Why you should hire a lawyer
An arrest that results in criminal charges can be a frightening experience. When an individual charged with a crime decides not to hire a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney, they may put themselves at a disadvantage. By not having the right representation, an individual may endanger their freedom. There are many reasons why a person may choose to NOT hire counsel: the expense, feeling overwhelmed at the whole process, the feeling that representation cannot make a difference in the result achieved.
Why you should choose Ms. Mendoza and Ms. Mattern
Criminal matters are like snowflakes: no two are exactly alike. Ms. Mendoza and Ms. Mattern assure you that your matter is not hopeless. We strive to offer you the best criminal defense available. We welcome the opportunity to review your matter with you and we ask you to contact our office for a consultation.
With over thirty years of combined experience we are familiar with all aspects of criminal defense and can help you in many ways. If you have been charged with a crime, Ms. Mendoza and Ms. Mattern can:
- Work to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced;
- Provide you with a copy of all evidence that the prosecutor has initially provided us;
- We can appear for you in misdemeanor court, leaving you free to go to work, to school, or
care for your loved ones;
- Interview involved parties, and any possible witnesses, to expose any lies, exaggerations, or
- Make sure that evidence obtained by law enforcement was not done so illegally;
- In the event that a plea bargain must be entered, negotiate with prosecutors to make sure
you face the minimum possible penalties.
What sets Ms. Mendoza and Ms. Mattern apart
Many law firms rely on “case managers” who are typically not lawyers. All of our clients are given immediate access to either Ms. Mendoza or Ms. Mattern, not a “case manager”. You will never have to discuss your matter with an assistant, legal secretary or paralegal.
Ms. Mendoza and Ms. Mattern do not contract with appearance attorneys, who are often inexperienced and therefore, unfamiliar with the criminal courts. Ms. Mendoza and Ms. Mattern personally handle each case.
Ms. Mendoza and Ms. Mattern communicate frequently with clients by telephone and by e-mail. Ms. Mendoza and Ms. Mattern believe that it is important that you are aware of all developments in your matter, so that you can make informed decisions. Also, with YOUR express approval, Ms. Mendoza and Ms. Mattern will always be available to answer questions or concerns your family may have.