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.
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.
free case evaluation to get started with Attorney Hughes today!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!