We specialize in representing people accused of committing crimes. We also represent juveniles who are arrested. Finally, we represent parents who have their children detained by Child Protective Services and put in foster care.
We have been practicing law in Merced County since 2001.
People vs. Phillip Simpson
Client was charged with violently assaulting his girlfriend. He was facing up to four years in state prison. After a week at jury trial before the Honorable Betty Dawsom, the jury found Mr. Simpson "not guilty." Mr. Simpson was released immediately.
People vs. Carlos Lopez
Client was charged with 15 counts of violent sexual assault on three women. He was facing 200 years in state prison. After three weeks at jury trial before the Honorable Brian McCabe, the jury hung on all counts. Mr. Lopez was released after two years.
People vs. Michael Bonilla
Client was charged with violent assault and gang enhancements. He was facing 12 years in state prison. After two weeks at jury trial before the Honorable Harry Jacobs, the jury found Mr. Bonilla "not guilty" on the most serious felonies. Mr. Bonilla was released shortly after the trial.
People vs. Avtar Shokar
Client was charged with violently assaulting another person with a deadly weapon and threatening great bodily injury. He was facing two strikes and several years in prison. After a thorough investigation by our office, we were able to show the District Attorney that the "victim" had made it up and lied to the police. The case was dismissed.
800 West 20th Street
Merced CA 95340
Our rates vary depending on the complexity and seriousness of the case. We will offer a 25% reduction if the client mentions Nolo in their new-client intake interview. We accept all major credit cards.
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Spanish and Punjabi.
These areas seem to suit my personality well - helping people during tough times and being effective in the courtroom in front of a jury.
We believe it is appropriate, but not necessary.
Of course, every case.
We do not do this.
Before practicing law, I was employed in the local schools as a teacher.
My father has been a lawyer for 40 years. I have seen how to be effective in the courtroom and how to handle difficult situations with clients facing serious charges.
Our strengths are in being thorough, prepared, and doing what is best for the client. Everything we do is done to protect the client.Personal interests:
My wife and four children keep me busy. We enjoy church activities and sports.
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