Oceanside, 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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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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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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Richard Lawrence Duquette
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Oceanside, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(760) 545-5563 3642 Ocean Ranch Blvd
Oceanside, CA 92056
Free ConsultationCriminal, Consumer, Military and Nursing Home
Western State Univ
Joni Kay Eisenstein
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Oceanside, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(760) 721-3161 207 N Ditmar St
Oceanside, CA 92054
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Member in good standing with the California State Bar since 1993.
Juris Doctor, Washington and Lee University School of Law, 1992.
Bachelor of Arts, State University of New York at Binghamton, 1989.

Ms. Eisenstein has practiced as a criminal defense attorney since joining the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office in 1993. In 2006, Ms. Eisenstein moved from public employment to start her own firm, concentrating entirely on criminal defense.

Ms. Eisenstein has 26 years of expertise working with Judges, prosecutors, the probation department and other defense lawyers in the San Diego County Court system. Ms. Eisenstein has also appeared frequently in Los Angeles,...
William Carley Halsey
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Oceanside, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(760) 721-3839 2424 Vista Way
Suite 320
Oceanside, CA 92054
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Rena Wallenius
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Oceanside , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(760) 889-0793 Suite 300
3186 Vista Way
Oceanside , CA 92056
Criminal and DUI
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Oceanside, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(760) 224-5883 PO Box 2749
Oceanside, CA 92051
Criminal
Univ of Missouri School of Law
Oceanside, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(760) 439-2210 3156 Vista Way Ste 200
Oceanside, CA 92056
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Oceanside, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(760) 806-8117 1633 Avenida Oceano
Oceanside, CA 92056
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
California Western School of Law
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.
Renee N. Galente
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Vista, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(760) 224-5226 950 Vista Village Drive
Vista, CA 92084
Free ConsultationCriminal, Military and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Renée N. G. Stackhouse offers robust representation to clients throughout the San Diego region in both criminal and civil matters. While Renee primarily heads the firm's civil litigation practice, taking on an array of matters ranging from business disputes to all manner of plaintiffs'? personal injury litigation, she is also a formidable criminal defense attorney. In particular, she is well-equipped to defend those accused of DUI, having been qualified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police to administer field sobriety tests, detect impaired motorists and instruct police officers in these methods. Renee...
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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California Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Attorney Vikas Bajaj is a San Diego-based criminal defense attorney fighting for the rights of individuals and corporations who have been charged with a crime. Attorney Vikas Bajaj started his own defense firm, The Law... Read More »
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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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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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Raymond Gregory Gomez
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Vista, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(760) 639-0187 440 S. Melrose Drive, Ste. 260
Vista, CA 92081
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Handling the most difficult criminal cases in San Diego County, California, Mr. Gomez is considered one of the "elite" criminal practitioners in North County Vista & San Diego. With more than 47 years in practice, Mr. Gomez has represented thousands of clients throughout San Diego County providing them with first-class representation. During this time, Mr. Gomez has handled everything from DUI, traffic/auto accidents, personal injury, domestic violence, to murder cases. Mr. Gomez has participated in more than 100 jury trials, and has established a reputation for being able to negotiate great outcomes for his clients who find themselves...
Deanna Lynn Lopas
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(800) 595-4932 450 South Melrose Drive
Vista, CA 92081
Free ConsultationVista, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Prior to establishing LOPAS LAW, I spent a decade as a public defender, in Sacramento as well as El Dorado County. During that time I represented clients in all manner of cases, from complex high stakes homicides, to sexual misconduct, 3 strikes, drug crimes, and DUI. For the last 3 years I have focused on juvenile defense. I enjoy trial practice, but understand that not every case or client is best served through court adjudication or verdicts. I work closely with my clients to reach efficient and positive resolutions and believe in the fragility and growth potential of...
Carolina Martin Ramos
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Vista, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
400 South Melrose Drive
Suite 103
Vista, CA 92081
Criminal and Immigration
University of New Mexico and University of Guanajuato, School of Law
Carolina Martin Ramos believes in una justicia digna. This means that she believes in treating her clients with the dignity & respect they deserve. Carolina is recognized as a fierce & compassionate advocate. She has a big heart & fights hard for her clients. Carolina Martin Ramos founded Justicia Digna, LLC in 2012 after working as an attorney in government and private law firms. She has managed the work of attorneys and staff in numerous immigration and criminal law cases over the years. Ms. Ramos has helped many families change their lives significantly by attaining immigration benefits through programs like:...
Sanders Patton
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Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(760) 438-3636 1808 Aston Ave
#240
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Criminal attorney Sanders B. Patton, Esq has successfully handled a wide variety of criminal law defense cases including grand theft, high-profile murder and juvenile delinquency matters. During his legal studies, Mr. Patton focused on criminal law and litigation. He participated in the Student Bar Association and the Criminal Law Society, received Honor Roll Status, and received a Pro Bono Honors Award for his commitment to non-profit efforts. Mr. Patton also had the opportunity to broaden his perspective on legal issues by studying the comparisons of international criminal and constitutional laws to those in the U.S., under Supreme Court Justice Anthony...
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...
Thomas Daniel Nares
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Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(760) 434-5710 2794 Gateway Rd.
Suite 106
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
My practice is devoted to the areas of Family Law, Divorce, Custody and Visitation, Domestic Violence and Support, as well as to all Criminal Law cases from misdemeanors to the most serious felonies.
William Richard Christoph
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Vista, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(760) 941-5720 400 S.Melrose Dr. #101
Vista, CA 92081
Criminal and DUI
University of Wisconsin Law School
1968-1976 USMC Captain, Infantry platoon Commander Vietnam and Cobra Gunship Pilot. 1979 Deputy San Diego City Attorney - Criminal Trial Division, 1979 to Present - Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney at Christoph Law Offices. Highest Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical Standards, "Top Lawyers" San Diego Magazine, Judge Pro Tem
James N. Dicks
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Vista, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(760) 630-2000 400 South Melrose Drive
Suite 109
Vista, CA 92081
Criminal and DUI
Western State Univ
Facing criminal charges in the San Diego area? Come to JD law for the aggressive, experienced legal defense your case requires. Attorney James N. Dicks is committed to fighting for you and the resolution that is in your best interests. Recognized as a certified criminal law specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization, Attorney Dicks boasts an impressive record of success as well as a long list of grateful clients. As a former police officer, he possesses unique insight into the criminal justice system that may prove invaluable to your case. To learn more,...
Jennifer Gerstenzang
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(619) 356-1445 380 S. Melrose Drive, Suite 373
Vista, CA 92081
Vista, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
California Western School of Law
Jennifer Gerstenzang is committed to providing outstanding representation along with the personal attention you deserve from a lawyer. She is a skilled and dedicated professional that offers legal assistance in criminal defense, DUI, juvenile law and traffic offenses. Jennifer’s aspiration for criminal defense steered her to the San Diego Public Defender’s Office where she started her career as a Deputy Public Defender gaining extensive experience in a wide range of criminal defense cases. She is a tenacious fighter working with her clients to protect their rights and provide a tailored defense depending on their legal situation. Jennifer...
David M. Boertje Esq.
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience

University of San Diego School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court Southern District of California
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Sean F. Leslie
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience

University of San Diego School of LawCalifornia and United States District Court Southern District of California
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Bill Parks
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Vista, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(760) 806-9293 316 S. Melrose Dr.
Vista, CA 92081
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I have been at the same location since 1999 and most of my clients come to me through referrals from other attorneys and past clients. I try very hard to get the best results I can for each client. The goal of this office is to help good people through bad times.
James R. Wilkens
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Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(760) 448-1113 2100 Palomar Airport Rd., Ste. 205
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
California Western School of Law
James R. Wilkens is a California licensed attorney who is dedicated to defending the rights of the accused and convicted. His practice is focused exclusively on criminal defense including traffic infractions, DUI's, misdemeanors and post conviction relief. Mr. Wilkens' office in Carlsbad is situated a short distance from the San Diego County Superior Court in Vista and serves all San Diego County criminal courts, the Riverside County Superior Court in Murrieta, and other Southern California courts. You can reach him directly at wilkensjames@gmail.com.

Mr. Wilkens was born and raised in San Diego County. He went to college...
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
Sean F. Leslie
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Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(760) 579-0380 5857 Owens Ave
#300
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of San Diego School of Law
Andrew Michael Limberg
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Vista, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(760) 806-4381 380 South Melrose Drive, #329
Vista, CA 92081
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of San Diego School of Law
Andrew Limberg graduated cum laude from San Diego State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration. While in college, he interned with the San Diego Police Department’s Crime Analysis Unit where he compiled and interpreted criminal information and statistics to assist the department and City Council in formulating law enforcement policy. After graduating from college, Andrew Limberg was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Among his many billets, he served as a legal officer, responsible for investigating all accidents and crimes related to his unit. After leaving active duty, Andrew...
David Mitchell Pflaum
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Vista, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(760) 806-4333 400 S Melrose Dr Suite 103
Vista, CA 92081
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School
Dedicated to defending the rights of the accused for over 25 years, defense attorney David Pflaum is known as "The Right Defender." Here is why. 1) EXPERIENCE: David provides the professional services of a skilled lawyer with over 25 years of experience. With so many years of experience comes a high degree of expertise and the ability to know how to help his clients, with whatever legal problem they might have, as quickly and successfully as possible. It also means knowing how to protect his clients, assert their rights, get them out of...
Michael Rutledge Norton
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carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(760) 420-5537 5489 coyote court
carlsbad, CA 92010
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Whittier Coll School of Law
Matthew Aaron Lopas
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(800) 595-4932 450 South Melrose Drive
Vista, CA 92081
Vista, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Joshua Hershon
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Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(760) 473-0387 300 Carlsbad Village Dr.
Ste 108A-171
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Criminal and Family
Susan Burkland
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Vista, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(760) 425-0885 380 S Melrose
Vista, CA 92081
Criminal
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Richard A.  Thomas
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Vista, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(760) 643-4040 380 S. Melrose Dr
Ste.405
Vista, CA 92081
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Carl Patton
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Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(760) 438-3636 1808 Aston Avenue Suite 240
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Criminal
I am a State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist. I have been named Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year on two occasions by the San Diego County Criminal Bar Association and Trial Attorney of the Year by the North County Bar Association of San Diego.
Jessica C. McElfresh
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Encinitas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(858) 756-7107 531 Encinitas Blvd
Ste 111
Encinitas, CA 92024-3782
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Municipal
University of San Diego School of Law
I'm an experienced San Diego criminal defense lawyer who works diligently to achieve the best possible outcome for clients. I help people who have been charged with crimes or are being investigated for them. Whether you are facing penalties for drug crimes, marijuana charges, arson, or violent crimes, I can help. Prior to starting my practice, I gained valuable experience in reviewing search and seizure motions. Many times people are wrongfully charged due to improperly obtained evidence, and that's where I can help. In addition to criminal defense, I'm also actively involved with narcotics policy and reform. I...
Ramona Rae Hallam
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Encinitas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(760) 212-9249 PO Box 230411
Encinitas, CA 92023
Criminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Experienced in DUI, Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Torts, and Civil Law. Our firm does special appearances and writes briefs, motions and other documents for other attorneys. We are proud to be approaching our 12th year in business (as of 2014). Thank you to our wonderful clients and to those of you who have helped us throughout the years.
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...
David Kaye
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Escondido, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(760) 708-7012 P.O. Box 461473
Escondido, CA 92046
Criminal and DUI
David Kaye is a graduate of the University of California,
San Diego, with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Economics.
He obtained his law degree from Western State University
in December of 1993, and was admitted to the California
State Bar in 1994. He subsequently sought admission and
was accepted into the United States District Court, Southern
District. Mr. Kaye worked as a Law Clerk for a Superior
Court Judge in Orange County, and worked as a Law Clerk
for the Office of the United States Attorney in San Diego.
He then served as a Deputy District Attorney in Tulare
County located in Central California. Mr. Kaye left the
public sector...
Mark Edwin Rath
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Encinitas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(760) 943-1590 1991 Village Park Way
Encinitas, CA 92024
Criminal, DUI and Immigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Brody McBride
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Solana Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(760) 697-1330 115 W Plaza St.
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Free ConsultationCriminal and Civil Rights
California Western School of Law
Thomas Ryan Neumann
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La Habra, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(619) 917-4816 3639 Midway Dr
La Habra, CA 92110
Criminal, Consumer, Military and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Carlsbad, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(760) 729-0128 3085 Blenkarne Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Univ of San Diego School of Law
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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.