Criminal offenses cover a range of crimes such as arson, assault & battery, bribery, child pornography, child molestation, computer crimes, theft, domestic violence, drunk in public, embezzlement, extortion, forgery, fraud crimes, grand theft, hate crime, insider trading, shoplifting, manslaughter, murder/homicide, public corruption, RICO, tax evasion, weapons charges, sex crimes, drug crimes and white collar crimes.
Whether a crime is charged as a misdemeanor, felony or federal offense depends on the facts of the case. If the criminal act involved a deadly weapon or caused bodily harm or death, it will usually be charged as a felony. Stealing a large amount of money or trafficking in drugs can also result in felony charges. A crime is a federal offense if it breaks laws involving interstate commerce, takes place on federal property, or violates other federal legislation.
Criminal cases can be extremely complex and will require the skills of a La Habra criminal defense attorney to effectively challenge the prosecution’s evidence. If you have been arrested for a crime, seek help from a knowledgeable attorney to improve your chances of a successful resolution to your case. Without skilled representation you are putting your future at risk.
Aggressive advocacy is extremely important when you have been accused of a criminal offense, even for first-time misdemeanors. The prosecution has considerable resources that it can draw on whey trying a case, and will do everything they can to achieve a guilty verdict. If you are facing federal charges, it is strongly advised that you seek representation from a law firm with extensive federal court experience due to the complexities of the legal proceedings that will be taking place. Many federal crimes are investigated for months before an indictment is issued, and can involve more than one government agency.
Okabe & Haushalter is one of the area’s leading criminal defense firms. We provide our clients with aggressive representation and will work diligently to avoid a guilty verdict in your case. Our firm is comprised of seasoned trial attorneys that know how to build a tough defense when fighting the charges against you. We are skilled in both adult and juvenile cases, as well as sex crimes defense, DUI defense, DMV hearings, and appeals. Attorney Ryan Okabe is a leading authority on criminal law in California and Mark Haushalter is a former prosecutor.
Contact a La Habra criminal defense attorney for knowledgeable legal counsel if you are facing criminal allegations.