Criminal Law Attorney - You may find yourself charged with an offense that the court will designate and file under criminal case. Criminal charges have a wide range, such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs to theft and robbery to causing a nuisance. Being accused of a criminal offense does not mean you are a criminal. The judicial process divides the spectrum of criminal offenses into three levels of severity--Infractions, Misdemeanors and Felonies. It is the People of the State of California, through the Office of the District Attorney, who prosecutes any violations of the law. The violator is referred to as the defendant. Private attorneys may be retained to represent a defendant. If a defendant cannot afford a private attorney, the court will appoint a public defender to represent you. Personal Injury personal Injury covers a number of complex areas, ranging from slip and fall accidents, to auto accidents, product defects, medical malpractice and wrongful death. Our job at Michael B. Clayton & Associates is to handle the complex issues of your case and let you get on with your life knowing your case is being handled competently and aggressively. We know that in many of other cases, the injury usually is not limited to the person injured. It extends to and affects close family members, jobs and friends. Let us help you get your life back on track. Come in or give us a call, our consultations are free.