Criminal Defense Lawyer Burbank
A criminal charge can lead to hefty fines and loss of your freedom upon conviction. A criminal record can make it harder to get a job, obtain credit or find a place to live. You may be uncertain about what steps to take if you are facing charges.
If you have been charged with committing a crime in Burbank or informed that you are the target of a police investigation, your future may depend on the lawyer you choose. Turn to an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling for help.
Our law firm has more than two decades of experience working in the local court system and defending the rights of individuals facing criminal charges. We will put that experience to work on your behalf. In every case, we analyze the facts and develop a legal strategy to seek the most favorable outcome for our clients. In many situations, defense attorney Justin E. Sterling can negotiate a plea agreement to spare clients the harshest possible penalties. If going to court offers the best option for fighting the charges you face, we will fight fiercely for your freedom.
Criminal Cases Handled by Our Defense Attorneys
Our defense firm handles criminal cases in state and federal courts in Burbank and the greater Los Angeles area. Some of the common types of cases we handle include:
Weapons charges: California imposes harsher penalties for crimes involving weapons. Some weapons charges are misdemeanors while many are felonies. If you are facing weapons charges in Burbank, you need a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney defending you.
Domestic violence: Individuals charged with domestic violence in Burbank remain innocent until proven guilty. You should take any domestic abuse charges seriously and contact an experienced Burbank domestic violence lawyer.
Drug crimes: Conviction of a drug crime can lead to harsh penalties. Our skilled legal team has a 20-year record of getting drug charges reduced or dismissed and helping eligible clients enter pre-trial diversion programs. Talk to a Burbank drug crimes lawyer about your charges.
Violent crimes: If you have been charged with a violent crime, it doesn’t necessarily mean you will be convicted. The prosecutor has only heard the police version of what happened. You need a skilled criminal defense lawyer to present your side of the story and defend you.
Sex crimes: With many alleged sex crimes, the charge will be dismissed if it can be shown the victim gave consent. Our legal team defends the rights and reputations of people facing sex crimes charges such as rape, sexual assault, or statutory rape.
Assault and battery: Assault and battery are separate charges, but they are often charged together. The distinction is a battery conviction requires physical contact. However, the battery can be justified if it was in self-defense or the defense of others. Our defense team is skilled at identifying the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and getting assault and battery charges reduced or dismissed.
Robbery, theft, and burglary: Whether you are facing charges of robbery, theft, or burglary, there are valid defenses to fight these charges. Attorney Justin E. Sterling has the skill and experience to develop a strong defense for you.
White collar crimes: White collar crimes are generally financial crimes such as tax evasion, embezzlement, major fraud, insurance fraud, and money laundering. If you are under investigation for a white-collar crime in Burbank, do not wait to contact a criminal defense lawyer.
Expungements: California permits people convicted of certain charges to qualify for expungement of their criminal record. If you believe that you may be eligible to have your record wiped clean, contact the Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling for assistance.
The Advantage of Hiring an Experienced Burbank Criminal Defense Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling, we maintain a limited caseload so we can give you personalized legal representation and the attention your case deserves.
We appear regularly in local courts and have established professional relationships with prosecutors and district attorneys. Our proposals to resolve charges on behalf of our clients will receive consideration.
Our law firm has a team of in-house investigators who are former senior law enforcement professionals who know the local justice system.
We have tried more than 70 cases to verdict.
If you have been arrested in Burbank, contact us at your earliest opportunity.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Burbank Criminal Defense Attorney
An experienced criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling in Burbank can review the charges you are facing and discuss your best legal options. We can explain the defense strategies we would use to defend you so you can make a well-informed decision with your future in mind.
Contact the Law Offices of Justin E. Sterling to set up a free and confidential consultation.