Facing serious and life-changing criminal charges is far from easy. After an arrest, it's common to feel confused about your legal rights and overwhelmed as to deciding what the best course of action is. The criminal justice system is difficult to wrap your head around and successfully navigate unless you do it on a daily basis. That's why it's of the utmost importance to have a skilled Ventura criminal defense attorney protecting your rights and building an effective defense on your behalf.
Familiarity with Ventura Courts
Attorney Daniel E. Kann has achieved numerous successful case results within the Ventura Court system, lending his clients the advantage of having a lawyer on their side who is prepared, experienced, and knowledgeable. Being able to anticipate the prosecution's next move is a valuable quality in a criminal defense attorney. What is even more vital is a lawyer who knows how to properly negotiate with prosecutors and judges so that charges and penalties can be reduced or dismissed altogether.
Fighting the Charges Held against You
After an arrest for any of the above crimes in Ventura, or other offenses, a person is confronted with possible jail or prison time, steep fines, loss of employment, jeopardized future employment opportunities, and rocky personal relationships. The penalties a person faces after an arrest greatly depend upon certain factors such as whether the crime is being charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.
For instance, if convicted of a felony, you can be sentenced to state prison for a lengthy period of time and you will lose the right to vote and own or possess firearms for the rest of your life. As for sex crimes, some sex crimes require that a person register for life as a sex offender, and others do not.
You want an attorney working to protect your freedom who will examine the specifics of your case to determine such things as whether your felony charges can be reduced to misdemeanors, i.e., whether your felony charge is what is known as a "wobbler," or if faced with a sex crime, whether it can be reduced to a charge that does not require lifetime registration as a sex offender.
Although there are countless steps involved in applying effective defense strategies and building a strong case, one important aspect is identifying whether important evidence is missing from the initial packet of material that is handed over by the prosecution to defense at the beginning of a case. An experienced criminal defense lawyer will evaluate the initial packet of evidence handed over by the prosecution. A skilled attorney will also demand that missing evidence in the hands of the prosecution that will be favorable to your case and possibly help prove your innocence be produced so as to further strengthen your defense and ultimately vindicate your rights either through negotiation with the prosecution or jury trial.
A Lawyer Who Won't Give Up
No matter how frightened or angry you may be after being arrested, or coping with the arrest of a loved one, never forget that your rights and freedom are worth the fight. You don't have to give in to the charges being filed against you, even if law enforcement officers have told you that you don't stand a chance or that they can offer you a deal if you enter a guilty plea. With the right lawyer making sure that your side of the story is heard, you can focus on rebuilding your life again.
If you or someone you care about has been arrested, call Ventura criminal defense attorney Daniel E. Kann at (805) 290-4932 for a free, confidential consultation. With years of experience handling a wide range of criminal cases, Dan never gives up on his clients. Standing by your side and seeing your case through to resolution, Dan can be the difference you need to make your arrest a thing of the past.