The Law Office of Ernest M. Spokes, Jr.

The Law Office of Ernest M. Spokes, Jr.

Modesto, California Criminal Law Attorney with more than 33 Years of Experience

Firm Overview

An experienced Stanislaus County criminal defense lawyer committed to protecting your rights
Ernest M. Spokes, Jr. has been an attorney for the past 35 years. Well known for his expert advice and exemplary legal representation in criminal cases, he aggressively defends you while giving you the attention, compassion and care you need.

At the Law Office of Ernest M. Spokes, Jr., we handle criminal defense cases only. Attorney Spokes is a former prosecutor with more than 35 years of experience in major felony litigation. We have bilingual personnel and provide extensive investigation and discreet services to those accused of criminal activity.

Skillfully handling your case through the legal process as smoothly as possible, while protecting and upholding your best interests, we help you achieve a fair resolution in all issues related to your criminal law matter. You can feel confident we will stand up for your rights.

At the Law Office of Ernest M. Spokes, Jr., we are committed to handling your case with respect and care. We are a compassionate law firm that understands your plight during difficult times, and we work hard to resolve your legal matters as smoothly as possible in a manner that is most beneficial for you and your loved ones.

We handle cases involving all areas of criminal law, including:
-Burglary
-Criminal law
-Drugs and narcotics
-Embezzlement
-Fraud
-Juvenile criminal law
-Manslaughter
-Murder
-Robbery
-Sex crimes
-Theft
-White collar crime

The Law Office of Ernest M. Spokes, Jr. serves clients in Modesto and throughout Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Merced counties, in California.
Main Office

Main Office
337 Burney Street
Modesto  CA  95354

Phone
  • 209-579-1369
Fax
Criminal Defense
Criminal Law Firm Serves Clients in Stanislaus, San Joaquin & Merced
Aggressive California criminal defense attorney
Have you been accused of committing a crime? Don't let the prosecution bully you. Stand up for your rights, beginning by hiring a dedicated criminal defense attorney who will represent you forcefully in the face of prosecution accusations. Criminal defense attorney Ernest M. Spokes, Jr. has more than 33 years of experience serving Modesto clients in criminal cases, providing aggressive representation with proven results.

Ensuring your freedom
The Law Office of Ernest M. Spokes, Jr. is devoted to protecting our clients' freedom. We strongly challenge prosecution efforts to prove their case, and do everything in our power to avoid conviction or reduce any sentence that might be imposed. We know that witness may lie on the stand, crime scenes can be tampered with, and police officers can make mistakes. We personally speak with witnesses to ensure that they are telling the whole truth. We examine the alleged crime scene thoroughly, searching for evidence that can help prove your innocence. We also pore over police records and bring in experts to challenge the prosecution's theories.
Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact The Law Office of Ernest M. Spokes, Jr. today.

Protecting our clients for more than 33 years
We represent clients in the following criminal matters:

Felonies
If you have been charged with a felony, it is essential that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to zealously defend you in court. Felonies are the most serious crimes such as murder, rape, armed robbery, credit card fraud and burglary. Felony convictions also have the most serious consequences. A person convicted of a felony is sentenced to serve at least one year in a state prison, and may be committed for life. In addition, convicted felons are stripped of many of the rights guaranteed to American citizens, including the right to vote, the right to travel out of the country and the right to own a gun. Convicted felons also have to disclose their crimes on job applications and can be deported if they are not American citizens.

How your felony charge is defended can make the difference between life and death for you. We have more than 30 years of experience handling felony charges, and are committed to attaining the best possible outcome for you.

Misdemeanors
Misdemeanors are crimes such as disorderly conduct, simple assault, shoplifting and trespassing that are punishable by less than a year in prison. Although misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, having a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record can limit your employment options and can result in a jail sentence. Ensure that you receive a fair trial by letting us represent you.

Motor vehicle offenses
If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving with a suspended license, or vehicular manslaughter, we can help.

Drug crimes
Charges of trafficking, distributing or possession of illegal substances or drug paraphernalia can result in heavy fines and extended time in jail. You can rely on our knowledge of drug crimes and our history of successful results to help eliminate or minimize the charges against you.

Sexual offenses
Rape and sexual assault cases are among the hardest for defendants to win. We have the experience and skills to successfully litigate these cases. Contact us today.

Sealing and expungement of records
A criminal record can prevent you from pursuing higher education, securing your dream job or traveling abroad. We can help you eliminate past criminal charges from your record, or get those records sealed so that you can move on with your life.

Ernest M. Spokes

Practice areas
-Criminal defense
-Murder
-Death penalty
-Manslaughter
-Sex crimes
-Child abuse and neglect
-Domestic violence
-Burglary
-Theft
-Embezzlement
-Fraud
-Drugs and narcotics
-Juvenile criminal law

Admitted
-California, 1979

Education
-Western State University, J.D.

Associations and memberships
-State Bar of California
-Criminal Courts Bar Association of Stanislaus County (Past President, 2000 and 2001)

Biographical details
Past President, Stanislaus County Bar Association, 1992.

Military service
-Vietnam Veteran, 1966-1968, U.S. Army 5th Special Forces, Group "A" Detachment Commander
Education
  • Western State University
    Juris Doctorate
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