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Aggressively Fighting for You

Scott C. Thomas protects your rights against serious charges.

Huntington Beach, CA Criminal Defense Lawyer

Scott C. Thomas protects your rights against serious criminal charges.

A Former Prosecuter Aggressively Fighting for You

Scott C. Thomas protects your rights against serious charges.

Huntington Beach, CA Attorney

In 2019, 4530 major crimes, including 4,144 property crimes and 386 violent crimes, were reported in Huntington Beach. This is just an average year. The majority of these crimes are non-violent property crimes such as theft and burglary, with the occasional violent crime such as assault or robbery.

While victims of such crimes are often left feeling helpless and alone, not everyone suspected or arrested for a crime is guilty. And even if you are guilty, you still have certain rights that must be respected by law enforcement and the courts.

This is where a Huntington Beach criminal defense lawyer comes in.

The Law Office of Scott C. Thomas believes that everyone is entitled to a vigorous defense, no matter what crime they have been accused of. Our drive to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients has led us to obtain acquittals, dismissals, and reduced sentences in a wide variety of criminal cases.

If you or someone you know has been accused of a crime in Huntington Beach, do not hesitate to contact us today for a free consultation. We will review your case and give you our honest assessment of your legal options.

What Is a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

A criminal defense lawyer is a lawyer who specializes in the defense of individuals and businesses charged with criminal activity. A criminal defense lawyer can be hired to represent a defendant in court, or they may be retained by the accused person prior to any charges being filed.

In either case, their job is to make sure that their client’s rights are protected and to provide them with the best possible defense given the circumstances of their case.

Scott C Thomas, a leading criminal defense lawyer in Huntington Beach, achieves the best possible outcome for his clients by:

  • Reviewing the evidence and facts of their case to identify any potential legal defenses
  • Investigating the alleged crime and interviewing witnesses
  • Mounting a vigorous defense in court, if the case goes to trial
  • Negotiating with prosecutors to get charges reduced or dismissed
  • Working with prosecutors to negotiate a plea bargain, if appropriate
  • Appealing a conviction, if necessary

Every case is different, and the best possible outcome will depend on the specific facts and circumstances of your case.

Tailor-Made Defense for Criminal Cases in Huntington Beach, California

There are two types of criminal charges: felonies and misdemeanors.

Felonies are the most serious type of crime and are usually punishable by more than one year in prison. Some examples of felonies include murder, rape, robbery, and burglary.

Misdemeanors are less serious crimes that are punishable by up to one year in jail. Some examples of misdemeanors include petty theft, simple assault, and trespassing.

No matter what type of crime you have been accused of, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will fight for your rights.

The Law Office of Scott C Thomas has successfully defended clients against a wide range of criminal charges, including:

Regardless of the specific charge, we will tailor our defense to fit your unique situation.

Free Consultations for Criminal Defense Cases in Huntington Beach, California

If you have been accused of a crime, the most important thing you can do is to exercise your right to remain silent and to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Scott C Thomas offers free consultations for all potential clients. He will review your case and explain your legal options. Make a call today to schedule a free consultation.

Free Case Evaluation

Huntington Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer – Scott C. Thomas

Experienced former Orange County prosecutor Scott C. Thomas, now an effective criminal felony defense attorney in Santa Ana, protects your rights against serious charges.

With a specialty in first-time felony defense, sex-crime defense, and DUI cases, no stone is left unturned to help you avoid a conviction and a series of harsh punishments.

“I have one goal: to provide clients with zealous legal representation to ensure their rights are not violated and that they are treated fairly before the law, while at the same time providing a shoulder for them to lean on, in their time of need.”

Practice Areas

No matter the nature of your criminal charges, Scott. C. Thomas can assist you through the legal process.

Criminal DefenseCriminal Defense

A criminal arrest, especially on felony charges can turn a life upsidedown, ruin a reputation, and put the defendant at serious risk for long-range punishments.

DUI & DWI DefenseDUI & DWI Defense

A local police or state patrol stop for suspicion of drunk driving shouldn’t be the end of the world for anyone — whether it’s your first offense or your third.

Drug ChargesDrug Charges

A guilty verdict in a criminal trial for methamphetamine manufacture or heroin trafficking can put you in prison for years.

White Collar CrimesWhite-Collar Crimes

Whether you are an executive or a receptionist, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty, and you have a right to your day in court.

Identity TheftFraud & ID Theft

In criminal law, fraud is a very broad category that includes a wide array of actions that many people do not even realize are crimes.

Violent CrimesViolent Crimes

A domestic violence complaint may have started with a “he said, she said” situation. Scott C. Thomas explores every strategy for having your charges reduced or dismissed.

First Time Felony Charges?

With so much at stake, if you face allegations of a violent crime, drug charge, sex crime, white-collar financial crime, or DUI/DWI, there is no substitute for having an experienced criminal defense attorney standing by to represent your interests.

Call Now 949-763-4228

If you feel that your rights were violated, leading to your arrest, we want to discuss your views in an honest, informative, confidential consultation.

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