Placer County Criminal Defense

Placer County Criminal Defense Attorney

Start Your Defense with an Aggressive Rocklin Defense Lawyer

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.

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.

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

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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  • Mr. Jacob was able to prove that I was innocent and the felony charges were dismissed.

    “Mr. Jacob was able to prove that I was innocent and the felony charges were dismissed.”

    Frank

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    Sonia

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    “Ben Jacob is by far, the best attorney I've ever met. His expertise kept my family together. He cares about the people he serves. He is ethical, knowledgeable, professional, respectful, and goes above and beyond. In my opinion, there is no other I would recommend after my family's experience with Ben. He's outstanding!”

    Susan

  • Best Overall Attorney

    “This man has integrity. He has an unbelievable presence in the courtroom, (And I now understand how crucial this is.) He stands for justice. He is fair. And, Ben is an attorney that will FIGHT for you. I would pay this man his weight in gold because that is what he is in the courtroom: golden.””

    Shane

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    “I was researching for an attorney online and came across the JacobsLawFirm. After reading the outstanding reviews, I decided that I would give them a call. I was surprised that Mr Jacobs answered his phone at 11PM on a Friday night. He was very helpful and took the time to explain the legal process that we were going through. Many times, he comforted my wife and I while going through a very traumatic event. Throughout all our communications, Ben was very responsive, professional and I would definitely recommend JacobLawFirm to my family and friends if ever needed. Thank you Ben!”

    Robert