Power Trial Lawyers is a California Criminal Defense and Criminal Appeals law firm. If you are being investigated or being accused of a crime, you need an experience California criminal defense attorney to help protect your future. When you are charged with a crime, or after you are convicted of a crime, you may face jail or prison time, serious restitution and other monetary fines, a criminal conviction record, and a RAP sheet that can impact your immediate and long-term future for employment, education, housing and immigration rights. Often, retaining the right law firm can make the biggest impact in that prospective outcome.
At Power Trial Lawyers our team of lawyers are on the forefront of legal developments. We are consistently featured as leading attorneys in Criminal Defense and Appeals in California according to multiple agencies, such as National Trial Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Justia, Lawyers of Distinction, Avvo, and more.
As California criminal defense and appellate lawyers, we represent those wrongfully convicted in:
Our team is experienced in defending a variety of criminal cases, ranging from fraud to violent crimes. Our criminal defense attorneys at Power Trial Lawyers are known for their attention to detail and the ability to work with a variety of cases, coming up with comprehensive solutions that are customized to meet each client’s needs. The cases that our criminal defense attorney team can represent include:
You can count on a criminal defense lawyer from Power Trial Lawyers to understand how the local court system works, including the key actors and the details concerning key administrative processes. They can also leverage their knowledge of state and local law to advise you on how to proceed with your case.Firearm Possession
California imposes strict gun control laws, including laws against carrying a concealed firearm that is unauthorized or the open carry of firearms in public places. Any firearm-related criminal charges can result in serious penalties if you are convicted. California Penal Code Section 25400 prohibits the concealed carry of a firearm on your person or in your vehicle, and this may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. It’s essential to understand the meaning of concealed carry laws, their penalties, and potential defenses.Assault
In California, people who have been charged with assault may be potentially dealing with life-altering penalties, such as lengthy prison sentences and large fines. Certain sex crimes, such as sexual assault, fall under the assault category. At Power Trial Lawyers, we have experience working with complex assault and criminal cases. Our attorneys can advise clients on preferable legal strategies to optimize their case outcomes.Alcohol and Drug Crime
The criminal defense lawyers at Power Trial Lawyers, are seasoned in working with alcohol and drug-related cases, such as drunk driving cases and drug possession cases. For DUI cases, we can represent our clients at DMV hearings and in court. We work diligently to build a strong defense, combined with other legal strategies, to help them get back on the roads.
Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony drug charges, our team of criminal defense lawyers can help you navigate your case. We have dealt with charges ranging from minor possession to large-scale drug trafficking. Our attorneys use a client-centered approach to work towards positive case outcomes.Public Intoxication
Public intoxication is not automatically illegal. However, it can become illegal if you are excessively intoxicated and unable to take care of your own safety. It’s important to not ignore the potential severity of these charges. Having the right lawyer on your side can be essential to navigating the system when accused of public intoxication.California Criminal Appeals: Direct Appeal
Direct appeals are among the strongest and smartest legal maneuvers post-conviction. First, Power Trial Lawyers looks to determine whether you filed your Notice of Appeal timely. Failure to timely file a notice of appeal will result in an automatic loss of your appeal. Then, Power Trial Lawyers orders and prepares the record. From there, we extensively go through the record and draft and file your opening brief. The prosecutor will have an opportunity to file their response. Once Power Trial Lawyers receives the prosecutor’s brief, we then extensively review it, draft and file a reply brief. And then we prepare for oral arguments in the court of appeals. This process takes skill and tedious attention to detail. You can seek many great arguments on appeal to overturn your conviction, including the ineffective assistance of counsel, actual innocence, jury tampering issues, prosecutorial misconduct, and many more described in detail here.California Criminal Appeals: Writ of Habeas Corpus
A Writ of Habeas Corpus is a Latin term which stands for “production of the body.” We represent defendants in bringing their Writ of Habeas Corpus if they are unjustly or wrongfully detained or incarcerated. This gives you a legal means to challenge the legal basis of your imprisonment, the duration and length of your imprisonment, or even the manner in which you are imprisoned.
We take full advantage of the fact that on Writ of Habeas Corpus, you are allowed to introduce new and additional evidence, which is among one of the most enticing items about the Writ of Habeas Corpus. With the ability to track down new evidence, new testimony, or even ineffective assistance of counsel argument, you can overturn your conviction using the Writ of Habeas Corpus. Consult with a Power Trial Lawyers lawyer to determine your likelihood of success and whether you are eligible to bring a California or Federal Writ of Habeas Corpus.Various Post-Conviction Litigation (Penal Code 1172.6, Penal Code 1172.75)
Alternatively, California Criminal Appeals Lawyers at Power Trial Lawyers, we review your record to determine the likelihood of success in your matter. We do this in a number of ways:
The California Board of Parole conducts Parole Suitability Hearings for adult inmates under the jurisdiction of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The process of preparing for an upcoming Board of Parole Suitability Hearing starts well in advance. Power Trial Lawyers lawyers have successfully represented clients through the Board of Parole Suitability Hearing.Results and Reputation of Success
Power Trial Lawyers attorneys have achieved various successes in the industry. Below is a brief highlight of recent notable successes:Criminal Defense and Criminal Appeals
When you need hard-working lawyers who can listen to your questions and concerns, Power Trial Lawyers is able to deliver every time. Dealing with the charges of a criminal case can be extremely stressful, and hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer to handle the legal processes associated with your case can offer you reassurance as you fight against your charges.
If you are seeking a California Criminal Defense and Appeals attorney. Contact Power Trial Lawyers today. You can call us for a free consultation at (213) 800-7664.