Maher Law Group
Trusted Representation from an Aggressive
Fairfield Criminal Defense Attorney
Led by Attorney Vincent Maher, The Maher Law Group, APC provides skilled legal defense for those accused of serious crimes. Based in Fairfield and serving Solano ,Contra Costa , Napa and Yolo Counties, our firm is experienced in handling a broad range of criminal defense matters. We have assisted individuals accused of drug crimes and gang offenses, fought for the rights of those facing serious assault and battery charges, and helped people arrested for DUI understand their legal rights. Our lead attorney, Mr. Maher, has successfully handled more than 100 jury trials and has argued countless appeals over the course of his expansive legal career. He, along with our entire firm, is committed to championing the rights of all individuals, including those facing serious criminal charges.
Whether you are facing misdemeanor charges or a felony offense, your future and your reputation are at stake. It is critical that you speak to a seasoned Fairfield criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Reach out to The Maher Law Group, APC for a completely free and confidential case evaluation today.
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“After one phone call with Vince he set me at ease and told me what he planned to do- And he delivered! Vince was able to get all charges dropped before even entering the courtroom.”- Satisfied Client
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What rights do I have during my California arrest?A:
When arrested, you may wish to remain silent. Frequently, a criminal defendant wants to talk to the police and tell his or her side of the story. Since you don't know what information law enforcement already has, you may unintentionally be doing more damage to your case than good by filling in blanks.
If law enforcement attempts to question you while you are in custody, you should be read a list of rights, known as "Miranda Rights," as follows:
By hiring a reliable criminal defense attorney, such as those at The Maher Law Group, APC, your rights will be fully protected.
- You have the right to remain silent.
- Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
- You have the right to an attorney.
- If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided free of charge prior to questioning.
- Having these rights in mind, do you want to talk to us?
Can I represent myself in a California criminal offense?A:
According to California and Federal laws, you are permitted to represent yourself in your criminal case; however, this is strongly discouraged. There is no substitution for a skilled California criminal defense attorney.
Do I need a criminal defense attorney even if I'm innocent?A:
Even though you may be innocent, you are not innocent - until the California courts or the jury agree. Unfortunately, you must go through the criminal defense process in pursuit of this goal. Running the risk of losing your freedom due to self-representation is costlier than hiring an attorney. Maximize your chances of winning by employing the services of a seasoned California criminal defense attorney.
What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?A:
In the State of California, any criminal offense should be taken seriously and put in the hands of an experienced defense attorney. While felonies typically carry more severe punishments, misdemeanors can be equally as damaging to your record, freedom, and future.
The fundamental differences between California felonies and misdemeanors are as follows:
When it comes to your California misdemeanor or felony case, it's important that you hire a qualified defense attorney, who has a strong background and solid experience related to your criminal matter.
- California felonies are crimes punishable by up to one year in county jail or longer state prison sentences. Felony crime examples include homicide, rape, and vehicular manslaughter committed while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- California misdemeanors are crimes punishable by up to one year in jail. Examples of misdemeanor crimes include DUI, domestic violence, reckless driving, and vandalism and petty theft offenses.