Misdemeanor & Felony
If you are being investigated by the police for a crime or if you’ve been arrested or charged with a crime, you need the immediate assistance of a Bakersfield criminal defense attorney. A good criminal defense attorney can explain your rights in all stages of the investigative stage and help make the difference between a dismissal or reduced plea bargain and a jail sentence.
Punishment for misdemeanors can also include payment of a fine, probation, community service, and restitution. Defendants charged with misdemeanors are often entitled to a jury trial.
Felonies are the most serious type of criminal offense. Felonies often involve serious physical harm (or threat of harm) to victims, but they also include offenses like white collar crimes and fraud schemes. Offenses that otherwise are misdemeanors can be elevated to felonies for second-time offenders. A felony conviction, like a misdemeanor conviction, may not result in time behind bars. But felonies carry potential imprisonment that ranges from time in prison (a year is often the low end) to life in prison without parole or even death. As with misdemeanors, states may also subdivide felonies by class or degree.
If you find yourself in a position where you may need representation from an attorney. Mr. Thompson will fight for you and guide you through every bit of your case.
Contact Thompson Law with your questions, comments or concerns.
Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
DUI or Driving under the influence refers to the act of operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol or other drugs. This drunken driving charge is a criminal offense in most countries. The penalties for being convicted of DUI depend on prior criminal and traffic records, the level of alcohol in blood, and the specific facts of the case at hand. Lastly, if you are driving under the influence and a accident is caused due to your behavior you are looking into a lot of problems.
It happens more than you might suspect: Someone made a mistake many years ago, but has lived a lawful, productive life ever since. Unfortunately, that old criminal record restricts job and education opportunities. An expungement lawyer can help you clear your record.
F.L. Thompson, Esq.Attorney
Since graduating from Whittier Law School in 2008, Francis Lutie Thompson has practiced family, criminal and probate law in all the branch courts of Kern County and throughout the State of California.Send Mail
Adriana DueñasHead Paralegal
Adriana attended San Joaquin Valley College where she earned her Associate of Science in Business Administration. In addition to being our most experienced paralegal, Adriana is the Firm’s Notary Public.Send Mail
Mayra FernandezParalegal & Accountant
Mayra attended Santa Barbara Business College where she earned her Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies. Mayra works closely with all of our clients to make sure that they are clear on their financial obligation to the Firm, as well as the Firm’s responsibility to them.Send Mail
Kirian CastroLegal Secretary
She is responsible for calendaring and for handling and otherwise managing all aspects of Mr. Thompson’s schedule. Kirian is efficient and helps what is needed to do in the firm.Send Mail