California Criminal Lawyers

Kathleen G. Alvarado
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Riverside, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

Kathleen G. Alvarado is an accomplished advocate who is relentless in her goals of obtaining the best settlements and verdicts for her clients. She is not afraid to be firm in her convictions. She leaves... Read More »
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John Murray
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Rancho Cucamonga , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

John Murray has amassed a string of case dismissals, not guilty verdicts and "D.A. rejects" in cases ranging from misdemeanor DUI to very serious felonies. He works closely with his clients, and his... Read More »
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Samir Belani
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney

Whittier Law SchoolCalifornia
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Damian J. Nassiri
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Orange, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience

Damian J. Nassiri practice focuses on employment law and medical marijuana collectives. His employment practice includes representing employees in wage & hour, overtime, wrongful termination,... Read More »
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Arash Hashemi
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(310) 448-1529 11845 W Olympic Blvd
Suite 520
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of La Verne College of Law
Since 2003, the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi has fought passionately to defend the rights of clients facing criminal prosecution in Los Angeles. We recognize the seriousness of your situation, and we are prepared to support you at every stage of your case. We are available when our clients need us most. When you seek our help, you work directly with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, not a paralegal. At the Law Offices of Arash Hashemi, we never back down from a courtroom battle. We know how to fight for you — and win.
Samuel E Spital
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(619) 583-0350 8880 Rio San Diego Dr., #800 San Diego 92108
Downtown Offices: 110 West C Street, Suite 1300 San Diego 92101
San Diego, CA
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, DUI and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Samuel Spital is the Managing Attorney at Spital and Associates. He is committed to personal service; his honesty, integrity and trustworthiness are only surpassed by his exceptionally high level of concern for his client. The law firm serves individuals and businesses in a wide array of administrative law, criminal defense and civil litigation. Sam Spital began his legal career as a Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice (serving from 1970 - 1978, in both the Criminal and Civil Law Divisions). As a Deputy Attorney General, he handled over 50 appeals, in all State and Federal...
Dale S. Gribow
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Palm Desert, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(760) 837-7500 73-061 El Paseo Suite 220
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Boutique practice in Palm Desert for 25 years "A TOP LAWYER FOR ACCIDENT AND DUI CLIENTS"
“TOP LAWYER” - Palm Springs Life-(DUI/PI)-2011-19
“TOP LAWYER”- Inland Empire Magazine Nov. ‘16
PERFECT 10.0 AVVO Peer Rating
“PREEMINENT” Rating - Martindale Hubbell Legal Directory
“BEST Attorneys of America” Selected by “Rue” Limited to Top 100 Attys/state
CALIFORNIA'S TOP 10 ATTORNEYS
TOP ATTORNEYS North America
10 BEST ATTORNEYS For California
Legal Eagle "Best and Brightest Legal Minds" by Palm Springs Life- June 2016
Man of the Year 7 times- including the City of Palm Desert and the City of Hope.
Dale Gribow Day proclaimed 4 x’s.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 555 West Fifth Street
31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Attorney Shahrestani offers intense, intelligent, and attentive legal representation to individual and business clients in high-stakes, high conflict, and time sensitive litigation, negotiation, and transactional matters. Call today to set a Phone Consultation to discuss your concerns: 800-510-3916.

Fluent Spanish, French, Italian, Farsi.

Serving: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County, New York City Metro Area, Boston & Cambridge Metro Areas, Washington DC, Seattle.

(1) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Abduction, Collaborative Divorce, Property Division

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Dmitry Gorin
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(310) 328-3776 1875 Century Park E #705
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Criminal, Appeals, Cannabis Law and DUI
UCLA School of Law
Mr. Dmitry Gorin specializes in major criminal defense matters throughout Southern California courts. He left the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office after 12 years of extensive trial experience. Mr. Gorin has litigated everything from Death Penalty murder cases to complex fraud cases, being nominated Prosecutor of the Month several times. Many of his cases have been profiled in the media including ABC, NBC, Court-TV and others. Mr. Gorin is also a Professor at Pepperdine and UCLA, teaching courses to undergraduates and law students on jury trial advocacy, public speaking, and comparative trial systems.
Robert Louis Miller
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Temecula, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(877) 569-2977 41539 Winchester Road
Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Western State Univ COL
Attorney Robert Miller has a 10.0 Avvo rating, and has been designated a “Client’s Choice DUI Attorney.”

He was named by clients as a top Orange County DUI Lawyer on Yelp, receiving Yelp’s highest rating award, based on reviews.

Mr. Miller has 23 years practicing law in Orange County, including at other criminal defense and DUI firms and practices with his own firm.

Robert Miller has been the author or co-author of three books on DUI defense and has appeared on television and radio as a legal commentator.

He has successfully handled thousands of cases and has many positive...
Bradley Corbett
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(619) 800-4449 7676 Hazard Center Drive
5th Floor
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Our professional team is known for working tirelessly to win our clients’ cases. Let us prove it to you in a free consultation. We will take the time to listen to your situation and help you understand the possible challenges you will likely face.
Roland Bakhache Perez
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Fullerton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(714) 961-1966 1440 N. Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92835
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Whittier Coll School of Law
Undergraduate: Univ of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California - BA; School of Law: Whittier College School of Law; Los Angeles, California - JD Associations: Orange County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Orange County Hispanic Bar Association- Board Member, American Bar Association, Mexican American Bar Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Honors: Whittier Law Review Member, Whittier Law School Certified - Center for Children's Rights, Judicial Clerkship for Supervising Judge for Los Angeles Superior Court - Honorable Judge Nash

As a qualified and experienced DUI Defense Attorney, I...
Daniel Smith
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Chula Vista, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(619) 233-6900 585 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Free ConsultationCriminal
California Western School of Law
Practicing exclusively criminal defense since 1990. I started my career with Federal Defenders of San Diego and continued on to state criminal defense. I was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1992 and have handled both state and federal matters in Arizona. Our firm is kept organized by our Spanish speaking certified paralegal, Layla Smith. We have an accomplished DUI attorney in Jon Pettis who teams up with Dan Smith on every DUI case. Mr. Smith takes the lead on all felony cases and federal cases which makes for a well balanced office located across the street from the...
Shaun Khojayan
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Los Angeles , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(800) 274-4290 515 S. Flower St., 19th Floor
Los Angeles , CA 90071
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and University of California - Irvine
Call (800) 274-4290 for your free private consultation today and put my knowledge and experience to work for you.
Criminal Defense - Appeals / Appellate law - Federal Criminal Defense


Shaun Khojayan and Associates, a Criminal Defense Law Firm, based in Los Angeles will help you early in your criminal defense matter. We provide criminal defense representation in California State Courts and all United States Federal Courts.

Mr. Khojayan earned his J.D., with Distinction, from the University of the Pacific. He has conducted complex federal felony trials with most resulting in not guilty verdicts. Mr. Khojayan has also written and argued appeals...
Pat Carey
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Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer

Pat is a former Prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and part of the less than 1% of lawyers in California that are State Bar Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists. He has... Read More »
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Edward A. Kraus
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience

Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - BerkeleyCalifornia
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John Murray
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Rancho Cucamonga , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(909) 483-2814 3200 Guasti Rd
Suite 100
Rancho Cucamonga , CA 91761
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Ventura COL
John Murray has amassed a string of case dismissals, not guilty verdicts and "D.A. rejects" in cases ranging from misdemeanor DUI to very serious felonies. He works closely with his clients, and his carefully chosen private investigators and experts, to build the strongest defense in each case.

The National Trial Lawyers Association has awarded John as one of the "100 Best" criminal defense attorneys. The National Advocacy for DUI Defense placed him on their list of the nation's top DUI lawyers. And the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has honored him as one of the 10 best...
Todd Alan Landgren
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(949) 752-1122 2361 Campus Dr., Ste. 140
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
UC Hastings COL
Todd Landgren has represented over three thousand individuals charged with Drunk Driving offenses. His trial successes and excellent court preparation have gained him the respect of his peers in the Orange County defense community, and when polled, they refer to Todd Landgren as the Best DUI Attorney in the Orange County area. Todd Landgren is familiar with and knowledgeable about the practices of the individual Judges, their sentencing policy’s and their individual traits. These can greatly affect the results of a clients’ case. This knowledge is critical in obtaining good results for clients charged with a DUI. His...
Eric J Youngquist
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Palm Springs, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(909) 472-9112 Palm Springs, CA 92262
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Western State University College of Law
With approximately 20 years of former Law Enforcement and over 9 years practicing Criminal Defense in California , I possess a unique approach to obtaining positive results for my clientele. Having been born and raised in the local area, educated, and practiced law here, have given me excellent background information to dispense.
Givelle J. Lamano
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(510) 842-0750 505 14th Street, Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Golden Gate University
GIVELLE LAMANO is an Oakland DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney who truly cares about her clients. She has represented people from all walks of life from gang members appealing their life sentences to corporate executives who have never been arrested. She is licensed in both state and federal courts and has served as a court appointed attorney for the Alameda County Bar Association, taking on cases when the public defenders office was unable to do so.

Ms. Lamano received the Super Lawyer Rising Star award in 2017 for her professional achievement and peer recognition. She ranks in the...
Alex Ozols
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(619) 880-2407 1081 Camino del Rio S. #111
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Ozols Law Firm is not like any other legal experience. Alex Ozols is a lawyer that is not afraid to stand up to anyone else in the courtroom. He is a born trial lawyer and will always fight for your case until the very end, making sure you get the best possible result.
Brian Arnold Vogel
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Ventura, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(805) 654-0400 770 County Square Dr., Ste. 104
Ventura, CA 93003
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School
I received my Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California in 1993. I was admitted to the State Bar of California in 1993. I have been practicing law for nearly 21 years. Following my admission to the California Bar, I was employed as a deputy public defender at the Ventura County Public Defender’s Office and obtained a substantial amount of training and experience in the investigation, preparation and presentation of evidence motion practice, trial planning and practice, and client relations. As a Deputy Public Defender, I was the lead attorney in approximately...
Michael Eric Kraut
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(888) 334-6344 6255 Sunset Blvd
#1480
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Free ConsultationLos Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Harvard Law School and Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Kraut Law Group is a premier criminal defense firm located in the media center of Los Angeles. The firm specializes in DUI defense and other criminal matters. Prior to becoming one of Southern California's top notch criminal defense attorneys, Mr. Kraut is a former Deputy District Attorney. He has over 14 years of trial experience, contacts, and understanding of how to best handle his client's cases. He has obtained a success rate of 99% in jury trials. Los Angeles Criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut has been featured on CNN and Fox News as well as in print articles. Mr....
Cherie Brenner
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Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(805) 316-5316 731 So. Lincoln Street
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Harvard Law School, University of California - Hastings College of the Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Western State University College of Law
Cherie L. Brenner has been practicing law for over twenty 25 years. She has handled over a thousand cases . She has been certified through Harvard Law School's negotiation program and UC-Hastings Law School in trial advocacy. Ms. Brenner has a masters degree in psychology and teaches law at a local law school. She is a published author and continues to inform and update the public on the law.
Vincent John Tucci
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(949) 872-2700 82 Discovery
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Whittier Coll School of Law
Braden & Tucci, A Professional Law Corp. www.caduilaw.com 949-872-2700 24/7 Call us now so we can help We are Southern California's Premiere DUI & DMV Defense firm. 100% of our practice is DUI & DMV defense. As one of the top-rated DUI defense firms in California, Braden & Tucci has a high success rate of winning our clients' DUI cases or getting them reduced to a lesser offense. Thanks to my knowledge and expertise, Vincent Tucci, is often asked to speak at legal seminars, workshops and conferences where he teaches other attorneys how to...
Bobby Shamuilian
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(909) 340-2000 9798 E Foothill Blvd Suite C
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of La Verne College of Law
Attorney Bobby Shamuilian is a diligent and aggressive advocate for his clients. His passion is applied to every single case and he works tirelessly to meet the legal objectives of his clients. Bobby is an attorney that you can trust, an attorney that has the knowledge and experience which can help you in your legal matter.

Bobby was raised in Southern California and completed his undergraduate education at the California State Polytechnic University Pomona in finance, real estate, and law. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of La Verne College of Law finishing at the top of his class...
Lauren Kelly Johnson
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of LawCalifornia and District of Columbia
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Dmitry Gorin
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

Mr. Dmitry Gorin specializes in major criminal defense matters throughout Southern California courts. He left the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office after 12 years of extensive trial experience.... Read More »
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Phil Hache
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Sherman Oaks, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(818) 336-1384 15303 Ventura Blvd.
9th Floor
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Distinguished as "Top Attorney" by Pasadena Magazine in 2010, 2016 & 2016, as well as a "Rising Star" by SuperLawyer magazine in 2015, 2016, Phil Hache represents clients in California state and federal criminal matters, including misdemeanors (with a focus on DUI cases) and felony charges. Along with having a good understanding of criminal matters and Court procedures, he has been trained in forensic toxicology which he puts to good use when handling DUI and other Drug related offenses.

Mr. Hache represent clients on criminal matters in Los Angeles County, Ventura County, San Bernardino County and Orange County.

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David P. Shapiro
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(619) 295-3555 3500 5th Ave, #304
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Tulane University School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law and University of Toronto
Arrested for a crime he, admittedly, did commit in 2004, David P. Shapiro experienced firsthand the same fear, uncertainty, and concern for his future and freedom so many of his clients undergo when arrested or under investigation for allegedly committing a crime. That experience motivates him each and every day to provide the best representation possible to any and all who entrust his Firm to handle their criminal defense matter in their time of need.

David has dedicated his career to helping good people get through bad situations and regain control of their future when charged with a crime....
Alexander Bakhache Perez
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Fullerton, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(714) 961-1966 1440 N. Harbor Blvd, Ste. 900
Fullerton, CA 92835
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
USC Law School
Admitted in California on December 4, 1995
Undergraduate:
Stanford Univ, Stanford, California - BA & Masters; School of Law: Univ of Southern California Law School, Los Angeles, California - JD

Associations:
Orange County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Mexican American Bar Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Honors:
USC Moot Court Competition Board
American Jurisprudence Award for Criminal Law/Procedure
Stanford University Deans Award for Outstanding Community Service

Activities:
Homeless Advocacy Project, San Francisco Bar Association
La Raza Alumni Outreach

Languages:
Spanish and French
Douglas Borthwick
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Santa Ana, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(714) 654-6742 1800 N. Broadway, Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Criminal, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
Douglas Borthwick Esq. was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1965. He graduated with high honors (Magna Cum Laude) from Muskingum University in 1988 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business, Economics, and Religion. At Muskingum University he was the recipient of the prestigious Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award, and the Financial Executive Institute Award. Attorney Douglas Borthwick received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1991 from Capital University Law School where he was the recipient of an academic scholarship and was on the Dean's List. Throughout his time in Law School, he worked as an Intern at the...
Kurt D. Hermansen
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(619) 236-8300 550 West C Street
Suite 580
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Mr. Hermansen focuses his law practice on state and federal criminal trials, appeals, and habeas corpus. He's been a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization since 2009, and he's been recognized as a Super Lawyer in criminal law in San Diego every year from 2008 to the present. In addition to representing criminal defendants at state and federal felony jury trials, he frequently argues before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeal. He's also argued before the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and en...
Andres James Ortiz
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(323) 493-0740 5670 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1350
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Criminal and Immigration
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Andrés Ortiz is one of California's top immigration lawyers and a foremost authority on the potential adverse immigration consequences of criminal convictions and plea deals (“Padilla Opinions”). Attorneys from across the nation consult Andrés on a regular basis for his expertise in how to resolve criminal cases without triggering deportation and removal.

A graduate of Loyola Law School, Andrés has been the recipient of numerous awards for his work. He was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and was Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy's pro bono attorney of the year for 2016.

Andrés handles cases in immigration court, the...
Mark L. Deniz
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(858) 751-4384 2831 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 307
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
John F. Kennedy University
Look no further than San Diego's Premier Criminal Defense Firm. Award-Winning Former Deputy District Attorney & Former Deputy City Attorney. His firm takes pride in handling his clients cases with efficiency and discretion. Free Case evaluation. Serving All San Diego County. Be Proactive and call now.
Houman Fakhimi
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(888) 529-2188 9431 Haven Ave
#100
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Employment
Whittier Law School
Houman Fakhimi, the founding partner of the Criminal Defense Team, has amassed deep expertise in the area of criminal defense law thanks to years of experience. He oversees all litigation carried out by the firm, and he has demonstrated mastery in a variety of relevant legal domains. He's an alumnus of the University of California, Irvine and Whittier Law School. In addition to being an active member of the State Bar of Californias Criminal Section, Mr. Fakhimi also boasts accreditations from he Association of Federal Defense Attorneys, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and the California Public Defenders Association.
Adam Garrard Gasner
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 782-6000 345 Franklin St
Law Chambers Bldg
San Francisco, CA 94102
Free ConsultationCriminal
University of San Francisco School of Law
GASNER CRIMINAL LAW is directed and managed by San Francisco native Adam G. Gasner. Mr. Gasner is board certified by the California State Bar as a specialist in criminal law – a distinction held by fewer than 400 of the more that 250,000 practicing lawyers in the State of California. Mr. Gasner holds an AV Preeminent® rating defense from Marindale-Hubbell. This rating signifies that Adam Gasner's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence for legal knowledge, communication skills and ethical standards. He also currently serves as the president and officer of the...
Karren M. Kenney
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Newport Beach , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(855) 505-5588 5000 Birch Street - West Tower
Suite 3000
Newport Beach , CA 92660
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Stockbroker Fraud and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I am committed to defending your personal freedom. Having been practicing law since 1994, I enjoy zealously advocating for my clients and being their voice in the courtroom. I have tried over 70 criminal trials to verdict in state and federal courts and believe everyone deserves their day in court. Nobody should ever plead guilty to a crime they did not commit. Prior to starting my own criminal defense firm in 2012, I was a Senior Deputy Public Defender in Orange County, California, where I gained invaluable jury trial experience. Whether you are...
Ronald N. Hoffman
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience

A native Los Angelino, I grew up with a family of attorneys who shared their interesting stories about how they helped their clients. Since I was a teenager I really appreciated the work that they did, and... Read More »
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Laina Chikhani
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Fairfield, CA Criminal Law Lawyer

College Education:1992: B.S. Marketing, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CALegal Education:2009: J.D., John F. Kennedy University, School of Law, Pleasant Hill, CAProfessional MembershipsLicensed... Read More »
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Christopher F. Morales
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(415) 552-1215 1388 Sutter Street, Suite 805
San Francisco, CA 94109
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
If you or your loved have been charged with a crime, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney right away. We defend clients against Federal and State charges, both felonies and misdemeanors, including, but not limited to: Murder, Drug Crimes, Drunk Driving, Theft Crimes, Assault & Battery, Sex Crimes, Juvenile Crimes, Three Strikes, Expungement of Records and White Collar Crimes. Why you need the Morales Law Firm at this critical time: * I am a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, which means I have the highest rating from judges and attorneys (only 1% of attorneys have this certification)...
Paul Takakjian
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Huntington Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(888) 579-4844 7755 Center Ave, 11th Floor
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School
Eric Mayeda Renslo
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(213) 973-9190 350 S Grand Ave, Ste B1 #712065
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
UCLA School of Law
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Attorney Eric Renslo, founder of Renslo Law, specializes in criminal trial defense in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Unlike most criminal defense attorneys, his expertise lies in bringing cases to trial, and more importantly, securing the best possible outcome for you. He is experienced, extremely accessible, will always keep you and your loved ones up to date on your case, and offers very competitive pricing.

As a former prosecutor, Attorney Renslo has successfully handled serious and violent felonies throughout Southern California. He has also litigated, as sole counsel, dozens of challenging jury trials and contested court hearings...
John Stanko
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(877) 204-8900 4040 Civic Center Dr
#200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationSan Rafael, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
New College of California School of Law, San Francisco
I am an aggressive criminal defense lawyer dedicated solely to protecting people caught up in the turmoil of California's criminal justice system. I provide personal representation that gets results. I represent clients in Marin, Solano, Alameda, San Francisco, Contra Costa, and every other Bay Area county. My practice areas include the defense of those charged with DUI, traffic tickets and all misdemeanor and felony crimes.
Joshua Kaizuka
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(916) 706-0678 2530 J Street, Ste 320
Sacramento, CA 95816
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
With over a decade of legal experience, Joshua Kaizuka started as a Deputy Public Defender in Yolo County, then a few years as civil rights attorney, and back to criminal defense as a private attorney. He has vigorously and successfully represented well over a thousand clients in adult and juvenile criminal defense cases from the most minor to serious strike cases from start to finish, including jury trials. His criminal defense work as a private criminal defense attorney for the past four years include a significant number of DUI cases, as well as many cases where clients are accused of...
Elliot Silver
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 281-0470 330 2nd St Ste 204
Oakland, CA 94607
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Miami School of Law
Attorney Elliot Silver is a seasoned and experienced veteran criminal defense attorney. Since the age of five, Elliot always knew he wanted to be in court fighting for justice. Elliot is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. Elliot has a reputation for getting his clients the results they want, whether it’s case dismissed, a fair and reasonable plea deal, or hearing a jury say “Not Guilty". Elliot has represented thousands of clients in various criminal matters and continues to provide inimitable dedication and unparalleled tenacity for his clients.
Steven Michael Cron
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Santa Monica, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(310) 451-9888 401 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
UC Hastings COL
Steve Cron was born in 1948, and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He attended North Hollywood High School, UCLA, and Hastings College of the Law, graduating in 1973. He passed the bar on the first try, and began working as a Deputy Public Defender for Los Angeles County. During his six years in the Public Defender's Office, he handled juvenile cases, misdemeanors and felonies. It was a great place to start, with a high volume of cases ranging from minor misdemeanors to murders, and everything in between. After six years, in 1980, Steve decided to start his own practice. He...
Katie Walsh
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Santa Ana, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(714) 619-9355 1851 E. 1rst Street
Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationCriminal, Education and Juvenile
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Katie Walsh is a criminal attorney who focuses her practice on children, and Juvenile Criminal law.

Ms. Walsh wants to help parents and children navigate the juvenile criminal system getting them the best result possible.

Before starting her own firm in 2012, Ms. Walsh was an Orange County District Attorney for 10 years where she worked in Juvenile court and Domestic Violence unit. She has the benefit of viewing her cases from both sides, as a former DA. She also deals with schools and school districts regarding school discipline and expulsion issues.

Ms. Walsh’s main goal is...
Graham Douglas Donath
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(951) 667-5293 4229 Main St. Ste 1
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationRiverside, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Dedicated exclusively to the defense of those who have been criminally accused throughout Southern California. Attorney Graham D. Donath is an award winning criminal defense attorney who personally sees that his clients get the very best in each and every one of their matters. Mr. Donath is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and has successfully defended clients in all types of criminal matters ranging from first time DUI all the way up to capital murder and everything in between.
Omid Rejali
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(619) 887-4148 8880 Rio San Diego Dr
Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationCriminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Omid Rejali comes from a very dynamic background. As a first generation child of family of immigrants he spent 10 years of his life growing up in Tehran. Living in a third world country has given Omid the ability to appreciate the legal rights our wonderful but not perfect justice system has to offer. Omid has a passion for the court room and believes that every individual's rights should be fully vindicated no matter what the circumstances are. His struggles while growing up have made him a very strong person who is able...
Ese Omofoma
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Manhattan Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney

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Gregory H. Comings
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Riverside, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience

Gregory H. Comings is a Riverside criminal defense attorney who practices in areas throughout Southern California, including San Bernardino, Orange County, and Riverside. Mr. Comings attended Cal Poly... Read More »
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.