At Forkner Orlando & Echevarria, we offer exceptional criminal defense services. Our team of knowledgeable and experienced attorneys are committed to protecting your legal rights. We aggressively defend your legal matter and design our strategies to get the best results for you.
Modesto, CA Criminal Defense Lawyers
Serving Clients in Stanislaus, Fresno, & Sacramento Counties
At Forkner Orlando & Echevarria, our Modesto criminal defense attorneys understand how criminal charges can devastate your life. Whether you are facing a first-offense DUI, your son or daughter has been accused of a juvenile crime, or you are being investigated for a serious federal crime, you are suddenly under enormous stress. Your future could include the loss of your reputation, the potential loss of your job, jail or prison time, heavy fines, lengthy and restrictive probation, and a future with a criminal record. You need to take action to defend yourself and ensure that your Constitutional rights are protected while your best interests are pursued.
Our firm is here to provide you with the representation you need when such a crisis hits. Our team of competent attorneys is experienced in handling both state and federal cases of all kinds and complexities. Our founding attorney has been practicing criminal defense since 1993 and is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist as authorized by the California State Bar of Legal Specialization. This puts him at the top of his profession as an “expert” in serving the public. This Certification goes well beyond standard licensing requirements; it involves a written exam, specific experience, continuing education, and favorable peer reviews by other professionals in the specialty area of law.
Arrested or charged with a crime? Under investigation for criminal activity by law enforcement? Contact our Modesto criminal defense lawyers at Forkner Orlando & Echevarria for a free initial consultation about your case at (209) 753-4009. Hablamos español.
What Does a Modesto Criminal Defense Attorney Do?
A criminal lawyer specializes in defending people accused of committing a crime. They work in both the state and federal court systems, representing clients facing charges ranging from minor offenses such as traffic violations to serious crimes such as murder. Criminal defense attorneys advise their clients on their legal rights and options, negotiate plea bargains, gather evidence, question witnesses, and present arguments in court.
Why Hire Our Criminal Lawyer?
It is crucial to hire a defense attorney if you have been arrested because the consequences of a criminal conviction can be severe and life-changing. A criminal record can impact your employment opportunities, housing options, and even your ability to travel internationally. In addition, you may face significant fines, probation, and even incarceration. A skilled Modesto criminal lawyer can provide you with the legal expertise and guidance you need to navigate the California criminal justice system and minimize the potential consequences of your arrest. They can also work to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive a fair trial.
Fight Charges with the Expertise of Our Criminal Law Specialist
With so many years of practice behind us and a Criminal Law Specialist onboard, our team can bring invaluable insight to your case. We have handled countless arrests and charges involving everything from domestic violence crimes to drug crimes, theft crimes, and violent crimes, such as assault, battery, robbery, and homicides. We engage in meticulous case preparation to ensure that we are ready to aggressively seek optimum results on your behalf, whether that involves negotiations with the prosecutor for reduced charges or sentencing, or taking your case to trial.
Our Modesto criminal defense attorneys believe that the earlier you involve us in your case, such as at the investigation stage, the better. Investigations can be nerve-wracking and confusing, especially when you do not know your rights. With one of our team on your side, we can ensure that you receive fair treatment, we can be present during any questioning to protect your rights, and see that you do not do anything that could harm your case. In some situations, investigations can be based on faulty information or misperceptions that we can clear up ending in charges being avoided or dropped. Should charges be filed against you, we will be ahead of the game in understanding your case and how to move forward with a carefully devised defense strategy.
Regardless of when we are hired, we will always investigate your case to the fullest, gather and analyze all relevant evidence, counsel you along the way, fight to remove unfair or damaging evidence, work to obtain the best possible deal from the prosecutor if that is appropriate, or fight for a not guilty verdict in court.
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Knowledgeable & Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers
We Handle State, Federal, & Juvenile Cases
We Offer Fierce Representation From Experienced Trial Lawyers
We Have Over 50 Years of Combined Experience
We're Available 24/7 and Offer Free Consultations
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