The Law Offices of James Mendez proudly serves clients in Downey, California and surrounding Southeast Los Angeles cities including Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Whittier, South Gate, Cerritos, Huntington Park, and Maywood.  It is never a good idea to face the criminal court system without legal representation.  A defense attorney can provide defense at each step of the legal process from the time of arrest, at arraignment, at hearings and during all court proceedings.  The firm understands the difficulties that individuals experience when accused of a crime.  It can have an impact on the defendant in the areas of employment, finances, relationships and other aspects of life.  A criminal defense lawyer can challenge all evidence presented by the prosecution and represent the best interests of the defendant inside or outside the courtroom.  The firm defends clients with the goal of the best possible outcome for the client depending on the circumstances of the case.  You can learn more about the firm at http://www.jamesmendezlaw.com.