Vallejo Criminal Defense Lawyers
According to the Office of the California Attorney General, in 2009 a substantial percentage of the most serious crimes reported in Solano County were committed in Vallejo. Crime statistics show that there were:
- 1470 homicides in California, 24 in Solano County, and 13 in Vallejo
- 46,203 robberies in California, 905 in Solano County, and 435 in Vallejo
- 64,971 aggravated assaults in California, 1,302 in Solano County, and 618 in Vallejo
- 139,703 burglaries in California, 3,911 in Solano County, and 2,155 in Vallejo
When it comes to defending clients charged with a crime, the only thing that matters to Newman & Oldwin is you—your unique case, circumstances, and defense. Our Vallejo criminal defense attorneys fight to defend clients against felony and misdemeanor charges, including:
In addition, our Vallejo criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience handling cases that include the following:
The criminal defense process
If you have been or think you may be charged with a crime, it is essential that you retain a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. The earlier we are brought in the greater our ability is to argue against charges being filed, to have charges lowered, or to have charges dismissed.
As soon as we are retained, we become an advocate for your rights and begin to lay the groundwork for your defense, including:
- Reviewing the police report and evidence to determine if there were any violations of your rights
- Understanding your version of the events that led to the arrest
- Appearing with you in court for your initial appearance, which may include arguing for the charges to be dismissed or for you to be released on your own recognizance or for the lowest bail possible
- Appearing at all subsequent hearings that may occur before a judge determines if the case will go to trial
In-house private investigators
Our Vallejo criminal defense attorneys have the advantage of working with experienced in-house private investigators to help build your case by:
- Examining the crime scene
- Interviewing witnesses
- Conducting background checks on witnesses and victims
- Compiling reports, photographs, diagrams and any other exhibits for trial
- Serving subpoenas
Before going to trial, we present a discovery motion in order to review the evidence the prosecutor plans to present, and we may be able to argue for select evidence to be suppressed.
If your case goes to trial, our lawyers vigorously argue your case from the opening statement through closing remarks.
If you face criminal charges, contact Vallejo criminal defense attorneys at Newman & Oldwin today. Our criminal defense attorneys represent clients in Vallejo, Vacaville, Fairfield, Dixon, Benicia and Solano County.