Criminal Defense Attorney serving Orange County, Riverside County & San Bernardino County
Former California Prosecutor
Are you facing criminal charges?
At this very moment, someone is building a case against you. You’ve either been arrested or are under investigation, and charges are pending. You feel as if the deck is stacked against you, and you’re not sure which way to turn. With the possibility of prison time, heavy fines, probation and community service on the line, you simply can’t afford to gamble.
You need a steady hand to guide you through California’s complex legal system and provide you with the best possible defense.
I’m Joshua P. Visco, a criminal defense lawyer who is dedicated to helping the accused avoid conviction and clear their names.
My priority is to make sure that your constitutional rights are protected and that the scales of justice tip in your favor.
No matter what charge you’re facing — whether it’s a misdemeanor like shoplifting or Drinking Under the Influence (DUI), or a serious felony like robbery, rape, or murder — your case will receive focus and attention.
“A winning strategy: as your attorney, I can offer something most other defense lawyers cannot — the prosecutor’s “playbook.” I know how prosecutors think because I used to be one. Early in my career, I worked in the hardcore gang unit of the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office responsible for prosecuting serious violent crimes.
As a criminal defense lawyer, I use what I learned as a prosecutor to give my clients a legal edge that wins cases.”
Services At Pre-Trial
If You Are A Suspect and Have Not Been Charged: If you are currently in pre-trial and are being investigated, you have the right to remain silent until you have an attorney present. You’ve heard the phrase — “anything you say, can and will be used against you in a court of law.” If you bring me on board, I will be there beside you to make sure the authorities are asking fair questions, and will instruct you to respond without incriminating yourself or to simply defer the question. You Were Arrested Without Probable Cause: If a police officer investigated the alleged crime scene and made an arrest without compelling proof of guilt, charges may be dropped before a trial even begins due to insufficient evidence or improper procedure. You Were Arrested And Bail Has Been Posted: You have been detained prior to trial and can be released if bail is paid. A suggestion to the court can be made to reduce or waive your bail altogether. If You Know You Will Be Found Guilty: If you know you will be convicted of a crime, you may want to enter into a plea bargain with the prosecution. A plea bargain is a mutually agreed upon deal that reduces the charges to a lesser crime or lesser sentencing.
I’ve successfully negotiated many plea bargains on behalf of my clients that have resulted in a reduced punishment.
Taking a plea bargain is a huge decision. Together we will weigh the pro’s and con’s and move forward with a deal you feel comfortable with. If you are a minor charged with a crime, some courts will want to try you as an adult. I will present a convincing case to charge you as a juvenile. Services When Your Case Goes to Trial: If your case goes to trial, you can count on me to be fully prepared on Day 1. Having tried many cases in the Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties, I have familiarity and experience in how our local courts operate.
Before we enter the courtroom, I will make sure that we have developed an effective defensive strategy that gives you the best chance of acquittal.
From jury selection selection, to opening statements, to identifying witnesses, the first steps of the trial process are very important. A Well-Rounded Defense Approach: In order to present a well-rounded case on your behalf, I will recruit other legal professionals to provide expertise in a broad range of areas. The following are just some of the experts who can provide helpful counsel toward proving your innocence:
- Private investigators
- Forensic specialists
- Litigation consultants