Author: Simmons Wagner LLP

How to Choose the Right Criminal Defense Attorney

If you face a criminal charge, you should act with a sense of urgency by reaching out to a California-licensed criminal defense attorney. Although your first court date might be weeks, if not months away, your lawyer can work on building a defense that helps you stay...

The Pros and Cons of a Plea Bargain

Why would a judge and a prosecutor agree to a plea bargain? The answer is that in some cases, agreeing to a plea bargain reduces the number of cases on a court’s docket that requires a full trial. This saves both the court and the prosecutor time and money. Although...

Defending a Charge of Domestic Violence in California

As one of the most serious criminal charges, domestic violence can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor. If law enforcement charges a suspect with a felony domestic violence charge, a conviction can make it difficult to find gainful employment and secure quality...

Defending Against an Arson Charge

In California, arson has become one of the most serious criminal charges. This is mostly due to the wildfire epidemic that has swept the state over the past several years. If you face a charge of arson, you need to get legal counsel immediately that is provided by a...