Experienced Northern California Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you have been charged with a crime such as assault, battery or domestic violence, your future may well depend on your defense attorney's ability to prove you acted in self-defense. At the Rooney Law Firm, you can work with proven, resourceful attorneys with extensive experience building powerful defense cases and delivering clear, compelling jury instructions in cases that go all the way to trial.
Applying decades of experience proving self-defense in criminal hearings and trials across California, our respected attorneys are dedicated to finding the best way to help you avoid jail and other life-changing consequences of a criminal conviction.
Adept at Telling Your Side of the Story and Creating Reasonable Doubt
We know that many arrests for violent offenses are made based on only one side of the story or a police officer's quick conclusions, and we will hear you out on what happened, investigate thoroughly and build the strongest possible case for you.
As part of an all-out effort to get positive results for each client, at least two attorneys and multiple staff members review every case we handle. We give every client a copy of the law enforcement report and perform further investigation as needed.
Self-defense and defense of another are "affirmative defenses" that require only reasonable doubt for jurors to acquit the accused. Deploying our own full-time investigators and highly qualified experts, we are adept at gathering, analyzing and presenting evidence showing that our client, for example:
- Took action to protect himself or herself from bodily injury
- Acted to prevent physical harm to someone else
- Exercised reasonable force under the circumstances
- Was threatened or provoked by an accuser motivated by a desire for revenge or to gain leverage in a child custody or other family law matter
Free Criminal Defense Consultation: Call (800) TKO-4-LAW
Your successful defense against a violent criminal charge may require bringing witness testimony, physical evidence and historical perspective to light. Your case may call for a lawyer who can vividly recreate the confrontation leading to your arrest. These and other capabilities are the assets that have led to our firm's 95 percent success rate in contested criminal trials.
Your freedom, future and many privileges are on the line if you have been charged with a violent offense in the Chico area or elsewhere in California. For a free consultation to discuss self-defense and other defense strategies that may be relevant in your case, contact us at the Rooney Law Firm now.