If you are under investigation, have been arrested or are charged with a crime, you need to understand the law, the legal system, and most important, your options. Decisions about whether to fight in court or attempt to negotiate a plea offer require accurate information and sound, experienced advice.

At Fountain & Hattersley, our Pasadena criminal defense Attorneys understand the law, the legal process, your options and what is at stake. We will take the time to properly investigate the charges and then use our background as prosecutors, and over 30 years’ experience, to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of your case and any defenses that are available.

We will explain your options to you and give you our best advice based on many years of experience and more than 30 years of accumulated knowledge. We won’t sugarcoat the truth or our opinion. Clients actually need and want an honest and accurate evaluation of their case which we will give you.

For additional information about our qualifications and the benefits of retaining our law firm, visit our Why We Are the Right Firm for You web page.

California's Three Strikes Law

California has a three strikes law, which in general imposes a sentence of 25 years to life in prison after 3 convictions of either a serious or violent felony. So, when it comes to convictions for serious or violent offenses, you must consider this as a "three strikes and you're out" type of case. Even if you are facing a conviction for only a second serious or violent felony the consequences are still very grave. You must go to prison and the normal sentence for the crime will be doubled and you may have to serve 85% of your prison time.

Because of the three strikes law, if you are charged with a serious or violent offense and have two strikes against you, you should retain the services of an attorney who is familiar with California’s three strikes law and has experience handling such cases. We have extensive experience defending individuals who are risking a life sentence, including those charged with a third serious or violent offense and facing the California three strikes law.

Our Pasadena Criminal Defense Practice

We have extensive experience in most areas of criminal law and are able to provide you with an aggressive, experienced defense against a wide range of criminal charges, including the following:

Contact an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer

Put in your corner a team of criminal defense lawyers with a reputation for obtaining results and zealously fighting for your rights. Whether this is your first experience with the criminal justice system or you face life imprisonment under the California three-strikes law, Fountain & Hattersley will fight to obtain the best possible result while giving you excellent, experienced counsel and advice. Schedule a free initial telephone consultation to discuss your situation or criminal charges by calling us at (626) 793-4111. If you prefer, you can fill out our intake form and we will contact you.

Understand your options and put a team in your corner that is prepared to fight to protect your rights and your freedom. Call today.