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La Jolla Criminal Defense Attorney

La Jolla is an exclusive, affluent coastal community known for its ocean views at La Jolla Cove and cliff views at Torrey Pines Golf Course, located south of Orange County and north of San Diego Downtown. Its coastline offers exquisite dining options, prime real estate, hotels, resorts, boutiques, along with every water sport activity imaginable. With a population of 46,781 people, the neighborhood is composed of private residences, colleges, universities, medical centers, and businesses. Crime reports in La Jolla are relatively low and mostly consist of misdemeanor domestic violence cases and crimes against property. If you are a resident of the La Jolla community and are currently under a criminal investigation or are being charged for an alleged misdemeanor offense that occurred in La Jolla or Hillcrest, you will need an experienced local criminal defense attorney that is familiar with the corresponding criminal justice system. La Jolla Criminal Defense Attorney Vik Monder has vast experience working with the Northern Division of the San Diego Police Department and the San Diego Office of the City Attorney defending the La Jolla community in Superior Court Central Courthouse downtown!

Your Criminal Defense Attorney Must Have a Great Working Relationship with the San Diego Police – Northern Division

The San Diego Police Northern Division is located at 4275 Eastgate Mall San Diego, CA 92037. The neighborhood Northern Division serves a population of 225,234 people, consisting of the neighborhoods of La Jolla, Torrey Pines, Bay Park, Mission Bay Park, Mission Beach, Clairemont Mesa, Pacific Beach, and University City. The Northern Division is responsible for providing safety checks for disabled and elder residents living on their own in these neighborhoods. They provide a similar service, conducting security checks of homes whose owners are away on vacation. The San Diego Police has designated detective units that handle domestic violence, arson, burglaries, larceny, motor vehicle thefts, harbor patrol, shop lifting and vandalism. La Jolla Criminal Defense Attorney Vik Monder has vast experience working with both the Northern Division and San Diego Police Department. He understands first-hand how important it is to establish a good reputation with each of the supervisors in these detective units. In an effort to maintain open communication, Attorney Vik Monder will reach out the lead detective in your case, inform him that you are being represented and offer our cooperation in the investigation against you. In his many years of working with both the San Diego Police and neighborhood Northern Division, he has been able to obtain valuable insight into the cases that he has handled out of La Jolla. By building a strong working relationship with both of these law enforcement agencies, Attorney Vik Monder has obtained insight into the type of mitigation that is required to successfully obtain a reduction in the client’s charges from a felony to a misdemeanor or setting the charges aside altogether!

Your Criminal Defense Attorney Must Have a Thorough Understanding of the Inner-Workings of the San Diego City Attorney’s Office

When the evidence stacked against you does not permit much negotiation with the law enforcement agencies, Attorney Vik Monder focuses his mitigation strategies towards the Issuing Attorney at the City Attorney’s Office in San Diego. The type of offenses that are prosecuted by the Office of the City Attorney are vandalism, resisting arrest, harassment, hate crimes, reckless driving, hit-and-runs, DUIs, vehicular manslaughter, drug possession, furnishing alcohol to minors, battery, sex crimes, prostitution, lewd acts in public, theft, identity theft, embezzlement, and credit card fraud. At Monder Law Group, we count on a team of legal experts made up of private criminal investigators, mitigation specialist, and experienced trial attorneys. Attorney Vik Monder ensures that each of these individuals are trained in the inner-workings of the City Attorney’s Office. Our legal experts know that the Office of the San Diego City Attorney consists of four divisions, the Advisory Division, Criminal and Community Justice Divisions, Civil Litigation Division, and Special Projects and Operations Division. The Criminal Division is responsible for prosecuting criminal misdemeanors and infractions committed in La Jolla. The Criminal Division is headed by Assistant City Attorney John Hemmerling and further divided into five distinct units. The Case Issuance Unit receives the criminal complaints filed by the San Diego Police and Northern Division and is responsible for screening and reviewing the requests to file charges with the Office of the City Attorney. Our mitigation specialist works directly with the case issuance unit to request discovery and provide mitigation on your case. The Domestic Violence and Sex Crimes Unit oversees the prosecution of misdemeanor cases for domestic violence, stalking, sexual battery, child abuse, statutory rape and elder abuse. Our private investigator is responsible for conducting his own investigation of the scene of the alleged crime, interviewing witnesses and providing the crimes unit with the findings our investigation. The General Trial Unit is solely responsible for processing, negotiating and trying all criminal cases to which defendants plead not guilty. The Office of the City Attorney assigns trial deputies to handle probation revocation hearings, restitution hearings, arraignments, trial setting hearings, and trying jury and bench trials. At Monder Law Group, our criminal defense team is made up of skilled negotiators who will work side by side with the Office of the City Attorney’s trial deputies during pretrial negotiations. The special Prosecutions Unit is made up of senior prosecutors who are responsible for the prosecution of cases involving unlawful marijuana dispensaries, vehicular manslaughter, and high-profile cases of protests and violent demonstrations. Once you have decided that you want to pursue trial in your case, our seasoned trial criminal defense attorneys will prepare trial motions, direct and cross examination questions, work with our experts and defense witnesses to poke holes in the prosecution’s case in chief. Lastly, the Appellate Unit provides legal research support to the General Trial Unit and is responsible for writing and arguing motions and writs at the pre-trial, trial, and post-trail stages in both misdemeanor and infraction cases. In reality, most criminal cases are actually settled during the pretrial stages of the criminal justice process. That is why it is imperative that you hire a La Jolla Criminal Defense Attorney who knows the inner-workings of the Office of the City Attorney. Attorney Vik Monder has extensive experience obtaining successful results for his clients by negotiating directly with the supervisors of the four criminal divisions of the Office of the San Diego City Attorney. Having forged a close working relationship with all of these individuals, Attorney Vik Monder has earned the respect and trust from trial deputies, senior prosecutors and department supervisors alike. For a criminal defense attorney whose reputation in the La Jolla legal community can provide the most favorable outcome in your case, contact Monder Law Group today at (619)405-0063!


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