Most criminal prosecutions are brought at the state level. In California, most crimes that come under state jurisdiction are classified in the California Penal Code and encompass everything from theft and burglary to violent crimes and murder.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense under California state law, choosing an experienced legal representative must be your first priority. For over 40 years, Ron Cordova, Attorney-At-Law, has defended clients in state courts against all types of criminal charges. Ron has tried more than 150 jury trials throughout his career, providing him with the skill and knowledge to protect his clients from jail time or a conviction that could negatively affect their future.
The State Prosecution Procedure
State criminal charges are filed after an arrest by a state, county or city law enforcement officer. Prosecution is brought in a California state court, and if you are convicted, you could be sent to county jail or state prison.
State offenses are often thought to be less serious than federal offenses, but they can still carry harsh penalties. Criminal defense attorney Ron Cordova can help you to avoid jail time or even a conviction through determined, effective legal representation.
Aggressive Defense Against Federal Criminal Charges
While most crimes are prosecuted in state courts, certain offenses are classified under both state law and federal law and may be prosecuted in either system.
Federal charges can be applied to any offenses that are committed on federal land as well as crimes that take place across state lines or when a defendant crosses state borders. Immigration and customs violations are also subject to federal jurisdiction.
If the allegations against you fall under federal as well as state jurisdiction, you need a lawyer with knowledge of both systems. Ron Cordova has successfully handled high-profile state and federal court cases in 29 states and the District of Columbia. His experience can provide you with the strongest possible defense against any criminal charge you may face.
Contact Ron Cordova For A Strong Defense Against State Criminal Charges
Based in Irvine, California, Ron Cordova, Attorney-At-Law, can represent you in any state or federal criminal case. For a free consultation, call 949-769-2175 or complete a quick and easy online form today.