Placer County Criminal Defense

Your Criminal Defense Case

Arrested? Call (916) 295-6993 to Start Your Defense!

Being charged with a criminal offense can be nerve wracking and worrisome. As such charges can carry serious consequences, it can be hard not to consider the toll they can take on your future. It is important that you contact a trusted attorney as soon as you are charged.

"If it wasn’t for Mr. Jacob I could have gone to prison." - Kady

The outcome of a case often depends on how early in the process an attorney is contacted. Statements and evidence should be collected, and a strong, personalized defense should be understood before making any decisions regarding the case. Jacob Law Firm stands ready and always available to our clients.

Types of Criminal Defense Charges

There are two categories of crimes: misdemeanors and felonies. Each carries a separate punishment, ranging from fines or community service to jail or prison time. Felonies can include offenses like homicide, attempted homicide, assault, and theft or damage involving high dollar amounts.

Misdemeanor crimes carry a lesser punishment and can include offenses like simple drug charges, low-value robbery, and some weapons charges. Misdemeanor crimes often carry fines, though they can still mean incarceration.

What to Expect in a Criminal Defense Case

Once you've hired an attorney to help with your charge, the first thing you can expect is an arraignment, where you will appear before a judge and be formally advised of the charges against you. At this time, your plea will be entered, and the judge will decide whether to release you pending trial or remand you to jail. After the arraignment, you will be required to attend a preliminary hearing, where the prosecution will attempt to convince the judge a crime has taken place. Afterward, either a settlement or a full trial should be expected.

Jacob Law Firm can help you through all of these steps. You will need the help of a good criminal lawyer, one with years of experience who is familiar with not only the law but with courtroom policies and procedures as well.

Call us at (916) 295-6993 or fill out our form for questions about our areas of practice.

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    “First, let me start by saying that Mr. Ben Jacob deserves to be recognized for his hard work and representation. There are really no words to express my gratitude and thanks for the outstanding effort in obtaining the exceptional outcome on my case. Mr. Jacob went above and beyond what any other Attorney has ever done for me. When I was remanded into the sheriff's custody the feelings of hopelessness and despair were overwhelming. The D.A. and the Judge made it clear that there were no chances left for me, and with a lifelong stigma of negative trailing behind me, I truly believed I was destined to stay in jail. Mr. Jacob kept my life from making a permanent turn in the wrong direction. Because Mr. Jacob truly cares about his clients and their well being I was released from custody. Ben Jacob not only believed in me he went to bat against the whole courtroom on my behalf. Mr. Jacob defends his clients with conviction and vigor, not backing down, and unwavering in his defense. Despite a troubled past and a bad reputation, Mr. Jacob treated me with dignity and respect. I'm able to be the mommy my two-year-old needs because Mr. Jacob believed in me when everyone else wanted me in custody. Mr. Jacob is a true artist in his profession. Thank You seems ridiculous in comparison to the true effect of Mr. Jacob’s impact in my life.”

    Melinda Wills

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    Irene

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    George Jr