Montecito Criminal Defense Lawyer

Defending Felony and Misdemeanor Crimes in Montecito, CA

One of the most dangerous situations a person can encounter is being caught in the California or federal criminal justice system. The penalties that can be imposed upon an individual who is convicted are extremely harsh, and even a misdemeanor crime conviction could mean up to a year in jail. More serious felony offenses are heavily punished. Anyone caught in these court systems must take action immediately and contact a Montecito criminal defense attorney from Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP.

Criminal Attorney in Montecito

Our firm has a reputation for excellence and has been given the highest possible peer review rating, preeminent in criminal defense law. With 50 years of combined legal experience, and having served at over 200 jury trials, achieved hundreds of case dismissals, our firm is confident that our services are of the highest quality. We care about you, your future and your freedom, and every action we take is with the objective of gaining an advantage for you in your case.

We represent individuals who have been charged with federal crimes, including white collar crimes such as credit card fraud, mortgage fraud, identity theft and other serious financial crimes. We also provide defense counsel in DUI offenses and are very experienced in the DUI process and how to manage the case for the benefit of the client, even in the most serious cases in which the accusation is vehicular manslaughter.

If you or your loved one is under investigation for murder or has already been charged, it is imperative that we are contacted without delay. Our early involvement in your defense can be productive with regard to the charges filed, and we are very adept at prefile intervention and working with the prosecutor to reduce the potential damage you could face in a conviction. We represent those who are facing the repercussions of a conviction on any three strikes crime, as well as defending drug crimes such as possession, distribution, and criminal charges involving medical marijuana.

We can assist you to pursue an expungement to clear your criminal record, an important legal procedure. We defend individuals accused of internet crimes, serious traffic crimes such as hit and run, and represent underage people who are dealing with the justice system and have been accused of juvenile crimes. State lawmakers have passed laws that heavily punish violent crimes, including assault, battery and domestic violence, and those with prior convictions can be facing enhanced penalties. It is crucial that our defense lawyer gets involved immediately and takes all possible defense actions before the case proceeds any further. We also provide defense counsel in probation violations, sex crimes, including rape, theft crimes such as petty theft, grand theft, robbery or burglary, and are heavily involved in protecting the mentally ill with the mental health law when this is of benefit to the client.

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Contact a Montecito criminal defense attorney from our firm as early as possible after your arrest, or if you are under investigation by state or federal agencies.