Attorneys Who Understand Criminal Defense Tactics

Sun Tzu, the Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher, said, "What is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy. If you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles."

At the criminal defense law firm of Schweitzer & Davidian, with offices in Clovis and Visalia, we make a point of knowing our opponents and understanding their strategy better than they understand it themselves. By doing so, we recognize the weaknesses in their case and develop an effective counterattack to take advantage.

We represent individuals in a wide range of criminal cases in Fresno County, throughout Central California and across the state, as well as select cases elsewhere in the U.S. Our attorneys have more than 25 years of cumulative experience facing and succeeding against the best and the brightest prosecutors in California.

A Wide Variety Of Legal Representation

We defend clients against state and federal charges, including:

  • Drunk driving — We understand the science behind testing for blood alcohol content (BAC), and know where to find inconsistencies or questionable results.
  • Felony and misdemeanor assault — What gets classified as assault by authorities may be shown to be self-defense.
  • Theft/robbery — We have extensive experience defending adults and juveniles who face charges ranging from petty theft to armed robbery.
  • Drug charges — Often, prosecutors issue drug charges that are overly aggressive or blatantly out of line, but it takes an experienced litigator to properly protect your rights.
  • Sex crime allegations — Conviction of a sex crime can seriously impact your long-term employment opportunities as well as prevent you from coaching youth sports or other volunteer efforts. Don't risk your future on an unproven criminal defense lawyer.
  • Weapon-related crimes — These charges often stem from illegal search and seizures. We understand the subtle distinctions that can make the difference between a conviction and a dismissal of your case.
  • Gang members charged with crimes — A gang affiliation enhancement could result in a prison sentence that is two or three times the original sentence for the underlying crime. Clearly, it is not something to take lightly. We are uniquely qualified to defend you against charges under the California Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention (STEP) Act or any other California gang crime prevention law.
  • Federal charges — Include weapons, narcotics and child pornography charges, as well as embezzlement, fraud and other white collar crimes.
  • Three-strikes law — Although modified in 2012 as a result of California Proposition 36, the state's three-strikes sentencing law still imposes extremely harsh sentences to anyone convicted of two or more felony offenses. We have been able to eliminate so-called strikes from individuals' records in order to prevent mandatory lengthy prison sentences.
  • Veterans charged with crimes — We value our country's war veterans, and we support those who return home and face challenges that include criminal charges.
  • Juvenile crimes — Our experience handling juvenile criminal cases is among the most extensive in Central California. We understand the nuances of the juvenile system and know how to properly defend youth who face criminal charges.

Put Our Experienced Team On Your Side

We welcome the opportunity to review the facts of your case during a free, no-obligation consultation. Contact us to schedule an appointment by calling 559-321-7391.

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