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Criminal Case Lawyer

If you have been charged with a crime, then you need a Criminal Case Lawyer. Don’t enter into the Criminal Justice System without one.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics outlines the sequence of events in the Criminal Justice System. It is a complicated and very complex system. Additionally, one bad decision in the process can negatively impact your life forever.

It is imperative that you not navigate it without an experienced Criminal Case Lawyer. One that will not only walk alongside you but also communicate thoroughly with you, throughout the entire process.

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Phone: 559-691-6222

Email: mark@FresnoCriminalLawyer.com

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What Does a Criminal Case Lawyer Do?

If you have been charged with a crime, then a Criminal Case Lawyer defends you. Your Criminal Case Lawyer speaks on your behalf. So, it is important to find a lawyer both with whom you are comfortable and can trust.

Additionally, your Criminal Case Lawyer meets with you, personally, and obtains as many details as possible about your case. Then, he or she begins to build your case.

Your Criminal Case Lawyer also interviews people who can shed more light on your case. For instance, either the police or witnesses. Your lawyer uses all of this information to build a strong defense for your case.

He or she may also have evidence either tested or examined to see how these things can support your case. And, your lawyer assists with jury selection.

Your Criminal Case Lawyer negotiates with the Prosecutor on your behalf. And actively participates in your trail—fighting for you every step of the way.

If you are sentenced for a crime, then your lawyer can represent you during the sentencing phase.

Hiring a Criminal Case Lawyer

Nolo.com offers a legal encyclopedia to help you determine the best Criminal Case Lawyer.

They purport: if you want the best possible outcome, then it is crucial to obtain the best possible lawyer for your case.
On their site, you’ll find information on not only how to find an attorney but also notes on what to expect from him or her. Plus, how to manage your Criminal Case Lawyer.

Here is an outline of some of their tips:

  • Your Criminal Case Lawyer needs to be different than the lawyer you may have hired to handle either your will or your mortgage.
  • Find a lawyer who honors your confidentiality.
  • Keep in mind that lawyers give advice; however, you are ultimately responsible for making the important decisions. So, make sure your attorney honors your decisions.
  • Interview your prospective lawyer and make sure you are comfortable with him or her. Don’t be afraid to ask hard questions. And while there’s something to going with your gut feeling, you also need to make sure you hire an experienced attorney who can win the case for you.
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Your Criminal Case Lawyer

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Violent Felonies, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crimes, Violent Crimes, Murder,  Gang Crimes and Sex Crimes to name a few.

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Your Criminal Case Lawyer

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Violent Felonies, Federal Crimes, White Collar Crimes, Violent Crimes, Murder,  Gang Crimes and Sex Crimes to name a few.

10.0Mark A. Broughton
Mark A. BroughtonReviewsout of 23 reviews

Experience

I began my legal career in San Diego where I practiced criminal law, civil litigation, and personal injury.  After a very successful practice there for 17 years, my family and I moved to Fresno, California, in 1995.  Since that time, I have practiced exclusively criminal law. I was the Chief Defense Attorney for a 17 attorney criminal defense law firm that handled 3-4,000 felony cases a year. I left that firm to associate and partner with a very successful criminal law practitioner where I am continuing my commitment help protect the Constitutional rights of my clients.

I estimate that I have conducted over 200 jury trials – everything from DUIs, drug cases, sex cases, domestic violence, assaults, “three-strikes,” dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs, gun/deadly weapons, drive-by shootings, robberies, attempted murders, and murders, including special circumstance murder cases.

Results

I have received many outright Not Guilty verdicts for my clients in all of these types of cases, including several murder cases – at one time between 2005-2007, the jury found my clients Not Guilty in four separate cases in a row.  I have handled all kinds of criminal and related criminal proceedings, from violation of probation and parole hearings, DMV hearings, writs & appeals, and many other types of proceedings in the criminal process.

I have practiced all over California, in both state and Federal Court. I am qualified as a death penalty lawyer and am on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California, where I am regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court. One of my greatest pleasures over my long career has been to teach and train young lawyers and law students.  Most of them have gone on to be successful lawyers in their own right, and have triumphantly represented their own clients in an honest and professional way.

Community Involvement & Family

I have been involved in many community organizations, taught classes at the local law school, been a Mock Trial Attorney Judge and team coach, served as Judge Pro-Tempore for the Fresno County Superior Court, given many seminars to other attorneys, and started an organization for criminal defense lawyers to share useful information among themselves.  Above all, I enjoy helping reunite my clients and their families during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives, going through the challenging criminal process with them.  This is particularly true where alcohol or substance abuse issues have ripped formerly close and loving families apart.

I have saved the many letters of appreciation from clients and their families to whom I have been fortunate enough to have been of service. It is most gratifying for me to see them get back together, overcome their difficulties and live happy and fulfilled lives.  Helping people is, after all, what being a good lawyer is all about.  I like going to football and baseball games, fishing, surfing, and going to Hawaii where I can get caught up on my reading list and swim in the warm waters of the Pacific. I love sharing the lives of my two children, two grandchildren and spending time with Andrea, my wife of over 30 years.

About Mark Broughton:

Compassionate, highly experienced, exceptional reputation, ethical and honest:

Mark Broughton has been practicing law for over 40 years. He estimates that he has conducted over 200 jury trials – everything from DUIs, drug cases, sex cases, domestic violence, assaults, “three-strikes,” dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs, gun/deadly weapons, drive-by shootings, robberies, attempted murders, and murders, including special circumstance murder cases.

He has received many outright Not Guilty verdicts for his clients in all of these types of cases, including several murder cases – at one time between 2005-2007, the jury found his clients Not Guilty in four separate cases in a row.

Mark Broughton is qualified as a death penalty lawyer and is on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California, where he is regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court.

Other Qualifications:
  • Certified Specialist Criminal Law, State Bar of California
  • Board of Trustees, State Bar of California
  • Chairman, Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section

Mark Broughton enjoys close relationships with his clients.  He sees every individual’s situation with compassion and empathy and believes that every person has the right to a fair trial and is innocent until proven guilty.

Above all, he enjoys helping reunite his clients and their families during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives, going through the challenging criminal process with them.

Practice Areas

  • Federal Crime 40%
  • White Collar Crime 20%
  • Violent Crime 20%
  • Criminal Defense 10%
  • Sex Crimes 10%

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Areas of Practice:

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated Assault

Violation of Restraining Order

Violation of Restraining Order

Criminal Threats

Criminal Threats

Murder

Murder

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Gang Crimes

Gang Crimes

Rape

Rape

Violent Felonies

Violent Felonies

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated Assault

Violation of Restraining Order

Violation of Restraining Order

Criminal Threats

Criminal Threats

Murder

Murder

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

Gang Crimes

Gang Crimes

Rape

Rape

Violent Felonies

Violent Felonies

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