Glendale Criminal Defense Attorney
Are you facing criminal charges in Glendale, California? It’s important to assert a strong defense from the start. Your future depends on it. If you want to give yourself the best opportunity to get the charges against you dropped or secure a not guilty verdict at trial, you’ll need to enlist the help of a qualified Glendale criminal defense attorney.
That’s why you shouldn’t hesitate to call the Rodriguez Law Group for immediate assistance. We will stand by your side and help you fight to secure the best possible outcome in your criminal case. Our criminal defense team will challenge the prosecution at every turn, working tirelessly to minimize the consequences of your arrest.
Give our Glendale law firm a call today to set up a free consultation. If your loved one can’t come to our office because they’re in custody, we’ll gladly arrange to have our team go to them. Time is of the essence, so call now.
Why Choose the Rodriguez Law Group For Help With Your Criminal Defense in Glendale
Former Prosecutors Fighting For You
Before turning to criminal defense, Ambrosio Rodriguez spent more than 13 years a prosecutor. As a Senior Deputy District Attorney, he handled thousands of criminal cases. He really understands how California’s criminal justice system works because he was the system. He knows how prosecutors investigate and build a criminal case. He knows what resources they’ll use and what loopholes they’ll try to leverage in the state’s favor. That’s the kind of inside knowledge and experience that can make a massive difference when you’re facing criminal charges. He draws on that and uses it to his clients’ benefit every single day.
We Personally Invest the Time, Effort, and Resources That Are Necessary
When you hire an attorney to represent you in a criminal case, you’re putting a lot of trust into that person. There are specific reasons why you hire the attorney you do. It’s probably because you feel confident in their ability to help you and feel a genuine sense of comfort when talking to them. You might be surprised to learn that, in some cases, the attorney you hire isn’t actually the one who handles your case.
Many criminal defense lawyers in Glendale have interns, paralegals, and support staff do the legwork on the cases they take on. The attorney isn’t personally invested. The Rodriguez Law Group is different. When you choose to hire Ambrosio Rodriguez, you can rest assured that he will handle your case personally. He’ll invest the time and effort that’s required to make sure that your defense is as strong as it can possibly be. Yes, he relies on support staff – they play a fundamental and invaluable role in any law firm. However, your case is handled from start to finish by your attorney.
We Get Positive Results Time and Time Again
Former clients continue to recommend the Glendale criminal defense attorneys at the Rodriguez Law Group to friends, family members, and acquaintances. Why? Because we genuinely care about our clients and helping them, and it shows in our work. We work tirelessly to make sure that we find every possible way to fight for our clients and execute defense strategies in a way that works.
How? We investigate criminal charges carefully. We scour the scene of the alleged crime, find and interview witnesses, and gather any evidence that might be relevant to your defense. We comb through any documents or evidence provided by the state during discovery. We bring in experts to help us understand more complicated or technical aspects of your case to help us better identify weaknesses in the state’s case against you. We carefully scrutinize how the state has handled your case to determine if your rights have been violated. This comprehensive approach helps us build persuasive and winning legal defense strategies. That’s why, time and time again, we’re able to get the charges against our clients dismissed, have evidence tossed, and secure not guilty verdicts from California juries.
The State Has Experts – So Should You
Don’t underestimate the lengths to which the state will go to convict or get a guilty plea. Prosecutors will invest considerable resources to bring in experts to help bolster their case against you. As a former prosecutor himself, Ambrosio Rodriguez knows that expert testimony can make a huge difference in how a case unfolds.
The Rodriguez Law Group strives to make sure that the clients we represent have expert support whenever necessary. We’ll bring in anyone who might help us support your defense, including:
- Medical doctors and specialists
- Former law enforcement agents and officials
- DUI experts
- Ballistics and gunshot residue experts
- Forensic crime scene analysts
- Forensic accountants
- Forensic psychiatrists
- Forensic scientists
- Appraisers, and more.
Having spent countless hours interviewing, examining, and cross-examining experts and professionals on the stand, our team understands how to find credible experts and best use their knowledge to support you.
Glendale, CA Criminal Defense Practice Areas
the Rodriguez Law Group is here to help you when you find yourself on the wrong side of the law. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just been arrested or have been formally charged with a criminal offense. It doesn’t matter if you’re facing misdemeanor or felony charges. We represent clients in state and federal court. If you need us, we’ll be there to help. We handle all criminal matters in Glendale, inculding:
- 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 Glendale? Our criminal defense attorneys will help you challenge the decision and navigate the complicated appeals process. We can also file a petition to have your criminal record sealed or expunged if you qualify. Whatever help you need with your criminal case, we’re here. All you have to do is call and set up a time to sit down with our skilled legal team.
Is Crime a Problem in Glendale, CA?
Glendale, California is often considered to be one of the safest places to live in southern California. However, like all cities, Glendale sees its fair share of crime. In fact, Glendale has a crime index of 37, meaning that it’s safer than 37 percent of other cities across the nation. Put another way, it’s more dangerous than 73 percent of other towns nationwide.
Just how much crime is there in Glendale? In 2018, there were a total of 3,347 reported criminal offenses. Those crimes are broken down into one of two categories: violent and property.
Glendale has relatively few violent crimes each year. In 2018, only 207 of all crimes reported in the city were of a violent nature, such as assault, rape, or murder.
Property crimes, such as theft, burglary, and robbery, account for the most offenses in Glendale. In 2018, they accounted for more than 93 percent of all offenses reported.
Defending All Criminal Charges in Glendale
Domestic Violence: Accusations of domestic violence can be quite damaging to your reputation. If you’re convicted on domestic violence charges, the collateral consequences of that can follow you for life. In these cases, the state often lacks much hard, direct evidence. Rather, the entire case is based on an alleged victim’s word. Our attorneys will work hard to find any way to disprove or discredit the allegations against you, as well as gather any evidence that might suggest you’re not guilty.
Drug Crimes: Drug offenses carry some pretty harsh penalties. You can face a long time behind bars for a non-violent offense and have years added to your sentence if a weapon was involved. Our attorneys know that the evidence in drug cases is often secured illegally. We’ll carefully analyze how the state – including police officers, detectives, and prosecuting attorneys – have handled your case. We’ll search for any indication that your rights have been violated and evidence is tainted. Without evidence, the state will have to reassess the case against you.
DUI: Don’t let the state bully you into accepting a plea deal if you’ve been arrested for DUI. Let our defense attorneys challenge every piece of evidence in your case. We’ll scrutinize how evidence was obtained, whether there were any errors in testing samples of your breath or blood, and follow the chain of custody to find irregularities. Any mistake can be used to get the evidence (or your entire case) thrown out.
Federal Crimes: Federal criminal cases are subject to different rules and regulations than cases at the state level. Even a minor procedural misstep can doom your defense. So, it’s important to work with a lawyer who understands exactly how the federal court system works. Our attorneys have years of experience and success defending clients in federal matters.
Juvenile Crimes: Kids aren’t usually processed through California’s criminal justice system. Rather, they go through a special juvenile system that plays by its own set of rules. Our lawyers will help you and your child navigate this difficult time. We know how the juvenile system works, understand how a defense has to be crafted in these situations, and will do everything we can to minimize the potential consequences of your child’s arrest.
Restraining Order: You’re legally required to comply with the terms of a restraining order. That’s true, regardless of whether or not it’s based on lies or falsifications. You will eventually have your day in court to defend yourself and set things straight. In the meantime, an intentional violation is a serious crime. Whatever the reason, our attorneys will help you fight to minimize any penalties that a court might consider imposing if you’ve violated a protective order.
Sex Crimes: A conviction for a sex offense can land you behind bars for a long time. Even after you’ve served your time, your conviction could still haunt you for life. There are harsh collateral consequences and the potential that you’ll be required to register as a sex offender with the state. The only way to stop that from happening is by asserting a strong defense from the start. Our attorneys will work diligently to identify any weaknesses in the state’s case against you and figure out the best way to expose them for your benefit.
Theft Crimes: Shoplifting, robbery, and vehicle theft account for most of the crimes that are reported in Glendale. So, when prosecuting theft cases, the state will likely seek the harshest penalties to make an example and deter future offenders. However, the state can only convict if it is able to prove that you’re guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. That will be much more challenging when they’re countered by our defense attorneys each step of the way. We’ll not only raise any possible defense that could help to cast doubt on your guilt, but also find any way to discredit the evidence or allegations against you.
Violent Crimes: Even though violent offenses aren’t particularly common in Glendale, they are the ones that receive the most attention. That’s because a violent offense involves real victims and real families. So, prosecutors will be under tremendous pressure – from the state and those victims – to convict. Our team appreciates the value of experts, and we’ll spare no expense if we believe they can help us to disprove the allegations against you, discredit pertinent evidence, or support affirmative defenses that we raise on your behalf.
White Collar Crimes: A white collar crime, such as identity theft, fraud or embezzlement, might not have a victim in the same sense that murder does. However, victims of white-collar crimes – including corporations and businesses – will undoubtedly put a lot of pressure on the state to file charges and pursue a conviction. These cases are often complicated and highly technical. Our team will bring in any professionals and forensic specialists who can help us better understand the charges against you and determine the best course of action for your defense.
Call the Rodriguez Law Group – serving Glendale, Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding areas – for immediate assistance if you’re facing criminal charges. Your future is at stake and we’ll be there to help every step of the way.
Our Glendale Criminal Defense Attorneys Are Ready to Help You Today
If you or a loved one have been arrested in Glendale, CA, it is important to begin protecting yourself right away. Don’t cooperate with police and prosecutors. Ask to speak with an attorney and then remain silent. When you can, call the Rodriguez Law Group so that our experienced criminal defense lawyers can do the talking for you.
Ambrosio Rodriguez has more than 17 years of experience handling criminal matters – including more than 13 as a prosecutor. That’s invaluable insight and experience that can be a huge asset to you when your future is on the line. To benefit, all you have to do is call our Los Angeles County, CA law office to arrange a free consultation. We’ll review your case, help you fully understand your rights, and offer some preliminary legal advice to help you figure out your next steps.