Certified Criminal Specialists in Long Beach
What Does Board Certification Mean for You?
When you hire a Long Beach criminal defense lawyer from the Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau to represent you, you can have confidence in the fact that one of our attorneys, Stephen, is a California State Bar certified criminal law specialist. What does this mean? It means that he has passed a rigorous process of testing and evaluation and has subsequently won the recognition of peers in the legal profession. It's also worth mentioning that our other attorney, Jeff, was a California State Bar certified criminal law specialist for over 25 years.
To put it more simply, it means that we have a reputation for getting the best possible results for our clients. Only 351 criminal attorneys throughout the state of California have earned this prestigious certification. We are more than qualified to handle your defense!
About California Criminal Law Bar Certification
The State Bar of California provides a certification program for attorneys working in 11 different areas of practice, and it is one of the oldest such programs in the nation. It offers attorneys the chance to demonstrate high levels of competence through an extensive process of evaluations. In order to be eligible, the lawyer must be an active member of the state bar and must have spent at least 25 percent of his or her time working in the field of specialization over the past 3 years.
The attorney takes a written examination to test legal knowledge and skill in the specialty field and must be able to demonstrate a high level of practical experience. It is also necessary to fulfill ongoing education requirements and to receive favorable evaluations from other attorneys and judges who are familiar with the attorney's work. Only those few attorneys who meet all these requirements can legally advertise themselves as being certified.
Hire a Criminal Lawyer with Proven Knowledge, Experience & Skill
By hiring a board-certified criminal defense lawyer to represent you on charges such as DUI or a drug crime, you send a clear message to the prosecutor that you are serious about getting the most favorable disposition possible in your case. Given that the qualifications are so rigorous and that so few lawyers have become certified in criminal law, other attorneys recognize what board certification means in terms of legal ability and dedication to results. For example, a prosecutor facing a board-certified defense attorney may be more willing to agree to a favorable plea bargain or might even choose to drop the charges rather than risk losing the case at trial.
If you are determined to get the best possible results in your case, do not hesitate to contact us at the Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau for a free, confidential consultation. Call (562) 888-9148 today!