YOUR EXPERT CRIMINAL DEFENSE TEAM IN LOS ANGELES

Law Offices of Veronica T. Barton

The outcome of your case can vary greatly, depending on who represents you. We offer the experience and diligence critical in getting you a better result than any other attorney.

 If you were a criminal defense attorney and someone you loved was arrested, what would you do to help them? The answer, of course, is absolutely everything. That’s what we do. We put the time and attention to detail in so that, at the end of each and every case, we know that we succeeded in getting our client the absolute best possible outcome.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

There's a lot to process. We hear you.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

There's a lot to process. We hear you.

A. Maybe, but before you accept a plea bargain, consult with a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney. Individuals accused of crimes often feel pressured to accept the very first offer. However, frequently, an experienced criminal defense attorney can get a significantly better offer or beat the charges.

A. Yes! The system is set up to pressure the accused to accept a plea bargain. If you are innocent, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to present your case and prove that you are not guilty.

A. Once the prosecutor has filed charges, the prosecutor controls the case; it is out of the victim’s hands. The victim cannot stop the case from going forward. However, a skilled criminal defense attorney can use the victim’s desire not to prosecute to your benefit.

A. The prosecution looks at the facts, your criminal history, and the potential crimes that you could be charged with. Sometimes, the prosecution will “overcharge” you with more crimes than they can actually prove. The strategy behind overcharging is to try to get you to scare you into accepting a lousy plea bargain. An experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney can fight against excessive charges to get them reduced or dropped.

A. Under some circumstances, yes. Bail reduction depends upon a number of factors, such as the seriousness of the allegations and the potential danger to the community. A good Los Angeles criminal defense attorney can advise you as to the likelihood of getting your bail reduced.

A. Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys typically charge flat fees (meaning a set fee, as opposed to charging you by the hour). The amount that an attorney costs depends on many factors, such as the complexity of the case, the seriousness of the charges, and the stage of the case.

A. Do not ask your loved one “what happened” on the phone or during a visit. The lines and visits are recorded, and the prosecution really does listen. You should consult with a skilled criminal defense attorney before the first court date, if possible, to make sure that the case starts out on the right track.

A. The first date is called an “arraignment.” This is where the accused finds out what the charges against him/her are and (in general) pleads not guilty. The defense (usually) gets a copy of the police report and can then sets the case for a status date. If the accused is out on bail, his or her attorney should be prepared to argue against a bail increase. (Bail increases are rare, but since the result is the accused going to jail, it is important to be prepared.)

THE REASONS WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

Some Words From Our Clients

"“Hey Veronica, it's [redacted]. I know you were just doing your job, but I really appreciate you believing me and proving my innocence. You really came through for me.”
Compton

CA Client

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“Veronica… You Flippin ROCKED… Thank you for the amazing representation today. I am excited with my law firm and you as my attorney. Looking forward to our next court appearance.”
Van Nuys

CA Client

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“We are doing well now, all thanks to you. December marked the first time I got to hug and kiss him in almost a whole year. We are so grateful for this second chance. Beyond appreciative of you!”
Norwalk

CA Client

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“Ms. Barton, I cannot thank you enough... I appreciate your non-judgmental guidance and professionalism. By taking the time to critically analyze the facts of the case and always informing me of the best option to take in resolving my problem, you relieved the burden of stress I was carrying. Your negotiating skills and presentation of my case to the judge cast me in the best light possible.”
Long Beach

CA Client

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”Thank you again and that is straight from my heart. You give me hope that people are still born good, you are great though.♥♥”
Van Nuys

CA Client

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“Thank you for representing me in my case. It feels good to be home. You did a wonderful job.”
Los Angeles

CA Client

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“I am thankful every day that my friend suggested your firm. You guys are helping me so much in this very difficult time of my life.”
Pasadena

CA Client

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“My family and I sincerely thank you for all of your hard work. We are so grateful that we chose your firm to defend [my family member] in this case and are so happy with how it turned out. We appreciate you very much.”
Los Angeles

CA Family Member of Client

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