Laguna Niguel, California Criminal Lawyers

William M. Weinberg
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Free Consultation! Experienced Criminal Law Attorney! Aggressive Representation!

I am a dedicated to guiding you through the process of criminal charges as smoothly as possible. I am a tenacious advocate who fights for your rights! Visit my website to see case results. Call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Wais Azami
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Blue-Collar Fight with a White-Collar Style

I practice criminal defense & DUI. I also defend immigrants who need to protect their immigration status. I answer my own calls and personally handle your case from beginning to end. Call/Text for a same-day appointment. Read More »
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Rudolph E. Loewenstein
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Free Consultation! Former Prosecutor! Aggressive and Compassionate Attorney!

For over 30 years, I have provided expertise and determination to fighting criminal charges! I will work tirelessly to defend your rights and interests! Visit my website to see results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Houman Fakhimi
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience

Houman Fakhimi, the founding partner of the Criminal Defense Team, has amassed deep expertise in the area of criminal defense law thanks to years of experience. He oversees all litigation carried out by the firm, and he... Read More »
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Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Ambrosio E. Rodriguez is a criminal defense attorney with over 18 years experience. Prior to becoming a criminal lawyer, Ambrosio served as a prosecutor for 13 years. During his time as a prosecutor, he led the sex... Read More »
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Joseph Torri
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Laguna Niguel, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(866) 630-5757 28202 Cabot Road
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Western State Univ COL
Joseph Torri is on the Riverside Superior Court's - Family Law Minor's Counsel List of Approved Attorneys. Judges sitting in California family law courtrooms may appoint private counsel to represent children in high-conflict child custody cases. Also, Mr. Torri is a volunteer mediator at the Los Angeles Superior Court Southeast Judicial District in Norwalk, California. Joseph Torri received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Fullerton, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice with a minor in Speech Communication. While at undergraduate college, Mr. Torri was on the speech and debate team, as well as, President...
Michael Molfetta
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(949) 701-7278 15795 Rockfield Blvd., Suite A
Suite 130
Irvine, CA 92677
Criminal, Entertainment & Sports, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Southwestern Law School
Michael Molfetta is former prosecutor and a renowned litigation attorney who has been practicing for almost 30 years.
1. Mr. Molfetta has been lead counsel in hundreds of criminal jury trials.
2. Mr. Molfetta has been lead counsel in several civil jury trials, and has conducted hundreds of depositions.
2. He has represented individuals and multinational corporations in both State and Federal Court.
3. Mr. Molfetta has handled cases in California, Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Florida, Texas, New York, New Jersey, Canada, Mexico, and Italy.
3. Mr. Molfetta also has extensive experience representing professional athletes and “high profile” clients. He...
Harvey L. Decker III
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Laguna Niguel, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
28202 Cabot Road, Suite 300
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney representing clients in Laguna Niguel.
Laguna Niguel, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(949) 582-1544 28202 Cabot Road #300
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Criminal, Business, DUI and Legal Malpractice
Boalt Hall School of Law
Laguna Niguel, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(949) 831-5972 30101 Town Center Dr
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Criminal and DUI
Western State Univ
Laguna Niguel, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(949) 756-1619 28202 Cabot Rd
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Criminal and DUI
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Michael Phillips
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(949) 535-1303 19782 MacArthur Blvd. Suite 225
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Whittier Law School
Having trained within and grown to manage several of SoCal’s most winning DUI and criminal defense law firms after serving in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Phillips is a seasoned lawyer dedicated to practice in the field of DUI & criminal defense. Mr. Phillips is a most-prepared, savvy, and committed attorney who assures his clients the best possible result in every case he handles with his partners at the Law Offices of Todd Landgren, an Orange County DUI and criminal defense powerhouse.

A passionate, client-focused attorney, Mr. Phillips is a hands-on practitioner who spends his hours working exclusively...
Barry Thomas Simons
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Laguna Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(888) 938-4911 260 St. Ann's Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
New York Law School
Mr. Simons has been a criminal defense lawyer in Southern California for over 40 years. Mr. Simons has presented his cases and lectured at seminars all over the country including the highly specialized intensive program presented by the National College for DUI Defense on subjects including scientific evidence, legal motions, DMV practice and procedure, and the interstate implications of DUI convictions from across the country. Mr. Simons was selected as the only Orange County "Super Lawyer" for DUI Defense from 2014 thru 2018, This is the (10th) time Mr. Simons has received this peer-reviewed honor and recognition. Mr. Simons...
Randall G. Levine Esq.
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Laguna Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(949) 715-4600 1100 South Coast Highway
Suite 319
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Employment and Immigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Lee Blumen
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Mission Viejo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
27201 Puerta Real
Suite 300
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Criminal
Alan Castillo
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Criminal, DUI & Professional Licensing Defense Attorney – 20+ Years Experience

Loyola Law SchoolCalifornia
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Damian J. Nassiri
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Free Consultation! Experienced California Criminal Defense Attorney! Call Now!

I am a skilled and aggressive California criminal defense lawyer. I work tirelessly to protect the rights and interests of the accused! Visit my website for reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Vincent John Tucci
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(949) 872-2700 82 Discovery
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Whittier Coll School of Law
Braden & Tucci, A Professional Law Corp. www.caduilaw.com 949-872-2700 24/7 Call us now so we can help We are Southern California's Premiere DUI & DMV Defense firm. 100% of our practice is DUI & DMV defense. As one of the top-rated DUI defense firms in California, Braden & Tucci has a high success rate of winning our clients' DUI cases or getting them reduced to a lesser offense. Thanks to my knowledge and expertise, Vincent Tucci, is often asked to speak at legal seminars, workshops and conferences where he teaches other attorneys how to...
Peter Francis Iocona
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Laguna Hills, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(844) 762-2500 22982 La Cadena Drive
Suite 239
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Whittier Law School and Chapman University
Attorney Peter F. Iocona is a Criminal Defense Lawyer who specializes in defending people charged with DUI in California, particularly Southern California. Mr. Iocona is the CFO and Lead Trial Lawyer at the SoCal Law Network in Laguna Hills, California. Mr. Iocona began his career with the Law Office of Barry T. Simons in 2000. By 2009, Mr. Iocona became the Lead Trial Lawyer for the Law Offices of Barry T. Simons for DUI Cases. In 2016, Mr. Iocona left the firm to open his own practice, The SoCal Law Network, with his two law partners, Alan Castillo...
Virginia Louise Landry
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Laguna Hills, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(877) 384-7833 23046 Avenida De La Carlota
Suite 125
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Criminal and DUI
Western State University College of Law
As a graduate of Western State University, Virginia L. Landry has grown her legal career over the past 25+ years. She quickly realized that criminal defense, particularly DUI, was her passion. As a fierce advocate for her clients, she never backs down from a fight and knows how to secure positive results on their behalf. Ms. Landry has handled countless DUI cases and is well-versed in the laws surrounding these charges. She has been Board Certified in DUI Defense, is a Regent for the National College for DUI Defense, and has received her certificate of instruction so that she can...
Diane C. Bass
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(949) 494-7011 100 Spectrum Center Drive
Suite 520
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Southwestern University School of Law
Diane C. Bass practices exclusively Criminal Defense in State and Federal court. She has extensive experience handling all sorts of cases. She has obtained extraordinary results for her clients including many not guilty verdicts and countless dismissals. Ms. Bass is a passionate advocate for her clients. She is compassionate and has an excellent reputation in the legal community with prosecutors and judges. If you are facing criminal charges call the Law Office of Diane C. Bass today for your free initial consultation.
Kyle D. Smith
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(855) 670-1267 8 Whatney
Irvine, CA 92618
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Employment
UCLA School of Law
I draft high-quality appellate briefs for my clients. I also occasionally represent employees and small businesses in litigation or transactions. I love my work, and I think you will too.
Marlo Parago Cordero
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Laguna Hills, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(844) 762-2500 23152 Verdugo Drive
Suite 201
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
George Washington Univ LS
Ms. Cordero joined the Law Office of Barry T. Simons in 2001 and served as the Managing Attorney of the Law & Motion portion of the firm's practice until she left the firm in 2016 to start her own firm, The SoCal Law Network, with her two law partners, Alan Castilo and Peter F. Iocona. Ms. Cordero is a talented criminal defense attorney who has won numerous motions to suppress, motions to strike and appeals. Ms. Cordero's track-record is unmatched in Southern California, including the entire State of California.
Bart Kaspero
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Newport Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(949) 999-0898 260 Newport Center Drive
Suite 406
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Criminal
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
As a dedicated trial lawyer, Bart Kaspero has the skill and expertise to handle a comprehensive range of criminal matters. Over the course of his career, Mr. Kaspero has developed strategic solutions and defenses for the criminally accused throughout Newport Beach. In many cases that were considered unwinnable, Mr. Kaspero used his legal skill to secure a favorable outcome, earning him a formidable reputation. He has been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars? list, named to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, and listed among the Attorneys of Distinction by Orange Coast Magazine....
Tsion Abate Chudnovsky
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Newport Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(949) 750-2500 23 Corporate Plaza Dr Suite 150
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School
Chudnovsky Law is a premier criminal defense, personal injury, professional license defense and immigration law firm based in Los Angeles and Orange County, California.

Our team includes experienced former government prosecutor and top personal injury lawyers that have successfully handled over 8,000 cases.

Often it isn’t the facts of the case that result in the best outcome, but experience with the legal system, relationships and a careful presentation of your side of the case to the prosecutor or judge. Our former government lawyers know what courts and prosecutors are considering and what they need to see for the best outcome.

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Oren Mark Atias
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Santa Ana, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(949) 954-7729 6 Hutton Centre Dr.
#600
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Whittier Law School
What I believe makes an Attorney "Top Rated" or "Super" is an Attorney that is there for you all of the time. When you call I answer the phone. When you have questions on a Sunday, I will speak with you and explain exactly what we can do. In terms of fighting your case, I obtain excellent results for my clients. When you've been arrested or charged with a crime, it is a difficult experience. Anger, frustration and fear are the most common emotions my clients experience. ...
Sabrina C. Fernandez
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Laguna Hills, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(714) 543-0451 25283 Cabot Rd
#225
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Probate
Western State University College of Law
Paul Takakjian
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Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist with Over 38 Years Experience

Loyola Law SchoolCalifornia
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John Murray
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience

John Murray has amassed a string of case dismissals, not guilty verdicts and "D.A. rejects" in cases ranging from misdemeanor DUI to very serious felonies. He works closely with his clients, and his carefully chosen... Read More »
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Allyson Rudolph
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(949) 748-3600 16520 Bake Parkway, Suite 280
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationCriminal
Chapman University
Allyson Rudolph was born and raised in Southern California. She completed her undergraduate degree from University of Southern California and received her juris doctorate from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law. She is dedicated to protecting those who have found themselves in a bad situation. People make mistakes and we are here to help in the time of need in a system that is foreign to many people. Allyson Rudolph strives to guide her clients through the process of criminal proceedings with the understanding and comfort that they will have...
Michael Guisti
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(888) 478-8999 Irvine
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Richard L. Grant
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(949) 379-7172 15375 Barranca Parkway
Suite A-208
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Western State Univ
More than 30 years, our "HARD HITTING & AGGRESSIVE" Courtroom and Trial Attorneys have provided legal representation in all of the four Orange Courts for both Felony and Misdemeanor Criminal charges as well as Business Law & Litigation matters. Whether fighting for our client's legal rights and freedom or seeking the most advantageous & successful outcome in a Business Law/Litigation matter, we are always in our "client's corner" fighting for them at the lowest possible costs.
Stephen J. Mooney
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(949) 453-0310 9900 Research Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
Criminal, Animal, Appeals and DUI
Western State University College of Law
Anthony Marcus
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Corona Del Mar, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(909) 851-2290 406 Orchid Ave., Unit 831
Corona Del Mar, CA 92625
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Immigration
Alexandria Law School
Sasan Vahdat
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(949) 496-2011 7700 Irvine Center Dr #800
Irvine, CA 92618
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Employment and Personal Injury
Pacific West COL
Ronald Michael Cordova
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(949) 769-2175 16520 Bake Pkwy
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationCriminal, Family and White Collar Crime
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Ron Cordova has been named a Southern California Super Lawyer nine times since 2007 and has been selected by OC Metro Magazine as one of Orange County's top five criminal defense lawyers every year since 2009. He has also been recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the best criminal defense attorneys nationwide in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Ron's representation in high-profile cases has given him national prominence, but he prides himself most on the skill and personal attention that he devotes to every client's matter.
Michael Crosner
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(949) 229-7673 8929 Irvine Center Dr. Suite 100 B
Irvine, CA 92618
Criminal, Consumer, Insurance Claims and Maritime
Southwestern Univ School of Law
For over 40 years, Michael Crosner, Esq. has been providing highly skilled and personalized legal services. We have aggressively represented thousands of personal injury victims, and have recovered millions of dollars against individuals, corporations, and municipalities. Crosner Law Corp. is not afraid to litigate difficult cases, and will advance whatever legal costs are necessary to achieve justice. All personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis, meaning our clients pay no legal fees until a successful settlement/verdict is achieved. We can assist you in obtaining medical care without health insurance, and a rental vehicle if your automobile is...
Lisa M Bethune
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Laguna Hills, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(949) 859-7070 23151 Moulton Parkway
Suite 102
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Suffolk University Law School
My private practice focuses exclusively on criminal defense. I believe in providing my clients with excellent service, protecting their freedom and their rights. Before opening Bethune Law Corporation, I worked as a public defender both in Orange County and in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to that I worked as a prosecutor both in Orange County and Cambridge Massachusetts. My practice of law has only ever been in the criminal law arena and I enjoy it tremendously.
Alan Castillo
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Laguna Hills, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(844) 762-2500 23152 Verdugo Drive
Ste 201
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Criminal, Civil Rights and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School
Christian Kim
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesUnited States District Court, Central District Court of California and California
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Lauren Kelly Johnson
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Free Consultation! Aggressive and Experienced Defense of Criminal Charges!

I am a dedicated and skilled criminal defense attorney. I provide expertise and determination to fight each and every charge against my clients! Visit my website to see testimonials or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Mark Raymond McDonald
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Laguna Hills, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(949) 298-3366 23276 South Pointe Dr. Suite 206
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Criminal, Animal and DUI
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Keith LaSalle Allen
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Ladera Ranch, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(949) 637-4950 27702 Crown Valley Pkwy
Ste D4, #261
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
Criminal
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Tina Bush Hoover
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Corona del Mar, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(949) 675-3498 2435 East Coast Hwy
Suite 5
Corona del Mar, CA 92625-2004
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
American COL
Maltaise Cini
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Newport Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(949) 660-1389 1300 Bristol Street North, Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Criminal and DUI
Univ of Windsor
Edward Joseph Stopyro
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San Juan Capistrano, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(949) 559-5500 32072 Camino Capistrano
2nd floor
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Criminal
Karren M. Kenney
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Newport Beach , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(855) 505-5588 5000 Birch Street - West Tower
Suite 3000
Newport Beach , CA 92660
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Stockbroker Fraud and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I am committed to defending your personal freedom. Having been practicing law since 1994, I enjoy zealously advocating for my clients and being their voice in the courtroom. I have tried over 70 criminal trials to verdict in state and federal courts and believe everyone deserves their day in court. Nobody should ever plead guilty to a crime they did not commit. Prior to starting my own criminal defense firm in 2012, I was a Senior Deputy Public Defender in Orange County, California, where I gained invaluable jury trial experience. Whether you are...
John Murray
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Orange, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(714) 288-9455 333 City Blvd. West
Suite 1750
Orange, CA 92868
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Ventura COL
John Murray has amassed a string of case dismissals, not guilty verdicts and "D.A. rejects" in cases ranging from misdemeanor DUI to very serious felonies. He works closely with his clients, and his carefully chosen private investigators and experts, to build the strongest defense in each case.

The National Trial Lawyers Association has awarded John as one of the "100 Best" criminal defense attorneys. The National Advocacy for DUI Defense placed him on their list of the nation's top DUI lawyers. And the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys has honored him as one of the 10 best...
Joseph Wilson
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Newport Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(949) 397-2292 1401 Dove Street
Suite 630
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Criminal, Administrative, Tax and White Collar Crime
University of San Diego and James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
Mr. Wilson is a former Federal Prosecutor, IRS Attorney and FTB Attorney. Mr. Wilson is the managing partner at the Wilson Tax Law Group, which is a law firm serving the Newport Beach and Yorba Linda areas that specializes in civil audits and criminal tax matters, involving federal and state tax authorities. The firm represents taxpayers during civil audits, administrative appeals, all phases of collection, judicial proceedings in all trial and appellate courts. The firm handles a wide variety of matters including international compliance and offshore banking matters. The firm is headed by Mr. Wilson, whose impressive background includes...
Andrew Cherkasky
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(844) 464-5529 116 Oasis
Irvine, CA 92620
Free ConsultationCriminal and Military
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
I knew I would be a trial lawyer as long as I can remember. I was one of those kids growing up that loved to argue about everything and anything. Parents, teachers, siblings, it didn’t matter — and the truth is, I won most of those fights. Education I attended college at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. My studies were all focused on the necessary course work to later attend law school. During college I was the captain of the mock-trial team that won third in the nation. I majored in political science,...
Wais Azami
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Santa Ana, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(714) 321-9999 1851 E. First Street
Suite 901
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
California Southern University School of Law
As an attorney, I offer strong yet affordable representation to the people of Orange County, Inland Empire and the surrounding areas with criminal defense. Most of my clients have immigration issues when they are arrested and it takes a special attorney who understands the consequences of criminal charges for immigrants.

I'm a product of our community. I'm an immigrant. I was poor as a child. I had to start working at age 14 so I could help my family. I've had friends who made mistakes and I saw how the authorities violated their rights because they...
David P. Schwarz
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Dedicated California Criminal Defense Lawyer with Experience & Compassion!

I am committed to providing skilled and aggressive legal representation. I will fight to get the outcome that you need and deserve! Visit my website to see client testimonials and case results. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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John David Rogers
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California Criminal Law Attorney

The Law Offices of John D. Rogers is exclusively devoted to criminal defense in both state & federal court. An Orange County based office focusing on white collar, federal charges, homicide, crimes against police... Read More »
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Laguna Niguel Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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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.