What is a Local Criminal Defense Lawyer?
A local criminal defense lawyer will:
- Fight for you.
- Defend your honor.
- Speak on your behalf.
- Ask a lot of questions in order to understand your case.
- Identify both strengths and weaknesses in your case.
- Investigate your case (for example, interviewing witnesses).
- Analyze evidence.
- Assist with jury selection.
- Build a solid defense.
“My husband and I have really had our ups and downs these past four years and it was helpful to watch your poignant YouTube video a few months ago where you described a story about never wanting to leave your clients behind. We appreciate that, believe me, as this whole journey has been unbelievably hard. Thank you for your continued support as we approach what will hopefully be the final chapter of my husband’s journey. I am hoping for the best of all outcomes.”
“After the first meeting with Mark, I knew we were in the right place. Mark was able to get answers and call all the right people to protect my child. We would never deal with the criminal justice system again with out Mark Broughton at our side. We are very thankful we found him and the matter with our son went away quickly.”
“Mr. Broughton is top notch. My son was facing a felony, strike charge. Mr. Broughton fought for my son’s pre-trial release against the recommendation of the probation department, and my son was able to come home. Today, the case was resolved and the outcome was minor in comparison to the charge. I highly recommend Mark Broughton!”
“He is an amazing lawyer, I had a near impossible felony case and he helped me bring it down to a misdemeanor. Amazing personality and a kind human being!”
“I highly recommend Mark Broughton. His expertise, professionalism, and empathy in our complex case gave us the feeling of confidence. I cannot begin to show or say how much we are grateful to you. Mark Broughton, you are truly an Angel in disguise. Again Thank You!”
“I was charged with 2 felonies and was at risk of jail time, losing my job and my children, basically my entire life. Mark worked closely with me and… I was able to plead no contest to 1 misdemeanor.”
“I am forever grateful for what Mark has done for my me and my family.”
“Thank you Mark… for the excellent work you all did on my son’s cases and the on-going support you all showed my family and myself through this very difficult time in our lives.”
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Your Local Criminal Lawyer Argues Against Penalties for Felony Crimes
The penalties for felony crimes vary. Furthermore, it all depends on the type of crime committed. In general, a felony crime has a minimum incarceration time of one year. Plus, there are usually thousands of dollars in fines imposed on the perpetrator. A conviction for a third 3-Strike can result in a sentence of 25 years to life.
Hire a Local Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have you been legally accused of committing a felony crime? If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, then it is essential to obtain legal council for help. It’s important to take your charges seriously. So, don’t just hope for the best. Hire a local criminal defense lawyer who understands both your situation and the consequences you face.
Your Defense Attorney for Felony Crime Charges
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.
About Mark Broughton: Your Local Criminal Defense Lawyer
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 and drug cases to sex cases and domestic violence. Also, assaults, “three-strikes” and dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs. Plus, both gun/deadly weapons cases and drive-by shootings. Finally, 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. That includes several murder cases. Between 2005-2007, the jury found his clients not guilty during four separate cases in a row.
Mark Broughton is qualified as a death penalty lawyer. Also, he is on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California. Furthermore, he is regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court.
- 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 both compassion and empathy. Plus, he believes that every person has the right to a fair trial. Finally, every person is innocent until proven guilty.
Above all, he enjoys reuniting his clients with their families. Both during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives. Mark Broughton goes through the challenging criminal process with his clients.
- Federal Crime 40%
- White Collar Crime 20%
- Violent Crime 20%
- Criminal Defense 10%
- Sex Crimes 10%