State Crimes in California
Need an Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer?
State crimes include any offense that violates state law including murder, homicide, vehicular homicide, theft, and many other types of crimes. In California, serious penalties can accompany convictions for these offenses. You cannot afford to go through this time without a skilled Orange County criminal defense attorney! Turn to Ferrentino & Associates for trusted counsel.
Contact us today at (714) 613-0801 if you have been accused of committing a crime.
What Should I Do if I Have Been Arrested?
If you have been arrested exercise your right to remain silent and contact a lawyer right away.
Those accused of crimes—especially state-level crimes—have the right to retain legal representation before ever speaking with police or law enforcement. Exercise your rights. Statements made to police officers can and will be used against you at trial. Police officers can be intimidating and ask confusing questions. We have the experience to help you before, during, and after your arrest. Let our team get to work as soon as possible!
How Can a Criminal Defense Firm Help Me?
An experienced Orange County criminal defense lawyer can work with you through the entire process. If you have been arrested, or if you believe you are being investigated for a crime, it is important to seek proactive and preventative legal counsel.
What should you look for in an attorney? The following are key:
- Communication. Open and honest communication is critical throughout the entire legal process. We work hard to keep our clients informed so they understand what is happening and why.
- Understanding and knowledge. Your criminal lawyer should understand your goals and situation as well as he or she understands the legal process.
- Willingness and ability to fight. Being arrested and accused of a crime is a stressful and difficult time. Your lawyer should always have your best interests in mind and fight to protect your rights.
- Respected in and out of the legal community. Our founding Attorney Correen Ferrentino has been selected to the Super Lawyers list numerous years, recognized among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyers Association, and is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist. Attorney Erica Gambale has won many cases in trial and on appeal, saving some clients from life sentences. Attorney Anastasia Zykanova has negotiated hundreds of settlements leading to dismissal or reduced charges and has developed a unique post-conviction practice focusing on immigration and professional licensure issues.
Get the Ferrentino & Associates Approach On Your Side
We believe that every client deserves the utmost individual attention, which is why we take as much time as necessary to help you achieve the best results possible. We have over 30 years of combined experience on our side and a former public defender and appellate public defender on staff.
Reach out to Ferrentino & Associates at (714) 613-0801 for a free consultation.