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Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Santa Cruz Criminal Defense Lawyer

Criminal Defense Overview

Santa Cruz Criminal Defense Lawyer

Aggressive Santa Cruz Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges in Santa Cruz, is probably best to exercise your right to remain silent. Information that you may think appear insignificant could be used against you to develop a strong case.

For more than 30 years, attorney John W. Thornton has practiced exclusively in criminal defense throughout Santa Cruz County. He offers a substantial background in developing an aggressive defense strategy for people suspected of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Defending Against Felony and Misdemeanor Charges

At the office of John W. Thornton, Attorney at Law, we offer a skilled and pragmatic approach committed to protecting your rights when facing serious misdemeanor and felony charges, including:

Attorney John W. Thornton is a skilled defense lawyer who knows how to deal with law enforcement. He will conduct a thorough investigation into the evidence obtained against you focused on uncovering any weaknesses or inconsistencies in the prosecution's case. He will also seek out evidence on your behalf. For instance, Santa Cruz lawyer Thornton will fight for a dismissal or reduction in charges if any procedural errors occurred with the field sobriety or breathalyzer test.

Offering Over 30 Years of Criminal Defense Experience in Santa Cruz

Criminal defense lawyer John Thornton has defended individuals in Santa Cruz County for more than 30 years. During this time, Mr. Thornton has represented people accused of the entire spectrum of crimes, from traffic cases to murder prosecutions.

He has represented thousands of individuals facing criminal charges, providing honest assessments, pragmatic legal advice and zealous legal defense in court.

Criminal defense attorney John W. Thornton is well-versed in constitutional law. He is prepared to uncover any procedural errors or violations of your constitutional rights and use that to your advantage in the case.

Preserve Your Driving Privileges

If you were accused of drunk driving (DUI), you need to act quickly to try and save your driving privileges. Someone - either you or your attorney - needs to contact the DMV within 10 days of a DUI arrest or they will presume you are guilty and your license will be suspended. We will contact the Department of Motor Vehicles at 831-426-5800, (fax 831-426-5111) within 10 days of your arrest to prevent the automatic suspension of your driver's license.

We do not recommend you contact the local DMV office in Capitola or Watsonville to make this request. The local DMV offices are not the proper places to request a hearing.

Contact Us Today

Contact Santa Cruz criminal defense lawyer John W. Thornton in Santa Cruz, California, for a thorough assessment of your criminal case. For your convenience, free initial consultations are offered.

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