5 Reasons to Hire a San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney

If you’re an avid reader of our websites news and media section then you know we talk a lot about Criminal Defense. As a premier Criminal Defense Law Firm our blog allows us to provide updates and information we believe is valuable to potential clients. Look, even good people make bad decisions. People get arrested and charged with crimes, and when that happens, people want to get answers. While our law firm is open 24 hours a day it doesn’t mean that some people would rather do their own research prior to talking with a lawyer. So, we decided to lay out our top 5 Reasons to Hire a San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney.

Remember, our law firm has been helping clients for over 15 plus years. Our website does not provide legal advice. The information you are about to read is our opinion, and we hope that you are able to use the opinions to determine if we can help you. As always, we provide a confidential consultation totally for free. If you would like to schedule a consult you can call us at (619) 398-2500. San Diego Law Enforcement has been cracking down on crime. In addition, penalties are being heavily enforced by prosecutors. Never the less, you do have rights. We can help fight for your freedom today. Without further delay, here are our top 5 reasons to hire a San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney.

Benefits of Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney in San Diego

We’re about to highlight what we believe to be the top reasons to retain a defense lawyer. As we discuss the potential benefits of hiring a criminal defense attorney in San Diego we encourage you to write down any questions you may have. After an arrest or criminal charge anxieties can run high. We keep our offices lines open 24 hours a day so that if and when you need a defense attorney, you can call one. Making decisions based upon emotions is never a good idea.

If you feel stressed out we urge you to take a deep breath. We’re here to help. Marc is a decorated San Diego Defense Attorney. Mr. Kohnen holds a 9.9 out of 10 AVVO rating and has been aired on NBC, CBS, ABC, and CNN for his work handling complex criminal cases. Here are our top 5 reasons to hire a San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney.

Understanding the California Criminal Justice System

Different states have different rules and regulations. Understanding the California Criminal Justice System takes education and experience. Marc is licensed is State and Federal Criminal Courts. This means he understands California Criminal Laws as well as Federal Criminal Laws. When it comes to navigating the legal minefield of criminal court knowledge is power. Mr. Kohnen has handled multiple complex criminal cases, cases that other defense attorneys have turned down. Guess what, he (and his clients) have walked away with Not Guilty verdicts. Having an attorney who knows the law and understands how to fight for your freedom is key to your cases success.

California Has Cracked Down on Crime

California has cracked down on crime over the last 10 years. Local law enforcement has asked for help from federal agencies to help clean up our streets. In fact, major cities like Los Angeles and San Diego have pushed hard to make downtown areas safer. This has helped increase property values and has brought new business life to cities that at one time were considered dangerous and run down. Why are we bringing this up? Simple, money talks and you know what walks. Crime hurts property values and costs tax payers billions of dollars.

San Diego Police Officers are out in full force. If you end up charged with a crime, we can help. Call our law firm 24 hours a day at (619) 398-2500 to schedule a confidential consultation.

Defending Complex Criminal Charges 

Some criminal cases are pretty simple to deal with. Let’s say you get arrested for a basic first time DUI. While we never condone breaking the law we are also honest with our clients. Getting a simple first time DUI or a petty theft charge isn’t the end of the world. In fact, most of the time you end up with a simple “slap on the wrist” in the form of warning or a low dollar penalty. However, on the flip side some charges are externally serious. Marc has a successful track record of defending complex criminal chargers. In addition, our law offices has taken these types of case to trial, and we’ve won not guilty verdicts.

If you’ve been charged with a sexually related crime, a crime against a child, fraud, rape, or murder you’re facing some serious jail time. Now, don’t panic yet. You are innocent until proven guilty and we know how to fight for your rights. Marc has handled lots of complicated and complex criminal case such as the Valerie Grace Carlson case as well as the Jennifer Trayers case. If you would like to learn more about Marc and the types of high profile cases he’s represented click here.

Peace of Mind 

Peace of mind almost made number one on our list. Look, no one wakes up wanting to get arrested. Even career criminals do all they can to avoid law enforcement. The reality of going to prison hits everyone right between the eyes when they’re standing in courtroom in handcuffs. Hiring a defense attorney might help lower your anxieties. Mr. Kohnen is an award-winning criminal defense attorney. In fact, our law firm has over 56 perfect five-star yelp reviews. Marc knows how to fight for your freedom. He makes himself available 24 hours a day to answer questions and provides constant updates to his clients.

Fighting for Your Freedom After a Criminal Charge 

Number one on our list is obvious. Fighting for your freedom after a criminal charge is our top priority. Marc is licensed in Federal Criminal Courts as well as California State Criminal Courts. If you, or a loved one, have been charged with a crime we can help. For over 15 years we’ve fought for the freedom of our clients. In fact, we’ve won Not Guilty verdicts for clients accused of First Degree Murder and Manslaughter. Our office is located in Downtown San Diego and we service all of San Diego County. For Federal Crimes we take cases in all 50 states. Please contact us at (619) 398-2500 now to discuss your legal options.

What is the Difference Between a Criminal Defense Attorney and a Public Defender? 

This is one of the most common questions we get. We need to “tread lightly” when answering because we do not want to offend anyone. A lot of really good criminal attorneys start out as prosecutors or public defenders. By definition, a public defender is just a criminal defense attorney who works for the state or federal government. They are a licensed lawyer and understand criminal law. So, what is the difference between a criminal defense attorney and a public defender? Simple, YOU’RE paying for a criminal defense attorney. The STATE is paying for a public defender. Guess what? The state is trying to put you in JAIL.

Remember, while the government tells you that you are innocent until proven guilty BUT prosecutor believes the opposite. How do we know this? Simple, the prosecution and District Attorneys Office wouldn’t waste their time trying to pursue a case against you if they didn’t believe you were guilty. Only adding to your issues is the fact that prosecutors usually won’t go after you unless they flat our believe they can get a conviction. The government doesn’t like to lose a criminal case in court. It makes them look foolish for costing tax payers money just to lose. Hiring a defense attorney might be the way to go.

Hire a San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney 

If you’re ready to hire a San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney call us right away. For nearly two decades Marc and his legal team have fought tirelessly for the rights of the accused. While this article touched on what we believe to be the top 5 reasons to hire a San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney there are other benefits too. If we can leave you with one thing to think about, it’s this. Stop and think. After an arrest you may want to make quick decisions. Unfortunately, when people make decisions out of fear and anxiety they tend to only cause more harm than good.

Our law firm is open 24 hours a day. If you are unable to come to us we can provide a confidential telephone consultation or we can come to you. If you’re searching for an attorney for a loved one who is currently in custody we can also help. Marc has the ability to contact the jail or prison to set up an on-sight confidential consultation with your loved one. Marc has handled complex criminal cases and won not guilty verdicts for over 15 years. He has been aired on NBC, CBS, and ABC because of his work handling criminal cases. Call us now to fight for your freedom.