Criminal Defense Balancing the Scales of Justice

Santa Clarita Criminal Defense Attorney

Fighting Criminal Charges in Santa Clarita & Antelope Valley

If you have been charged with a criminal offense and are facing steep fines or prison time, you need the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. At Lias Law Firm, we are dedicated to defending the rights and freedom of those accused of all types of crimes.

No matter what crime you have been accused of committing, Attorney Antionette Lias is ready to carefully listen to your side of the story and help you build the strongest possible defense. Our firm is dedicated to delivering high quality legal services to help our clients protect their rights.

Call (661) 529-7011 or contact us online so we can craft a strategic plan to defend you against your charges.

Understanding Criminal Charges

Crimes are broadly classified as either misdemeanors or felonies. The distinguishing elements between these two categories include the severity of the crime and the harshness of the consequences. Misdemeanors, considered less serious in nature, incur lesser penalties than felonies. Typical punishments for a misdemeanor include fines and jail time of one year or less. Felonies, on the other hand, are punishable by many years in prison and carry much higher fines.

In criminal law, there are two primary parties: the defendant and the prosecution. The defendant is the person who has been accused of a crime. The prosecution – either the state or federal government – is the side the seeks a conviction against the defendant. Whether the state or federal government is involved depends on the type of crime, where it was committed, and who it was allegedly committed against. Federal cases are much more demanding, as the prosecution team has a vast array of resources at their disposal to convict an alleged criminal. State cases are still challenging and should usually be handled with the help of an experienced lawyer.

Why Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

The laws in a criminal case are complex and difficult to understand without extensive training. If you decide to fight your charges, you will be going up against a prosecution team with extensive experience handling cases just like yours. In most cases they are successful against those who do not have adequate representation. It is advisable that you consult with a criminal defense attorney in Santa Clarita who can help you understand the laws that apply to your case and negotiate or litigate on your behalf.

When you choose to work with Lias Law Firm, we can:

  • Explain your rights and legal options
  • Advise you on the various approaches and arguments for your case
  • Help you gain a temporary release through bail
  • Negotiate with the prosecutor for reduced charges
  • Help you make the right decision about accepting a plea bargain
  • Present the necessary evidence to refute the prosecutor’s case against you

To get started with your case, call our Santa Clarita criminal defense lawyer today at (661) 529-7011 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Client Testimonials

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  • “From the first time we met, she gave me the impression of a very understanding and caring person.”

    - Carlos H.
  • “My experience with Antionette Lias was awesome! She is a very professional & reliable attorney who is very knowledgeable when it comes to her job.”

    - Stephanie E.
  • “Antionette was my lawyer and she is amazing at her job! She will explain your case thoroughly and answer all your questions. She¬†helped me every step of the way.”

    - David P.

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  • Honest & Transparent Communication
  • Direct Access to Attorney

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