Defending Clients Against Damaging Criminal Accusations
Sometimes, good people find themselves in trouble with the law. For most people, this is overwhelming, unfamiliar and even perhaps a bit frightening. When you are facing criminal charges, you need an attorney who understands the situation you are in and is prepared to work with you to come up with the best possible defense to resolve the issues you face.
I recognize that times are challenging today. The economic conditions do not mean that you should be without expert legal representation in your case. There is one shot for your case to be handled appropriately and professionally, and the impact of what happens in your case will affect your life in more ways than you can predict at this time. Your case and YOU are important enough for US to make sure this situation is resolved by an expert.
I also understand that noone plans for the expense of an attorney, and due to today's economic circumstances you may be wondering whether you will be able to afford my services. I have written a separate "CASH OUT OF YOUR POCKET" page that takes you through an honest discussion of how money leaves your wallet in a criminal case. Call me - the initial consultation is free, and there are options I can offer to make it workable for you. Many times, the amount I save my clients in fines alone more than pays for my fee. My work will also reduce the penalties or consequences you face, as well as the stigma and permanent record that follows you as a result. I save my clients from having to lose money at work. You often will not have to even take time off work to attend all of the court appearances. I handle these things for you.
I am Theresa Hofmeister, an Escondido criminal defense lawyer committed to helping people throughout North County San Diego who are facing criminal allegations or charges. I have been practicing law in California since 1994, and my work has always been dedicated to defending good people accused of crimes. I will mount an aggressive defense, and do as much as possible to gain an outright dismissal or a reduciton in your charges. You can entrust this matter to me, an experienced and proven professional, so that you can get on with your life.
Providing Personal Service and Attention to Every Client
I represent clients who have been charged with all types of criminal offenses, from assault to theft to drunk driving, 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, and at the same time take other aspects of their lives and future into account, and choose the best course of action for each client
If you retain me as your lawyer, I will be your advocate at every stage of the process, negotiating with the prosecutors on your behalf and representing you at trial if necessary.
I have been practicing as a solo attorney since 1996 and have always emphasized personal attention to my clients' specific needs and concerns. The testimonials I have received speak to my commitment to understanding, respecting and effectively representing my clients.
"I chose Theresa to represent me because her fees seemed reasonable and during my consultation she put my mind at ease, not with bold promises, but with attention to detail and her own calm demeanor. When I received her text saying 'Great news,' and that my case was dismissed, well, you can imagine my relief and elation. Definitely money well spent. Thank you Theresa!"
-Dermot T., Sales, Escondido, CA
San Marcos and Vista Criminal Law Attorney · 760-571-9309
I understand that, if you have been charged with a criminal offense, you may be concerned not only about the possibility of a jail sentence but also about collateral consequences such as reduced employment options, damage to your reputation and suspension of your driver's license. You may also be wondering if you will be able to afford my services.
I am prepared to take whatever steps are necessary to help you emerge from your case in the strongest possible position to move on with your life. For a free consultation to discuss your case confidentially, please contact me at my office in Escondido at 760-571-9309 or by e-mail.
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