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Preliminary Hearings Co-Counsel

Assisting Attorneys with Preliminary Criminal Proceedings

Preliminary hearings are an essential phase in criminal proceedings. During preliminary hearings, a defendant has an opportunity to assert their constitutionally guaranteed rights, craft a comprehensive and robust record of evidence and filings, and address regarding probable cause. If you have a client who has gotten involved in a legal matter requiring familiarity with California and federal criminal procedure, you are ethically obligated to ensure your client has competent legal counsel.

In accordance with Rule 1.1 of California’s Rules of Professional Conduct, “If a lawyer does not have sufficient learning and skill when the legal services are undertaken, the lawyer nonetheless may provide competent representation by…associating with or, where appropriate, professionally consulting another lawyer whom the lawyer reasonably believes to be competent…”

To make sure you comply with your ethical duties as a lawyer, you should consult a distinguished attorney who can empower your case as co-counsel during preliminary hearings. At Second Chances Law Group, we have valuable experience handling matters of criminal procedure, including preliminary hearings. Our legal team is led by Attorney Joe Coimbra, a distinguished legal professional who has been recognized by Pasadena Magazine as a Top Attorney for four consecutive years.

To learn more about how Second Chances Law Group can elevate your legal practice, call us at (626) 827-7222 today.

Hire Experienced Co-Counsel for Preliminary Hearings

In California criminal practice, preliminary hearings are designed to take care of meritless or unsupported charges and procedural matters. It is not unusual for decisive, case-ending events to occur during this phase of criminal proceedings. As a result, your client can stand to benefit significantly from an experienced co-counsel who is familiar with practical strategies and procedures for preliminary hearings.

We can bolster your case with experienced advocacy regarding preliminary matters including:

  • Discovery motions regarding the prosecution’s case
  • Identifying and addressing crucial constitutional issues
  • Establishing a foundation for impeaching the prosecution’s witnesses
  • Preservation of witness testimony
  • Creating negotiating positions for plea bargaining

Joe Coimbra: The Veritable Attorney’s Attorney

Attorneys should not dive into matters involving criminal procedure without a qualified attorney to serve as co-counsel. Because of the high stakes involved with criminal proceedings, lawyers who lack the training and experience in criminal defense practice risk committing malpractice. To ensure your client has competent counsel, you should consult an attorney with a reputation for delivering quality results regarding matters of criminal procedure. At Second Chances Law Group, we are happy to share our legal experience with other attorneys to ensure they can provide competent legal counsel for their clients, as required by California’s Professional Rules of Conduct.

Contact Second Chances Law Grouponline, or call us at (626) 827-7222 for more information about how our co-counsel services for preliminary hearings.

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