Carlsbad Criminal Lawyers

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Benjamin I. Schiff
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Benjamin I. Schiff

Proven trial results in serious and violent felony cases! Spanish-speaking.

Quality. Creativity. Results. With years of criminal defense experience and a strong record of success, Ben will vigorously fight for your rights and provide you with comprehensive, personalized representation. Read More »
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Saman Nasseri
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Saman Nasseri

California Criminal Law Attorney

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... Read More »
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Vikram Singh Monder
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Vikram Singh Monder

San Diego's Award-Winning Criminal & DUI Defense

Vik Monder has put together a team of experienced trial lawyers with a legal focus in the area of Criminal & DUI Defense throughout San Diego County. Attorney Vik Monder has handled several high profile criminal... Read More »
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David M. Boertje Esq.
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David M. Boertje Esq.

Get help now! Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I’m an experienced San Diego criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will fight to protect your rights throughout your case. Read More »
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David P. Shapiro
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David P. Shapiro

California Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years of 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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David M. Boertje Esq.
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David M. Boertje Esq.
(888) 476-0901 1808 Aston Ave
#235
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCarlsbad, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years of experience
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of San Diego School of Law
David M. Boertje, Esq., has dedicated his professional life to defending those accused of crimes and has personally handled hundreds of criminal cases. Mr. Boertje is experienced in handling all misdemeanor and felony cases including DUI defense, domestic violence, theft crimes, white collar crimes, drug crimes, probation violations, violent crimes, strike cases, and murder. Mr. Boertje has obtained successful results for many of his clients including case dismissals, not guilty verdicts, reduced charges, and favorable plea bargains. Mr. Boertje has received some very impressive results for his clients.

Mr. Boertje received his Juris Doctor degree at the University of San...
Bradley Patton
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Bradley Patton
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years of experience
(760) 438-3636 1808 Aston Ave
#240
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
California Western School of Law
San Diego criminal attorney C. Bradley Patton, Esq. has over 35 years of experience in criminal law defense. In addition to maintaining his private practice, Mr. Patton serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association. He has been an active member of the Criminal Defense Lawyers Club since 1988. Mr. Patton is a past member of the Board of Directors of the North County Bar Association and a founding panel member of the North County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service. In 1990, Mr. Patton was appointed to serve the California State Bar Committee on Professional...
Sean F. Leslie
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Sean F. Leslie
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years of experience
(760) 579-0380 1808 Aston Ave
#235
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of San Diego School of Law
I am a successful criminal lawyer and DUI attorney with over 28 years of experience in the courtroom and experience as a former law enforcement police officer. I am proud to represent those individuals prosecuted by governmental agencies and accused of crimes.

I have been an active member of the California State Bar since 1990 and have been admitted to practice in the United States District Court Southern District of California since 1991. I received my Juris Doctorate Law Degree from the University of San Diego School of Law (USD) in 1990 and graduated from San Diego State University in 1986...
Sanders Patton
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Sanders Patton
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years of experience
(760) 438-3636 1808 Aston Ave
#240
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Criminal attorney Sanders B. Patton, Esq has successfully handled a wide variety of criminal law defense cases including grand theft, high-profile murder and juvenile delinquency matters. During his legal studies, Mr. Patton focused on criminal law and litigation. He participated in the Student Bar Association and the Criminal Law Society, received Honor Roll Status, and received a Pro Bono Honors Award for his commitment to non-profit efforts. Mr. Patton also had the opportunity to broaden his perspective on legal issues by studying the comparisons of international criminal and constitutional laws to those in the U.S., under Supreme Court Justice Anthony...
Thomas Daniel Nares
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Thomas Daniel Nares
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(760) 434-5710 2794 Gateway Rd.
Suite C-5
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
My practice is devoted to the areas of Family Law, Divorce, Custody and Visitation, Domestic Violence and Support, as well as to all state court Criminal Defense cases from misdemeanors to the most serious felonies.

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James R. Wilkens
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James R. Wilkens
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 6 years of experience
(760) 448-1113 2100 Palomar Airport Rd., Ste. 205
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Free ConsultationCriminal and Family
California Western School of Law
James R. Wilkens is a California licensed attorney with a practice focused on family law and misdemeanor criminal defense. Mr. Wilkens' office in Carlsbad is situated a short distance from the San Diego County Superior Court in Vista and serves all of San Diego County. You can reach him directly at wilkensjames@gmail.com.

Mr. Wilkens was born and raised in San Diego County. He went to college locally at Cal State San Marcos before attending graduate school at UC Irvine where he earned an MA in History. After graduate school, Mr. Wilkens returned to San Diego to earn...
Joshua Hershon
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Joshua Hershon
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(760) 473-0387 300 Carlsbad Village Dr.
Ste 108A-171
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Criminal and Family
Michael Rutledge Norton
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Michael Rutledge Norton
carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years of experience
(760) 420-5537 5489 coyote court
carlsbad, CA 92010
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Whittier Coll School of Law
Carl Patton
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Carl Patton
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years of experience
(760) 438-3636 1808 Aston Avenue Suite 240
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Criminal
I am a State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist. I have been named Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year on two occasions by the San Diego County Criminal Bar Association and Trial Attorney of the Year by the North County Bar Association of San Diego.
Robert Udall
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Robert Udall
San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney
3585 4th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92013
Criminal
Vikas Bajaj
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Vikas Bajaj

Free consultation, aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases.

I’m an experienced California criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will fight to protect your rights throughout your case. Read More »
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Patrick Griffin
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Patrick Griffin

Skilled and Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer! Call for a consultation!

I am an experienced criminal defense lawyer with a passion for advocating for the accused. I will help you through every step of your case and pursue the results you deserve. Call today for a consultation! Read More »
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David Michael Brahms
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years of experience
(760) 500-7870 2558 Roosevelt St Ste 300
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Criminal, DUI and Military
Harvard Univ Law School and Harvard Law School
Carl Bradley Patton
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years of experience
(760) 438-3636 5857 Owens Ave Ste 300
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
California Western School of Law
Kari Marchant
Solana Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(760) 730-9313
Ext. 13
538 Stevens Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92008
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Divorce
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Lynn Allen Behymer
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years of experience
(760) 729-0128 3085 Blenkarne Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Donald Lee Stansbarger
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years of experience
(760) 720-1183 2945 Harding St Ste 203B
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Criminal
LaSalle Univ
Harry Alfredo Abraham
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years of experience
(760) 599-7242 3250 Grey Hawk Ct Ste Z
Carlsbad, CA 92010
Criminal and IP
Richard Lee Sax
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years of experience
(760) 431-9631 2100 Palomar Airport Rd
Ste 209
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Joseph Daniel Raskin
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years of experience
(858) 345-1720 1525 Faraday Ave
Ste 140
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of San Diego School of Law and Univ of San Diego School of Law
David Rodger Thompson
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years of experience
(760) 434-5011 580 Beech #C
Box 1981
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
US International Univ
Doris Elisabeth Silva
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(888) 437-6900 5857 Owens Ave
Ste 300
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Criminal
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Anna Reese Yum
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Anna Reese Yum

California Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years of experience

Attorney Anna Yum is a former prosecutor and preeminent award-winning criminal defense attorney. Ms. Yum is a nationally recognized trial attorney who is regularly called upon and trusted by national television networks... Read More »
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Samantha Greene
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Samantha Greene

California Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years of 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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Bradley Corbett
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Bradley Corbett
Vista, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years of experience
(760) 201-9839 620 S Melrose Dr
Suite 101
Vista, CA 92081
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Our professional team is known for working tirelessly to win our clients’ cases. Let us prove it to you in a free consultation. We will take the time to listen to your situation and help you understand the possible challenges you will likely face. Best San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer and DUI Attorney.
Rena Wallenius
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Rena Wallenius
Oceanside , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years of experience
(760) 889-0793 Suite 300
3186 Vista Way
Oceanside , CA 92056
Criminal and DUI
Univ of San Diego School of Law
William Carley Halsey
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William Carley Halsey
Oceanside, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years of experience
(760) 721-3839 2424 Vista Way
Suite 320
Oceanside, CA 92054
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Raymond Gregory Gomez
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Raymond Gregory Gomez
Vista, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 49 years of experience
(760) 639-0187 440 S. Melrose Drive, Ste. 260
Vista, CA 92081
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Handling the most difficult criminal cases in San Diego County, California, Mr. Gomez is considered one of the "elite" criminal practitioners in North County Vista & San Diego. With more than 47 years in practice, Mr. Gomez has represented thousands of clients throughout San Diego County providing them with first-class representation. During this time, Mr. Gomez has handled everything from DUI, traffic/auto accidents, personal injury, domestic violence, to murder cases. Mr. Gomez has participated in more than 100 jury trials, and has established a reputation for being able to negotiate great outcomes for his clients who find themselves...
Jessica C. McElfresh
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Jessica C. McElfresh
Encinitas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years of 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...
Deanna Lynn Lopas
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Deanna Lynn Lopas
(800) 595-4932 450 South Melrose Drive
Vista, CA 92081
Free ConsultationVista, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years of experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Prior to establishing LOPAS LAW, I spent a decade as a public defender, in Sacramento as well as El Dorado County. During that time I represented clients in all manner of cases, from complex high stakes homicides, to sexual misconduct, 3 strikes, drug crimes, and DUI. For the last 3 years I have focused on juvenile defense. I enjoy trial practice, but understand that not every case or client is best served through court adjudication or verdicts. I work closely with my clients to reach efficient and positive resolutions and believe in the fragility and growth potential of...
Saman Nasseri
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Saman Nasseri
Vista, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years of experience
(760) 695-6466 380 South Melrose
Suite 363
Vista, CA 92081
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.

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Peter Michael Liss
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Peter Michael Liss
Vista, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years of experience
(760) 643-4050 380 S. Melrose Dr., # 301
Vista, CA 92081
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DUI and Juvenile
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
I have been a lawyer for over 35 years with a practice exclusively devoted to criminal defense and DUI law. I personally handle every case from beginning to end. I graduated from the top ranked University of California, Berkeley Law School. I have tried well over 100 criminal jury trials including every type of misdemeanor and felony including homicides. I also teach lawyers trial skills at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. I am known for my persistence and dedication to fighting for the best result for my clients.
Vincent Ronald Ross
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Vincent Ronald Ross
Vista, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years of experience
(858) 805-5772 380 South Melrose Drive #363
Vista, CA 92081
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of San Diego School of Law
Vincent R. Ross has over 25 years of DUI and criminal defense experience.. Mr. Ross began his legal career defending clients accused of crimes in Southern California. His first defense verdict, obtained only months after being admitted to the bar, was on behalf of a homeless man who had been accused of riding public transit without a ticket. This was a pro bono matter, referred to Mr. Ross by a local homeless shelter. Many other clients accused of more serious crimes, including drug smuggling, robbery and attempted murder, were successfully defended by Mr. Ross in his early career. ...
James N. Dicks
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James N. Dicks
Vista, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years of experience
(760) 630-2000 400 South Melrose Drive
Suite 109
Vista, CA 92081
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Western State University College of Law
Facing criminal charges in the San Diego area? Have you or a loved one been injured due to another's negligence? Come to JD law for the aggressive, experienced legal defense your case requires. Attorney James N. Dicks is committed to fighting for you and the resolution that is in your best interests. Recognized as a certified criminal law specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization, Attorney Dicks boasts an impressive record of success as well as a long list of grateful clients. As a former police officer, he possesses unique insight into the criminal justice...
William Richard Christoph
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William Richard Christoph
Vista, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years of experience
(760) 941-5720 400 S.Melrose Dr. #101
Vista, CA 92081
Criminal and DUI
University of Wisconsin Law School
1968-1976 USMC Captain, Infantry platoon Commander Vietnam and Cobra Gunship Pilot. 1979 Deputy San Diego City Attorney - Criminal Trial Division, 1979 to Present - Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney at Christoph Law Offices. Highest Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, "Top Lawyers" San Diego Magazine, Judge Pro Tem
Carolina Martin Ramos
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Carolina Martin Ramos
Vista, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 years of experience
400 South Melrose Drive
Suite 103
Vista, CA 92081
Criminal and Immigration
University of New Mexico and University of Guanajuato, School of Law
Carolina Martin Ramos believes in una justicia digna. This means that she believes in treating her clients with the dignity & respect they deserve. Carolina is recognized as a fierce & compassionate advocate. She has a big heart & fights hard for her clients. Carolina Martin Ramos founded Justicia Digna, LLC in 2012 after working as an attorney in government and private law firms. She has managed the work of attorneys and staff in numerous immigration and criminal law cases over the years. Ms. Ramos has helped many families change their lives significantly by attaining immigration benefits through programs like:...
Joni Kay Eisenstein
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Joni Kay Eisenstein
Oceanside, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years of experience
(760) 721-3161 207 N Ditmar St
Oceanside, CA 92054
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Member in good standing with the California State Bar since 1993.
Juris Doctor, Washington and Lee University School of Law, 1992.
Bachelor of Arts, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1989.

Ms. Eisenstein has practiced as a criminal defense attorney since joining the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office in 1993. In 2006, Ms. Eisenstein moved from public employment to start her own firm, concentrating entirely on criminal defense.

Ms. Eisenstein has 26 years of expertise working with Judges, prosecutors, the probation department and other defense lawyers in the San Diego County Court system. Ms. Eisenstein has also appeared frequently in Los Angeles,...
David Mitchell Pflaum
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David Mitchell Pflaum
Vista, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years of experience
(760) 806-4333 400 S Melrose Dr Suite 103
Vista, CA 92081
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School
Dedicated to defending the rights of the accused for over 25 years, defense attorney David Pflaum is known as "The Right Defender." Here is why. 1) EXPERIENCE: David provides the professional services of a skilled lawyer with over 25 years of experience. With so many years of experience comes a high degree of expertise and the ability to know how to help his clients, with whatever legal problem they might have, as quickly and successfully as possible. It also means knowing how to protect his clients, assert their rights, get them out of...
Jennifer Gerstenzang
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Jennifer Gerstenzang
(619) 356-1445 380 S. Melrose Drive, Suite 373
Vista, CA 92081
Vista, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years of experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
California Western School of Law
Jennifer Gerstenzang is committed to providing outstanding representation along with the personal attention you deserve from a lawyer. She is a skilled and dedicated professional that offers legal assistance in criminal defense, DUI, juvenile law and traffic offenses. Jennifer’s aspiration for criminal defense steered her to the San Diego Public Defender’s Office where she started her career as a Deputy Public Defender gaining extensive experience in a wide range of criminal defense cases. She is a tenacious fighter working with her clients to protect their rights and provide a tailored defense depending on their legal situation. Jennifer...
Richard Lawrence Duquette
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Richard Lawrence Duquette
Oceanside, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years of experience
(760) 545-5563 3642 Ocean Ranch Blvd
Oceanside, CA 92056
Free ConsultationCriminal, Consumer, Military and Nursing Home
Western State Univ
Ramona Rae Hallam
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Ramona Rae Hallam
Encinitas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years of experience
(760) 212-9249 PO Box 230411
Encinitas, CA 92023
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Experienced in DUI, Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Torts, and Civil Law. Our firm does special appearances and writes briefs, motions and other documents for other attorneys. We are proud to be approaching our 12th year in business (as of 2014). Thank you to our wonderful clients and to those of you who have helped us throughout the years.
Andrew Michael Limberg
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Andrew Michael Limberg
Vista, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years of experience
(760) 271-6158 450 South Melrose Drive
Vista, CA 92081
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of San Diego School of Law
Andrew Limberg graduated cum laude from San Diego State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration. While in college, he interned with the San Diego Police Department’s Crime Analysis Unit where he compiled and interpreted criminal information and statistics to assist the department and City Council in formulating law enforcement policy. After graduating from college, Andrew Limberg was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Among his many billets, he served as a legal officer, responsible for investigating all accidents and crimes related to his unit. After leaving active duty, Andrew...
Bill Parks
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Bill Parks
Vista, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years of experience
(760) 806-9293 316 S. Melrose Dr.
Vista, CA 92081
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I have been at the same location since 1999 and most of my clients come to me through referrals from other attorneys and past clients. I try very hard to get the best results I can for each client. The goal of this office is to help good people through bad times.
Mark Edwin Rath
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Mark Edwin Rath
Encinitas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years of experience
(760) 943-1590 1991 Village Park Way
Encinitas, CA 92024
Criminal, DUI and Immigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law

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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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