Among the millions of people who travel around the country every year on holidays, thousands end up getting arrested. Whether it is a big party like the Coachella Festival, or a more subdued venue such as our Joshua Tree National Park, getting arrested is not on any vacationer's agenda.
For almost all misdemeanor arrests that occur on state land (basically anywhere not a park), Attorney Rhea can appear for you in the state criminal court case that follows the arrest. He regularly appears in Indio, Banning, Joshua Tree, Blythe and Riverside.
More than a million visitors come to our national parks each year. While our parks are some of the most beautiful places in the world, hundreds of visitors are cited or arrested, mostly for driving under the influence (DUI) and drug possession. Unfortunately, since these arrests are made on federal land, they go to federal court. The penalties and consequences for almost every crime are more severe in federal court than California state court. This is especially true for drug crimes.
Following an arrest, the most important thing to do is to secure local counsel. Contact Attorney Joseph T. Rhea.
In no circumstances can you leave the area and expect the citation to simply go away. These matters will follow you home and, sooner or later you will be required to respond or appear. If you are charged with a criminal offense while visiting Palm Springs, or any location in our California Desert area, it is vital to contact qualified, local legal representation to protect your rights and freedom. Attorney Rhea can fight for your rights here while you carry on with your life at home. He has dedicated his practice to criminal defense and has helped hundreds of people just like you visiting and vacationing near Palm Springs. He will do everything possible to represent you, and may even get your case dismissed without you having to appear in court.
Contact a Palm Springs criminal defense attorney today for a free confidential consultation to determine how to best defend your rights after being arrested on vacation.
“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