Criminal Defense Attorney in Torrance

Are you in need of a Torrance criminal defense attorney? Even if you are unsure of whether you need a lawyer at this point, if you are dealing with any type of issue related to criminal charges, an arrest or accusations of a crime, it is a wise choice to discuss your options with a legal professional.

Any person, in any walk of life, may be in danger of facing criminal charges at some point or another. It may be a teenager who is arrested for possession of marijuana, a CEO who is accused of embezzlement or a single parent who is arrested for DUI. Irrespective of one's status in life or the nature of the specific charges, they may have a tremendous and lasting impact. In these matters, it is important to do two things:

  • Remain silent. If you are taken into custody, law enforcement will read you your Miranda rights. Though they may vary by jurisdiction, these typically go along the lines of: "You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney…" Instead of agreeing to questioning without an attorney present, it is crucial to remain silent. You are not obligated to answer incriminating questions, and in trying to clear your name, you may unintentionally say or do something that only gives the prosecuting attorney more ammunition against you in criminal court.
  • Seek legal counsel. You have the right to an attorney if you are arrested. The sooner you involve a criminal defense lawyer, the sooner he or she can begin protecting your constitutional rights in order to help you avoid a criminal conviction and possibly formal charges in the first place.

Criminal Defense Lawyer for Misdemeanor and Felony Charges, serving Torrance

At our firm, you will find that we have the experience and commitment it takes to challenge criminal charges, whether it is in state, juvenile or federal court. We represent clients throughout Torrance and the surrounding communities and are ready to see how we can best assist you. Our founding attorney, Decio Rangel Jr., is a former prosecutor and skilled criminal defense attorney who has been called upon by Good Morning America, ABC News, CBS News and the Los Angeles Times for his legal insight. He has extensive trial experience, from DUI to murder, and knows what it takes to excel in criminal court.

Ready to learn more? Contact a Torrance criminal defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Decio Rangel Jr. today.

Resources: Torrance, CA

About Criminal Defense
Torrance – Official Site
Torrance City Profile
Torrance Police Department

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