Have you been charged with a criminal offense? You will need legal advice from a skilled criminal defense attorney to avoid a conviction. The Law Office of Joseph T. Rhea is an experienced defense firm that provides aggressive representation in criminal cases.
Attorney Joseph Rhea can help you fight the charges you are facing. He is the only criminal defense trial attorney in the state with a doctorate from Harvard University. He is also a former deputy public defender, has been recognized by Palm Springs Life Magazine as one of the Top Lawyers each year from 2010-2014, and is an active member of numerous legal organizations throughout the area. He provides discrete and high quality personal service for all clients, and will always respond promptly to any questions or concerns you have regarding your case.
Attorney Joseph Rhea represents clients throughout the Southern California, especially in the following communities:
When you have been arrested for a crime, retaining the services of a skilled criminal defense attorney is one of the most important and immediate actions you should take. Once you have obtained legal counsel, you will know what options you have and feel more at ease regarding your situation. The Law Office of Attorney Joseph T. Rhea provides skilled legal advocacy in many different types of criminal matters, including the following:
Penalties in a criminal case can range from probation to incarceration in a state prison, and include other consequences such as fines, mandatory psychological counseling, court-ordered alcohol or drug treatment, asset seizure and the loss of your driving privileges. Sentencing in violent crime cases is especially harsh and can even result in life imprisonment if you are convicted of a third strike under the state's Three Strikes law. Every criminal case is unique and will need a tailored defense in order to successfully challenge the prosecution's evidence. Attorney Rhea will make sure that you receive the best representation possible, and vigorously protect your rights.
“Mr. Rhea was extremely knowledgeable which, without a doubt, was the reason the Judge dismissed my case without any fines, probation, etc. Additionally, his vast knowledge helped lay out all the scenarios which helped relieve my anxieties. He was extremely prompt and reliable which made working with him a pleasure. I would highly recommend Mr. Rhea’s services to anyone and everyone.” – Former Federal Drug Possession Client