Posted on July 2, 2017
Southern California Police Officer Defense Attorney
Law enforcement has been a frequent and high visibility targets for the Department of Justice who often target officers as examples or follow a political agenda having no remorse or consideration of the officer’s rights. However, prosecutors often examine the evidence in light most favorable to the officers given that a suspect has substantial financial motive to fabricate. But in cases where video evidence captures the officers’ performance or purported incident, ordinarily the video only depicts a small portion of the incident, leaving out critical evidence that often provide an explanation for the officers’ performance. Consequently, it leads to media exposure generating public outcry and pressuring the prosecuting agency to pursue charges.
Our office has developed a particular focus representing federal agents, sheriff deputies, police officers, and other law enforcement personnel standing accused of a crime in both state and federal court.
- Excessive Force
- Deprivation of Civil Rights
- False Police Report
- False Imprisonment
- Sexual Misconduct
- Concealing Evidence
Providing Exceptional Criminal Defense Representation for Southern California Law Enforcement Officers
All misconduct allegations, bad shootings, and inappropriate use of force are all charges that may lead to criminal charges brought against an officer. We provide relentless representation and have successfully defended officers during all stages of the criminal process from the initial investigation through jury trial.
It is important that an attorney be able to explain the officers conduct. Moreover, the focus on any peace officer criminal case ordinarily turns on whether the officer’s performance or conduct was “reasonable” under the circumstances. Reasonable encompasses all sorts of factors including (1) whether the officer complied with the policy manual; (2) the overall circumstances – i.e., dangerous suspect, gang environment, suspect was not compliant with the officer’s orders; (3) whether the officer was complying with their supervisor’s order(s).
Our office strives to educate jurors and judges that an officer must often make split second decisions in situations not commonly understood by lay persons. These situations cannot be taught in the classroom and someone cannot expect an officer to comply verbatim with a department policy manual during stressful environments.
When you are facing the loss of your livelihood, possible prison time, and other negative consequences to your family, you should select an exceptional attorney to defend your rights. Our office is among Southern California’s most experienced and successful criminal trial attorney’s having a remarkable record for defending police officers.
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The Law Offices of John D. Rogers defends police, correctional officers, and all other law enforcement officials facing serious state or federal criminal charges when incarceration is a possible outcome. If you are a peace officer or federal agent that has been charged with a crime or under investigation, contact the Law Offices of John D. Rogers to schedule a free consultation and speak with a police officer criminal defense lawyer. Our office represents law enforcement personnel in Orange County, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, and Ventura counties.
- Los Angeles Police Protective League
- Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund
- California Police Officers Association
- California Law Enforcement Association
- Police Officers Research Association of California