El Cajon, California Criminal Lawyers

Saman Nasseri
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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... Read More »
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Samantha Greene
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

Samantha Greene is an attorney for the criminal department of Sevens Legal, APC. Mrs. Greene brings over 10 years of experience as a criminal attorney to the benefit of her clients. Mrs. Greene began her... Read More »
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Anna Reese Yum
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years 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... Read More »
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Sean F. Leslie
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience

University of San Diego School of LawCalifornia and United States District Court Southern District of California
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Tate R. Lounsbery
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El Cajon, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(619) 792-1451 270 E Douglas Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, Appeals and Juvenile
University of San Diego School of Law
Tate represents clients in Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) grievance proceedings throughout California.
Paul A. Hefley Jr.
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El Cajon, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(619) 831-1223 270 E. Douglas Avenue
El Cajon, CA 92020
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Attorney Paul A. Hefley, Jr. is a San Diego criminal defense attorney who prides himself on providing aggressive, effective, and affordable representation for a wide range of criminal charges and post-conviction relief.
El Cajon, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(866) 977-6529 343 East Main Street
Suite 202
El Cajon, CA 92020
Free ConsultationCriminal and Employment
New England School of Law
El Cajon, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(888) 810-5950 13465 Camino Canada
El Cajon, CA 92021
Criminal and DUI
Western State Univ
El Cajon, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(619) 579-6617 275 E Douglas Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
Criminal
Univ of San Diego School of Law
El Cajon, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(619) 579-2727 275 E Douglas Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Univ of San Diego School of Law
El Cajon, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(888) 810-5950 13465 Camino Canada
El Cajon, CA 92021
Criminal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
El Cajon, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(619) 444-5525 152 W Park Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
Criminal, DUI and Education
El Cajon, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(619) 588-2064 275 E Douglas Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Ohio State Univ COL
El Cajon, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(619) 235-0930 275 E Douglas Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
David P. Shapiro
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

Arrested for a crime he, admittedly, did commit in 2004, David P. Shapiro experienced firsthand the same fear, uncertainty, and concern for his future and freedom so many of his clients undergo when... Read More »
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Vikas Bajaj
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience

Attorney Vikas Bajaj is a San Diego-based criminal defense attorney fighting for the rights of individuals and corporations who have been charged with a crime. Attorney Vikas Bajaj started his own defense... Read More »
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El Cajon, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(619) 588-2828 275 E Douglas Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
Criminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
California Western School of Law
El Cajon, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
275 E Douglas Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
Criminal and DUI
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Sheryl Susan Graf
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Lakeside, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(619) 607-0831 9562 Wintergardens Blvd Ste 154
Lakeside, CA 92040
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Christopher Yturralde
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La Mesa, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(760) 235-4480 3755 Avocado Blvd.
#434
La Mesa, CA 91941
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Mr. Yturralde has practiced law for over twenty years. He has tried both civil and criminal case before juries including personal injury, wrongful death, white collar criminal, large scale drug cases and murder. He is a former Deputy District Attorney for the County of Imperial and a former Special Assistant United States Attorney. Mr. Yturralde offers legal services in both the Imperial and San Diego counties. He is fluent in Spanish. El abogado se habla Espanol.
Michael Scott Martin
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Santee, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(619) 270-8844 9550 Cuyamaca Street, Suite 103
Santee, CA 92071
Criminal, Divorce, Family and White Collar Crime
Contact my office for a consultation at (888) 200-6526. As a former prosecutor, I have handled an extensive and heavy caseload and spent countless hours negotiating with other attorneys and preparing for and taking cases to trial. As a prosecutor I handled over 500 arraignments, 40 cases to resolution, and five jury trials, including a six week special circumstance homicide trial, as a second chair attorney. It is this experience that I will bring to your case. You can be assured, my office will communicate with you as your case develops and zealously represent...
Michael David Kern
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La Mesa, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(619) 200-2808 5360 Jackson Drive, Ste 218
La Mesa, CA 91942
Criminal
California Western School of Law
Ernest Joe Lee Sr
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La Mesa, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(619) 806-8017 8515 Chloe Ave
Apt 229
La Mesa, CA 91942
Criminal, Consumer, DUI and Personal Injury
Univ of Missouri School of Law
Holly S. Hanover
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(619) 295-1264 San Diego and El Centro areas
San Diego, CA 91977
Criminal
California Western School of Law
Samuel E Spital
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(619) 583-0350 8880 Rio San Diego Dr., #800 San Diego 92108
Downtown Offices: 110 West C Street, Suite 1300 San Diego 92101
San Diego, CA
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, DUI and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Samuel Spital is the Managing Attorney at Spital and Associates. He is committed to personal service; his honesty, integrity and trustworthiness are only surpassed by his exceptionally high level of concern for his client. The law firm serves individuals and businesses in a wide array of administrative law, criminal defense and civil litigation. Sam Spital began his legal career as a Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice (serving from 1970 - 1978, in both the Criminal and Civil Law Divisions). As a Deputy Attorney General, he handled over 50 appeals, in all State and Federal...
Alex Ozols
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(619) 880-2407 1081 Camino del Rio S. #111
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Ozols Law Firm is not like any other legal experience. Alex Ozols is a lawyer that is not afraid to stand up to anyone else in the courtroom. He is a born trial lawyer and will always fight for your case until the very end, making sure you get the best possible result.
Alex Ozols
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California Criminal Law Attorney

Ozols Law Firm is not like any other legal experience. Alex Ozols is a lawyer that is not afraid to stand up to anyone else in the courtroom. He is a born trial lawyer and will always fight for your case... Read More »
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Vikram Singh Monder
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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. After being nominated for the Top Young Attorney... Read More »
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Vikas Bajaj
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(619) 525-7005 1230 Columbia Street Suite 565
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The University of Texas School of Law
Attorney Vikas Bajaj is a San Diego-based criminal defense attorney fighting for the rights of individuals and corporations who have been charged with a crime. Attorney Vikas Bajaj started his own defense firm, The Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, APC in 2002. Vikas prides himself in providing aggressive and effective representation to obtain favorable outcome for his clients.
Kurt D. Hermansen
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(619) 236-8300 550 West C Street
Suite 580
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Mr. Hermansen focuses his law practice on state and federal criminal trials, appeals, and habeas corpus. He's been a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization since 2009, and he's been recognized as a Super Lawyer in criminal law in San Diego every year from 2008 to the present. In addition to representing criminal defendants at state and federal felony jury trials, he frequently argues before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the California Court of Appeal. He's also argued before the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, and en...
Saman Nasseri
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(619) 610-9595 925 B Street
#402
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Immigration
California Western School of Law
Nasseri Legal is a full service criminal defense and immigration law firm. We handle all State and Federal misdemeanor and felony cases, DUI's, and post conviction relief work. We also handle all immigration related cases, such as deportation defense and family immigration cases.

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Daniel Smith
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Chula Vista, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(619) 233-6900 585 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Free ConsultationCriminal
California Western School of Law
Practicing exclusively criminal defense since 1990. I started my career with Federal Defenders of San Diego and continued on to state criminal defense. I was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1992 and have handled both state and federal matters in Arizona. Our firm is kept organized by our Spanish speaking certified paralegal, Layla Smith. We have an accomplished DUI attorney in Jon Pettis who teams up with Dan Smith on every DUI case. Mr. Smith takes the lead on all felony cases and federal cases which makes for a well balanced office located across the street from the...
David P. Shapiro
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(619) 295-3555 3500 5th Ave, #304
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Tulane University School of Law, University of San Diego School of Law and University of Toronto
Arrested for a crime he, admittedly, did commit in 2004, David P. Shapiro experienced firsthand the same fear, uncertainty, and concern for his future and freedom so many of his clients undergo when arrested or under investigation for allegedly committing a crime. That experience motivates him each and every day to provide the best representation possible to any and all who entrust his Firm to handle their criminal defense matter in their time of need.

David has dedicated his career to helping good people get through bad situations and regain control of their future when charged with a crime....
Renee N. Galente
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Vista, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(760) 224-5226 950 Vista Village Drive
Vista, CA 92084
Free ConsultationCriminal, Military and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Renée N. G. Stackhouse offers robust representation to clients throughout the San Diego region in both criminal and civil matters. While Renee primarily heads the firm's civil litigation practice, taking on an array of matters ranging from business disputes to all manner of plaintiffs'? personal injury litigation, she is also a formidable criminal defense attorney. In particular, she is well-equipped to defend those accused of DUI, having been qualified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police to administer field sobriety tests, detect impaired motorists and instruct police officers in these methods. Renee...
Mark L. Deniz
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(858) 751-4384 2831 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 307
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
John F. Kennedy University
Look no further than San Diego's Premier Criminal Defense Firm. Award-Winning Former Deputy District Attorney & Former Deputy City Attorney. His firm takes pride in handling his clients cases with efficiency and discretion. Free Case evaluation. Serving All San Diego County. Be Proactive and call now.
Bradley Corbett
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(619) 800-4449 7676 Hazard Center Drive
5th Floor
San Diego, CA 92108
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.
Omid Rejali
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(619) 887-4148 8880 Rio San Diego Dr
Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationCriminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Omid Rejali comes from a very dynamic background. As a first generation child of family of immigrants he spent 10 years of his life growing up in Tehran. Living in a third world country has given Omid the ability to appreciate the legal rights our wonderful but not perfect justice system has to offer. Omid has a passion for the court room and believes that every individual's rights should be fully vindicated no matter what the circumstances are. His struggles while growing up have made him a very strong person who is able...
Mr. Leif Harrison Kleven
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Chula Vista, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(619) 796-3680 910 Hale Place
Suite 212
Chula Vista, CA 91914
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Mr. Kleven is a member of the State Bar of California, and also a member of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. Prior to opening his own practice in 2013, Mr. Kleven was an associate attorney at Baughman & Associates. Mr. Kleven's practice focuses on criminal defense and immigration law. Mr. Kleven earned his law degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in international politics from Brigham Young University.
Bradley Corbett
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

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... Read More »
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David M. Boertje
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience

University of San Diego School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court Southern District of California
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Anna Reese Yum
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(619) 233-4433 501 West Broadway #700
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Univ of San Diego School of Law
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 such as Fox News, HLN/CNN, Investigation Discovery,and many more, to provide legal commentary on the nation's top headlines. For the past decade, Attorney Yum has successfully handled a wide gamut of cases ranging from murder, rape, child molestation, gang enhancements, domestic violence, drug sales and possession, DUI/DWI, and many more. Due to her highly respected reputation, Ms. Yum has garnered a number of...
Vikram Singh Monder
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(619) 405-0063 424 F St
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
California Western School of Law
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. After being nominated for the Top Young Attorney List within the first few months of his practice, Vik Monder soon became a Finalist for the San Diego Transcript’s “Top Attorneys” List in the category of Criminal Defense. This listing identifies top-tier attorneys within San Diego County. Having achieved a Masters in Law (LL.M.) in the area of Criminal Trial Advocacy, Vik Monder has been able to obtain great results for his clients facing...
Robert Lee Grimes
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(619) 232-9700 402 West Broadway Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101
Criminal and White Collar Crime
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Certified Criminal Law Specialist. Defense of individuals and corporation, state and federal court. White collar defense of individuals and corporations, including Mortgage Fraud, Wire Fraud, Securities Fraud, federal contract Fraud.
I defend doctors, lawyers, business executives and professional athletes on criminal charges. This includes of vehicular homicide, firearms violations, assault, murder, and other felonies. Past president of Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego, Enright Inn of Court, and San Diego Trial Lawyers. Member American College of Trial Lawyers
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Stefano L. Molea
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(619) 295-3555 3500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 304
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Stefano is proud to be a San Diego criminal defense lawyer. He is a partner with The Law Offices of David P. Shapiro, where he brings experience representing diverse clients facing a variety of charges. Stefano has helped waiters, lawyers, construction workers, doctors, CEOs, teachers, and others who have been accused of crimes ranging from theft, fraud, DUIs and drug possession, all the way to vehicular manslaughter, robbery, aggravated mayhem and sex crimes. Regardless of the client or charge, each case is handled with the same thoroughness and passion. Stefano enjoys every aspect of being a criminal defense lawyer including...
Michael Semanchik
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(619) 535-1811 4861 Narragansett Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and Business
California Western School of Law
Michael Semanchik is the Managing Attorney at Semanchik Law Group. He comes to the team with nearly a decade of experience working for the California Innocence Project (CIP). Michael began as a student at CIP while in law school and found himself as a staff attorney several years later. In 2013, California Lawyer Magazine named him Attorney of the Year for his work on the Brian Banks case. Several months after receiving the award, he embarked on a 712 mile walk to deliver clemency petitions to Governor Brown for 12 innocent clients.

In the fall of 2013,...
Brian Jude White
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(619) 280-8022 4320 Iowa St
San Diego, CA 92104
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Brian J. White has been practicing law in California for nearly 25 years. Brian is a certified criminal law specialist, as certified by the California state bar Board of legal specialization, and has personally handled several hundred serious criminal cases in both California Superior Courts and United States District Courts. He has tried numerous cases before juries, including serious allegations such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, drug smuggling, child molestation, rape, and murder. Those who seek Brian’s representation have problems, often big problems, problems that threaten their families, their livelihoods,...
Roseline D. Feral
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(619) 232-1010 444 W C St
#310
San Diego, CA 92101
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Ms. Feral puts the needs of her clients first, even if that means dealing with conflict. Passionate about making sure her client's voice is heard, you can count on her to fight and not back down. Ms. Feral is rated one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the area and has earned the respect of clients and San Diego Defense Lawyers throughout California.
Randy Michael Grossman
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(858) 877-9673 550 West C Street
Suite 1690
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Entertainment & Sports
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Randy M. Grossman obtained his California state par certification in 1994 and has been providing trusted legal counsel to clients throughout the state ever since. The Law Offices of Randy M. Grossman is a criminal defense firm in San Diego that provides aggressive legal defense counsel for felony and misdemeanor charges. Mr. Grossman personally handles all of the firm’s cases, providing clients with one-on-one attention and sound legal advice. Mr. Grossman has thousands of cases under his belt, and is well-respected in the California court system. He works relentlessly to ensure his clients receive a fair trial and to...
Ryan James Tegnelia
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(619) 577-0868 2820 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and DUI
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
A former prosecutor, Mr. Tegnelia has handled a wide variety of criminal cases throughout southern and central California. Upon his return, he was recruited by the largest consumer and criminal law firm in southern California. Mr. Tegnelia has defended hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and San Diego counties, as well as Federal court. Mr. Tegnelia brings diverse experience having handled a wide variety of cases including drug posession and sales, violent crimes including assault with a deadly weapon, assault causing great bodily injury, assault with a firearm, attempted murder,murder and sexual assault....
Randy Wagner
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(619) 376-1960 401 West A st. 1100
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
The Law Office of Randy Wagner practices criminal defense, civil litigation and immigration law. Whether you are accused of a misdemeanor, felony, facing immigration issues or have been sued, Randy Wagner will represent you and be your voice in the justice system Originally from Las Vegas, my family and I have made San Diego our home. I earned my Bachelors Degree from UNLV. Later I attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law, here in San Diego.
Tate R. Lounsbery
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El Cajon, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience

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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.