Rancho Santa Margarita Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal Lawyer in Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Charges of criminal misconduct can be extremely serious and should be addressed by a legal professional such as a Rancho Santa Margarita criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney at Okabe & Haushalter can evaluate your case and recommend possible defense strategies that could prevent a guilty verdict. There are many factors that we will look at when reviewing your situation, including the severity of the offense, the evidence that was obtained and how it was acquired, as well as any statements made by witnesses. A thorough investigation of the charges will also be needed to determine the best course of action for your particular circumstances.
Our firm has extensive criminal defense experience representing clients in a wide range of cases, including public corruption,
assault & battery,
sex crimes defense,
drunk in public,
white collar crimes,
juvenile cases and
drug cases. We also provide legal assistance with
appeals and representation at
Criminal Accusations in Rancho Santa Margarita
The penalties for a conviction in a criminal case will be based on the offense that was committed; if the crime involved a minor, the use of a deadly weapon or resulted in bodily harm; and the criminal history of the defendant. Violent offenses will usually be charged as a felony, and can lead to many years of confinement in a state correctional facility, while a guilty verdict in a federal case will result in incarceration in a federal prison. If the conviction is for a third felony and qualifies as a third strike under the state's Three Strikes law, the defendant will be sentenced to life in prison.
Our firm knows the effect criminal charges can have on a person's life, and will utilize our extensive skills and resources when preparing your defense. Attorneys Ryan Okabe and Mark Haushalter are all highly experienced litigators that have tried cases ranging from first-time misdemeanors to federal cases involving multiple government agencies. Their legal knowledge covers every facet of criminal law as well as local, state and federal court procedures.
Contact a Rancho Santa Margarita criminal defense attorney for valuable legal advice regarding your criminal case.