Costa Mesa, California Criminal Lawyers

William M. Weinberg
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Free Consultation! Experienced Criminal Law Attorney! Aggressive Representation!

I am a dedicated to guiding you through the process of criminal charges as smoothly as possible. I am a tenacious advocate who fights for your rights! Visit my website to see case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Roger E. Naghash
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Free Consultation! Aggressive California Criminal Law Attorney! Call for Help!

I am an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney. I aggressively represent the rights and interests of those accused of criminal charges! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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David P. Schwarz
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Dedicated California Criminal Defense Lawyer with Experience & Compassion!

I am committed to providing skilled and aggressive legal representation. I will fight to get the outcome that you need and deserve! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Christian Kim
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesUnited States District Court, Central District Court of California and California
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Richard L. Grant
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience

More than 30 years, our "HARD HITTING & AGGRESSIVE" Courtroom and Trial Attorneys have defended our clients "LIKE FAMILY" in all of the four Orange Courts for both Felony and Misdemeanor Criminal charges as well as... Read More »
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Daniel Jai Tripathi
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Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(877) 422-5297 75 Anton Boulevard
Suite 300
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Landlord Tenant
Southwestern Law School
Versatile trial attorney offering a solid track record of litigation success and experience in various facets of the law. Motivated and articulate professional who thrives in courtroom settings, excels at client rapport, discovery and deposition. Exceptional skill in drafting, reviewing, and analyzing pleadings, motions, responses to summary judgments, opinions, briefs and other legal documents. Recognized as leading defense attorney in Southern California, particularly skilled at “connecting” with and building rapport with jurors, resulting in positive verdicts in vast majority of nearly 20 jury trials, and hundreds of misdemeanor cases. Reputation as a “no nonsense” attorney and aggressive litigator among the...
Jeffery Linehan Heath
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Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(800) 784-6670 1901 Newport Blvd.
Suite 284
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
William Mitchell COL and William Mitchell College of Law
Attorney Jeffery L. Heath has been practicing law in Orange County California for over 25 years. Jeffery's law practice emphasizes in Family Law, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation, DUI Defense, and Criminal Defense. Over the years Jeffery has established him self as a strong advocate who is willing to do anything for his clients.
Justin Irish
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Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(949) 836-0543 250 E 17th Street
Suite 240
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Hi, my name is Justin D. Irish. I'm the founder of the Law Offices of Justin D. Irish, a full-service law practice serving Orange County and the surrounding areas.

I grew up in Florida, graduating from Florida Atlantic University in 2009. Shortly after, I ventured West to California to pursue my dreams of becoming an Attorney.

After graduating from Whittier Law School in 2014, I passed the California and Florida bar exams on the first try. I am also admitted to the US District Courts for the Central District of California and the Southern District of Florida. On my free time I...
Garo Razmig Madenlian
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Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(714) 668-1100 1503 South Coast Drive
Suite 210
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Western State Univ COL and Western State University College of Law
Ms. Nguyen-Hong Kelly Hoang
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Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(714) 545-1016 600 Anton Blvd., 11th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal and Tax
Harvard Univ Law School
Mr. Ashley Daniel
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Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(714) 973-2024 949 S Coast Drive
Ste 250
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Correen Wiley Ferrentino
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Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(714) 973-2024 949 South Coast Drive, Suite 250
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal and DUI
Loyola Law School
Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(714) 755-8216 650 Town Center Drive 20th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal, Antitrust, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(949) 307-2663 2938 Baker St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal
Loyola Law School
Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(714) 427-7058 600 Anton Boulevard
#1400
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal and Business
Hastings College of Law
Rudolph E. Loewenstein
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Free Consultation! Former Prosecutor! Aggressive and Compassionate Attorney!

For over 30 years, I have provided expertise and determination to fighting criminal charges! I will work tirelessly to defend your rights and interests! Visit my website to see results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Damian J. Nassiri
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Free Consultation! Experienced California Criminal Defense Attorney! Call Now!

I am a skilled and aggressive California criminal defense lawyer. I work tirelessly to protect the rights and interests of the accused! Visit my website for reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(714) 755-8153 650 Town Center Drive 20th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal and Securities
Georgetown University Law Center
Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(714) 662-4462 695 Town Center Dr Ste 875
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal and Business
Case Western Reserve Un School of Law
Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(714) 384-3339 151 Kalmus Dr Ste K1
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(310) 391-6800 2283 Fairview Rd Apt 353
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Criminal and Business
Loyola Law School
Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(714) 850-0690 3070 Bristol St
Ste 560
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal
Western State Univ COL
Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(714) 432-0990 3146 Red Hill Ave Ste 200
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal and DUI
Whittier Coll School of Law
Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(714) 754-6500 695 Town Center Dr Ste 875
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal, Business and DUI
UCLA School of Law
Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(714) 662-4462 695 Town Center Dr Ste 875
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal and Business
USC Law School
Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(949) 633-2256 695 Town Center Dr Ste 700
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
UCLA School of Law
Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(714) 568-1122 2973 Harbor Blvd
Ste 733
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal
Chapman Univ School of Law
John David Rogers
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California Criminal Law Attorney

The Law Offices of John D. Rogers is exclusively devoted to criminal defense in both state & federal court. An Orange County based office focusing on white collar, federal charges, homicide, crimes against police... Read More »
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Staycie R. Sena
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

Staycie R. Sena graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy from the University of California at Riverside in 1993, having completed her undergraduate education in a mere... Read More »
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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....
Houman Fakhimi
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Santa Ana, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 529-4545 3 Hutton Centre Dr
620
Santa Ana, CA 92707
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.
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...
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...
William Joseph Duffy
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(949) 535-1303 19782 MacArthur Boulevard
Suite 225
Irvine, CA 92612
Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
Criminal and DUI
Western State University College of Law
As a former Certified Law Clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney, William Duffy has unique insight into the way the government handles criminal charges. Before becoming the Managing Attorney at The Law Offices of Todd Landgren, he worked for several other prominent criminal and DUI firms in Orange County.

Mr. Duffy is an experienced and accomplished trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on general criminal and DUI defense in felony and misdemeanor cases. He represents a broad array of individuals at the investigative, pre-trial, motion and trial stages. His successes range from outright case...
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...
Rudolph E. Loewenstein
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Newport Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(714) 544-9844 5031 Birch Street
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Ardalon Fakhimi
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Newport Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(800) 384-5464 1600 Dove St.
Suite 110
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law and University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Ardalon Fakhimi is a top rated DUI lawyer and criminal defense lawyer and the founder of California Criminal Defense Center. Mr. Fakhimi has offices located throughout Southern California, with a heavy emphasis in Los Angeles and Orange County. Prior to establishing his own practice, Mr. Fakhimi was staffed as the designated defense attorney in various Southern California courtrooms including felony courts, misdemeanor courts, and domestic violence courts. He has practiced law full-time in each of these areas, exclusively, at different stages of his career. Currently, much of Ardalon's practice is devoted to DUI defense, Domestic Violence defense, and other...
Graham Douglas Donath
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(714) 758-5293 2030 Main Street, Suite 210
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationIrvine, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Dedicated exclusively to the defense of those who have been criminally accused throughout Southern California. Attorney Graham D. Donath is an award winning criminal defense attorney who personally sees that his clients get the very best in each and every one of their matters. Mr. Donath is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, and has successfully defended clients in all types of criminal matters ranging from first time DUI all the way up to capital murder and everything in between.
Ashkan Yekrangi
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(949) 478-4963 1 Park Plaza, Suite 660
Irvine, CA 92614
Criminal and Immigration
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Ashkan Yekrangi graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies. Later, Ashkan attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. As a student at UC Hastings, Ashkan wrote-on to the Hastings Law Journal, serving as an editorial staff member. Ashkan then served as Senior Production Editor for the journal until his graduation. While at UC Hastings, Ashkan had the invaluable experience of serving as a judicial extern for the Honorable Justice Kennard at the Supreme Court of California. After graduation, Ashkan worked at several law firms throughout California...
Karren M. Kenney
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Committed to defending personal freedom-CALL NOW to start preparing your defense

We are a federal and state criminal defense firm that specializes in representing individuals and businesses who are under investigation by federal or state law enforcement or have been charged with a crime. Read More »
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Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Ambrosio E. Rodriguez is a criminal defense attorney with over 18 years experience. Prior to becoming a criminal lawyer, Ambrosio served as a prosecutor for 13 years. During his time as a prosecutor, he led the sex... Read More »
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John David Rogers
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Newport Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(949) 625-4487 4000 MacArthur Blvd. East Tower
Suite 615
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and White Collar Crime
The Law Offices of John D. Rogers is exclusively devoted to criminal defense in both state & federal court. An Orange County based office focusing on white collar, federal charges, homicide, crimes against police officers, and drug offenses.
Jeremy Neil Goldman
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(800) 349-1619 19200 Von Karman Ave.
#300
Irvine, CA 92612
Criminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Jeremy Goldman has been a Criminal Defense attorney for over 17 years. Through his years of experience, he has handled, and completed more than 80 trials by jury. Goldman practices 100% criminal law, including violent crimes, DUI, drug offenses, and white collar crimes.
Daniel W. Layton
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Newport Beach , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(949) 301-9829 23 Corporate Plaza Dr.
Ste. 150, Office 251
Newport Beach , CA 92660
Criminal, Estate Planning, Tax and White Collar Crime
Golden Gate University School of Law and The University of Chicago Law School
Daniel W. Layton is a former Federal tax prosecutor and trial attorney for the IRS. His practice as a tax attorney is dedicated to handling all aspects of tax controversy, including audits, collection, international tax, and criminal tax defense. Mr. Layton has extensive experience and insight from his time in the government sector, which greatly benefits his clients. As a former Federal tax prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice, in the Tax Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, and a former IRS trial attorney in San Jose, he has litigated a wide variety of civil...
William M. Weinberg
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(949) 474-8008 19200 Von Karman Ave
#300
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
I am committed to defending the constitutional rights of my clients. I do not practice any other kind of law and have always been on the side of the individual. I believe in our system. It is the best in the world and affords individuals rights they cannot obtain anywhere else on the globe. My goal is simple: to obtain the best possible outcome for my clients. I have developed many relationships within the court system over the last 15 years and frequently put them to use on my client's behalf. My strategy has always been to personalize...
David Van Luu
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Santa Ana, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(714) 697-8600 930 W. 17th Street
Suite B
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
Univ of LaVerne COL
Founded under the direction of Attorney David V. Luu, our offices are centrally located in the cities of Santa Ana and Irvine to better serve the residents of Southern California, which includes Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Los Angeles County. We are best known for helping people from all walks of life throughout Southern California to prevent, resolve, and litigate issues relating to their debts, personal injuries, and business or real estate transactions It is our mission to give you clear and understandable advice concerning legal matters. We listen to what you have to say...
Lauren Kelly Johnson
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(949) 622-5522 19200 Von Karman Ave
#400
Irvine, CA 92612
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Ryan Rodriguez
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Newport Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(949) 335-5433 5000 Birch St.
Suite 3000
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
The Law Offices of Ryan Rodriguez is a boutique criminal defense law firm that is dedicated to providing effective legal representation for clients located throughout the Orange County and Los Angeles County areas. We defend clients who have been charged with a variety of felony and misdemeanor crimes, including DUI – Driving Under the Influence, Drug Crimes, DMV Hearings, Weapons Crimes, Theft, Fraud, Assault and Battery, Murder, and more...

If you have recently been arrested or know someone that has been arrested, you are most likely extremely scared, confused, and worried about the road that lies ahead. We...
David P. Schwarz
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Santa Ana, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(888) 768-6901 3 Hutton Centre Dr
#620A
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
I have been practicing lawyer in family law and criminal for over 20 years. Primarily my practice concentrates on family law. My major focus is divorce and child custody. Over the years I have successfully litigated many child custody disputes. I have dealt even further with international child custody disputes and interstate child custody disputes. I went to UCLA for my undergraduate studies where I majored in English Literature and minored in Spanish. I took many classes that focused on film directing and producing as I was very interested into going into film...
Marc Rozenberg
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Fountain Valley, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(714) 845-9516 17220 Newhope Street, Suite 118
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Former Orange County Senior Deputy District Attorney with over 30 years experience as a prosecutor. Supervisor of the Gang Unit, the Felony Trial Team and the Juvenile Court Divisions of the District Attorney's Office. Vast experience in handling Murder, Sexual Assault, Felony Assault, Domestic Violence, Gang and Juvenile cases. Trial experience in cases ranging from Death Penalty to Misdemeanor. Former supervisor and mentor to a very large number of current Orange County DA's and sitting judges. When deciding on a lawyer, remember that there are few things more valuable to a...
Michael Guisti
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(888) 478-8999 Irvine
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Paul Takakjian
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Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist with Over 38 Years Experience

Loyola Law SchoolCalifornia
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Lauren Kelly Johnson
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Free Consultation! Aggressive and Experienced Defense of Criminal Charges!

I am a dedicated and skilled criminal defense attorney. I provide expertise and determination to fight each and every charge against my clients! Visit my website to see testimonials or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Costa Mesa Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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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.