San Luis Obispo Criminal Defense Attorney

Formidable Criminal Defense Attorney Protecting the Rights of San Luis Obispo Clients

Regardless of the circumstances, it’s simply never a good thing to be facing criminal charges. Even an acquittal can throw your life into upheaval while the process plays out. Principal attorney Dennis Balsamo has nearly 20 years of experience defending California residents against a wide array of criminal acts, including those pertaining to DUI, drugs, and domestic violence. Our office will proudly give you the best defense possible for your situation.

DUI Defense

We understand that everyone makes mistakes from time to time. This doesn’t mean you’re a bad person, but we do need to take a DUI charge seriously. In California, you only have ten days to respond to the DMV or your license will be automatically suspended. Once this happens, it’s more difficult to reinstate your driving privileges than if you had asked for a temporary stay.

After we schedule an administrative hearing, we’ll work closely with you to fully comprehend the situation. We will then look into the police report of the incident and look for any missteps by law enforcement. If they handled any part of the process unlawfully, we may be able to have your case dismissed. If not, we’ll advocate tirelessly for you.

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes are classified as possession, sale, manufacturing, and trafficking. Different drugs are also characterized by schedule, with Schedule I drug crimes being persecuted most harshly. We have extensive experience dealing with all California drug crimes — including misdemeanors and felonies — regardless of severity or variety. Our goal is to ensure your rights to a fair trial are respected. We will work to attempt to have your charges reduced or dismissed altogether.

Domestic Violence

Due to their intimate nature, domestic violence charges must be treated carefully and swiftly. Officers responding to a potential domestic incident are authorized to arrest whomever they believe initiated the violence, whether it turns out that the story they heard was ultimately wrong. Even domestic violence allegations can be damaging to your personal and professional reputation. As your legal team, we aim to get to the root of the issue and protect your rights and social standing.

The Law Offices of Dennis James Balsamo, APLC offers aggressive legal representation to San Luis Obispo clients facing criminal charges. Contact our office now at (805) 668-2510 to schedule your free consultation with an experienced attorney who fights for you.