Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney

Defending the Accused Throughout Orange County, California

If you have been charged with a crime in Orange County, it is very important that you take the necessary steps towards protecting yourself and your rights. With the help of an experienced defense attorney, you can fight to defend your freedom. Many criminal offenses can result in serious penalties such as extensive jail time, fines, community service, and various other consequences. Not only do you have the legal aspect to worry about, you also have the social implications of a criminal record. If you are a convicted felon, you could find it difficult to have access to the same benefits as other individuals without a record.

The Orange County criminal defense lawyers at The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman are fully dedicated to providing each client with experienced legal advice and aggressive representation. If you have been charged with a DUI, no matter whether it was multiple DUI or an underage DUI, they can help you get through the details. People charged with a violent crime (such as assault, battery, murder, manslaughter, and domestic violence), face particularly grim consequences as these are some of the most harshly pursued crimes in on both the state and federal level. Similarly, drug crimes face harsh penalties – especially when the drug is associated with people who commit violent crimes.

Driving under the influence of alcohol is one of the most common crimes across the country. This, however, does not make it any less serious. If you are convicted of DUI, you could be left facing time in prison, heavy fines, and the suspension of your driver's license. In California, you can be arrested for drunk driving if you are found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or above. If a law enforcement officer notices that you are swerving, braking erratically, or exhibiting any other type of strange behavior on the road, they could have reasonable cause to pull you over. They may either ask you to perform a field sobriety test or may ask you to breath into a breathalyzer device. Although you have the right to refuse these tests, you will have to face the automatic suspension of your license if you do. It is, however, easier to defend yourself against DUI if there is no strong evidence against you.

Importance of Consulting with an Experienced Criminal Lawyer

If you have been charged with a theft crime (such as fraud or burglary), a weapons crime or other, they understand there is more to the situation than meets the eye. At this firm, criminal charges like white collar crimes are no match for the experience they have. They have even established a strong reputation for defending clients against some of the most stigmatized crimes, such as kidnapping and sex crimes like sexual battery, statutory rape, and prostitution, that are hard for almost everyone to get past. Their familiarity with these types of crimes, from federal crimes to strike crimes, makes them unparalleled. Regardless of whether you are personally facing a criminal charge or if you have a child dealing with a juvenile crime charge, you can be confident knowing that they are adept at representing clients and are knowledgeable at helping clients get through the appeals process.

Appeals
If you have been convicted of any of these crimes, you do not have to give up. In the state of California, you have the right to appeal the decision in court. If you feel as though you were not treated fairly, a criminal appeal will let you take you case to another court. It is vital that you receive justice and their legal team will help you fight to secure your freedom. They understand how difficult it is to be convicted for a crime you did not commit. They also understand that many are sentenced too harshly and need their sentence to be changed. By taking your case to another judge and jury, you could get your guilty verdict removed or your sentence reduced. Not all criminal defense attorneys have the ability to handle appeal cases as they can be very complicated and time-consuming. A defense lawyer from The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman has the necessary appellate experience to fight for you in court.

In the immediate wake of a criminal charge, it is likely that you will feel frightened, exhausted, and emotionally distressed. Criminal charges are one of the most stressful situations that you can possibly imagine and are not something that should be taken lightly. They can have long-lasting, life-altering ramifications on the rest of your life; your future is simply too important to leave up to chance.

For this reason, it is absolutely imperative that you do not hesitate to secure the legal guidance of an experienced, knowledgeable attorney as quickly as possible. By working with a lawyer that you can trust, you can begin to take the essential steps required to protecting your rights and giving you the edge you need to get towards your optimum outcome. This is not the time to trust your future to the hands of an inexperienced, apathetic attorney – you need someone with the resources and the desire to properly assist.

Contact The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman today!

When it comes to your life and freedom, only the best defense will do. Your attorney should be able to conduct a full and comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding your case. At The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman, you will have access to effective resources and invaluable experience. No matter what the circumstances of your case, you will be able to receive the legal help that you need to help you avoid an undesirable outcome in your case.

Mr. Bridgman believes that everyone deserves excellent legal help. You will never be shuffled back and forth or left waiting for a phone call that never comes. It is important to have a good relationship with your legal representation in order to build a solid defense and you can rest easy knowing that this is the level of caring guidance that you will receive should you choose to work with their firm. No matter when or why, you will always be able to speak with the attorney who is handling your case. Additionally, your lawyer will always be responsive in answering your questions and responding to your concerns.

For this reason and many others, if you have been charged with a crime, you need to speak with a trustworthy lawyer from their firm as soon as possible. Mr. Bridgman has been involved with the California legal system for decades; he and his team are fully capable of providing you with a defense that is focused on providing you with the best possible outcome for your case.

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