Violent Offenses

If you have been arrested and charged with a violent crime, it is critically important to retain a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. If your criminal defense lawyer can get an early start building a defense against your charges, you have a better chance of avoiding or minimizing the negative consequences of a conviction.

Don't wait another day. Contact me, Keith H. Rutman, Attorney at Law, at 619-573-4988 or 888-714-6354 to get started.

Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer for Violent Offenses

In order for me to give you an educated opinion about the most likely outcome in your case, I will need to know the answers to a lot of questions about the incident that led to the charges, such as:

  • Who was involved?
  • Where did the incident occur?
  • Were alcohol or drugs involved?
  • Were weapons involved?
  • Can you or another party argue self-defense?
  • Were you really involved or were you a bystander?
  • Who were the witnesses? Are they believable?
  • Did a party who was initially justified in using force use excessive force?

Based on the answers to those questions — and on the information I uncover during an independent investigation — I will develop a defense strategy that is most likely to be successful in minimizing the penalties that come your way.

If I can, I will negotiate with the prosecutor's office — either for a dismissal or for a lesser charge, suspended sentence or probation. Depending on the facts of your case, we may decide to take your case to trial and fight for a not-guilty verdict or a lesser charge that carries a lesser penalty.

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An Advocate at Your Side Through the Entire Process

No matter how your case proceeds, you can rest assured that you have hired an experienced and dedicated criminal defense lawyer who will speak on your behalf at every hearing — using all my legal skills to protect your Constitutional rights and your freedom.

Contact Keith H. Rutman, Attorney at Law

If you have been arrested or are under investigation by the police for a crime of felony assault, aggravated battery or other violent offense, contact my San Diego or Murrieta office for a free and confidential half-hour consultation. Call toll free, 888-714-6354, or 619-573-4988 or send an e-mail for a prompt response.

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