As a Santa Rosa criminal defense attorney and founder of The Law Office
of Joe Bisbiglia, I am passionate about defending my clients and using
exhaustive research and creative strategies to aid in their defense.
In a recent success story for my firm, my client was arrested at the scene
of a head-on-collision in which both he and the other driver experienced
injuries. My client had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .24%, three
times the legal limit.
My client was in custody with $100,000 bail when he hired my office. We
were able to carefully examine the other driver's medical record,
an investigation which revealed that she suffered from a pre-existing
injury at the time of the collision. That injury was exacerbated by the
accident with our client.
We were able to present compelling evidence to the District Attorney, who
upon review of the evidence, decided to offer to reduce the felony
DUI charge to a
misdemeanor before the preliminary hearing. My client was released from jail with credit
for time served and ordered to pay the standard fees and fines. His prison
exposure would have been 3 years if convicted of a felony.
This a prime example of why it is so important to secure a good
criminal defense attorney. There is a big difference in the sentencing and penalties for
a misdemeanor offense versus a
felony, and in cases where the odds are stacked against a defendant, having an
attorney who has excellent investigatory and negotiation skills can result
in a highly favorable plea bargain and reduced charges.
To learn more about the services I offer, and how I can help you, feel free to
contact me for a free phone consultation. I can be reached at (888) 595-4629.