DETERMINED, FEISTY LOS ANGELES CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
NOT AFRAID TO GO TO TRIAL
NOT INTIMIDATED BY BULLYING OPPOSING COUNSEL
THINK PUBLIC DEFENDERS ARE FREE? THINK AGAIN! IF YOUR MATTER GOES TO TRIAL AND IF IT SETTLES BEFORE TRIAL, YOU WILL STILL BE CHARGED UP TO AND SOMETIMES OVER $1,000 BUCKS! WHY NOT HAVE A HANDS ON LAWYER WHO CAN WALK YOU THROUGH EVERY STEP OF YOUR MATTER AND RETURN ALL CALLS?
For the past eight years, the Law Offices of Victoria Clemans has represented hundreds of clients throughout the southland with remarkable results.
2009-2010 Results: 96 cases, 40 dismissals, most others were dispositions prior to or close to trial and resulted in a 415 infraction or diversion (a conditional plea for a later dismissal).
JURY TRIALS: 9 NOT GUILTY 2 HUNG JURIES RESULTING IN DISMISSAL
My practice ranges from misdemeanors to felonies, restraining orders (both defense and petitioner), and witness counsel.
The law offices of Victoria Clemans is dedicated and hard working and is determined to get you a good result. My fortitude derives from working my way through law school for an attorney and doing an externship for a judge and my passion is helping those that cannot help themselves with often difficult legal problems.
Why Hire a Lawyer?
There is a saying that “a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client”. Abe Lincoln, Lawyer and President.
This slogan is even more meaningful when put into the context of a client who steps up to represent himself in the absence of counsel. It’s like trying to perform surgery on yourself.
There are so many rules of procedure that a lawyer possesses and evidentiary rules that a lawyer must know. When you represent yourself, you are expected to know those rules, and treated as a lawyer by the court.
For example, if charged with a felony, the goal of the Law Offices of Victoria Clemans is to go through the preliminary hearing and find all of the weaknesses in the People’s case. I would then do what’s referred to as 17 b Motion, or a motion to reduce the felony to a misdemeanor. Once reduced (if motion granted), my goal would be to continue to fight the case, if this were the client’s decision at that point. Sometimes the good offers come in right before pre-lim, or just after pre-lim.
If the 17b Motion is denied and you are held to answer, the law offices of Victoria Clemans will file a 995 Motion, or a motion to set aside the information.
If that motion is denied, the law offices of Victoria Clemans will work with you, the client on a defense strategy. And it will be the client’s choice to go to trial or not ( a lot of things happen in between preliminary hearing and trial, which we would go into in detail). In any event, prudent decisions will be made regarding the client’s best interests.
If the matter goes to trial, a proper investigation will be done of any percipient witnesses, and sometimes a Pitchess motion will be filed by the law offices of Victoria Clemans, in order to properly investigate law enforcement.
Confused yet? This is why you need to hire us!
With all that legal terminology one would see why they need an aggressive lawyer that our office is able to provide.
NOT AFRAID TO ANSWER THE PHONE
One of the biggest complaints I hear from clients about former lawyers or friend’s lawyers, is that their lawyer doesn’t return calls. I am dedicated to my clients and calls will not go unreturned. We even have access to e-mail in the event we are in court and cannot answer the phone. One of my policies is to set up a telephonic conference once per week with the client to apprise you of the status of your case and answer any questions you may have.
IF YOUR CASE IS A MISDEMEANOR
You need not appear except for trial pursuant to Government Code Section 977(a).
This alone is worth hiring us, no more waiting in court all day and missing work!
NO LAZY ATTORNEYS HERE
We will not farm out your work to other lawyers to “stand-in” on your matter. Your matter will be handled personally by the law offices of Victoria Clemans, Los Angeles Criminal Defense lawyer. We here at the law offices of Victoria Clemans have heard nightmare stories of “criminal mills” that simply hand off your case after charging you thousands of dollars. Then at the first appearance, they plead you guilty and dump your matter, so they can chase after the next client. Don’t be a victim of this! We are dedicated to obtaining the best results and have no bar complaints or disciplinary actions against us. That is because we are loyal, hardworking and tenatious!
No hidden costs such as “paralegal assistance @$250.00 per hour”, that is a way to run up and pad your bill while the attorney is busy with other clients. The law offices of Victoria Clemans will give you a straight forward rate and every minute will be accounted for. We all know that time is money, and we don’t want to waste yours either.