How a skilled San Luis Obispo criminal defense lawyer can help
If you are the defendant in a Santa Maria or San Luis Obispo criminal case, having a knowledgeable and experienced San Luis Obispo criminal defense attorney representing you can be crucial. A criminal conviction can carry enormous consequences, not the least of which are your liberty and reputation. When so much is at stake, and when you are in a legally vulnerable position, a hardworking criminal defense lawyer can be your most important ally. It does not matter if you are guilty or innocent, or if your crime is minor or notorious. A competent Santa Maria or San Luis Obispo defense lawyer will guide you through the complex criminal justice process, fight for your legal rights, and protect you from any improper police or prosecution tactics.
Being investigated or arrested for a crime can be one of the worst experiences in your life. You are probably angry, confused, and distraught. A committed defense attorney can be a beacon of light. With over 40 years of criminal law experience, I approach each case with compassion and dedication. If you employ me as your San Luis Obispo criminal defense lawyer, I will be a zealous advocate for your defense. I will communicate on your behalf with the prosecutor. I will tell you what to expect in the process. I will keep you informed every step of the way.
From informal law enforcement inquiries, through formal grand jury investigations, trials and appeals, I will aggressively defend your rights at all stages of the law enforcement process. I have considerable knowledge and experience working and communicating with law enforcement officers and agencies, handling complex jury trials, and representing defendants in sentencing and appeals.
I represent clients from the start of an investigation through appeal, but I prefer to intervene in cases early. That way, I have the best opportunity to investigate and persuade prosecutors not to charge, or to negotiate a more favorable disposition than is possible after indictment.
This website provides answers for criminal defendants
This website includes a library of informative articles about the criminal justice process. By clicking on the links in the library, you will find valuable information that can answer many questions you may have about what might happen in your criminal case. If you are in San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, or Orange County and you are being charged or investigated for a crime, I encourage you to contact my San Luis Obispo criminal law office for an evaluation of your case.
My experience with criminal cases
As a Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo criminal defense lawyer, I have substantial experience representing defendants in all types of criminal cases in federal and state courts. I handle felonies and misdemeanors of every kind including: arson, assault, burglary, carjacking, child abuse, domestic violence, drug cases, embezzlement, false imprisonment, firearms charges, forgery, fraud, gang offenses, kidnapping, hit and run, homicide (including murder and manslaughter), perjury, rape and other sex crimes, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest, robbery, and theft.
I charge a flat fee for all criminal matters, no matter what the crime.
Dedication and experience
My staff and I are dedicated to serving our clients and the community with the highest levels of professionalism, commitment, integrity and experience.
Before I can serve as your Santa Maria or San Luis Obispo criminal defense attorney, I first must decide whether or not to take your case and must determine that there is no conflict of interest if I represent you. If you would like me to evaluate your case, briefly describe your case using the Free Case Evaluation form to the right, and I will respond promptly. Or you may contact me.
William K. Gamble Law Firm
Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo Criminal Defense Lawyer