La Jolla, California Criminal Lawyers

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 List within the... Read More »
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Samantha Greene
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 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 legal career... Read More »
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David M. Boertje Esq.
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Get help now! Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

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

I’m an experienced California criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will fight to protect your rights throughout your case. Read More »
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Michaela Curran
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La Jolla, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(858) 242-5617 4225 Executive Square Suite 600
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Diego School of Law
Ms. Curran has been a licensed as an attorney for 32 years.

2012 - she was rated among the top 4% of Attorneys in the U.S. by Martindale-Hubbell & Lawyers.com.

2016 - 2019 - named a Top 100 Lawyer in the U.S. by the National Trial Lawyers organization.

2014-2019 - named among the Top Lawyers in California.

Ms. Curran is a very experienced lawyer who has successfully tried, mediated, and appealed many hundreds of complex cases, including constitutional, civil, family, and criminal law cases, in both the state and federal courts.
At The Curran Law Firm, APC, she leads a top-notch team of lawyers,...
Ashley Dudley
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(858) 401-7223 4225 Executive Square Suite 600
Suite 600
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationLa Jolla, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Diego School of Law and California Western School of Law
Ashley L. Dudley is a Partner at The Curran Law Firm APC. Her law practice focuses on family law and criminal defense - primarily high conflict child custody cases, child and spousal support, domestic violence restraining orders, high value asset division, and DUI defense. Her goal is to provide quality legal services not only to those who can afford it, but to all those who need an advocate to navigate the legal system on their behalf. She offers affordable payment plans to those who may not typically be able to afford an attorney.

Her first and foremost priority is to figure...
Pieter Daniel Speyer
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La Jolla, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(858) 551-6888 7825 Fay Avenue
Suite 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Criminal, Immigration and International
California Western School of Law
San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(619) 533-5671 1200 3rd Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Criminal
La Jolla, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(858) 272-6490 7660 Fay Ave PMB 222-H
La Jolla, CA 92037
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
La Jolla, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(512) 810-3900 350 Playa Del Sur
Apt 3
La Jolla, CA 92037
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
The University of Texas School of Law
La Jolla, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(202) 329-1010 1436 Muirlands Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
Criminal, Business and Communications
The George Washington University Law School
La Jolla, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(858) 263-4062 5661 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
Criminal, Business, Health Care and Personal Injury
Univ of Texas School of Law
La Jolla, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(858) 454-0142 7825 Fay Ave Ste 220
La Jolla, CA 92037
Criminal and IP
Univ of San Diego School of Law
La Jolla, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(619) 699-3642 8606 Nottingham Pl
La Jolla, CA 92037
Criminal, Business, IP and Legal Malpractice
UC Hastings COL
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 television networks... Read More »
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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 immigration related... Read More »
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La Jolla, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(888) 811-0523 8070 La Jolla Shores Dr #437
La Jolla, CA 92037
Criminal and DUI
Univ of San Diego School of Law
La Jolla, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(858) 367-9913 2255 Calle Clara
La Jolla, CA 92037
Criminal, DUI, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability
Northeastern Univ School of Law
Rodney James Hahn
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(858) 210-6193 2204 Garnet Avenue
Suite 305
San Diego, CA 92109
Free ConsultationCriminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and DUI
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Mark R De Yoe
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(619) 237-0555 5425 Oberlin Drive, Suite 202
San Diego, CA 92121
Criminal and DUI
Mark R. De Yoe, APLC has more than 30 years of experience in San Diego’s justice system and maintains a number of valuable connections with the city’s prosecutors and judges. He has a tried-and-true system for getting positive results for people facing first-time DUI, felony DUI, and everything in between, has won hundreds of cases, and sees every case through to the end. In addition to getting great results for clients facing DUI charges, Attorney De Yoe is committed to being accessible to clients by answering calls within an hour and providing weekend and evening appointments for your convenience. Special...
Philip Mauriello Jr.
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(619) 693-6474 1511 Felspar St.
San Diego, CA 92109
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Cannabis Law and DUI
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
As a former business owner myself, my goal is to help other business owners and entrepreneurs with their legal issues. It's important to have someone in your corner who understands what it's like to be in your shoes. Advice is only helpful if it makes sense in the real world, and my prior experience allows me to see the real world implications.

Before law school, I opened a small coffee shop that I grew into a full-fledged restaurant within four years. In the beginning, I was able to use marketing to help grow the business over 200% from year to...
Issa George Abuaita
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(619) 696-1200 5445 Oberlin Drive
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121
Criminal
Univ of LaVerne COL
Mr Richard D Huffman II
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(858) 342-7979 4445 Eastgate Mall, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121
Criminal, Appeals, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Omid Rejali
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 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...
David P. Shapiro
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(619) 295-3555 3500 5th Ave, #304
San Diego, CA 92103
Criminal, 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....
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.
David P. Shapiro
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 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 arrested or under... Read More »
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Sean F. Leslie
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience

I am a successful criminal lawyer and DUI attorney with over 28 years of experience in the courtroom and experience as a former law enforcement police officer. I am proud to represent those individuals prosecuted by... Read More »
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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.
Samuel E Spital
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 48 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...
Bradley Corbett
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 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.
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
Criminal, 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...
Samantha Greene
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(619) 762-3200 225 Broadway
STE 2220
San Diego, CA 92101
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of San Diego School of Law
Samantha Greene is an attorney for the criminal department of Sevens Legal, APC. Mrs. Greene brings over 10 years of experience as a criminal attorney to the benefit of her clients. Mrs. Greene began her legal career working as a small criminal defense practice in San Diego. In 2011, Mrs.Greene went into private practice as a criminal defense attorney specializing in both felony and misdemeanor matters. Mrs. Greene is well respected in the San Diego legal community, including among Judges and Prosecutors for her experience and professionalism. Mrs. Greene earned her law degree from the University...
Ryan James Tegnelia
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 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....
Michael Semanchik
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(619) 535-1811 2869 Historic Decatur Road
Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92106
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,...
Amanda Fay Benedict
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(760) 822-1911 7710 Hazard Center Dr.
Suite E104
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and Personal Injury
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Ms. Benedict is an appellate attorney in California and in federal courts. Ms. Benedict additionally provides legal writing services for fellow attorneys.

Ms. Benedict's litigation background included both defense and plaintiff representation. As a defense attorney, Ms. Benedict had a good working relationship with several insurance carriers advocating for their insureds in automobile liability, premise liability, and business liability matters. As a plaintiff's attorney, she was passionate about fighting for the rights of cyclists and motorists who sustained injuries in accidents. Working on both the plaintiff's side and the defense side provided Ms. Benedict with a unique objective view of...
Narciso Cruz
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(619) 717-2233 3200 4th Avenue
Suite 203
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Immigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Our mission is simple: To provide you with the highest level of representation for all your immigration and criminal defense needs. Mr. Cruz built his practice primarily on word of mouth among clients and on trusted referrals within the legal profession. Deportation Defense Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Adjustment of Status (Family based Petitions) U-Visa and VAWA for Victims of Crime Investment Visas K1/K2 Fiance Visa Criminals Defense Representation (Avoid Immigration Consequences) INS Hold/bond Fingerprinting for FIOAS (Your file with Immigration) Attorney Cruz was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. His family...
Edward J Southcott
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(619) 504-7981 2247 San Diego Ave., Suite 234
San Diego, CA 92110
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Prior to opening his law practice, Edward J. Southcott worked for the San Diego Sheriff's Department for 21 years. During his career with the San Diego Sheriff's Department, Edward gained a broad range of experience in the criminal justice system. As a detective, Edward investigated all types of crimes ranging from minor infractions to murder. He was specially trained as a hate crime detective and as a vice crimes investigator. As a detective on the San Diego County Human Trafficking Taskforce, Edward gained extensive knowledge and experience in the investigation and prosecution...
John R Rodriguez
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(619) 332-1703 3517 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 404
San Diego, CA 92108
Criminal and Immigration
John F. Kennedy University
John R. Rodriguez was raised in a Houston Latino community. ICE was a regular presence in his neighborhood, and he saw how stressful and intimidating it can be to have your residency status thrown into question. Simmering with a desire to help people and protect their rights, John became a police officer and criminal investigator. He spent several years gaining experience in the investigative process, skills he now uses to build creative defense strategies for his clients.
Attorney Rodriguez has over 20 years of experience defending US Citizens, lawful permanent residents, and undocumented aliens. He considers it his mission to use...
Matthew Springmeyer
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(619) 237-0384 2305 Historic Decatur Rd.
STE 100
San Diego, CA 92106
Criminal and Immigration
California Western School of Law
Matthew H. Springmeyer received a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Literacy Studies (writing emphasis) from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2010. Mr. Springmeyer attended law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA. Mr. Springmeyer graduated in the top ten of his class with Magna Cum Laude Honors in 2013.

While in law school, Mr. Springmeyer was the Co-Chair of the Community Outreach Committee, which focused on providing law students with volunteer opportunities. He was also on the Dean’s Honor List every trimester and received Pro Bono and Public Service...
Mr. Dimitri Panagopoulos Esq.
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(619) 209-6030 8880 Rio San Diego Dr. 8th Floor
San Diego, CA 92108
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and White Collar Crime
Concord Law School and Concord Law School
I have practiced law since 2010, in the areas of Criminal Law, Business Law, and Estate Planning, with an emphasis in protecting small business owners and their assets. I studied criminology at UNLV from 1994 to 2002, thereafter I founded a detective agency in Arizona which focused primarily on criminal defense investigations involving serious felonies such as homicide, burglary, and armed robbery, and business related fraud. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from UNLV, a Juris Doctorate degree, and an LL.M (Master of Laws) degree from Concord Law School.
Christopher Light
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(720) 330-2848 8880 Rio San Diego Dr.
Rio Vista Tower, 8th Floor
San Diego, CA 92108
Criminal, Employment and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Christopher Light has dedicated his life to helping people and defending their rights and interests, often times, in cases where no one else would. Widely revered for his trial advocacy, Mr. Light has quickly established himself as one of Colorado’s most accomplished trial lawyers. Selected by his peers as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor that is limited to 2.5% of attorneys in Colorado, Mr. Light has also been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a “Top 40 Under 40” trial attorney and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has selected him to their prestigious “10...
James L. Hassey
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(858) 876-5411 1660 Hotel Circle North
Suite: 302
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Sean T Prosser
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(858) 314-2152 3580 Carmel Mountain Road
Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130
Free ConsultationCriminal, Securities, Stockbroker Fraud and White Collar Crime
New York Law School
Sean Prosser defends clients facing investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), including FBI and Grand Jury proceedings, and other government agencies. He also defends companies and their executives in shareholder litigation. With offices in San Diego and Los Angeles, Sean leads Mintz Levin’s California Securities Litigation practice. His clients include public and private companies, officers and directors, board committees, broker-dealers, banks, investment advisors, hedge funds, CPAs, individual stock traders and public officials. Sean regularly represents clients before the following agencies and regulators: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...
Marcus Edward DeBose
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(619) 493-1207 2534 State Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Experienced and affordable dui and criminal defense lawyer in San Diego handling domestic violence, theft crimes, sex crimes, petty theft, shoplifting, arrest/bench warrant, expungement etc. Contact us for free consultation.
George Gedulin
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(858) 333-5231 12636 High Bluff Drive
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92130
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney George Gedulin firmly believes that every client deserves a high level of care and attention, no matter what they are facing. His in-depth experience and knowledge of the local and federal courts, combined with a true passion for helping clients, allows clients to The Law Office of George Gedulin feel secure that their case is in good hands. He is a tenacious advocate, aggressive litigator, and has helped hundreds of clients throughout the San Diego area. He handles a number of complicated criminal matters, including manslaughter, DUI, drug trafficking, sex crimes, and federal crimes, such...
Stacie Lynn Patterson
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(619) 269-8074 3200 4th Ave., Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92103
Criminal, Administrative and Business
Yale Law School
Stacie Patterson—San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney & Professional License Defense Attorney. The Law Office of Stacie L. Patterson serves the greater San Diego, Riverside, and Orange County areas in professional license defense and criminal defense. Stacie Patterson has over 20 years of experience in California as a professional defense attorney and as a California and San Diego criminal defense attorney. Stacie graduated from Yale Law School in 1991. Since then, she has defended clients accused of felonies and misdemeanors in both federal and state courts. As a professional license defense attorney, she has defended clients from...
J. Michael Ivancie
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(619) 929-0451 3200 4th Avenue
Suite 205
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, Employment and Immigration
University of Arizona
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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.