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Visalia and Fresno Criminal Defense Attorney

Defending Clients in Visalia and Fresno Counties

If you are facing criminal charges, your best asset is an attorney who focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense and who is an experienced trial attorney. You will find such an attorney at the Law Offices of Christopher Martens, located in Visalia, Hanford and Fresno. The firm represents those involved in criminal cases in Tulare County, Kings County, and Fresno County. As the firm's founding attorney, Christopher Martens knows how to fight for your rights, is not afraid to take your case to trial, and has an impressive track record of positive results as a trial attorney throughout the local court systems.

When your freedom and future are on the line, you want an attorney who is dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible outcome. As a Visalia criminal defense lawyer, when Mr. Martens takes on your case, he takes a comprehensive approach by determining what steps are needed at the start so that you have the best chance of winning. At his firm, no case is too big or too small to represent or take to trial. Your case will be in the hands of an aggressive litigator and fearless trial attorney.

If you have been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or felony or if you are being investigated for criminal activity by law enforcement, it is highly recommended that you contact the firm to arrange for a free consultation as soon as possible. The sooner you have the guidance and protection of an experienced attorney, the better your chances for a favorable outcome.

California Criminal Defense Cases

When you have been charged with any criminal offense in the area around Visalia, California, you want an experienced criminal lawyer who has the skills needed to properly defend you in court. Regardless of the crime that has been alleged, you need to choose an attorney who has a proven track of defending clients successfully. Whether you have been accused of drug possession, sexual assault, manslaughter, DUI, drug trafficking, drug possession or something such as trespassing, you can count on Mr. Martens to work to prove your innocence. Hire an attorney as soon as you become aware of a situation. For personalized, professional service, call on an experienced attorney who is experienced in handling all kinds of criminal matters.

We represent clients charged with misdemeanors or felonies. Whether you are facing only one charge or multiple charges, you can depend on the skills and experience of Mr. Martens. If it is a criminal charge, it should be taken seriously. Criminal convictions can haunt you for years to come. Don't enter a plea until you have consulted with an experienced criminal lawyer who can handle all kinds of legal matters. We work to get the root of the issue so the whole story can be presented in court. When you entrust us with your legal matters, you can count on the whole story being presented as evidence and to support your case.

Take any criminal allegation seriously. Call the experienced team of Mr. Martens today to discuss your case. We will tell you how the case should be approached. We will then work to establish your defense so we can argue on your behalf in the courtroom. We have a proven track record in all of the local courts. With experience dealing with all kinds of criminal issues, you know that skill, experience and professionalism are on your side.

Aggressive Attorney

Mr. Martens is an aggressive trial attorney and case litigator. Regardless of the crime, he can come up with a solid defense that will benefit you in court. Experienced with dealing with drug charges, theft cases, violent crimes and more, he is the criminal attorney of choice in Visalia. You can count on Mr. Martens and our office to work to win your case. We know the importance of thoroughly looking at the entire situation in order to come up with the appropriate defense for your individual case. No two cases are the same, so when you choose us you can rest assured that you will get personalized service during face-to-face meetings with Mr. Martens.

When it comes to court and defending clients, you want aggressive representation that doesn't back down. Mr. Martens fights for every client he represents. He works to find out the truth and spends hours forming the best route of defense for every client and every criminal charge. We believe in providing effective representation for every client. With a proven track record and numerous successes, you know that our office is home of the criminal lawyer of choice in Visalia. We are knowledgeable about California laws, so you know that your case is in good hands when you call us to help you throughout your legal woes.

We Investigate

Mr. Martens has never worked for the District Attorney's office. Instead of just using the information provided by the DA, our office incorporates the skills of a private investigator to proactively investigate cases. We work to find out the whole truth. By having all the facts, we can show the court what exactly transpired and how the charges are not warranted. There is always more to the story, and the only way the rest of the story will be made public is when we do a thorough investigation. Here at our firm, we work diligently to defend our clients. When you entrust us with your case, you can count on hardwork and dedication going into your defense.

Many attorneys don't take the time to conduct their own thorough investigations. That is one way that Mr. Martens stands out from other criminal lawyers in Visalia. He is experienced in all aspects of California criminal law and knows the proper way to approach your case and to maneuver you through the legal system. The information uncovered by a private investigator can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Call the office of Mr. Martens today to schedule a consultation.

Knowledge of the Courts

When you are considering attorneys, you want that can handle cases in various courts of law. Mr. Martens has extensive knowledge of the local courts, judges and district attorneys. He has represented clients in Visalia, Hanford, Corcoran, Fresno and Porterville courts. He is also experienced in juvenile court matters. Whether it is a preliminary hearing or a jury trial, you can depend on Mr. Martens to make sure your story is told in court and you have excellent representation. Whether it is misdemeanor, felony, or multiple charges, you will get personalized, friendly service from an attorney that will work diligently to prove your innocence.

We Care About You

Many attorneys consider representing their clients as just a job. With Mr. Martens, representing a client is much more personal. Mr. Martens is a local attorney who cares about your case and about justice. He treats every client with respect and courtesy. Here at our office, we care about you and your situation, you can count on us to work hard to help you. Mr. Martens is a top notch attorney, skilled in all aspects of California criminal law. When you need representation in criminal court, you can rely on Visalia attorney Mr. Martens.

Regardless of the situation or the criminal allegations, you need experienced representation that knows how to approach criminal law. Our office will take the time to carefully assess the situation so we can help you choose the best possible route of defense. With professional representation from the office Mr. Martens, your side of the story will be fairly presented along with all of the evidence.

Mr. Martens views his role as an attorney as a way to serve people. He takes this role very seriously, giving his all for every client that he serves. Our law office takes the case of each and every client seriously, regardless of how simple or complex it is in nature. If you are facing legal woes, call the team here at Mr. Martens' office for personal, professional service that cannot be surpassed by any other attorney in the area.

Hire Us Before Charges are Filed

If you have been accused of a crime or questioned in a case, it is wise to hire legal counsel before charges are filed. Hire me before charges get filed, so our team can proactively work to try to prevent charges from being filed. Oftentimes, we can present the facts and get the charges dismissed or even stop authorities from pursuing with a case. We work for you and work to get the truth heard.

If you are in jail and can't afford to bail out, we can file a motion to have you released on your O.R. and lower bail. You deserve to be free while awaiting trial. We present your argument before the judge and work to make bail affordable so you can be released. Everyone deserves a fair trial and proper representation, so you can trust the team here at Mr. Martens' office to handle the situation to the absolute best of their abilities. Our team is waiting to get to work for you.

We Specialize in DUI

We specialize in DUI. The punishment is dependent upon the circumstances, and we have successfully represented clients on various levels of DUI charges. If convicted of DUI on the first offense, you can face from 4 days to 6 months in jail, be fined from $1,400 to $2,600 and have your license suspended from 30 days to 10 months. Just one DUI conviction can haunt you for years to come. Our goal is to prevent that from happening.

The lookback period for prior DUIs for sentencing is 10 years in California. That time period can play a major impact as to whether you are charged with a first offense or a second offense DUI. Just because you have been charged with DUI, it doesn't mean you are guilty. We check calibration of breathalyzer equipment, the circumstances surrounding the arrest, and even look for witnesses. Don't enter a plea until you have talked to Mr. Martens. We work for you!

Violent Crime Experts

We specialize in trial defense of violent crimes. If you have been accused of any kind of violent crime in Caifornia, you can count on Mr. Martens. California is known as the nation's leader for imposing harsh sentences for those convicted of violent crimes. Unfortunately, many of those who are convicted of violent crimes are innocent. They are victims of mistaken identification, witnesses who are not truthful, racism, sloppy investigations and similar situations. You may have been exercising legitimate self-defense. Whether you are facing misdemeanor charges or more serious charges, such as manslaughter or murder, you can rely on Mr. Martens for true representation. With our help, your odds of winning your case increase greatly.

Our in-depth discovery process is designed to uncover every aspect of the event leading up to the allegation of the violent crime. With our help, your case builds its defense, offering specific details, uncovering previously unmentioned information. Mr. Martens knows your future is on the line, so you can rely on him and our team to work to prove things are not as they may appear. With our guidance and recommendations, you can choose the correct path and get strong representation in court so you can make certain your side of the story gets heard by the judge and jury.

Sex Crimes

Sex crimes are constantly in the news. It seems as though more and more people are being charged with these kinds of crimes. Mr. Martens has experience defending sex crimes. Whether it is statutory rape, possession of child pornography, indecent exposure, prostitution or another sex crime, you can count on our team to represent you and completely investigate the situation. Our goal is to provide top notch representation in a friendly atmosphere. When you hire Mr. Martens, you know that experience and dedication are on your side.

Our office is also experienced in helping those who have failed to register as a sex offender. Failure to register as a sex offender is a crime and can result in jail time. When you move into a new area, you are required by law to register with the appropriate authorities. You can count on the law office of Mr. Martens to assist you with the situation at hand.

There are many reasons that people are falsely accused of sex crimes. It could be a case of mistaken identity, untruthful witnesses, an incomplete investigation by authorities, or other situations. You can count on our team to thoroughly investigate the situation and come up with the best path to approach in defending you. If you are facing any kind of charges pertaining to sex crimes, consult with the law office of Mr. Martens today.

Drug Sales Cases

California is known for prosecuting thousands of drug cases each year. We are skilled in representing those who are facing drug charges. You can count on Mr. Martens and the rest of the team here to work to defend you in any court where you must appear. When you need an experienced criminal attorney in Visalia or surrounding communities to represent you in your drug case. We work to get cases dismissed or to get rulings in your favor. It is the prosecution's job to prove you are guilty. There are dozens of defenses available. We work with you to choose the proper defense route for your individual case.

Whether you have been charged with possessing methamphetamine, cocaine or any form of controlled substance, you can rely on Mr. Martens for strong representation and a straightforward, honest approach. Several defenses are available and the proper one is dependent upon your individual situation. The burden of proof is upon the prosecution, so with our help you can carefully prove your point in the courtroom. You may have had temporary possession, or the amount in question may have not been significant enough to have been considered for resale.

To better understand the firm and the practice area of criminal law, this website provides important information about criminal defense, why you should hire a trial lawyer, and the 3 Strikes Law. The firm represents clients charged with all types of criminal offenses, including assault, battery, DUI, drug crimes, fraud crimes, gang crimes, weapons charges, homicide, robbery, sex offenses, probation violations, domestic violence, and more.

You may be facing jail or prison time, heavy fines and court costs, restitution, probation, community service, or other court-mandated penalties. If you are convicted, your future will be negatively impacted due to a permanent mark on your criminal record. Under such circumstances, you should not hesitate to hire a trial attorney who knows the local judges, prosecutors, and court systems and who can competently represent you throughout all the possible stages of your case, from investigation to trial by jury.

Contact the Visalia criminal defense lawyer at the firm if you have been charged or are being investigated in Fresno of Visalia for criminal offenses today.

About the Author: Christopher Martens is an attorney at the Law Offices of Christopher Martens at CMLawGroup. Naturally this article is connected to Christopher's Google+ profile.