Sacramento Criminal Defense Lawyers

Representing Defendants throughout Roseville & Sacramento County

Are you facing criminal charges? If so, these charges should not be taken lightly. Going to trial can be overwhelming, if not traumatic and stressful. Chastaine | Jones is a law firm focused on protecting the rights of persons charged with criminal offenses in Sacramento County and the surrounding communities. 

Our premier attorneys in Sacramento, California, have more than 50 years of experience handling cases from all areas of criminal law and are prepared to do whatever it takes to help you secure a successful outcome. Serving Placer County, Sacramento County and El Dorado County includes Gold River, Roseville, Folsom, Rancho Cordova, and the surrounding areas.

If you are being charged with any of these crimes, it’s important to talk to a Sacramento County lawyer immediately. Call Chastaine | Jones Criminal Defense Attorneys for an initial consultation on your case.

What To Do If You Are Under Arrest

Be Respectful

Always be respectful to the police. They are public employees, and it is not illegal to ask them questions as long as you are not impeding their ability to do their jobs. Most officers are willing to provide basic information when questioned politely.

Confirm The Arrest

First, ask the officers if you are free to go. If you are not free to leave, ask if you are under arrest or if you are being detained. If you are being arrested, ask why.

Ask To Speak with Your Lawyer

If you are being arrested, ask politely to speak with your Sacramento County criminal defense lawyer. An attorney at Chastaine | Jones can help guide you through the necessary steps to get you the help you need.

Common Defenses in a Criminal Case

Although each criminal case varies, common reasons a case may be reduced or dismissed may include illegal or wrongful conduct of law enforcement. 

Some of the most frequently violated constitutional rights include:

  • Your 4th amendment, which keeps you from unreasonable seizes and searches
  • Your 5th amendment, which is the right to due process. This includes hearing your Miranda rights, your right to remain silent, etc.

Wrongful conduct of prosecution might also lead to your case being dismissed or reduced. Wrongful prosecution actions might involve:

  • Wrongful conduct of prosecution – This may include false confession, falsified evidence, racial profiling, sexual abuse, intimidation, etc.
  • The prosecutor’s failure to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant committed the crime
  • Legal excuse for being punished for the crime – This may include self-defense or defense of others.
  • Facts exposed by investigation.

While this is not an exhaustive list, your Sacramento County lawyer can help you develop a plan of action that best suits your personal situation. Often clients work with lawyers who are inexperienced or weak in the courtroom. With our legal team, you can rest assured knowing our attorneys are trial-tested. The attorneys at Chastaine | Jones have taken more than 100 cases to trial, resulting in numerous acquittals.

Contact Us Today For Your Personalized Consultation

Our criminal defense lawyers in Sacramento, California, can help with all manners from criminal cases. Sometimes the evidence is stacked against you, and the best you can do is mitigate the damage. The criminal attorneys at Chastaine | Jones are professional negotiators that can ensure you get the best sentence a prosecutor or judge is willing to offer. Call us today at (916) 932-7150 or send us an email to schedule a consultation.

Do I Need a Criminal Lawyer?

The simple answer is yes. Criminal law is an adversarial process. The government has many resources and highly trained attorneys with one goal in mind, to convict you of a crime. You must protect yourself. Whether you are innocent or are just looking for fair treatment, you have to fight back. The government will take advantage of your lack of knowledge if you don’t have a skilled lawyer at your side.
Being convicted of a crime can result in jail time or a prison sentence. It can also come with restrictive and expensive conditions of probation, loss of gun rights and sometimes impact other areas such as immigration and employment. You need to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer to improve your chances of a favorable outcome in all of these areas.
Given the serious consequences, it’s vital that you protect your rights and freedom.
Good Representation Is a Bargain
A prosecutor’s favorite kind of defendant is an unrepresented defendant. Too often prosecutors charge crimes they can’t support, enhancements they can’t prove, and make plea offers unjustified by the facts. They rely on the accused being scared and wanting to resolve their case as quickly as possible. You don’t want to wonder if you really had to plead guilty.
We protect you from pleading guilty if you don’t have to and ensure you’re getting the best possible offer if you do end up settling your case. Most people believe that hiring an attorney is too expensive, but good representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney is a bargain compared to the cost of incarceration and the loss of your rights.
Facing Criminal Charges?
Our Sacramento County criminal defense attorneys are near you in Gold River, California. We are ready to fight for you. Contact Chastaine | Jones by email or call us at (916) 932-7150 to schedule a consultation and begin your defense today.
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Proven criminal defense team ready to fight for you!

Get to know our experienced criminal defense attorneys, Martin Jones, Mike Chastaine, Jessica Davis, and James Ryan. Do you need legal advice? 
Contact our Roseville criminal defense law firm today!

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your individual situation. We invite you to contact us and welcome your calls, letters and electronic mail. Contacting us does not create an attorney-client relationship. Please do not send any confidential information to us until such time as an attorney-client relationship has been established.
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