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Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

Strong Defense for State and Federal Crimes

Have you been accused of a crime? Whether the case is being handled at a state or federal level, law enforcement and prosecutors may be working very aggressively to press charges against you and make them stick. It is imperative that you have an equally aggressive professional on your side to help level the playing field and ensure you are treated fairly under the law.

As your criminal defense attorney, The Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre will serve as a powerful advocate for your rights, providing the aggressive defense representation needed to bring your case to the most favorable resolution possible.

The Law Offices of Patrick Aguirre is permitted to practice in all Federal Districts throughout California. We have defended cases all over the country. Cases include narcotics, conspiracy to distribute, money laundering, wiretaps, marijuana and forfeiture. We have experience handling federal cases in California, Alaska, Oklahoma, Washington, Illinois, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Nevada and Arizona.

Our Practice Areas

Armed Robbery: When robbery cases involve the use of a gun or other deadly weapon, serious sentencing enhancements can apply. Attorney Aguirre will fight hard to protect you.

Rape: Being accused of rape can be devastating personally and professionally. Attorney Aguirre will stand up for your rights and fight for a fast and advantageous outcome to your case.

First Degree Murder: Attorney Aguirre knows how to interpret the complicated forensic evidence that often comes up in murder cases. You can trust him to craft the strongest possible defense for your specific case.

Violent Crimes: Whether you are accused of assault, battery, rape, manslaughter, murder, or some other violent crime, Attorney Aguirre will work hard to protect you from any undeserved or unduly harsh penalties.

Three Strikes Law: Do you have certain violent convictions in your past? Attorney Aguirre can protect you from unfairly harsh penalties under California or federal Three Strikes Laws.

Gang Crimes: Gang crime sentencing enhancements are sometimes unfairly applied to crimes that had nothing to do with gang activity. You can rely on Attorney Aguirre to protect you.

Narcotics Offenses: Patrick S. Aguirre can provide aggressive representation for all kinds of narcotic offenses, whether your case will be handled in state or federal court.

White Collar Crimes: Whether you’re a high-powered executive accused of embezzling millions, or an administrative assistant accused of stealing petty cash, Attorney Aguirre will work equally hard to prevent a conviction.

DUI: Patrick S. Aguirre has special expertise in DUI cases and he can help you fight back against automatic DMV suspensions as well as criminal charges for DUI.

Drug Crimes: Whether your alleged crime involves medical marijuana, illegal narcotics, or misuse of prescription medications, Attorney Aguirre can provide a strong defense.

Theft Crimes: Fight back against any charge from shoplifting to grand theft auto with help from experienced theft defense attorney Patrick S. Aguirre.

Domestic Violence: Being accused of domestic violence can be very upsetting. Fortunately Attorney Aguirre and his team are ready to stand beside you and work diligently for your defense.

Assault & Battery: Accused of physically harming or attempting to harm someone? Let us protect your rights and work for a fair resolution of your case as your criminal defense attorney.

Cybercrime: At the Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre, we are equal to the challenge of digging through the most complex evidence to prepare a strong defense against cybercrime charges.

Elder Abuse: Whether you are a professional caregiver or a family member, elder abuse allegations can be devastating. Let us fight to protect your good name and resolve your case quickly.

Fraud: The law describes a wide variety of fraud crimes. Fortunately Patrick S. Aguirre has the legal expertise required to find the best possible defense strategy for your specific fraud crime.

Juvenile Crimes: Patrick S. Aguirre and his team will work diligently to secure a favorable outcome to your child’s case. We will be patient and thorough when answering all your questions.

Murder: The stakes are very high in a murder case—be sure you have a skilled attorney who can present a clear and compelling argument for your defense by hiring Patrick S. Aguirre.

Stalking: Stalking laws come with strict penalties, so if you are even accused of this crime—much less arrested and charged—you will definitely want an aggressive defense attorney on your side.

Weapon Charges: Whether you are facing charges for possessing an illegal weapon or using one in the commission of a crime, Attorney Aguirre can provide a comprehensive defense.

Sex Crimes: Don’t just sit back and let a sex crimes conviction land you on the sex offender list. Instead, be proactive about your defense by retaining Patrick S. Aguirre ASAP.

Forgery: You can fight back against forgery and related fraud charges. Simply hire Patrick S. Aguirre for aggressive defense representation every step of the way.

Embezzlement: Embezzlement charges have the potential to involve complicated financial evidence, but Attorney Aguirre and his team won’t be intimidated. We will work hard for your defense.

Expungements: Get expert help cleaning up your criminal record by consulting with Patrick S. Aguirre about expungements and other services.

Traffic Violations & Speeding Tickets: We can help you contest any traffic ticket and keep points off your license. Attorney Aguirre has an excellent track record of securing positive resolutions to tickets.

DMV Perjury: Accused of lying to the DMV? Let us help you explore all possible options for your defense and make sure you do not receive any unfair penalties.

Now You May Wonder…

How Do I Know If I Will Be Prosecuted in State or Federal Court?

California law and federal law overlap in many areas, meaning it is possible for certain offenses to be charged under California law or federal law. One key indicator of whether you will face state or federal charges is what law enforcement agency has arrested you. Typically, if you are arrested by a federal agent such as a DEA or FBI agent, you will be prosecuted in federal court. You will also face more severe penalties and punishments than for a state crime, including the potential for incarceration in a federal prison as opposed to a state prison or county jail.

Because the state and federal processes do have some significant differences, it is vital that you find a law firm with the skills and experience needed for the forum in which your case will be prosecuted. At The Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre, we have what it takes to provide effective defense representation in state and federal court:

  • Attorney Aguirre is licensed to appear in both court systems,
  • He knows the specific steps and procedures that are involved in state and federal proceedings, and
  • He understands the priorities of state and federal prosecutors.

No matter where your case takes us, you can count on the entire staff of The Law Offices of Patrick S. Aguirre to remain passionate about your defense and dedicated to securing the best possible outcome.

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