San Bernardino Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Being charged with a crime is a serious matter; being convicted will have lasting consequences. From imprisonment to fines to reputational harm, the stakes are high. This is the time to call the Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman, a premier criminal defense practice serving clients in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and throughout Southern California.

Although anyone accused of a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty, state and federal prosecutors vigorously pursue convictions. The best way to protect your rights is to have the aggressive criminal defense we provide. Principal attorney Ronald Freeman is a relentless trial lawyer who will fight to protect your freedom and future. 

No matter which criminal charges you are facing, trust the Law Offices of Ronald L. Freeman to achieve the best possible outcome. Contact our office today so we can start working on your case.

Why You Need a Southern California Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with a crime, you face an uphill battle. Prosecutors, armed with vast resources and teams of attorneys, have an unfair advantage over the accused. Our firm knows how to level the playing field and fight back against all types of criminal offenses.

Assault and Battery 

Assault and battery are two distinct crimes under the California Penal Code (CPC) but are often charged jointly. Assault is an unlawful attempt, combined with the present ability, to cause injury to another person. By contrast, battery is the unlawful use of force against another. Depending on the circumstances, a conviction can result in imprisonment, fines, and probation. 

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence in California is broadly defined as causing harm or threatening harm to an intimate partner, such as a current or former spouse, a fiancé or fiancée, the co-parent of your child, a current or former dating partner, or a household member. Our firm is highly experienced in handling all types of domestic violence charges, including.

  • Domestic abuse
  • Domestic battery
  • Corporal Injury to a spouse or cohabitant
  • Child endangerment
  • Child abuse
  • Elder abuse
  • Criminal threats

A conviction for domestic violence can lead to imprisonment, fines, and other penalties, but simply being accused of this crime can cause lasting harm to your reputation. No matter the charges you are facing, attorney Freeman will choose the best line of defense and fight to protect your rights.


Generally, homicide is an intentional or unintentional, premeditated or reckless act that results in the death of another person. Homicide is typically charged as a felony in Southern California and includes offenses such as:

  • First-degree murder
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Involuntary manslaughter
  • Vehicular manslaughter

Regardless of the charges you are facing, it is crucial to work with a criminal defense attorney experienced in handling homicide cases.

Sex Crimes

Prosecutors in California take sex crimes very seriously, and a conviction can result in lengthy imprisonment, probation, and mandatory registration as a sex offender. We have extensive experience defending all types of misdemeanor and felony sex offenses, such as: 

  • Sexual battery
  • Rape
  • Statutory rape (unlawful intercourse with a minor)
  • Lewd act with a minor under 14 years old
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Indecent exposure
  • Lewd act in public
  • Failure to register as a sex offender

When you become our client, you can rest assured we will never judge you and will aggressively defend you. 

Drug Crimes

Although the use of medical and recreational marijuana is legal in California, drug crimes continue to be vigorously prosecuted. At the Law Offices of Ronald Freeman, we regularly defend clients against state and federal narcotics charges, such as:

  • Possession
  • Possession with the intent to sell
  • Manufacturing or cultivation
  • Distribution or trafficking

If you have been charged with a drug crime, we will carefully weigh the evidence against you, determine whether your rights have been violated (e.g. unlawful search and seizure), and work to win an acquittal or to have the charges reduced if that is in your best interests. 

Property crimes

There are a variety of offenses under the umbrella of property crimes in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, including:

  • Trespassing
  • Vandalism
  • Theft
  • Burglary 
  • Robbery
  • Shoplifting
  • Auto theft
  • Arson

Ronald Freeman will provide you with aggressive representation if you have been charged with a property crime and work to protect your freedom. 

Southern California DUI Criminal Defense Attorney

Because driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is inherently dangerous, DUI laws are strictly enforced. Also, under the state’s implied consent law, if you refuse to submit to a breathalyzer or chemical test, you face stiffer penalties and automatic suspension of your driver’s license. Although a first offense is typically charged as a misdemeanor, DUI can be charged as a felony if you cause bodily injury. 

In any event, a conviction can lead to fines, imprisonment, and loss of your driving privileges, which makes it crucial to have attorney Ronald Freeman in your corner. He has developed proven strategies against DUI charges, as well as all types of traffic violations (e.g. speeding, disobeying traffic signals, failing to register a vehicle). Above all, Ron will work to protect your rights and your driving record.

Contact Our Experienced Southern California Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you have been charged with a crime, you face an uncertain future. Beyond going to jail, the lasting damage to your reputation can interfere with your employment and housing opportunities. With so much at stake, you need a powerful criminal defense attorney by your side. Contact the Law Office of Ronald Freeman today. 

The Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman provides criminal defense to residents in San Bernardino, Riverside County, and throughout Southern California.