Fair Prosecution for Criminal Charges in San Diego? We think so!!!
Anthony J. Solare and Alexis L. Scott are Criminal Defense Attorneys in San Diego servicing all of Southern California.
There is a wide range of attitudes in the legal world, especially regarding how a criminal case should be resolved. Obviously, these are things about which reasonable minds will differ. That said, here’s something I do not believe: that all prosecutors are jackbooted, mindless, fire-breathing fascists who are sure that every thing that is in every police report is the gospel truth.
My own experience is quite contrary to that. The prosecutors I’ve encountered in San Diego are thoughtful lawyers who temper their zealous advocacy with compassion, judgment and good critical analysis. The “prosecutorial discretion,” the decision of what charges should be brought against a person, gives them a significant power, something most take quite seriously. They most emphatically do no want to be prosecuting someone who is innocent or has a legitimate defense to their actions.
This was clearly demonstrated in a matter I had set for criminal trial recently. The DA’s there had the awareness, wisdom and strength of character to dismiss DUI charges against my client, a decision that they rarely make but was well warranted in this case. They fully considered the information we had provided and incorporated these things into their decision-making. While legitimate necessity defenses are uncommon, especially in DUI/DWI cases, the evidence we would have presented at trial would have been compelling. The prosecutors recognized that and made a good call.
Of course, it did not hurt my client’s cause any that we have the credibility with the DA’s office so that they believed what we said and knew that we could have prevailed at trial. One of the best assets we bring to our cases is our reputation for high ethics and zealous representation of our clients. If you or someone you know needs a well-respected criminal defense attorney who knows how to get things done, call us today for a free consultation.
We have defended individuals in San Diego, California and all of Southern California, including Los Angeles County, Orange County, Imperial County, Ventura County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County. We have handled a very wide variety of criminal charges including but not limited to:
- Assault and Battery
- Sex crimes including sexual abuse, rape, child molestation, and solicitation of prostitution
- Child pornography and Internet crimes
- Theft, Burglary, and Robbery
- Drug Crimes including possession of drugs with intent to sell, drug transportation and distribution, cocaine and methamphetamine charges, medical marijuana, and drug smuggling over the border
- Alien Smuggling
- False Allegations and Accusations
- DUI/DWI defense including Second, Third, and Fourth Offense
- Military Law issues including courts-martial
- Prescription Drug Charges including the illegal use of pain relievers such as Oxycontin