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Criminal Cases

Being charged with a crime is a stressful and unsettling experience. Criminal defendants are often uncertain as to the rights that they have or the actions that they can take. If you are charged with a crime, whether it is a felony or a misdemeanor, it is critical to retain a skilled criminal defense lawyer to help you develop a strong defense in hopes of protecting your liberty.

Shaffer T. Cormell is a proficient defense attorney with more than three decades of experience representing criminal defendants in California courts. Mr. Cormell understands the gravity of criminal charges and can provide you with a comprehensive strategy in pursuit of a successful outcome under the facts of your case.

Shaffer Cormell

For more than 30 years, the Law Offices of Shaffer Cormell have worked in the California Justice system to provide The Best Criminal, DUI & Traffic Ticket Defense available for our clients. Defending our client’s rights and providing effective legal representation is paramount to us, whether it is a simple traffic ticket infraction, misdemeanor, or felony prosecution. Our criminal defense attorneys diligently work to provide the most effective DUI/DWI, driver’s license suspension, drug, assault, battery, theft, domestic violence, public intoxication, hit and run, burglary, and robbery representation in court. Our team specializes in providing the best criminal defense available for our clients.

Criminal Cases

Under California Penal Code 240-248, simple battery is a misdemeanor in California, punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $2,000. Simple assault is also a misdemeanor, with the same penalties. In certain circumstances, however, these can be charged as felonies with enhanced penalties. For example, battery causing serious bodily injury is a felony punishable by up to four years in prison.

If you are facing the possibility of criminal charges, do not wait to involve a Banning assault and battery lawyer at Southwest Legal. We can take on any case of this kind with the level of commitment it deserves, and we have the hands-on experience to know what approach will yield the best results.

Being accused of domestic violence is traumatic. Not only does it significantly damage your relationship, but it also creates the possibility of severe legal consequences. If convicted, you may have to serve a jail or prison sentence, pay expensive fines, have a restraining order filed against you, and/or lose custody rights.

“Domestic violence” is a label that covers a variety of specific crimes that are committed against an “intimate partner” or one of the other victims listed above. For example, committing a battery against a spouse is domestic violence but neglecting a child is also domestic violence. Some domestic violence crimes are misdemeanors while others are felonies. Many domestic violence crimes are classified as “wobbler” offenses meaning they can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the specific circumstances such as the seriousness of any injury caused by the offense or the defendant’s criminal history.

The California Health and Safety Code makes it illegal to possess controlled substances, which include illicit drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamines, and heroin, as well as certain prescription drugs that are possessed without a valid prescription. 

If you are charged with a drug crime, the manner in which your case proceeds depends on the nature of your charges. For example, if you are charged with possession of a controlled substance, you may be eligible to resolve your case via Drug Court, which is a non-traditional method of dealing with criminal charges that focuses on rehabilitation. If you are charged with a drug crime, a knowledgeable drug crime attorney in Riverside County can discuss what to expect in your case.

Unlawful possession of a firearm, using a deadly weapon in the commission of a crime, and other gun and weapon charges carry significant penalties if you are convicted. The best thing you can do is to involve an attorney as early in the process as possible. At Southwest Legal, we have been representing clients in the face of gun crime allegations and all types of criminal charges since 1991.

These decades of experience give us a significant edge in any case we take on, because we know the courts and we know what strategies work. From possession to assault with a deadly weapon and everything in between, our Banning gun crime attorneys have you covered.

creates the possibility of serious legal penalties and requires dealing with the complex court system. The anxiety caused by potentially having to pay costly fines or serve a jail sentence and bear social judgment from being labeled a thief can feel crushing. What’s more, a theft conviction will create a permanent criminal record that will hamper one’s career and social life.

The best strategy for avoiding these painful consequences is preparing a strong legal defense by hiring a skilled attorney to guide you through the court. The Southwest Legal team of top-rated Riverside County criminal defense attorneys have decades of experience defending those who have been accused of theft. If you have been charged with theft, call Southwest Legal today for a free consultation and begin the process of beating your case!

A charge of probation violation can result in a severe penalty such as lengthy re-imprisonment. Special evidentiary rules apply in probation hearings.

Defenses will be available depending on the facts. You need a skilled attorney to analyze the facts and law of your case. Shaffer Cormell has over 28 years experience. He will provide the proper factual and legal analysis and representation in Court that you need.

Serious Consequences can Result if Your Probation is Found Violated!
If the State has charged you with a probation violation you should immediately exercise your Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel.

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Cirilo Sanchez
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Very happy about the ending results in my case , The Law Offices of Shaffer Cornell are the BEST very highly RECOMMEND IT for sure
Timothy Alan Cline
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Shaffer Cormell is my hero. He and his team got my speeding/no insurance/expired registration ticket dismissed. I was facing over 2600 dollars and major points to my DMV record. He found mistakes the police officer made that I would have never discovered. Thank you Shaffer.
Christine Willinsky
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Christopher Hickey and Miles Booth worked on my case and were professional and handled everything for me. Mr. Hickey showed up at all my court dates and I only had to show up the day the charges were dismissed.
Eric Robinson
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I hired Shaffer for my husbands case on 2/10/14. Today I received a call that all charges were dropped case is now closed!!! We are so pleased with his services. We are more than grateful to have found and worked with someone so kind whom we have never met. I truly recommend him to anyone looking to resolve issues you may think are impossible. Thank you again Mr. Cormell!!
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Case dismissed! This service is fantastic! I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone. Mr. Cormell and his brilliant staff will take care of you!
Albert Hale
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His staff was always friendly and helpful. They never rushed me off the phone when I had a question. The team was extremely knowledgeable and professional. Shaffer and his team made what could have been a dreadful experience bearable. I was charged with a DUI. Against all odds, Shaffer was able to get the charge reduced.
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Shaffer is a man of his word. He is a man of integrity. I recommend him 100%. He personally handled my case from start to finish.
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Professionalism - Thank you councilman Shaffer Cormell & Christopher Hickey for your representation, I highly recommend your services to anyone.

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