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San Luis Obispo Criminal Defense Lawyer

There is no more important right than your freedom. That freedom is in danger if you have been arrested or have otherwise been charged with a crime. Retaining an experienced attorney is the first step in making sure that your rights remain protected. If you or a family member are in need of assistance, contact Earl E. Conaway, III, A Professional Law Corporation, today. We pride ourselves on providing the highest levels of service and believe that everyone is entitled to both aggressive representation and respect. Call today to speak with a San Luis Obispo criminal defense lawyer.

Experienced Attorney Defending San Luis Obispo Residents Against A Wide Range Of Criminal Charges

Our firm assists those who have been charged with a crime. We understand that some people may have been arrested due to a misunderstanding over facts, while others may be charged well in excess of what their actual conduct warrants. Regardless of your situation, we will provide the representation you deserve. Matters handled by our office include, but are not limited to:

DUI-Related Cases

If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), you are facing possible jail time, fines, the suspension of your driver’s license, and more. Many make the mistake of believing there is nothing they can do after such an arrest. We assist our clients in challenging the charges or in reaching a more favorable resolution.

Domestic Violence Charges

There are few matters in criminal law that are more likely to be based on incorrect factual assumptions than those involving alleged domestic violence. It is not uncommon for the police to make an arrest after mistakenly identifying one party as the “primary aggressor.” Also, such charges may be fabricated if one of the parties is attempting to gain an advantage in child custody proceedings. Such cases are taken very seriously by prosecutors, and you should retain an experienced lawyer to assist you.

Drug-Related Charges

While marijuana has been legalized in California, and America’s attitude towards drugs is changing, the fact of the matter is that prosecutors take narcotics-related charges seriously. If you have been arrested for the possession of “hard drugs,” such as heroin or methamphetamine, then an attorney can help to ensure that your rights are protected throughout the process. Also, if you have been arrested for the manufacturing, distribution, or other trafficking of such drugs, then you must understand that prosecutors will often pursue such cases aggressively.

Juvenile Offenses

One of the worst things for a child can be to get “caught up in the system.” If your son or daughter has been arrested, they run the risk of incarceration, being required to perform community service, and, worst of all, the possibility of being charged as an adult in extreme circumstances. 

How Earl Conaway Will Assist California Residents Who Have Been Arrested

If you have been arrested or otherwise charged with a crime, then it is important to understand that the process moves quickly. Retaining a lawyer immediately is important as it gives counsel a chance to begin building a case on your behalf immediately. There are several steps that counsel will take when guiding you through this process.

Your attorney will appear with you at your initial arraignment. If a resolution cannot be reached with the prosecution, they will enter a “not guilty” plea on your behalf. Your counsel will obtain all of the evidence that the prosecution is required to provide and will also launch their own investigation into the matter. Depending on the facts of the case, your lawyer may file a number of pretrial Motions as well as a Motion to Suppress Evidence. If the case cannot be dismissed due to violations by law enforcement, and if a favorable agreement is not reached, then your lawyer will ensure that your rights remain protected at trial. No two cases are the same. Please contact our San Luis Obispo criminal lawyer today to gain a better understanding of the likely flow of events in your case.

Contact Our Office To Schedule An Initial Consultation

The decision of whether or not to retain private counsel after an arrest should not be left to a “wait and see” approach. Your attorney will need to immediately begin identifying witnesses, determine the presence of search and seizure issues, and more. Given the importance of your freedom, it is crucial that you speak with counsel to ensure that your rights are fully protected. Contact us online or by telephone today to speak with a criminal defense lawyer.

Hear What Our Clients Have To Say

"Best criminal law lawyer in town! Earl has been helping me for the last few years and has made a huge difference. I highly recommend him, if you want a sophisticated and intelligent lawyer, then Earl is your man."
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