Rancho Santa Margarita, 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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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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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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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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Ashkan Yekrangi
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(949) 478-4963 24 Via Ulmaria
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Free ConsultationCriminal and Immigration
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Ashkan Yekrangi graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies. Later, Ashkan attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. As a student at UC Hastings, Ashkan wrote-on to the Hastings Law Journal, serving as an editorial staff member. Ashkan then served as Senior Production Editor for the journal until his graduation. While at UC Hastings, Ashkan had the invaluable experience of serving as a judicial extern for the Honorable Justice Kennard at the Supreme Court of California. After graduation, Ashkan worked at several law firms throughout California...
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 54 years experience
(949) 589-6877 5 Berlamo
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Southwestern Univ School of Law
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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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Karren M. Kenney
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Committed to defending personal freedom-CALL NOW to start preparing your defense

We are a federal and state criminal defense firm that specializes in representing individuals and businesses who are under investigation by federal or state law enforcement or have been charged with a crime. Read More »
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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 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...
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
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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Mr. William Wallace Bruzzo
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience

Will Bruzzo has been representing clients charged with crimes for over 22 years. His familiarity with the Courts and the District Attorney in Orange County help him get the best results for his clients. He understands... Read More »
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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
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
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
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.
Lee Blumen
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Mission Viejo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
27201 Puerta Real
Suite 300
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Criminal
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
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...
Mr. William Wallace Bruzzo
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Santa Ana, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(714) 547-4636 1851 E 1st St. Ste. 900, 9th Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationCriminal
Univ of Dayton School of Law
Will Bruzzo has been representing clients charged with crimes for over 22 years. His familiarity with the Courts and the District Attorney in Orange County help him get the best results for his clients. He understands the difficulty of having a conviction on your record or serving jail time. That is why he approaches every case with the intent of getting the matter reduced, dismissed or otherwise obtaining the best result possible. Look at his website at www.bruzzolaw.com to see the results he has obtained for other clients in his testimonial section. Mr. Bruzzo established his own law...
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...
Todd Alan Landgren
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(949) 752-1122 19782 MacArthur Blvd., Ste. 225
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationIrvine, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
Criminal and DUI
UC Hastings COL
Todd Landgren has represented thousands of individuals charged with Drunk Driving offenses. His trial successes and excellent court preparation have gained him the respect of his peers in the Orange County defense community, and when polled, they refer to Todd Landgren as the Best DUI Attorney in the Orange County area.

Mr. Landgren has trained and recruited some of the best up and coming and now leading defense attorneys working in OC.

Todd's familiarity and extensive knowledgeable of the practices of our individual Judges, their sentencing policy’s and their individual traits add unrivaled depth to the firm's strategic knowledge bank....
Antonio Arturo Cota
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Free Consultation! Skilled & Passionate California Criminal Defense Attorney!

I am an experienced California defense lawyer. I aggressively defend the accused against criminal charges. I will fiercely fight for your rights! See my website for reviews and 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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Houman Fakhimi
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Santa Ana, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 529-4545 3 Hutton Centre Dr
620
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Employment
Whittier Law School
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 has demonstrated mastery in a variety of relevant legal domains. He's an alumnus of the University of California, Irvine and Whittier Law School. In addition to being an active member of the State Bar of Californias Criminal Section, Mr. Fakhimi also boasts accreditations from he Association of Federal Defense Attorneys, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and the California Public Defenders Association.
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...
Katie Walsh
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Santa Ana, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(714) 619-9355 1851 E. 1rst Street
Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationCriminal, Education and Juvenile
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Katie Walsh is a criminal attorney who focuses her practice on children, and Juvenile Criminal law.

Ms. Walsh wants to help parents and children navigate the juvenile criminal system getting them the best result possible.

Before starting her own firm in 2012, Ms. Walsh was an Orange County District Attorney for 10 years where she worked in Juvenile court and Domestic Violence unit. She has the benefit of viewing her cases from both sides, as a former DA. She also deals with schools and school districts regarding school discipline and expulsion issues.

Ms. Walsh’s main goal is...
Douglas Borthwick
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Santa Ana, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(714) 654-6742 1800 N. Broadway, Suite 200
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Criminal, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
Douglas Borthwick Esq. was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1965. He graduated with high honors (Magna Cum Laude) from Muskingum University in 1988 with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Business, Economics, and Religion. At Muskingum University he was the recipient of the prestigious Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award, and the Financial Executive Institute Award. Attorney Douglas Borthwick received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1991 from Capital University Law School where he was the recipient of an academic scholarship and was on the Dean's List. Throughout his time in Law School, he worked as an Intern at the...
Courtney E. Pilchman
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(949) 260-4920 2030 Main St
Suite 1300
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
The George Washington University Law School and Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Courtney Pilchman is one of the renowned Irvine criminal defense attorneys at the Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, A Professional Law Corporation. Ms. Pilchman is a criminal law specialist who has earned the distinguished Top 1% of Attorneys in the United States. Her extensive experience includes a position as Deputy District Attorney who has prosecuted some of the most high-profile cases in California. She went to establish her own firm together with her colleague, Anita Kay. At the Law Firm of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C., Ms. Pilchman has helped thousands of clients charged with a wide range of criminal...
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...
Richard Wagner
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Irvine, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(714) 403-6317 7700 Irvine Center Drive
Ste., 800
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Chapman Univ School of Law
Richard Wagner began his legal career in 1998 as a criminal prosecutor in Los Angeles. While a Deputy City Attorney for Los Angeles, Richard Wagner prosecuted thousands of criminal cases, including DUI, drunk driving, domestic violence, assault and battery, and firearms cases in downtown LA. Since 2002, Richard Wagner has been a DUI Criminal Defense attorney in private practice. In 2006, he presented a lecture, “What to Do If You Are Arrested for Drunk Driving” at Whittier Law School. In addition to giving lectures, Richard Wagner, ESQ. has shown his dedication to the profession of DUI defense by enrolling...
Rudolph E. Loewenstein
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Newport Beach, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(714) 544-9844 5031 Birch Street
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Michael J. Ocampo
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Tustin, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(714) 451-6834 1432 Edinger Avenue
Suite 240
Tustin, CA 92780
Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Whittier Law School
Michael is a former prosecutor who has come to learn that the noble ideals of the criminal justice system are striven for more often than they are achieved.

He focuses his practice exclusively on criminal law so that he can help those accused of a crime — often ordinary, everyday people — ensure that their rights are honored and that they receive a fair opportunity to be heard.

Michael served as a deputy district attorney at the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office where he gained experience in jury trials, bench trials in juvenile court, arguing motions in criminal cases, and...
Karthik Krishnan
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Orange, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(714) 288-9455 333 City Blvd. West
Suite 1750
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a "Rising Star," Karthik Krishnan has emerged as one of the premiere young criminal defense and DUI attorneys in Los Angeles County.

The criminal system can be a stressful and insensitive place, where your voice is not heard. However, that is not the case with Karthik. The focus of his representation is his clients and what they need.

"I want to tell the client's story," he says.

Karthik graduated from Loyola Law School Los Angeles where he honed his craft in the criminal justice system. As a law student, Karthik was a certified law clerk...
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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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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Rancho Santa Margarita 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.