Rancho Cucamonga Criminal Defense Attorney
Arrested in San Bernardino County? Call a Skilled Criminal Lawyer
Whether you or a loved one has been arrested for a crime or is currently under investigation for alleged criminal activity, turn to the experienced attorneys at Chung & Ignacio, LLP, a criminal defense firm based in Rancho Cucamonga. San Bernardino County is our home. We know the courts, judges, and opposing counsel here, and have the experience you need to defend against criminal charges.
Fill out our online form or call (909) 726-7112 to tell us about your case.
San Bernardino County Crime Statistics
- In the past decade, San Bernardino’s arrest rate and reported crimes rate has gone down 26%.
- Juvenile arrests in San Bernardino County has also decreased by about 28% in the past ten years, although juvenile misdemeanor rates are on an upward trend, starting in 2013.
- More people are arrested in San Bernardino County than the national and state average.
Recidivism Rate in San Bernardino County
Recidivism rates (the number of people who return to prison after a prior criminal charge) have dropped in San Bernardino County in recent years. Statistically, 41.7% of those charged with crimes in San Bernardino County qualify as AB109 offenders (Assembly Bill 109). Out of these felony offenders, only 17% of these were re-offenders (data from 2014).
Assault & Violent Crimes
One of the most common types of arrests we get calls for is assault or a related type of violent offense. Although violent crime rates have dropped in San Bernardino County over the past decade, people still get accused of these types of offenses almost daily.
Assault, according to the California Penal Code 240, is:
An unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another.
Depending on the nature of the case, assault can be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor. If you or someone you love has been charged, reach out to a Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense lawyer at Chung & Ignacio for representation.
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California’s statutes on drug offenses are detailed in the Health and Safety Code Sections 11350-11356.5. The Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense attorneys at Chung & Ignacio, LLP handle all types of felony and criminal drug crime cases, including the following:
Sentencing for drug offenses varies greatly depending on what type of controlled substance was allegedly found in your possession, how much, and under what circumstances. It is best to speak directly with a defense attorney to discuss your options, and what type of sentence you could be looking at.
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Q:What Should I do After an Arrest?
A:After you or someone you love has been arrested, one of the most important things you can do is to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney. Remember, you have the right to remain silent and to request a lawyer before speaking with any law enforcement officer. Exercising this right can protect you from saying anything incriminating and can help you understand what to expect as your case progresses.
Q:Are There Ways to Avoid Jail?
A:Although the unique facts and circumstances will impact whether or not you may be facing imprisonment, there are many options for avoiding jail or prison sentences. Creating compelling defense strategies with the help of an attorney may allow you to avoid jail sentences by obtaining a dismissal of charges, or reductions of charges and penalties.
Q:What Do Courts Consider When Determining Charges and Penalties?
A:This is a common question, and one that can only be answered with "it depends." Every case is unique and every individual defendant is different. Generally, courts will focus on the nature of the charge and the defendant's prior criminal history
Q:I've Been Charged for DUI. What Can I Do?
A:Driving under the influence (DUI) may be a common offense in Southern California, but that doesn't make it any less serious. First time offenders can face serious and long-term penalties, as well as the prospect of having a criminal conviction on their record.
Q:What Is an Infraction?
A:A person is guilty of an infraction if he/she violates specific code sections. If convicted of an infraction, the good news is that it is not punishable by imprisonment. However, a person charged with an infraction is not entitled to a trial by jury and is not entitled to have the public defender represent him or her unless he or she is arrested and not released on his or her written promise to appear, his or her recognizance, or deposit of bail. The typical punishment for an infraction is a fine (i.e. traffic ticket).There are many situations where an experienced criminal defense attorney can negotiation with the prosecutor to reduce a misdemeanor to an infraction. This is important because it will eliminate any possibility of imprisonment and will not affect your criminal record. Other than getting your case dismissed, the next best thing is to get an infraction.
Q:What Is a Felony?
A:A felony is any offense punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. Being convicted of a felony is serious and will likely have a negative impact on a person's life. Since a majority of criminal cases settle prior to going to trial, it is crucial to hire the right attorney to represent you.
Q:Will My Case Go to Trial?
A:Not all criminal cases go to trial. In many cases, attorneys can do a lot of work to avoid charges or to substantially reduce charges and penalties for their clients. In some cases, a criminal trial may be in the best interests of a defendant. Our firm counsels our clients on their options, including whether or not a trial is right for their situation.