Visalia Criminal Defense Attorney

Have you been charged with a crime and need an aggressive and knowledgeable attorney? I am an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney who has been practicing since 2002.  I have  handled a variety of both misdemeanor and felony cases.

My experience includes extensive work with cases involving homicide, gangs, narcotics, and property related claims. I also have extensive experience with juvenile cases, which present their own challenges.  I have worked with many clients with varying backgrounds, but I treat all my clients with respect and dignity.

 What Happens in a Criminal Case?

First, you are arrested to cited out for a future court date. You have a right to an attorney – call us as soon as you are aware you are the focus of a criminal investigation. There are a lot of things that can be done to minimize criminal liability, but you need to act early in an investigation. Second, the law enforcement agency will submit your case to the District Attorney’s Office for review and if appropriate the filing of charges. If charges are filed, then you will appear in court. Third, you will appear in court and need a strong, aggressive attorney to steer you through the complex path of the court system. Fourth, your case is resolved by a dismissal or a plea or goes to trial.

You need an experienced attorney to hit the ground running, with knowledgeable investigators and staff willing to fight for the best possible outcome for you.

Why Hire the Law Office of Michelle D. Wallis?

Experience. I worked as a prosecutor for over ten years. I have also worked at the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), doing oversight for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). I have extensive experience in building cases from the ground up – both as a defense attorney and as a prosecutor. While working with OIG I evaluated all aspects of the investigative process of CDCR. I have worked complex wiretap cases, homicides, narcotics trafficking, and property related crimes. I have worked many of these cases from the ground up. I have worked with federal, state, and local agencies. I am very familiar with their practice and abilities. All of this combined gives me an advantage when I sit down to evaluate your case. You will get a focused advocate who will present you with your options and the best defense available to you.