San Jose Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have you been accused of a crime? If so, chances are that you are apprehensive about your future. A criminal charge can have a serious impact on your life. You may be forced to serve time in jail and pay unaffordable fines. Convictions on your record can also make it difficult to get a job or apply for a loan in the future. On a social level, a criminal conviction can ruin your reputation, and you may lose friends or the respect of your family. When you are involved in a criminal case, the most important decision you will make is choosing an attorney. You are entitled to legal representation and need to maximize this right. At Scher, Bassett & Hames, we have almost 50 years of experience that we can put to your case.
Why You Need a San Jose Criminal Defense Attorney
Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a serious felony, we can help. The attorneys at our firm understand what is needed to defend suspects in a variety of different cases. We can tackle DUI/DWI cases, shoplifting cases, hit and run cases, and other charges. In California, time is of the essence when it comes to criminal cases. For example, if you do not challenge a DUI within ten days, your driver’s license may be automatically suspended.
If you plan to represent yourself in court, you may not be successful in proving your innocence. We can provide you with professional help that is so valuable in a court case. The attorneys at our firm spend their careers studying California laws and learning how best to defend residents of San Jose, Cupertino, Santa Clara, and Watsonville. We are familiar with the local courts and understand the different strategies applicable to defend a suspect. Do not take the risk of self-representation or use a court-appointed attorney when you can have a trusted, caring attorney from our firm represent you.