If you have been charged with a crime in Pasadena, look no further than the law firm of Farar & Lewis, LLP. The firm consists of highly skilled criminal defense attorneys who have over 30 years of criminal trial experience between them. We are well-versed in criminal law and procedure, and they will use their skill and experience to provide you with the best possible defense.
Why you need a lawyer
Being charged with a crime can be the beginning of a downward spiral. Your life and freedom are in jeopardy. Depending on the nature and number of charges, you could be facing anything from probation to a lengthy prison sentence. California also has the death penalty, so if you are charged with a capital crime, you could end up on death row.
You need someone on your side who knows the law and who can use it in your favor. The assistance of a criminal defense attorney can prove to be an invaluable asset. Your attorney will fight on your behalf, protect and defend your rights, and always act in your best interests. You yourself may not even know what your best interests are. Your attorney will advise and counsel you so that you will know what to expect and be fully prepared for all possible outcomes.
Why choose Farar & Lewis, LLP
Farar & Lewis, LLP has built a reputation for zealous representation. They are attentive, vigilant, vigorous and aggressive, all characteristics conducive to a successful defense. This experience gives the firm a unique perspective on your case. We will know what angle the prosecutor in your case is likely to take. We will be able to anticipate the prosecutor’s arguments and be better prepared to defend against them.
• Legal and practical experience
In addition, each of the attorneys has accumulated years of criminal law experience, and specifically trial experience. They not only know the law, but the nuances of the Pasadena Courts. They will know how Judges tend to rule on certain types of evidence and what the public’s view is of certain types of offenses. If your case goes beyond the lower Court proceedings, this practical knowledge will help them determine whether it’s in your best interest to work out a plea agreement or go to trial.
Thus, for example, if the likelihood of conviction is great, and the conviction carries a minimum 15-year sentence, a plea agreement placing a 5-year cap looks like a more favorable option. If, however, you do risk trial, Farar & Lewis will be in the best position to advise you whether should opt for a bench or jury trial. If you go with a jury, they will know how to select the jurors most likely so side with the defense.
• Pre-trial preparation
One of the first things your attorney will do is examine your case with a fine-tooth comb to determine all of the possible defenses you have and the strength of each. The attorney will discuss these with you and explain all of your options.
Your lawyer will also check for any defects in search and arrest warrants, as well as look for procedural problems in your case. For example, if a search warrant was executed without probable cause, your attorney will challenge its validity and move to suppress any and all evidence obtained in the search. This could result in the most crucial evidence against you being thrown out of Court, forcing the prosecutor to withdraw, or nolle prosequi the case.
If you were arrested without having been read your Miranda rights, your attorney can move to suppress any statement you made, however incriminating. If a confession was obtained in such a manner, it would be inadmissible as evidence, which could result in the dismissal of your case.
Sometimes little things like objections can make a big difference. Farar & Lewis knows when to object, when to approach the bench, which witnesses to call and which questions to ask and how. They will know how to cross-examine police officers, use experts to challenge the evidence against you and discredit prosecution witnesses’ credibility. Most importantly, they will know to present the best defense on your behalf.
If you are facing criminal charges, Farar & Lewis can help. Call today. Your freedom may depend on it.