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Victorville DUI and criminal defense lawyers

March 16, 2022 Uncategorized

The Victorville DUI and criminal defense lawyers of Spodek Law Group represent defendants facing charges of infractions, misdemeanors and felonies all over San Bernardino County.

A few of the surrounding areas where we represent our clients include Fontana, Ontario, Rialto, Chino, Rancho Cucamonga, Hesperia, Apple Valley, and Chino Hills.

 

Some of the criminal charges our lawyers fight to get reduced or dismissed include:

  • Animal cruelty matters (PC 597)
  • Assault and battery charges (PC 242)
  • Burglaries (PC 459)
  • Juvenile offenses
  • White collar crimes
  • Domestic violence charges
  • Drug crimes (including possession charges (HS 11350))
  • Sex offenses
  • Theft charges (including shoplifting and grand theft auto (PC 487d1))
  • Violent crimes
  • DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Charges
  • Gang offenses (PC 186.22)

The criminal defense and DUI attorneys on ur team manage criminal cases from bail and release procedures all the way to the plea deal or trial.  In the majority of cases, our Victorville criminal attorneys can avoid extensive litigation and lock in favorable plea bargains.

Information about the Victorville Police and Jail

Generally, people arrested for a crime by the Victorville Police Department get booked at the West Valley Detention Center (WVDC).  The address is 9500 Etiwanda Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739, (909) 350-2476.

The WVDC is among the largest county jails in California.  This facility receives arrestees from numerous different law enforcement agencies and does as many as 60,000 bookings and releases every year. You can search online for WVDC inmates here.

Information about the Victorville District Attorney and Courthouse

Criminal matters for Victorville inmates are heard at the Victorville Courthouse, a branch of the Superior Court of San Bernardino County. The San Bernardino courts carry one of the highest caseloads in the state of California.  People can look up their case information online here.

The address of the Victorville Courthouse is t:

14455 Civic Drive, suite. 200
Victorville, CA 92392
(760) 245-6215

 

The Victorville Criminal Court Process

After an arrest, most defendants can get released on bail or their own recognizance.  Then, defendants are given a court date for their arraignment, which is the formal reading of charges.

In most cases, defendants do not have to personally appear at their arraignment hearing if they have a private attorney showing up on their behalf.  If the defendant fails to appear at a court hearing, then judge will issue a bench warrant for the defendant’s arrest.  At this stage, the defendant would need to file a motion to quash with the court in order to get their bench warrant recalled.

Individuals who cannot afford their own attorney get a local public defender assigned to their case.  Defendants are always advised to retain their own private lawyer if they are able to.  Public defenders are notorious for being short on the time, budget, and resources they would need to zealously fight to get their clients’ charges reduced or dismissed.

 

Following the arraignment, a period of negotiations between the defense attorney and prosecutor begins. The D.A. generally wishes to avoid the trouble and expense of trial, so prosecutors are frequently willing to lessen or drop charges as part of a plea agreement.

Felony defendants are usually entitled to a preliminary hearing unless they were indicted by a grand jury. Preliminary hearings are akin to a mini-trial in which the judge determines if the prosecution has sufficient probable cause to prosecute.

By and large, defendants lose preliminary hearings.  Nevertheless they do serve as a valuable trial dry run for defense attorneys.  They expose the strengths and weaknesses of the District Attorney’s case against the defendant.

 

Conviction and Sentencing in a Victorville Criminal Case

The majority of criminal charges resolve without going to trial.  Whether defendants get convicted through trial or a plea bargain, the judge will schedule a sentencing hearing.  In some cases, the judge will grant probation instead of incarceration.  As long as the defendant abides by all the terms of probation, they might be able to avoid jail.

Reach out to the criminal defense lawyers at Spodek Law Group for legal advice. We offer free, confidential consultations on your legal matter.

Have you or a loved one been charged with a crime?  Our Victorville DUI attorneys and criminal defense attorneys build and nurture attorney-client relationships and practice law throughout the state of California, such as Los Angeles County, Redlands, La Verne, Orange County, Barstow, Upland, Riverside County, San Diego, Claremont, Pomona and more. Our practice areas also include personal injury, family law, and estate planning in addition to defending clients against criminal charges.

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