There is a story behind every DUI or criminal case.
San Diego Defenders APC is a professional corporation. However, our office is much like the law offices found in small towns in years gone by. Sometimes we are referred to as “counselors” as well. That expression was largely given to lawyers that considered not only the solution in representing our clients in the courtroom with the judge and the prosecutor, but also the cause of the problem in the first place. People ask ” should I just go with the public defender?” And our answer is simple …””no”. If you need discreet help with a drug problem that causes you to engage in petty theft, the public defender probably does not have the time to talk to you about how to fix the problem.
Family Counseling and Family Payment Plans
Daniel Smith, our supervising attorney is noted for saying, “I much prefer referrals to our DUI and criminal defense law firm rather than repeat clients.” Unlike the public defender, our clients often give us permission to talk to their family about the criminal charges. For instance, if the family is pulling together funds to hire private counsel through a payment program, they want to know the root of the problem is also being addressed. “Often, we can get drug charges dismissed if the defendant participates and successfully complete a drug program like PC 1000 or Prop 36.” But many times, the entire family needs to encourage their family members to stick with the program and help hold them accountable. This can make a huge difference in staying employed which is a direct reflection in how to fill out the job application that asks if you have ever been convicted of a crime.
Why hire a former prosecutor that presumed everyone was guilty for years? Do you really want someone like that “on your side?”
San Diego Defenders is a team of defense lawyers. We have spent our careers aggressively and compassionately developing defense strategies to help our clients. Former prosecutors brag about their conviction rate. Committed defense attorneys, such as ourselves, have seen every trick in the book that a prosecutor can use against our clients. Furthermore, by law, we have every bit as much access to judges as the prosecution. There is absolutely no advantage that a former prosecutor has over a life long defense attorney. We live in the U.S.A., and any hint of “under the table deals is insulting to us all. God bless America and the Constitution that protects us all equally.
When you call San Diego Defenders (619) 258-8888, you consult with a Lawyer. Beware of “case managers” who cannot give legal opinions !
Ask if you are talking to a lawyer when you call any law firm! Many firms employ salesmen to answer new calls and they do not have over 23 years experience in handling DUI and criminal cases in all courts including state and federal courts. There are many scenarios we see on TV about law firms that are not true. However, if you have see a “roundtable” discussion of a case on TV, that is exactly what San Diego Defenders does with your case. We bring all our experience together on each case. Daniel Smith is known to say “there is the black and white of the law, and then there is the human interaction factor.” That means that one attorney at Defenders may have had a recent experience with a judge or a prosecutor in a case. That shared information in the firm can make a huge difference. Mr. Smith’s father was a judge for 18 years and Mr. Smith will tell you that his father shared with him some of his secrets from the judge’s bench. “Remember that judges are people too, and to think that they do not have their bias and pet peeves is unrealistic. Be prepared and know who your judge and prosecutor is in every case. And treat every client as if they are your only client !” Sound advice.
We go to Court for You! And we make it Affordable with payment plans.
Do I have to go to court and take time off work and wait in line? Is the first court appearance the trial, like on television? What if my boss gets suspicious, I could lose my job! Defenders hears these sorts of questions all the time. And although we handle very serious felony cases in both federal and state court, the fact of the matter is that most cases are misdemeanors. In most misdemeanor cases such as DUI, petty theft, simple drug possession, and driving on a suspended license to name a few, We Can Go To Court For You*! So it is important to call us early and let us handle your case for you. In many misdemeanor cases, and with the help of cell phones, Skype, Facetime, and a computer, you can actually hire our law firm without coming into the office until we receive the police reports in your case. Imagine if you are charged with a misdemeanor that is keeping you up at night, you could rest easy tonight, knowing that you have your own private law firm with an affordable payment plan already fighting hard to get your case dismissed! Call us at (619) 258-8888 twenty-four hours a day and let’s get started. Someone will be on the line to take your information and connect you to a real lawyer to talk about your case. If you have trouble remembering our website www.sandiegodefenders.com you can always just remember “You get a warrant when you go to court late, so call 258-8888.” that goes to our website as well! www.258-8888.com