When it comes to criminal charges, being able to understand your rights and what your options are for obtaining the best outcome is essential. Every detail matters when it comes to putting together an effective defense strategy that will protect your interests and help you secure the most ideal outcome. However, if there is a language barrier between you and your attorney, then you are already starting off on the wrong foot and behind the ball. This is because it may be hard for you to relay your concerns and communicate with your attorney effectively. After all, communication with your attorney is key when you are headed to court to defend yourself against criminal allegations.
California has a large Spanish-speaking population. After being arrested and charged with a crime, it can be difficult to find an experienced attorney who not only has the training and background you need but also possesses the right language skills to speak with you.
William Bruzzo is a California criminal defense lawyer who lived in Spain for several years as a child. Attorney Bruzzo speaks fluent Spanish and can communicate with you in your native tongue if you are in need of criminal defense services.
Communication is Essential for Success in a Criminal Case
According to the United States Census Bureau, as of July 2022, the state of California had a population of just over 39 million people. Just under 35% of the population identified as white alone and not Hispanic or Latino. Over 40.3% of the population identified as Hispanic or Latino. What this means is that California is largely populated by Hispanic and Latino individuals. As a result, there are many people residing in the Golden State who may either exclusively speak Spanish or prefer to speak in Spanish.
Anyone can make a bad decision or a mistake that catches them up with the law. Criminal tendencies do not discriminate, and people of all backgrounds may engage in illegal activity for one reason or another, just as anyone can be accused of committing a crime that they are innocent of.
Still, justice in America is supposed to be blind, and everyone, no matter what their circumstances are, should be able to have access to effective legal representation that can meet their unique needs. This includes having choices regarding legal professionals who not only practice a particular type of law but also can speak their language.
If you or someone you know is a native Spanish speaker who needs help with a criminal matter, please connect with an attorney at The Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo at either of the two convenient locations, Tustin or Newport Beach, California. Initial consultations are complimentary. Please call today at (714) 547-4636 to speak with our talented and bilingual California criminal defense attorney so you can secure the criminal defense representation you need.
The Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo offers criminal defense services for many criminal violations in California, including DUI, expungement, violent crimes, hit and run, military law, pardons, drug crimes, theft, and more. Call today to learn how our attorneys can help you fight your criminal charges.