Arroyo Grande Criminal Lawyers

Compare 57 top rated California attorneys serving Arroyo Grande.
William K. Gamble
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 51 years experience

I have represented more than 35,000 clients in criminal and personal injury cases. My clients have included Judges, Lawyers, Doctors, Olympic Champions, World Ranked Professional Boxers, the rich and poor. I have been... Read More »
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Arroyo Grande, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(805) 709-6477 PO Box 1646
Arroyo Grande, CA 93421
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Matthew Phillip Kraut
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Shell Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(805) 723-0711 P.O. Box 3084
Shell Beach, CA 93408
Criminal
Santa Clara University School of Law
I am a career courtroom attorney with over 25 years of experience handling all variety of criminal cases. I have tried numerous cases to juries including those involving allegations of murder, sexual assault, gang-related activity, and violent crimes involving firearms and other weapons. I have also tried hundreds of cases involving mental health issues and defenses, including murder cases with insanity and mental incompetence defenses. That experience led to my teaching on the subject of mental illness and mental defenses to California prosecutors at seminars hosted by the California District Attorneys Association.

Currently, my practice is...
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.
Cherie Brenner
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Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 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 Program on Negotiations and UC-Hastings Law School program in trial advocacy. Ms. Brenner teaches law at a local law school. She is a published author and continues to inform and update the public on the law.
William David Ausman
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San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(805) 541-0660 1045 Mill Street
Suite 101
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
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...
William K. Gamble
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San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(805) 541-2656 2146 Parker street, suite A-3
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
San Francisco Law Sch and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
I have represented more than 35,000 clients in criminal and personal injury cases. My clients have included Judges, Lawyers, Doctors, Olympic Champions, World Ranked Professional Boxers, the rich and poor. I have been admitted to numerous Federal Courts, Military Court, Bankruptcy Court and some State Courts by special permission. I appear daily in Court. I have obtained not guilty verdicts in most major felony cases. I have tried numerous Personal Injury cases, including brain damage, wrongful death, medical malpractice, biking and motorcycle accidents and product liability. I have tried Bankruptcy cases and Military General Court Martial Cases. I am...
Robert Marshall Sanger
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Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(805) 349-7973 301 East Cook Street
Suite A
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
University of California - Los Angeles
Criminal Defense Lawyer and Civil Litigator for over 40 years in Santa Barbara, California; Certified Criminal Law Specialist (The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization); Past President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ).

Mr. Sanger has handled numerous high profile cases, death penalty and other homicide cases as well as complex criminal white collar and civil litigation in state and federal courts.

Mr. Sanger is also a Professor of Law and Forensic Science at the Santa Barbara College of Law and consults on forensic issues on a selected basis. He is an opponent of the death penalty...
Jasen B. Nielsen
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San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(805) 564-4384 3940 Broad ST STE 7-145
San Luis Obispo, CA 93041
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Santa Barbara COL
I am a former prosecutor focused on representing people who have been arrested for a variety of crimes, including Driving Under the Influence, Driving on a Suspended License, Hit and Run, Resisting Arrest, Drug Possession, Domestic Violence, and Petty Theft throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles counties. If your case is winnable, I have the skills to get it dismissed. If it is not, I have the skills to mitigate the charges and punishment you're facing.
Paul Thomas Greco
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Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(805) 864-2611 731 S. Lincoln St.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Personal Injury
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Criminal Defense Law. I use my 13 years of legal experience to fight for you on the Central Coast. As a former prosecutor, I know the ins and outs of the legal system and can work those details to your advantage.
Kit Chandler Westbrook
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San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(805) 621-7181 867 Pacific St #220
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Kit Westbrook has praticed criminal defense law exclusively since becoming an attorney in 2008. For the past 10 years, Kit has dedicated his career to protecting and defending the rights of those charged with crimes in the State of California. Kit was trained with an worked along side many of the most accomplised attorneys in California. Kit received his J.D. from Chapman University School of Law in Orange California. Prior to attending law school Kit received a master of science in psycology from Utah State University and a bachelors of science from Brigham Young University. ...
Adrian Stephen Andrade
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Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
211 E Fesler Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Criminal, DUI, Employment and Immigration
University of California - Los Angeles
Stephen Peter Anderson
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Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(805) 349-2699 900 E Main St
Suite 101
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
I have been Trial Attorney for 39 years, serving Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County clients with family law, criminal and personal injury cases. Our goal is to provide you excellent legal advice at a fair and reasonable rate.

We offer a free initial consultation on all legal matters in the following areas of practice:

Family law-- These cases can create a great deal of emotion when children are involved. We can help reduce that stress, while helping everyone work through a difficult time. In addition, financial complications arise in most breakups, forcing immediate attention in the court. Our practice...
Gerald Cyril Carrasco
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San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(805) 547-1812 1119 Palm St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Free ConsultationCriminal
Practice devoted to those charged with serious criminal offenses. DUI Drugs Assaults Firearms Sex Offenses Manslaughter Homicide
Denton John Wilson
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San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(805) 546-8098 960 Toro St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Santa Clara University School of Law
GRADUATE OF SANTA CLARA LAW SCHOOL

FORMER DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY- 5 YEARS

SAN LUIS OBISPO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY- MORE THAN 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

I SPECIALIZE IN DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE CASES IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

FREE TELEPHONE OR IN-PERSON CONSULTATIONS

WE'LL DISCUSS THE DETAILS OF YOUR CASE, POSSIBLE DEFENSES AND YOUR OPTIONS.
Jeffrey Robin Stein
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San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(805) 748-5243 1045 Mill St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Criminal and DUI
Loyola Law School
Maurice Robert Bettencourt
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San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(805) 549-9876 P.O. BOX 1214
981 Osos Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Criminal and Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Keith Patrick Gibson
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San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(805) 980-4035 1241 Johnson Ave # 318
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Criminal and DUI
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Oceano, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(925) 957-2226 PO Box 458
Oceano, CA 93475
Criminal
U of San Francisco School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Grover Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(805) 489-2335 192 N 11th St
Grover Beach, CA 93433
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and Military
San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(805) 543-8869 1141 Pacific St Ste A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Criminal, Animal, Business and DUI
George Washington University
San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(805) 593-0187 1201 Leff St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Criminal
Western State Univ
Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(805) 922-4553 625 E Chapel St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Legal Malpractice
Gonzaga Univ School of Law and Gonzaga University School of Law
San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(805) 541-1123 1141 Pacific St #A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Criminal
Loyola Law School
Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(805) 922-7311 600 Tepusguet Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Criminal and DUI
Pepperdine University School of Law and Pepperdine Univ School of Law
San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(805) 440-7651 992 Monterey St
Ste B
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Criminal and DUI
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(805) 540-2215 1026 Palm St Ste 212
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Criminal
Loyola Law School
Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(805) 928-5353 400 E Orange St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Arkansas School of Law and Univ of Arkansas Fayetteville School of Law
San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 59 years experience
(805) 439-1142 PO Box 1677
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Criminal and DUI
Cornell Law School and Cornell Univ
Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(805) 922-4553 625 E Chapel St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
San Joaquin COL
San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(805) 546-9239 PO Box 1677
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Criminal
UC Hastings COL
Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(805) 928-8091 1682 Premier Ct
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Western State University College of Law and Western State Univ
San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(805) 541-3777 1008 Walnut St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Criminal
Western State Univ
San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(805) 541-0800 1042 Palm St 2nd Fl
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Criminal
Western State University College of Law and Western State Univ
San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(805) 593-0102 PO Box 16055
San Luis Obispo, CA
Criminal, Business, DUI and Real Estate
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(805) 346-7540 312 E Cook St Ste D
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Southwestern Univ School of Law
San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(805) 541-5667 1119 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Criminal and DUI
Univ of LaVerne COL and University of La Verne College of Law
San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(805) 594-1734 PO Box 15822
San Luis Obispo, CA
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
UC Davis School of Law King Hall and University of California, Davis, School of Law
San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(805) 541-5715 991 Osos St Ste A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Criminal
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(805) 541-0842 991 Osos St #A
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Lincoln Univ
San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(805) 541-5715 991 Osos St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Criminal and DUI
UC Hastings COL
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Arroyo Grande Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Resource Center of Santa Barbara County, North County Branch
(805) 349-1289
Santa Maria, CA


San Luis Obispo Legal Alternatives Corporation
(805) 543-5140
San Luis Obispo, CA

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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.

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