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Large Or Small, Criminal Matters Demand Serious Representation

When you’re accused of a crime, all of the power and resources of the entire society are brought to bear against you. It’s you (and your lawyer) against the police, the district attorney’s office, the court system, your accusers – basically, it’s you against the world. Unless you have a good attorney, those aren’t good odds.

You could be charged with a misdemeanor offense. You could be facing allegations of domestic violence. Whatever your criminal matter, you need to take this situation seriously. Arrest records and criminal records can follow you throughout your life, hurting your job options and your reputation.

If you have found yourself on the wrong side of the law, turn to me, criminal defense attorney Charles Applegate. Since 2003, I have fought for the best interests of my clients. Allow me to do the same for you.

Get A Former District Attorney On Your Side

Before I opened Applegate Law Office, I worked as a prosecutor in Mendocino and Tulare county, California. As a former district attorney, I know how prosecutors build cases and develop negotiation strategies that shape plea agreements. This insight is invaluable and is used to your advantage when you hire me.

I have handled hundreds of criminal cases on both sides of the courtroom. My experience allows me to identify an efficient plan that minimizes the time and expense required to fight the charges. I strive to find cost-effective solutions for all my clients.

You can feel confident retaining me to defend you against a range of misdemeanor or felony charges that include:

  • Drunk driving offenses
  • Drug charges
  • Violent crime charges and weapons offenses
  • Theft crimes charges, including robbery, burglary and shoplifting
  • Domestic violence charges
  • Embezzlement
  • Gang charges and enhancement
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Child abuse and endangerment

When clients retain me, I move quickly to contain the issue and ensure that their constitutional rights are protected. I am mindful of the impact that an allegation or an arrest can have on an individual’s good name and relationships. You can count on me to treat your situation with the discretion and professionalism it deserves.

Get An Honest Evaluation Of Your Case

You do not need to pay legal fees to have a skilled lawyer review your criminal matter. Talk with me for free. I offer no-pressure, no-cost consultations to all prospective clients.

Please call 707-806-0163 or complete my online contact form to schedule a confidential appointment at my Santa Rosa office.