Criminal Defense

When you’re facing criminal charges, you need a skilled attorney that will protect your rights and fight for your freedom! You are presumed innocent. You have the right to bail. You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney!

Skilled San Diego Criminal Defense Attorneys

Heather M. Boxeth is a successful trial lawyer in the state and federal criminal courts. She possesses the skill, knowledge and experience to successfully resolve your case. In many cases you may not even need to appear in court. She has resolved countless cases with successful plea negotiations and won Not Guilty verdicts from juries.

The Law Offices of Heather M. Boxeth handles Felony and Misdemeanor criminal cases in both state and federal courts such as:

  • Burglary
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI
  • Drug Cases
  • Drug Sales, Transportation, Possession and Under the Influence
  • Embezzlement
  • Expungements
  • Fraud
  • Homicide
  • Theft Offenses
  • Probation Violations
  • Post-Conviction Relief
  • Sex Offenses
  • Weapon Offenses
  • If you are not a U.S. citizen and facing criminal charges please contact us immediately to protect your status here in the United States!

    Criminal and Immigration Violations

    Our office is experienced at advising non-citizens who have been charged with a crime or convicted of a crime about how an arrest or conviction will affect their immigration status. In some cases, a one-time legal consultation can put an immigrant’s mind at ease about his future in the country or prevent him from doing something that might jeopardize that future. In other cases, it may be necessary to have an immigration attorney work with your criminal defense attorney to make sure that your immigration concerns are not overlooked.

    Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys in San Diego

    We are experienced and skilled in representing clients accused of crimes in criminal court and advising of the immigration consequences. We make it convenient to you with hiring one office for both your criminal case and immigration case. You can be assured with all of the information in house, there is not the concern of multiple legal offices representing different interests and needs and attempting to communicate with each other. We have your best interests in mind. We work hard to protect them!

    In some cases, if an arrest or conviction does harm a non-citizen’s immigration case, an immigration attorney who is familiar with criminal issues may be able to help you apply for a waiver that will allow you to get or keep your legal status if you qualify.

    Often a seemingly minor criminal conviction can result in deportation from the United States or denial of a visa. Any non-citizen who is inside the United States or applying for a visa outside of the United States and who has ever been charged with a crime inside or outside of the United States (no matter how insignificant the crime may be) should consult with an attorney who is familiar with immigration law before entering a plea in criminal court or filing any paperwork with a U.S. embassy/consulate or Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

    By consulting with us before entering a criminal plea or going to trial on a criminal matter, you may be able to preserve your ability to enter the country legally or your right to remain in the U.S. A lawful permanent resident or non-immigrant visa holder who has ever been convicted of a crime should speak to an immigration attorney before leaving the country or applying to USCIS for naturalization, green card renewal or other benefits. Certain convictions can make you deportable or ineligible to return to the United States.

    Please contact us to schedule a consultation to review your case, strategies and options.