Criminal Defense Lawyer in Los Angeles
Strong Advocacy Against Criminal Charges
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime or arrested, you may be feeling terrified or that all hope is lost. At The Agopoglu Law Corp., PLC, "impossible" is not an option for us. No matter how severe or complicated your charges are, we are here to stand by your side and fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf. Everyone in our country is entitled to representation, and everyone deserves to have their rights upheld.
For aggressive defense, turn to our Los Angeles criminal defense attorney with 24 years of trial experience. Call today at (310) 997-4588 for your free initial consultation.
What Happens if I'm Convicted?
In California, crimes are divided into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies. The consequences you would face after a conviction depend on what kind of crime was involved. It also important to note that many crimes are deportable offenses, which means that you may deported if you are convicted. Our firm is also well-versed and experienced in immigration law and deportation defense, making us an invaluable asset for you if you are facing the possibility of being deported.
A misdemeanor is a less serious crime, but can still bear significant penalties and consequences. If you are convicted of a standard misdemeanor, you will face up to 6 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. A "gross" or "aggravated" misdemeanor is punishable by up to 364 days in jail and/or a fine of $1,000 or more. Examples of standard misdemeanors include possession of illegal drugs, petty theft and shoplifting, prostitution, and being drunk in public. "Aggravated" misdemeanors include domestic battery, driving while under the influence (DUI), driving while your license is suspended, and more. Some sex crimes, such as rape and statutory rape, may also be tried as misdemeanors.
A misdemeanor conviction may also result in a probationary period of 1-3 years, during which time you must abide by certain rules and restrictions to avoid going to jail. Probation may include community service, house arrest, monitoring, and more. Additionally, a misdemeanor will go on your criminal record and may make it difficult to find employment and housing in the future. Our Los Angeles criminal defense attorney may be able to assist you with seeking an expungement so that this mark is erased from your record. If you have already been convicted of a misdemeanor, contact our firm to find out if you are eligible for an expungement.
Felony crimes are much more serious and can result in severe penalties. Some felony charges can be reduced to misdemeanors through defense representation, and are called "wobblers." Wobbler crimes include domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, forgery, sexual battery, statutory rape, grand theft, and more. Other felonies, however, cannot be reduced and are known as "straight felonies." These include murder, rape, selling illegal drugs, vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, and lewd acts with a child under 14 years old. Prison sentencing for murder is a minimum of one year and can range dramatically depending on the severity of the case. In the most severe circumstances, an individual might face life in prison.
An experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney at The Agopoglu Law Corp., PLC can help defend you against these punishments and stand up to the prosecution in court. Call us today at (310) 997-4588 for a free consultation!
Call Today for Aggressive Defense!
Just because you are charged or arrested for a crime, it does not mean you will be convicted. We are well-versed in effective defense methods and how to present a compelling case to the judge and jury. It may be that you were falsely accused; we can argue this point by providing witness accounts and relevant evidence. It may also be that you are facing a much more severe charge or penalty than is just. Either way, our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer knows how to fight aggressively to either have your charges reduced or dropped altogether. Attorney Berc Agopoglu has gained extensive trial experience over the last 24 years, and is prepared to defend you no matter what challenges the case presents.
Contact The Agopoglu Law Corp., PLC today! We are available 24/7 to take your call, and offer free consultations to help you get started.
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