Criminal Defense Attorneys in Sacramento
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Former Sacramento Deputy District Attorneys Fighting for Your Criminal Defense Rights
Are You or someone you know in a situation facing Criminal Charges?
Criminal Defense Attorney Daniel L. Olsen is a Lawyer You Can Trust.
Daniel and the Abrate & Olsen Law Group will fight for Your Rights in and out of the courtroom.Call for a Consultation
Getting Your Criminal Case Dismissed is Our Top Priority
To help our clients, we determine the winning strategy. In some cases, this means taking immediate steps to challenge the legality of the charges and in others it means offering proof of any mitigating circumstances.
Selecting the right strategy is everything because it will determine how the arraignment (the first court date) should be handled, and how every additional court date and any trial should be handled. We fight for dismissal in all of our criminal defense cases.
This is because regardless of whether there is a strong case against you or not, fighting for dismissal may reveal hidden defenses or weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case.
In pursuing our client’s defense, we will look at every document, every relevant law, and every available procedure to obtain a dismissal or reduction of the charges.
“At Abrate & Olsen, our clients’ needs are our professional and personal priority. You deserve the best in the business.”
At the Abrate & Olsen Law Group, our belief is that having a legal issue with the criminal justice system is a matter of circumstance, not the character of the person. Criminal defense Attorneys Michael Abrate and Daniel Olsen take time to understand the circumstances that have resulted in our clients’ criminal justice involvement.
We work to protect clients from the potential penalties associated with their cases and dedicate the time necessary in getting to know our clients while gaining a deeper understanding of their lives and needs. Armed with that understanding, we pursue justice for our clients by thoroughly investigating their cases, crafting innovative legal arguments, and using creative tools of persuasion to succeed at trial when needed.
Because each client is unique, we advocate for individualized and comprehensive alternatives to incarceration rather than relying on a “one size fits all” solution. As some of the best Sacramento criminal defense lawyers, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that our team is handling your case and that you can contact us at any time to discuss the details. We stand behind our pledge to you:
Act Fast to Protect Your Legal Rights & Future
After selecting the Abrate and Olsen Law Group to represent you, we immediately go into damage control for you. Any criminal case carries the risk of incarceration. Your fingerprints, photograph, and arrest record could be discovered by others.
A guilty conviction could result in jail time and give future employers, agencies, and governments the ability to deny employment, licenses, travel, and benefits. Anything you say to law enforcement or in court could compound these problems. Our proven criminal defense strategy is designed to carefully consider ways to mitigate or eliminate these consequences with every action we take in your defense.
Our experience as former prosecutors for the DA’s Office gives us a unique understanding of the Sacramento criminal procedure law that allows us to recognize important defenses, loopholes, technicalities, and other ways to fight for a dismissal or reduction of your charges.
When you contact us, we take the time to get to know you and make sure we understand all the details of your situation. As part of our legal strategy, we analyze all the evidence and legal documents, submit evidence of your good character, speak with witnesses, and file necessary legal motions and pleadings to get your charges dismissed or reduced.
We may bring in a private investigator to research the case further. By submitting legal arguments on your behalf and negotiating with the prosecutor, we can push back against the charges.
Should your case lead to trial, you can rest assured that you are represented by a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. We will be prepared to aggressively cross-examine the government’s witnesses and forcefully argue for an acquittal.
“Mike Abrate is one of the best criminal defense lawyers. These guys are honest, straightforward, professional, compassionate, and kept me informed about my case.
I had two misdemeanors and a felony. Mike got it reduced to just one misdemeanor and got me the best possible deal and all that in placer county.”
Choosing the Best Criminal Defense Attorney
Choosing the best criminal defense attorney to represent you as soon as you are arrested or accused of a crime is vital to protecting your rights. When you make a call into our team of experienced lawyers, you’re one step ahead of the curve by choosing the Abrate and Olsen Law Group.
Mike and Dan have spent their entire legal careers in Northern California, including serving as prosecutors for the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office. Our years of legal experience have allowed us to form deep professional relationships with the DA’s Office, Judges, and other professionals in the legal system.
As a boutique law firm, you can rest assured that you are not simply another case number. From your first meeting with Mike or Dan, we will personally handle your case to ensure that you always get the best legal representation. We immediately go to work implanting our proven winning defense strategy to achieve the best result for your criminal case.
Criminal Defense FAQ
What happens after a person is arrested?
While every situation may have differences, generally a person who has been arrested is brought to the police station where he/she is “booked”.
This means the law enforcement agency will take personal, historical and biographical information. Law enforcement uses this information to determine if the individual has any warrants or a criminal history to aid in the evaluation of whether or not he/she can be released from custody or if the payment of a bail/bond is required.
Depending upon the jurisdiction, if the authorities intend to detain an individual, the accused may have a right to have their detention reviewed by a judicial official. Generally, the police will file a criminal complaint with the DA’s Office and the individual will be required to appear in court.
During the arrest procedure, officers may also seize property, records, and/or additional materials as evidence. To ensure your rights are protected and to get the best understanding of the charges against you, contact our law firm for an evaluation of your case.
Should I hire a lawyer before posting bail?
What is an arraignment?
- A reading of the charges against you
- You generally enter a plea (guilty, not guilty, or no contest)
- The court will determine if you are eligible for bail and/or release. This may be held over for a formal bail hearing
- A future court date will be set (usually for a status conference)
Hiring an attorney that is experienced in criminal law to represent you at your arraignment is the best way to protect your rights. When facing criminal charges, having a dedicated defense team to provide you with legal advice, rather than a public defender who can often be overwhelmed with other cases, is your best choice. Contact Mike and Dan at the Abrate and Olsen Law Group for a case evaluation today.
Do I need to hire an attorney if I plan on pleading guilty?
Can I be charged with a DUI after one drink?
What should I do if I have a warrant?
Criminal Defense Law Areas of Practice
The United States Constitution grants you several very important rights. Chief amongst these legal rights is you are assumed to be innocent until proven guilty.
The Constitution also guarantees your right to effective legal counsel and a fair trial. Hiring the best criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between serving jail time and remaining a free citizen of society.
Assault or Battery
Driving Under the Influence (DUI/DWI)
Counties Where We Practice Criminal Defense Law