According to SpotCrime, over the past month, the three most common crimes reported in Hanford, CA were theft, assault, and burglary. The site compiles data from actual police reports and court records. With all of these crimes being reported, there are many arrests being made by law enforcement in Hanford.
Theft is basically a trespassory taking and carrying away of the personal property of another with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property. If you have been arrested for theft in Hanford, you should seek the advice and counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Assault is generally defined as an unlawful, attempted touching of another or placing someone in reasonable apprehension of harm. Many people confuse battery with assault. A battery is actual unlawful contact with another. Both, assault and battery, are serious crimes that carry harsh sentences. Without representation from an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney, you may be subjected to more severe consequences that you otherwise would have received.
There are various forms of burglary, however, they generally all include an entry with an intent to commit a felony or a theft whether it be a home, a business, a vehicle, or some other structure. Many people that are found guilty of burglary in Hanford, CA are sentenced to jail or prison depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident or incidents. If you have been arrested for burglary, you need to contact a criminal defense attorney right away.
In all criminal trials in Hanford, CA, the prosecutor must prove every element of the crime in order for the defendant to be found guilty of the crime they are being charged with. This may not always be possible. Sometimes evidence may be excluded from the criminal trial for a variety of reasons. Even if you think you might be guilty of what you are being charged with, it is in your best interest to at least consult with an attorney that regularly handles criminal matters.
If you need a criminal defense attorney in Hanford, California, call Louis J. Goodman for a free consultation. Call (510) 582-9090 or contact us by email. We will advise you of your rights and, if you retain our legal services, develop a comprehensive legal strategy for your defense.