Each day our Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense lawyers go up against the infamously iron-fisted RC prosecutors in pursuit of reductions and dismissals for our clients’ infraction, misdemeanor, and felony charges.
Our Ontario criminal defense office is located at:
3281 E Guasti Rd, Suite 728
Ontario CA 91761
Below our Rancho Cucamonga DUI lawyers and criminal defense lawyers discuss:
- 1. What are the most common crimes?
- 2. Who performs arrests in Rancho Cucamonga?
- 3. Where are people booked after an arrest?
- 4. Where is the Rancho Cucamonga Courthouse?
- 5. Who prosecutes crimes?
- 6. Can I get a public defender?
- 7. If I hire a lawyer, can I miss court?
- 8. Is having an attorney worth it?
1. What are the most common crimes?
A typical caseload by our Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense attorneys working out of Ontario, CA includes these criminal offenses:
- drunk driving,
- petty theft,
- domestic battery,
- grand theft auto,
- sex crimes,
- drug crimes,
- white collar crimes,
- speeding tickets, and
- violent crimes (such as assault and battery).
2. Who performs arrests in Rancho Cucamonga?
Law enforcement in Rancho Cucamonga and in Ontario is provided through a contract with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Headquarters are at 10510 Civic Center Drive and can be reached at (909) 477-2800.
On the I-15, police officers from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are out issuing traffic citations and making DUI arrests. The CHP‘s Inland Division is located at 847 E. Brier Dr., San Bernardino, CA 92408. And it can be reached at (909) 806-2400.
3. Where are people booked after an arrest?
If you are arrested in Rancho Cucamonga on a criminal charge, you will most likely be taken to the West Valley Detention Center (WVDC) at 9500 Etiwanda Avenue. For bail information call (909) 350-2476.
The WVDC completes 50,000 to 60,000 bookings and releases each year and is one of the largest county jails in the state of California. Search for San Bernardino inmates online here.
4. Where is the Rancho Cucamonga Courthouse?
The Rancho Cucamonga Courthouse is located at 8303 Haven Avenue. For information on criminal cases, call (909) 350-9764.
DMV administrative hearings for DUI cases take place at the local DMV office, located at 8629 Hellman Ave. and reachable at (800) 777-0133.
Note that juvenile delinquency cases originating in Rancho Cucamonga are generally heard at the San Bernardino Juvenile Delinquency Court located at 900 East Gilbert Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0942. The phone number is (909) 387-7538.
5. Who prosecutes crimes?
Rancho Cucamonga criminal cases are prosecuted by the San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office. Its location is 303 West 3rd Street, San Bernardino, CA 92415-050. And its phone number is (909) 382-3800.
Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario are conservative communities. Therefore, the prosecutors tend to be harsher than elsewhere in the San Bernardino criminal justice system.
6. Can I get a public defender?
A court-appointed attorney from the San Bernardino County Public Defender will represent defendants who cannot afford private counsel. The office is located at 172 West 3rd Street, 2nd Floor, San Bernardino, CA 92415. Defendants can email them here.
7. If I hire a lawyer, can I miss court?
Probably yes in misdemeanor cases, and probably no in felony cases. Either way, defendants should ask their Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense lawyer ahead of time if they can skip court. Missing a required court date will result in a bench warrant for the defendant’s arrest.
8. Is having an attorney worth it?
Yes, especially in Rancho Cucamonga or Ontario, CA where the prosecutors are notoriously harsh. A good private attorney will take all the time and resources necessary to put together the best defense possible. And this can often persuade the deputy district attorneys to grant a good plea bargain or drop the matter completely.
Contact Our Experienced Rancho Cucamonga and Ontario Criminal Defense Lawyers Near You Today
Have you or a loved one been accused of a crime? Our Rancho Cucamonga DUI attorneys and criminal defense attorneys have law offices throughout southern California, including Ontario, Upland, Redlands, Inland Empire, Riverside, Chino, Los Angeles, and Orange County, and more. Our practice areas include personal injury, family law, and estate planning in addition to criminal law, domestic violence, and DUI defense.