If you are convicted of a crime after a jury trial, you have a right to appeal the judgment of the court. You may also have a right to appeal in certain limited circumstances if you pled guilty before trial. There are two kinds of appeals: direct appeals and writs. A direct appeal is always taken directly after the lower (trial)
Being questioned by the police, arrested, and charged with a crime is a scary, harrowing experience -- and a very unfamiliar one for most people. What do you do now? Who do you talk to? Who can you trust? Your future is at stake. The decisions you make are important ones, and you are probably being bombarded by dozens of
Everyone who has a criminal case should understand the time element involved. All cases start with an arraignment. This is a brief court hearing where you will be asked to plead either guilty or not guilty. In some misdemeanor courts, you may be offered a plea bargain at this time. However in most instances, you will be
Charles Mashburn is a veteran of more than fifty criminal jury trials. Mr. Mashburn is highly knowledgeable in jury selection, comfortable in front of a jury, and has extensive experience in making powerpoint, video, and electronic media presentations to trial juries. Mr. Mashburn believes that the key to winning trials is in
The Law Office of Charles Mashburn does offer a free consultation and evaluation of your criminal legal matter. A free consultation will help you make an informed decision to hire the right attorney to handle your legal matter. If the person with the legal matter is out of custody, then that person should be present for the
Aggressive, experienced representation in the criminal courts. Charles Mashburn handles state and federal criminal cases in Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and by special arrangement in San Diego, Ventura, Santa Barbara and Kern Counties. Mr. Mashburn can also handle cases in Northern
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