San Luis Obispo Criminal Defense Attorney

Serving the Accused in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties

When you or a loved one has been arrested, accused, or charged with a crime, you need a lawyer with the experience and knowledge to defend your rights, future, and freedom. As a former prosecutor, attorney Amy Schroder handled numerous felony and misdemeanor cases. She brought that knowledge and experience to her defense practice and, having now defended hundreds of individuals accused of crimes, uses it to protect clients from all walks of life, including students from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Cuesta College. Amy is dedicated to every case and will be there for you every step of the way.

To discuss your situation and learn more about how the Law Office of Amy R. Schroder can help, call (805) 516-0788.

Know Your Rights Following an Arrest 

If you have been arrested by the police, it is important to know your rights. What you do (or don’t do) in those early moments can have an enormous impact on the outcome of your case.

After an arrest, you have the right to:

  • Remain silent – You have heard it time and time again, in the movies and on TV, “you have the right to remain silent”. Although an officer may keep asking you questions, you can politely decline to answer until you have a chance to speak with an attorney. Anything you say can be used against you in court.
  • Be informed of the reason for your arrest - Law enforcement officials are required to tell you why you are being arrested. If they have a warrant for your arrest, you have the right to read it. However, you should never resist an arrest. Even if you believe the charges are false, resisting arrest could lead to enhanced charges.
  • Seek advice from an attorney – Just like the right to remain silent, you have the right to an attorney. Before, during, and after being arrested, politely tell officers that you will not be answering questions without a lawyer. However, in the case of a DUI arrest, you are required to provide a breath, blood, or urine sample even if you have not consulted with a lawyer. Failure to submit to the breath, blood, or urine test can result in enhanced penalties and driver's license suspensions.

The Law Office of Amy R. Schroder is here to protect your rights and freedom. Call (805) 516-0788 today to discuss your case with Attorney Amy Schroder.

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When to Contact Attorney Amy Schroder

If you have been arrested for a crime, you should contact the Law Office of Amy R. Schroder immediately. However, even if you are only under investigation for a crime, it is important to get in touch with us as soon as possible. The Law Office of Amy R. Schroder can help you through the investigation process and even work with law enforcement or prosecutors before any charges are brought against you. This proactive approach can not only protect your reputation but may help in avoiding the lengthy and costly process of fighting charges in court.  

For more information about criminal cases in San Luis Obispo or Santa Barbara County, visit the Superior Court of California website

  • Experience as Former Prosecutor
  • Hundreds of Cases Handled
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