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Mission Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

Mission Beach is a recreational community known for its three-mile ocean front boardwalk, Belmont Amusement Park, and Mission Bay, located between Pacific Beach to the north and Ocean Beach to the south. Along its coast are a variety of restaurants, beach bars, resorts, family hotels, aquatic rentals, swim and surf shops. Mission Beach is also home to the largest aquatic park in California, Mission Bay Park, where you will find every water sport activity available in San Diego Downtown, from paddle boarding, wake boarding, windsurfing, jet skiing, surfing, water skiing to sailing. Given the active nature of the neighborhood, Mission Beach tends to draw in families and younger crowds. If you or a loved one are being investigated or charged with an offense out of Mission Beach, you will need the legal representation of an experienced Mission Beach Defense Attorney. Attorney Vik Monder has established a successful local criminal defense practice serving the Mission Beach community and surrounding areas such as Mira Mesa. Whether you have general questions about the criminal justice process and what to expect after a criminal investigation or have already been charged with a crime and need legal advice on defending against specific charges, contact Monder Law Group today at (619)405-0063!

You Need an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney that is Trusted in the Mission Beach Community

Attorney Vik Monder has established a strong reputation in the Mission Beach community for being a dedicated and trustworthy criminal defense attorney in Southern California. At Monder Law Group, earning our clients trust is our number one priority. From the moment that you call our office for a free consultation, you will be met with the professional legal expert advise you would expect from a reputable defense firm. Our legal experts know how valuable your time is and will work efficiently at providing you with the necessary tools for you to pursue the best legal representation. We begin by offering you clear responses to any legal questions that you may have and will provide you complete explanations of the criminal charges that you are facing as well as the penalties associated with these charges. At all times in our communication with you, we will be very honest and give you realistic expectations so that you can make informed decisions about what defense strategies to opt for. At Monder Law Group, we understand that what is at stake in any criminal case is your liberty and reputation, that is why we are committed to handling your case from beginning to end with the upmost respect and dedication that you and your loved ones deserve. Criminal Defense Attorney Vik Monder prides himself on the client relationship base he has built in Mission Beach and would like to extend an invitation for you to become a part of this community of satisfied clients. Please feel free to contact him with criminal defense questions that you may have at (619)405-0063.

You Need a Knowledgeable Criminal Defense Attorney at Your Arraignment

If you have been arrested in Mission Beach it important that you realize that the charges that led to your arrest will not necessarily be the same charges that the prosecution will file against you at your arraignment. Law enforcement is responsible for taking declarations, conducting investigations and based on their findings, making a recommendation to the prosecutorial agency of what charges to file against you. However, it is entirely up to the prosecutorial agency’s discretion to decide if and what charges are formally filed against you. If the prosecutorial agency determines that probable cause exists for the alleged offense, then you will be arraigned within two business days of your arrest. The arraignment is going to be your first hearing in the criminal justice process. It is at this initial stage of the proceedings, where you will be informed of the formal charges filed against you, be advised of your constitutional rights, and be required to plead to the charges. The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees defendants pending prosecution in a criminal case fundamental rights. It is vital that you always plead not guilty to all the charges at your arraignment! Otherwise, a guilty plea to any one charge will constitute a waiver of your Sixth Amendment rights! At Monder Law Group, we believe that it is imperative for you to understand and invoke your Sixth Amendment rights. Attorney Vik Monder knows how crucial this information can be at the onset of your case, which is why he will personally meet with you before your arraignment to explain your Sixth Amendment rights. You have a right to remain silent this right to not incriminate yourself should be invoked the moment that you become the subject of a criminal investigation. You should not volunteer any statements to law enforcement investigators because anything that you say can and will be used by the prosecution against you. You have a right to a speedy and public trial before an impartial judge or jury, for purposes of arraignment, this means that you cannot be held in custody for more than two business days without the prosecution filing charges and arraigning you on those charges. You also have a right to confront the witnesses against you. At the preliminary hearing and trial stages of the criminal justice process, this means that you have a right to have your criminal defense attorney confront the evidence against you and cross examine the prosecution’s witnesses. Lastly, you have a right to the legal representation of an attorney throughout the criminal justice process, from the arraignment stage to the trial stage. You should invoke this right from the moment that you are in custody in order to protect your interests throughout the entire criminal justice process. It is significant to note that if you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges and cannot afford to retain an attorney, the court will appoint a public defender to your case. The benefit to this court appointed legal service is that you will obtain free legal representation at your hearings. However, please be aware that because of the number of indigent defendants currently in the criminal justice system, the Public Defender’s Office in San Diego has an overwhelming case load. Usually, this results in different public defenders appearing at your hearings, making it impossible for any one of them to provide you with the individualized representation that your case will require. At Monder Law Group, we are prepared to offer you the personalized legal representation that you deserve in order to give you the best chance at fighting the criminal charges against you. We know that retaining private legal counsel can be costly and understand the immense sacrifice that you and your loved ones are making to afford attorney Vik Monder’s representation. You can be certain that your efforts will merit the quality of legal representation that you will receive. Having a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who can explain the protections that a defendant in the criminal justice system has and invoke them at all stages of the criminal proceedings against you will be key to your defense!

You Need a Skillful Criminal Defense Attorney at Your Preliminary Hearing

After the prosecutorial agency formally files charges against you and you have been arraigned and pled not guilty to these charges, the judge will order for a preliminary hearing to take place within ten business days of entering your not guilty plea. A preliminary hearing is held to determine if the prosecution has enough probable cause for the court to bind you over for the alleged criminal charges at trial. It is important to point out that at the preliminary hearing stage only the prosecution will be allowed to present evidence to the court and its burden of proof will be much lower than beyond a reasonable doubt. At your preliminary hearing, the prosecution will present the evidence that was gathered by law enforcement and used to determine probable cause to file charges in your case. This evidence will mostly consist of testimony by the alleged victim, arresting officers, and/or any other witnesses that the prosecution may bring forth in your case. The judge presiding over the preliminary hearing will review the prosecution’s evidence to make the determination whether or not there is probable cause to believe that the offense alleged has occurred and has been committed by you. The preliminary hearing provides a crucial opportunity at the initial stage of the criminal justice process for the defense to negotiate your case pre-trial! You need a skilled criminal defense attorney at your preliminary hearing that will be able to poke holes in the prosecution’s evidence to show the lack of probable cause that exists in the prosecutor’s case against you! Attorney Vik Monder holds a Masters in Law (LL.M.) in Criminal Defense. He has received specialized legal training in California criminal law, evidence, criminal procedure, motion writing and trial advocacy skills. During the preliminary hearing, Attorney Vik Monder will use his extensive legal knowledge and training to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the prosecution’s evidence against you. Through skillful cross examination tactics, attorney Vik Monder will drive out any inconsistencies that exists between the witnesses’ statements to show falsity or bias in the prosecution witnesses. If at the preliminary hearing, it turns out that the evidence against you is weak, attorney Vik Monder will know how best to persuade the judge that the prosecution does not have sufficient probable cause to bind you over for trial and the charges should be set aside. In the alternative, if there is evidence that provides probable cause to bind you over for trial, attorney Vik Monder can still use the preliminary hearing to strategize the best pre-trial negotiations for your case!


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