When you are charged with a criminal offense, you face multiple consequences. Some of these consequences come from the government, like incarceration, fines, and the loss of certain rights and privileges. Others manifest in your social and professional life.
As your criminal defense lawyer, my goal is to help you avoid these consequences by defending your case against the charge. Your lawyer is your advocate; your defender, your protector.
I represent clients from Sacramento County and throughout California who are facing the following:
I am a dedicated, aggressive criminal defense lawyer who puts everything I can into defending my clients’ cases. I am honest, I am aggressive, and I will always tell you which legal decisions I think are in your best interest. My job is not to make legal choices for you, but to enable you to make informed decisions for yourself.
There is more to representing a client than advising him or her on how to proceed with a case. There is also the actual defense. As a criminal defense lawyer who works with juvenile and adult clients, I do the following for each case:
You can represent yourself in court. That is call edpro se representation. But there is a lot of truth in the phrase “a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client.” If even a professional lawyer should not represent him- or herself, you definitely should not represent yourself.
Why? Because you are not familiar with the process of building a strong, effective criminal defense strategy and the nuances of navigating the criminal justice system. You cannot simply go to court and tell the truth – you need to prove the truth if you want to prove your innocence to the court. An experienced criminal defense lawyer knows exactly how to do this and will tell you when it is more realistic to try to reduce your charge instead of trying to have it dropped.
Do not wait to start working on your legal defense strategy. If you were charged with a criminal offense, you need strong criminal defense now. Contact the Law Office of Steve Whitworth today to set up your free legal consultation. The longer you wait to get started on your case, the more difficult it will be to have your charge lowered or dropped.
Steve was my lawyer for a very serious felony case earlier this year. He showed up at 4am while I was in jail to brief me on how to get out. He not only got me out, but got me the best possible deal. I Was facing 15 years prison and I got 30 days house arrest. He knows his stuff and will fight for you because he cares.
Attorney Whitworth represented me in an employment case, and was absolutely superb! He made sure I clearly understood every step of the way, and always had my best interest at heart. If I ever need help from a lawyer in the future, Steve will definitely be my first call!!!
what an amazing attorney. We hired him to represent a family member who was being accused of his second dui. He got the case thrown out! Steve rocks! thanks for all of your help! Hopefully my cousin learned his lesson lmao!