Burbank Criminal Defense Attorney
If you’re facing criminal charges in Burbank, CA, it’s important to assert a strong defense from the start. That’s really the only way to protect yourself from serious criminal penalties – including time behind bars and the collateral consequences of a conviction. Hiring an attorney can make a massive difference in how your case unfolds. Let the experienced Burbank criminal defense lawyers at the Rodriguez Law Group help you fight to protect your future.
Give our Burbank law office to arrange a free consultation and learn more today.
Why Choose the Rodriguez Law Group For Help With Your Burbank Criminal Case
Have Your Defense Strategized By a Former Prosecutor
At the Rodriguez Law Group, our attorneys have decades of combined experience handling criminal cases on both sides of the law. That’s because our founder, Ambrosio Rodriguez, spent more than 13 years as a prosecutor before becoming a defense lawyer. In those 13 years, attorney Rodriguez prosecuted thousands of criminal cases.
As a result, he knows the California penal code inside and out. He knows the state’s rule of criminal procedure and the loopholes that can be used to a client’s advantage. Most importantly, he knows how the state will build a case and the steps involved in attempting to convict. He draws on that experience every single day to the benefit of clients facing criminal charges.
By hiring the team at the Rodriguez Law Group, your defense strategy will be crafted by someone who knows exactly what you’re up against – because he was the system for more than a decade. That can be a huge advantage and make a massive difference in how your case unfolds.
Proven Results For Our Clients
There’s just too much at stake to trust just any criminal defense lawyer in Burbank with your defense. Your future is on the line, so you need to make sure that your case is in experienced and accomplished hands. There’s a reason that former clients recommend the Rodriguez Law Group to their friends, family members, and even strangers. That’s because we put in the hard work and get results.
From the moment we take a case, we invest considerable time, effort, and resources into building and strategizing a defense. We carefully investigate the circumstances surrounding the charges. We bring in experts to help us understand the evidence and identify weaknesses in the government’s case. We research case law to see if there are any unique arguments that might be applicable to and beneficial to your case. We meticulously and diligently craft a defense strategy just for you.
This hard work pays off time and time again. We regularly get the charges against our clients dropped and secure not guilty verdicts in court. Let us put in the hard work and fight to protect the future for you, too.
We Draw Support From Leading Experts in Southern California
The state will spare no expense in building a case against you, backed by expert witnesses and testimony. At the Rodriguez Law Group, we know that expert input can have a huge impact in a criminal case. That’s why we make sure our clients benefit from experts, too. For years, we’ve worked hard to establish working relationships with some of the most reputable and respected professionals in and around Los Angeles County. We’ll call in whoever we think might be able to bolster your defense, including:
- Ballistics experts
- Gunshot residue experts
- Financial experts
- Forensic specialists
- Crime scene recreationists
- Medical professionals
- Psychologists and mental health experts
- DNA experts, and more.
These experts can help us understand the more technical and complicated aspects of your case. We’ll use the information they provide throughout the entire defense process.
Personal Attention Given to the Cases We Handle
Choosing a criminal lawyer to handle your defense is a very personal decision. There are a lot of different factors that can ultimately help you choose. It might be the fact that you feel comfortable being open and honest with the lawyer. Or, you are confident that they get can the job done, based on what they’ve done before.
When you hire an attorney, you probably expect that they’ll be the one handling your case. Unfortunately, this isn’t how things happen at a lot of criminal defense law firms in Burbank. Cases are often assigned to associates, paralegals, interns, and support staff.
Things are different at the Rodriguez Law Group. We’re not like other law firms. When you hire Ambrosio Rodriguez or one of our premier attorneys, they will be the ones working on your case. Our attorneys rely on support staff – in fact, they play an essential role in any firm – but do the legwork themselves. We know that you’ve entrusted us with your future, so we’ll personally put in the work and give your case the time and attention it deserves.
Burbank, CA Practice Areas
Our criminal defense attorneys represent clients in all criminal matters in Burbank, California, including:
- Domestic violence
- Driving offenses
- Drug possession, sale, and trafficking
- Indecent exposure
- Restraining orders
- Statutory rape
- Violent crimes
- Weapons charges,
- White collar crimes, and more.
We handle misdemeanors and felonies. We represent clients before state courts and federal courts. If you’ve already been convicted, we’ll be there to help you navigate the appeals process or file to have your record sealed or expunged. The Rodriguez Law Group will be there every step of the way – from start to finish.
All you have to do is give our Burbank criminal defense firm a call to arrange a time to sit down with our team to learn more. If you’ve been detained or are in custody, we can come to you. In the meantime, invoke your rights to have an attorney and remain silent. When we arrive, we’ll take over and handle all communication with the state.
Crimes Statistics For Burbank, California
Burbank, known as the Media Capital of the World, is home to more than 100,000 people. Thousands more travel here every day to work in one of several Hollywood studios to call the city home. So, you might not think that Burbank sees a lot of crime. However, that’s not the case. Every month, there are more than 200 reported crimes in the city of Burbank. That might be why Burbank has a Crime Index of 17 (100 is safest) and gets a “C+” when it comes to crime.
To be fair, crime in Burbank has declined in recent years. In 2017, there were 3,197 reported crimes in Burbank. In 2018, the number of reported crimes dropped to 2,852. Last year, in 2019, there were 2,806 reported criminal offenses.
What kind of crime happens in Burbank? According to the Burbank Police Department, less than 7 percent of crimes reported in Burbank in 2019 were violent offenses, such as murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Rather, burglary and other theft offenses accounted for most of the crime in the city.
Representing All Criminal Defendants in Burbank
Domestic Violence: The government will take allegations of domestic abuse or violence very seriously. Many times, these cases lack direct evidence and, instead, are based on an alleged victim’s statements. Our Burbank domestic violence defense lawyers will work diligently to disprove and delegitimize any accusations against you. Without believable evidence to support its case, the state will have a difficult time getting a jury to convict.
Drug Crimes: Possessing, selling, or trafficking drugs in California can carry severe penalties. You can even face federal charges for drug-related crimes. Our team has defended countless clients against drug charges in California. We know that, many times, the evidence in these cases is gathered illegally. We’ll analyze how the police handled your arrest and any searches that were conducted. If we find proof that they crossed the line and violated your rights, we’ll ask a judge to toss the evidence or, better yet, the charges.
DUI: A DUI conviction can mean the loss of your license, expensive fines, and time behind bars. When you’re facing drunk driving charges, our team will investigate every aspect of your case, beginning with the very moment you were pulled over. We’ll bring in experts to scrutinize how evidence was gathered, processed, and transported. Our goal will be to identify any reason to suggest that your arrest is invalid or that the state’s evidence can’t be trusted.
Federal Crimes: Federal offenses should never be taken lightly. After securing an indictment, the government will invest considerable resources and go to great lengths to convict. You deserve to work with an attorney who has experience navigating the federal court system and success in defending clients there. Our Burbank attorneys know how the federal system works and what it takes to devise a successful defense strategy when you’re up against serious felony charges.
Juvenile Crimes: Kids make mistakes. Sometimes those mistakes are so serious that they violate the law. In California, juvenile offenders don’t go through the traditional criminal justice system. Their cases proceed through a special juvenile system. The rules and procedures there are different, so you really need to make sure that your child’s defense lawyer has handled these matters before.
Restraining Orders: Violating a restraining order, if you think that there’s no basis for it, is a crime. It’s best to comply with the order and, when the time comes, contest it in court. However, things happen. Mistakes can be made. Our Burbank defense lawyers will be there to help you defend yourself and fight to minimize any penalties a court might impose.
Sex Crimes: The government takes few crimes as seriously as those involving sex. Expect for prosecutors to pull out all of the stops to get a conviction. Our Burbank defense lawyers will counter them at every turn. We’ll not only search for direct evidence to disprove the allegations, but find any way to undermine the state’s case and evidence, as well.
Theft Crimes: Theft offenses, including shoplifting, burglary, and robbery, not only carry harsh criminal penalties, but expose you to damaging collateral consequences, as well. Keep in mind that these crimes require intent. The government has to prove that you intended to take something that wasn’t yours. If intent can’t be established, the state can’t convict. That’s where our team will focus – challenging the prosecution’s claim and any evidence they might have to suggest that you intended to break the law.
Violent Crimes: The government tends to be under extra pressure to convict when you’re charged with a violent crime like assault, manslaughter, or homicide. That’s because these offenses have victims and tend to be more highly publicized, which puts prosecutors in the spotlight. So, the state will spare no expense in attempting to get you to accept a plea or convincing a jury to convict. Time and time again, our Burbank defense lawyers have gone head-to-head with the state and prevailed. We’ve helped clients beat these serious charges by getting cases tossed and securing multiple not guilty verdicts in court.
Schedule a Call With Our Burbank Criminal Defense Lawyers Today
Have you or a loved one been arrested or charged with a crime in Burbank? If so, do not hesitate to call the Rodriguez Law Group to schedule a free initial consultation. Our Burbank criminal defense attorneys will stand by your side from the moment you call until your criminal case is resolved. In between, we’ll roll up our sleeves and work tirelessly to help you secure the very best outcome. With decades of experience and a track record of successful results, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands.
Your first call is free, so contact our Burbank office today to learn more.