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Criminal Defense

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.

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.

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.

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  • California's Super Lawyers® Rising Stars SM for 2015
  • Ranked a Top Attorney by Los Angeles Magazine in 2012
  • Preeminent Client Rating on Martindale-Hubbell
  • Former Marine Military Police Officer
  • Free Case Consultations
  • Superb Rated on Avvo