Santa Rosa Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney Steve Weiss has more than 30 years experience defending people accused of serious crimes. During that time, he has succeeded in obtaining not guilty verdicts and dismissals of charges in many cases. Whenever possible, Mr. Weiss aggressively seeks these outcomes.
Sometimes however, the factual or legal defenses may not be strong enough to risk a jury trial. In these situations, it can make sense to seek an outcome that minimizes penalties. As a defendant who makes that decision, you need a strong and experienced negotiator on your side.
Steve Weiss has a great deal of experience negotiating acceptable outcomes for clients accused of felony crimes. As a criminal defense attorney of long standing in Sonoma County, he has earned the trust and respect of people in the criminal justice system. If you direct him to do so, Steve Weiss will use his experience and skills to seek the best possible negotiated outcome for you.
Contact Steve Weiss, Attorney at Law for a free consultation about a criminal case.
"Favorable plea bargains are obtained from positions of strength. This requires the effort to show the case and client in the best possible light, and plea bargains should always be the last resort, not the first. I seek a plea bargain only when the time is right and other options are not viable or involve risks my client is not willing to take. Even then, the proposed plea bargain must be fair and the best I can possibly get." — Steve Weiss
Mitigating Criminal Penalties
Prosecutors do not agree to accept a plea bargain on a whim. They must be persuaded that a plea bargain in exchange for a reduced charge or sentence is in the interests of the county and the state of California.
Mr. Weiss is skilled at making the case for favorable dispositions for his clients. He will take the time to understand your case and the available defenses as well as your personal circumstances and the underlying issues that may have brought you into contact with the criminal justice system, so that he can convey those to the judge and prosecutor during the resolution phase of your case.
Mr. Weiss will take the time with you and, when appropriate, your family, to carefully explain all the factors that could affect the outcome of your case as well as your options. Based on your direction, he will work diligently to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
Free Consultation With a Lawyer
Contact Steve Weiss for a free consultation. Mr. Weiss can explain the felony sentencing process and the steps he can take to get an acceptable outcome for you.