San Diego County Criminal Lawyers

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David P. Shapiro
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San Diego County, CA 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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David M. Boertje Esq.
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Get help now! Free consultation, aggressive representation in criminal cases.

I’m an experienced San Diego criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will fight to protect your rights throughout your case. Read More »
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Sean F. Leslie
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience

I am a successful criminal lawyer and DUI attorney with over 28 years of experience in the courtroom and experience as a former law enforcement police officer. I am proud to represent those individuals prosecuted by... Read More »
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Vikas Bajaj
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Free consultation, aggressive representation in all types of criminal cases.

I’m an experienced California criminal defense lawyer and represent clients in all types of criminal cases. I provide personal attention, thoughtful guidance, and will fight to protect your rights throughout your case. Read More »
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Patrick Griffin
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(619) 269-2131 180 Broadway Suite 1810
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatSan Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
Award winning San Diego Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney Patrick Griffin was raised in a large family in a rural Montana community where he learned the value of hard work and perseverance. A true trial attorney who is dedicated to getting results in the courtroom, Mr. Griffin has done just that. He has won jury trials in every courthouse in San Diego County and has achieved hundreds of pre-trial victories for his clients.

Mr. Griffin has represented over 900 clients and successfully defended nearly every type of criminal case, from first degree murder to driving under the influence. His success is...
Omid Rejali
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(619) 887-4148 8880 Rio San Diego Dr
Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationCriminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Omid Rejali comes from a very dynamic background. As a first generation child of family of immigrants he spent 10 years of his life growing up in Tehran. Living in a third world country has given Omid the ability to appreciate the legal rights our wonderful but not perfect justice system has to offer. Omid has a passion for the court room and believes that every individual's rights should be fully vindicated no matter what the circumstances are. His struggles while growing up have made him a very strong person who is able...
Tate R. Lounsbery
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(619) 792-1451 270 E Douglas Ave
El Cajon, CA 92020
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, Appeals and Juvenile
University of San Diego School of Law
Tate represents clients in Child Abuse Central Index (CACI) grievance proceedings throughout California.
Karren M. Kenney
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(855) 505-5588 600 West Broadway
Suite 700-209
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DUI, Stockbroker Fraud and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Whether you are under investigation or charged with a crime, my team and I are 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...
Saman Nasseri
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 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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Bradley Corbett
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(760) 201-9839 620 S Melrose Dr
Suite 101
Vista, CA 92081
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. Best San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer and DUI Attorney.
Daniel Smith
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(619) 233-6900 585 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Free ConsultationCriminal
California Western School of Law
Practicing exclusively criminal defense since 1990. I started my career with Federal Defenders of San Diego and continued on to state criminal defense. I was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 1992 and have handled both state and federal matters in Arizona. Our firm is kept organized by our Spanish speaking certified paralegal, Layla Smith. We have an accomplished DUI attorney in Jon Pettis who teams up with Dan Smith on every DUI case. Mr. Smith takes the lead on all felony cases and federal cases which makes for a well balanced office located across the street from the...
Kurt D. Hermansen
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 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...
Jessica C. McElfresh
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 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...
Vincent Ronald Ross
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 33 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. ...
Saman Nasseri
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San Diego County, 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 immigration related... Read More »
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Samantha Greene
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San Diego County, CA 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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Aaron Spolin
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(310) 589-3793 501 W. Broadway, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and White Collar Crime
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Spolin Law P.C.’s founder, Aaron Spolin, is a former prosecutor and award-winning Los Angeles criminal appeals attorney. He has achieved successful outcomes on hundreds of criminal cases, including numerous dismissals of major felony cases; non-criminal resolutions to complex fraud and insurance fraud defense cases; dismissals of drug, DUI, violent-crime, and theft charges; successful appellate outcomes from the California Court of Appeal and California Supreme Court; and multiple not-guilty jury verdicts at trial.

Aaron is the recipient of various awards for his advocacy, including the American College of Trial Lawyer’s Medal for Excellence in Oral Advocacy as well as Princeton University’s Lynde...
David M. Boertje Esq.
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(888) 476-0901 501 W Broadway
#800
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of San Diego School of Law
David M. Boertje, Esq., has dedicated his professional life to defending those accused of crimes and has personally handled hundreds of criminal cases. Mr. Boertje is experienced in handling all misdemeanor and felony cases including DUI defense, domestic violence, theft crimes, white collar crimes, drug crimes, probation violations, violent crimes, strike cases, and murder. Mr. Boertje has obtained successful results for many of his clients including case dismissals, not guilty verdicts, reduced charges, and favorable plea bargains. Mr. Boertje has received some very impressive results for his clients.

Mr. Boertje received his Juris Doctor degree at the University of San...
David P. Shapiro
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(619) 295-3555 3500 5th Ave, #304
San Diego, CA 92103
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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....
Mark L. Deniz
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 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.
Deanna Lynn Lopas
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(800) 595-4932 450 South Melrose Drive
Vista, CA 92081
Free ConsultationSan Diego County, 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...
Domingo R. Castillo
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(800) 497-9774 3443 Camino Del Rio South Ste. 315
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatSan Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
Criminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of West Los Angeles School of Law
I have over 31 years in the Claims & Legal Field. I started in 1987 in the workers compensation and personal injury field as a Claims Adjuster / Hearing Representative for 12 years and 21 years as a Personal Injury & Workers Compensation & Criminal Defense Attorney for thousands of Southern California clients. I’ve successfully handled many criminal defense matters (DUI & Domestic Violence) throughout the Southern California courts of Riverside, San Bernardino, High Desert, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Perris, Hemet, Redlands, Lake Elsinore, Corona, Pomona, Chino, West Covina, Inland Empire, Murrieta, Coachella Valley, Palm Springs and Indio. Our offices handle...
Renee N. Galente
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(760) 224-5226 401 B St., Ste. 2030
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Military and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Renée N. G. Stackhouse offers robust representation to clients throughout the San Diego region in both criminal and civil matters. While Renee primarily heads the firm's civil litigation practice, taking on an array of matters ranging from business disputes to all manner of plaintiffs'? personal injury litigation, she is also a formidable criminal defense attorney. In particular, she is well-equipped to defend those accused of DUI, having been qualified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police to administer field sobriety tests, detect impaired motorists and instruct police officers in these methods. Renee...
Randy Michael Grossman
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(858) 707-9800 550 West C Street
Suite 1690
San Diego, CA 92101
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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...
Anna Reese Yum
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 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...
Vikas Bajaj
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 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.
Patrick Griffin
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Skilled and Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer! Call for a consultation!

I am an experienced criminal defense lawyer with a passion for advocating for the accused. I will help you through every step of your case and pursue the results you deserve. Call today for a consultation! 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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Randy Wagner
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 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.
Michaela Curran
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(858) 242-5617 4225 Executive Square Suite 600
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
University of San Diego School of Law
Ms. Curran has been a licensed as an attorney for 32 years.

2012 - she was rated among the top 4% of Attorneys in the U.S. by Martindale-Hubbell & Lawyers.com.

2016 - 2019 - named a Top 100 Lawyer in the U.S. by the National Trial Lawyers organization.

2014-2019 - named among the Top Lawyers in California.

Ms. Curran is a very experienced lawyer who has successfully tried, mediated, and appealed many hundreds of complex cases, including constitutional, civil, family, and criminal law cases, in both the state and federal courts.
At The Curran Law Firm, APC, she leads a top-notch team of lawyers,...
Peter Michael Liss
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(760) 643-4050 380 S. Melrose Dr., # 301
Vista, CA 92081
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UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
I have been a lawyer for over 35 years with a practice exclusively devoted to criminal defense and DUI law. I personally handle every case from beginning to end. I graduated from the top ranked University of California, Berkeley Law School. I have tried well over 100 criminal jury trials including every type of misdemeanor and felony including homicides. I also teach lawyers trial skills at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. I am known for my persistence and dedication to fighting for the best result for my clients.
Bradley Patton
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 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...
Raymond Gregory Gomez
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 49 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...
Sean F. Leslie
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(760) 579-0380 1808 Aston Ave
#235
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of San Diego School of Law
I am a successful criminal lawyer and DUI attorney with over 28 years of experience in the courtroom and experience as a former law enforcement police officer. I am proud to represent those individuals prosecuted by governmental agencies and accused of crimes.

I have been an active member of the California State Bar since 1990 and have been admitted to practice in the United States District Court Southern District of California since 1991. I received my Juris Doctorate Law Degree from the University of San Diego School of Law (USD) in 1990 and graduated from San Diego State University in 1986...
Stefano L. Molea
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(619) 295-3555 3500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 304
San Diego, CA 92103
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Stefano is proud to be a San Diego criminal defense lawyer. He is a partner with The Law Offices of David P. Shapiro, where he brings experience representing diverse clients facing a variety of charges. Stefano has helped waiters, lawyers, construction workers, doctors, CEOs, teachers, and others who have been accused of crimes ranging from theft, fraud, DUIs and drug possession, all the way to vehicular manslaughter, robbery, aggravated mayhem and sex crimes. Regardless of the client or charge, each case is handled with the same thoroughness and passion. Stefano enjoys every aspect of being a criminal defense lawyer including...
Samantha Greene
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San Diego County, 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...
Alexander Amar Kannan
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(619) 746-8879 9950 Campo Rd Ste 101
Spring Valley, CA 91977
Criminal, Immigration and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
A fluent Spanish-speaker and native of Chicago, Illinois, I attended law school in San Diego, California. Upon graduating law school, I had planned on working as a staff attorney at a non-profit organization as all of my internships were completed at non-profit organizations either in Chicago or San Diego. Unfortunately, upon graduation, jobs were not available in the areas I was seeking. So, in 2013, I opened my own law firm called “Law Offices of Alex Amar Kannan” focusing on immigration law cases.

Fast forward to 2019, “Kannan Law Firm, Inc.” now has two offices (Spring Valley, California and a satellite...
Michael Semanchik
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(619) 535-1811 2869 Historic Decatur Road
Suite 500
San Diego, CA 92106
Free ConsultationCriminal
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,...
Anna Reese Yum
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 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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Brian Jude White
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 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,...
Matthew Springmeyer
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(619) 237-0384 2305 Historic Decatur Rd.
STE 100
San Diego, CA 92106
Criminal and Immigration
California Western School of Law
Matthew H. Springmeyer received a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Literacy Studies (writing emphasis) from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2010. Mr. Springmeyer attended law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA. Mr. Springmeyer graduated in the top ten of his class with Magna Cum Laude Honors in 2013.

While in law school, Mr. Springmeyer was the Co-Chair of the Community Outreach Committee, which focused on providing law students with volunteer opportunities. He was also on the Dean’s Honor List every trimester and received Pro Bono and Public Service...
Samuel E Spital
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(619) 583-0350 8880 Rio San Diego Dr., #800 San Diego 92108
Downtown Offices: 110 West C Street, Suite 1300 San Diego 92101
San Diego, CA
Free ConsultationCriminal, Administrative, DUI and White Collar Crime
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Samuel Spital is the Managing Attorney at Spital and Associates. He is committed to personal service; his honesty, integrity and trustworthiness are only surpassed by his exceptionally high level of concern for his client. The law firm serves individuals and businesses in a wide array of administrative law, criminal defense and civil litigation. Sam Spital began his legal career as a Deputy Attorney General for the California Department of Justice (serving from 1970 - 1978, in both the Criminal and Civil Law Divisions). As a Deputy Attorney General, he handled over 50 appeals, in all State and Federal...
Jennifer Gerstenzang
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(619) 356-1445 380 S. Melrose Drive, Suite 373
Vista, CA 92081
San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 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...
Narciso Cruz
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San Diego County, 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...
Ryan James Tegnelia
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San Diego, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(619) 577-0868 2820 Camino Del Rio South
San Diego, CA
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and DUI
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
A former prosecutor, Mr. Tegnelia has handled a wide variety of criminal cases throughout southern and central California. Upon his return, he was recruited by the largest consumer and criminal law firm in southern California. Mr. Tegnelia has defended hundreds of felony and misdemeanor cases in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and San Diego counties, as well as Federal court. Mr. Tegnelia brings diverse experience having handled a wide variety of cases including drug posession and sales, violent crimes including assault with a deadly weapon, assault causing great bodily injury, assault with a firearm, attempted murder,murder and sexual assault....
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(619) 796-3680 910 Hale Place
Suite 212
Chula Vista, CA 91914
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Mr. Kleven is a member of the State Bar of California, and also a member of the U.S. District Court, Southern District of California. Prior to opening his own practice in 2013, Mr. Kleven was an associate attorney at Baughman & Associates. Mr. Kleven's practice focuses on criminal defense and immigration law. Mr. Kleven earned his law degree from California Western School of Law in San Diego. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in international politics from Brigham Young University.
Vikram Singh Monder
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(619) 405-0063 424 F St
San Diego, CA 92101
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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...
Robert Lee Grimes
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(619) 232-9700 402 West Broadway Suite 1700
San Diego, CA 92101
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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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Christopher Yturralde
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San Diego County, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(760) 235-4480 3755 Avocado Blvd.
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La Mesa, CA 91941
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of California - San Diego
Mr. Yturralde has practiced law for over twenty years. He has tried both civil and criminal case before juries including personal injury, wrongful death, white collar criminal, large scale drug cases and murder. He is a former Deputy District Attorney for the County of Imperial and a former Special Assistant United States Attorney. Mr. Yturralde offers legal services in both the Imperial and San Diego counties. He is fluent in Spanish. El abogado se habla Espanol.
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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.

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