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Criminal Defense in Mendocino County

Defending Clients Facing Criminal Charges in California

Criminal law is a vast field of statutes and judicial decisions covering all crimes and punishments. Those who practice in this field must understand the law and its nuances, the procedures that pertain to them, and how the criminal justice system works, and be proficient in putting this all together to benefit their clients.

At Wilber Law Offices, our Mendocino County criminal defense attorneys have a history of representing individuals accused of every imaginable offense and defending them with competence, care, and tenacity. Our criminal defense attorneys practice out of a passion for serving those accused of crimes in Mendocino County. Our service is based on a belief that everyone deserves equal representation to that of the well-funded government agencies seeking to convict them.

Criminal allegations jeopardize you and your future in many ways, from putting you at risk of losing your job or career, sending you to jail or prison, levying hefty fines against you, putting you on probation for years, and giving you a permanent criminal record that can damage your future. Our firm is here to increase your chances of overcoming or minimizing these penalties using our resources as Mendocino County criminal defense lawyers.


Have you been charged with a crime in California? Call Wilber Law Offices, P.C. today at (707) 597-7977 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our criminal defense attorney in Mendocino County!


Why Hire a Local Criminal Attorney?

Hiring a local criminal attorney can be the difference between being prosecuted or not. With their knowledge of local laws and practices, they can help assist through the complexities of the criminal justice system. A local criminal attorney also has an understanding of how each case should be handled, giving you the best chance at success for your case.
Below are some benefits of hiring a local criminal attorney:

  • Expertise in Local Rules
  • Experience with Local Police Departments 
  • Local Knowledge

Expertise and Qualifications for Criminal Defense

Our criminal defense attorneys in Mendocino County possess extensive knowledge of state and federal laws, along with a deep understanding of the local legal system. Our team possesses a keen understanding of the rights afforded to you under the U.S. Constitution and are skilled in interpreting complex legal statutes and precedent.

Criminal Charges We Defend Against

As legal professionals, we are well-versed in various aspects of criminal law. We give you the advantage of a team approach in mounting a strategic defense to your case when accused of any misdemeanor or felony, including but not limited to:

  • DUI
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug offenses
  • Theft crimes
  • Gun and weapon charges
  • Probation violations
  • Reckless driving
  • Violent crimes
  • White-collar crimes
  • Gang-related crimes
  • Internet crimes

We also provide the representation you need when seeking expungements to clear a criminal record.

What is the Role of a Criminal Defense Attorney?

The main responsibility of a criminal defense lawyer in Mendocino County is to provide comprehensive legal representation for clients throughout the entire criminal justice process. Guiding clients at every stage, from pre-trial investigations and negotiations to court proceedings and, if needed, appeals.

Our Mendocino County criminal attorneys work closely with clients, listening to your concerns, and developing effective defense strategies tailored to your specific case. We will conduct thorough investigations, gather evidence, interview witnesses, and examine police reports, aiming to uncover any inconsistencies or constitutional violations that may benefit you, as our client.

In court, our criminal defense lawyers in Mendocino County advocate for you, presenting defense arguments, challenging evidence and witnesses, and cross-examining prosecution witnesses. We also negotiate plea bargains on behalf of our clients, seeking to secure favorable outcomes such as reduced charges or sentences whenever possible.

Legal Representation for Your Charges

Because the criminal process is filled with uncertainty about outcomes, the stress of court hearings, and the often dehumanizing treatment common to the criminal justice system, you need an aggressive advocate. Our job as your defenders is to protect your rights, ensure your voice is heard, and provide the counsel you need to make sound decisions at every stage of the process. 

We know that this may be the lowest moment of your life and that our work is critical to the outcome. That is why we will explore all possible defenses to your case and ensure your options are understood. We believe that having an experienced and committed Mendocino County criminal defense attorney on your side as early as possible in your case can increase your chances of an optimum resolution. With your freedom and future on the line, we urge you to take action by contacting us for a free assessment of your situation and guidance.  


Contact Wilber Law Offices today to schedule a FREE case evaluation with our criminal defense lawyer in Mendocino County!


Charges Reduced
Client charged with vehicular homicide. Ryan successfully negotiated for client to avoid a criminal conviction by being placed in a 6-month diversion plan.
  • Case Dismissed
    Battery charge dismissed halfway through trial, and the jury hung on the resisting charge.
  • Case Dismissed
    Case dismissed on appeal based on arguments made by our counsel during the trial that the blood test was inadmissible and that there was no time of driving established by the evidence.
  • “I believe you were God sent because the times where I felt discouraged and felt like giving up your encouragement and support helped me to once again stand and be confident in the type of man I am and the heart that I have.” - Former Client
  • “One of the best experiences in my life. Professional, courteous and understanding through whole process.” - Scott J.
  • “If you need legal help I fully recommend them! If your looking for an experienced trial lawyer this is the team you want to hire.” - William H.

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