The Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman regularly defends individuals who have been charged with felony crimes throughout Southern California. Given the lasting repercussions of a felony conviction, it is crucial to have the powerful representation we provide.
Principal attorney Ronald Freeman is a highly regarded criminal defense attorney focused exclusively on justice. Knowing that you may not have prior experience in the criminal justice system, Ron will take the time to explain how criminal proceedings work and explore all your options.
When your freedom and future are on the line, the Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman will be by your side, fighting for your rights. Contact our San Bernardino office today for a consultation.
What is a felony?
There are two classifications of crimes in California: misdemeanors and felonies. A felony is a crime for which you can be sentenced to more than one year in prison. In short, a felony is the most serious offense, punishable by a state prison sentence, fines, and probation.
Ultimately, the penalties depend on factors such as:
- The nature of the crime
- The defendant’s criminal history
- Where the crime was committed
Also, another consideration is whether the crime is a “wobbler,” one that can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or felony (e.g. sexual battery, burglary, forgery, vehicular manslaughter).
A felony conviction also carries collateral consequences, such as the loss of your right to vote, to own or possess a weapon, or to hold public office. You may also be barred from certain types of employment (e.g. banking, finance) or from holding a professional license. With so much at stake, it is crucial to have an experienced California criminal defense attorney.
How The Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman Can Help With Your Felony Case
A well-conceived criminal defense strategy starts with preparation, which means conducting a thorough investigation, reviewing the police report, identifying potential defense witnesses, and weighing the strength of the prosecution’s evidence against you.
Ronald Freeman will look to uncover weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and determine if any of your civil rights have been violated. As an example, if the police failed to recite the Miranda warning or obtained evidence without a valid warrant, we can seek to have the case dismissed.
It is important to remember that the role of a criminal defense attorney is not to prove your innocence. Instead, the prosecution must be able to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
In any event, Ron will leverage his skills and experience to help you avoid a conviction and always work in your best interests by preparing briefs, filing motions, defending you in court, or advocating for you in plea negotiations. He has proven strategies for navigating all phases of a criminal case and achieving positive results.
Common Felony Crimes in California
The Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman is highly experienced in defending clients against all types of felony charges in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, including:
- Attempted Murder
- Child Molestation
- Child Pornography
- Lewd Acts with a Minor
- Domestic violence and child abuse
- Drug crimes
- Property crimes (e.g. theft, burglary, larceny, arson)
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Weapons violations (e.g. carrying a concealed weapon, illegal gun possession)
Ronald Freeman is a tenacious trial lawyer who will work to reach the best possible outcome for your case. By carefully assessing the evidence against you, he will help you consider whether the right option for you is fighting for an acquittal in court or seeking reduced charges. No two felony cases are alike, and Ron will handle yours with an approach tailored to protecting your rights.
What is California’s Three Strikes Law?
The controversial three strikes law originally passed in 1993 requires a defendant convicted of any new felony who is carrying one prior serious felony conviction on their record to be sentenced to prison for twice as long as the sentence initially provided. Being convicted of a serious or violent felony with two or more prior “strikes” could lead to a 25 years-to-year life sentence.
The three strikes law was amended in 2012 by (1) imposing a mandatory sentence only when the third conviction is a serious or violent felony, and (2) allowing offenders sentenced under the previous law for a third conviction for a crime that was not violent or serious to ask the court for resentencing.
Despite these modifications, courts in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties continue to apply California’s three strikes law. Ultimately, working with an experienced criminal defense attorney is the best way to avoid serving a mandatory sentence.
Contact Our Experienced Southern California Felony Defense Attorneys
Being charged with a felony is a serious matter that requires the powerful representation of the Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman. When your freedom and reputation are at risk, you need a trustworthy criminal defense attorney who can help you make the best decisions about your future. Contact our office today so we can start working on your felony defense.
The Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman defends clients accused of felonies in San Bernardino, Riverside County, and throughout Southern California.