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Gold River Criminal Defense Attorneys

Fighting Criminal Charges in Sacramento County

Are you facing criminal charges? If so, these charges should not be taken lightly. Going to trial can be overwhelming, if not traumatic and stressful. Chastaine Jones is a law firm focused on protecting the rights of persons charged with criminal offenses in Sacramento County and the surrounding communities. Our premier attorneys in Sacramento, California, have more than 50 years of experience handling cases from all areas of criminal law and are prepared to do whatever it takes to help you secure a successful outcome. Serving Placer County, Sacramento County and El Dorado County includes Gold River, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, and the surrounding areas.

Criminal Cases We Handle

Our legal team of experienced trial lawyers are knowledgeable and capable legal advocates for clients searching for representation for the following criminal charges:

  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • Federal crimes
  • Homicide
  • Domestic violence
  • Sex offenses
  • Child pornography
  • Prostitution
  • Drug crimes
  • Alcohol crimes
  • Driving crimes
  • Fraud
  • Gun crimes
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Theft crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Aggravated charges
  • Expungement and Tier relief

If you are being charged with any of these crimes, it’s important to talk to a Sacramento County lawyer immediately. Call Chastaine Jones Criminal Defense Attorneys for an initial consultation on your case.

What To Do If You Are Under Arrest

Be Respectful

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 Chastaine Jones 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.
    • Facts exposed by investigation.

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 attorneys are trial-tested. The attorneys at Chastaine Jones have taken more than 100 cases to trial, resulting in numerous acquittals.

Contact Us Today For Your Personalized Consultation

Our criminal defense lawyers in Sacramento, California, can help with all manners from criminal cases. Sometimes the evidence is stacked against you, and the best you can do is mitigate the damage. The criminal attorneys at Chastaine Jones are professional negotiators that can ensure you get the best sentence a prosecutor or judge is willing to offer. Call us today at 916-894-8431 or send us an email to schedule a consultation.