Infraction – A crime that is not punishable by imprisonment. A person charged with an infraction is not entitled to a trial by jury and not entitled to have a public defender or other counsel appointed to defend him or her unless he/she is not released on his/her written promise to appear, own recognizance, or deposit of bail.
Misdemeanor – A crime that is punishable by up to six months in jail or by fine not exceeding $1,000 or by both except when the state prescribes a greater punishment.
Felony – A crime that is punishable by imprisonment in the State Prison.
You are innocent until the prosecutor is able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty. In criminal cases you might be surprised to discover how often the police violate individual rights, which could possibly lead to a dismissal of charges.
As an aggressive and experienced attorney, I can provide expert witnesses to challenge a prosecutor’s case, file Motions to Suppress, contest illegal searches and seizures, file Motions to Strike prior convictions, negotiate alternatives to jail and obtain reduced sentence modifications.
Many times it is not the facts that may result in a great plea deal for your case, but the expertise, DA relationships and understanding of the local legal system for your attorneys to present the best possible case to the prosecutor and the judge. Our top criminal lawyers with LYTEL & LYTEL, LLP often know what our local prosecutors and judges are thinking and understand what they need to hear, or what conflicting evidence they need to see in order to plea down or even dismiss your case. Take advantage of our Free Initial Consultation (805) 963-8100.
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While we handle all levels of criminal defense, felonies are the most serious and require the highest level of expertise, experience and dedication. Fortunately, lawyers at LYTEL & LYTEL, LLP have handled hundreds of felony cases and our record speaks for itself with rave client reviews, top ratings and national award recognition. When it comes to your freedom and record, you deserve the best team. For example, attorney Roger Lytel was a Police Officer and Investigator for 10 years and knows how prosecutors and police investigators think, and how they put together a case against you. More importantly, he knows the mistakes that they usually make and the shortcuts that that they may make, which he then can leverage to your advantage. As seasoned criminal defense attorneys, we will use our expertise and local court jurisdictional knowledge in an effort to have the case dismissed, negotiate a favorable (reduced) plea or to deploy our persuasive legal team of lawyers, experts and support staff to argue on your behalf in front of a jury.
With over 25 years experience in specialized criminal defense practice, we have successfully handled most felony cases, including: Manslaughter, Vehicular Manslaughter, Rape, Lewd Acts, Violent Crimes, Robbery, Arson, Carjacking, Drug Charges, Weapon Charges, Grand Theft, Embezzlement, DUI, Hit and Run, Home Invasion, Domestic Violence, and so forth. You deserve the best legal team possible and we offer you exactly that at fair and reasonable rates.
As aggressive and experienced defense attorneys, we can provide expert witnesses to challenge a prosecutor’s case, file Motions to Suppress, contest illegal searches and seizures, file Motions to Strike prior convictions, negotiate alternatives to jail and obtain reduced sentence modifications. We also regularly handle all Misdemeanors, including: Petty Theft, Drunk-Intoxicated in Public, (Drunk) Disorderly Conduct, DUI, Harassment, Trespassing, Marijuana Charges, Assault & Battery, Careless Driving, Hit & Run, Stealing, Juvenile Arrest Offenses, Probation Violations, Prostitution, Vandalism, etc