Fighting Criminal Charges in Sacramento County
Serving Gold River, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, and the surrounding areas
Are you facing criminal charges? If so, these charges should not be taken lightly. The Chastaine Law Office is a law firm focused on protecting the rights of persons charged with criminal offenses in Sacramento County and surrounding communities. Our premier attorneys in Sacramento, CA have extensive experience handling cases from all areas of criminal law and are prepared to do whatever it takes to help you secure a successful outcome.
Why choose The Chastaine Law Office?
- Over 30 years of experience
- Award-winning criminal defense lawyers
- Successful trial lawyers
- Free case evaluations
Criminal Cases We Handle
Our legal team has experience handling the most common crimes. We are knowledgeable and capable legal advocates for clients searching for representation for the following criminal charges:
- Drug Crimes
- Alcohol Crimes
- Driving Crimes
- Federal Crimes
- Gun Offenses
- Child Pornography
- Juvenile Crimes
- Sex Offenses
- Violent Sex Crimes
- Theft Related Crimes
- White Collar Crimes
If you are being charged for any of these crimes, it’s important to talk to a Sacramento County lawyer immediately. Call The Chastaine Law Office for a free initial consultation on your case.
What to Do If You are Under Arrest
Always be respectful to the police. They are public employees, and it is not illegal to ask them questions as long as you are not impeding their ability to do their jobs. Most officers are willing to provide basic information when questioned politely.
Confirm the arrest
First, ask the officers if you are free to go. If you are not free to leave, ask if you are under arrest or if you are being detained. If you are being arrested, ask why.
Ask to speak with your lawyer
If you are being arrested, ask politely to speak with your Sacramento County criminal defense lawyer. An attorney at The Chastaine Law Office can help guide you through the necessary steps to get you the help you need.
Common Defenses in a Criminal Case
Although each criminal case varies, common reasons a case may be reduced or dismissed may include:
- Illegal or wrongful conduct of law enforcement – Some of the most frequently violated constitutional rights include:
- Your 4th amendment which keeps you from unreasonable seizes and searches,
- Your 5th amendment which is the right to due process. This includes hearing your Miranda rights, your right to remain silent, etc.
- Wrongful conduct of prosecution – This may include false confession, falsified evidence, racial profiling, sexual abuse, intimidation, etc.
- The prosecutor’s failure to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime
- Legal excuse for being punished for the crime – This may include self-defense or defense of others
While this is not an exhaustive list, your Sacramento County lawyer can help you develop a plan of action that best suits your personal situation. Often clients work with lawyers who are inexperienced or weak in the courtroom. With our legal team, you can rest assured knowing our Sacramento County attorneys are trial-tested. In fact, Attorney Chastaine has won five consecutive jury trails and had numerous other favorable dispositions during his 30-year career.
Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
Our criminal defense lawyers in Sacramento, CA can help with all manners from criminal cases, from serious and violent felonies to misdemeanors, no case is too big or too small for The Chastaine Law Office.
The attorneys at The Chastaine Law Office are also experienced at sentencing and can negotiate with prosecutors to lower your jail or prison time. Not every case can be beaten up front. Sometimes the evidence is stacked against you, and the best you can do is mitigate the damage. The criminal attorneys at The Chastaine Law Office are professional negotiators that can ensure you get the best sentence a prosecutor or judge is willing to offer.
Put trial-tested lawyers from Sacramento, CA in your corner! Call The Chastaine Law Office for your free consultation at (916) 943-4487.