Williams & Javellana, LLP

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California Criminal Defense Center

When you or your loved one is being accused of criminal activity in the state of California, it can be a very stressful time. We want you to know that it is not necessary for you to go through this time on your own. You can contact Williams & Javellana, LLPĀ for assistance through these difficulties and to get the best outcome that is possible in your case. We have the knowledge and experience to cover your situation professionally and to ensure that we defend your case aggressively, both in and out of a court of law. What are some of the ways that your case may be defended under California law?

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When Criminal Defense May Be Formed

Alibi – An alibi is a common defense in many criminal cases. If you have been accused of committing a crime but can prove the fact that you could not possibly have taken part in it, you have what is known as an alibi. It is our job to follow up on that alibi to prove the fact that it does exist. This proof may exist in a number of ways, including credit card receipts, surveillance tapes, eyewitnesses and any other evidence which may be used.

Entrapment – In California, it may be possible to prove entrapment if it can be shown that you would not have committed the crime if it weren’t for these threats, harassment or coercion of the police. This type of defense may be used in any number of different cases but it is commonly used in drug crimes and various sex offenses.

Police Misconduct – Many cases of police misconduct occur and this can lead to a successful criminal defense, in some cases. The type of police misconduct that may have occurred can vary from one case to another but can include the planting of evidence, using pepper spray or Tasers unnecessarily or lying in a crime report or courtroom testimony.

Mistaken Identity – One of the more common reasons why a criminal defense needs to be considered in the first place is due to mistaken identity. It leads to many cases of wrongful conviction. In some cases, it may occur because your physical description matches that of the perpetrator but in other cases, you may be accused because the individual assumed that you were responsible for the criminal act. There may also be cases when mistaken identity occurs because somebody is accusing you to cover up their own responsibility for the criminal activity.

Lack of Probable Cause – Before a law enforcement officer is able to arrest you or detain you, they must first have probable cause. In other words, they must feel that you were responsible for criminal activity based on the circumstances that exist.

There are many other ways in which a criminal defense may be formed that would be successful in your case. You can trust the fact that when you contact Williams & Javellana, LLP, we will do what is necessary to ensure that your case is looked at fairly.


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Client Testimonials
Gold standard for professionalism and ethics. Extremely knowledgeable and proficient in handling complex cases. Attorney Javellana took painstaking hours building a civil case, (co-ownership/property rights) and then he presented overwhelming evidence at trial. Mr. Javellana was on point for 3 days at trial where he tactfully asserted a powerful presence in the courtroom and systematically picked apart the defendents and he was quick to respond to the dirty trickery of the defense attorney with undisputable legal arguments. As a result of Mr. Javellana's detailed and powerful representation, the opposing side had no chance. Mr. Javellana was extremely organized and detail oriented throughout. Mr. Javellana won the case across multiple points and most impressively he obtained a permanent injunction against the opposing party. Additionally, Mr. Javellana, represented me with two other cases where his professionalism and his relentless tactical drive continued with successful results. I highly recommend Mr. Javellana. J.M
California June 20, 2015