Warrants in Santa Monica Criminal Defense
Criminal Defense Attorney in Santa Monica, Malibu, Westwood, and Venice
Living with the knowledge that there is a warrant for your arrest can be enormously stressful, but a seasoned Santa Monica criminal defense lawyer can help you take actions to resolve the situation. If you are subject to an outstanding arrest warrant for any type of crime, or a bench warrant for a probation violation, you are liable to being handcuffed and taken to jail at any time. Your attorney can discuss the case with you and represent you in court in an effort to have your bail reduced or to secure an "own recognizance" release. Effective legal counsel may be able to keep you out of jail.
Warrants play a major role in many criminal defense cases. Any evidence that was gathered in the case against you can be ruled inadmissible if it is proven in court that there was no legal search warrant. This means that if the police officer didn't have probable cause to search your vehicle or your home, you could avoid prosecution for drug possession or similar charges. Even when the officer had a warrant, your attorney may be able to argue that it was not a legal warrant because there was not sufficient reason for the judge to issue it in the first place.
The team at Lessem & Newstat has over 50 years of combined experience fighting for the rights of people like you, and we know how bewildering it can be to find yourself targeted as a criminal by the state. We have earned the distinction of a 10/10 AVVO rating and the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent, as proof of our skill and determination in defending our clients. With over 200 jury trials and hu ndreds of dismissals, we know what it takes to clear a warrant and get criminal charges dropped. Speak with an attorney at our firm about your case and get started on a plan of action today. We service not only Santa Monica, but also Malibu, Westwood, and Venice.
Contact a Santa Monica criminal defense lawyer for dedicated legal guidance and representation when you have to resolve an arrest or search warrant in your case.