Criminal charges may be filed as either felonies or misdemeanors, and both can have a significant impact on your life. Consequences can range from community service and fines to incarceration and in the most serious of cases the death penalty. Society often makes the mistake of assuming a person is guilty if they are arrested and charged. We take all reasonable steps to dispel this notion and see that you receive a fair trial.
Seeking representation prior to charges being filed is one of the most important steps you can take to prevent a conviction. This will educate you and provides the best opportunity to resolve your matter outside of the courtroom
If you have been charged or if you are ordered to appear in court you need to speak with an attorney immediately. Don’t go to court alone and risk being taken into custody and having to pay needless bail. Doug will make the appearance and handle the court proceedings for you.
Being arrested and charged with a crime does not mean you are guilty. We will review the facts to determine if the arrest was without probable cause, if the warrant was defective, whether the search was illegal, or if some other defense exists. Sometimes the smallest defect in the prosecutor’s case can result in an acquittal or a dismissal.
Once Doug has had an opportunity to review the facts of your case, he will discuss with you the options you have available. If a trial is necessary he will put his years of experience to work for you. In trial, his goal is to get your case dismissed or see you receive an acquittal.
In some circumstances trial is not the best option. In these cases Doug will customize a resolution to suit your goals while working hard to mitigate fines and jail time.
Mr. Goss has over twenty years experience representing individuals in:
Remember you have the right to remain silent and have an attorney. We recommend you exercise both of these rights. Most outside of the legal community have little understanding of how the system works; let Doug do the talking for you.
Remember, your first consultation is always free of charge. Call today and schedule a meeting with Doug. Please inform our staff if you require any special accommodations.
Call (209) 373-4680 to schedule a free consultation.
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