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    Santa Ana Criminal Defense Lawyer

    Santa Ana Criminal Defense Lawyer | Orange County

    Facing criminal charges in Orange County, California requires the expertise of an experienced Santa Ana criminal defense lawyer. The penalties for criminal cases in California can be severe, significantly impacting your life. Convicted felons may lose certain rights, such as voting, owning a firearm, or joining the military. Most individuals do not possess the necessary legal knowledge to effectively represent themselves in a criminal case. Hiring Dod, a Santa Ana criminal defense attorney is your best protection against any criminal charges. Dod Law will help you navigate through the complex justice system on your behalf. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

    Types of Criminal Cases We Defend in Santa Ana Orange County, California
    The severity of the consequences you may face upon being arrested and charged with an offense depends on several factors, such as whether or not you have an existing criminal record. If you are found guilty of an offense, sentencing may be influenced by prior convictions. At Dod Law, we have represented thousands of criminal cases in California.

    We have successfully represented individuals charged with the following crimes:

    • Assault and Battery: In California, assault is when someone attempts (and has the ability) to commit a violent injury on another person. Battery is any actual, intentional force or violence upon another person against their will. A charge of assault or battery can result in a sentence of up to 25 years in prison.
    • Domestic Violence: A charge of domestic violence can occur when someone threatens or abuses someone with whom they have a close relationship, such as a family member or romantic partner. Domestic violence charges are taken very seriously in California and can result in jail time, counseling, restitution payments, and/or completion of anger management courses.
    • Fraud Crimes: Charges of fraud can include any activity that grants a person an unfair or illegal financial advantage or causes harm or loss to another person for your benefit. Fraud charges are “wobbler crimes,” meaning they can either be misdemeanors or felonies. A fraud conviction can also result in deportation if the offender is an immigrant.
    • Drug Crimes: Drug-related offenses are taken very seriously in California and can lead to steep fines and incarceration. Possible defense strategies a criminal defense attorney may use for drug charges include medical reasons, unlawful search, or inappropriate misconduct.
    • Sex Crimes: People charged with sex crimes in California face more than just jail or hefty fines. A conviction for a sex crime means being branded for life as a sex offender, limiting where you can live and work.
    • DUI: A charge for driving under the influence (DUI) is not taken lightly in California. A DUI can cause you to lose your driving privileges, damage your reputation, and result in incarceration, probation, and substantial fines.
    • Theft Crimes: Shoplifting or theft is a common charge in Orange County criminal courts. Depending on the value of the stolen items, these charges can range from misdemeanors to felonies.
    • Violent Crimes: A conviction for a violent crime can mark you as a felon for life and lead to severe penalties, such as lifelong incarceration and steep fines. These convictions can impact your life for many years after serving your sentence.
    • White-Collar Crimes: These crimes typically involve business professionals, government officials, or others in positions of power and often include illegal financial gain or corporate scams.
    • Felonies: Felony charges are the most serious in California. A felony conviction may result in lifelong consequences and imprisonment in state prison, potentially for life.
    • Misdemeanors: Although misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, a conviction can still affect your future, freedom, and career options. Common misdemeanor charges include indecent exposure, concealed weapons charges, prostitution, and driving with a suspended license.

    We have solid case results in all areas of criminal defense and are dedicated to providing personalized representation. We understand that facing a criminal charge is a serious concern for which you deserve effective counsel. You can explore some of our case results in California by clicking here.

    What You Should Do After Being Arrested in Orange County California – Call Dod Law a Santa Ana Criminal Defense Lawyer
    One of the most common mistakes people make after an arrest is waiving their right to remain silent. Many assume they can talk themselves out of the situation, but this is seldom the case. As stated in your Miranda Rights, anything you say can and will be used against you in court. What you choose to say may hurt you more than it helps, so refrain from voluntarily providing information to police officers but remain respectful during interactions. Exercise your right to remain silent until you have spoken with Attorney Dod.

    After being processed and booked into jail, you have the right to request a call to a lawyer. Once you have contacted Attorney Dod, he can advise you on your next steps. Do not speak to anyone about your alleged crimes outside of your attorneys. Remember, you are not obligated to answer any questions without your criminal defense attorney present.

    Contact us at our Santa Ana, Orange County office 949-681-7020 | San Diego office (619) 814-5110 | Vista office 760-814-6025 | or schedule an appointment by filling out our online contact form.


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    Meet Attorney Dod Ghassemkhani

    • Recent Case Results
    • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association | Named San Diego County’s 2023 Trial Lawyer Of The Year
    • Award Winning Criminal Defense Attorney
    • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • Over 20 years of criminal defense experience
    • 10.0 “Superb” Avvo Rating