~ Criminal Defense – We Protect You and  Your Constitutional Rights ~

In our culture - particularly on television and in movies, police officers are depicted as the good guys, but if you’re on the receiving end of a Miranda warning - “you have the right to remain silent…” - suddenly the Police don’t seem that friendly. Welcome to the California criminal justice system, where the odds are stacked against you and juries seem to think that you’re guilty until proven innocent.

Remember, you have a right to remain silent and anything you say to the Police can and will be used against you in a Court of Law. You also have the right to have an attorney present during questioning and we would strongly suggest that you do so, because the only thing standing between you and the criminal justice system is your Criminal Defense Attorney.

In reality, the criminal justice system can be confusing and often extremely intimidating. In fact, it’s nothing like on TV and the thought of spending time behind bars just doesn’t seem that attractive. Whether you face a DUI charge, you were arrested for allegedly committing domestic violence or for allegations of fraud, drug crimes or even murder, it’s in your interest to speak to an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney like Don Werno as soon as possible.

At the Law Offices of Werno & Associates, a Professional Law Corporation centrally located in Orange County, California, we have represented hundreds of people who were arrested for allegedly committing some crime. Since our offices were founded in 1999, we have developed a solid reputation for thoughtful and aggressive representation. We pride ourselves on the unique settlement offers that we have negotiated as an alternative to jail time and in those cases where going to trial is the only realistic option, we take a no nonsense approach to protecting you and your rights.

We know that getting arrested is difficult under the best circumstances. Trust us when we say that we’ve been there ourselves (feel free to ask and we’ll candidly share the details). As such, we’re not going to scare you with all the bad things that could possibly happen to you just so you’ll hire us. We don’t think that type of approach is ethical or appropriate under any circumstances. The truth is that most people don’t go to jail, other than at the time of their initial arrest. Your case and circumstances may, of course, be different, but regardless of whether the news is good news or bad news, we’ll tell it to you straight so you can make the best possible decision for you and your family.

If you’ve been arrested or accused of committing a crime, whether in California State or Federal Court and you would like to talk honestly about your case, feel free to give us a call for a private consultation. Consultations are completely confidential and always free. We have successfully represented hundreds of clients accused of committing a wide range of felony and misdemeanor crimes throughout the state, and we would welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can help you, too.

We have provided a substantial amount of information throughout our website about most crimes that can be charged in California, along with educational videos , so that you can better understand any allegations that may have been made against you and how we can help.

For a list of California crimes in alphabetical order, please click here. For a list of crimes by code section, for example Penal Code, Health & Safety Code or Vehicle Code, please click here.

If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges or is being investigated by a law enforcement agency, you are not alone. To speak with experienced criminal defense attorney Don Werno personally, call the Law Offices of Werno & Associates at (714) 542-4466, or click here and remember, consultations are always free.


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