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Long Beach Criminal Defense Attorneys

Being convicted of a crime can have a major impact on both your personal and professional life. Convictions can result in jail time, thousands of dollars in fines, and the creation of a criminal record, all of which can disrupt your life for years or even permanently. However, in some cases, a conviction is not necessary; a criminal accusation in itself can cause you much pain.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, you need an experienced attorney who knows how to deflect legal strategies employed by prosecutors and work to preserve your rights in all areas. From the moment you are accused of a crime to the final judgment on your case, a skilled criminal defense lawyer will constantly work toward lessening or dismissing charges and creating a well-rounded defense.

The Effects of Criminal Convictions

California criminal law is designed to penalize those who have committed criminal acts to prevent future crimes. However, the severe punishments that are levied against people convicted of crimes can cause irrevocable harm. Often, defendants are charged with crimes that they either did not commit or that are far more severe than what they actually did.

The state separates crimes into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. Misdemeanors are minor crimes that are punished by a maximum of one year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. Felonies are major crimes that can be punished by many years in prison, including lifetime imprisonment. In either case, a conviction may lead to life-altering time behind bars.

Some types of crime can lead to other types of penalties. Sex offenses can lead to a defendant being forced to register as a sex offender, which limits his or her rights, including where they live and work. In addition, a conviction of any type will lead to the creation of a criminal record, which can be viewed by potential workplaces and other organizations. If you have been convicted, you may find it hard to earn a living or pursue the career of your dreams, due to the stigma caused by past alleged crimes.

Fighting Back Against Prosecutors

As a California resident, the law states that you are innocent until proven guilty. As such, it is the job of prosecutors to build a case that proves beyond a reasonable doubt that you have committed the criminal act you are accused of and that the penalties they are pursuing against you are just.

However, you and your defense attorney have the ability to fight back against prosecutors and create a case that refutes these charges. By using evidence, eye witness testimony, and testimony from experts on the matter at hand, you can build a successful defense. This can prove that you did not commit the allegedly criminal act at all, throwing out all charges from the court. Or, that your actions do not qualify for charges that prosecutors are pursuing. This can lead to significantly reduced penalties.

There are many routes that you may be able to take in order to avoid a criminal conviction and devastating penalties. Plea bargains, appeals, and alternative sentences are all possible options, but figuring out what is right for you takes insight, experience, and extensive knowledge that can only be found in a skilled attorney.

Years of Experience on Your Side

Attorney Al Amer and the legal team at The Amer Law Firm are ready to begin helping you in your case today. Do not wait to call us at (866) 431-2637 for a free consultation that will give you insight into what steps you should take next in your case. Prosecutors and police may make you think that there is no way out of a conviction, but with the help of The Amer Law Firm, hope and freedom are possible.

"Al definitely knows how to achieve results that will go far beyond your expectations."
- Former Client

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