Contact Us for a Free Consultation (213) 542-0979

Key Terms in California Criminal Defense

I put this section together to try to help give you a feel for how criminal cases are dealt with in Los Angeles. Some of the terms can be confusing to people, especially people who have not been in the criminal justice system.  So, when people are doing searches and they're looking attorneys and answers to their questions, these key terms are meant to give you a foundation and a feel for what criminal defense is all about.

How a Key California Criminal Term Applies To Situation

If you're looking for a definition of a particular term — you're looking for how a particular criminal term might apply to you and your circumstances, this section is meant to help you with that.  Of course, it's not going to be all-encompassing.

Of course, it's not going to cover every single possible eventuality.  We're really going to have to get some more detail, and that's why I have you come in and meet with me so we can talk about your case and talk about whatever it is that's concerning you.

I've written a number of books on the criminal defense topics that I think are most important to people.  I've also put together these terms so you can start to get a feel for what they're all about and what they mean.  If you read some of the content that I have related to criminal defense terms and you're still confused, or you think you need more information, I would say, pick the phone up.  Let's talk over the phone about whatever it is you're confused about.

If you're looking to hire a criminal defense attorney, this is why I've put these things down here, because I want you to understand and start to get a feel for how some of these criminal terms might apply to you.

So, if you're interested in hiring an attorney and you don't understand some of the stuff related to your case, pick up the phone; make the call.  Let's sit down and let's talk about everything.  I'm looking to try to educate you — to explain things to you so you could understand how the criminal system works. You could get some answers to some of the nagging questions that you have related to criminal defense.

Key Terms Can Be The First Step In The Process Of Hiring An Attorney

When somebody's arrested, put in the back of a car, or you're the family member of somebody who was arrested whose in shock, in jail and you don't know what to do, you don't know how to handle and help your relative that's in trouble.  That's what this section is mean to help you with.

It's meant to give you some information.  It's meant to give you a foundation and it's meant to take the first step in the process of hiring an attorney — to take the first step and the process of tackling your criminal defense issue.

That's why I have these key terms on this website.  It's because I'm trying to help you.  I'm trying to give you a foundation, a basis, from which to start to understand your criminal case — to start to tackle dealing with your problem and get you out of the criminal justice system as fast as possible.

It's scary to have a criminal case pending against you.  It's scary when all of your rights are on the line.  It's scary when your liberty is on the line — your reputation, your job, your family, your future — everything that is important to you.  And that's why I've tried to define some of these criminal terms to get you started.

Whenever you have a huge problem that you want to tackle — especially a criminal case pending against you, the best way to handle is a bite at a time; a step at a time; a piece at a time, and soon you're going to be looking back on the problem and saying, thankfully I've taken care of that.

I've taken care of that in the right way.  I educated myself.  I went to the right attorney and that attorney helped me get out of the criminal justice system as fast as possible.

Legal Key Terms In California Criminal Defense: