If you have been accused of committing a crime, there are probably a number of questions swirling around in your head. Will you lose your job? How will the community or your own family members and friends look at you? Will you get jail or prison time? Will you have to pay restitution and other penalties? These are all very valid questions because when you face a criminal charge in San Diego, you are looking at a number of serious repercussions in your life and in the lives of your family members.
The experienced San Diego criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Randy Collins can help you understand the charges that have been leveled against you, the consequences you will be facing and the strong defense strategy you need to get the best possible outcome.
Our Practice Areas
We represent those who have been charged with the following crimes:
- Domestic violence
- Hit and run
- White collar crimes
- Drug crimes
- Sex crimes
The Consequences of a Criminal Conviction
Regardless of the type of criminal charge you face, it is important to understand that you could face serious consequences. The severity of the consequences you face depends on the nature or seriousness of the crime, the facts of the case and your prior criminal record. You could face jail time or time in prison. If you have been convicted of driving under the influence, you could be facing a driver’s license suspension or revocation.
If you have been convicted of a violent crime, for example, and you are not a U.S. citizen, you could face deportation. In addition to these consequences, you could also be looking at monetary penalties, court costs, attorneys’ fees and probation. A criminal conviction could cause you to lose your job or professional licenses that are necessary to keep your job. Since the stakes are high, it is important to retain the services of an experienced San Diego criminal defense lawyer who will help build a solid defense strategy and get your charges reduced or dismissed.
Why Hire Us?
When you have your freedom and future at stake, there is no way you can take a chance with whom you hire to fight for you. When you retain Randy Collins, you know you are hiring an experienced trial lawyer who takes on every case with ferocious commitment.
Prior experience: He is a former prosecutor who served as the District Attorney for Riverside County. He knows how the prosecution’s case is put together. He is in a much better position to anticipate the prosecution’s strategy better than the average criminal defense lawyer because he’s been there, done that and knows their inner workings.
Randy has also worked on the prosecution’s Narcotics Task Force providing him with more in-depth knowledge with regard to how law enforcement officers help build cases and secure convictions against drug crime defendants. He also knows how to expose flaws in their evidence and in their evidence gathering process. When the courts deem crucial evidence inadmissible, the charges must be dropped.
Superior Rating: Randy Collins has an A+ from the Better Business Bureau. He has been rated 9.9 out of 10 from Avvo.com, which rates attorneys based on client reviews and peer endorsements. The Law Offices of Randy Collins has also been recognized as a 10 Best Client Satisfaction recipient from the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.
Legal knowledge: Attorney Randy Collins is diligent about attending legal seminars and staying informed on new cases, new laws, precedents and evolving legal defenses. The landscape of criminal laws are continuously changing and evolving and he makes sure he is well aware of new laws that might present advantages for his clients’ defense.
Customer service: For Randy Collins, criminal defense is not just a profession, but also a calling in life. He is personally invested in each every client he represents. He is available on his cell phone after hours and even on weekends so clients rest easy that their concerns will be addressed. He genuinely cares about his client’s situation and understand that being faced with criminal charges can be a traumatic and terrifying experience. We are there for you every step of the way, whether it is to answer questions or provide updates on your case and soothe your concerns.
If You Have Been Arrested
If you have been arrested on suspicion of a crime, there are several steps you would be well advised to take in order to ensure that your legal rights and best interests are protected. First and foremost, it is important to remain calm and collected. Remain polite and courteous to the arresting officer. Do not give permission to a law enforcement officer to search your person, home or vehicle without a search warrant.
If you are arrested, exercise your constitutional right to remain silent. Do not make any statements to officials even if they appear friendly. Whatever you say or do can be used against you. Contact an experienced San Diego criminal defense lawyer who will represent you and protect your rights every step of the way.
Do not talk to anyone, even family members or friends about the incident or the details of the incident. Most importantly, do not post any comments, photos or videos about the incident on social media, a blog or anywhere online. It is important to understand that anything you post online can also be used against you as evidence in court.
The experienced San Diego criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Randy Collins can help you take the necessary actions to win your case and avoid the mistakes that might jeopardize your case. We seek out every possible defense option in fighting for an acquittal or reduction in charges. We make a thorough review of all evidence in the case such as police reports and lab reports so we can fight to give you an advantage. If you have been arrested on suspicion of committing a crime in San Diego County, call our offices at (888) 250-2865 to schedule your no-cost consultation and comprehensive case evaluation.