At the end of October, the FBI released the 2011 crime statistics for Temecula, CA. These new figures show a 28% increase in violent crimes as compared to 2010. Property crimes also showed a small increase of 2%. According to the report, nationwide violent crimes were down by 3.8% during 2011, with a total of 1,203,564 violent crimes having been committed. That breaks down further to approximately 386 violent crimes for every 100,000 U.S. inhabitants. The state of California reported 154,944 violent crimes in 2011, 95 of those were committed in Temecula. Of the 973,901 property crimes committed in California in 2011, 2,406 of them were committed in Temecula.
If you or a loved one has been arrested for any kind of violent crime, property crime, drug crime, sex crime, or other criminal offense in the Temecula and surrounding areas, we strongly advise you consult with a Temecula criminal defense attorney at our firm as soon as possible. There are immediate actions you need to take following your arrest, to help protect and safeguard your rights. Our attorneys will be able to advise you of these actions, answer any questions you may have, investigate the charges against you, and work with you closely to build the aggressive and effective representation you deserve.
Regardless of the evidence against you, you must keep in mind that you too have rights, and that you are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. That is why, no matter what you are told by arresting officers or the prosecution, you do have the right to remain silent and have an attorney present during questioning. For years our firm has been representing clients throughout Riverside County, in all types of criminal defense cases. Our attorneys have the experience and in-depth knowledge of criminal defense law that you want representing you.
Contact a criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of Nic Cocisright away in order to schedule a confidential consultation and review of your case.