One of the greatest advantages of working with a compassionate, experienced and intelligent defense attorney is the lawyer’s knowledge of sentencing alternatives. You may not succeed at getting your case dismissed in the early stages, but you may still have a favorable outcome if your lawyer successfully negotiates a sentencing alternative that you can live with and a judge will accept.
Alternatives To Jail Or Prison
The Law Office of Adrienne Dell in San Jose has helped many clients take advantage of creative solutions that have kept their records clear of criminal convictions and/or kept them out of jail or prison. Depending on many unique factors of your criminal case in or near San Jose, attorney Adrienne Dell may help you avoid more punitive outcomes by getting a prosecutor or judge to agree that you should resolve your case through:
- Drug abuse treatment
- Counseling or therapy
- Anger management education
- Community service
- Restitution (repayment of losses to whomever was affected by your alleged theft or other criminal offense)
When Sentencing Is Inevitable, It May Still Be Shortened: Is Proposition 36 Relevant To Your Criminal Defense Matter?
If you were convicted of a felony and might otherwise be negatively impacted by California’s Three Strikes law, Proposition 36, passed in 2012, may offer hope. This sentencing law makes the bar much higher before Three Strikes applies, posing long prison sentences.
Attorney Adrienne Dell makes it her job to stay up-to-date on all available sentencing alternatives or ways to keep sentences at a hopeful level. Discuss options in your case when a conviction seems inevitable. Call (408) 280-6600 or send an email inquiry.