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Criminal Defense Lawyer Orange County, CA

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Criminal Defense Lawyer Orange County, CA

When you’re facing criminal charges in the state of California, it’s normal to be concerned. Rest easier by hiring a legal advocate to guide you through every step of the process. You’ll find an attorney you can trust at the Law Offices of Lisa A. Kopelman in Irvine, CA and the surrounding Orange County area. Turn to Attorney Kopelman when you’re facing charges involving:

  • Theft Offenses
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Sex Crimes
  • Homicides
  • Drug Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Probation Violations
  • Property Crimes
  • Expungements
  • Gang Offenses

Don’t go into the courtroom without an attorney you can trust. Call us today to arrange for a free initial consultation.

The presumption of innocence is an essential component of our justice system. In fact, it’s older than our country itself. But those accused of a crime need a criminal defense lawyer for the best representation possible. Those accused of serious crimes need the assistance of experts. Those experts include DUI defense lawyers, a sex crime defense attorney, a violent crime attorney or an assault attorney in Orange County, CA. Even those who are innocent may end up on the wrong side of prison bars if they lack talented representation.

The Law Offices of Lisa A. Kopelman offer personalized advocacy for anyone on the receiving end of California’s legal bureaucracy. Attorney Kopelman has over 30 years’ experience representing Californians accused of misdemeanors and felonies.

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If you have been accused of a sex crime, you need a lawyer who can help prove your innocence.
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Contact Lisa A. Kopelman to get the support you need when you’ve been accused of committing a violent crime.
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Domestic violence is a serious accusation, so make sure you’re working with knowledgeable lawyer to defend your innocence.
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If you’ve been arrested and need help reintegrating into society, get help from a qualified lawyer.

Probation Violation

When you plead guilty and are placed on probation it means that if you violate the terms you can be sentenced up to the maximum penalty for the original charge. You can be placed on probation for both misdemeanors and felonies. Often when charged with violating probation, the consequence is more serious than the original offense. Once charged with violating probation you are entitled to a hearing. At the hearing you can call witnesses and can testify in your own defense. How you handle the situation often depends on the nature of the violation. You’ll need a skilled attorney who is familiar with the judges and prosecutors who handle these cases, as well as the various consequences. Lisa A. Kopelman has defended probation violations in Orange County for nearly 30 years and has a thorough understanding of the various pitfalls.

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Domestic Violence Attorney

Domestic violence is a serious crime in Orange County, CA. The state defines it as when one family member routinely causes physical and/or emotional harm to another. Different types of domestic violence yield different punishments. For example, you may receive a fine between $2,000 and $6,000, depending on the crime. Additionally, you may spend time in jail or receive restrictions on certain activities. It is undoubtedly a difficult issue to deal with for anyone who has had to live through domestic violence—but it’s also difficult if you have been falsely accused.

If you have been accused of domestic violence but are innocent, then you need a criminal defense lawyer to defend your case. The Law Office of Lisa A. Kopelman is dedicated to providing aid to anyone who has been falsely accused of a crime. We have years of experience defending individuals in Orange County, CA. When you are in need of a qualified domestic violence attorney, please call the Law Office of Lisa A. Kopelman and see how we can help.

Drug Crimes Attorney

In California most charges of simple possession of a controlled substance are treated as misdemeanors. However, if you have a specified prior offense on your record (such as certain serious and violent crimes) the drug possession will be charged as a felony. Additionally, possession charges that are sales related are most commonly filed as felonies. Your first offense for simple possession of drugs will usually be dismissed after attending a class and sometimes agreeing to give the district attorney a DNA sample. Drug diversion is usually an option for your second misdemeanor offense. If you successfully complete drug diversion the case will be dismissed. If you are charged with a felony, however, you will want an attorney to review the facts of the case to evaluate its strengths and weaknesses. Often the police have unlawfully detained you and a motion to suppress evidence is warranted. At times, the case should go to jury trial because the case against you is weak and based solely on factors such as quantity without anything else to indicate the possession is for the purpose of sales.

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Gang Crime Defense Attorney

When a gang enhancement is added to an offense the penalty can be increased by an additional 1 to 25 years or, in worse-case scenarios, to life. One troubling aspect of these offenses is that you don’t have to be a gang member or the main perpetrator of the crime for the enhancements to apply. You simply have to commit a felony for the benefit of a gang. To defend these cases your attorney must investigate every aspect of the crime you have been charged with. While being a gang member is not necessary to be charged, it can still be helpful to show that you have little, if any, connection with a gang. Often police officers will testify that someone is a gang member simply because they grew up in a gang neighborhood or have family members who are gang members. As a result, a gang attorney will perform a thorough and complete life history investigation as well as an investigation of the charged crimes. Lisa A. Kopelman, an experienced gang attorney, will provide the highest level of commitment to defending you against gang charges in
Orange County.

The Law Offices of Lisa A. Kopelman is committed to defending those who suffer the weight of an accusation from the State of California. It’s vital that you seek help if you’ve been accused. Don’t let a bad situation get out of hand when the full force of the state is bearing down on you. Instead, contact the Law Offices of Lisa A. Kopelman for a vigorous defense from a criminal defense lawyer who knows the system inside and out.

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The information contained on this website is presented for informational and marketing purposes only and is not to be understood as legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice respecting your individual needs. The Law Offices of Lisa A. Kopelman looks forward to speaking with you about your particular needs. Please note, however, that the mere act of contacting our firm does not create an attorney-client relationship. As a result, you should never send any confidential information to our office until a Representation Agreement has been signed by both you and Attorney Lisa A. Kopelman.

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