Encino Criminal Defense Attorney
If you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime in Encino, California, do not hesitate to contact The Rodriguez Law Group for immediate assistance. The state will put an incredible amount of time and effort into prosecuting your case. The only way to protect your future is by asserting a strong defense from the start. When you hire The Rodriguez Law Group to lead your defense, you’ll benefit from the knowledge, insight, and skills of a former prosecutor and a team with decades of experience.
We offer a free consultation, so contact our Los Angeles County law firm to schedule yours today. If you’re in custody or being detained, we can arrange to have our team come to you. Call us today to get started and learn more.
Why Choose The Rodriguez Law Group For Help Fighting Criminal Charges in Encino
We Know The System Because We Were the System
The Rodriguez Law Group was founded by Ambrosio Rodriguez who, before focusing on defending clients, worked as a prosecutor for more than 13 years. Who better to help you navigate a criminal case than someone who has experience on both sides of the law? As a prosecutor, attorney Rodrguez prosecuted thousands of criminal cases. As a direct result of this experience, he knows how the state approaches the cases it prosecutes. He knows California’s penal code inside and out.
He knows how the system works because he was an integral part of it for more than a decade. He draws on that experience and insight every single day as he defends his clients against the most serious criminal matters. You can benefit from that, too, when you hire the Rodriguez Law Group.
We Regularly Secure Not Guilty Verdicts and Get Charges Against Our Clients Dropped
A lot of California criminal defense attorneys will work hard to make a deal with prosecutors. At the Rodriguez Law Group, our goal is to help you beat the criminal charges against you. That’s why we’ll work tirelessly and utilize whatever resources are necessary to build the strongest defense on your behalf.
We’ll investigate the alleged charges, scrutinize evidence, analyze the conduct of police and prosecutors working on your case, bring in experts, and conduct thorough legal research. We’ll do this not only to identify evidence to disprove the allegations against you, but to find weaknesses and holes in the state’s case against you. Part of our defense will include fighting the state every step of the way, challenging the validity and strength of its evidence, and making it as difficult as possible for prosecutors to build a strong case against you.
Our fierce advocacy and hard work yield positive results. We regularly get evidence in cases dismissed, charges against our clients dropped, and secure not guilty verdicts in court. We’ll do everything we can to do the same for you.
We’ll Handle Your Case Personally
Sometimes criminal defense law firms farm out the cases they take on. When that happens, paralegals, interns, and support staff do the bulk of the work. The attorney you spoke with might supervise and check in from time to time, but they don’t play an integral role. That’s probably not what you want. When you hire a lawyer, you would certainly hope that they take a personal interest in your case and invest their experience and skills to help you fight for your future. After all, there’s a reason why you choose the criminal law attorney you do to lead your defense.
At the Rodriguez Law Group, you don’t have to worry about that. When you hire Ambrosio Rodriguez to defend you, he’s the one who will lead the way. We absolutely rely on support staff – they play a critical role in any successful criminal defense firm. However, at the Rodriguez Law Group, we know that you’re hiring us because you connected with our attorneys. You’re entrusting us with your future. So, we make sure that each case we handle is carefully crafted by your lawyer.
You Deserve to Have Experts On Your Side, Too
The government will have seemingly unlimited resources as it investigates and builds a case against you. At the Rodriguez Law Group, our attorneys understand that expert testimony can really shape the course of a criminal case. You deserve to have to experts looking into your side of the story and advocating for you, too.
At the Rodriguez Law Group, we’ve spent decades building strong relationships with leading professionals and experts in their fields. We’ll enlist the help of any experts who we think might be able to bolster your defense, including:
- Forensic crime scene analysts
- Forensic accountants
- Forensic psychiatrists
- Forensic scientists
- Economists and appraisers
- Medical doctors
- Ballistics and gunshot residue experts
- Ex law enforcement agents and officials
- DUI experts, and more.
As a prosecutor, Ambrosio Rodriguez spent countless hours in the courtroom examining and cross-examining experts on the witness stand. So, he knows that there’s not just a benefit in having experts on your side, but also discrediting testimony offered against you. He’ll work hand-in-hand with your experts to identify weaknesses in the expert testimony offered by the state and leverage them in your favor.
Encino, CA Criminal Defense Practice Areas
At the Rodriguez Law Group, we know that an arrest, formal criminal charge, or conviction can have a huge impact on your life. Immediate consequences can include time behind bars, expensive fines, and even probation. In the long term, you might find that it’s difficult to get a job, rent an apartment, or even spend time with or around your family. Our Encino criminal defense lawyers will stand by your side and help you fight to stop these things from happening. We represent clients in all criminal matters in Encino, including:
- Domestic violence
- Driving offenses
- Drug possession, sale, and trafficking
- Indecent exposure
- Restraining orders
- Statutory rape
- Violent crimes
- Weapons charges, and more.
Have you already been convicted of a crime in Encino? Our law firm can file a petition to seal or expunge your criminal record to make life easier. Additionally, we can help you navigate the appeals process and fight to get your conviction overturned. Whatever you need, we’ll be there. Just give us a call to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
Crime Statistics For Encino, California
Located in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, CA, Encino is home to more than 41,000 people. It’s known as one of the best places to live in California, which might be why it’s become increasingly popular with young professionals. However, Encino has room for improvement when it comes to crime. The city scores a “B-” for crime on several annual report cards.
Relatively speaking, crime is less pervasive in Encino than other parts of the state. Encino’s crime rate is slightly less than California’s crime rate. However, the city’s crime rate is higher than the national average.
In 2018, there were roughly 2,641 reported crimes in Encino. For reporting purposes, crimes are classified as either property crimes or violent crimes. In Encino, nearly 90 percent of all offenses were theft crimes (e.g., burglary, theft, and vehicle theft). Fewer than one out of every 10 crimes in Encino is a violent offense (e.g., assault, rape, murder).
Representing All Criminal Matters in Encino
Domestic Violence: A domestic violence conviction will carry severe consequences, which can include jail time, fines, and probation. There might also be a restraining order and collateral consequences, which can have a significant impact on your life long after you’ve completed your criminal sentence. Many times, domestic violence cases are based on allegations and lack direct evidence. Our attorneys will work hard to disprove or discredit those allegations. With no evidence, the state will be forced to reconsider the charges against you.
Drug Crimes: Even though marijuana has been decriminalized in recent years, it’s still a crime to possess, sell, or distribute most drugs in Encino. And, marijuana is still criminalized under federal law. So, in reality, getting caught with drugs in Encino can carry some harsh penalties. Fortunately, the Rodriguez Law Group has been defending clients against criminal drug charges for years. We know that the evidence in these cases isn’t always obtained legally. We’ll search for any reason this might be true in your case which, if true, can help you beat the charges.
DUI: Drunk driving arrests are complicated. There’s a lot going on. As a result, there are a lot of ways the police and state can make a mistake. Any mistake can be used to convince a court that evidence was gathered illegally or that it simply can’t be trusted. Our Encino DUI lawyers will carefully scrutinize your case from end to end, determine where the state made a mistake, and use that to help you protect your future.
Federal Crimes: Federal offenses carry significant penalties. A conviction can change the course of your life forever, making it tough to get a job or earn a living. When you’re facing federal criminal charges, you need to make sure that your defense is led by an attorney with experience navigating the federal court system in California. Our lawyers have successfully represented countless clients in federal cases in California for years.
Juvenile Crimes: Kids make mistakes – it’s a fact of life. Those mistakes usually don’t warrant harsh penalties. However, that’s a reality for many minors who are arrested in Encino. Our criminal defense lawyers know how the juvenile criminal justice system in Encino works and, more importantly, know how to devise and raise a successful defense there.
Restraining Orders: Did you know that violating a restraining order is a crime, even if it’s based on lies or exaggerations of the truth? Once a restraining order is issued, you’ll have the ability to challenge it in court. Until then, you must comply with the terms. If you’ve violated a restraining order in Encino, our attorneys will work diligently to help you explain and justify your actions to the court.
Sex Crimes: Sexually based offenses are taken particularly seriously in Encino. Expect the state to pour considerable resources into getting a conviction. The Rodriguez Law Group will work just as hard to defend you against any and all sex crimes – including sexual assault, child molestation, and rape. We’ll roll up our sleeves, gather any evidence that helps to disprove the charges, and devise a custom defense strategy that undercuts the prosecution at every turn.
Theft Crimes: Theft crimes, including shoplifting, grand theft auto, and burglary, require that you act with a certain intent. So, the prosecution must prove that you intentionally and knowingly took something that didn’t belong to you. This can be challenging to do, especially when countered by our defense strategies at every point in the process. We’ll raise any argument on your behalf that makes the state’s case weaker or less believable.
Violent Crimes: Prosecutors are typically under increased pressure to get convictions for violent crimes, such as assault, battery, manslaughter, and homicide. That pressure doesn’t just come from the state, it comes from alleged victims and their families. So, they’ll exhaust every possible resource in building a case against you. The Rodriguez Law Group will do the same in your defense. We’ll bring in experts to help us discredit or devalue state evidence. We’ll work to undermine the strength of evidence testimony at every turn. We’ll raise any defense that could help to explain, excuse, or justify your conduct.
White Collar Crimes: White collar crimes, including fraud, identity theft, and embezzlement, might not cause physical harm. But, they can do extensive financial damage. So, the state will be invested in getting a conviction to make a point and deter similar conduct. However, these cases tend to be complicated and often lack substantial evidence. We’ll use that to your advantage and make it as difficult as possible for the state to build a persuasive or even comprehensive case against you.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Encino Criminal Defense Lawyers
State prosecutors will begin to build a criminal case against you the moment you’re arrested. There’s a chance they even got to work sooner. So, it’s important to make sure that you reach out to a qualified Encino criminal defense lawyers as soon as you can. Your future depends on it.
At The Rodriguez Law Group, our attorneys have decades of combined experience prosecuting and defending criminal matters in California. We understand that there’s a lot at stake. So, we’ll do everything we can to help you beat the criminal charges or, at the very least, negotiate a deal and minimize the penalties you ultimately face.
Our aggressive strategies have allowed us to secure positive outcomes for countless clients for years. Let us put our years of experience, reputation, and success to work for you. Call our Encino criminal defense law offices to arrange a free initial case assessment and learn more. We’ll gladly review your criminal case, explain your rights, and answer the questions you have.