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Seven Reasons To Choose Earl Carter as Your Aggressive Fontana Criminal Defense Attorney

1Since 1975, Earl Carter has personally been practicing criminal defense in Fontana. His experience in Fontana is unsurpassed.

2Our Team of Criminal Defense Attorneys are aggressive litigators and skilled negotiators. These two attributes equate to respect for our attorneys in the courtroom, and great results for our clients.

3Our Criminal Defense Attorneys are exceptional at helping our clients avoid jail. Our top priority is seeking acquittals and dismissals. We know how to minimize punishments and arrange for jail alternatives such as electronic monitoring, work release, community service, and house arrest.

4Our local presence in Fontana allows us to provide our clients with affordable fees. In addition to reasonable fees, we offer easy payment plans. We are committed to making great defense affordable to virtually everyone.

5Earl Carter’s law firm has handled more criminal cases in Fontana over the past two decades than any other Fontana Law Firm or Defense Attorney. Our Criminal Defense Attorneys make daily appearances in the Fontana Courthouse. This Local Experience is extraordinarily valuable.

6Our Fontana Criminal Lawyers are successful at keeping many of our clients out of court. If you are being charged with a misdemeanor, we will likely be able to appear in court for you. This saves you time and avoids unnecessary stress.

7Our phones are answered by a live person from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. When you have questions, our Criminal Defense Attorneys are here to answer them for you.


Fontana Criminal Defense Attorney from $695
Undergoing criminal prosecution in Fontana can be a frightening experience. If you, or someone you love, are facing criminal prosecution, you need an attorney with experience to fight for you. Earl Carter has been defending clients against criminal charges in Fontana for over 35 years.
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5 Reasons to Contact us Today!
  • Avoid Jail
  • Let Us, keep you out of court
  • Let Us, fight to keep your record clean
  • Our fees are affordable - Payment Plans Available
  • Earl Carter Has Over 35 Years of Experience in Riverside County


About the Fontana Criminal Defense Attorneys at Earl Carter & Associates

The criminal lawyers at Earl Carter & Associates have been defending criminal cases in Fontana, CA for over 35 years. We have compiled a remarkable team of attorneys unmatched by any other firm. Our attorneys are intelligent, aggressive, and experienced. Our criminal defense attorneys know what it takes to win cases in Fontana. Their experience and knowledge encompasses all criminal defense practice areas including DUI, Domestic Violence, Theft Charges (including petty theft and shoplifting ) , Drug Crimes, welfare fraud, Assault and Battery, Sex Crimes, Robbery, Serious Felonies, Three Strikes Cases, Juvenile Crimes more. There is no substitute for local experience in criminal defense. You either have a locally experienced attorney or you do not. Our Fontana Criminal Defense Attorneys are in these courts daily. They understand how the Fontana system works at every level. They know how the judges think and how they operate their courtrooms. Our attorneys know the district attorneys prosecuting your cases, and the policies that drive their plea bargains. Let us put our experience to work for you.

Simply stated, we beleive Earl Carter is the best Fontana Criminal Attorney. We can make that claim, because we are in Fontana every day, we know the other attorneys who practice there and we are extremely confident in our abilities. You simply cannot do better than our experience at our prices.

Our Fontana Criminal Defense Attorneys are Committed to Providing Affordable Fees. We Believe this is the Right Thing to Do.

Years ago, Earl Carter realized that exceptional criminal defense was too often a luxury only for the most wealthy. Since then, Earl Carter has been committed to providing the best in criminal defense representation at a price the average hard working Californian can actually afford. We do this in two primary ways. First, we present our clients with affordable overall fees. Simply stated, we do not gouge or overcharge our clients. Second, when our clients need it, we structure payment plans for them that allow them to get the help they need, while paying as they can. This creates a win-win situation for our law firm and for our clients. After all, there is no advantage to knowing about a great defense attorney, if you cannot afford them.

Avoid Going To Court. Our Fontana Criminal Defense Attorney Will Go For You

Our clients come to us in variety of unique and often complicated circumstances. However, all of our clients have one thing in common. Our clients all want to avoid jail, at all cost. We understand the need to avoid jail, and we make that our number one priority- to find ways to minimize jail time for our clients. Fortunately, this is where we excel. Our attorneys have the skills and experience to aggressive litigate your case all the way to trial. We have won many cases with an acquittal at trial, resulting in freedom from jail for our client. Likewise, our criminal defense attorneys in Fontana, are aggressive negotiators who, when circumstances require it, are able to secure favorable plea bargains for our clients. Moreover, our attorneys are intimately familiar with the potential jail alternatives that are available for our clients including house arrest, electronic monitoring, weekend work-release, and community service. We know what it takes to secure these alternatives for our clients in lieu of time in jail. We can put our experience to work to keep you out of jail. Call us today.

Our Fontana Criminal Defense Lawyers Handle All Types of Cases

We handle all type of Criminal cases in Fontana County. We handle cases of every severity level including infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. We are extraordinarily experienced at handling cases with every type of criminal charge including: DUI – Driving Under the Influence, Domestic Violence, Shoplifting, Petty Theft, Grand theft, Possession of Drugs, Possession for Sales, Burglary, Robbery, Assault, Battery, Sex crimes , Fraud, White collar crimes, violent and serious felonies, Three Strikes cases and more. We even handle traffic infractions. There is no case too large or too small for our firm. If you have a criminal case in Fontana, we have the experience to tackle it for you.

Reduce or Expunge Criminal Defense Charges - Keep Your Record Clean!

One of the most concerning aspects of being charged with a crime is the effect it will have on your record. Without an experienced attorney fighting for you, it's almost certain that your criminal record will be labeled with these charges. If you're being charged with a crime it is vitally important that you contact an experienced attorney to provide you with the most aggressive defense possible. It is always better to try to avoid having convictions on your record in the first place, than to have them removed or expunged after the fact. However, if you are convicted of a crime we can petition the court to have the charge reduced and in many cases expunged completely. Our Criminal Defense Attorneys in Fontana have helped hundreds of client clean up embarrassing charges from their record. This is usually only available after you have completed the terms of your sentencing. An expunged criminal record can be the key to passing back ground checks for employment.

Criminal Defense Attorney Fontana Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: I am afraid I was caught red handed. Is it even worth hiring an attorney, or should I save my money and take my lumps?

    A: If you are charged with a crime in California, you should always seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney. You may have many defenses available to you that are not obvious to you. Do not despair, help is available. There are very few situations in which we cannot help our client improve their situation. Even in situations where our clients are clearly guilty of committing a crime, we routinely get charges dropped or reduced, and punishments reduced. We are very good at securing alternatives to jail for even our most guilty clients including work release, house arrest, electronic monitoring, or community service.

    Q: Is it possible to beat a DUI charge?

    A: There are many ways to successfully defend against a charge for DUI. A skilled criminal lawyer knows how to attack a DUI charge strategically, so as to maximize the possibility of a successful defense. These cases are not as straightforward as you might think. Many clients come in fearing the worst, only to be pleasantly surprised. You should always consult with an attorney before going to court on a DUI do not assume you should plead guilty. Even where a conviction is imminent, many DUI’s can be negotiated down to reckless driving charges.

    Q: Do I even need a private attorney ? Why not just use a public defender

    A: While a Public Defender may be available to help those who are very poor financially, that does not mean that a public defender is the best option for you. For example, one clear advantage of hiring a private attorney, especially if you are facing a misdemeanor, is that a private attorney can often go to court on your behalf, thereby keeping you out of court. If you are represented by a public defender, you will have to appear at court at every single court date.


    Moreover, many people elect to hire private attorneys in order to get the level of customer service and personalized attention that a private attorney can provide.

    Q: Will the court provide me with a public defender?

    A:It is true that Public Defenders are provided to those charged with serious crimes who absolutely cannot afford an attorney, but if the court finds that you meet their financial qualifications, you will be denied representation by a public defender and required to hire your own private attorney.

    Q: This is my first time being charged with a crime. Does the court take that into consideration?

    A: Yes. Part of the analysis the court will undergo when determining how severe punishment for a crime should be, is determining if the defendant has committed crimes in the past. Typically in Fontana, individuals who have little or no prior criminal history will receive lighter punishments than those with extensive criminal backgrounds. An experienced criminal defense attorney knows how to emphasize the importance of the fact that his client has a clean criminal history, while minimizing the impact in the case of an extensive criminal record.

    Q: Is it possible to get my charges completely dismissed?

    A:The short answer is yes. We regularly have clients whose charges get dismissed prior to a jury trial, but this typically only occurs if the incriminating evidence is particularly weak. In most instances, if you are being charged with a crime, the only way you can expect a positive result is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent you. A skilled attorney will know how to achieve the best result possible for you through either a plea bargain, or by taking your case to trial.

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