Being arrested and charged with a crime is stressful, overwhelming, and frightening. If convicted of a misdemeanor or felony offense, your reputation could be damaged and you could lose your freedom. On one of the worst days of your life, you need a supportive criminal defense lawyer by your side.

At The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC, our San Diego criminal defense attorneys have a strong record of successful experience fighting for the rights of our clients.

No matter the circumstances of your case, we are here to provide compassion and support. If you or your family member was arrested in California, you need to take immediate action to protect yourself.

Contact our San Diego law office today for a completely private initial consultation.

Types of San Diego Criminal Defense Cases We Handle

DUI Defense in San Diego

In California, the penalties for a DUI will escalate with each subsequent offense. That being said, even a first time drunk driving conviction could lead to a 10 month suspended license and up to six months in jail. If you were arrested for a DUI, we are prepared to help. Our San Diego DUI defense lawyers have extensive experience handling all types of alcohol or drugs driving cases.

San Diego Drug Crimes

We handle the full range of drug crimes charges. This includes everything from state-level drug possession charges to federal drug trafficking charges.

Drug charges must always be defended on a case-by-case basis. With possession charges, there are a number of different options available — potentially including seeking drug treatment or entry in a substance abuse program. Successful completion of such a program could result in charges being dismissed.

At the same time, prosecutors may pursue certain offenses in an aggressive manner.

In many drug cases, the detention or stop of the person or the person’s vehicle can be attacked. And in the cases where a warrant was served, the validity of the warrant can be attacked.

It is essential that you have an experienced San Diego, CA criminal defense lawyer on your side.

Assault & Battery

Our San Diego criminal defense attorneys have vast experience representing clients facing assault and battery charges in California.

Depending on the specific nature of the offense, assault and battery can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.

Regardless, these are serious criminal charges that could potentially derail your future and take away your freedom. Our law firm is here to help.

Weapons Offenses

We have extensive experience handling weapons offenses in California.

Weapons charges — especially cases involving firearms — are currently being pursued aggressively by state and federal prosecutors.

A conviction on a felony weapons charge is likely to result in jail or prison time.

If you or your loved one is facing any type of state or federal weapons charge, please contact our legal team right away.

Robbery Defense

Under California law, a robbery occurs when a person unlawfully takes property from another through the actual use of physical force or the threat of physical force.

Robbery is a serious criminal offense that can be charged as a first-degree felony.

Our San Diego, California criminal defense attorneys have the skills and tenacity to defend the complete range of theft and robbery charges.

We will protect your rights.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence cases are complicated and sensitive.

If you were charged with spousal abuse or domestic violence, you need to speak to an experienced San Diego, California criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.

Our legal team always handles domestic violence charges with compassion, skill, and exceptional legal competence.

Sex Crimes

The stigma of being investigated for or charged with a sex crime is incredibly high.

We know the difficulties that our clients face.

Our compassionate and supportive San Diego criminal defense lawyers firmly believe that every defendant deserves their day in court.

We are prepared to fight aggressively to protect your rights, clear your good name, and get false charges dismissed.

With sex crimes cases, it is crucial that defendants take immediate action.

White-Collar Crime

Our San Diego criminal defense lawyers have the skills, experience, and sophistication to represent clients facing the full range of white-collar crime charges.

Specifically, our law firm has defended numerous forgery charges, embezzlement charges, identity theft charges, and fraud charges.

If you or your loved one is facing a white-collar crime charge in San Diego County, our law firm is standing by, ready to help.

Why Choose San Diego Defense Attorney Kerry L. Armstrong

Serious criminal charges require serious representation. At The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC,  our top-rated San Diego criminal defense lawyers have extensive experience representing clients inside and outside of the courtroom.

When you hire our law firm, you will get a competent, reliable defense attorney who will aggressively represent you.

We offer compassion and emotional support to all of our clients. Among other things, our San Diego criminal defense attorneys are prepared to:

  • Conduct a confidential review of the charges and evidence against you;
  • Take the time to understand your situation and answer your questions;
  • Carefully investigate the case — obtaining exonerating evidence; and
  • Build a defense strategy that best protects your rights and secures your future.

Criminal defense is not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ field. You deserve fully personalized legal representation. The defense strategy that works effectively for another client may be wholly inapplicable to your situation. In some cases, our San Diego defense lawyers fight aggressively to get false or trumped-up charges dismissed outright. In other cases, we work with prosecutors to find an agreement that best protects our clients’ rights, keeping them out of jail and helping them move forward with their life.

Get Help From Our San Diego, CA Criminal Defense Lawyers Today

At The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC, our skilled California criminal defense lawyers are compassionate, aggressive advocates for our clients.

If you or your loved one was arrested and charged with a crime in San Diego County, we are available to help.

To set up a fully confidential consultation, please contact us right away. We represent defendants in San Diego and throughout the surrounding communities, including in Oceanside, Chula Vista, Escondido, San Marcos, and Carlsbad, El Cajon, Del Mar, Valley Center, Bonite, and Alpine (among others).