Santa Ana Criminal Defense Attorneys

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An accusation of committing a crime is a serious situation, which can have long-term repercussions. Not only does a criminal charge affect you personally, but also those around you such as family members, friends and community members. It could have an adverse impact your personal relationships just as much as it can strain professional ties and ruin career paths. Beyond the initial penalties you may face, you are also looking at the possibility of having a mark on your record, something that can follow you through your life and create obstacles as you attempt to move on with your life and thrive.

The experienced Santa Ana criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Randy Collins fight hard to protect the rights of those who have been charged with serious crimes. We have faith in the U.S. Constitution, which affords certain basic rights to all Americans, and the laws of the land, which state that each and every one is and should be considered innocent until proven guilty. We represent individuals who have been arrested on suspicion of:

  • Arson
  • Domestic violence
  • Hit and run
  • White collar crimes
  • Assault
  • Drug crimes
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • DUI
  • Sex crimes

Have You Been Arrested on Suspicion of a Crime?

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If you have been arrested on suspicion of a crime, your first reaction may be to panic. It is quite natural to do so. However, this is the time when you need to remain calm and collected. There are several precautions you should and things you should avoid doing in such a situation.

Do Not Offer Resistance

Do not give the appearance of being uncooperative during an arrest. This could adversely affect your defense. What you can and should do is ask the police if you are under arrest. If the officer says “yes,” ask them why they are arresting you. You have the right, under the law, to know the reason you are being arrested.

Protecting Against Illegal Search and Seizure

Do not allow police to search you, your house or your car voluntarily and without a search warrant issued by a judge. Remember that asking for a search warrant is not rude. You are simply exercising your constitutional right against an unreasonable search or seizure. In some cases, when law enforcement officials go back to request a search warrant, they may not get it because the judge may not find enough evidence to support issuing warrant. This might be a particularly important issue in drug crime seizure. In these types of cases, drugs that are illegally searched and seized are inadmissible as evidence in a court of law. In many of the cases where that occurs, the charges are often dismissed.

Giving Statements to the Police

It is important to remember that you are not required to talk to the police when they want to interview about your alleged involvement in a crime. You have the right to remain silent, which is what you should do until you speak to a lawyer. The point here is, police officers and investigators can and will often use what you say against you. If you would like to give a statement, be sure that you have a lawyer present. This way, you would have had a chance to talk to your lawyer before making any statements that could affect your defense.

Talking to Friends and Posting on Social Media

Do not say anything to family members, friends or anyone else, or post anything on social media or online about the crime with which you have been charged. Anything you say to anyone, including what you post on Facebook, Twitter or online, can be used against you in court. In addition to statements, refrain from posting videos, photos or any other materials online. Especially when you post on social media, you don’t know who is looking at your page. It would be in your best interest to suspend all social media accounts and online activity until your case is adjudicated.

How Our Defense Attorneys Can Help You

When you have been accused of a crime, it’s not your job to prove your innocence. In a criminal trial, the prosecutor who leveled the charges against you, has what is known as the “burden of proof.” This means that the district attorney must present the proof that you are guilty of the crime.

As criminal defense attorneys, we come up with a solid defense strategy to help fight the charges. Depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, we may take several actions with your approval to ensure the best possible outcome for you. We may work with the prosecutor to negotiate a deal, which is also known as a plea bargain. This could help reduce your potential sentence or eliminate some or all of the charges against you. In other cases, we might work out a good sentencing program for your situation. For example, we might be able to reduce your jail or prison sentence or help you enter a drug treatment program instead of a prison sentence.

Our attorneys also work to gather evidence and statements from witnesses who can help corroborate your statements and hire experienced investigators who can independently look at the case and find pertinent evidence. We also retain expert witnesses who may be able to present evidence to a judge or jury that would help prove your innocence or rebut evidence that the prosecution presents.

It is important that you retain the services of a lawyer who specializes in criminal defense cases. Santa Ana criminal defense attorney Randy Collins understands how the system works. A former prosecutor, he understands how the prosecution builds its cases and the strategies that might best work in your favor. He has had a remarkable and successful track record when it comes to getting acquittals for his clients.

He exclusively handles criminal law cases and dedicates his time to pursue justice on behalf of those who have been charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes. Call us at (888) 250-2865 to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

Santa Ana Criminal Defense Attorneys

An accusation of committing a crime is a serious situation, which can have long-term repercussions. Not only does a criminal charge affect you personally, but also those around you such as family members, friends and community members. It could have an adverse impact your personal relationships just as much as it can strain professional ties and ruin career paths. Beyond the initial penalties you may face, you are also looking at the possibility of having a mark on your record, something that can follow you through your life and create obstacles as you attempt to move on with your life and thrive.

The experienced Santa Ana criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Randy Collins fight hard to protect the rights of those who have been charged with serious crimes. We have faith in the U.S. Constitution, which affords certain basic rights to all Americans, and the laws of the land, which state that each and every one is and should be considered innocent until proven guilty. We represent individuals who have been arrested on suspicion of:

  • Arson
  • Domestic violence
  • Hit and run
  • White collar crimes
  • Assault
  • Drug crimes
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • DUI
  • Sex crimes

Have You Been Arrested on Suspicion of a Crime?

If you have been arrested on suspicion of a crime, your first reaction may be to panic. It is quite natural to do so. However, this is the time when you need to remain calm and collected. There are several precautions you should and things you should avoid doing in such a situation.

Do Not Offer Resistance

Do not give the appearance of being uncooperative during an arrest. This could adversely affect your defense. What you can and should do is ask the police if you are under arrest. If the officer says “yes,” ask them why they are arresting you. You have the right, under the law, to know the reason you are being arrested.

Protecting Against Illegal Search and Seizure

Do not allow police to search you, your house or your car voluntarily and without a search warrant issued by a judge. Remember that asking for a search warrant is not rude. You are simply exercising your constitutional right against an unreasonable search or seizure. In some cases, when law enforcement officials go back to request a search warrant, they may not get it because the judge may not find enough evidence to support issuing warrant. This might be a particularly important issue in drug crime seizure. In these types of cases, drugs that are illegally searched and seized are inadmissible as evidence in a court of law. In many of the cases where that occurs, the charges are often dismissed.

Giving Statements to the Police

It is important to remember that you are not required to talk to the police when they want to interview about your alleged involvement in a crime. You have the right to remain silent, which is what you should do until you speak to a lawyer. The point here is, police officers and investigators can and will often use what you say against you. If you would like to give a statement, be sure that you have a lawyer present. This way, you would have had a chance to talk to your lawyer before making any statements that could affect your defense.

Talking to Friends and Posting on Social Media

Do not say anything to family members, friends or anyone else, or post anything on social media or online about the crime with which you have been charged. Anything you say to anyone, including what you post on Facebook, Twitter or online, can be used against you in court. In addition to statements, refrain from posting videos, photos or any other materials online. Especially when you post on social media, you don’t know who is looking at your page. It would be in your best interest to suspend all social media accounts and online activity until your case is adjudicated.

How Our Defense Attorneys Can Help You

When you have been accused of a crime, it’s not your job to prove your innocence. In a criminal trial, the prosecutor who leveled the charges against you, has what is known as the “burden of proof.” This means that the district attorney must present the proof that you are guilty of the crime.

As criminal defense attorneys, we come up with a solid defense strategy to help fight the charges. Depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, we may take several actions with your approval to ensure the best possible outcome for you. We may work with the prosecutor to negotiate a deal, which is also known as a plea bargain. This could help reduce your potential sentence or eliminate some or all of the charges against you. In other cases, we might work out a good sentencing program for your situation. For example, we might be able to reduce your jail or prison sentence or help you enter a drug treatment program instead of a prison sentence.

Our attorneys also work to gather evidence and statements from witnesses who can help corroborate your statements and hire experienced investigators who can independently look at the case and find pertinent evidence. We also retain expert witnesses who may be able to present evidence to a judge or jury that would help prove your innocence or rebut evidence that the prosecution presents.

It is important that you retain the services of a lawyer who specializes in criminal defense cases. Santa Ana criminal defense attorney Randy Collins understands how the system works. A former prosecutor, he understands how the prosecution builds its cases and the strategies that might best work in your favor. He has had a remarkable and successful track record when it comes to getting acquittals for his clients.

He exclusively handles criminal law and dedicates his time to pursue justice on behalf of those who have been charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes. Call us at (888) 250-2865 to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

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Law Offices of Randy Collins
1851 E First St #950
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(888) 250-2865

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