Every day police arrest thousands of individuals for alleged criminal conduct. The charges include allegations of homicide, violence and domestic violence, theft, possession of narcotics and other drugs, sex crimes, child molestation, and serious traffic matters such as driving under the influence of alcohol, hit and run, vehicular manslaughter, or driving on a suspended license.
If you were arrested anywhere within the United States of America you have important Constitutional rights. In addition, every state has a constitution which may extend further rights to an individual after an arrest. No doubt, the government exercises great power and the number of prisons and prisoners in this country stands as testimony to the willingness of government to deprive people of their liberty. However, the law also places limitations on that governmental power. A criminal defense attorney can make sure that you get the benefit of every right and procedure that is your due. This has nothing to do with guilt or innocence it has to do with your legal right to an attorney, the presumption of innocence, and the exercise of rights that the Constitution grants to every person arrested in the United States.
If you have been arrested for a Criminal Offense, now is the time to get accurate information from a qualified attorney. My practice emphasizes the defense of persons who are charged with crimes in Alameda County.
As a former Deputy District Attorney and experienced Criminal Defense Attorney, I can help you understand and exercise your Constitutional Rights.
Properly handled, most Criminal cases do not result in jail time, some cases are dismissed, others are plea-bargained away. In many cases the Judge and the District Attorney really do not want you to go to jail. Jail is expensive for the government. Believe it or not, an arrest does not mean the end of life as you know it; In fact it can be the beginning of a new, more productive, happier life. Let me show you how. We need to work together to show the Judge and the DA that you are not the kind of person who should be jailed. You have lots of choices and rights, learn about them.
An experienced attorney can make what is often a confusing, frustrating, and time consuming process much easier. An attorney can put a buffer between you and the court system, reducing the necessity for you to appear in court and changing court dates to better suit your schedule. Sometimes a lawyer can be the difference between jail time and alternative sentencing schemes.
I do not charge for an office consultation or phone information. Please call my office for information or to set up a personal interview. I shall provide you with a written statement of fees for you to take home, consider, and discuss with your family before you make a decision about hiring me or any other attorney. There is absolutely no obligation, and I guarantee that you will know far more about your case and, as a result, have much greater peace of mind after we talk.
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If you have been arrested on a criminal charge, please telephone (510) 582-9090 to schedule a free consultation, or contact me online.
Louis J. Goodman, Attorney at Law 1290 B Street, Suite 307 Hayward, CA 94541
I represent clients in Alameda County, including Hayward, Union City, Newark, Fremont, Castro Valley, San Leandro, Dublin, Piedmont, Emeryville, Pleasanton, Livermore, Oakland, Berkeley, and Alameda.