A Criminal Defense Attorney should be contacted quickly after an arrest for many reasons. An attorney can protect the client, help get his release, get the facts while they are fresh and begin any investigation that may be required. Often, photographs need to be taken, witnesses need to be interviewed while memories are fresh, early investigation and fresh evidence review is important. An attorney can also help work on getting a client released on bail, bond or on their own recognizance.
Local Vista Criminal Defense attorneys practice mostly in the Vista Courts and other San Diego County Courts. While criminal law is the same throughout the state of California, each jurisdiction can be different in the way cases are handled. Even within a County, cases can be treated diffrerently in the way they are negotiated. There are four courthouses in San Diego County; north county - Vista, central downtown - San Diego, east county - El Cajon and south county - Chula Vista.