Newport Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

Fighting Criminal Charges in Orange County

If you are facing criminal charges, chances are that you are not sure of what steps to take next or who to turn to during this time. With the help of a Newport Beach criminal defense lawyer, the process can be greatly simplified. By working with our firm, we can help you feel more at ease knowing that there is someone there specifically to fight for you and protect your rights and freedom.

Defense attorney, Scott D. Hughes, is driven to provide excellent representation and is dedicated to getting his clients the best results possible. As a former Marine military officer, he can be counted on to provide a focused and relentless defense for each and every client. He believes in a one-on-one approach, giving full attention to every client and investigating the details of the case at hand. See what a skilled and dedicated criminal defense attorney may be able to do for your case.

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Types of Cases Handled at Our Firm

Attorney Hughes has successfully defended clients in a variety of cases in Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Irvine, and the surrounding areas. From misdemeanors to felonies, he has the skills and knowledge to defend even the most serious of cases. To get a better understanding of the type of services that will be offered to you when you choose to align yourself with the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes, peruse the number of practice areas that are offered by the firm's lead attorney.

Also, keep in mind that if you do not see what you are looking for listed below, the law office may still be able to help with your case. There are simply too many practice areas to list at once, so do not hesitate to contact the firm to learn more about the specifics of your case even if you do not see it noted below. You can clink on any of the links listed below to learn more.

Assault
According to California law, there are different types of assault for which anyone can be criminally accused, and each has its own set of penalties. Therefore, if you are facing a criminal accusation related to assault you need to take swift action in obtaining a defense attorney who can represent your case.

Battery
The type of battery you are charged with will depend on the way in which your court case proceeds. Domestic battery, sexual battery, battery causing serious bodily injury, battery against a police officer, and more are all punishable under the law.

Burglary
A burglary charge implies that preconceived intent was involved with the act of theft for which you are now being charged. This makes the charges against you more severe, and as such you should not wait to obtain sound legal defense for your case if you have been accused of such.

Domestic Violence
When police are called to the scene of a potential domestic violence case it is very likely that an arrest will be made, whether or not you are guilty of the accusations that have been made against you. Therefore, you will need an aggressive defense attorney on your side to combat these allegations.

Drug Crimes
Fines, jail time, and mandatory treatment are only some of the potentially harsh consequences that can come from being convicted of a drug crime in the state of California. If you have been arrested for possession, transportation, trafficking, or anything else you should read more contact our firm.

DUI
If you have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence anywhere in Southern California, you absolutely cannot afford to wait another minute before taking legal action. The consequences of a conviction are harsh and include possible jail time, hefty fines, mandatory alcohol classes, community service and much more.

Expungements
If you are looking to permanently hide a record from public view, you may be able to do so through expungement. The Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes can help determine if you are eligible for this type of record sealing.

Hit and Run
In California, it is against the law to leave the scene of a car accident without first stopping to make sure that all parties involved are ok and exchanging information if need be. This is true whether or not you are at fault for the collision.

Internet Crimes
The criminal justice system enforces a tough regimen for those they believe to be guilty of internet crimes. If you have been accused of such, you need to act quickly in obtaining legal representation that will aggressively defend you against charges of this nature.

Juvenile Crimes
In most circumstances, juvenile crimes are handled differently than adult criminal offenses in the state of California. Therefore, you need a defense attorney on your side that is familiar with the juvenile court system and how to best represent clients within it.

Pre-File Investigations
The sooner an attorney is involved with your case, the better your chances are of obtaining a favorable outcome. If you have any reason to believe that you may be facing criminal charges, having a pre-file investigation done could greatly enhance your chances of having your charges dropped or reduced.

Probation Violation
It is expected under law that the terms of your probation will be followed to a tee. One false step can result in being charged with violation of your probation and the results could land you in jail. To make sure this fate does not happen to you, take action now to obtain a dense lawyer on your behalf.

Rape
Being accused of rape is a serious situation as an allegation alone can result in extreme societal backlash. If you have been charged with a rape crime then you need a defense lawyer who can help you combat the accusations and prove your innocence.

Sex Crimes
The social stigma that sex crime allegations carry cannot be rivaled by any other criminal offense. The legal repercussions of a conviction are equally as bad. Make sure that you do not go undefended if you have been accused of any type of sex crime in Newport Beach or one of its surrounding areas.

Shoplifting
If you are accused of shoplifting the consequences of a conviction could reflect minor penalties all the way up to major consequences depending on the nature of your situation. Don't put yourself at risk by going through the legal process undefended – take action to acquire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Theft Crimes
The penalties of a theft crime can vary significantly depending on the circumstances of your charges. The more severe your crime is believed to be, the harsher your consequences will be as well. Whether you were arrested for insider trading, grand theft auto, petty theft, or something else you should not wait to involve an attorney in your case.

Vehicular Manslaughter
If you are responsible for the death of another person by way of a motor vehicle accident then you may be charged with vehicular manslaughter. A defense lawyer can help you challenge the allegations that have been made against you and prove that negligent or reckless driving was not at play at the time of the fatality accident in which you were involved.

Violent Crimes
Violent crimes are among the most serious that anyone can be charged with, and as such they are ones that need to be attended to by a highly skilled and aggressive defense lawyer in your area. Only with a legal professional on your side do you stand a chance of escaping the penalties of a conviction.

White Collar Crimes
Only a skilled defense lawyer will be able to employ the strategies necessary to relieve you of criminal charges involving white collar crimes. These are serious felony offenses that can result in years in prison in some cases.

Contact a Newport Beach criminal defense attorney at the firm as soon as possible if you are facing criminal charges!

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