Santa Rosa Criminal Defense Lawyer
TRUST AN EXPERIENCED SANTA ROSA CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
When you or a loved one are charged with a crime, you need an experienced Santa Rosa criminal defense attorney to fight for your rights.
Our American legal system is founded on the principle that everyone is innocent until proven guilty. We strongly believe in these principles as set forth in the California Constitution, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. It is our sworn duty to defend the citizens of our community against criminal charges brought by the government.
At the Law Offices of Kevin McConnell, we have decades of experience defending the accused, in cases from first degree murder down to resisting arrest, and everything in between. We believe every member of our community deserves the very best defense in every criminal case. At our office, you can count on professional yet aggressive representation, excellent client communication, and a winning strategy — every case, every time.
We handle all criminal cases including:
- Sex Crimes
- Drunk Driving
- Financial Crimes
- Drug Possession
- White Collar Crimes
- Drug Sales
- Drivers License
- All DMV Matters
- Resisting Arrest
A number of our prior clients are grateful for our efforts on their behalf and have shared their testimonials. If you or a loved one is facing prosecution by the government and its lawyers, you need an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side.
When you call for your free consultation, we will be able to give you a quote to handle your case and, if necessary, arrange a payment plan to fit your family’s budget. You will not have to settle for a less experienced lawyer due to budget constraints. In fact, we accept credit card payments for your convenience.
A final word to our prospective clients: if you have been accused of a crime, and even if you did what is alleged, you deserve top quality representation, personal service, regular communication with your lawyer, and respect. Our Client’s Bill of Rights applies to each and every one of our clients, especially those accused by the government of committing a crime. Choosing the right lawyer makes all the difference.
The Law Offices of Kevin McConnell is a Santa Rosa based criminal defense firm representing clients throughout the North Bay Area including Cloverdale, Cotati, Fairfax, Fairfield, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Jenner, Kenwood, Napa, Novato, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Sea Ranch, Sonoma, Suisun City, Vallejo, Windsor, and all of Sonoma, Marin, Napa, and Solano Counties.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY’S CREDO
The Defenseman’s Credo
Law enforcement officers have the obligation to convict the guilty and to make sure they do not convict the innocent. They must be dedicated to making the criminal trial a procedure for the ascertainment of the true facts surrounding the commission of the crime. To this extent, our so-called adversary system is not adversary at all; nor should it be. But defense counsel has no comparable obligation to ascertain or present the truth. Our system assigns him a different mission. He must be and is interested in preventing the conviction of the innocent, but, absent a voluntary plea of guilty, we also insist that he defend his client whether he is innocent or guilty. The State has the obligation to present the evidence. Defense counsel need present nothing, even if he knows what the truth is. He need not furnish any witnesses to the police, or reveal any confidences of his client, or furnish any other information to help the prosecution’s case. If he can confuse a witness, even a truthful one, or make him appear at a disadvantage, unsure or indecisive, that will be his normal course. Our interest in not convicting the innocent permits counsel to put the State to its proof, to put the State’s case in the worst possible light, regardless of what he thinks or knows to be the truth. Undoubtedly there are some limits which defense counsel must observe but more often than not, defense counsel will cross-examine a prosecution witness, and impeach him if he can, even if he thinks the witness is telling the truth, just as he will attempt to destroy a witness who he thinks is lying. In this respect, as part of our modified adversary system and as part of the duty imposed on the most honorable defense counsel, we countenance or require conduct which in many instances has little, if any, relation to the search for truth.
From the United States Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Wade (1967) 388 U.S. 218, 256-258, 87 S.Ct. 1926, 1947-1948 (J. White, concurring)