Defenses to Charges

Defenses to ChargesDefenses to California Crimes Explained
By San Diego Defense Attorneys

We define a defense to a criminal charge as one of the legally recognizable defenses found in the Penal Code. But there are other ways to win a criminal case, like insufficient proof.  This article explores California’s Statutory Defenses.

California law provides defenses that if properly presented will acquit the defendant of some or all of the charges lodged against him/her.

Some of these defenses are found in statute, some in case law.

Each case is unique and while these defenses are available they can only be brought when proper investigation and defense strategies are employed.

I have a Defense, What Does That Mean?

Defending criminal charges takes different forms.  There’s straight defenses where we accept that you did the crime, but have a legally recognized defense that absolves you of the crime.  We can negate an essential fact (element) of the crime you are charged with.  We can provide evidence that the witnesses for the government are lying.  Or we can prepare a mitigation packet that makes the crime less culpable.

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If you are charged with a crime and would like to inquire about whether you have a valid defense give our San Diego Criminal Attorneys a call at 619-649-2424 to discuss it.

Why Our Firm?

On all criminal cases we offer a Free initial consultation. This is your chance to gain candid advice on potential outcomes and implications of your criminal charge. You will meet with our attorneys, go over the facts of your case, relevant law and San Diego procedures. You will leave with a checklist of items we feel will take your case to a successful outcome.

Scott Hullinger, Esq.

Scott Hullinger, Esq.

San Diego Criminal & Civil Attorney

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