San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer Fighting for Your Rights

San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer Fighting for Your Rights

Vigorous Advocacy for Southern California Residents Facing Prosecution.

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San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer
Fighting for Your Rights

San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer
Fighting for Your Rights

At the Law Offices of Roseline D. Feral, we are committed to helping clients resolve legal issues in a wide range of sensitive areas that may have a significant impact on their lives. With over 30 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney in the San Diego area, Attorney Feral aggressively represents Southern California residents who are trying to minimize the consequences of an arrest or charge. She also seeks to guide people through a divorce in a way that alleviates the stress of the process and protects their future. Once Attorney Feral starts working on a case, she is committed to leaving no stone unturned as she pursues goals specific to each individual client.

Vigorous Advocacy for Southern California Residents Facing Prosecution

Vigorous Advocacy for Southern California Residents Facing Prosecution

We are always ready to go to trial on behalf of defendants in the criminal justice system. However, we also believe that deciding whether to accept a plea bargain or go to trial is a personal choice that each defendant should make for themselves. Our firm has tried more than 100 jury trials, ranging from DUIs to gang homicides. This experience will help us protect your rights during each phase of the complicated legal process. San Diego criminal defense lawyer Roseline D. Feral represents people who have been charged with drunk driving, drug crimes, violent crimes, theft offenses, sex offenses, domestic violence, and white-collar crimes. She also can help you try to expunge a crime from your record.

People who have been accused of a crime have important rights under the U.S. Constitution as well as California laws. One example is your Miranda rights, which include your right to remain silent and your right to a lawyer. Law enforcement must read these rights to a defendant before they are taken into custody and interrogated. Another example is the right to be free from unreasonable searches of your property or person. Police generally must satisfy a probable cause requirement and obtain a warrant to execute a lawful search of a citizen’s home, unless they can show that an exception applies. Violations of a defendant’s constitutional rights may result in charges being dropped or reduced since the prosecution will not be permitted to use evidence that was unlawfully obtained.

Sensitive Guidance in Family Law Matters

Sensitive Guidance in Family Law Matters

Due to their personal nature, family law cases are often emotionally charged. While Attorney Feral has a strong litigation background, she is also an experienced negotiator and believes in resolving family law issues in a dignified manner. Negotiations may save clients time, money, and stress. It is important to remember that a divorce court is not a place to get revenge on a spouse. Instead, it is simply designed to divide property fairly and settle custody and support issues if the spouses are unable to agree on them.

Child custody is often a contested issue in a divorce. In California, custody determinations are made based on what is in the best interest of a child. The factors that a court will examine include the age of the child, the relationship of the child to each parent, the child’s preferences, the viability of the current living situation, and the child’s adjustment to their current home and community, as well as any other factor that may be relevant to the child’s overall well-being.

Representation in Seeking or Fighting Restraining Orders

Restraining orders are often at the intersection of criminal defense and family law, since they may arise from situations involving domestic violence. They may have a significant impact not only on an individual’s employment and educational opportunities, since they create a criminal record, but also on custody, child support, and other family law issues. A domestic violence restraining order is issued to prevent the recurrence of abuse by an abuser. Under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act, abuse is defined as intentionally or recklessly causing or attempting to cause a bodily injury or sexual assault, placing an individual in reasonable apprehension of imminent serious bodily harm, or engaging in any behavior that has been or could be enjoined, such as molesting, attacking, striking, stalking, threatening, battering, or harassing.

Domestic violence is not the only situation in which a restraining order may be appropriate. California law also provides for restraining orders based on elder or dependent abuse, civil harassment, and workplace violence.

Consult a Restraining Order, Family Law, or Criminal Defense Attorney in San Diego

Facing any legal matter may be extremely stressful, and having a capable attorney on your side may make a critical difference in your case. Roseline D. Feral is a knowledgeable San Diego criminal defense lawyer who is ready to explore your options with you. She also assists people who need a restraining order or family law attorney in San Diego, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Encinitas, La Jolla, Oceanside, Escondido, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Valley Center, and Vista, among other Southern California communities. To set up a free consultation, you can contact us online, call our office at 619-232-1010, or call Attorney Feral directly at 619-301-1191.