San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer
Get a Certified Criminal Defense Specialist on Your Side
JD Law - Criminal Defense Specialists is one of the most successful criminal defense firms in North San Diego County. Criminal Attorney James Dicks is a Certified Criminal Defense Specialist, former police officer and former narcotics investigator who is widely recognized and highly respected within the legal community. If you have been arrested in San Diego, we may be able to help. Dealing exclusively with criminal defense, we have extensive experience in both state and federal cases. It is our goal to provide a vigorous defense for our clients. When faced with a life-altering situation such as this, it is absolutely vital that you take every step you can toward protecting your rights and fighting for the best possible outcome for your future.
If convicted of a crime, the emotional, legal and financial strain can shadow you for the rest of your life. Whether it is imprisonment, fines or just having a criminal record, your future will forever be altered. That is why getting the help of a San Diego criminal defense lawyer, and getting it early, is so important. By enlisting a strong San Diego criminal attorney, you can take steps from the very beginning towards protecting your best interests. Immediately after facing criminal charges, it is imperative that you not only remember your rights, but exercise them. Such rights as the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney can be the final push that helps you in your path towards a successful outcome.
If you choose to ignore these rights, you can sometimes accidently incriminate yourself by saying something that seems perfectly safe at the time. The right attorney will be able to shield you from such missteps and protect you against whatever evidence might be held against you. By questioning every detail, looking at every angle and being aggressive in all aspects of handling your case, we will do everything we can to get your penalties minimized or even have your case dismissed entirely if possible. With a complete and thorough knowledge of the law and total dedication to your cause, you can be confident that your future is in capable, trustworthy hands when you choose to work with JD Law.
Criminal Charges We Handle in San Diego, Vista & North County
Throughout every point of the criminal process, it will be of the utmost importance to have skilled legal counsel. Even if law enforcement has not yet filed formal charges against you, there is much that a lawyer can do to help your case. For example, an investigation early on in the process may reveal that some of the evidence law enforcement collected against you should not be admissible in court. This may change the prosecuting attorney's decision to file charges altogether, helping you to avoid this entire situation. The same applies when you are a suspect in an investigation or when you are called into the police station for "questioning." Your attorney can work to protect your interests every single step of the way - helping you avoid self-incrimination or a similar situation.
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Attorney Jim Dicks: Former Police Officer & Narcotics Investigator
Our firm has devoted itself entirely to the defense of individuals charged with crimes throughout San Diego and North County. We have handled thousands of criminal cases in all San Diego courts involving charges ranging from DUI and simple drug possession, all the way up to and including capital offenses such as murder and manslaughter. With a thorough history of both sides of the law backing us up, you can trust that everything possible that can be done towards your desired results will be pursued to the fullest. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, please call our office today for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your criminal case.
When it comes to protecting your future and preventing a conviction it would be unwise to trust your case in the hands of anyone other than a qualified professional. Therefore, we have taken every measure possible to ensure that we provide you with the steadfast legal representation you need when you need it most. With experience as a former law enforcement officer, James Dicks has a multi-faceted point of view and valuable information about all sides of a criminal case. He understands what mistakes law enforcement make, how this aspect of the criminal process works and what strategies they may use to collect evidence or a confession. This is highly beneficial information that can help him in building a stronger and more effective defense strategy on his clients' behalf.
At times, a violation of constitutional rights by law enforcement (such as an unlawful or unreasonable search and seizure) may be grounds to have key evidence suppressed so it cannot be used against the defendant as direct evidence in court proceedings. This is just one example of how law enforcement experience can benefit a case. Using his years of experience as a criminal lawyer and drawing upon his specialized knowledge as a former police officer, you can count on him and his dedicated legal team to provide you with the personal attention and dedicated, aggressive representation you need in the face of DUI or drug charges, theft allegations, sex crime accusations or any other criminal law matter.
Cities & County Courts We Serve Throughout Southern California
The firm has two offices to serve you and our attorneys are prepared to travel to all San Diego,
North County courts. Here is a brief list of the cities and counties we serve throughout the greater San Diego area. To schedule a consultation with San Diego criminal lawyer James Dicks, please
contact our office at (888) 321-9558 today!