When you have been arrested, you will brought before a judge within 24 hours, where the charges against you will be read. It is important that an attorney is present at your arraignment to fight for your release or prevent a high bail amount from being set. The earlier a lawyer can begin work on your case, the more options you will usually have regarding your defense. It will also improve your chances of a reduction in charges, case dismissal or deferred sentencing. We know what to expect from the prosecution and how to counter their tactics and efforts to achieve a conviction. Our firm is also skilled at evaluating and disputing even the most complex technical evidence.
A guilty verdict in a criminal case can affect your life in many different ways. Your sentencing can include incarceration, as well as fines, community service, victim restitution and asset seizure. Your driver’s license may also be suspended and you may be required to participate in an alcohol or drug treatment program. If you have a prior criminal record and have been sentenced under the state’s Three Strikes law, your penalties will be greatly enhanced. Our firm has a long and successful track record representing individuals charged with committing a crime, and will do everything we can to make sure you have the best defense possible.
The Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter are ready to fight to tooth and nail for you. You have most likely heard of our firm from our television appearances, newspaper articles and other media from the national and international covered cases we have handled.