Experienced, Committed Attorney and Advocate
Being accused of any crime can be a frightening and for many people, an entirely unfamiliar experience. When you're facing criminal charges, you need an attorney who is intimately familiar with criminal laws and procedures, but you also need an advocate who will listen to your concerns and personally attend to every aspect of your case.
I'm Jim Pokorny, a San Diego attorney with more than 30 years of criminal defense experience. I defend people in the California state courts and the federal district court for the Southern District of California. If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, don't hesitate to contact me for a free phone consultation.
Fighting Criminal Charges From Day One Through Trial
Considering what is at stake, you will want to be represented by an attorney who is experienced at all possible means of avoiding or reducing those consequences.
There is often much that can be achieved by negotiating with prosecutors, depending on the facts of a case. However, a defense attorney must always be prepared to fight for their client's rights in trial. I am a highly experienced trial lawyer. In addition to my practice, I lecture on the topic of criminal trial techniques to other lawyers at the San Diego Inn of Court.
I defend people facing all types of criminal charges, such as the following:
- Drug charges
- Murder and manslaughter
- Assault and violent offenses
- Spousal abuse and domestic violence
- Sex crimes
- Gun and weapons charges
- Burglary, theft and robbery
- False allegations
Each of these areas involves specific legal standards and practical considerations. I am experienced at taking all of these considerations into account. In addition, I have an extensive background representing clients accused of other crimes at both the state and federal level, including the following:
- Kidnapping and stalking
- Fraud, embezzlement and forgery
- Bribery, money laundering, extortion and racketeering
- Child abuse
- DUI (DWI) and DMV hearings
- Juvenile crimes
- Probation violations
Under California's "three strikes" law, a third conviction for one of a number of serious crimes can result in a lifetime jail sentence. When representing someone facing their "third strike", I do everything in my power to help them avoid strikes on their record. If you need an experienced, dedicated criminal defense lawyer, contact me today.