Santa Ana Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you are looking for a criminal defense lawyer in Santa Ana to help you with your case, you have found the right law firm. Moises Aguilar, Esq. is committed to providing clients with quality representation and dedicated service. He understands this is an overwhelming and unsettling time in your life, so he and our staff make ourselves available at all times to provide you with the individualized personal attention you need and deserve.
Interview with Attorney Aguilar
What made you choose a career in criminal law?
I was the third grade kid who knew exactly what he wanted to do for a living: defend people in court. Back then, I obviously could not articulate that I wanted to be a "criminal defense attorney;" but I knew that I wanted to be in court defending people who were accused of doing bad stuff.
In your opinion, what sets your firm apart from other firms in the area?
I pick up my calls. I care. I take interest in the case. I take all the time necessary to get to know the circumstances (societal, economic, personal, etc.,) to figure out how to put the accused's best foot forward. Sometimes there are money factors (i.e., I had to feed my kids.), sometimes there are personal issues (depression; my wife left me; I just lost my house, etc…). You won't know if you don't ask, and you won't ask if you don't truly care.
Tell us about a case that you are particularly proud of:
I'm most proud of cases where defendants turn their lives around. I'm not proud of "results" based on what they mean for me or my career. I'm proud of results because of what they do for the defendant.
There are cases where I got great results in court, but the defendant reoffended and did not manage to turn his life around. I'm not proud of those cases, even though I did everything perfectly and obtained an excellent result; and even though those cases added a feather to my cap.
I am more proud of cases where I obtained a good disposition and the defendant took that disposition and learned how to improve him/herself. Those are the types of cases that make me proud because after all, that's my job: to improve a person's life.