San Bernardino Felony Lawyer
San Bernardino and Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney Serving the Inland Empire
If you have been charged with a felony, or are under investigation for
one in the San Bernardino or Riverside area, you will need a competent
and skilled criminal defense attorney. This is especially important if
you have any prior convictions. California's "three strikes law,"
passed in 1994 could cause you to be facing 25 years to life in prison.
If you have one prior strike, you will get double the normal sentence
and serve 80% of that time rather than 35% or 50%. Your attorney must
be skilled enough to have "strikes" removed from your case.
Mr. McDonald has had great success in this regard. Felonies, unlike misdemeanors,
result in permanent loss of civil rights, such as the right ever to carry
or possess a weapon again. Felony convictions destroy your chance at finding
or keeping your job, and will result in your license to practice nursing,
real estate, law or medicine being suspended or revoked. Mr. McDonald
works with the administrative offices that threaten to take your license
and we usually can save it.
It is highly recommended that you contact a San Bernardino and Riverside
felony defense attorney at the firm to find out what is the best way to
defend your case. He has been practicing since 1990 and has a criminal
defense track record of proven results with experience as a Special Prosecutor.
With his experience on both sides of courtroom, Mr. McDonald can provide
the resources, skills, and legal know how needed to effectively defend
any felony charge.
Felony Cases Handled
The firm provides criminal defense for all felonies, including
If you have been previously convicted for committing two serious felonies
(strikes) and you are convicted for committing a third offense, possibly
a misdemeanor, you may be sentenced to serve a minimum of 25 years in
prison and a maximum of life.
It is important that you are aware that the courts will include convictions
prior to the passing of the "three strike" law, convictions
from other states, federal convictions and, in some cases, juvenile convictions
when they add up the "strikes" against you. The most frightening
possibility is that the court has the power to elevate a misdemeanor charge,
such as petty theft, to a "strike" charge if you have prior
You must seek the advice of an experienced San Bernardino and Riverside
criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with any crime no matter
how minor you think it is. Your only defense against the California three
strike law may rest on your attorney's ability to change the present
and the past.
An experienced criminal defense lawyer may be able to successfully argue
that your prior felonies were not, in fact, "strikes". Your
attorney may also convince the courts that your current charges are unwarranted.
Consult with a San Bernardino Criminal Defense Lawyer
It is important that you consult with the San Bernardino and Riverside
criminal defense lawyer at our firm as soon as possible. When you meet
with Mr. McDonald, be completely honest with your version of events. Tell
him about any past criminal record or witness that might help or hurt
your case. Remember that you are the most important part of your defense
team. Mr. McDonald will spend time during your consultation to learn enough
about your case to give you a direction and a likely defense plan.