California’s criminal justice system is notoriously harsh. A simple misstep or an accusation of a crime – whether you are innocent or guilty – can result in life-altering consequences.

You, therefore, can’t afford to take any chances when it comes to your future. You need an experienced, aggressive criminal defense lawyer on your side that will fight for you and protect your rights.

Here at the Law Office of Scott C. Thomas, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible defense. We have a proven track record of success in a wide variety of criminal cases, including:

We understand that being charged with a crime can be a stressful and frightening experience. We will be there for you every step of the way, keeping you informed and involved in your case.

Criminal Appeals

If you have been convicted of a crime, you still have options. A skilled criminal appeals lawyer in Laguna Woods can review your case and determine if there were any errors in the trial that resulted in an unfair conviction.

We have successfully helped many clients overturn their convictions and get a second chance. If you would like to learn more about your legal options, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation.

Thorough and Aggressive Defense 

The success of any criminal defense case is only as good as the evidence that is presented and the lawyer who presents it.

We are committed to conducting a thorough investigation of your case and gathering all of the evidence we need to build a strong defense on your behalf. We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to get you the best possible outcome in your case.

We have a proven track record of success in the courtroom, and we will fight aggressively for you every step of the way.

Do I Have To Answer Police Questions?

You are required to provide basic identifying information to police when they stop you, but you are not required to answer any questions about your involvement in a crime.

In fact, it is almost always in your best interest to remain silent when questioned by police. Anything you say can and will be used against you in court.

The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects you from self-incrimination. This means that you have the right to remain silent when questioned by police. You should exercise this right and decline to answer any questions until you have an attorney present.

Get a Free Consultation with a Laguna Woods Criminal Law Attorney 

If you have been charged with a crime, don’t wait to get started on your defense.

Call us today at (949) 301-8915 or fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation with Scott C. Thomas.

We represent clients in Orange County and throughout Southern California.