Santa Maria, California Criminal Lawyers

William K. Gamble
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Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 50 years experience

I have represented more than 35,000 clients in criminal and personal injury cases. My clients have included Judges, Lawyers, Doctors, Olympic Champions, World Ranked Professional Boxers, the rich and poor. I have been... Read More »
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Cherie Brenner
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Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(805) 316-5316 731 So. Lincoln Street
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Harvard Law School, University of California Hastings College of the Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Western State University College of Law
Cherie L. Brenner has been practicing law for over twenty 25 years. She has handled over a thousand cases . She has been certified through Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiations and UC-Hastings Law School program in trial advocacy. Ms. Brenner teaches law at a local law school. She is a published author and continues to inform and update the public on the law.
William K. Gamble
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Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(805) 922-8308 301 E Cook St Suite e
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
San Francisco Law Sch and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
I have represented more than 35,000 clients in criminal and personal injury cases. My clients have included Judges, Lawyers, Doctors, Olympic Champions, World Ranked Professional Boxers, the rich and poor. I have been admitted to numerous Federal Courts, Military Court, Bankruptcy Court and some State Courts by special permission. I appear daily in Court. I have obtained not guilty verdicts in most major felony cases. I have tried numerous Personal Injury cases, including brain damage, wrongful death, medical malpractice, biking and motorcycle accidents and product liability. I have tried Bankruptcy cases and Military General Court Martial Cases. I am...
Kit Chandler Westbrook
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Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(805) 621-7181 2415 Professional Parkway
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Kit Westbrook has praticed criminal defense law exclusively since becoming an attorney in 2008. For the past 10 years, Kit has dedicated his career to protecting and defending the rights of those charged with crimes in the State of California. Kit was trained with an worked along side many of the most accomplised attorneys in California. Kit received his J.D. from Chapman University School of Law in Orange California. Prior to attending law school Kit received a master of science in psycology from Utah State University and a bachelors of science from Brigham Young University. ...
Robert Marshall Sanger
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Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(805) 349-7973 301 East Cook Street
Suite A
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
University of California - Los Angeles
Criminal Defense Lawyer and Civil Litigator for over 40 years in Santa Barbara, California; Certified Criminal Law Specialist (The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization); Past President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ).

Mr. Sanger has handled numerous high profile cases, death penalty and other homicide cases as well as complex criminal white collar and civil litigation in state and federal courts.

Mr. Sanger is also a Professor of Law and Forensic Science at the Santa Barbara College of Law and consults on forensic issues on a selected basis. He is an opponent of the death penalty...
Paul Thomas Greco
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Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(805) 864-2611 731 S. Lincoln St.
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Personal Injury
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Criminal Defense Law. I use my 13 years of legal experience to fight for you on the Central Coast. As a former prosecutor, I know the ins and outs of the legal system and can work those details to your advantage.
Adrian Stephen Andrade
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Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
211 E Fesler Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Criminal, DUI, Employment and Immigration
University of California - Los Angeles
Stephen Peter Anderson
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Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(805) 349-2699 900 E Main St
Suite 101
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
I have been Trial Attorney for 39 years, serving Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo County clients with family law, criminal and personal injury cases. Our goal is to provide you excellent legal advice at a fair and reasonable rate.

We offer a free initial consultation on all legal matters in the following areas of practice:

Family law-- These cases can create a great deal of emotion when children are involved. We can help reduce that stress, while helping everyone work through a difficult time. In addition, financial complications arise in most breakups, forcing immediate attention in the court. Our practice...
Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(805) 922-4553 625 E Chapel St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Criminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Legal Malpractice
Gonzaga Univ School of Law
Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(805) 346-7540 312 E Cook St Ste D
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(805) 922-4553 625 E Chapel St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
San Joaquin COL
Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(805) 928-8091 1682 Premier Ct
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Western State Univ
Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(805) 922-7311 600 Tepusguet Road
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Criminal and DUI
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(805) 928-5353 400 E Orange St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Personal Injury
Univ of Arkansas Fayetteville School of Law
Santa Maria, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(805) 346-7540 312 E Cook St # D
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Criminal
Lompoc, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(805) 245-2943 115 Civic Center Plaza
Lompoc, CA 93436
Criminal and DUI
California Western School of Law
Lompoc, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(805) 735-3678 433 N H St
Lompoc, CA 93436
Criminal and Personal Injury
UCLA School of Law
Lompoc, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(805) 605-0517 747 Nebraska Ave
Lompoc, CA 93437
Criminal, Administrative, Employment and Military
Peter Depew
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San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(805) 295-6856 1119 Palm St.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Military
Pepperdine University School of Law
Peter Depew is a veteran of the United States Army, a graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law, and a former clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Rwanda. He enjoys all things involving the Pacific Ocean.
Steven Rudolph Andrade
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Santa Barbara , CA Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years experience
211 Equestrian Ave
Santa Barbara , CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Andrade Law Offices is comprised of Lead Counsel and Owner, Steven R. Andrade and Associate Philip M. Green. Together they bring more than 50 years of combined legal expertise in the legal practice of Personal Injury, Criminal and DUI defense. Steven Andrade has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of California and is a member of Multi-Million Dollar Advocates. With thousands of trials to his credit, it is no wonder he is recognized with these prestigious recognitions. Steven R. Andrade is known as the lawyer that other lawyers...
William David Ausman
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San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(805) 541-0660 1045 Mill Street
Suite 101
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Western State University, San Diego
William D. Ausman, Esquire Attorney at Law 8320 Morro Road Atascadero, CA 93422 Phone: 805-380-3083 Fax: 805-466-4802 Avvo LinkedIn William D. Ausman, Attorney and Counselor at Law is a lawyer based in San Luis Obispo County, California and runs a “Full Service Law Firm. He is an experienced family, civil and criminal defense attorney who has an excellent legal team that has obtained outstanding results for his clients. Mr. Ausman is a seasoned family law attorney who has successfully represented client in over 500 cases. Mr. Ausman has extensive experience in...
Mr. Phillip D. Wheeler
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Morro Bay, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(805) 441-9209 P.O. BOX
Morro Bay, CA 93443
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, DUI and IP
Concord University School of Law
Date of Admission To State Bar: June 2011 Graduated University California, Davis, Bachelors of Arts, 1996 Graduated Concord University School of Law, Juris Doctor. 2008 DUI law is my specialty but I also practice Wills and Trusts and Business Law exclusively. As a newer attorney with a fresh approach, I am working in many other areas of the law as well under the supervision of more experienced attorneys. Worked in high-tech sector for many years for various companies including: -Lightspeed Technologies -The Grid Internet -Cal Poly Foundation www.calpolyfoundation.org -Started my own programming business in 2000: www.wheelertech.com Member San Luis Obispo BAR Association Member California BAR Association Member...
Jasen B. Nielsen
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(805) 564-4384 725 State Street, Suite 219
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Santa Barbara COL
I am a former prosecutor focused on representing people who have been arrested for a variety of crimes, including Driving Under the Influence, Driving on a Suspended License, Hit and Run, Resisting Arrest, Drug Possession, Domestic Violence, and Petty Theft throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles counties. If your case is winnable, I have the skills to get it dismissed. If it is not, I have the skills to mitigate the charges and punishment you're facing.
Luis Esparza
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(877) 618-8848 1129 State St
13
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and White Collar Crime
Concord Law School and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
CA State Bar No. 229054 CA BRE No. 01394464 CA BSIS PSO No. 6905
William Carlos Makler
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(866) 435-7384 140 East Figueroa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
30+ years in criminal justice. 21+ years in California as a criminal defense lawyer. Former law professor at Santa Barbara College of Law, taught evidence. Former Public Defender handling felonies. Frequent lecturer to students and lawyers about criminal justice and DUI. AVVO rated 10/Superb. Highest rating possible (A-V) by Martindale-Hubbell.
Robert Francis Landheer
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(805) 962-5103 924 Anacapa St.
Suite 1-T
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
New College School of Law of California
Mr. Landheer first worked as an associate attorney in the early 80s with the Law Office of Richard Peterson in Mendocino County, California. He tried major felony cases and successfully exonerated his client in his first homicide trial. He also assisted his partner in preparing the defense in a capital case in neighboring Lake County. Additionally, he litigated and defended many marijuana cultivation cases and wrote appeals. In 1983, he moved to Santa Barbara and opened an office with his associate, former District Attorney of Mendocino County Joseph D. Allen. In 1985, he was invited to join the Santa...
Rachel Bronwyn Eeles
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(805) 324-4244 142 E Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
College of Law London and Exeter University
I have been a lawyer since 2003 and practiced predominately criminal defense since 2004. I am passionate about what I do and have a reputation for going the extra mile.
Matthew Phillip Kraut
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Shell Beach, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(805) 723-0711 P.O. Box 3084
Shell Beach, CA 93408
Criminal
Santa Clara University School of Law
I am a career courtroom attorney with over 25 years of experience handling all variety of criminal cases. I have tried numerous cases to juries including those involving allegations of murder, sexual assault, gang-related activity, and violent crimes involving firearms and other weapons. I have also tried hundreds of cases involving mental health issues and defenses, including murder cases with insanity and mental incompetence defenses. That experience led to my teaching on the subject of mental illness and mental defenses to California prosecutors at seminars hosted by the California District Attorneys Association.

Currently, my practice is...
Molly Renee Appel
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(805) 467-6060 209 E Anapamu St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal and DUI
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Dennis Gene Merenbach
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(805) 963-4484 225 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Personal Injury and Securities
Loyola Law School
The Law Firm of Dennis G. Merenbach is a full service law firm representing and advising clients in the many different areas of law. Mr. Merenbach's academic credential and professional experience are of the highest caliber. Mr. Merenbach is committed to the pursuit of excellence, communicate effectively, and demonstrate personal and professional ethics, as well as the utmost concern for my clients.
Adam Pearlman
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(805) 619-0282 735 State Street
Suite 217
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
The George Washington University Law School
Attorney Pearlman is the founder of the criminal defense firm, the Law Offices of Adam L. Pearlman. He has been involved in the field of criminal law for more than 17 years, during which he has handled thousands of cases. Mr. Pearlman is a member of numerous associations including the Federal Bar Association, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the National College of DUI Defense, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He also is a former prosecutor, which now enables him to predict the actions that the opposing side may take, and he use this insight to build...
Joshua Zane Webb
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(805) 453-5577 1035 Santa Barbara St, Ste. #7
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal and Business
Seton Hall Univ School of Law
Former Deputy District Attorney in both Merced and Santa Barbara County. With close to 10 years of experience as a dedicated DA, I have now branched my experience into my own practice assisting people in defending their constitutional rights, and providing legal services in all other areas of the law.
Ian Morse
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(805) 467-6060 209 E Anapamu St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal and DUI
Vanderbilt Univ School of Law
William Lloyd Redell
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Solvang, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(805) 350-0447 P.O. Box 871
Solvang, CA 93464
Criminal
Santa Barbara COL
William Redell is one of the most recognized and respected criminal defense attorneys on the Central Coast of California. For over 20 years, William has been successfully defending individuals charged with crimes. William Redell attended UCLA for his undergraduate studies, prior to attending law school at the Santa Barbara College of Law. Since becoming an attorney in 1996, William has worked as both a public defender, gaining years of valuable trial and negotiating experience, and also in private practice. William Redell has handled thousands of criminal cases on the Central Coast of California from the most basic to the most...
Kimberly Ellen Abkin
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(805) 284-9732 P.O. Box 30748
Santa Barbara, CA 93130
Free ConsultationCriminal
Santa Barbara COL
Neil David Levinson
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(805) 963-2592 1933 Cliff Dr
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Darryl Wayne Genis
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(805) 966-0812 3 W Carrillo St #203
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Practicing since December 1980 (40 years). Founding member of California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA) and Specialist Member of CDLA. founding member of DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA). The only California lawyer to secure a unanimous decision (7 in favor, 0 opposed) in a DUI case in the California Supreme Court (People v. McNeal, (2009) 46 Cal.4th 1183, changing the law on breath testing.
I have successfully jury tried over 1,100 DUI trials, including Felonies and Misdemeanors. My success rate is better than 93%. Nobody can perform better for you than I can perform.
If you are serious about getting the best...
Gerald Cyril Carrasco
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San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(805) 547-1812 1119 Palm St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Free ConsultationCriminal
Practice devoted to those charged with serious criminal offenses. DUI Drugs Assaults Firearms Sex Offenses Manslaughter Homicide
Maurice Robert Bettencourt
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San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(805) 549-9876 P.O. BOX 1214
981 Osos Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Criminal and Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Steve Robert Balash Jr
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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(805) 962-0026 1215 De la Vina St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Criminal and DUI
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Denton John Wilson
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San Luis Obispo, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(805) 546-8098 960 Toro St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
GRADUATE OF SANTA CLARA LAW SCHOOL

FORMER DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY- 5 YEARS

SAN LUIS OBISPO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY- MORE THAN 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

I SPECIALIZE IN DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE CASES IN SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

FREE TELEPHONE OR IN-PERSON CONSULTATIONS

WE'LL DISCUSS THE DETAILS OF YOUR CASE, POSSIBLE DEFENSES AND YOUR OPTIONS.
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Santa Maria Criminal Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Resource Center of Santa Barbara County, North County Branch
(805) 349-1289
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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.