California Criminal Lawyers

Nancy King
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Sacramento, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court Northern District of California
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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

"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... Read More »
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Donald R Hammond
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Torrance, CA Criminal Law Lawyer

The Law Office of Donald R. Hammond is your Los Angeles criminal and DUI defense attorney, committed to protecting your rights and achieving the best outcome. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy,... Read More »
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David P. Shapiro
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

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... Read More »
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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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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....
Alan Eisner
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(818) 781-1570 14401 Sylvan St #112
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Van Nuys, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
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.
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...
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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Damian J. Nassiri
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Orange, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 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, discrimination and... Read More »
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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...
Mr. William Wallace Bruzzo
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Santa Ana, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(714) 547-4636 1851 E 1st St. Ste. 900, 9th Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationCriminal
Univ of Dayton School of Law
Will Bruzzo has been representing clients charged with crimes for over 22 years. His familiarity with the Courts and the District Attorney in Orange County help him get the best results for his clients. He understands the difficulty of having a conviction on your record or serving jail time. That is why he approaches every case with the intent of getting the matter reduced, dismissed or otherwise obtaining the best result possible. Look at his website at www.bruzzolaw.com to see the results he has obtained for other clients in his testimonial section. Mr. Bruzzo established his own law...
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....
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...
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)...
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.
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
Criminal, 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....
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.

Phil Hache is...
Diana W. Aizman Esq.
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Encino, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(818) 638-9937 16133 Ventura Blvd
Suite 820
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Southwestern University School of Law
Former Los Angeles prosecutor with over 10,000 cases handled. Criminal defense attorney Diana Aizman has formerly trained police officers on how to testify in DUI hearings and trials. We offer experienced, compassionate, and dedicated representation on behalf of adults and juveniles in all courts and criminal defense matters. We defend clients against charges ranging from DUI and serious traffic crimes to serious felonies in Los Angeles and the surrounding counties. We represent clients in the following areas: Drugs Possession or Sale Domestic Violence Spousal Battery Abuse Assault, Battery DUI Defense Attorney Driving Under the Influence Grand...
Barry Thomas Simons
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Laguna Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(888) 938-4911 260 St. Ann's Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
New York Law School
Mr. Simons has been a criminal defense lawyer in Southern California for over 40 years. Mr. Simons has presented his cases and lectured at seminars all over the country including the highly specialized intensive program presented by the National College for DUI Defense on subjects including scientific evidence, legal motions, DMV practice and procedure, and the interstate implications of DUI convictions from across the country. Mr. Simons was selected as the only Orange County "Super Lawyer" for DUI Defense from 2014 thru 2018, This is the (10th) time Mr. Simons has received this peer-reviewed honor and recognition. Mr. Simons...
Karren M. Kenney
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Newport Beach , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience

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... Read More »
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Steve David Sitkoff
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Los Angeles, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience

Steve started his career in criminal law in 1983 as a deputy district attorney with the Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office before receiving his appointment as a Los Angeles County Superior Court Commissioner.... Read More »
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Peter Francis Iocona
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Laguna Hills, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(844) 762-2500 22982 La Cadena Drive
Suite 239
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Whittier Law School and Chapman University
Attorney Peter F. Iocona is a Criminal Defense Lawyer who specializes in defending people charged with DUI in California, particularly Southern California. Mr. Iocona is the CFO and Lead Trial Lawyer at the SoCal Law Network in Laguna Hills, California. Mr. Iocona began his career with the Law Office of Barry T. Simons in 2000. By 2009, Mr. Iocona became the Lead Trial Lawyer for the Law Offices of Barry T. Simons for DUI Cases. In 2016, Mr. Iocona left the firm to open his own practice, The SoCal Law Network, with his two law partners, Alan Castillo...
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.
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...
Steven Michael Cron
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Santa Monica, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 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...
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
Sergio H. Benavides
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 867-5181 1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
University of San Francisco School of Law
I am a top rated Criminal Defense Lawyer and Certified Criminal Law Specialist- by State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Out of hundreds of Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Francisco--there are only 10 Certified Specialists. I am one of the top performers. I have 10 years of experience, having helped thousands of clients with every type of criminal charge, from petty theft, to drug possession, to attempted murder and sexual assault. I've handled DUIs, Domestic violence. I have taken over 30 cases to trial, and achieved excellent results. I am fluent...
Sam Amin
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San Francisco, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(415) 300-2037 75 Broadway Street
Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94111
Criminal and DUI
John F. Kennedy University
As a San Francisco criminal defense lawyer, Haitham (Sam) Amin is a passionate and aggressive advocate for the criminally accused. He has represented clients facing both felony and misdemeanor level offenses. Mr. Amin started his legal career early on in the Office of the Public Defenders in Solano County. He continued on to become a Deputy Public Defender in Marin County, tackling DUI and domestic violence cases for clients. This experience helped him gain crucial courtroom skill and insight. Now handling Criminal & DUI cases for his own clients in the Bay Area, Mr. Amin crafts strong and strategic cases....
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.
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 exclusively practices criminal 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 a UCLA Law graduate, has significant winning trial experience, is very accessible, 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 County courts, obtaining favorable results in...
Houman Fakhimi
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 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.
Vikas Bajaj
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience

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... Read More »
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Dan Koukol
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Auburn, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience

University of the PacificCalifornia
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Alan Castillo
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Laguna Hills, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(844) 762-2500 23152 Verdugo Drive
Ste 201
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School
Jessica C. McElfresh
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Encinitas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(858) 756-7107 531 Encinitas Blvd
Ste 111
Encinitas, CA 92024-3782
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Municipal
University of San Diego School of Law
I'm an experienced San Diego criminal defense lawyer who works diligently to achieve the best possible outcome for clients. I help people who have been charged with crimes or are being investigated for them. Whether you are facing penalties for drug crimes, marijuana charges, arson, or violent crimes, I can help. Prior to starting my practice, I gained valuable experience in reviewing search and seizure motions. Many times people are wrongfully charged due to improperly obtained evidence, and that's where I can help. In addition to criminal defense, I'm also actively involved with narcotics policy and reform. I...
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.

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.
Karen E. Lockhart
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Murrieta, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(951) 698-5191 38975 Sky Canyon Dr
#211
Murrieta, CA 92563
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Western State University College of Law
Because You Deserve The Best: Murrieta criminal defense attorney Karen E. Lockhart has one of the most widely recognized names in the Riverside County criminal justice system. She has devoted her practice to Criminal Law for more than 25 Years and has successfully represented OVER 1000 CRIMINAL CASES. Her practice is dedicated solely to the representation of individuals who have been arrested and charged with committing criminal offenses. Her success rate in defending criminal cases is among the highest, from simple trespass to first degree murder. If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, the prosecutor...
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...
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...
Kurt D. Hermansen
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 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...
William David Ausman
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Atascadero, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(805) 466-4800 8320 Morro Road
El Morro Plaza
Atascadero, CA 93422
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Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Western State University, San Diego
William D. Ausman, Esquire Attorney at Law 8320 Morro Road Atascadero, CA 93422 Phone: 805-380-3083 Fax: 805-466-4802 Avvo LinkedIn William D. Ausman, Attorney and Counselor at Law is a lawyer based in San Luis Obispo County, California and runs a “Full Service Law Firm. He is an experienced family, civil and criminal defense attorney who has an excellent legal team that has obtained outstanding results for his clients. Mr. Ausman is a seasoned family law attorney who has successfully represented client in over 500 cases. Mr. Ausman has extensive experience in...
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...
Samantha Greene
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

Samantha Greene is an attorney for the criminal department of Sevens Legal, APC. Mrs. Greene brings over 10 years of experience as a criminal attorney to the benefit of her clients. Mrs. Greene began her legal career... Read More »
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John K. Hinely
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Colusa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience

CAL Northern School of LawCalifornia and 9th Circuit
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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.