California Criminal Lawyers

Sommer Salam
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience

Former prosecutor with over 11 years experience. Read More »
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John Alexander Pinnell
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Thousand Oaks, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience

PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS! PROTECT YOUR FREEDOM! PROTECT YOUR FUTURE! Put a former prosecutor to work for you! After serving his county for eight years in the United States Navy, Mr. Pinnell returned to school and earned... Read More »
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James Thomas Reilly
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience

Summit Defense is the Bay Area's premiere Criminal Defense Firm. We have gathered an experienced team of attorneys with over 120 years of combined and diverse experience and background that works together to get you the... Read More »
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Dmitry Gorin
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 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. Mr. Gorin has... Read More »
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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.
Todd Alan Landgren
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(949) 752-1122 19782 MacArthur Blvd., Ste. 225
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationIrvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
Criminal and DUI
UC Hastings COL
Todd Landgren has represented thousands of 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.

Mr. Landgren has trained and recruited some of the best up and coming and now leading defense attorneys working in OC.

Todd's familiarity and extensive knowledgeable of the practices of our individual Judges, their sentencing policy’s and their individual traits add unrivaled depth to the firm's strategic knowledge bank....
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
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Arash Hashemi
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 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
The firm began in 2003, in the heart of the San Fernando Valley. A year later, it relocated to Century City and in 2014, moved to it’s current location in West Los Angeles. Throughout the years the firm has grown steadily, developing broad expertise in the fields of Criminal Defense, Business Litigation, Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Name Changes, Power of Attorney, and most recently Commercial Cannabis License procedures.
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...
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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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)...
Saman Nasseri
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(619) 610-9595 925 B Street
#402
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Immigration
California Western School of Law
Nasseri Legal is a full service criminal defense and immigration law firm. We handle all State and Federal misdemeanor and felony cases, DUI's, and post conviction relief work. We also handle all immigration related cases, such as deportation defense and family immigration cases.

Contact us now for a FREE consultation.
Alan Eisner
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Van Nuys, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(818) 781-1570 14401 Sylvan St #112
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School
Certified by the California State Bar as a Criminal Law Specialist. Over 20 years trial experience. Practice devoted to criminal defense. Top-Rated Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer (Rated Superb 10/10 by Avvo.com; Rated A.V. by Lawyers.com.) The law firm of Eisner Gorin LLP is Rated a Top 5% US Law Firm.
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...
Michael George McKneely
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Fresno, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

Attorney Michael McKneely with Michael McKneely, Criminal Defense Lawyer is a compassionate and dedicated litigator who provides criminal defense for good people in central California and in federal courts across the... Read More »
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Elliot Silver
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Oakland, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience

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... Read More »
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Joseph Wilson
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Newport Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(949) 397-2292 1401 Dove Street
Suite 630
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Criminal, Administrative, Tax and White Collar Crime
University of San Diego and James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Mr. Wilson is a former Federal Prosecutor, IRS Attorney and FTB Attorney. Mr. Wilson is the managing partner at the Wilson Tax Law Group, which is a law firm serving the Newport Beach and Yorba Linda areas that specializes in civil audits and criminal tax matters, involving federal and state tax authorities. The firm represents taxpayers during civil audits, administrative appeals, all phases of collection, judicial proceedings in all trial and appellate courts. The firm handles a wide variety of matters including international compliance and offshore banking matters. The firm is headed by Mr. Wilson, whose impressive background includes...
Jeffrey Donald Kent
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Fullerton, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(714) 401-3827 1440 N. Harbor Blvd.
Suite 520
Fullerton, CA 92835
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western State University, College of Law
Jeffrey D. Kent, Attorney at Law, has been practicing exclusively criminal law since he began his legal career in Orange County, California, in 1992. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of California, Irvine receiving B.A. degrees with honors in both Economics and Political Science. He then graduated from Western State University, College of Law in Fullerton, California with honors in 1992, and immediately passed the California State Bar Examination. Jeff worked with both the Orange County Public Defender and Orange County District Attorney's Office while in law school. During a career marked with high-profile successes, Jeff...
Matthew Garth Kaestner
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Long Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(562) 437-0200 1 World Trade Center, Suite 400
Long Beach, CA 90831
Free ConsultationCriminal
Willamette Univ COL
Long Beach criminal law specialist, attorney Matthew Kaestner, is certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California as a criminal law specialist. The practice is dedicated solely to the defense of criminal cases. He brings over 30 years to the aggressive defense of every client he takes. History of expert defense of all criminal law cases from murder to misdemeanor offenses.
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 26 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....
Dale S. Gribow
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Palm Desert, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 49 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.

Charles Frederick Magill
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Fresno, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(559) 255-3425 1060 Fulton Mall
Suite 806
Fresno, CA 93721
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
San Joaquin COL
Charles Magill’s relentless and creative style of legal service has resulted in more than 150 jury and court trial victories. Because of his uncanny ability to explain complex legal cases with unmistakable clarity, many news organizations, including FOX, ABC, CBS, NPR, NBC, The Wall Street Journal and The Fresno Bee, have sought his concise legal insight in interviews. He is an active member in the local Fresno Community and a member of the Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce. He and his firm have received multiple awards of recognition, many of which are a direct result of client nomination.
Rachel D Miller
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Placerville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(530) 903-8117 463 Main Street
Suite D
Placerville, CA 95667
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Rachel Miller has been a criminal defense attorney for 14 years in El Dorado County. Ms. Miller started in this county out of law school working for the now Honorable Steven C. Bailey (South Lake Tahoe, Dept. 3) as an associate attorney, handling criminal defense cases and some civil cases. Ms. Miller transitioned into the El Dorado County Public Defenders office and worked in that office for 9 years, assisting indigent criminal defendants. She represented both misdemeanor and felony clients, as well as juvenile criminal clients. Ms. Miller was the attorney assigned the collaborative treatment courts...
Vikas Bajaj
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(619) 525-7005 1230 Columbia Street Suite 565
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The University of Texas School of Law
Attorney Vikas Bajaj is a San Diego-based criminal defense attorney fighting for the rights of individuals and corporations who have been charged with a crime. Attorney Vikas Bajaj started his own defense firm, The Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, APC in 2002. Vikas prides himself in providing aggressive and effective representation to obtain favorable outcome for his clients.
Dmitry Gorin
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(310) 328-3776 1875 Century Park E #705
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
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.
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....
Brian Russell Michaels
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

Attorney Brian Michaels is a 23 year veteran of the California Criminal Courts. Attorney Michaels spent the first 8 years of his career as a big city Prosecutor where he cut his teeth in the trial courts of Los Angeles... Read More »
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Rudolph E. Loewenstein
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Newport Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia, D.C. Circuit, United States District Court and U.S. Supreme Court
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Vincent John Tucci
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 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...
Mark L. Deniz
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 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.
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
Eric Mayeda Renslo
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(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 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 affordable 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 in many different Los Angeles...
Shan Dimitris Potts
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Glendale, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(323) 803-7147 535 N Brand Blvd
Suite 850
Glendale, CA 91203
Free ConsultationCriminal, Health Care and Immigration
Southwestern Univ School of Law
I am the founder of Shan Potts Law Offices- a full service immigration law firm with extensive experience in Deportation and Removal Defense; Green Cards, Family Immigration; Employment Immigration; U.S. Citizenship, U-Visas; VAWA Cases; DACA Cases; Consular Processing; Waivers and Appeals before the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Asylum (Sexual Orientation), HIV Waivers, Family Unifications. I have has successfully litigated complex issues concerning crimes and immigration. I have helped military families with immigration benefits. I have protected relatives of U.S. military members from deportation. I obtained specialty visa for international clients; fashion...
Joshua Kaizuka
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 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...
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...
Karren M. Kenney
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Newport Beach , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 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...
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 23 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.
Andrew Cherkasky
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(844) 464-5529 116 Oasis
Irvine, CA 92620
Free ConsultationCriminal and Military
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
I knew I would be a trial lawyer as long as I can remember. I was one of those kids growing up that loved to argue about everything and anything. Parents, teachers, siblings, it didn’t matter — and the truth is, I won most of those fights. Education I attended college at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. My studies were all focused on the necessary course work to later attend law school. During college I was the captain of the mock-trial team that won third in the nation. I majored in political science,...
Edward A. Kraus
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience

Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - BerkeleyCalifornia
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Robert A. Davis Jr.
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Temecula, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience

As a founding partner at the firm of Davis Wojcik Duarte, APLC, Riverside County attorney Robert A. Davis works on both criminal and civil cases. He has over 22 years of experience in the legal field. Mr. Davis has been... Read More »
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Arturo Angel Burga
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(909) 538-8320 8331 Utica Ave
Suite 100
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Arturo is the founder and owner of Burga Law Firm PC. Arturo has over ten years of experience in the legal field.

Arturo is a member of various organizations. He is involved with American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Western San Bernardino County Bar Association (WSBCBA), and J Reuben & Clark Law Society (JRCLS). In addition, he has volunteered his time with Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, Dream Team LA, Community Law Day events at Chaffey College, and others.

The experience that Attorney Arturo has gained puts him at an advantage over other...
Samuel E Spital
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 48 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...
Heena Patel
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Diamond Bar, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(714) 455-9937 3333 S. Brea Canyon Rd., Suite 213
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Southwestern University School of Law and University of California - San Diego
Heena Patel is an assertive criminal defense attorney, practicing in both Los Angeles County and Orange County. She has a reputation for being tough in the courtroom, protecting her clients’ rights, but is also respected by opposing counsel and judges for her honesty, professionalism and knowledge of the law. Attorney Patel has handled over 12,000 criminal cases, carrying a caseload of over 200 cases a month. She has vigorously defended her clients charged with battery, domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, sex crimes, rape, vehicular manslaughter, attempted murder, DUI, hit and run, license suspension, theft, burglary, robbery and arson....
William Mihrtad Paparian
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Pasadena, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
272 S. Los Robles Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Southwestern University School of Law
Winner 2018 Pasadena Star News-San Gabriel Valley Tribune-Whittier Daily News reader's choice Best of Pasadena and neighboring cities Criminal Defense Attorney; Winner Pasadena Weekly Reader Recommended Criminal Defense Lawyer; Winner 2015 BEST ATTORNEY/LAW FIRM by Pasadena Weekly readers; Winner Criminal Law Top Attorney In Pasadena by The Magazine 2010, 2011, 2012. William Paparian is the Criminal Defense Attorney in Pasadena, CA, defending clients accused of and charged with felonies and misdemeanors. Pasadena Criminal Defense Attorney Paparian is one of the toughest, most dedicated criminal defense lawyers in Los-Angeles County; former Mayor of Pasadena, CA., Bill Paparian has earned a...
Jeffery L. Greco
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(323) 583-1200 7136 Pacific Blvd.
Suite 230
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Free ConsultationHuntington Park, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Immigration and White Collar Crime
South Texas College of Law
I am a trial lawyer by trade. People do not hire me to plead them guilty. They hire me to fight for them and that is what I do. I cut my teeth as an assistant district attorney in the third largest city in the U.S., handling narcotics cases and major felony cases. I rose to the level of Chief Prosecutor and then I left and took that trial experience with me. I switched sides to become a defense lawyer to protect my clients' constitutional rights that get trampled everyday. Based out of New York, I run the New York...
Michael Phillips
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(949) 535-1303 19782 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 225
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Whittier Law School
Having trained within and grown to manage several of SoCal’s most winning DUI and criminal defense law firms after serving in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Phillips is a seasoned lawyer dedicated to practice in the field of DUI & criminal defense. Mr. Phillips is a most-prepared, savvy, and committed attorney who assures his clients the best possible result in every case he handles with his partners at the Law Offices of Todd Landgren, an Orange County DUI and criminal defense powerhouse.

A passionate, client-focused attorney, Mr. Phillips is a hands-on practitioner who spends his hours working exclusively...
Peter Depew
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San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(805) 295-6856 1119 Palm St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Military
Pepperdine University School of Law
Peter Depew is a veteran of the United States Army, a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law, and a former clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rwanda. He enjoys all things involving the Pacific Ocean.
Aaron Spolin
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(310) 424-5816 11500 W Olympic Blvd
Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Spolin Law’s founder, Aaron Spolin, is a former prosecutor and award-winning Los Angeles criminal defense attorney. He has achieved successful outcomes on hundreds of criminal cases, including numerous dismissals of major felony cases; non-criminal resolutions to complex fraud and insurance fraud defense cases; dismissals of drug, DUI, violent-crime, and theft charges; successful appellate outcomes from the California Courts of Appeal and California Supreme Court; and multiple not-guilty jury verdicts at trial.

Before becoming a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, Bronx County.

At the District Attorney’s Office, Aaron was assigned to...
Heberto Avila Sala
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Bakersfield, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(661) 322-1708 641 H Street
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
H.A. Sala has been an attorney licensed to practice law in California for 33 years. He has been certified as a legal specialist in Criminal Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California for 20 years, and is presently the only practitioner in Kern County to achieve this distinction.
Wais Azami
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Santa Ana, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(714) 321-9999 1851 E. First Street
Suite 901
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
California Southern University School of Law
As an attorney, I offer strong yet affordable representation to the people of Orange County, Inland Empire and the surrounding areas with criminal defense. Most of my clients have immigration issues when they are arrested and it takes a special attorney who understands the consequences of criminal charges for immigrants.

I'm a product of our community. I'm an immigrant. I was poor as a child. I had to start working at age 14 so I could help my family. I've had friends who made mistakes and I saw how the authorities violated their rights because they...
Roger E. Naghash
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Western State College of Law at Argosy UniversityCalifornia, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Veterans Appeal and U.S. Supreme Court
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Karthik Krishnan
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer

Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a "Rising Star," Karthik Krishnan has emerged as one of the premiere young criminal defense and DUI attorneys in Los Angeles County. The criminal system can be a stressful and... 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.