the line, you will want to ensure that you have the best defense. Having an experienced trial lawyer representing you in a trial by jury is imperative. It can make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case, in whether you are sent to prison and lose other rights and privileges that are otherwise taken for granted. You have a constitutional right to an attorney and to a trial by jury. You should exercise those rights by ensuring that your attorney can proficiently handle the trial process.

Have you been accused of a crime? When it comes to criminal charges in Visalia, you want an experienced attorney with a proven track of strong defense in the various court systems. You want a lawyer that is unrelenting, reliable, tough and unshakable. When you call on us here at the Martens Law Firm, you get just that.

Having represented clients in more than 50+ jury trials, I have the strategy and know-how that enables me to provide you with superior representation throughout the various levels of the legal system. You can rely on me to be with you every step of the way. I have an established reputation in criminal law for my dedication, experience, and high success rates when representing clients who have faced various criminal accusations. I am known for my credibility and expertise, having had a significant number of cases dismissed, a number of clients who were found not guilty and even convictions that were overturned on appeal.

Our firm takes pride in its reputation for excellent results in the criminal law field, providing clients with top-notch results. We specialize in all aspects of the California Penal Code. Serving clients all around the Visalia area, we have worked to prove the innocence of dozens of people who were accused of committing various crimes throughout the area. We ensure that every client gets the representation he or she needs and deserves. I am a skilled attorney who takes my job seriously. I enjoy serving my clients and working on their behalf.

The Importance of an Experienced Criminal Lawyer

Life as you know it is at stake. If you are convicted of a crime, it can impact the rest of your life. Just one conviction can have a major negative influence on your future, affecting multiple aspects, such as your employability, where you can live, and your overall reputation. If you have been charged with a crime and we get an acquittal or a not guilty verdict, you have the opportunity to get your life back on track and leave the accusations behind. It gives you a clean record, so you can have the opportunity to proceed with life as normal.

We work to protect your future. You can't put a price on freedom. What's the price for the rest of your life? You can't put a price on that, so how can you not justify paying for the best attorney available? Remember, your entire future is at stake. It is imperative to choose an attorney who will work to ensure you have the best representation possible, that all of the story is told, and that you are not wrongly convicted. In the event of a conviction, you need an attorney to work for a fair sentence and minimal fines. Regardless of the situation, you can rely on me to protect your interests.

Why Does A Criminal Lawyer Cost So Much?

You get what you pay for, and when you select a criminal attorney, it is no different. When you hire us, you can expect extensive experience, skills, and know-how, and an established reputation in criminal defense working on your case. Your defense attorney can have a major impact on the rest of your life, and that is something that you can't put a price on. Yes, you may pay a little more, but you will definitely get strong legal support and superior results.

Even if you have never been convicted of a crime, just one conviction can have a major impact on the rest of your life. You want the best experience that money can buy, and when you call on us, you will get caring, experienced representation that will work to provide you with the best representation possible. We take the time to listen to you, completely research the case and interview any witnesses and come up with an effective defense that will tell your story in court. We don't want you to be haunted by this allegation for years to come.

When it comes to representing you, we put a lot of time and effort in your establishing a strong, effective basis for your defense. Our firm has a team of the most skilled legal professionals, all of whom take your case seriously and who focus on every aspect of the case, including the small details. If you ever have a question or need to contact us with additional information, we are just a phone call away and respond to your messages promptly.

We work to prevent a conviction and avoid fines that accompany such convictions. We handle all kinds of criminal law cases, ranging from DUI to drug possession to juvenile crimes to even murder. I have helped hundreds of people all around Visalia who have faced criminal accusations. Thanks to my efforts, they are now living their lives at their full potential, not being haunted for crimes they did not commit.

Regardless of the charge or the allegation, we work with you to find the best approach to defend your particular case. Every member of our team takes pride in his or her work, taking the time to work with you one on one and to not only meet your expectations but to exceed them. Known as leaders in the criminal law field, you can rest assured knowing that your future is in competent hands. We have the skills, experience, and determination that many law offices in the area only wish they had.

Full-Service Legal Representation

When it comes to legal representation, you can count on my office to handle your case from beginning to end. I am a smart and talented attorney, who is skilled in all aspects of the California Penal Code. You can depend on me for discovery motions, suppression motions, client meetings, witness interviews, highly skilled and informative cross-examinations, extensive trial preparation, and superior courtroom presentation. It is not my job to judge you, but it is my job to help you. When you hire me, you can expect me to help you every step of the way. I work for you, to see you get the best representation possible and to ensure you are treated fairly in the court of law.

Resources and Specialization

Our office concentrates on practicing law in a few courts. By working in fewer courts, I have more time to work on cases. Our office is more selective in taking cases because I want to provide effective, high-quality counsel to every single client I represent. I take fewer cases, so I charge higher prices but provide my clients with much better results. Fees are tailored to match the desired results for the case.

I gladly take the time to discuss the situation with my clients one-on-one, ensuring that their concerns and needs are properly addressed. My job is to work for you and to work for your future. You will find that I am honest, reliable, and have an eye for detail. Sometimes the small things, that you may believe are insignificant, are the things that can make a big difference in the outcome of your case.

Because I specialize in criminal law, I stay up to date on changes to the penal code, and you can count on me to know the laws, punishment, and appropriate defense routes. I promise top-quality representation, and when you hire me, you can rest assured knowing that your future is in caring, capable hands. Experienced in all aspects of criminal law, you know that I will work diligently throughout your case, from the initial arraignment to the appeals process if necessary.

Take Action Today

If you are being investigated as a part of a criminal case and whether you have or have not been charged, you need to consult with experienced legal counsel. When it comes to criminal law, you cannot find a more skilled or experienced attorney in the Visalia area. If you are hesitant about any aspect of hiring a criminal lawyer, make the call to me today. I will gladly take the time to go over your particular situation with you, and tell you the most effective way to approach your particular case.

It's never too early to hire an attorney. The earlier you consult legal counsel, the better the outcome. I make the time to talk with clients in emergency situations, so you can rest knowing that I will be ready and willing to take the time to hear about your predicament. I am also competent and able to help you throughout the proceedings, from setting bond to requesting for a dismissal of charges.

Take action now. Call to schedule a consultation. After just one meeting, you will quickly realize the difference in our firm. You will recognize the skills, experience, dedication and reliability. If you want results, call the Martens firm.

Contact the Visalia criminal defense lawyer at the firm for capable legal representation from an experienced trial lawyer today.

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