La Verne Criminal Defense Attorneys
Being charged with a criminal offense in the State of California is a serious matter that deserves competent and experienced legal counsel. Schwartzberg | Luther are criminal & DUI defense lawyers serving La Verne, California. Criminal convictions can remain on your criminal record for years and can impact your ability to obtain employment or pursue higher education. Unfortunately, some individuals who are convicted of crimes are not able to escape the terrible cycle of poverty and desperation to which a criminal conviction can lead. This can result in additional legal trouble for the defendant.
If you are charged with a crime in La Verne, expect that the prosecutor handling your case will attempt to pressure you into accepting a plea agreement. Before you do so, speak with an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer from Schwartzberg | Luther, APC. We will review the facts of your case and help you make the best decisions and obtain the most favorable outcome possible in your case.
Knowledgeable Help Resolving a Variety of Criminal Offenses
Crimes in California may be classified as either infractions, misdemeanors, or felonies. Infractions are the least severe crime and are usually punished by a fine only. Traffic offenses and some status offenses are considered infractions. Misdemeanors are the “mid-range” offenses in terms of severity: while they are not as serious as felony charges, they can result in a convicted individual being sentenced to serve time in a jail or other facility as well as being ordered to pay a fine. Felonies are the most serious charges. A felony conviction will usually result in lengthy periods of incarceration and/or years of formal supervision by probation personnel.
DUI Defense in La Verne
Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is a crime that is prosecuted aggressively in California and elsewhere in the United States. The penalties for even a first offense of DUI in California can be harsh: mandatory periods of incarceration, hundreds of dollars in fines, restrictions on your driving privileges, and costs and fees associated with probation are just a few of the consequences of a DUI conviction. If you obtain multiple DUI convictions within a ten-year period, these penalties can be enhanced even further. The La Verne DUI defense lawyers of Schwartzberg | Luther have handled numerous DUI cases and have the experience to assist you and your family.
Aside from fines and incarceration, a criminal conviction can have other negative collateral consequences as well. These may include:
- Suspension or revocation of your driver’s license or professional license;
- Installation of ignition interlock devices in your vehicles and/or electronic monitoring of your movements;
- Random drug and alcohol testing;
- Drug or alcohol treatment at your own expense;
- Immigration consequences that can include your removal from the United States.
Do not risk your life and freedom by representing yourself or attempting to strike a deal with the prosecutor: have an experienced and aggressive criminal defense lawyer at your side throughout your case. At Schwartzberg | Luther, APC, our criminal defense team will work with you from the moment you retain our services through your trial and beyond (if necessary) to help you achieve the results you need to be able to move on with your life as quickly and effortlessly as possible.
Do not delay: Contact Schwartzberg | Luther, APC today by calling (909) 457-4270 to learn more about how we can make a difference for you.