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Escondido Criminal Defense Attorney


Helping Good People Through Bad Times

Have you or a loved one been arrested or charged with a crime? If so, I can understand why you might be feeling uneasy and a bit less than excited about the reason that brought you to my site. I'm here to help you. The good news is that I have 20 years of experience successfully helping people just like you to work through these types of challenges and get life back on a good course. The other piece of good news is that it won't cost you anything to speak with me, and if you choose to hire me I charge flat fees that my clients feel are affordable and well worth it.

Sometimes, good people find themselves in trouble with the law. For most of my clients, this can feel overwhelming and even a bit scary. My name is Theresa Hofmeister, and I enjoy solving my clients' problems, saving them money, calming their fears, and working with them to put things quickly behind them. From my office in Escondido, I work with clients throughout North County San Diego including San Marcos, Vista, Rancho Bernardo, Carlsbad, Oceanside (and everywhere in between).

Why Shouldn't I Just Show Up and Handle This Myself?

Some people in this economy think they should save the money and just "take what's coming." You don't have to. First of all, the money I save you in fines, costs and lost time and wages will more than cover my fees. My clients appreciate that I decrease their stress and get a much better outcome than they would have on their own. In most cases you don't even have to go court at all - I go for you.

How Can I Afford Your Services?

Noone plans for the expense of an attorney, and you are probably wondering if you will be able to afford my services. Without me to represent you, there are many times during this process where cash will leave your pocket, including:

  • Bail
  • Car Impound
  • Lost Income and Time At Work
  • Fines
  • Court Fees
  • Court Ordered Schools or Classes
  • Community Service
  • Public Work Service
  • Ignition Interlock, and Monitoring Devices
  • Increases in Related Costs such as Car Insurance

I have achieved outright dismissals in cases, even where clients thought things were hopeless. In any case, my clients end up with lower (if any) permanent charges on their record, and save a lot of money. They usually don't have to miss any work, and their fines and court costs are lower or waived altogether. I'm also able to reduce other consequences such as not having to do and pay for public service, court ordered classes, or monitoring devices.

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Providing Personal Service and Attention to Every Client

I represent clients who have been charged with all types of criminal offenses, from DUI to petty theft, misdemeanors to felonies. I take a comprehensive approach to my clients, keeping the focus on what I can do to help them avoid or reduce the consequences of their charges. At the same time I consider each person, and ask the Court to take other aspects of their lives and future into account. When you hire me, I will be on your side and with you every step of the way.

The testimonials I have received share my client's experiences and reflect my commitment to understanding, respecting and effectively representing each person.

Free Initial Consultation. Consult a San Marcos CA and Vista Criminal Law Attorney · 760-571-9309

I will take whatever steps are necessary to get the best outcome in your case, and put you in the strongest position to easily move on with your life. For a free consultation to discuss your case confidentially, call me at 760-571-9309 or contact me by e-mail.

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Theresa Hofmeister,
Attorney at Law

336 South Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: 760-571-9309
Escondido Law Offices


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