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Costa Mesa Criminal Defense Attorney

Are you facing criminal charges in Costa Mesa?

Have you recently been arrested or are you currently under investigation for a crime? If your answer is yes to either question, then you have a lot to be concerned about. California has one of the harshest criminal justice systems in the nation, especially due to California's "three strikes" law. Any arrest can lead to a criminal conviction and this is not a good thing. Once you obtain a criminal record, even for a minor misdemeanor, then simple things you once took for granted become exceedingly difficult.

A criminal record makes it difficult to obtain employment, housing, educational loans and certain professional licenses and this becomes a problem for the rest of your life. If you are facing any type of criminal charges, please take a moment to contact Costa Mesa criminal defense attorney Scott D. Hughes to discuss your case.

As a former Marine military police officer, attorney Hughes is pleased to focus his practice on criminal defense. His firm is proud to offer one-on-one, personalized attention with big firm results. The firm's intimate atmosphere allows clients to receive the highest level of attention, tireless dedication and unwavering legal representation that their cases demand. Attorney Hughes can handle misdemeanor and felony cases in the California State courts and he represents clients all throughout Orange County, California.

Orange County Criminal Defense Practice Areas

When you are searching for an attorney, you don't need somebody who is going to judge you harshly for being arrested or under investigation. Attorney Hughes is fully aware of the stress and anxiety you are currently going through and he is here to help in every way that he possibly can. The firm's criminal defense areas of practice include: assault, battery, domestic violence and DUI.

They also take on cases involving all types of drug crimes, hit and run, internet crimes, probation violations, sex crimes such as rape and various theft crimes such as shoplifting, burglary and robbery. If you have been arrested for vehicular manslaughter, or a white collar crime such as fraud, forgery or identity theft, the firm can represent you as well. The firm also takes on juvenile cases, and cases involving serious violent crimes. If you need assistance petitioning the court for an expungement, the attorney can help you determine your eligibility. Also, if you need legal advice on the court process, or if you believe you are the subject of a pre-file investigation, the firm can step in and take quick action to protect your legal rights and your best interests throughout the criminal process.

Costa Mesa Criminal Defense Lawyer

Keep in mind that if the police have already decided to pursue a conviction against you, then they will use their vast resources to do so. To protect your constitutional rights from unscrupulous law enforcement tactics, or even the possibility of a miscarriage of justice, contact a Costa Mesa criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of Scott D. Hughes. Your future, your reputation and your freedom are what matters most to the firm; don't let your fate be in the hands of law enforcement and the state prosecutor.

Contact a Costa Mesa criminal defense attorney from the firm to schedule an initial consultation with the 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