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Ventura Felony Defense Attorney
In the criminal justice system, felonies are the most severe accusations. There are degrees, but there are no worse crimes. Felonies come with the harshest penalties and the highest fines.
At Bentley Law, our attorney is skilled in criminal defense. He is known for his hands-on approach with his clients. Always working closely with you, he will never leave you in the dark, wondering what will happen next. He will explain every step in the process of your defense. His goal is to work collaboratively with you, listening to your concerns and suggestions. Our law office believes that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and our skilled lawyer wants to preserve that innocence for you.
If you need a felony defense in Ventura, please call our office today at (805) 210-8555.
Felony Penalties in California
In our state, the minimum sentence for a felony is one year in prison, and fines can reach as high as $10,000. In lieu of these penalties, a convicted felon could serve a felony probation, which includes at least one year in county jail.
Allow our attorney to help argue your case. He is well versed in criminal law, and he may be able to use mandates and precedent for you. It is possible to convince the court to give a lesser conviction, and our tenacious lawyer can help you achieve this goal.
Often, misdemeanor charges and penalties increase when someone is charged multiple times for the same crime. Usually by the third offense, a misdemeanor crime becomes a felony.
If you have been accused of the same crime, you need a lawyer to fight for you. There is much more at stake for these accusations. If convicted, you could be sent to prison with crippling fines. Allow our attorney to review your case. He may be able to craft a credible defense to help you.
In California, many crimes lie in a nebulous, middle state between felony and misdemeanor. Depending upon the facts of the case, these crimes can be charged either way. If you have been accused of a “wobbler” crime, you should seek our services right away.
Our attorney may be able to convince a court that your accusation does not deserve to be charged as a felony. For example, burglary is a wobbler crime. Through legal reasoning, our lawyer can help show the court that your charge should be reduced, tried as a misdemeanor instead.
Defending You Against Accusations
Our felony attorney knows how to argue your case, challenging the evidence and presenting alternatives. The prosecution must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and there are several ways to create uncertainty in their case. Never assume that evidence against you is infallible. There is a greater story behind every fact, and our attorney is here to present your side.
Prosecutors will attempt to oversimplify the facts of your case. They will argue that you assaulted someone, and you should therefore be prosecuted. Intent is often ignored, and it is a crucial part of the prosecution’s case. They must show that you not only committed the act, and you willingly broke the law.
Self-defense or the defense of others can be an effective defense against an assault charge. A fight is often more than just a brawl between consenting adults. If you were protecting a friend or yourself, we can help the court see that your actions were justified. This is just one of many ways our lawyer can craft a defense for you.
Sometimes, someone who feels wronged will press charges without knowing the full story. In accusations of theft between people who are acquainted, there is often a lack of intent. Remember, intent is an important element of a criminal accusation. People who are close often assume that they have access to one another’s property. It is entirely possible that you took something, believing you had the right to do so. There are many ways Mr. Scott Bentley can show a lack of intent in your larceny charge. No matter how damaging the evidence against you seems, our lawyer can create a credible defense for you.
Attorney Scott Bentley also handles:
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Crimes
- DUI and Traffic Crimes
- Sex Crimes
- Appeals and Expungements
- Warrant Removal
- Restraining Orders
For felony defense in Ventura, contact our office today. You can call us at (805) 210-8555 or reach us online.