Criminal Defense

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with a crime, what do you do? Who do you call, and what is the next step? While our criminal system is set up to consider a person accused of a crime to be “innocent until proven guilty,” oftentimes that person is up against experienced and well-funded government prosecutors in addition to inexperienced jurors who often assume the worst. Crimes can range from misdemeanors to serious felonies, and in California the punishments can range from fines and community service to years in prison and even the death penalty. The average person does not have an understanding of the complexities of the legal system or of the criminal law process, and unfortunately, claiming ignorance of the criminal process or not understanding the law is not an adequate defense if you or someone that you know has been accused of a crime.

Criminal Defense Attorneys

A criminal defense attorney represents individuals charged with a criminal act or those who are concerned that they may be charged and makes sure that the accused is provided with all of the rights and protections afforded to them in the criminal system. A criminal defense attorney can handle a variety of responsibilities for an individual who has been or may be accused of a crime. This includes advising a client during questioning by the police, entering pleas, negotiating bail, handling all aspects of the trial, and managing any post-trial proceedings such as appeals.

Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Help

The attorneys at Russell J. Clanton and Associates have defended individuals on the local, state, and federal level on a variety of criminal defense matters in the Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity County areas. We have provided legal guidance to individuals on a variety of criminal law matters in every stage of the case. With a combined 30 years of experience, our attorneys are equipped to provide individualized, diligent, and exceptional service in the following areas of criminal law:

We will provide you with an honest assessment of your case and help you navigate the legal system in this new and uncertain experience. We promise to keep you informed and involved in the process while we handle your legal needs, and at the firm of Russell J. Clanton and Associates we pride ourselves in our vigorous and dedicated defense of our clients.

The criminal court system can be confusing, and attempting to handle it all on your own can be overwhelming. If you or someone that you know is in need of legal representation for any of these criminal matters in the Humboldt, Del Norte, or Trinity County areas, contact the attorneys at Russell J. Clanton and Associates at 707.825.6587 or visit us at Jacoby Storehouse, 4th Floor, 791 Eighth Street, Suite R, Arcata, California 95521.