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Preparing a Defense

How California DUI & Criminal Defense Attorneys Prepare Your Defense

For more than 30 years our skilled DUI and Criminal Defense Attorneys in Los Angeles and San Diego have helped thousands of clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges. Our firm has extensive experience representing clients at arraignments, pre-trial hearings and preliminary hearings.

The knowledgeable defense attorneys at Hoffman & Associates know that the sooner we begin preparing a defense after an arrest, the more likely we are to succeed in obtaining a dismissal for our client. The most critical element to winning a case is thorough preparation, which begins the moment that you retain our office to represent you. We begin to prepare your defense by contacting the prosecutor immediately.

Proactive Criminal Defense in California

Because of our years of experience defending clients against many types of charges, we understand how important it is to be proactive in the defense of our clients. For example, we may suggest a client facing DUI charges begin a counseling or rehabilitation program before the prosecutor files charges. This action would serve a dual purpose of potentially changing the perception of the prosecutor and also breaking a negative cycle of behavior for the client.

Our qualified DUI and Criminal Defense Attorneys will examine and analyze the specific evidence related to your case looking for mistakes. Are the facts being presented accurate? Were proper procedures followed by law enforcement? We may also defend you by focusing on your good record and demonstrating that the allegations against you go against your overall good character. This could include presenting the following:

  • Community service record
  • Professional resume
  • Letters of recommendation

Negotiations and settlements are a big part of the criminal justice system. Contrary to popular belief, very few cases actually go to trial because the majority of cases are settled once both sides agree on a good offer. The experienced DUI and Criminal Defense Attorneys at Hoffman & Associates are not only familiar with the prosecutors, judges, and court staff, but they can also help clients assess whether a deal that is being offered is fair or should be turned down.

Why It's Important to Hire an Experienced California Defense Attorney

Before you hire a DUI and Criminal Defense Attorney do the proper research and ask about the attorney's experience and knowledge in the courtroom where your case will be heard. Having an attorney by your side with substantial knowledge and experience may make the difference between having your case reduced or dismissed. The attorneys at Hoffman & Associates are proud of their excellent reputation in the legal community. We are known for our skill, expertise, and diligence in protecting our clients, no matter what criminal charges they are facing.

Our offices are conveniently located in both Los Angeles and San Diego, however we represent clients in courts throughout California. Call us today and put our expertise and experience to work for you.

Hoffman & Associates
Los Angeles (323) 655-3900

Hoffman & Associates
San Diego (760) 942-0069