What should I expect from a criminal defense attorney?

At The Blanch Law Firm, you can expect to be consulted with a top-rated Los Angeles criminal defense attorney who will completely inform you about your criminal charge, the possible defenses, and the different ways the firm can resolve your case in criminal court.

You should also expect your criminal lawyer to completely understand Los Angeles & California criminal law. Every municipality is different; you can be assured that the attorneys at The Blanch Law Firm have exceptional knowledge of all Los Angeles & California crimes and charges.

When should I contact a criminal lawyer?

As soon as you possibly can. The sooner you can take action on devising a viable defense strategy with a criminal attorney, the better. It is important that you choose a qualified and experienced criminal lawyer as soon as you can so they can start building their defense for you.

Can I go to jail or prison?

It depends on both any criminal history and the type of crime. California law has specific rules regarding jail time and how charges can be reduced to lesser punishments such as probation or fines.

My charge is a minor charge or misdemeanor, should I just plead guilty?

You can, but there may be other ways to resolve the case that would be much better for you. Unfortunately, a lot of people make the mistake of thinking that their charges are “minor.” Pleading guilty to even a misdemeanor crime will damage your criminal record forever and follow you the rest of your life. Conviction of even misdemeanor crimes can also negatively affect future job opportunities, or your ability to buy a home or rent an apartment.

Has The Blanch Law Firm handled a case like mine before?

At The Blanch Law Firm, our criminal defense attorneys have handled all kinds of criminal charges, from misdemeanor possession of marijuana to attempted murder and corporate white collar crimes, and most everything in between. Our experience spans from Los Angeles to New York, as well as represented global clients, in state, county, and federal court.

I intend to plead guilty, do I still need a lawyer?

It’s always crucial you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney even if you intend to plead guilty. Our Los Angeles criminal lawyers have experience in negotiating lesser punishments even in these cases.

Does the firm handle federal crimes and charges?

Yes, The Blanch Law Firm has top-rated federal criminal attorneys as well. The federal court system is different than on the State level, and our firm is experienced on the federal level in all aspects of criminal charges.

How do I choose the right criminal defense attorney?

Hiring the right Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer is for many people the most important decision of their lives. It is imperative that you research the law firm fully before consulting, and make sure that their attorneys have proven court records in successfully defending their clients from criminal charges. It’s also important that you feel that the lawyer you choose understands and has experience with your type of criminal charge, and has longevity and authority in the California court system. The Blanch Law Firm is committed to providing premier criminal defense for all those charged with crimes in California with top-rated & experienced criminal defense lawyers who believe your freedom and legal rights are the most important priority.