Schedule a Free Consultation with a Sacramento Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal defense attorneys are a special breed of lawyer. They take it upon themselves to defend and protect the rights of alleged criminals who are oftentimes the target of the prosecutors looking to pile up case wins and make a name for themselves. Sometimes truth and justice take a back seat. If you have been charged with a crime, whether it be a drug crime, a violent crime or a sex crime, amongst others, Steve Whitworth, a highly respected criminal defense attorney in Sacramento and surrounding areas, will provide you and your family with the most thorough and hard-fought defense of your rights and your freedom. Schedule a free consultation now to see if Mr. Whitworth is the right criminal defense attorney for you. Call now at 916-943-4607.

Steve Whitworth is an Award-winning Sacramento Defense Lawyer

When you’re under severe pressure from being charged with a serious crime by the prosecutor’s office, it can be the most stressful and scary time of your life, as your freedom, literally, is in question. Your freedom to go to sleep when you want, wake up when you want, eat when you want, take a walk when you want, etc. are all potentially hanging in the balance if you’ve been charged with a major crime. Hiring an award-winning Sacramento criminal defense attorney could be the most important decision of your life. Steve Whitworth is that decision, as he has proven himself to be your possible saving grace in the form of your lawyer fighting for your rights and your freedom.

Perfect 10 AVVO Rating

Seeking an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect you and your family is no small decision, as it could impact your life for years to come. Steve Whitworth has a perfect 10 rating on AVVO and focuses on defending your rights under the Constitution of the United States. Half his cases fall under the category of violent crimes, so his experience for more than a decade makes him a winning choice for you.

Top-Rated Super Lawyers Award

Although individual awards don’t always necessarily translate to the best lawyer in town, when a criminal defense attorney in Sacramento has received multiple accolades for his work, specifically pertaining to protecting the rights and providing top-level ethical legal services to those in desperate need of defense against the unfortunate criminal charges, then you can feel assured that you or your loved one is in good hands. Steve Whitworth is a Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Sacramento and the surrounding areas, and he will zealously defend your freedom.

Recognized by Sacramento Magazine as a Premier Defense Attorney

In addition to being recognized by well-known legal industry entities, it is a plus if an attorney,  who can help you in your time of need when facing criminal charges, has been shown public respect for their hard work and commitment to protecting the rights of people who have been charged with serious crimes. Sacramento Magazine views Steve Whitworth as an attorney with an “extraordinary ability to identify and solve his clients’ legal problems.”

Voted Three Best Rated

If that’s not enough to prove his value as a criminal defense attorney in Sacramento and surrounding areas, Steve Whitworth experienced the honor of being voted one of the three best criminal defense attorneys. His case history and devotion to his clients is unmatched, as he will never stop fighting for your rights under the Constitution, as well as your basic freedom.

Types of Criminal Charges We Defend

Criminal defense attorneys sometimes take on particular types of cases that they are comfortable with. Being able to navigate the justice system for various types of criminal charges is an advantage that the Law Office of Steve Whitworth can provide. He defends criminal charges against his clients such as DUI’s, drug charges, sex crimes, financial crimes, federal crimes, etc.  If you’re in need of a competent criminal defense attorney in Sacramento due to criminal charges filed against you, then hiring an experienced attorney who has a history with your type of charges could be a difference-maker for you.


DUI’s can be tricky in the state of California, as there are may different levels of criminal infraction to contend with. Understanding the DUI laws can take time and be an arduous process, which is why you should be able to rely on your criminal defense attorney to help you understand what penalties you may be facing and figure out the best possible plan of action to combat your specific charges, whether they be a first, second, third or fourth DUI offense, to minimize your penalties.  

Drug Charges

Similar to other types of criminal charges, drug charges can be filed for various drug-related crimes, such as possession, intent to distribute, or even manufacturing, plus more, depending on the quantity of marijuana, cocaine or even methamphetamine that you been accused of possessing. The reality is that the laws can be confusing and carry different levels of penalties, so hiring a competent, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who can take the pressure off of you by utilizing his experience to fight the charges against you could be a winning path for you and your family.

Sex Crimes

Some of the most sensitive and controversial types of crimes are sex crimes, as they carry a horrible stigma, regardless of your possible innocence. Various sex crimes, such as possession of child pornography, rape, sex with a minor, etc. can ruin a person’s reputation and carry serious jail or prison time. Choosing a criminal defense attorney who has experience protecting his client’s reputations and negotiating with prosecutors to lessen the charges may very well be the most important decision you make in your life.

Possession of Child Pornography

As a sub-category of sex crimes, any criminal charges involving children, such as the possession of child pornography, can create immense fear and stress for the alleged perpetrators, since the penalties can be severe and the public judgment can be overwhelming. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney who can provide real assistance to your reputation, as well as fighting for your rights and your freedom, should be a decision you take very seriously.


Yet another area of sex crimes that bring the potential for serious penalties and the loss of your freedom is rape. The rape laws in California can be very convoluted and the penalties can vary wildly, so securing legal counsel to protect you against the prosecutors seeking your incarceration is an absolute must. Be sure to select an attorney with experience dealing with clients charged with rape, as having someone in your corner who has defending your rights and protecting your freedom marked as his main priorities for you.   

Sex with a Minor

Sex with a minor, or statutory rape, can be a messy charge, as it sometimes occurs within the context of a seemingly consensual relationship, yet the law does not believe that minors can mentally be mature enough to offer legitimate, reliable consent. Therefore, having an experienced attorney to protect your rights, your freedom and the truth of your particular circumstances could be key in determining how your case plays out.


Another charge that can result in minor penalties or sometimes major penalties and consequences, depending on the specifics of the alleged crime and the experience and skill of your criminal defense attorney, is a solicitation for a prostitution charge. Solicitation charges can sometimes be plea-bargained down to lesser offenses, resulting in lesser penalties, so securing the right defense attorney who has the experience and ability to negotiate with prosecutors could be a factor that dictates a favorable outcome for you and your family.

Financial Crimes

Hiring a criminal defense attorney with the ability and the experience to manage a case involving money and financial crimes can be quite the advantage for you if you have been charged by the prosecutor’s office. Financial crimes are taken very seriously in today’s societal climate, and the penalties can be incredibly severe, including prison time, if you are convicted of a crime that has stripped innocent people of their hard-earned money. To potentially avoid the worst possible penalty outcome, hire a competent criminal defense attorney now.

Federal Crimes

Federal criminal laws can be quite in-depth and certainly different than those enforced by an individual state. They require a whole new process, as your attorney will be dealing with federal laws and federal prosecutors and federal courts and judges, rather than the state court system they are most likely more familiar with. Hiring a criminal defense attorney who has federal crime case experience is a necessity when facing criminal charges, whether they be violent or non-violent, because a familiarity with the federal system can make all the difference when it comes to defending your rights and your actual freedom.

Free Consultations with a Criminal Defense Attorneys in Sacramento

The Law Office of Steve Whitworth has many years of experience, the knowledge of the countless laws for the many charges that can be filed and the pure legal skill to take on many different types of criminal cases. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, whether it be a drug charge, a sex crime charge, a violent crime charge, a financial crime charge or even a federal crime charge, then call Steve Whitworth now at 916-943-4607 for a free consultation with a criminal defense attorney in Sacramento. He will fight to the end for your constitutional rights and your freedom.