Goleta, California Criminal Lawyers

William K. Gamble
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 50 years experience

I have represented more than 35,000 clients in criminal and personal injury cases. My clients have included Judges, Lawyers, Doctors, Olympic Champions, World Ranked Professional Boxers, the rich and poor. I have been... Read More »
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(805) 685-3200 5425 Hollister Ave Ste 210
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Criminal
Western State Univ COL
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(805) 845-2180 435 Las Palmas Dr
Santa Barbara, CA 93110
Criminal and DUI
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Goleta, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(805) 886-1672 6025 Paseo Palmilla
Goleta, CA 93117
Criminal
U of San Francisco School of Law
Goleta, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(559) 916-3737 122 Sanderling Ln
Goleta, CA 93117
Criminal, Business and DUI
San Joaquin COL
Steven Rudolph Andrade
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Santa Barbara , CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
211 Equestrian Ave
Santa Barbara , CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Andrade Law Offices is comprised of Lead Counsel and Owner, Steven R. Andrade and Associate Philip M. Green. Together they bring more than 50 years of combined legal expertise in the legal practice of Personal Injury, Criminal and DUI defense. Steven Andrade has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of California and is a member of Multi-Million Dollar Advocates. With thousands of trials to his credit, it is no wonder he is recognized with these prestigious recognitions. Steven R. Andrade is known as the lawyer that other lawyers...
Rachel Bronwyn Eeles
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(805) 324-4244 142 E Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
College of Law London and Exeter University
I have been a lawyer since 2003 and practiced predominately criminal defense since 2004. I am passionate about what I do and have a reputation for going the extra mile.
Robert Marshall Sanger
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(805) 962-4887 125 East De La Guerra St
Suite 102
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
University of California - Los Angeles
Criminal Defense Lawyer and Civil Litigator for over 40 years in Santa Barbara, California; Certified Criminal Law Specialist (The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization); Past President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ).

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

Mr. Sanger is also a Professor of Law and Forensic Science at the Santa Barbara College of Law and consults on forensic issues on a selected basis. He is an opponent of the death penalty...
William Carlos Makler
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(866) 435-7384 140 East Figueroa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
30+ years in criminal justice. 21+ years in California as a criminal defense lawyer. Former law professor at Santa Barbara College of Law, taught evidence. Former Public Defender handling felonies. Frequent lecturer to students and lawyers about criminal justice and DUI. AVVO rated 10/Superb. Highest rating possible (A-V) by Martindale-Hubbell.
Adam Pearlman
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(805) 619-0282 735 State Street
Suite 217
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
The George Washington University Law School
Attorney Pearlman is the founder of the criminal defense firm, the Law Offices of Adam L. Pearlman. He has been involved in the field of criminal law for more than 17 years, during which he has handled thousands of cases. Mr. Pearlman is a member of numerous associations including the Federal Bar Association, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the National College of DUI Defense, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also is a former prosecutor, which now enables him to predict the actions that the opposing side may take, and he use this insight to build...
Robert Francis Landheer
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(805) 962-5103 924 Anacapa St.
Suite 1-T
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
New College School of Law of California
Mr. Landheer first worked as an associate attorney in the early 80s with the Law Office of Richard Peterson in Mendocino County, California. He tried major felony cases and successfully exonerated his client in his first homicide trial. He also assisted his partner in preparing the defense in a capital case in neighboring Lake County. Additionally, he litigated and defended many marijuana cultivation cases and wrote appeals. In 1983, he moved to Santa Barbara and opened an office with his associate, former District Attorney of Mendocino County Joseph D. Allen. In 1985, he was invited to join the Santa...
Luis Esparza
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(877) 618-8848 1129 State St
13
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and White Collar Crime
Concord Law School and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
CA State Bar No. 229054 CA BRE No. 01394464 CA BSIS PSO No. 6905
Jasen B. Nielsen
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(805) 564-4384 725 State Street, Suite 219
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Santa Barbara COL
I am a former prosecutor focused on representing people who have been arrested for a variety of crimes, including Driving Under the Influence, Driving on a Suspended License, Hit and Run, Resisting Arrest, Drug Possession, Domestic Violence, and Petty Theft throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles counties. If your case is winnable, I have the skills to get it dismissed. If it is not, I have the skills to mitigate the charges and punishment you're facing.
Kimberly Ellen Abkin
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(805) 284-9732 P.O. Box 30748
Santa Barbara, CA 93130
Free ConsultationCriminal
Santa Barbara COL
Dennis Gene Merenbach
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(805) 963-4484 225 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Personal Injury and Securities
Loyola Law School
The Law Firm of Dennis G. Merenbach is a full service law firm representing and advising clients in the many different areas of law. Mr. Merenbach's academic credential and professional experience are of the highest caliber. Mr. Merenbach is committed to the pursuit of excellence, communicate effectively, and demonstrate personal and professional ethics, as well as the utmost concern for my clients.
Ian Morse
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(805) 467-6060 209 E Anapamu St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal and DUI
Vanderbilt Univ School of Law
Molly Renee Appel
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(805) 467-6060 209 E Anapamu St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal and DUI
Southwestern Univ School of Law
William Lloyd Redell
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Solvang, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(805) 350-0447 P.O. Box 871
Solvang, CA 93464
Criminal
Santa Barbara COL
William Redell is one of the most recognized and respected criminal defense attorneys on the Central Coast of California. For over 20 years, William has been successfully defending individuals charged with crimes. William Redell attended UCLA for his undergraduate studies, prior to attending law school at the Santa Barbara College of Law. Since becoming an attorney in 1996, William has worked as both a public defender, gaining years of valuable trial and negotiating experience, and also in private practice. William Redell has handled thousands of criminal cases on the Central Coast of California from the most basic to the most...
Darryl Wayne Genis
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(805) 966-0812 3 W Carrillo St #203
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Practicing since December 1980 (40 years). Founding member of California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA) and Specialist Member of CDLA. founding member of DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA). The only California lawyer to secure a unanimous decision (7 in favor, 0 opposed) in a DUI case in the California Supreme Court (People v. McNeal, (2009) 46 Cal.4th 1183, changing the law on breath testing.
I have successfully jury tried over 1,100 DUI trials, including Felonies and Misdemeanors. My success rate is better than 93%. Nobody can perform better for you than I can perform.
If you are serious about getting the best...
Neil David Levinson
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(805) 963-2592 1933 Cliff Dr
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Steve Robert Balash Jr
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(805) 962-0026 1215 De la Vina St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal and DUI
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Joshua Zane Webb
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(805) 453-5577 1035 Santa Barbara St, Ste. #7
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal and Business
Seton Hall Univ School of Law
Former Deputy District Attorney in both Merced and Santa Barbara County. With close to 10 years of experience as a dedicated DA, I have now branched my experience into my own practice assisting people in defending their constitutional rights, and providing legal services in all other areas of the law.
Robert Ornstein
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(805) 963-3299 226 E Canon Perdido St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal, Business and DUI
Brooklyn Law School
Nancy Duffy McCarron
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney
950 Roble Lane
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Criminal
Douglas Hugh Ridley
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(805) 208-1866 7 W Figueroa Street
Suite 350
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Doug Ridley has experience with thousands of criminal cases. He has the voice and demeanor to handle matters cooperatively with the courts, along with the experience and savvy to be a tough defender when necessary. Doug’s job as a prosecutor was in the case file review department where he reviewed 100 cases per day to decide whether they should be prosecuted. This position helped him develop his expert eye and unique ability to see the case the way the prosecutor sees it. Understanding how the other side thinks, Doug has developed a knack for being effective in reducing or eliminating...
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(805) 254-4878 1114 State Street
Ste 222
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(805) 729-1198 1539 Miramar Ln Ste 200
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Criminal
Whittier Coll School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(805) 965-7128 621 W Micheltorena St Ste A
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Quinnipiac Univ School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(805) 892-4922 140 E Figueroa St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal
UC Hastings COL
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(805) 965-4323 PO Box 20002
Santa Barbara, CA
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Santa Barbara COL
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(805) 962-3344 1215 De La Vina St Ste I
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal and DUI
U of San Francisco School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(805) 882-1307 928 Garden St Ste 3
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal and DUI
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(805) 963-6604 1114 State St Ste 221
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal, Business, Collections and DUI
Santa Barbara COL
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(805) 965-9869 1114 State St #312
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal, Business, DUI and Personal Injury
George Washington Univ LS
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(805) 962-9224 1035 Santa Barbara St 2nd Fl
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and DUI
UCLA School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(805) 962-4887 125 East De La Guerra Street, Suite 102
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal and Civil Rights
Santa Barbara COL
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(805) 770-7264 1187 Coast Village Rd
Ste 1-573
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Criminal
Northeastern Univ School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(805) 966-2737 831 State St #235
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal and DUI
California Western School of Law
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(805) 963-9641 433 Pimiento Ln
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Criminal and DUI
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(805) 448-4811 7 West Figeroa St. Suite 301
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal
Santa Barbara COL
Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(805) 963-7716 228 E Victoria St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal and DUI
Loyola Law School
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Goleta Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Resource Center of Santa Barbara County, North County Branch
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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.