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Before Charges Are Filed Against You

Why wait until after the district attorney has decided to file criminal charges against you?

It is much more preferable to get ahead of the curve and try to prevent or dissuade the district attorney or the prosecutors from filing in the first place.

That is why it is to your benefit to speak to a knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense attorney before criminal charges are filed by the prosecutor’s office, or the state Atty. Gen.’s office.

Before Charges Are Filed Against You

You will greatly benefit from the advice and guidance of a skilled defense attorney in many ways prior to any criminal charges being filed:

  • We can review your case and the facts possibly discovering evidence that maybe used to your advantage before charges are even filed.
  • We can carefully screen your case, so that we may be able to present substantial evidence to prosecutors that will dissuade them from filing criminal charges against you.
  • We will advise you to remain silent and have us do the talking for you in the event that you are approached and questioned by law-enforcement or an investigator.
  • If you think that you are in imminent danger of being arrested or questioned by the police we will coach you on what your rights and responsibilities are so that you are not wrongly charged.

Before Charges Are Filed Against You

Once the district attorney’s office or the prosecutors file criminal charges against you, the charges will appear on your criminal record, even if the charges are later dismissed or dropped.

Unfortunately, the information that is contained within your criminal record is potentially accessible to any of your future employers, educational institutions and landlords. Therefore, it is vitally important that you do everything in your power to have our law firm intervene on your behalf to avoid having criminal charges filed in the first place.

You cannot afford to wait and risk your future. By hiring a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney it is possible to prevent charges from being filed against you from the very beginning.

Fiumara & Milligan Law, PC which has been around since 1992 has developed a very professional team of extremely experienced and knowledgeable private investigators and experts dedicated to helping our clients immediately prior to criminal charges being filed in court.

Another goal as it should be yours is to get a pre–filing disposition if we can’t get the prosecutor to not file at all! This is very significant since our clients’ future employment (under California law) would not be adversely affected since without filed charges in court, a job applicant for a license can state truthfully that they have never been arrested.

Before Charges Are Filed Against You

We would be happy to explain all of the nuances mentioned above in a personal, confidential and free consultation at one of our two conveniently located offices.

One Office is centrally located in Santa Rosa with good parking and the other in San Rafael with excellent covered parking as well as being very close to the freeway. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week!

If you think that you are about to be approached by law-enforcement or charged with a criminal offense, please do not hesitate to call us at 707-571-8600 OR 415-492-4507.

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Case Results

  • DUI- REDUCED
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE- REDUCED
  • POSSESSION OF METH- DISMISSED
  • FELONY ARSON- RESOLVED
  • RESISTING ARREST- RESOLVED
  • POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA- REDUCED
  • PROBATION VIOLATION- RESOLVED
  • POSSESSION OF COCAINE- REDUCED
  • CONCEALED WEAPON- DISMISSED
  • DRUNK IN PUBLIC- RESOLVED
  • JUVENILE DRUG/WEAPON- RESOLVED
  • FELONY RAPE- REDUCED
  • DUI- Hung Jury
  • SOLICITATION OF PROSTITUTE- DIVERSION
  • POLICE EVADING- REDUCED
  • DUI- REDUCED
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE- REDUCED
  • FURNISHING ALCOHOL/MINOR- RESOLVED
  • RESISTING ARREST- DISMISSED
  • ACCIDENT DUI- DISMISSED
  • CANNABIS CHARGES- REDUCED
  • DOMESTIC VIOLENCE- DISMISSED
  • DRUNK IN PUBLIC- DISMISSED
  • PUBLIC INTOXICATION- DISMISSED
  • JUVENILE CASE- DISMISSED
  • PROSTITUTION SOLICITATION- DISMISSED
  • ASSAULT & BATTERY- DISMISSED
  • ARSON- RESOLVED
  • PETTY THEFT- COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • POSSESSION OF NARCOTICS- DISMISSED
  • FELONY MARIJUANA- MISDEMEANOR
  • FELONY WEAPONS POSS.- REDUCED
  • Felony Assault - JURY ACQUITTAL
  • Domestic Violence - JURY ACQUITTAL
  • Felonies - REDUCED to 1 MISD.
  • Felonies - REDUCED to 1 MISD. NO JAIL
  • Sex Felonies - REDUCED/NO JAIL
  • Prostitution - DIVERSION/NO JAIL
  • 2nd Theft - DISMISSED
  • Drug Felonies - NO JAIL
  • Driving Misd - REDUCED TO INFRACTION
  • Resisting Arrest - DISMISSED
  • Juvenile Sex Felonies - DIVERSION
  • Multi-ED CODE Charges - REMAIN IN SCHOOL
  • 3 VOP'S - ALL DISMISSED
  • 1st Degree Burglary - REDUCED

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