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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Wais Azami
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Blue-Collar Fight with a White-Collar Style

I practice criminal defense & DUI. I also defend immigrants who need to protect their immigration status. I answer my own calls and personally handle your case from beginning to end. Call/Text for a same-day appointment. Read More »
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John Barnett
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Free Consultation! Aggressive Representation! Trial Tested, Trial Proven!

I have extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney.Being accused of a crime doesn’t make you a criminal! I will fight for your rights! Visit my website for reviews and case results.Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Paul Takakjian
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Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist with Over 38 Years Experience

Loyola Law SchoolCalifornia
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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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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 4 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...
Mr. Ashley Daniel
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Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 1 year 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
Garo Razmig Madenlian
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Costa Mesa, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 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
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 14 years experience
(714) 568-1122 2973 Harbor Blvd
Ste 733
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal
Chapman Univ School of Law
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 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
Alan Castillo
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Criminal, DUI & Professional Licensing Defense Attorney – 20+ Years Experience

Loyola Law SchoolCalifornia
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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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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 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) 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 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 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 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 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 24 years experience
(714) 754-1500 695 Town Center Dr
Ste 875
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Criminal and DUI
Western State Univ COL
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 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
Mr. William Wallace Bruzzo
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience

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... 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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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...
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...
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...
Daniel W. Layton
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Newport Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(949) 301-9829 1451 Quail St., Suite 210
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...
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....
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
Tsion Abate Chudnovsky
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Newport Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(949) 750-2500 23 Corporate Plaza Dr Suite 150
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School
CHUDNOVSKY LAW IS A PREMIER CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND PLAINTIFF'S PERSONAL INJURY LAW FIRM IN LOS ANGELES AND ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

The firm's highly experienced, award-winning attorneys include Former Prosecutor and Top Personal Injury Lawyers that have successfully handled over 8,000 cases and jury trials.

» GETTING YOUR CRIMINAL CASE DISMISSED OR REDUCED IS OUR #1 GOAL
If you are dealing with an arrest, investigation or warrant you need to be very careful. Criminal convictions risk your freedom, your job and your future.

Protect yourself and get a top criminal defense attorney on your side as early as possible. We know how to fight to...
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 12 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.
Anita A. Kay
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(949) 260-4920 2030 Main Street
Suite 1300
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
California Western School of Law
As one of the esteemed Irvine criminal defense attorneys at the Law Firm of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C., Anita Kay has a proven track record of receiving countless not guilty verdicts on many complicated and serious criminal charges. She is experienced in all aspects of criminal law handling cases including internet crimes, sexual assault, gang crimes, medical license defense, white collar crimes, and more. Her extensive background includes a position as a former prosecutor who was assigned to several elite units such as Crimes Against Children, Auto Theft Task Force Unit, and Family Violence. Her unique understanding of both sides...
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
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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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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Ardalon Fakhimi
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Newport Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 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...
David Van Luu
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Santa Ana, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 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...
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.
Courtney E. Pilchman
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(949) 260-4920 2030 Main St
Suite 1300
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
The George Washington University Law School and Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Courtney Pilchman is one of the renowned Irvine criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, A Professional Law Corporation. Ms. Pilchman is a criminal law specialist who has earned the distinguished Top 1% of Attorneys in the United States. Her extensive experience includes a position as Deputy District Attorney who has prosecuted some of the most high-profile cases in California. She went to establish her own firm together with her colleague, Anita Kay. At the Law Firm of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C., Ms. Pilchman has helped thousands of clients charged with a wide range of criminal...
Staycie R. Sena
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 477-8088 19200 Von Karman Ave
#600
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Stanford University and University of California - Riverside
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 three years. She then went on to obtain a Juris Doctorate degree from the world-renowned Stanford Law School in 1996, becoming one of the school’s youngest graduates in history. Upon graduating from Stanford and passing the California Bar Exam on her first try, Ms. Sena became an associate at several national law firms, including Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman and Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth....
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...
Oren Mark Atias
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Santa Ana, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(949) 954-7729 6 Hutton Centre Dr.
#600
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Whittier Law School
What I believe makes an Attorney "Top Rated" or "Super" is an Attorney that is there for you all of the time. When you call I answer the phone. When you have questions on a Sunday, I will speak with you and explain exactly what we can do. In terms of fighting your case, I obtain excellent results for my clients. When you've been arrested or charged with a crime, it is a difficult experience. Anger, frustration and fear are the most common emotions my clients experience. ...
Marc Rozenberg
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Fountain Valley, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 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...
John David Rogers
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Newport Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 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.
Ashkan Yekrangi
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(949) 478-4963 1 Park Plaza, Suite 660
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationCriminal 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...
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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Antonio Arturo Cota
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Free Consultation! Skilled & Passionate California Criminal Defense Attorney!

I am an experienced California defense lawyer. I aggressively defend the accused against criminal charges. I will fiercely fight for your rights! See my website for reviews and case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.