Downey Criminal Defense Attorney
Protecting Your Rights
The Law Office of James Mendez focuses strictly on the practice of defending persons accused of criminal acts. If you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony, from assault to hit and run, Attorney Mendez is here to help. When a person has been accused of theft, burglary or related charges, his office is prepared to take up the case. Drugs crimes, DUI and sexual crimes can all be severely punished and we want you to have the dedicated defense that only an experienced and committed Downey criminal defense lawyer can provide.
At times, an individual can be accused of domestic violence out of spite, anger, jealousy or even a misunderstanding; a seasoned attorney will know how to properly defend you against the charges. When you have been convicted of a crime, the office is still here to provide you with honest, practical and proven legal defenses, including the resolution of probation violations and the expungement of your criminal record.
Criminal Lawyer in Downey
We understand that being arrested and charged with a criminal act, let alone being convicted, can be devastating to an individual and their family. There are, however, many steps that a criminal prosecution goes through where we work to get the charges against you either reduced or dismissed. Sometimes, portions of the evidence that has been gathered against you can be ruled to be inadmissible, making the case against you weaker. If our office is able to get your charges reduced, it can make a great deal of difference in the penalties that you face. In certain instances, effective plea bargaining can be used to obtain the best result possible for your individual case.
Thorough investigation can frequently reveal improper law enforcement actions, faulty evidence or violations of your rights. Suspension or revocation of your driver's license, large fines, probation, parole, a jail or prison sentence and other penalties await those convicted of criminal acts.
It is your rights and freedoms which are at stake and the firm wants you to have the best opportunity possible to protect them. As a graduate of UCLA School of Law and a former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Mendez knows the local area and what strategies to use in your defense.
If you are charged with a criminal offense, don't give up your rights. Contact a Downey criminal defense attorney quickly for proven legal assistance.