Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney

The Burga Law Firm can represent you at various stages of your criminal case. Whether you need criminal defense representation from the beginning of the case, or need us to take over your ongoing case, we are ready to protect your rights and fight for your freedom.

DUI (Driving Under the Influence)

Have you been charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence)? It is critical to take swift action after being charged with a DUI. The very real possibility of losing your job, having your license suspended or revoked, having to serve time in jail or pay fines puts enormous pressure on you. In order to be convicted of DUI, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty. There are several factors that may affect the ability of the prosecutor to prove the State’s case against you. Whether it is your first DUI, second DUI or even third, whatever your situation is, we will come up with the best defense for your particular circumstances. Call our Racho Cucamonga criminal defense attorneys today, time is of the essence. We represent criminal defendants in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Orange Counties.

We’ll answer your questions during our first meeting, and let you know what we can do for you. Let our Rancho Cucamonga DUI Defense Attorneys handle your case so you can live without stress.

FELONIES

Charged with a Felony? Felonies are the most serious California criminal offenses. A felony charge carries a sentence of a year or more in a California State Prison or the death penalty. There are also several rights that you’ll lose for becoming a convicted felon. It will definitely make your life more complicated. You can be denied employment in certain types of jobs and you may even be fired from your current job. Click here to learn more about felony crimes in California.

MISDEMEANORS

Charged with a Misdemeanor? This charge carries a sentence of up to a year in county jail. It is less serious than a felony. Depending on the misdemeanor charge, it carries a monetary fine, along with having to serve time. We have successfully negotiated misdemeanor charges down to infractions. We have even had charges dismissed for our clients. Don’t plead guilty without first calling the Burga Law Firm.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

If you have been charged with domestic violence, you need a criminal defense attorney that is experienced in defending against these types of crimes. There are different types of domestic violence charges based on the type of relationship between the accused and alleged victim, the degree of injury, and the criminal history of the defendant. If the offense is a serious one, it can be charged as a felony. The most common domestic violence crimes can be found in California Penal Code section 273.5 and California Penal Code section 243(e). Click here to learn more about domestic violence crimes in California.

PROP 47 MOTIONS

California voters passed into law Proposition 47, which enacted Penal Code section 1170.18. This new law allows for individuals, who have been sentenced for certain felonies, to petition the sentencing court to reduce their sentence to a misdemeanor. Do you believe you qualify for a sentencing reduction under Prop 47? Give us a call. The Burga Law Firm can help you get your felony reduction in criminal courts such as Rancho Cucamonga, Riverside Hall of Justice, Pomona Superior Court, West Covina Superior Court, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Orange County Superior Court and more.

WARRANTS and UNPAID CITATIONS

Do you have an outstanding warrant in San Bernardino, Riverside or Los Angeles (Failure to Appear)? Sometimes people miss their required California Superior Court appearances. Whatever the reason was, it could come with some serious consequences. Some people, either out of fear or lack of understanding of the criminal court process fail to appear in court. Many of these people consult and ultimately retain a Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense attorney who can assist them with warrants and/or unpaid citations.

A California arrest warrant is generally issued when law enforcement has probable cause to believe that a crime has occurred and a specific individual has committed that crime. Arrest warrants are issued by a judge or grand jury. These can come by as a surprise to many. Most people never know that a California arrest warrant has been issued. If you or a family member has recently been arrested, your next step should be to call the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Burga Law Firm. Whether you need a Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense attorney or a Pomona criminal defense attorney, we always provide a FREE initial consultation. If you have a bench warrant in Orange, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, Victorville, or Riverside call today and have our Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense lawyer quash it. Click here to learn more.

POST CONVICTION RELIEF

If you have a California criminal conviction, don’t lose hope. We may be able to help you obtain post conviction relief to make that conviction disappear. In some cases, if you are still on probation for the conviction, post conviction relief may be denied. However, our post conviction relief attorney in Rancho Cucamonga can help you seek an early termination of your probation. Non-citizens may have more serious consequences such as deportation or inadmissibility issues due to certain criminal convictions. In this case, post-conviction relief can be critical. Click here to learn more about post conviction relief.

EXPUNGEMENTS

Do you have a criminal conviction that you wish to clear from your criminal record? Give us a call and we can help you determine if you qualify. As long as you have completed your probation requirements and have not been convicted or accused of new crimes, you could qualify for an expungement of your criminal conviction. Even if you have been convicted of a misdemeanor, you may still be able to clear your criminal record. Click here to learn more about criminal conviction expungements.

PROBATION VIOLATIONS

Probation is an alternative to a jail or prison term. If you violate the terms of your probation you could be arrested. The result could be to serve your actual sentence in jail or prison. If you have been arrested for a probation violation, it is best that you are represented by an attorney experienced with probation violation hearings. In some cases, you may have been faithfully complying with the terms and conditions of your probation, such as completing court ordered courses; but for some reason, the course provider failed to file proof of completion or registration. Don’t worry about having to explain yourself to a judge. Let the Burga Law Firm handle this issue for you.