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Main Office
2332 West Whitendale Ave
Visalia   CA  93277

Phone
  • (559) 372-0942
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Criminal Defense
If you are facing criminal charges, your best asset is an attorney who focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense and who is an experienced trial attorney. You will find such an attorney at the Law Offices of Christopher Martens.
When your freedom and future are on the line, you want an attorney who is dedicated to helping you achieve the best possible outcome. As a Visalia criminal defense lawyer, when Mr. Martens takes on your case, he takes a comprehensive approach by determining what steps are needed at the start so that you have the best chance of winning. At his firm, no case is too big or too small to represent or take to trial. Your case will be in the hands of an aggressive litigator and fearless trial attorney.

If you have been arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or felony or if you are being investigated for criminal activity by law enforcement, it is highly recommended that you contact the firm to arrange for a free consultation as soon as possible. The sooner you have the guidance and protection of an experienced attorney, the better your chances for a favorable outcome.

To better understand the firm and the practice area of criminal law, this website provides important information about criminal defense, why you should hire a trial lawyer, and the 3 Strikes Law. The firm represents clients charged with all types of criminal offenses, including assault, battery, DUI, drug crimes, fraud crimes, gang crimes, weapons charges, homicide, robbery, sex offenses, probation violations, domestic violence, and more.

You may be facing jail or prison time, heavy fines and court costs, restitution, probation, community service, or other court-mandated penalties. If you are convicted, your future will be negatively impacted due to a permanent mark on your criminal record. Under such circumstances, you should not hesitate to hire a trial attorney who knows the local judges, prosecutors, and court systems and who can competently represent you throughout all the possible stages of your case, from investigation to trial by jury.

Contact the Visalia criminal defense lawyer at the firm if you have been charged or are being investigated for criminal offenses today.

You have been accused of a crime and are facing charges that could end in serious consequences, such as jail, prison, heavy fines and court costs, loss of your reputation, possible loss of licenses, court-mandated counseling, treatment, or education, probation, community service, or other penalties. Your case has three possible outcomes, which are a dismissal, plea bargain, where you plead guilty in exchange for a lesser charge or lighter sentence, or trial by jury. You should be prepared for all three. If your case is not dismissed, only with the help of a seasoned trial lawyer will you be able to make an informed decision about how to proceed, whether to seek and obtain a pre-trial plea agreement or whether to go to trial.

That is because only an experienced trial attorney will be able to evaluate your case as to the likelihood of results in a trial by jury. A capable trial lawyer is someone who has experience in the courtroom, has prepared a case for trial, demonstrated his ability to effectively argue cases before judges and juries, and win on behalf of his client. Only such an attorney has the experience and understanding needed to effectively evaluate the strengths and weakness of your case. This is an attorney who can weigh the evidence and who knows what it takes to mount a credible defense and to persuade others in your favor. A trial lawyer is a legal professional armed with the knowledge and background to assess what you are up against and make an informed recommendation about what you should do as a defendant. An attorney who rarely, if ever, proceeds to trial will not have the same proficiency.

Most cases are settled in pretrial arrangements. Those that are not, however, will go to trial. If your freedom and future are on the line, you will want to ensure that you have the best defense. Having an experienced trial lawyer representing you in a trial by jury is imperative. It can make a dramatic difference in the outcome of your case, in whether you are sent to prison and lose other rights and privileges that are otherwise taken for granted. You have a constitutional right to an attorney and to a trial by jury. You should exercise those rights by ensuring that your attorney can proficiently handle the trial process.

Christopher Martens

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