Ventura County Criminal Defense Attorney
Being arrested and charged with a crime, whether DUI, possession of drugs, or some other offense, is a scary experience. Our criminal defense attorney knows the biggest fears come from not knowing what is going to happen to you, knowing you are facing serious consequences, and feeling helpless and at the mercy of the police. The police and prosecutors play upon these fears to get you to confess, plead guilty or otherwise cooperate with them. In this situation, it’s important to remember that the motives of law enforcement are to make arrests and secure convictions and not to look out for your best interests. You are always better off if you exercise your constitutional right to talk to an attorney before you make any statements to the police or make any decisions about how to plead in your case.
At the Law Office of Paul Tyler, you’ll receive a free consultation about your case, so that you’ll have a better understanding about where you stand and what your options are before you commit to any course of action. From our office in Oxnard, we serve clients throughout all of Ventura County, as well as portions of Santa Barbara and Los Angeles counties. We are available to hear from you 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so make your first move after an arrest be a phone call to Ventura criminal defense attorney Paul Tyler at 805-889-9000. Call our office for help with any California misdemeanor or felony arrest, including:
- DMV Issues
- Drug Crimes
- Assault and Battery
- Vehicular Manslaughter
- Firearms Offenses
- Sex Crimes
- Domestic Violence
- Three Strikes
- Driving While Suspended
- Other Crimes
- Sentence Modifications
- Getting Charges Reduced
- Getting a Bail Bond
- Non Criminal Cases
The things you say and do (or don’t say and do) after an arrest can make all the difference.
You probably already know that when the police arrest you, they give you the “Miranda” warnings: You have the right to remain silent, and anything you say can be used against you. You have the right to an attorney, etc. Don’t let these warnings go unheeded. Statements you make to the police, to others in the holding cell, to your family member over the phone, can all be used against you. Even if you think the statements you make are not incriminating, police officers are trained interrogators. They don’t only try to get you to make incriminating statements, but also just innocent but inconsistent statements. These inconsistent statements can be used to make you look guilty in court, or to confuse you and intimidate you into making more and more statements while in custody. You have the right to remain silent and to contact an attorney. Do that before you do anything else, and your lawyer will be in the best position to advise you and help you get a positive result in your case.
Criminal penalties are numerous and harsh. Avoid them if you can.
A conviction of even a misdemeanor offense can negatively affect your life in a number of ways. With fines and fees, a criminal conviction can be very expensive. Jail time is also possible with nearly every criminal offense, and certain crimes, such as DUI, carry a host of other penalties, such as the suspension of your driver’s license, probation, alcohol or drug testing, and more. Having a conviction on your record can also lead to the loss of a professional license (or keep you from getting one in the first place), the loss of a current or prospective job, and damage to your reputation at work or in the community. Your relationship with your spouse and kids can even be in jeopardy.
At the Law Office of Paul Tyler, our experienced and successful Ventura criminal defense attorney will provide smart, strong and effective criminal defense to help you escape a criminal conviction or avoid the most severe punishments if a conviction is unavoidable. We’ll work to obtain a dismissal or reduction in charges, secure a not guilty verdict or acquittal at trial, or negotiate a favorable plea when avoiding trial is in your best interests.
You are presumed innocent until proven guilty, and you have the right to be defended by an effective criminal defense lawyer.
The police can make mistakes, and governments can sometimes abuse their power. As an individual accused of a crime, you are entitled to certain constitutional rights. These include the presumption of innocence; the burden is on the state to prove every element of the charged offense beyond a reasonable doubt. While the state has this burden of proof, you have the benefit of retaining an experienced criminal defense lawyer to advocate for you and raise every applicable defense in your behalf. For instance, evidence obtained illegally cannot be used against you, but only if you have a skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated DUI attorney looking out for you who will thoroughly examine the facts of the case, uncover any irregularities and make sure your rights and interests are looked out for. You may have friends and family to lean on for support, but your attorney is the only person with the skills, knowledge and duty to provide you with the best defense available.
Ventura criminal defense attorney Paul Tyler has 19 years of experience practicing criminal defense, including cases in DUI in Ventura County and has made more than 18,000 court appearances in Ventura County alone. He’s in court every day fighting for the rights of the criminal accused with a sincere commitment to get them the best result possible. The Law Office of Paul Tyler has the abilities, resources and dedication you need when you’re fighting criminal charges in southern California.
Call Attorney Paul Tyler for Criminal Defense in Oxnard and Ventura County
If you’ve been arrested for DUI or other offenses in Ventura County or surrounding areas, call the Law Office of Paul Tyler at 805-889-9000 for a free consultation with an experienced and successful Oxnard criminal defense lawyer. You have nothing to lose by calling, and everything to lose if you don’t.