Fresno Attorney Represents California Law Enforcement Officers
Staunch advocate for rank-and-file peace officers
If you are a California peace officer, you know you must be prepared to put your life on the line every day you are on duty. You can rightly take pride in your place on the front lines, providing assistance when urgently needed and protecting our communities. Unfortunately, you must also be aware that after any questionable interaction with the public, sentiment can turn on a dime, and you could be subjected to aggressive investigation and severe discipline, including the loss of your career and hard-earned benefits. If you find yourself at the center of a disciplinary investigation, the Oviedo Law Group is ready to give you the staunch representation you need. Drawing on more than 15 years of legal practice, I protect your rights to due process, challenge the investigators on every point of their case, and work tirelessly to deliver a favorable outcome.
Determined representation for the disciplinary process
Peace officers are entitled to representation whenever they have a reasonable belief that responses to questioning could give rise to discipline. Discipline could come in the form of:
- Reduction in pay
- Transfer with an accompanying loss in pay
Because your career is riding on the answers you present at a hearing, you must have experienced and knowledgeable counsel preparing you for interviews and at your side during questioning. I have vast experience at all stages of law enforcement investigations, including:
- Skelly hearings
- Evidentiary hearings
- Appeals to the Superior Court
I am prepared to handle cases related to critical incidents, including:
- Death or serious injury due to operation of a police vehicle
- Death or serious injury due to application of force
- Officer-involved shootings
- In-custody deaths
Even if you have been told you are only a witness for purposes of an investigation, you may still have the right to counsel if your answers could expose you to discipline.
When I represent an officer, I am determined to fight for the best possible results. Ideally, investigators would be satisfied with your answers and no disciplinary action would be taken against you. However, even in the face of aggressive investigation and adverse facts, I can often improve my client’s outcome by negotiating a settlement.
Protect your rights and your career with trustworthy representation from an attorney who is proud to have your back.
Contact a dedicated advocate for California peace officers in Fresno
The Oviedo Law Group provides staunch representation for law enforcement officers facing discipline in administrative hearings. To schedule a free consultation, call 559-226-6200 or contact my office online. My office is conveniently located at 1990 Shaw Avenue in Clovis.