Criminal Law

Kistler Law Firm, APC represents clients facing criminal charges in Lancaster and the surrounding communities in the Antelope Valley region of Southern California. As a local practice, we possess a thorough understanding of our criminal justice system, and we can help you achieve the best possible outcome after an arrest.

An Arrest Requires Strong Legal Advice & Counsel

At Kistler Law Firm, APC we recognize that the criminal justice system is often intimidating for defendants. If convicted, you could lose your license, your job, and your freedom, but with strong criminal defense representation you increase the opportunity for dismissed charges, acquittal, or reduced sentencing. Examples of the criminal defense cases we handle include:

  • DUI and DMV hearings
  • Drug offenses
  • Domestic violence
  • Theft
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Assault and battery
  • Probation violations
  • Expungements

Whether you face felony or misdemeanor charges, it is important to have experienced defense representation on your side. Knowing what to expect during the criminal process and knowing that your rights are protected will greatly ease the stress of dealing with an arrest, and ultimately help you put an unfortunate incident behind you. For nearly 20 years, firm founder Paul M. Kistler has handled cases in California courts, and he will bring his knowledge and litigation skills to bear on your behalf.

We Defend against DUI Charges

Too often people charged with drunk driving, especially first time offenders, do not retain legal counsel, simply accepting the sentence handed down by the state. At a minimum, a person convicted of driving under the influence could receive three to five years probation, a fine including court fees and costs, a suspended driver’s license, DUI school, and jail time. With representation, however, you can achieve a better result. For example:

  • Fines may be paid through community service
  • A restricted driver’s license (which allows driving from work or school) may be an option instead of a complete suspension
  • Mandatory DUI school hours may be greatly reduced from the maximum 45 hours
  • Work service may be an alternative to jail time

We have helped clients reduce and even eliminate DUI penalties by thoroughly analyzing the circumstances of an arrest and determining the best course of action to fight the charges. We also represent clients in DMV hearings, working to help clients retain their driving privileges whenever possible.

Seek Experienced, Local Defense Representation

If you or someone you love faces criminal charges in Lancaster or Palmdale, you need strong representation from an experienced Antelope Valley criminal defense attorney. Do not hesitate to contact Kistler Law Firm, APC. We will fight for your best outcome under the law.

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