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Fresno County Criminal Lawyers

Spodek Law Group’s Fresno criminal defense attorneys boast an impressive track record.  Throughout central California, we have gotten felonies, misdemeanors, or infractions reduced or dismissed for our clients. 

A few examples of the criminal charges our highly skilled Fresno DUI attorneys and criminal defense lawyers can handle for you are:

  • Domestic violence charges
  • Drug offenses, such as drug charges for possession (HS 11350)
  • DUI.  We also handle DMV license revocation hearings
  • Credit card fraud and other types of fraud
  • Lewd conduct charges
  • Probation-violation cases
  • Sex offences
  • Theft crimes, including shoplifting
  • Traffic violations often
  • Violent crimes, like assault and battery (PC 242)
  • White collar crimes

Our attorneys can also help reduce bail amounts, expunge criminal records, and restore gun rights.

Areas We Serve

We serve the following areas: Easton, Firebaugh, Fort Washington, Fowler, Friant, Huron, Kingsburg, Lanare, Laton, Malaga, Mayfair, Mendota, Minkler, Auberry, Big Creek, Biola, Bowles, Calwa, Cantua Creek, Caruthers, Centerville, Clovis, Coalinga, Del Rey, Monmouth, Old Fig Garden, Orange Cove, Parlier, Rasin City, Reedley, Riverdale, West Park, Madera, Mariposa, Visalia, Merced, San Joaquin, Sanger, Selma, Shaver Lake, Squaw Valley, Sunnyside, Tarpey Village, Three Rocks, Tranquility, Kern, Tulare, and other places throughout the Central Valley.

Jail and Court Information in Fresno

The majority of the individuals arrested for a crime by the Fresno Police Department or  Fresno County Sheriff’s Office go first to a local police station house to be processed. After that, they get booked at the Fresno County Jail.  

Fresno  County Jail Address: 1225 M St, Fresno, CA 93721, (888) 373-7011

You can find an inmate by name or booking numberat the Fresno Sheriff inmate information center.

Fresno Superior Court is where criminal cases are heard.  The courthouse is at 1100 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93724-0002, (559) 457-2000

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The Step By Step Criminal Court Process

Step one of most criminal cases is the arrest. In the lion’s share of cases, the court permits defendants to be released on bail.  In some cases, they can be released on their own recognizance. Defendants that are facing very serious charges might not get bail and remain in jail until trial.  Additionally, those who are considered to be a flight risk may be required to remain in jail.

Using a Bail Bondsman in Fresno County

In cases where the bail is too high for a defendant or their family to afford, the defendant may employ the services of a bail bondsman.   The bondsman puts up the entire amount in exchange for a non-refundable premium – in most cases, 15% of the bail amount.  When the case is over, the court will return the bail to the bondsman, but the defendant does not get back the 15% they paid.

Arraignments in Fresno County

Step two is the arraignment.  This is a hearing for the formal reading of charges where the defendant gets to enter his or her plea.  The defense and prosecution begin settlement talks at this stage. The defense attorney’s goal is to get the charges dismissed or substantially reduced. Depending on the circumstances, the prosecutors might actually agree to a favorable plea bargain. In general, both sides would prefer to avoid trial.

Preliminary Hearing in Fresno County

In matters where the defendant is facing a felony charge, there may be a preliminary hearing.  The exception is when a defendant gets indicted by grand jury.  In these cases, there is no preliminary hearing.) The reason court will hold a preliminary hearing is so that the prosecutors can demonstrate that they have enough evidence to press charges.  While it is true that defendants rarely win at these hearings, they are still a valuable part of the process because they force prosecutors to show their cards.  A smart defense attorney can take advantage of this information during negotiations.

The End of the Case

In step three, the best scenario for the defendant is that the case gets dismissed either by good negotiations or by getting a not guilty verdict at trial. If, on the other hand, the defendant gets convicted, sentencing follows. 

Probation in Fresno

Sentences generally include fines and incarceration. In some cases, the defendant is eligible for probation.   This way, they can stay out of custody. Often, the terms of probation include participating in community service, paying restitution, doing courses and classes, and avoiding future arrests.

Spodek Law Group Can Help You in your Fresno County Criminal Case

Are you or a loved one facing charges in the Fresno area?  Our Fresno County criminal defense attorneys are former deputy district attorneys and police officers with much expertise on law enforcement side of the criminal justice system. We can and do use that valuable experience from our days in the prosecutor’s office to lock down substantial charge reductions and dismissals.

The practice areas we can assist you in include personal injury as well as addition to criminal law and DUI/DWI defense.  Our lawyers can stand for you in both state and federal courts. Give us a call today to discuss what representation our experienced criminal defense lawyers can offer you. 


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