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Placer County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Life can become much more overwhelming and complex when convicted of a crime. You can lose access to many of your rights, as well as your job and family. Fully understanding the criminal law process is challenging, and many individuals in Placer County have reported difficulties recovering after a conviction. At Ewing Law Group, we work with our clients to achieve the best possible rights while protecting your freedoms. Between our lawyers, we have more than 20 years of experience addressing our clients' concerns in Placer County and defending them in court.

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Understanding California Criminal Law

There are three primary groups of offenses under California Law:

  1. Infraction - These offenses are considered minor and are usually resolved through a fine. For example, a traffic violation is considered an infraction. Traffic violations can also result in receiving points on your driving record. Infractions are generally more minor than the following two groups. As a result, anyone charged with an infraction may not receive any jail time, as these crimes can be resolved completely through other means.
  2. Misdemeanors - Crimes such as petty theft and trespassing fall under the misdemeanor category. While more severe than an infraction, misdemeanors are generally seen as "lesser" crimes, but they can still come with strict penalties. When charged with a misdemeanor, you can face up to one year of jail time and receive a fine of up to $2,000.
  3. Felonies - The most severe category for criminal offenses, punishment for these types of crimes can include life imprisonment or death, but some felonies can also result in probation. This category includes the most serious crimes, including DUI, manslaughter, and domestic violence.

There are some crimes that can fall into a gray area between misdemeanor and felony. These are considered “wobbler” offenses. If the individual has prior convictions on their record, or if there are other aggravating factors such as the use of a firearm, these can be considered felonies. No matter what crime you’ve been charged with, hiring a criminal defense lawyer is crucial in having your rights and freedoms protected.

Three Strikes Law

California enacted the Three Strikes Law in 1994, stating if you have committed three felonies, you can receive incredibly severe punishments, including 25 years or life in prison. Even if your third felony was minor compared to the first two, you could still receive the most severe penalties according to the law.

An amendment was created in 2012 that helped address some of the concerns with the law. For example, the third felony must be violent, and there must be two previous strikes to receive the 25-to-life sentence.

Whether you’ve committed a small crime or a felony, having a criminal defense attorney who will fight for you in court is essential in protecting your rights and freedoms.

Why You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney

While it is possible to represent yourself in a criminal defense case, we don’t recommend this due to the complicated nature of the legal system. Hiring a Placer County criminal attorney can ensure you receive the best representation and improve your chances of successfully navigating through the case. This decision also betters your chances of recovering from your penalties if you are convicted, as you may receive better compensation than you would have received without legal assistance. By hiring the right criminal defense attorney, you can rest assured knowing they’ll be fighting for your freedom, no matter the severity of the crime.

When you are charged with a crime, this can negatively impact the rest of your life. You may struggle to find a job or housing, and you can also lose your right to vote. Therefore, seeking a criminal defense attorney is important to navigate the rest of your life with few hassles. You need an attorney who understands the legal system and will work tirelessly to ensure you receive the fairest results possible.

Each conviction comes with its own details and challenges, meaning all variables included in the process can be difficult to track and understand. Ewing Law Group will have support and guidance available as soon as you contact our team. We’re ready to help you navigate the complex legal system successfully.

Finding the Right Placer County Criminal Attorneys

Being charged with a criminal offense is a serious matter that can lead to disastrous consequences. The ability to hire a criminal defense lawyer allows you to receive the best results possible, but it’s also imperative you choose the right lawyer for the case.

When considering who to reach out to for your criminal defense case, consider the lawyer or law firm’s experience. The more experience a lawyer has, the more knowledgeable they’ll be about several different criminal offenses. It’s also important to note how much of the experience is specifically geared toward criminal law. If you’re reaching out to a law firm, ask them about other cases like yours that they have represented. By researching a law firm’s experience, you’ll have a clearer understanding of how they can help you in your case.

A small misdemeanor can result in harsh punishments without the right legal help. Ewing Law Group has more than 20 years of combined experience from our two lawyers, and we have the skills necessary to understand your case and fight for your rights.

Ewing Law Group Can Help

If you've been convicted of a crime, contact a Placer County criminal defense attorney that is prepared to defend your rights and freedoms. The legal system can be intimidating, but our team of experts is ready to help. Regardless of what crime you’ve been charged with, Ewing Law Group can help you understand the legal proceedings and fight for the best possible results. We offer affordable and personalized representation, and we’ll work with you to resolve your case efficiently and quickly.

Contact our team today to learn more about how we can help or schedule an appointment with us. We promptly respond to all phone calls, emails, and text messages, and we look forward to speaking with you.

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Ewing Law Group provides a wide array of legal services to clients in Sacramento and throughout Northern California.

To see how our law firm can help in your case, contact us online or call us at 279-900-8848 and schedule a consultation.

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