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If you’re facing criminal charges in Los Angeles, CA, your freedom and reputation are on the line. You need an attorney with extensive legal knowledge, sharp skills, and unrelenting dedication in your corner.
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As a former public defender, Attorney Peabody knows how to protect your constitutional rights, effectively negotiate with prosecutors, and fight for you in court. He uses his keen attention to detail in every case and leaves no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice. Attorney Peabody’s unique approach has yielded positive results not only for his clients, but for anyone whose constitutional rights have been or will be violated.
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Remain calm and do not resist arrest. Request a criminal defense attorney, and only discuss the matter with them and no one else – including friends, family, or other inmates.
Depending on your circumstances, you may be released on bail, or a court date (arraignment) will be set, typically within two days of your arrest. It’s best to consult an attorney if you must attend court so that they can advocate for you and protect your rights.
Do not talk about your case over the phone at the jail because they are recording everything and will use statements you make in these calls against you at trial. If a friend or family member is reading this, do not talk about or ask the person in custody to explain what happened or let them start talking about what happened.
Always follow all court orders and release conditions. Failure to do so can result in your bail or O.R. release being revoked and you being placed in custody.
Yes, anyone under investigation or charged with a crime should have an attorney. In some cases, it is possible to put together evidence and background information that will convince the prosecution to not file charges in the first place. In other cases, you need counsel to protect you from law enforcement and actions of your own that will hurt your case, such as agreeing to be interviewed by law enforcement. If you can’t afford an attorney, you will be appointed an attorney, usually via the public defender’s office, at your first court date.
Bail is money paid for your release from jail as a guarantee that you’ll appear in court when required. You or a loved one can post bail in cash, or you may use a bail bond if you don’t have the funds. In some cases, you may be able to pledge property rather than cash.
The amount of bail depends on various factors, such as the alleged crime committed and your risk of fleeing.
If you fail to appear when scheduled, you will lose all bail money, and a warrant will be issued for your arrest. You will likely be subject to further criminal charges for failure to appear.
A plea bargain is an agreement between you and the prosecutor where you agree to plead guilty to one or more crimes. In exchange, the prosecutor offers certain benefits, such as the dismissal of other charges or reduced penalties.
Whether you should accept a plea bargain is heavily dependent on your situation. The decision should not be taken lightly. You should consult a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney before accepting or declining.
For example, a plea deal may be a good option if the prosecutor’s case is solid and you’ll likely lose at trial. But if their case is weak or their offer is unreasonable, there is little to no downside in going to trial.