Scott D. Henry is one of the few criminal defense attorneys in the Orange County area to gain national recognition. He has been selected as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” criminal defense attorneys by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Most importantly, he has earned the reputation as the leading Newport Beach criminal defense lawyer because of his unprecedented ability to win cases that were considered “unwinnable.”

Choosing a Criminal Defense Attorney

It is a frightening experience for an individual to be charged with a crime. There is so much at stake because their future is unknown. The attorney they choose to represent them could largely determine the outcome of their case.

A skilled and compassionate lawyer could help you through this difficult chapter. Our leading OC criminal defense team understands what is at stake. We also understand how frightening it is to be arrested and charged with a criminal offense. We strive to provide our clients with a personalized, effective defense, and compassionate guidance throughout the entire process. Our legal team makes it a top priority to be readily available to our clients to answer any questions or concerns they may have. We also make sure our clients are promptly updated with any new information or changes involving their case. We truly want to do everything we can to help our clients through this overwhelming and stressful time.

Aggressively Advocating on Behalf of our Clients

The Law Office of Scott D. Henry could advocate for your rights, dignity, and freedom. Our local attorneys have over 40 years of combined experience representing clients in criminal matters, including:

Highly-Regarded and Respected by Judges, Prosecutors, and Law Enforcement Officials

Our skilled attorneys have handled criminal cases on behalf of their clients ranging from DUI allegations all the way to gang-related homicides. We believe everyone should have experienced and effective representation and have dedicated our practice to providing just that.
We advocate tirelessly on behalf of our clients. Mr. Henry and his team are well-known in the Newport Beach court system for their determination, knowledge, and compassion. Our lawyers are highly-regarded and respected by judges, district attorneys, police officers, expert witnesses, and prosecutors. Our clients continually appreciate our ability to defend them by effectively fighting for their rights. They also greatly appreciate our individualized attention, compassion, and sincere dedication.

Why Should Someone Obtain Legal Representation?

Some people charged with a criminal offense believe they can effectively represent themselves. But it is usually not a good idea for many reasons. Most defendants do not have sufficient knowledge of the law or understanding of court proceedings. Additionally, if the prosecutors present the defendant with an offer, they may not know if the offer is good or bad. Lastly, people who opt to represent themselves often make statements that may be incriminating later on. It is best to have experienced legal representation, even if it appears the defendant is only facing minor charges.

Courts in the area are infamous for aggressively prosecuting cases. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge of the Newport Beach’s courthouse, District Attorneys, and judges. Our attorneys’ intimate knowledge of how local cases are investigated and prosecuted greatly benefit the outcome for our clients.

Questions to Ask When Hiring a Defense Lawyer When Facing Criminal Charges

Choosing a defense lawyer to represent you in a criminal matter is a critical decision. It is a good idea for someone who is facing charges to ask their potential legal counsel the following ten questions:

  1. Will you personally handle my case?
  2. How often do you appear in Harbor Justice Center?
  3. What areas of criminal law do you handle most?
  4. How long have you been practicing as a criminal defense attorney?
  5. What are your fees?
  6. What potential costs am I responsible for that are not covered by the retainer?
  7. How many cases have you handled that are similar to mine?
  8. Why shouldn’t I represent myself?
  9. How often can I expect to hear from you?
  10. Will I be required to appear in court?

Asking these questions could ensure you are choosing a legal professional who is right for you. Our attorneys could meet with you to answer any questions or concerns and fully explain your charges and rights. We want you to feel comfortable with your representation and to know you are in good hands.

Creating a Personalized and Effective Defense

Our lawyers in the area have helped hundreds of individuals successfully navigate the criminal courts in the area by developing a personalized strategy for every client. Our law firm could skillfully handle your case from start to finish, including:

  • Answering any questions or concerns
  • Working with the District Attorney before they file charges
  • Appearing in court on your behalf in most misdemeanor cases.
  • Working with our team of experienced investigators to collect evidence supporting your case
  • Collecting witness statements and other evidence that will support your case
  • Conducting preliminary hearings on felony cases
  • Removing outstanding warrants without you having to appear in court
  • Researching and filing motions regarding evidence on your behalf
  • Updating you throughout the entire process
  • Preparing you and any witnesses to testify, if needed
  • Expungements

Contact a Newport Beach Criminal Defense Attorney Today

Having dedicated and effective legal representation can drastically change the outcome of your case. When facing criminal charges, you and your family’s future is at stake. We could aggressively advocate for your freedom and seek justice for you and your family. Please call our office today for a free consultation with one of our Newport Beach criminal defense lawyers. We are caring, skilled, and experienced advocates who can help you through this trying time.

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