Blythe is one of the worst places in California to be arrested, in large part because so few of the people arrested in Blythe actually live in Blythe. Motorists passing through the California inspection station area often end up arrested for such crimes as driving under the influence (DUI), drug possession, and possession for sale. Tourists visiting the Colorado River area are often arrested for boating DUI and a host of fish and game violations, many of which are actually criminal misdemeanors. Very commonly tourists are cited and released, thinking that they just "have a ticket," when in fact they have a misdemeanor criminal case. Hunters in particular routinely fail to understand that many of the game violations are misdemeanor gun offenses.
A very common, very serious, mistake is to plead guilty in Blythe in order to avoid going back to Blythe. The sheer hassle of getting there causes many people (mostly tourists and motorists) to essentially give up on their criminal case. Do not do that. If you were arrested (or cited for a misdemeanor) in Blythe, Attorney Joseph Rhea can appear for you in court. Then, because you do not have to go back to Blythe, he can take the time to litigate your case properly. After he appears in court for you, Attorney Rhea will send you copies of the police reports, and work up a strategy for defending the case. Do not throw away your right to defend yourself just because you do not want to make the drive.
Attorney Rhea focuses a significant amount of his practice on defending individuals against alcohol and drug-related DUI charges, as well as various drug charges. He has personally handled thousands of cases throughout the course of his career, and achieved sentence and penalty reductions, not guilty verdicts and dismissals on behalf of his clients.
Attorney Joseph T. Rhea represents clients in a broad range of criminal matters ranging from possession, to DUI, sex crimes, theft crimes, traffic offenses, and serious violent felonies. He also represents clients facing charges for white collar crimes such as fraud, embezzlement, bank fraud, forgery, identity theft and much more.
Attorney Rhea has been named top DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer by Palm Springs Life Magazine each year from 2010-2014. He is an active member of NORML Legal Committee, and represents marijuana collectives and patients throughout southern California. Attorney Rhea earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco and is the only criminal defense lawyer in California who has been awarded a doctorate from Harvard University.
If you are facing criminal charges in Blythe (or federal charges related to a border stop); you are urged to contact the Law Office of Joseph T. Rhea for a strong defense. Having a skilled attorney by your side can make a world of difference in making sure your rights are adequately protected and your best interests well served. Contact the firm today for a free consultation.
Blythe is located in Riverside County and is an agricultural area of the Colorado Desert nestled along the Colorado River. As of the 2010 census there were only 21,000 people calling Blythe home. However, the Court in Blythe is a busy one because of all of the arrests made either at the California/Arizona border or of tourists vacationing in the area.
Call Attorney Joseph Rhea at 888-541-1436 to schedule a free consultation.
“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