4 Frequently Asked Questions About San Diego Criminal Defense

A good defense is critical when you are facing criminal charges in San Diego. Start by learning the basics about your rights.

As an experienced criminal defense attorney who has been practicing in San Diego since 2003, there are certain questions that our office gets time and time again. When someone has been arrested and is facing serious criminal charges, they need assistance in navigating the complicated California legal system. They also need an attorney they can trust. 

By providing free consultations to anyone who contacts the Law Office of Joni Eisenstein, we work hard to demonstrate to potential clients that we have the knowledge, skills and reputation that they can trust with their freedom. Attorney Joni Eisenstein understands that a client facing criminal charges has much more at stake than their freedom: they want to protect their reputation and the well-being of their families. 

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4 Frequently Asked Questions About San Diego Criminal Defense 

Do you have questions about the California legal system? If so, you are not alone. Navigating it on your own can be daunting and for many, nearly impossible. We have compiled 5 of the most frequently asked questions defendants have when seeking a criminal defense attorney in San Diego. 

If you have additional questions or want to hire us to represent you in court, contact the Law Office of Joni Eisenstein today for your free and confidential consultation. You will speak directly with Joni Eisenstein and she will be the one to handle your case if you decide to retain her for your defense. 

I wasn’t read my Miranda rights. Can my case be dismissed? 

If you are in police custody and the police ask you questions, they must first read you your Miranda rights. This can be at the scene of the alleged crime or at the police station. However, if you have not been cuffed and arrested and have the freedom to leave, the police are not required to give you the Miranda warning. Depending on the specifics of your case, your responses to police questioning may be deemed inadmissible. 

If the police don’t have a warrant, can I be searched or arrested? 

A warrant is not always needed in order for the police to make an arrest or perform a search. If they have witnessed you commit a crime or they have probable cause that you have committed a crime, the police can arrest and search you. An experienced attorney can determine if your arrest or search was legal, and present a strong defense on your behalf. 

Should I represent myself in my case? 

No matter if you are innocent or guilty, in very few cases is it a good idea for a defendant to represent themselves in court. The prosecutors have experience, skill, knowledge of the court and resources that you won’t have, which very often results in a bad outcome for self-represented defendants. 

Should I use a public defender or private defense attorney? 

Public defenders are skilled professionals with extensive knowledge of the law in San Diego. However, they often have very full caseloads which can prevent them from giving your case the attention it needs and deserves. A private defense attorney has the ability to focus on your case and understand it inside and out. He or she will have the time to research every possible avenue of defense and work hard to get you the outcome that you desire. 

San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney Joni Eisenstein

When you are facing legal troubles in San Diego, it is understandable that you have many questions. The legal system does not cater to those who are inexperienced. That is why it is critical that you hire a criminal defense attorney who is experienced and has a reputation for excellence in the San Diego court system. 

Contact the Law Office of Joni Eisenstein today for your free consultation and to learn more about how you can secure the best criminal defense available in San Diego County. 

If you are on the fence about hiring a defense attorney, stop thinking about it, and do it now

Hiring a criminal defense attorney like Joni Eisenstein can help you go from a place of uncertainty to freedom.