Practice Areas Overview
California Criminal Defense Attorney
In most areas of the law, the sooner you seek advice and representation from a qualified attorney, the more likely you are to achieve a positive result. This is particularly true in the field of criminal law. At the Law Offices of Donald A. Nobles, we provide effective criminal defense representation to individuals throughout the East Bay at any stage of the criminal law process, from pre-arrest investigations to trial.
Our practice includes defense of both misdemeanor and felony charges, including DUI and traffic offenses, drug crimes and juvenile offenses. We can be of significant help even before you have ever been arrested. Many cases, such as white collar crimes or drug crimes, are built over a lengthy period of investigation before any arrests are made. If you know that you are under investigation, we may be able to interface with the police or prosecutors and influence what charges are brought or even prevent charges from ever being filed. This is very important, since even having an arrest on your record can be harmful even if you are never tried or convicted of a crime. It is also often easier to prevent charges from being filed than to get them dropped, dismissed or reduced.
If you believe you may be under investigation for a crime, if you have been approached by the police or prosecutors for questioning, or if you have received a grand jury subpoena along with a target letter, contact our office right away for advice and assistance.
Criminal Charges Reduced or Dismissed
If you have been arrested, our knowledge of the law and criminal procedure and experience from the prosecutor’s side may enable us to have the charges reduced or dismissed. Having a felony reduced to a misdemeanor, a strike offense to a non-strike offense, or a DUI to a charge of wet reckless, can greatly enhance your chances of obtaining the best possible outcome in your given circumstances. Of course, we will vigorously defend your case at trial if necessary, with the goal of obtaining a verdict of not guilty or judgment of acquittal.
California Unemployment Compensation Attorney
In addition to criminal defense, our practice also includes advising and consulting workers in the field of unemployment compensation. If you have been fired, laid off, or even quit, you may be entitled to unemployment compensation for up to two years or maybe longer. There are, however, many technical requirements that must be met that create a minefield for the average person trying to get benefits. We can advise you on eligibility in your particular situation and assist you with appeals before an administrative law judge, the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, or in the California courts if your claim is denied.
East Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you are under criminal investigation, have been approached by the police for questioning, or have been arrested for a crime in Alameda, Contra Costa or Solano County, contact the Law Offices of Donald A. Nobles for a free consultation with an experienced East Bay criminal law attorney.