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San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer
For more than 17 years, San Diego criminal defense lawyer Dod Ghassemkhani has worked in the criminal justice system. He has represented high-profile cases in the news as well as violent crimes, misdemeanors, DUIs and petty theft cases. He knows the law. He knows the judges. He knows the prosecutors. He knows what it takes to build a strong criminal defense for you.
TOP RATED SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS FOR MISDEMEANOR CHARGES
Misdemeanor charges are among the most common offenses. In California, a misdemeanor charge is a charge for which you can spend up to one year in county jail and you may be fined up to $1,000.
Common standard misdemeanor crimes in San Diego are:
- Drug possession
- Indecent exposure
- Domestic battery
- Driving with a suspended license
- DUI without injury
- Violating a restraining order
There are also offenses called “wobblers” that the prosecution may choose to charge as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the facts of the case and the defendant’s criminal history.
STRONG LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR SAN DIEGO FELONY CHARGES
Felony charges are among the most severe criminal charges. These offenses carry sentences of more than one year in jail or prison. Some of the most serious felonies may even be punishable by death. If you’re convicted of a felony in San Diego, you may also face fines of up to $10,000 in addition to or in lieu of imprisonment.
When you face felony charges in San Diego, you need an aggressive and determined criminal defense attorney to review all the evidence the prosecution has against you and to also uncover new evidence that can show you in a favorable light and cast doubt on the prosecution’s case. Your felony case deserves significant time and attention because your future is on the line. You can trust San Diego criminal defense attorney Dod Ghassemkhani to put his experience to work fighting for you.
I was referred to criminal attorney Dod from a co-worker’s friend who retained him on an assault case. Dod got that case dismissed. I am in the military, and was involved in a fight at a bar, and charged with several felonies. Attorney Dod got my charges reduced to a single misdemeanor with some anger management classes. He answers every call, text, or email immediately. Thank you!!
Mr. Ghassemkhani kept me out of jail. Even though it was only my first DUI, my BAC was so high the district attorney demanded 120 days jail time. I was terrified. But, Mr. Ghassemkhani reassured me that if I followed his directions I would stay out of jail, and he was right. I am so glad that I hired him to represent me. He helped make what could have been a nightmarish experience relatively painless. I highly recommend his services to anyone facing a DUI conviction.
EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL ATTORNEYS FOR YOUR ASSAULT & BATTERY CHARGES
If you’re facing criminal charges for a violent crime such as assault and battery, you are at risk of serious time behind bars. A conviction for assault in California carries penalties of up to 25 years in prison. You want an experienced attorney who strives to reach a not guilty verdict. At Dod Law, our San Diego criminal defense lawyer Dod Ghassemkhani has handled more than 6,500 cases. When your freedom is at stake, this is the type of experienced criminal lawyer you want handling your case.
OUR SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAW FIRM CAN HELP YOU FIGHT YOUR CHARGES
Criminal charges are a serious matter that must not be taken lightly. Even a misdemeanor can have lasting negative consequences on your life. Partnering with an experienced criminal attorney in San Diego is paramount to defend your freedom. With 17 years of experience practicing criminal defense law, Mr. Ghassemkhani and his team of top-rated San Diego criminal attorneys at Dod Law, are uniquely qualified to handle your criminal case. Whether you face a misdemeanor or a severe capital offense, Attorney Dod and his team have litigated nearly every type of criminal case with over 6,500 criminal cases in the San Diego area.
Criminal defense attorney Dod Ghassemkhani’s proven track record of “not guilty” verdicts and acquittals demonstrates his commitment to protecting his clients’ rights and freedoms. Whether you are facing your first run-in with the law or have a lengthy criminal history, you can trust the top rated criminal defense legal team at Dod Law to form a robust defense that will stand up in trial before a judge and jury. For personable, results-driven legal representation against criminal charges in San Diego, contact Dod Law today to request your free consultation!
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need a lawyer if I am innocent?
It is imperative that every criminal defendant consults with an experienced criminal defense lawyer in San Diego. In many cases, innocent people get charged for crimes that they did not commit. To prevent this from happening, your best option is to work with a knowledgeable criminal attorney.
Should I hire a criminal defense attorney?
Hiring an experienced San Diego criminal attorney is the best way to ensure that your rights are protected. A strong lawyer can potentially be able to get your charges and penalties reduced to, or better yet, having your charges dismissed completely.
How do I choose a criminal defense lawyer?
When researching criminal defense attorneys, there are several areas that you need to research prior to hiring them. These areas include whether they possess expertise in your type of case, the previous results that they have obtained (especially for similar cases to yours), and lastly to make sure you hire an attorney who is local to you.
Should I hire a lawyer if I am guilty?
A strong criminal defense lawyer can provide a detailed explanation for the charges against you, including the potential penalties, and the overall strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case. Not only do criminal defense attorneys protect your rights and properly navigate you through the criminal justice process, they are also the best option to negotiate a plea that could result in a lesser charge or penalty for your case.
How much does a criminal defense attorney cost?
The cost of hiring a San Diego criminal lawyer all depends on the severity of the criminal offense against you. Typically, the more severe your charge against you is, the higher the cost a lawyer will charge to represent you.
People v. T.S.: Client was charged with murder, facing life in prison,
CASE DISMISSED at preliminary hearing.
Discuss Your Defense In A Free Consultation
Dod Law represents people throughout all of San Diego County. Our offices are conveniently located near two of the main courthouses: Our downtown San Diego office is within walking distance of the courthouse, and our second office is in Vista directly across street from the courthouse. Call us in San Diego at 619-814-5110 or in Vista at 760-814-6025. You may also email our criminal defense law firm to request your free consultation.
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