Q: What should I do if arrested for a crime in Escondido, CA?
A: Contact an experienced local criminal defense attorney. A criminal record can change your life forever. In addition to jail time, it can cause problems with child custody, your career, voting privileges, and more.
Whether you just did something stupid, have been contacted to "talk" to an officer, or were already arrested, the clock is ticking to get a professional, aggressive attorney on your side.
Don't take any criminal investigation lightly. Although you are “supposed” to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, law enforcement doesn't always treat you as such. If you feel you may be at risk for criminal charges, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side.
The team at Bailey Criminal Defense can help you avoid the life-changing consequences of a criminal record. We advocate for individuals' rights in criminal cases—and we bring to the table a strong record of successful cases with decades of experience under our belt.
Call us today for a free initial consultation with a criminal defense attorney and to find out why so many individuals and families trust us to fight on their behalf.
Advocating for Clients in Escondido, California
At Bailey Criminal Defense, we have helped countless individuals in the greater Escondido area and surrounding counties. We have a deep understanding of local law, processes, judge, prosecutors and other contacts that may prove useful in asserting your innocence, getting charges dropped, reduced or other positive outcome.
Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Help Your Case?
We represent clients facing a wide range of criminal offenses, leveraging our experience, creative approaches and steadfast dedication to helping our clients both in and out of court.
The Following Represents the Types of Cases we Regularly Take on:
- DUI, including chemical test refusal
- Prescription fraud
- Drug possession
- Marijuana cultivation
- Spousal abuse
- Disturbing the peace
- Restraining orders
- Solicitation of prostitution
- Indecent exposure
- Other sex crimes
- Identity theft
- Credit/debit card theft
- Check fraud
- Embezzlement and other white-collar crimes
- Elder abuse
- Juvenile delinquency
- And more
Why Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney
Without a strong criminal defense lawyer, you may face overbearing charges and life-changing consequences. According to some estimates, thousands of people are wrongly convicted each year. Get the help you deserve and don't become another statistic of a legal system leveraged against you.
Without an Attorney, your Words may be Taken out of Context
You're an honest person, right? The sad truth is, in many cases, despite your innocence, the less you say without an attorney present the better.
Law enforcement is not your friend. They are often overworked, underpaid and understaffed with minimal resources to pursue cases. If you end up in the wrong place at the wrong time you could inadvertently “talk” yourself into becoming a primary suspect despite your good intentions.
Your words may be misunderstood, twisted, or taken out of context in a way that incriminates you. At Bailey Criminal Defense, we are in your corner every step of the way, providing expert counsel and effective legal advice and support to ensure you are presented in the best possible light at all stages of the process.
If Convicted, you May Face Harsh Consequences
The sentencing for many crimes in California is extreme. For example, you may be required to register for life as a sex offender after an indecent exposure charge (i.e. urinating in public for example). You may have your driver's license revoked for a year simply for refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test. You could lose custody of your children, lose your voting privileges, and be banned from certain careers or public office simply from one charge.
Don't fall victim to overzealous prosecutors and a sometimes harsh judicial system. A criminal defense attorney can work to have your charges dismissed or your outcome less severe.
How we Help our Clients
Reliable Consultation and Investigation
We'll listen to your experience of the events in question, then use investigation, evidence analysis, expert opinions, witness testimonies, and more to support your experience.
Expert Legal Strategy-building
Next, your criminal defense attorney will use existing any applicable laws, precedents, and theories of law to support the dismissal of charges (or lighter charges, when applicable).
Advocacy, Protection of Rights and Vigorous Representation
Finally, your lawyer will assert your case. In some cases, a criminal defense attorney can waive their client's right to appear in court—meaning you may not need to personally appear to testify, saving you the embarrassment and hassle of facing a trial.
Call or Message us Today – we're eager to help
If you're facing criminal charges, don't hesitate. Calling a criminal defense attorney can be the difference between jail and freedom. Contact our team at Bailey Criminal Defense for a free consultation to find out what we can do for you.