Whether in Los Angeles County, Ventura County or elsewhere, being charged with a crime is a very serious and scary ordeal. One reaction you should never embrace in this scenario is acceptance. The bottom line is this—just because you have been charged with a crime in Los Angeles County does not mean that you will be convicted of it. At the Kann California Defense Group, we know how intimidating this process can be and are here to help you from beginning to end when it comes to your legal defense. If you are dealing with a criminal charge, give us a call today.
There are a lot of misconceptions out there when it comes to working with an attorney on your criminal defense. The biggest one, of course has to do with the cost. What many of our clients quickly realize in their initial free consultation is that it is much cheaper to work with an attorney than it is to be convicted of a crime. How can that be? Simple—an attorney can help limit or completely eliminate the impact that a criminal conviction will have on your life. Here's a look at some common punishments that cost you much more than meets the eye:
- Fines: the bigger the crime, the bigger the fine. The fines that come with a conviction are always high and don't go away if you can't pay them.
- Jail time: Jail time is not only time in jail or prison but also time away from earning an income and being with your family.
- Community service: once again, community service requirements can get in the way of your ability to provide money for yourself and your family
- Criminal Record: A criminal record is perhaps the biggest factor individuals overlook when they choose to simply accept the charges against them. The presence of certain criminal convictions on your record (i.e. a felony, sex charge, theft related charge, domestic violence charge) can impact your ability to obtain certain types of employment, car insurance, right to vote, sit on a jury, seek public office, and even housing options. When you think about the reach something like that has for the rest of your life, you can quickly see how financially beneficial working with an attorney can really be.
At the Kann California Defense Group, we help individuals dealing with everything from Ventura domestic violence charges to three strikes cases and can help you handle the charges that you are facing. If you think that there is no chance to successfully fight your charges, give us a call before you plead guilty or no contest. If you think a lawyer is too expensive, give us a call to discuss our fees. Whatever conceptions that you have that are making you hesitant to get in touch with an attorney—give us a call to set up your free consultation and let's discuss the various ways in which we can help you. At the Kann California Defense Group, we are here to help. (888)744-7730