San Juan Bautista, California Criminal Lawyers

Edward A. Kraus
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience

Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - BerkeleyCalifornia
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James Thomas Reilly
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 43 years experience

Summit Defense is the Bay Area's premiere Criminal Defense Firm. We have gathered an experienced team of attorneys with over 120 years of combined and diverse experience and background that works together to get you the... Read More »
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Hollister, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 58 years experience
(831) 637-5521 350 5th St
Hollister, CA 95023
Criminal, Business, DUI and Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Hollister, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(831) 636-4040 481 4th St Fl 2
Hollister, CA 95023-3840
Criminal
Hollister, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(831) 637-1618 911 Monterey St
Hollister, CA 95023
Criminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Univ of Wisconsin Law School
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(831) 663-5018 6323 Tustin Rd
Salinas, CA 93907
Criminal and DUI
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
John Fredrick Klopfenstein
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(831) 751-3947 9 W Gabilan St. Suite 6
Salinas, CA 93901
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Employment and Traffic Tickets
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
John is a former Deputy Public Defender for two separate Public Defender offices and has 23 years of criminal law experience. He has handled from simple traffic ticket cases all the way to murder with very successful results
William Vadim Pernik
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(831) 222-3922 40 Central Avenue
Suite 4
Salinas, CA 93901
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
University of San Francisco School of Law
William V. Pernik is a criminal defense attorney licensed to practice in all state courts in California. His office is located in Salinas, in a historic Austin House just minutes away from the courthouse. William Pernik practices exclusively in the field of criminal defense. Born in former Soviet Ukraine, William Pernik immigrated to the United States in 1996. He obtained an undergraduate degree in Psychology from U.C. Davis and a juris doctor degree from University of San Francisco School of Law, from which he graduated with Honors (cum laude), a certificate in Public Interest Law, and a number of...
Steven Edward Springer
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Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(888) 490-9852 16360 Monterey St. Ste. 180
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Employment and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara University
Help small to medium size companies navigate through a wide variety of legal challenges: formation, funding, governmental impediments, operational legal planning, merger and acquisition, employee relations, and labor compliance. All with the goal of litigation avoidance. Litigation in all California state courts and the Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California.
Angela M Johnson
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(831) 236-7005 150 W. Gabilan St., Suite 3
Salinas, CA 93940
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
I chose to become a criminal defense attorney because I didn’t want to continue living in a society where the right to fight for our liberty and promised justice existed for some and not for others.
I grew up witnessing the disparity my entire life.
Since 2008, I have been fighting for the people who need their voices to be heard.
Chester James Phillips Jr
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(831) 772-9747 215 W Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal, Appeals, Bankruptcy and DUI
James Hoyt Dozier Jr
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(831) 758-1031 325 Cayuga St
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Monique Shana Hill
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(831) 422-2202 6 West Gabilan Suite 23
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal
Univ of West Los Angeles
This firm has over 22 years of criminal defense experience. We are death penalty qualified, have handled each and every type of criminal case from appellate, misdemeanors, felonies, and special circumstance cases.

Although our main office is in the central california area, we currently defend cases throughout California.

Fees are tailored toward the case and the work involved.
Julie Crawford
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(831) 869-8232 150 West Gabilan Street, Suite 1
Salinas, CA 93940
Criminal and DUI
UC Hastings COL
Susan Rudoni Chapman
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(831) 755-5058 111 W. Alisal St.
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Monterey COL
Terrance Kyle McCleerey
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(800) 711-0039 325 Cayuga
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal, DUI and Military
Maribel Penaloza
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(831) 800-6395 307 Main Street Suite 140-B
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal
Richard Hidemi West
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(831) 424-9822 137 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Jose Luis Sandoval
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(831) 424-4444 1047 E Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93905
Criminal and Personal Injury
UCLA School of Law
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(831) 757-6844 337 Cayuga St
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal, Civil Rights, Divorce and Family
Monterey College of Law
Watsonville, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(877) 791-1836 45 Brennant St
Watsonville, CA 95076
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(831) 296-3919 150 W Gabilan St
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal and DUI
UC Hastings COL
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(831) 758-1688 215 W Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal and DUI
UC Hastings COL
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(831) 758-1080 325 Cayuga Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal
Monterey COL
Aptos, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(831) 662-8536 221 Via Lantana
Aptos, CA 95003
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Watsonville, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(831) 728-7077 116 Martinelli St
Watsonville, CA 95076
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(831) 422-9062 123 Capitol St
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal and DUI
Monterey COL
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(831) 757-3925 40 Central Ave
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal and DUI
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(831) 757-8200 123 Capitol St
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal and DUI
Loyola Law School
Gilroy, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(408) 848-1113 7459 Monterey St
Gilroy, CA 95020
Criminal, DUI and Workers' Comp
Monterey COL
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(831) 755-5070 240 Church St
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal and DUI
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(831) 422-9911 150 W. Gabilan Street, Suite 4
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal
Monterey COL
Gilroy, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(408) 848-2208 449 Leavesley Rd
Gilroy, CA 95020
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
784 Northridge Ctr # 167
Salinas, CA 93906-2015
Criminal
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(831) 754-4340 119 Cayuga St
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal
Monterey COL
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(831) 424-4895 21 W Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal and DUI
Monterey COL
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(831) 758-1069 325 Cayuga Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal
Erik Steven Johnson
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(408) 246-3004 247 N. Third Street
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Erik Steven Johnson is a dedicated criminal defense attorney with a unique passion for defending the legal rights of his clients. His particular legal experience includes, but is not limited to: driving under the influence (DUI), domestic violence, hit-and-run accidents, drug-related offenses, theft (both petty and grand), and sex crimes, among many more. He is committed to providing the best legal representation to his clients, and maintains a high percentage of client satisfaction, thanks, in part, to being detail oriented.

Mr. Johnson is an honors-scholarship graduate from Saint Mary's College, where he received a bachelor's degree in political theory. He has...
Mr. Nafiz M. Ahmed
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(408) 217-8818 1922 The Alameda
Suite 201
San Jose, CA 95126
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Albie Jachimowicz
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Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(800) 576-4210 17485 Monterey Rd.
Suite 204
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Albie Jachimowicz, a former police officer in San Mateo County, was admitted to the State Bar in 1982 and has been both a winning criminal and civil trial lawyer for several years since that time. He has tried a wide variety of cases in State and Federal court, including murder cases. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University at Sacramento and received his law degree from Santa Clara Law School. In his free time, Mr. Jachimowicz races in both road and off-road bicycle races and is one of the most experienced attorneys in California for dealing with...
Thomas Nicholas Cvietkovich
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San Jose, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 625-1130 111 N. Market Street
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr. Cvietkovich is very well-connected in the Bay Area being a 6th generation resident of San Jose. He currently works in the same building where his great-uncle had a law practice from the 1960s to the 1980s. Mr. Cvietkovich has handled over 3000 cases in his career and he uses his vast experience to aggressively defend his clients. Mr. Cvietkovich is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the California Public Defender’s Association. To find out about our flexible and affordable payment options or to receive a free consultation, please contact us today at 408-625-1130.
Caitlin Jachimowicz
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Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(800) 576-4210 17485 Monterey Road
Suite 204
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Criminal
Santa Clara University
Caitlin Robinett Jachimowicz is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law in Santa Clara, California, where she received a certificate in Public Interest and Social Justice Law. She also served as the Student Bar Association President and participated in various organizations and community service groups throughout law school. Mrs. Jachimowicz was awarded the Student Leader of the Year award in 2010 and was awarded scholarships from the NAACP and Santa Clara Law Alumni Association for her pro bono and volunteer work with underprivileged communities. Mrs. Jachimowicz was featured in the Santa Clara Law and Undergraduate magazines for her...
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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.