If you are accused of a misdemeanor or a felony in Orange County, you can’t take the risk of hiring an inexperienced defense lawyer. Instead, you’ll need to work with an Orange County criminal defense lawyer who, over time, has established a record of success.

You must put your case in the right defense attorney’s hands as quickly as possible. Defense lawyer Jerry Nicholson will be your dedicated, aggressive courtroom advocate.

He will fight to bring your criminal case to its best possible conclusion so that you may move ahead constructively and positively with your life.

Choosing the Right Attorney Can Make the Difference

DUI – driving under the influence – is a serious criminal charge in Orange County. With a potential jail term and/or a costly fine for a conviction, if you are charged with DUI, you will need to be advised and represented by Orange County DUI lawyer Jerry Nicholson.

In 2020, over 160,000 incidents of domestic violence were reported in California. Divorce lawyers, defense lawyers, and judges know that sometimes, these claims are false. Attorney Jerry Nicholson will defend you against a domestic violence allegation and work to find the truth.

Jerry Nicholson also defends clients accused of assault, burglary, sex crimes, and drug crimes. Choosing the right criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between an acquittal or dismissal of the charges and a conviction that entails probation, a fine, or time in jail.

Why Choose Jerry Nicholson?

Orange County criminal defense lawyer Jerry Nicholson handles every case with diligence, determination, and dedication. He will have any charges against you dismissed, negotiate an acceptable plea deal, or explain to a courtroom jury why those jurors should find you not guilty.

Jerry Nicholson will give you honest advice and defend your rights throughout the criminal justice process. Attorney Jerry Nicholson started his legal career in 1978 as an Orange County Deputy District Attorney, so he understands criminal trials from both sides of the courtroom.

In the 1980s, he founded his own law firm focused entirely on criminal defense. With over four decades of legal experience in Southern California, attorney Jerry Nicholson has built a reputation for tenacity, diligence, and legal excellence. He understands what it will take to defend you effectively.

Should You Accept a Plea Deal?

While a not guilty verdict or a dismissal of charges is usually the goal in a criminal case, if the evidence against you is conclusive, going to trial may not be the best decision, but you may have other alternatives. For example, you may be eligible for a diversion program or a plea deal.

If one of those options is in fact the best way to resolve your criminal case, attorney Jerry Nicholson will explain the details, but the final choice to take your case to trial or to accept a plea deal or alternative sentencing, of course, is your choice and yours alone.

Have You Been Ordered to Appear in Court?

If you’re accused of a felony or a misdemeanor in Orange County, you must appear in court at the Justice Center location listed on the release paper, citation, bond or bail paperwork, or arraignment paperwork that you receive from the prosecutor’s office.

To confirm your court appearance date, you can go to the court’s online case and calendar information page. The Orange County Justice Center locations where criminal proceedings are conducted include:

  • Central Justice Center, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, California 92701
  • Harbor Justice Center, 4601 Jamboree Road, Newport Beach, California 92660
  • Lamoreaux Justice Center, 341 The City Drive South, Orange, California 92868
  • North Justice Center, 1275 North Berkeley Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832
  • West Justice Center, 8141 13th Street, Westminster, California 92683

What Else Should You Know About Appearing in Court in Orange County?

In Orange County courts, court appearances are usually scheduled for 8:30 a.m. You should arrive early enough at the Justice Center location to meet with your attorney and to check in with the courtroom by 8:30 a.m.

Food, drinks, and chewing gum are not allowed in the courtroom. Shoes and shirts are required. Weapons are not allowed, and visitors are subject to weapons screening. Electronic devices such as cell phones, pagers, and laptops must be turned off or silenced before entering the courtroom.

When Should You Contact Attorney Jerry Nicholson?

Orange County criminal defense attorney Jerry Nicholson can answer your questions and address your concerns about your criminal case and court appearance, but you must contact his offices as soon as possible after you have been arrested and/or charged with a crime in Orange County.

Defense attorney Jerry Nicholson will take the time to review your case fully and discuss all of your legal options. If you are charged with a crime or if you need to learn more, contact attorney Jerry Nicholson now at 562-434-8916. Phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.