Have you been arrested and or charged with a crime or a DUI in San Diego County? Potential criminal charges should be taken very seriously, and handled professionally – Ms. Joan Stephens should know because she was a Deputy District Attorney for four years. Now she fights criminal charges for you! As a District Attorney, Joan Stephens personally handled over 1,000 misdemeanor and felony court cases, and she gained valuable insight into how a District Attorney thinks about court proceedings. She knows how the District Attorney’s office handles alleged criminal offenders. Let Ms. Joan Stephens put that legal experience to work for you. If you are convicted of a crime, your felony or misdemeanor conviction could result in jail or prison time, substantial fines, the loss of your driver’s license, or other court ordered consequences. A criminal conviction on your record may tarnish your reputation, and employment opportunities. If you are facing criminal charges, don’t hesitate to make use our legal services. At the Law Offices of Joan Stephens, we provide each client with an aggressive, yet personalized legal strategy designed especially for your court case. In your initial FREE consultation, you will personally meet with San Diego Attorney Joan Stephens and have all your legal questions answered. Your concerns about your court proceedings will be addressed, and a legal strategy will be created to move forward intelligently with your court case.A large part of Ms. Stephen's practice is defending people in court cases related to drunk driving and alcohol related charges like public intoxication or underaged drinking. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, hiring a criminal defense attorney often mitigates the consequences of a DUI conviction or DUI accident. Sometimes a good legal counsel finds a persuasive reason to have the charges dismissed so a DUI arrest won't appear in public records.At the Law Office of Joan Stephens we understand being charged with any criminal offense is a frightening experience. In most cases a criminal conviction can affect your freedom, social reputation, professional license, driving privileges and/or parental rights. We are committed to protecting your rights by researching all necessary legal issues, preparing and filing the appropriate court motions on your behalf, conducting the appropriate investigation, and ultimately presenting a complete legal defense to a jury in court. When you visit our legal office you will see our commitment to providing a personalized, strategic, and aggressive legal service for our clients.