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Committed California Defense Attorney Strongly Advocates for Clients

Palmdale & Lancaster law firm skillfully represents defendants in a variety of criminal matters

An arrest can seriously impact your future, which is why having a diligent defense attorney looking out for your legal interests is so important. At R Fenn Law in Palmdale & Lancaster, I help Californians who have been charged with various offenses navigate the criminal justice process and get their lives back on track. Whether you are facing prosecution for a misdemeanor or felony crime, you can rely on me to scrutinize all the facts of your case and develop the most effective defense strategy.

Knowledgeable legal counselor defends clients against misdemeanors and traffic infractions

Misdemeanors are less serious crimes than felonies and consequently carry lighter penalties. Some examples of misdemeanor violations are petty theft, vandalism and driving on a suspended license. The maximum penalty for misdemeanor crimes is up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. I staunchly defend clients in misdemeanor cases in all California courts, as well as handling traffic infraction matters. While it may seem like an easier process to simply plead guilty and pay a fine for speeding or running a red light, this course of action leads to increased insurance rates and steeper consequences if you get another ticket. With my help, I can examine the circumstances surrounding your traffic citation and look for evidence that improper police procedures were performed in order to help you avoid points on your license and other penalties.

Compassionate attorney handles DUI cases

A DUI charge is typically classified as a misdemeanor violation unless you have had more than three convictions within 10 years. There are several defenses against a DUI, whether it is a first offense or a repeated one, including the possibility of the arresting officer failing to follow protocol during the stop or while administering the sobriety test. With my experience, I employ every defense available in order to challenge your charge.

Hardworking lawyer seeks justice for felony defendants

In California, a felony crime is one in which the potential minimum sentence is a year or more in county jail or state prison and the maximum is life imprisonment or even death, depending upon the crime. Some common felonies include:

  • Arson (California Penal Code § 451) — A charge for intentionally and maliciously burning property
  • Robbery (California Penal Code § 211) — A crime involving the taking of someone else’s property through force or threat of force
  • Homicide (California Penal Code § 187) — The illegal killing of another person

There are also crimes that are considered “wobblers” under the law, which means that they can be treated as either a misdemeanor or felony depending on their severity. If you have been charged with a felony offense, I will support you through the general steps following the arrest, including arraignment, pre-trial and discovery, the preliminary hearing and, finally, the court trial.

Reach out to a Palmdale &  Lancaster criminal defense lawyer for help

At R Fenn Law in Palmdale &  Lancaster, if you are a Californian who has been charged with a misdemeanor or felony violation, I will help you navigate the justice system and get your life back on track. To schedule a free consultation, call my firm at 661-488-7864 or contact me online.

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