La Mesa, 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 immigration related... Read More »
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David M. Boertje Esq.
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience

David M. Boertje, Esq., has dedicated his professional life to defending those accused of crimes and has personally handled hundreds of criminal cases. Mr. Boertje is experienced in handling all misdemeanor and felony... 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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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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Christopher Yturralde
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La Mesa, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(760) 235-4480 3755 Avocado Blvd.
#434
La Mesa, CA 91941
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of California - San Diego
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 David Kern
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La Mesa, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 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 18 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
La Mesa, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(760) 960-2291 8030 La Mesa Blvd.
PMB 313
La Mesa, CA 91942
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
La Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(619) 697-0333 9001 Grossmont Blvd Ste 716
La Mesa, CA 91941
Criminal
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
La Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(619) 589-5444 P O Box 2160
La Mesa, CA 91942
Criminal and DUI
Western State Univ
La Mesa, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 55 years experience
(619) 417-4242 9166 Dillon Dr
La Mesa, CA 91941
Criminal
Harvard Univ Law School
La Mesa, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(619) 234-3707 3755 Avocado Blvd # 293
La Mesa, CA 91941
Criminal and DUI
Univ of San Diego School of Law
La Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(619) 238-1124 7918 El Cajon Blvd Ste N273
La Mesa, CA 91942
Criminal and DUI
Univ of San Diego School of Law
La Mesa, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(619) 448-6500 7777 Alvarado Rd
Ste 413
La Mesa, CA 91942
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
California Western School of Law
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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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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La Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(619) 667-9600 5464 Grossmont Center Dr
La Mesa, CA 91942
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Western State Univ
La Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(619) 218-6096 7918 El Cajon Blvd Ste N 335
La Mesa, CA 91942
Criminal
La Mesa, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(619) 460-2222 8844 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA 91942
Criminal and DUI
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Paul Neuharth Jr.
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(619) 231-0401 Emerald Plaza, 402 West Broadway
Suite 720
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of San Diego School of Law
Paul Neuharth has been practicing criminal and administrative law exclusively for 25 years. Considered a top State, Federal Criminal defense and DUI attorney in San Diego, Mr. Neuharth has worked his way through College and Law School as a California State Law Enforcement Officer for almost 7 years. As an award winning trial attorney, he zealously fights for the best possible outcome for every client – regardless of the criminal charges. He has been recognized as a leading DUI and criminal defense lawyer in greater San Diego, by the legal community.
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.
Holly S. Hanover
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(619) 295-1264 San Diego and El Centro areas
San Diego, CA 91977
Criminal
California Western School of Law
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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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...
Vincent Ronald Ross
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(858) 805-5772 750 B Street #3300
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of San Diego School of Law
Vincent R. Ross has over 25 years of DUI and criminal defense experience.. Mr. Ross began his legal career defending clients accused of crimes in Southern California. His first defense verdict, obtained only months after being admitted to the bar, was on behalf of a homeless man who had been accused of riding public transit without a ticket. This was a pro bono matter, referred to Mr. Ross by a local homeless shelter. Many other clients accused of more serious crimes, including drug smuggling, robbery and attempted murder, were successfully defended by Mr. Ross in his early career. ...
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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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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Vikas Bajaj
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 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...
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...
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.
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....
Aaron Spolin
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(310) 589-3793 501 W. Broadway, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Spolin Law P.C.’s founder, Aaron Spolin, is a former prosecutor and award-winning Los Angeles criminal appeals attorney. He has achieved successful outcomes on hundreds of criminal cases, including numerous dismissals of major felony cases; non-criminal resolutions to complex fraud and insurance fraud defense cases; dismissals of drug, DUI, violent-crime, and theft charges; successful appellate outcomes from the California Court of Appeal and California Supreme Court; and multiple not-guilty jury verdicts at trial.

Aaron is the recipient of various awards for his advocacy, including the American College of Trial Lawyer’s Medal for Excellence in Oral Advocacy as well as Princeton University’s Lynde...
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...
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.
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...
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.
Randy Michael Grossman
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(858) 707-9800 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...
Renee N. Galente
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(760) 224-5226 401 B St., Ste. 2030
San Diego, CA 92101
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...
Mehrdad Ghassemkhani
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(619) 814-5110 303 A Street Suite 306
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Univ of San Diego School of Law
During my 14+ years of practice, I have handled over 6,500 criminal cases and have extensive trial experience. I have handled almost every type of criminal case and have been the lead attorney in over 75 jury trials and the lead attorney in over 400 preliminary hearings. I have handled a variety of cases ranging from misdemeanor petty thefts, DUIs, drug related offenses, domestic violence, felony fraud, felony assaults, felony theft related offenses, felony stabbings, felony child molest, felony robberies, felony residential burglaries, felony hit and runs, rape, kidnapping and murder cases. I am...
Bradley Patton
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Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(760) 438-3636 1808 Aston Ave
#240
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
California Western School of Law
San Diego criminal attorney C. Bradley Patton, Esq. has over 35 years of experience in criminal law defense. In addition to maintaining his private practice, Mr. Patton serves on the Board of Directors for the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association. He has been an active member of the Criminal Defense Lawyers Club since 1988. Mr. Patton is a past member of the Board of Directors of the North County Bar Association and a founding panel member of the North County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service. In 1990, Mr. Patton was appointed to serve the California State Bar Committee on Professional...
Mr. Leif Harrison Kleven
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Chula Vista, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 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.
Kerry Lee Steigerwalt
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(619) 762-3200 225 Broadway
STE 2220
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Western State Univ
Led by DUI defense attorney Kerry L. Steigerwalt, Sevens Legal, APC offers services to those in need of an aggressive DUI defense team. Our law firm has earned a reputation for helping clients rebuild their lives following a DUI related incident. We are dedicated to protecting our clients' legal rights, and we work tirelessly to ensure that our client's needs are taking care of. We bring over 30 years of experience to a wide range of legal practice areas to benefit our clients through every stage of the criminal justice process. If you are in need of a dui attorney...
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,...
David M. Boertje Esq.
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(888) 476-0901 501 W Broadway
#800
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of San Diego School of Law
David M. Boertje, Esq., has dedicated his professional life to defending those accused of crimes and has personally handled hundreds of criminal cases. Mr. Boertje is experienced in handling all misdemeanor and felony cases including DUI defense, domestic violence, theft crimes, white collar crimes, drug crimes, probation violations, violent crimes, strike cases, and murder. Mr. Boertje has obtained successful results for many of his clients including case dismissals, not guilty verdicts, reduced charges, and favorable plea bargains. Mr. Boertje has received some very impressive results for his clients.

Mr. Boertje received his Juris Doctor degree at the University of San...
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...
Robert Lee Grimes
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 47 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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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.