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Riverside Criminal Lawyers

The highly skilled Riverside criminal defense attorneys at Spodek Law Group represent individuals charged with felony, misdemeanor, and infraction charges throughout Riverside County.

Top Notch Riverside DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers

Our Riverside criminal defense team includes former prosecutors. We are well aware of how “the other side” handles their prosecution.  We use that knowledge to help us negotiate charge reductions and dismissals for our clients. Our attorneys have years of experience fighting every type of criminal charge, including but not limited to:

  • Domestic violence charges
  • Drug crimes, including possession charges (HS 11350)
  • Gang crimes charges(PC 186.22)
  • Grand theft auto charges (PC 487d1)
  • Juvenile delinquency offenses
  • Lewd conduct criminal charges
  • Sex offenses, including sexual battery (PC 243.4)
  • Theft, including shoplifting charges
  • Violent crimes, including assault and battery charges(PC 242)
  • White collar

Additional services we provide include expunging criminal records, restoring gun rights and reducing felonies to misdemeanor charges.  Also, our Riverside DUI attorneys will appear at DMV hearings to fight your driver’s license suspension.

The Riverside, CA Jail and Courthouse

Generally, The Riverside Police  book arrestees at the Robert Presley Detention Center, also known as the Riverside County Jail.  This facility is located at 4000 Orange Street, Riverside, CA 92501, (951) 955-4500.

You can search for inmate information here.

All Riverside criminal cases are heard in the Riverside Hall of Justice, a courthouse at 4100 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501, (951) 777-3147.

We appear at other nearby courthouses, including the Banning Justice Centerthe Southwest Justice Center, Blythe Courthouseand Larson Justice Center.

Case information can be found online by clicking here.

The Criminal Court Process in Riverside

The criminal court process starts with an arrest. Unless the crime being charged was extremely serious, or the defendant is deemed a flight-risk or a threat to public safety , the jail will release the defendant on bail or his or her own recognizance (Release OR).

In some scenarios, the District Attorney’s office might determine that there’s not enough evidence to prosecute. In such cases, the defendant has the right to petition for a seal of the arrest records after the applicable statute of limitations passes.

In most other cases, the District Attorney will press formal charges.  The defendant is required to appear at an arraignment hearing, which is a short court hearing where the judge reads the charges.  Depending on the details of the case, defendants are allowed to skip this hearing, as long as they hire their own private attorney to appear in their place.

Bench Warrants in Riverside, CA

Defendants who do not make their court appearances will have a bench warrant issued for their arrest by the judge. This means they may be arrested at any time.  By and large, this arrest happens during a traffic stop. The only circumstances under which the judge would recall a bench warrant she issued is if the defendant files a “motion to quash” the warrant and appears at a court hearing.   For some, the defendant’s attorney can appear in his or her place during this court hearing.

Plea Agreements

After the defendant is formally charged, the defense attorney and prosecutor from the District Attorney’s office begin to negotiate a deal.   Usually neither side has any desire to go to trial.  The prosecutors may be willing to substantially reduce the charges.  They may even see fit to dismiss them in some cases.  

Conviction and Sentencing in Riverside CA Criminal Cases

If the defendant is convicted of a crime – whether it is done by entering a guilty plea or being found guilty at trial – the court then imposes a criminal sentence.  Dependent upon the circumstances, the defendant could be eligible to avoid jail by going on probation.

Reach out to our criminal defense lawyers for advice on your legal matter.  Our seasoned criminal defense attorneys offer free, confidential consultations.

Have you or a loved one been arrested and charged with a crime? Our team of former deputy district attorneys and police officers use our insider knowledge of the criminal justice system to achieve the best possible results in your case.

The experienced criminal defense lawyers at Spodek Law Group serve individuals and sustain strong attorney-client relationships throughout the Golden State, including Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Rancho Cucamonga, Inland Empire, Ontario, and elsewhere in northern, central, and southern California. Practice areas also include personal injury and family law in addition to criminal defense and DUI/DWI.

We serve areas surrounding Riverside, including Blythe, Banning, Morena Valley, Corona, Jurupa Valley, Cathedral City, Eastvale, Hemet, Indio, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Murrieta, Temecula, Perris, Palm Desert, Beaumont, Palm Springs, San Jacinto, Norco, and more.


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Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

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"Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

David Bruce

"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

Rowlin Garcia

"Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind."

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