If you have been charged with a violent crime in Southern California, turn to the Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman. Our criminal defense practice is dedicated to protecting the rights and freedom of individuals who have been accused of assault, murder, domestic violence, and other violent crimes.
Principal attorney Ronald Freeman has a well-deserved reputation as a dedicated advocate who works to achieve the best possible outcomes in violent crimes cases. He is well-versed in the applicable California laws and knows his way around a courtroom. As a skilled trial lawyer, he will make defending you his cause and always work in your best interests.
When your freedom and your future are at stake, you need the aggressive representation of the Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman. The sooner you contact us for a free consultation, the sooner we can start working on your case. Please reach out to our San Bernardino office today to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
What are violent crimes?
As the name implies, a violent crime is one in which one person inflicts, or threatens to inflict, bodily harm on another. Because there is a victim involved who has been threatened, harmed, or even killed, most violent crimes in Southern California are classified as felonies, vigorously prosecuted, and harshly penalized.
A conviction for a violent crime can result in a minimum one-year prison sentence, fines, and/or probation. Also, under California law, many violent crimes fall under the state’s three-strikes law, which is designed to harshly punish individuals who have previously been convicted of violent crimes. Finally, as a violent felon, you may be denied employment and housing opportunities, and lose certain rights, such as the right to vote. With so much to lose, you need the powerful representation our firm provides.
Types of Violent Crimes in Southern California
At the Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman, we have extensive experience defending clients against a wide range of crimes defined by California law as “violent crimes,” including:
- Assault and battery
- Aggravated assault (assault with a deadly weapon)
- Domestic violence
- Sex crimes
- Voluntary manslaughter
- Weapons and firearm charges
No matter which charges you are facing, it is crucial to work with an attorney who knows how to defend against violent crimes. Trust Ronald Freeman to provide you with an honest assessment of your situation and help you explore your legal options. Whether at trial or in plea negotiations, you can rest assured he will always protect your rights.
How The Law Offices of Ronald L. Freeman Can Help
Though violent crime charges can be complicated, especially so-called “wobblers” (crimes that can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies), our criminal defense attorney has developed proven defense strategies for defending against such charges.
By taking the time to understand the circumstances leading to your arrest, examining the prosecution’s evidence, and identifying and interviewing witnesses, attorney Ronald Freeman will choose the best line of defense. Of course, the strongest defense is an alibi — you were not at the scene of the crime when the alleged incident occurred.
Other potential defenses against violent crimes include:
- Mistaken identity
- Lack of intent
- False accusation
- Police misconduct (evidence seized illegally, failure to read Miranda Warnings, harsh interrogation/false confession)
In any event, it is crucial to contact a violent crimes attorney once you are taken into custody or learn that you are being investigated. Ronald Freeman will be by your side every step of the way, from the arraignment to pretrial investigations, to the jury trial. Knowing that you may have no experience with the criminal justice system, he will help you navigate the process. Above all, he is committed to helping you avoid a conviction and will work tirelessly to protect your rights.
Contact Our Experienced Southern California Violent Crimes Lawyer
If you are being investigated or have been arrested for a violent crime, do not answer any questions asked by law enforcement or investigators. Violent crimes are taken very seriously by prosecutors and the public, and you need a serious criminal defense attorney by your side.
This is the time to contact the Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman. Our firm is guided by the principle that anyone accused of a violent crime is innocent until proven guilty, and we will leverage our skills and resources to fight for your rights. We offer free consultations, flexible payment plans, and aggressive representation when you need it most. When you become our client, you will have peace of mind, knowing an experienced violent crimes attorney is in your corner.
The Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman defends clients against violent crimes in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and throughout Southern California.