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 voices telling you what to do. You need clear, simple, common sense advice from someone familiar with the courts and the people who run them. You need an adviser who knows the law and how it applies to people like you. You need advice and counsel from someone who not only knows how things work, but why they work the way they do.

The Law Office of Charles E. Mashburn is a law practice focused on criminal defense and related matters, based in Southeastern Los Angeles County. The firm is headed by Charles E. Mashburn, an attorney with more than 20 years’ experience.