San Diego, California Criminal Lawyers

David P. Shapiro
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 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... Read More »
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Bradley Corbett
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience

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... Read More »
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Alex Ozols
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney

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... Read More »
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Samantha Greene
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 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... Read More »
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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...
Vikas Bajaj
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 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.
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.
Omid Rejali
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 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...
Mark L. Deniz
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(858) 751-4384 2831 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 307
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
John F. Kennedy University
Look no further than San Diego's Premier Criminal Defense Firm. Award-Winning Former Deputy District Attorney & Former Deputy City Attorney. His firm takes pride in handling his clients cases with efficiency and discretion. Free Case evaluation. Serving All San Diego County. Be Proactive and call now.
David P. Shapiro
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(619) 295-3555 3500 5th Ave, #304
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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....
Randy Michael Grossman
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(858) 877-9673 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...
Brian Jude White
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(619) 280-8022 4320 Iowa St
San Diego, CA 92104
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Brian J. White has been practicing law in California for nearly 25 years. Brian is a certified criminal law specialist, as certified by the California state bar Board of legal specialization, and has personally handled several hundred serious criminal cases in both California Superior Courts and United States District Courts. He has tried numerous cases before juries, including serious allegations such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, drug smuggling, child molestation, rape, and murder. Those who seek Brian’s representation have problems, often big problems, problems that threaten their families, their livelihoods,...
Bradley Corbett
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 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.
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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Anna Reese Yum
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San Diego, CA 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... 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... Read More »
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Mr. Leif Harrison Kleven
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(619) 796-3680 1059 Tenth Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
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.
Michael Semanchik
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(619) 535-1811 4861 Narragansett Avenue
San Diego, CA 92107
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,...
Randy Wagner
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(619) 376-1960 401 West A st. 1100
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
The Law Office of Randy Wagner practices criminal defense, civil litigation and immigration law. Whether you are accused of a misdemeanor, felony, facing immigration issues or have been sued, Randy Wagner will represent you and be your voice in the justice system Originally from Las Vegas, my family and I have made San Diego our home. I earned my Bachelors Degree from UNLV. Later I attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law, here in San Diego.
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
Free ConsultationCriminal, 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...
Vincent Ronald Ross
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 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. ...
Mehrdad Ghassemkhani
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 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...
Amanda Fay Benedict
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(760) 822-1911 7710 Hazard Center Dr.
Suite E104
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and Personal Injury
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Ms. Benedict is an appellate attorney in California and in federal courts. Ms. Benedict additionally provides legal writing services for fellow attorneys.

Ms. Benedict's litigation background included both defense and plaintiff representation. As a defense attorney, Ms. Benedict had a good working relationship with several insurance carriers advocating for their insureds in automobile liability, premise liability, and business liability matters. As a plaintiff's attorney, she was passionate about fighting for the rights of cyclists and motorists who sustained injuries in accidents. Working on both the plaintiff's side and the defense side provided Ms. Benedict with a unique objective view of...
Edward J Southcott
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(619) 504-7981 2247 San Diego Ave., Suite 234
San Diego, CA 92110
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Prior to opening his law practice, Edward J. Southcott worked for the San Diego Sheriff's Department for 21 years. During his career with the San Diego Sheriff's Department, Edward gained a broad range of experience in the criminal justice system. As a detective, Edward investigated all types of crimes ranging from minor infractions to murder. He was specially trained as a hate crime detective and as a vice crimes investigator. As a detective on the San Diego County Human Trafficking Taskforce, Edward gained extensive knowledge and experience in the investigation and prosecution...
James Rudolph
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(619) 235-0010 419 19th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Immigration and Personal Injury
Washington University School of Law
Rudolph Baker and Associates provides first class legal representation. Our attorneys specialize in immigration and criminal defense, although we also handle personal injury cases and other civil proceedings. In Federal and State courts our attorneys have helped countless satisfied clients achieve favorable results. Our office is located near downtown San Diego, in the Sherman Heights neighborhood. Street parking is readily available. Consultations are free for criminal defense; $60 for immigration. We also have two offices in Tijuana, Mexico.
Robert Lee Grimes
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 46 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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Sean F. Leslie
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience

University of San Diego School of LawCalifornia and United States District Court Southern District of California
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Saman Nasseri
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San Diego, CA 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... Read More »
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Narciso Cruz
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(619) 717-2233 3200 4th Avenue
Suite 203
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Immigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Our mission is simple: To provide you with the highest level of representation for all your immigration and criminal defense needs. Mr. Cruz built his practice primarily on word of mouth among clients and on trusted referrals within the legal profession. Deportation Defense Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Adjustment of Status (Family based Petitions) U-Visa and VAWA for Victims of Crime Investment Visas K1/K2 Fiance Visa Criminals Defense Representation (Avoid Immigration Consequences) INS Hold/bond Fingerprinting for FIOAS (Your file with Immigration) Attorney Cruz was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. His family...
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...
Renee N. Galente
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(760) 224-5226 600 B Street, 3rd Floor
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...
Nicholas Moore
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(619) 485-2900 101 W. Broadway, Suite 1770
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Social Security Disability and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Nicholas J. Moore is an award winning San Diego criminal attorney. He has been recognized as "Best of the Bar, 2016" by the San Diego Business Journal, "Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers, and named "Rising Star," in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Super Lawyers Magazine. He has a 10/10 rating on Avvo, and named "10 Best in Client Satisfaction" by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys two years in a row (2016 and 2017).

Nicholas is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Thomas Jefferson School of...
Christopher Light
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(720) 330-2848 8880 Rio San Diego Dr.
Rio Vista Tower, 8th Floor
San Diego, CA 92108
Criminal, Employment and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Christopher Light has dedicated his life to helping people and defending their rights and interests, often times, in cases where no one else would. Widely revered for his trial advocacy, Mr. Light has quickly established himself as one of Colorado’s most accomplished trial lawyers. Selected by his peers as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor that is limited to 2.5% of attorneys in Colorado, Mr. Light has also been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as a “Top 40 Under 40” trial attorney and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has selected him to their prestigious “10...
Bradley Patton
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(760) 438-3636 424 F Street
Suite E
San Diego, CA 92101
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. Dimitri Panagopoulos Esq.
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(619) 209-6030 8880 Rio San Diego Dr. 8th Floor
San Diego, CA 92108
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and White Collar Crime
Concord Law School and Concord Law School
I have practiced law since 2010, in the areas of Criminal Law, Business Law, and Estate Planning, with an emphasis in protecting small business owners and their assets. I studied criminology at UNLV from 1994 to 2002, thereafter I founded a detective agency in Arizona which focused primarily on criminal defense investigations involving serious felonies such as homicide, burglary, and armed robbery, and business related fraud. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from UNLV, a Juris Doctorate degree, and an LL.M (Master of Laws) degree from Concord Law School.
Roseline D. Feral
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(619) 232-1010 444 W C St
#310
San Diego, CA 92101
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Ms. Feral puts the needs of her clients first, even if that means dealing with conflict. Passionate about making sure her client's voice is heard, you can count on her to fight and not back down. Ms. Feral is rated one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the area and has earned the respect of clients and San Diego Defense Lawyers throughout California.
Benjamin Theule
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(619) 236-9700 2445 5th Ave Ste 330
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Attorney Benjamin Theule has established a professional reputation throughout Southern California as a zealous advocate for the rights and freedom of his clients throughout the legal community with his peers, prosecutors and judges. Because Mr. Theule developed his skills as a successful Southern California prosecutor, he has experience working behind the scenes with law enforcement and has firsthand knowledge of their investigative tactics. He also has the ability to anticipate prosecution strategy, and what it takes for the prosecution to meet its burden of proof at trial.
Vikram Singh Monder
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(619) 405-0063 424 F St
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
California Western School of Law
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 first few months of his practice, Vik Monder soon became a Finalist for the San Diego Transcript’s “Top Attorneys” List in the category of Criminal Defense. This listing identifies top-tier attorneys within San Diego County. Having achieved a Masters in Law (LL.M.) in the area of Criminal Trial Advocacy, Vik Monder has been able to obtain great results for his clients facing...
Vikas Bajaj
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 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... Read More »
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David M. Boertje
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience

University of San Diego School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court Southern District of California
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Luis Macias Jr
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(619) 245-4106 2323 Broadway, suite 104
San Diego, CA 92102
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of California - Hastings College of the Law and University of California - San Diego
In 2011, I established my own practice which includes both civil and criminal representation. Motivated by a desire to represent real people in the court room, not insurance companies, I used the experience and skills gained in my civil practice to expand into criminal law and representation of persons injury by the negligence of others. I now devote my practice to both criminal defense and personal injury. With respect to my criminal law practice, I represent individuals in misdemeanor and felony matters in State and Federal court. I defend individuals in criminal matters ranging from DUI's and insurance fraud, to...
Luiey Ghaleb Haddad
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(619) 663-4533 501 W. Broadway
Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Real Estate and Stockbroker Fraud
Indiana Univ Bloomington School of Law and California Western School of Law
Luiey G. Haddad is an aggressive trial attorney with over a decade of experience in real estate law and civil litigation. Mr. Haddad has represented individuals and businesses of all sizes with real estate transactions, commercial and residential lease negotiations, landlord-tenant dispute, corporate formation, contract disputes, and a wide array of real estate and business-related litigation. Mr. Haddad has successfully represented numerous high-profile clients in state and federal courts, including government officials and large national corporations.

Mr. Haddad received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and Communications from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He earned his Juris Doctor from...
Lindsey B Mercer
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(619) 792-5400 401 West A Street
Suite 1420B
San Diego, CA 92101
Criminal and DUI
University of San Diego School of Law
The Law Office of Lindsey B. Mercer exclusively practices criminal defense and higher education consulting. Recognized as one of San Diego's premiere criminal defense attorneys, Ms. Mercer routinely handles all types of misdemeanor and felony cases in state and federal court. Her vast array of defense experience includes serving as part of the defense team for several high profile death penalty and murder cases. Ms. Mercer is a passionate advocate who approaches each case with intensity, compassion, and a commitment to finding justice for her clients.
Joshua Franklin
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(619) 365-9210 501 West Broadway
Suite 1025
San Diego, CA 92101
Criminal, Insurance Claims, Securities and White Collar Crime
University of Colorado - Boulder
I am a trial attorney focused on serving clients in the areas of insurance coverage, securities litigation, and white collar criminal defense. I have represented mutual funds, corporations, Native American tribes, law firms, accounting firms, small businesses, and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of high-stakes disputes. Through my experience in private practice and as a former prosecutor, I have tried nearly fifty jury trials to verdict. In the area of insurance coverage, I have represented policyholders and other insureds in coverage disputes and civil actions alleging bad faith...
Lisa Jean Damiani
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SAN DIEGO, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(619) 239-0170 1059 10th Avenue
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101
Criminal, DUI, Employment and White Collar Crime
California Western School of Law
Ms. Damiani, named a San Diego Super Lawyer since 2010, received her B.A. degree in 1983 from New York University and her J.D. degree in 1988 from California Western School of Law in San Diego, where she made Law Review. She became a practicing member of the California Bar in 1988 and started her own law practice, focusing on criminal cases. In 1993, a national law firm recruited her to join its white-collar crime practice group. There, she continued to represent people and entities in state and federal court, charged with a variety of crimes ranging from fraud and...
James L. Hassey
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(858) 876-5411 1660 Hotel Circle North
Suite: 302
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Employment and Personal Injury
Jeremy Elias
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(619) 843-8546 600 B St Ste 1420
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
David M. Boertje
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 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
George Ramos Jr
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(619) 231-1830 427 C St #306
San Diego, CA 92101
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Southwestern Univ School of Law
George Ramos Jr. is a criminal defense attorney based in San Diego. George is a former prosecutor and now an aggressive attorney representing individuals who are facing criminal charges including DUI/DWI, domestic violence, sex offenses, theft and white collar crimes.
Michael Stephen Berg
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(619) 239-2186 402 W Broadway
suite 1300
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Attorney Michael S. Berg has 35 years of criminal law experience. Michael has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. He has also been honored by Super Lawyers Magazine and Best Lawyers in America. You will not find a more experienced, ethical or hard working attorney to defend you. His defense record includes numerous high-profile cases, not only in San Diego, but throughout the United States and abroad. Michael has his own practice in San Diego and is well prepared to handle even the most complex criminal law matters. He has...
Tate R. Lounsbery
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience

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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.