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Criminal Defense

If you are facing criminal charges in Fresno, Merced, and throughout the Central Valley, there's no law firm more dedicated to your defense than the Law Firm of Miles A. Harris. Mr. Harris has extensive experience and a long track record of success with criminal defense cases and will fight fiercely and tirelessly to protect your rights and get you the outcome you deserve.

When the Stakes Are High…

The California criminal justice system is intended to be fair—at least, in theory. The reality, however, is that without a good attorney, it's all too easy for people to be punished for crimes they didn't commit or to receive enhanced sentences that far outweigh the offense. For serious felonies, these enhancements can amount to many years in prison, away from family and loved ones, a police record that haunts you for life, and possibly even the death penalty.

Miles A. Harris faces these challenges without flinching, and he's not afraid to ruffle a few feathers in the courtroom when necessary. He fights fearlessly to protect his clients' rights, and he's highly skilled in negotiations both in and out of the courtroom to secure the most positive outcomes for his clients.

Types of Cases We Handle

Mr. Harris has vast experience handling criminal defense cases across a wide range of charges, including (but not limited to) the following:

Misdemeanor charges

  • Misdemeanor theft
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Misdemeanor domestic violence
  • Trespassing
  • Drug possession
  • Public intoxication
  • Assault and battery
  • DUI

Felony charges

  • Homicide/manslaughter
  • Major drug crimes (e.g., large-scale possession and/or distribution)
  • Weapons crimes
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Mayhem
  • Felony theft (e.g., Grand theft auto)
  • Carjacking
  • Rape
  • Gang crimes
  • “Three Strike” crimes (i.e., repeat felonies on the “three-strike” list)

Mr. Harris' Approach

Because criminal charges should never be taken lightly, Mr. Harris takes a no-nonsense approach to defending them. After reviewing the details of your case, he will sit down with you and your family and let you know exactly what's at stake with the charges you face, what the possible outcomes could be, and the overall strength of your options. He will advise you on your best alternatives for a positive outcome, whether it's fighting the charges outright in court, negotiating for dismissal, or even a plea deal, so you can make informed decisions. Once you have decided on a strategy, he will go to bat aggressively on your behalf, using his keen insider knowledge of the system to get you the outcome you deserve.

When you're charged with a crime, don't take unnecessary chances on your future. Let Miles A. Harris fight for you! Call our offices at 559-492-9572 to learn more.


Miles A. Harris represents clients throughout the Central Valley area, including the counties of Fresno, Tulare, Merced, Madera, and Kings, as well as throughout the state of California.