Newport Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer
Handling Criminal Cases Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine and Orange County, CA
Being accused of a crime or having charges brought against you is one of the most frightening events a person can experience. Newport Beach criminal defense attorney Scott D. Hughes and his staff understand that. They understand the stress, anxiety, and uncertainty you and your family may be going through. They can apply their understanding of the criminal justice system, the laws, procedures, and local courts that process criminal cases to you and your situation to help you alleviate that anxiety. If you have been accused of a crime or have had charges filed against you in Orange County, it is strongly urged that you contact the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes as soon as possible.
A former Marine military police officer, Attorney Hughes focuses much of his practice on criminal defense. His is a small, intimate firm that emphasizes one-on-one attention and a personalized approach to the case at hand. He handles misdemeanors and felonies in state courts and serves clients in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, and throughout Orange County, California. When you consult with him about your case, he will provide an honest assessment of your situation, whether good or bad. He will also perform all legal work connected with your case with the highest level of care and attention to detail. When you retain the services of his firm, not only will you receive highly-qualified legal service but the reassurance you need in the face of such a stressful experience.
Key Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense
Taking immediate action and consulting with an attorney is one of the most important steps one can take in the face of a criminal investigation or in the wake of an arrest or criminal accusations. Whether the case involves misdemeanor charges for
DUI or the like, or involves felony charges for a serious
sex crime such as
rape or a violent offense such as armed
burglary, you have the right to legal counsel. Choosing to exercise this right sooner rather than later may actually make a significant impact on your attorney's ability to positively influence the outcome of your case.
The firm handles a wide variety of criminal cases for clients in state and juvenile court in and around Newport Beach and all of Orange County. For clients charged with
DUI or another crime in association with intoxicated driving such as
vehicular manslaughter, the legal team provides immediate and strong protection of their rights so that they can avoid further charges. A person can be charged with
hit and run in addition to a DUI charge, but a skilled attorney can negotiate with prosecutors and judges to fight for reduced or dismissed charges.
Individuals who are charged with domestic violence must understand the devastating effect that a conviction will have on their future and their relationships with their loved ones. Domestic violence and other
violent crimes can occur in the heat of the moment because of jealousy, anger or a hostile breakup. However, it is easy to wrongfully accuse someone of these crimes for these same reasons, and Attorney Scott Hughes will investigate every possibility. He understands what is at stake for criminal charges involving
theft crimes, and
white collar crimes, and he diligently prepares every case for court. The experienced staff at the firm offers legal counsel not only in the face of criminal charges such as
prescription fraud or
probation violations, but also in the face of
warrants and in the area of
expungements for clients who wish to clear their criminal records.
DUI defense is a key area of the firm's practice, and successfully
fighting DUI charges requires a solid understanding of the specific evidence involved in these cases, such as that obtained by
blood, breath and field sobriety tests. The firm represents clients facing drunk driving charges in criminal court and at their
DMV hearings to challenge the
suspension of their licenses, providing criminal defense counsel in the face of
first DUI offenses and
multiple DUIs. Attorney Scott Hughes is also highly experienced at fighting specialty DUI charges involving
prescription drug DUI,
DUI with injury,
felony DUI and
Consult with a Newport Beach Criminal Attorney
Regardless of the nature of the crime for which you are being investigated or charged, you have rights which should be invoked before you say or do anything with a law enforcement agency. The earlier you contact a Newport Beach criminal lawyer, the better your chances are to achieve a favorable outcome to your case. Your selection of a criminal defense attorney may have a profound effect on your future. Don't risk that future or your freedom - consult with Attorney Hughes without delay and receive the level of aggressive, experienced counsel you need throughout the court process and outside of the criminal courtroom as well.
If you are facing criminal charges or are under investigation for a crime in Newport Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach, or in Orange County, contact the Newport Beach criminal defense lawyer at the firm today!
They proudly serve cities throughout Southern California, including Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, and Irvine.