Of all the areas of the law which may touch upon your life, none may have a more serious and immediate effect than being charged with a crime. The attorneys at Benner Kim LLP understand this and provide you with a strong, aggressive defense that protects your rights and seeks to obtain the best possible outcome in your given situation.
We know that being arrested or charged with a crime can be an emotionally devastating and frightening experience. Much of this fear and anxiety comes from being in an unfamiliar situation, not knowing what to expect and feeling as though you are at the mercy of the authorities. We address these concerns by making frequent visits to our clients while in jail, and arranging meetings with our out-of-custody clients and their families. We make sure that you are fully informed of the process and procedure, and the potential consequences you may face. We are with you every step of the way, so you needn't feel that you are alone in this situation.
Our office handles all types of felony and misdemeanor offenses, including:
- Domestic Violence
- Drug Related Crimes
- Driving Related Crimes
- Gang Crimes
- Juvenile Offenses
- Probation/Parole Violation
- Sex Crimes
- Vehicle Code Violations
- Violent Crimes
- White Collar Crimes (Fraud & Identity Theft)
- Assault and Battery
- Attempted Murder
- Child Abuse
- Computer Crimes
Proactive Attorneys Fighting for Your Rights
We take a strong, aggressive and proactive stance toward your case. We get involved as early as possible, even before arrest if possible. If an investigation is on-going, but no arrest has been made, we make sure that your rights to lawful search and seizure and questioning are protected. We also use our skill and experience to influence what charges are eventually filed, or to prevent charges from ever being filed at all.
Exploring All Options
As the client in a criminal case, you have the authority to make certain decisions about your case, such as whether to request a bench trial before the judge or a jury trial, and what plea to enter, including whether to accept a plea bargain or go to trial. We provide you with all the facts and information you need to make an informed decision about your case, and prepare a strategy designed to meet your goals. We may work to negotiate a favorable plea, leading to a lesser charge, a sentence of probation, drug treatment or other alternative sentencing options.
If the case proceeds to trial, we work to get the charges dismissed or secure an acquittal. It is the prosecutor's responsibility to prove all elements of the case beyond a reasonable doubt to a unanimous jury, and if the prosecution cannot meet its burden, you should have the right to go free. We use all lawful means and defenses at our disposal, including challenging identifications, searches, and seizures on constitutional grounds, based on our years defending people charged of all types of crimes in Southern California.
Talk to an Attorney, Talk to Us
If you have been arrested or taken into custody, you have the right to refuse to submit to an interrogation, and it is strongly recommended that you exercise that right until you have talked to an attorney. Even if you are only being questioned during an investigation, the goal of the police is not to "get a few facts" or "clear you as a suspect." The police are experts at eliciting incriminating or contradictory statements which they can later use against you. Don't give the police evidence to build their case. You almost always have the right to consult with an attorney before answering questions. Contact our office and let one of our criminal defense lawyers advise you first.
From investigation and arrest to arraignment and bail, plea bargain, trial or appeal, our goal is to provide professional advice and aggressive, effective representation designed to secure your liberty or obtain the best possible outcome in your circumstances. If you are under investigation or have been arrested and charged with a crime in the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, or anywhere in Southern California, contact Benner Kim LLP for immediate assistance.