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Criminal Defense and Government Investigations

  • Representing Clients in Criminal Cases and Investigations

If you have been charged with a crime, Bell, Shivas & Fasalo, P.C. can help. Whether charged with serious crime or a minor offense, a criminal charge has a devastating impact on your life and future employment. To protect yourself, you need to have a skilled attorney in your corner to protect your rights. We have successfully represented clients in all types of criminal cases.

In order to protect yourself, it is important to have a skilled criminal lawyer in your corner to protect your rights. Our firm handles all types of criminal cases, including drug crimes, such as drug possession, prescription drug offenses, theft crimes, shoplifting, auto theft, stolen property, assault, aggravated assault, sexual assaults, battery, aggravated battery, harassment, stalking, domestic assault, restraining orders, violation of restraining orders, juvenile offenses, white collar crimes, including all types of fraud, weapon and gun charges, parole violations, disorderly conduct, arrest warrants, bench warrants, sealing and expunging criminal records, and more.

  • Experienced Defense Attorneys

Members of our firm have an exceptional knowledge in the area of criminal law and are constantly educating themselves to better serve our clients. Our attorneys have many years of experience in criminal practice and boast resumes and backgrounds from both sides of the aisle, as well as having served in the judicial chambers as law clerks, an invaluable training ground.

We have found unique and effective defenses: failure to give Miranda rights, establishing a client’s alibi, challenging competency or credibility of witnesses, informants or the alleged victim, and excluding evidence seized in violation of your 4th Amendment Rights. We explore all grounds to dismiss the case, preclude grand jury indictment, exclude evidence or reduce the number of charges. Our knowledge of the courts and prosecutors enables us to negotiate a favorable plea bargain in the event that we are unable to have the charges dismissed. If you plead guilty or are found guilty at trial, we work every angle to mitigate the severity of the sentence. We have been very successful in convincing judges to exercise their discretion to dispense with jail or prison sentences, permit our clients to serve probation, allow entry into the drug court, serve a SLAP sentence in lieu of jail or complete a term in a rehabilitation facility.