Pomona Criminal Defense Attorney
If you are facing criminal charges, you could feel like your fate has been sealed, but this is not true. Both state and federal law maintain that defendants have a right to a fair trial, as well as the right to make their case to a judge or jury. At Lucero, PC, we pride ourselves on being a voice for our clients. For over eight years, we have worked to advocate for the rights and freedoms of the people we served. To discuss the details of your case and what our experienced attorney can do for you, schedule a free consultation with us.
To discuss the details of your case and what our experienced Pomona criminal defense lawyer can do for you, schedule a FREE consultation with us. Call (213) 668-7779 or contact us online.
When our clients come to us after being charged with a crime, they often feel like they must fight an impossibly large battle that they have little to no chance of winning. Our Pomona criminal defense attorney is eager for the opportunity to fight for those who believe their fate has been decided. In fact, he is passionate about protecting the rights and freedoms of individuals, which is the reason he left his position as a Southern California Deputy District Attorney (DA) to start Lucero, PC. Whether you have been charged with a crime or are under investigation in California or New York, contact our firm right away. We are dedicated advocates with a wealth of experience, and we will do all we can to fight for you.
Hiring our attorney to represent you can put you at an advantage in many ways:
- Our Pomona criminal defense attorney has experience working as a prosecutor. He knows what they will try to do to convict you, and he will build your defense to counter their strategy.
- From petty theft to murder, our attorney has a wealth of experience handling all types of criminal cases.
- You get direct access to our attorney, no matter the time of day.
- We can provide our legal services in English or Spanish. Hablamos español.
- We are committed to telling your story in court. We know that people make mistakes or get caught in tough situations. Knowing this, we strive to understand your story and be a voice for it in court.
Make no mistake: if you are charged with a crime, the deck is stacked against you. You need a lawyer to guide you through the process, protect your interests, and tell your story. Our lawyers have the experience and skill to fight your fight.
We utilize an aggressive, tactical approach to solving your problems. Through rigorous research, planning, and getting ahead of the issues, we work our hardest to get you what you need; our clients come first. If and when the time comes to fight your case in court, our trial-tested attorneys are prepared to answer the call.
It is our honor and privilege to be your voice in court. To find out what we can do for you, call (213) 668-7779 or contact us online.
Cases We Serve
Our legal team at Lucero, PC has had success defending our diverse clientele against a variety of criminal charges in California and New York.
We defend clients against the following misdemeanor and felony charges:
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- White Collar Crimes
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A conviction for a criminal charge can result in jail time, fines, and other collateral consequences that can affect you for the rest of your life. Any time an application asks whether you have been convicted of a crime, you must answer “yes.” Similarly, any criminal background check will reveal your record. These things together can prevent you from applying for jobs, finding housing, securing a loan, and much more.
Just because you have been charged does not mean all hope is lost. A skilled and knowledgeable defense attorney can fight to see your charges lessened or dropped altogether.
Every moment you put off retaining an attorney for your case, you lose valuable time to build your defense. If you are facing charges, there is no reason wait. At Lucero, PC, we offer free consultations, which makes it easy for you to learn how our experienced firm can help with your case.
Rights After Arrest
Under state and federal law, you have the right to:
- Remain silent during an arrest and in any future interactions
- A fair and just trial
- To retain an attorney and communicate with them privately about the details of your case
- Know your charges and why you are facing them
- Be free from illegal searches or property seizures
- Not face excessive bail
After an arrest, our firm can help you get a fair trial and make your case in court. At Lucero, PC, your rights are at the forefront of everything we do. Our Pomona criminal defense attorney can aggressively protect them during the steps of the legal process and endeavor to rectify any past infringements.
The Stages of a Criminal Case
There are many cases where the state investigates suspected criminal activity well before they formally bring charges against you. The investigation process typically involves gathering evidence and conducting interviews. If you know you are under investigation, it can be crucial to seek the help of a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Our legal team at Lucero, PC can provide you with counsel that could prevent you from disclosing anything the prosecution could use to strengthen their case.
If the state finds that they have enough evidence, it will make an arrest. If you have been arrested, you will be taken to jail, where your charges will be filed and where you could have the option post bail and be released.
The arraignment is your initial court appearance, during which a judge will:
- Formally read the charges against you
- Inform you of your rights as a defendant
You will also submit a plea at the hearing. Whether you plead guilty, not guilty, or no contest will depend on the strategy you develop with your defense attorney. We strongly recommend that you never go without legal representation at your arraignment
The judge might make a decision regarding your bail at the arraignment or in a separate hearing. Typically, judges either set a bail amount, deny bail, or release you without bail. To make this decision, judges consider factors like your criminal record and the circumstances of the case. Judges generally grant bail or release without bail to individuals who they believe will not be a threat to their communities or flight risk.
In many cases, your defense attorney and the prosecution exchange and gather evidence in a process called “discovery,” which takes place before your trial. During this time, your attorney and the prosecution might file strategic motions to make specific pieces of evidence inadmissible to court. Your attorney could even motion to dismiss the case altogether if they believe there is not enough evidence to convict you.
There are two types of trials: court and jury. Judges deliver the verdict in court trials, whereas a jury determines a verdict in others. When you retain our criminal defense attorney in Pomona, we will seek the best type of trial for your situation based on what we have seen in our years of experience. Regardless of the type of trial, we will advocate for your story by presenting compelling evidence and strategically countering the prosecution’s arguments.
Should a judge or jury deliver a guilty verdict, you will have to appear at a sentencing hearing. Our attorney will continue to advocate for you in this stage and seek a minimal sentence.
In cases where you believe you did not receive the correct verdict, you and your attorney can file a notice of appeal for either misdemeanor or felony charges. These notices do not get you another trial, but they do allow you to present new evidence on your behalf that could lead an appellate court to reconsider the verdict in your case.
Retaining an attorney at every step of the criminal process is crucial. From the investigation to trial and beyond, our Pomona criminal defense attorney can provide you with counsel to help you avoid pitfalls in your case, while advocating aggressively for you inside and outside of court.
To find out how we can help you call (213) 668-7779 or contact us online.