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LOS ANGELES CRIMINAL JUSTICE ATTORNEY
When you face serious criminal charges in southern California, it takes a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer with considerable experience and a passion for criminal defense to handle your case and bring it to the best possible conclusion. Douglas Miranda is that attorney. For more than a decade, he has advocated on behalf of those accused of crimes in the Los Angeles area. He has represented thousands of defendants and has handled scores of trial cases, from drug crimes, violent crimes and theft crimes, to white collar crimes and beyond. Attorney Douglas Miranda started his own criminal defense firm so that those who face criminal allegations could benefit directly from his substantial experience.
TYPES OF CRIMINAL CASES
Under California law, you can be charged with three types of criminal offenses: infractions, misdemeanors or felonies. These are the three types of criminal charges that you may face if you have been arrested in the state of California.
An infraction is the most minor of these criminal offenses. These are minor violations. Examples of infractions are traffic violations. Typically, the penalty for an infraction is a fine, and jail time is usually not amongst the potential penalties for infractions.
Misdemeanors are slightly more serious offenses, and come with tougher penalties involved. For example, misdemeanors have a maximum punishment of between six months and one year in county jail, and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Examples of crimes that fall into the misdemeanor category are vandalism, driving with a suspended license, DUI, and other crimes.
The most serious types of crimes that you can face in California are felonies. These crimes are extremely serious, and if you have been arrested for, or charged with a felony crime, it is important to get in touch with a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer immediately. The penalties for felonies typically include a very hefty jail sentence, and in the case of serious felonies or violent crimes, you may receive the death penalty. A typical sentence for a felony could be a minimum of 16 months in prison. If you have been arrested for robbery, murder, or any type of sex crime like rape, or certain types of drug crimes, get in touch with a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney and ascertain your legal options for defense.
AN AGGRESSIVE LOS ANGELES DEFENSE ATTORNEY
If you are a Los Angeles-area resident or visitor and you’re charged with a crime here, don’t put your freedom and resources further at risk. You’ll need the services of a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney with a record of victories in similar cases, a lawyer who successfully guides clients through the often-confusing California justice system. Douglas Miranda is a Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer who represents felony and misdemeanor defendants facing charges that include domestic violence, DUI, assault, sex crimes, and drug crimes. When seeking an experienced defense lawyer, Los Angeles natives turn to Attorney Miranda for tenacious and aggressive representation. The Miranda Rights Law Firm’s defense lawyers serve clients in both English and Spanish.
PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS
An arrest for a crime is not equivalent to a conviction. Until the authorities can prove your guilt, you must be considered innocent. An experienced criminal defense attorney can ensure that your rights are recognized and protected. The Miranda Rights Law Firm can help you make bail arrangements while dealing with the other aspects of your case. We will make sure that your right to bail is honored.
Even a simple violation of procedure by the authorities before, during, or after your arrest may in some cases be sufficient grounds to have your case dismissed or to have the charges reduced. Everyone who is arrested for a crime in the United States has the right to legal representation. Simply invoking your right to legal representation is supposed to be enough to stop the authorities from interrogating you. Be polite to the police, but firmly insist on your rights. Anything that you say to the police without an attorney present could be misunderstood or distorted and used against you.
If you are under suspicion and you believe that your arrest is impending, get in touch with our criminal defense team immediately. This gives us time to review your case, and it additionally means that all interviews and correspondence between you and the authorities have to go through your attorney, limiting the possibility of unintentional self-incrimination.
The right to counsel is the right of a person who has been arrested to have an attorney represent him. This attorney will help with his defense. If the person cannot afford to have a lawyer, the state will appoint one for him. The right to an attorney is guaranteed to you by the US Constitution’s Sixth Amendment, which gives you the right to appoint legal counsel in the case of federal prosecutions.
Your Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer must be able to negotiate with the prosecutors on your behalf, and must help you enter a plea. He must assist you during every step of the legal proceedings against you, from appearing at the arraignment with you, to, if you are convicted, the sentencing. Remember, the charges against you may be baseless, but that might not mean anything without the right attorney on your side.
While the Miranda Rights Law Firm is always ready to go to trial on behalf of clients, that’s usually not necessary or sometimes even desirable. Negotiations and plea deals are routine in criminal cases, and while attorney Douglas Miranda will explain your options – and his recommendations – accepting or rejecting a plea bargain up to you. We will fight aggressively for the result that is in your best personal long-term interests.
As criminal defense attorneys, the law does not require us to prove to the authorities that you are innocent of all criminal accusations. Rather, a defense attorney’s task is to challenge and dispute the state’s evidence against you so that there is reasonable doubt as to your guilt. The Miranda Rights Law Firm will use every available legal tool and resource on your behalf to cast doubt on the evidence and the case against you.
ARRANGE A FREE CONSULTATION
If you’ve been charged with a crime or believe that you are under suspicion, put an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer to work for you. After assessing your legal situation, Douglas Miranda will outline your options and develop an effective defense strategy. If you seek a lawyer for a loved one who has already been arrested, attorney Douglas Miranda can usually visit your loved one in jail. What sets us apart is our personal interest in every case and client. Every client is treated with the utmost respect, and you can be sure that you will receive the personal attention of our criminal defense team throughout the course of your case. At the Miranda Rights Law Firm, we take our responsibility to our clients seriously, and we want to put our experience to work for you. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer, contact us today by email, or call 213-255-5838. Se habla español.