Every day our Barstow criminal defense lawyers are in court fighting DUI allegations and traffic citations stemming from incidents on the I-15. And we have an impressive record of getting felony, misdemeanor, and infraction charges reduced or dismissed altogether.
Below our Barstow criminal defense lawyers answer these faqs:
- 1. Is a private attorney necessary?
- 2. Can I skip court if I have an attorney?
- 3. Can I get a public defender?
- 4. Who makes arrests in Barstow?
- 5. Where do people get booked?
- 6. Where is the Barstow Courthouse?
- 7. Who are the prosecutors?
- 8. What are common crimes in Barstow?
1. Is a private attorney necessary?
Anyone facing criminal charges should seriously consider hiring an experienced Barstow criminal lawyer. Prosecutors are much more amenable to negotiating with defense attorneys than with defendants. And criminal defense attorneys have the experience and training to coax the best plea bargains possible out of the District Attorney.
2. Can I skip court if I have an attorney?
Judges realize that many Barstow defendants are not local to San Bernardino, so they usually allow criminal defense attorneys to appear on their clients’ behalf in misdemeanor cases. But in felony cases, judges prefer to see defendants in person even if they have private counsel.
Barstow criminal defense lawyers should let their clients know ahead of time if they can skip court. Missing a required court appearance will result in a bench warrant issuing for the defendant’s arrest.
3. Can I get a public defender?
Criminal defendants with insufficient funds for private counsel will be appointed a lawyer from the San Bernardino County Public Defender. The office is located at 172 West 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92415. People can email the PD’s Office here.
But defendants are urged to retain their own Barstow criminal defense attorney if they are able. Private attorneys can usually win more favorable resolutions than deputy public defenders, who are too understaffed and under-resourced to give their all to each case.
Note that defendants who are assigned a public defender must appear at every required hearing. Only defendants with private attorneys may be able to miss court in some cases.
4. Who makes arrests in Barstow?
Most arrests in Barstow are conducted by its local police department, located at 220 E. Mountain View. The station can be reached at (760) 255-5111.
Arrests can also be made by police officers with the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department. The address is 14200 Amargosa Road. And the station can be reached at (760) 241-2911.
Most of the law enforcement officers on the I-15 are with the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The CHP‘s Inland Division is located at 847 E. Brier Dr., San Bernardino, CA 92408. And its phone number is (909) 806-2400.
5. Where do people get booked?
6. Where is the Barstow Courthouse?
Traffic matters are handled at the Barstow Courthouse, located at 235 East Mountain View St. They can be reached at (760) 718-3700.
Meanwhile, all other criminal matters are handled in the Victorville Courthouse located at 14455 Civic Dr. Ste. 200. For criminal court information, phone (760) 245-6215. And for juvenile delinquency court information, phone (760) 245-6215.
7. Who are the prosecutors?
The San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office brings criminal cases in Barstow. The office is located at 303 West 3rd Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415-050. And the phone number is (909) 382-3800.
8. What are common crimes in Barstow?
In addition to DUIs, speeding tickets, and other traffic violations, our Barstow criminal defense attorneys frequently represent clients facing charges for:
Our Barstow criminal defense attorneys and Barstow DUI attorneys have years of experience providing legal help to people facing criminal charges, from traffic tickets to homicide. We appear in courts throughout northern, central, and southern California, including: Los Angeles County, Riverside County, Indio, Fullerton, Ventura, Pasadena, Inland Empire, Pomona, Glendale, Orange County, Temecula, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Rialto, Upland, Victorville, San Diego, and more.
Our AVVO-rated and Super Lawyers-rated Barstow criminal law attorneys and DUI lawyers work for the best possible outcome for our clients. Our practice areas include personal injury for car accidents, family law, and estate planning in addition to criminal matters and DWI/DUI cases.