Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Lawyer for Visalia, Tulare, Porterville and Hanford

When you are charged with a crime, so much can be lost simply by waiting too long to retain an attorney to defend you against the charges.  It is frightening to face the loss of your freedom in jail or prison, being cut off from your friends, your family and everyone you love and care for and who love and care for you.

It is important to have a lawyer who cares about you and who will do his best to work hard on your case in all ways legally possible.  If you already have an attorney and you are faced with criminal charges of any kind, you should call him or her at once.  If you do not, or he or she is not experienced in this area of law, please call our office immediately to set up a free consultation.   I, Scott Lyons, am an experienced criminal defense attorney with more than three decades of experience in the field of criminal defense law.

What should I do if I have been charged with a crime?  Should I try to represent myself? 

 Absolutely not!

The old saying, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client” is unfortunately quite true.  One cannot remain objective as to their own case.  Further, most non-lawyers do not have the necessary background knowledge and experience to correctly handle their own criminal case.

Would I be better off being represented by the Public Defenders Office?

Public defenders are generally good experienced attorneys, but are often responsible for a very large number of cases.  This reduces the amount of individual attention they can give your particular case.   You do not want to suffer by falling through the cracks.

My office takes a limited number of cases so that the attorney can focus all of his efforts on them, without distraction.  There is no assembly line treatment where clients are processed like sausages at a factory.  Everyone’s case is different and needs individual and extensive attention.

What will you do for me?

I will fight for you and dispute illegal arrests, searches and seizures.  I will vigorously cross-examine untruthful witnesses, object to improper questions and evidence and push for reduction of overcharged cases.  If we go to jury trial I will do everything legally within my power to obtain a verdict of “not guilty.”  My clients are treated like human beings, not paper files.

The most important thing to remember is this:  If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime, you must seek representation immediately.   You can lose years of your life simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Call our office at (559) 636-8122 to set up your free consultation today!

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