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What happens at the initial consultation?

When our clients first call us, they are understandably anxious and stressed out. Much of what is occurring is outside of their control — but one thing they can control is choosing who to hire to represent them. After we listen to you and then share our experience, we’ve found that our clients feel relieved and hopeful knowing that they’re taking a proactive first step towards their defense.

We’ve found over the years that the best approach is to carefully listen to our clients and then work collaboratively with them to devise a defense strategy.

– Michelle Spaulding

A firm attorney will meet with you or schedule a phone consultation to discuss your case in detail. Each client and criminal accusation is unique, so we will take the time to ask many questions to best advise you about your best defense strategy. Please don’t take offense if we ask you about past criminal offenses. We need to know about your “priors” to determine your exposure.

Our goal is always to work to have your charges completely dismissed.

What should I ask my attorney?

  • Are my charges considered to be a felony or misdemeanor?
  • Is this case worth defending?
  • What will your firm’s strategy be?
  • If I’m found guilty, what consequences do I face?
  • How long will this case take?
  • Will I lose my job?
  • I am not a US citizen. How will this affect my immigration status?
  • Do you accept payment plans?
  • What should I bring with me?

Where will it take place?

Spaulding Campi¬†has two¬†offices located in Sacramento and Roseville. We offer after-hours and weekend appointments. Please bring any records related to your case such as the citation you received from the police. If you feel that you’d be more comfortable with a family member present, ask us first. All meetings are completely confidential.

Is there any financial obligation?

No, we do not charge for the initial case review. The meeting gives us both an opportunity to meet one another and decide whether we’d like to work together.