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WELL-RESPECTED HIGH-PROFILE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Riverside County Superior Courts and San Bernardino County Superior Courts

Have you been arrested, accused of a crime or received a letter from the District Attorneys Office notifying you that a Complaint has been filed against you in court?

Well, if you are searching for an attorney to represent you or give you advice on what to do next, then you are on the right path. My name is James M. Taylor, and I am a hardworking, ethical, honest, aggressive, and winning Trial Attorney and well-respected high-profile Criminal Defense Attorney who limits his practice to Riverside County Superior Courts and San Bernardino County Superior Courts only! Why only Riverside and San Bernardino Counties… it's because I want to make sure I can be there with you in court on your court date!

When you hire Criminal Defense Attorney James M. Taylor, you get Criminal Defense Attorney James M. Taylor in court with you, not attorney so-n-so appearing for Law Offices of Too Busy Tucare who is unable to appear today because they took on too many cases in too many counties on the same day.  When you interview attorney's, make sure the attorney you give your hard-earned money to will be the same one who will appear in court with you to defend you, and not some stand-in attorney you never met before attempting to defend your rights and freedoms.

Many attorneys spread themselves out too thin by accepting representation for criminal cases in Orange County, Los Angeles County, San Diego County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County. Many attorneys have offices in each county advertising for your business, but think about that for a moment....Is the attorney whose name is on the check or credit card that you sign for or the name of lawyer you are hiring is on the legal retainer is actually going to be the one who is going to show up in court and be there in court with you or will it be some attorney you have never met, much less had the opportunity to do your research on, showing up and making decisions that affect your life? Or many times when it comes time for the court appearance, they generally call a local attorney near the courthouse to appear for them because they do not want to make the drive, or even worse, they hand your case off to another attorney to let them handle your case! I am very familiar with Riverside and San Bernardino County Superior Courts as opposed to attorneys from other counties that drift into these courts once in a while. There is an old adage…"seek a local attorney” and many times it holds true because local attorneys know the Judges, Deputy District Attorneys, and Court Staff which can make your case run smoother than the “out of town” attorney who may not be familiar with the local court rules or local policies.

My office is dedicated to the practice of Criminal Law, more specifically, Criminal Defense. I have been practicing law well over 22 years and have had successfully defended my clients accused of serious crimes over the course of my legal career. I have successfully represented many clients in several Felony Jury Trials and have negotiated plea bargains that have been in the best interests for my clients. Of most notoriety is the “Banning 13” case. The “Banning 13” was the largest murder prosecution in Riverside County History. My client was looking at Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP) and unfortunately, my client gave three (3) separate recorded confessions to the police regarding the incident and subsequently admitting to his participation and knowledge. Even though the confessions were played to the jury, I was successful in arguing to the jury that the so-called confessions were merely coerced statements and the jury agreed. I acquired Not Guilty Verdicts for my client and my client is now back with his wife and children.

Please give my office a call at 951-849-2081 and let's see what I can do to make your problem go away!

SERVING THE FOLLOWING COURTS:

Banning Justice Center, Southwest Justice Center, Riverside Hall of Justice, Indio Larson Justice Center, San Bernardino Superior Court Central Division, San Bernardino Superior Court Victorville, San Bernardino Superior Court Rancho Cucamonga- West Valley Division, San Bernardino Superior Court Joshua Tree

TOP REASONS TO CONSULT

1. FREE INITIAL CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION

Why pay to consult with an attorney to get their opinion when you can get my opinion for free. I have over 22 years of legal experience in Criminal Defense and have most likely come across your very situation in court.

2. SECOND PROFESSIONAL OPINION

Before deciding to take a Plea Bargain or go to trial you may want to get a second opinion from an experienced Criminal Defense Trial Attorney (“Top 100 Trial Lawyers” per The National Trial Lawyers).

3. TALK TO THE ATTORNEY WHO WILL BE REPRESENTING YOU IN COURT

Unlike many law offices that have you consult with their paralegal or office staff, when you call James M. Taylor, you talk to James M. Taylor. Because I will be the one standing right next to you in court, I will be the one handling your case, and I will be the one fighting the District Attorney on your behalf.

4. SEE IF YOUR RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED

My office can review the police reports and evidence in your matter to determine whether your rights have been violated. Some violations can lead to possible suppression of evidence which may ultimately lead to an outright dismissal of your matter.

5. GET A REASONABLE QUOTE FOR LEGAL FEES

Unlike many law offices that will only give you a quote if you come into their office, I understand we all have busy lives and schedules, so I have no problem with giving you a reasonable quote over the phone to handle your legal matter.

6. SEE IF YOU EVEN NEED TO APPEAR IN COURT

Sometimes even when you are arrested for a Felony offense by the police, the District Attorney will review the police report and can sometimes charge you with a Misdemeanor offense instead of the Felony you were arrested on. In those situations, I would be able to appear on your behalf so you would never have to step foot in court. However, there are certain types of cases where the Judge would require an initial appearance by the client before allowing the attorney to appear on future court dates without having the client present.

In Misdemeanor type cases, I can appear for you in court pursuant to Penal Code 977(a) which allows me to appear on your behalf unless the Judge makes an Order for your personal appearance.

7. OPTIONS FOR BAIL

Sometimes bail is not properly set to schedule or there could be persuasive arguments to convince the Judge reduce the bail or set conditions for a supervised own recognizance release. Also, depending on the nature of the offense, there are options to having the client released on their Own Recognizance (O.R.), released to a treatment facility, or just getting the bail reduced so as to reduce the financial burden on the client and family.

REASON TO CONTACT

Talk to the Attorney who will be representing you in court and not a paralegal or consultant who cannot give legal advice. Get an honest opinion of what you are facing and what your options are. I will help you make an informed decision to see if I am the right attorney to represent you in your time of need.

DON'T WAIT CALL TODAY

Fear of the unknown is not a good thing. Let me help make that fear disappear by giving me a phone call and lets see what I can do to help make your troubles go away. A Free Consultation may be all you need to start feeling better about your situation!

66 W Ramsey St.
Banning, CA 92220
951-849-2081
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