Sun City, California Criminal Lawyers

Ambrosio E. Rodriguez
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

Ambrosio E. Rodriguez is a criminal defense attorney with over 18 years experience. Prior to becoming a criminal lawyer, Ambrosio served as a prosecutor for 13 years. During his time as a prosecutor, he led... Read More »
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Gregory H. Comings
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Free Consultation! Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney! Aggressive Defense!

I am a knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense lawyer. I fight for the best possible outcomes for those who are facing criminal charges! Visit my website to see case results or call for a free consultation.
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Kathleen G. Alvarado
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

Kathleen G. Alvarado is an accomplished advocate who is relentless in her goals of obtaining the best settlements and verdicts for her clients. She is not afraid to be firm in her convictions. She leaves... Read More »
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Damian J. Nassiri
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Free Consultation! Experienced California Criminal Defense Attorney! Call Now!

I am a skilled and aggressive California criminal defense lawyer. I work tirelessly to protect the rights and interests of the accused! Visit my website for reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation.
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Andrew Michael Rosenfeld
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Menifee, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(800) 658-4510 30141 Antelope Road Suite D-139
Menifee, CA 92584
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Consumer
Univ of Virginia School of Law
Sun City, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(951) 679-1171 27851 Bradley Rd
Sun City, CA 92586
Criminal and Real Estate
California Southern LS
Robert Louis Miller
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Temecula, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(877) 569-2977 41539 Winchester Road
Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Western State Univ COL
Attorney Robert Miller has a 10.0 Avvo rating, and has been designated a “Client’s Choice DUI Attorney.”

He was named by clients as a top Orange County DUI Lawyer on Yelp, receiving Yelp’s highest rating award, based on reviews.

Mr. Miller has 23 years practicing law in Orange County, including at other criminal defense and DUI firms and practices with his own firm.

Robert Miller has been the author or co-author of three books on DUI defense and has appeared on television and radio as a legal commentator.

He has successfully handled thousands of cases and has many positive...
Nicolai Cocis
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Murrieta, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(951) 695-1400 38975 Sky Canyon Dr., # 211
Murrieta, CA 92563
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and White Collar Crime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Since 1999, I have successfully represented several hundred people charged with Criminal Offenses including DUI and Juvenile Matters. Due to my reputation for integrity and straightforward, honest and ethical defense strategies, my negotiating tactics to dismiss or reduce charges are taken seriously by prosecutors and judges. I will do everything that is ethically possible to challenge probable cause and protect the best interests of my clients. My office is located near the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta and I represent individuals from the surrounding cities of Temecula, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Perris, Banning, Corona and Riverside. I also...
Daniel A. Thompson
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Temecula , CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(951) 587-2222 1 Better World Cir
#300
Temecula , CA 92590
Criminal, Business, Estate Planning and Health Care
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and Western Sierra Law School
Daniel Thompson is an employment lawyer at Davis & Wojcik, APLC. Mr. Thompson has a variety of legal experience and has represented corporations, public entities and individuals throughout Northern and Southern California. In addition to a Juris Doctor degree, Mr. Thompson holds an LL.M. in Public Law and Policy from McGeorge Law School. During law school, Mr. Thompson gained experience as an intern for the California State Senate and City of Folsom. Mr. Thompson has been admitted to practice law in the State of California since 2011.
Karen E. Lockhart
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Murrieta, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(951) 698-5191 38975 Sky Canyon Dr
#211
Murrieta, CA 92563
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Juvenile and Traffic Tickets
Western State University College of Law
Because You Deserve The Best: Murrieta criminal defense attorney Karen E. Lockhart has one of the most widely recognized names in the Riverside County criminal justice system. She has devoted her practice to Criminal Law for more than 21 Years and has successfully represented OVER 1000 CRIMINAL CASES. Her practice is dedicated solely to the representation of individuals who have been arrested and charged with committing criminal offenses. Her success rate in defending criminal cases is among the highest, from simple trespass to first degree murder. If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, the prosecutor...
Joseph Vincent Camarata
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Temecula, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(951) 225-1540 41951 Remington Ave.
Suite 210
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Joseph V. Camarata prides himself on providing more personalized, experienced representation to clients facing criminal charges and family law matters. Mr. Camarata is a former prosecutor with substantial trial experience. When you discuss your case with him, he provides only his honest assessments and carefully explores your options in detail with you. He is aggressive in seeking the best possible outcome yet compassionate when guiding you through the legal system. Mr. Camarata is highly respected by the legal community for his ethics and for his impressive results.
With over 15 years of legal experience, Attorney Joseph V. Camarata has spent the...
Christopher Whelton
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Murrieta, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(951) 894-6321 30033 Technology Dr
Suite 105
Murrieta, CA 92563
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Hello, Please allow me to tell you about my law practice. I have been an attorney for over 23 years. Currently I practice criminal defense in all state courts in southern California including Murrieta, Riverside, Vista, San Diego, Indio, Rancho Cucamonga, Fullerton and others. I represent clients charged with all levels of misdemeanor and felony offenses including DUI, domestic violence, theft, assault, battery, drugs, violent crimes, sex crimes, gang allegations, homicides, and Violations of Probation. I also represent clients at the Department of Motor Vehicles. My fees are negotiable and we have a...
Parwana Anwar
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Murrieta, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(951) 698-1250 38975 Sky Canyon Drive
#211
Murrieta, CA 92563
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of San Diego School of Law and University of California - San Diego
The Law Offices of Parwana Anwar, PLC is a full-service criminal defense firm in the Temecula and Murrieta area of Riverside County and in San Diego, California. The firm handles criminal cases all over the Southern California area. The firm is lead by skilled trial attorney, Parwana Anwar, a former Riverside County prosecutor. As a Riverside County prosecutor, Ms. Anwar successfully prosecuted thousands of cases. With this knowledge and experience, she now successfully defends all types of criminal matters. Murrieta criminal attorney, Parwana Anwar will fight for you to ensure that every client is provided a vigorous...
John S. Pozza
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Murrieta, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(951) 461-7155 29995 Technology Dr
Suite 204
Murrieta, CA 92563
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
California Western School of Law
Mr. Pozza has practiced primarily in the fields of criminal defense and civil trial litigation, and now has devoted his entire practice to criminal defense and juvenile delinquency. As one of Southwest Riverside's most active trial attorneys, Mr. Pozza has accumulated a remarkably successful record of "wins" in the courtroom. He has litigated in the State Courts of California and the United States Distict Courts for the Central and Southern Districts of California.
Brian Russell Michaels
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California Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

Attorney Brian Michaels is a 23 year veteran of the California Criminal Courts. Attorney Michaels spent the first 8 years of his career as a big city Prosecutor where he cut his teeth in the trial courts of... Read More »
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Antonio A. Cota
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Free Consultation! Skilled & Passionate California Criminal Defense Attorney!

I am an experienced California defense lawyer. I aggressively defend the accused against criminal charges. I will fiercely fight for your rights! See my website for reviews and case results. Call for a free consultation.
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Suzanne Marie Ferguson
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Temecula, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(949) 887-7036 27475 Ynez Road
Suite 283
Temecula, CA 92591
Free ConsultationCriminal
Univ of San Diego School of Law
At Suzanne M. Ferguson, Attorney at Law, we are focused on providing the highest quality services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to get the results you want. Ms. Ferguson graduated with a Juris Doctorate from University of San Diego, School of Law. While living in San Diego, Ms. Ferguson worked at the San Diego Public Defender's Office as well as a handful of private firms. Ms. Ferguson eventually joined the Orange County Public Defender's Office where she worked for almost six years. While at the Public Defender's Office...
Barak J Berlin
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Temecula, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(951) 414-3440 28693 Old Town Front Street
Suite 400-C
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationCriminal, Consumer, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Barak J. Berlin is the Senior Trial Attorney for Kaufman & Kavicky with offices in Los Altos and Temecula. Barak graduated from Boston University in 1995 with a dual degree in Political Science and International Relations and a minor in Religion. After working in Washington, D.C. at one of the top Intellectual Property Law Firms in the country and at Special Olympics International, Barak returned to Los Angeles to attend Loyola Law School. Barak graduated from Loyola Law School, passed the California State Bar in 2001, and was hired by the San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office....
Michael W. Donaldson
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Temecula, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(951) 788-2230 43537 Ridge Park Drive
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Domestic Violence
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mike is an attorney with Bartell, Hensel & Gressley. BH&G is the premier DUI and criminal defense firm in Riverside County. We are the authors of the leading DUI defense practice and lecture across the country on DUI and criminal defense strategies.
Robert A. Davis Jr.
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(951) 587-2222 1 Better World Cir
#300
Temecula, CA 92590
Temecula, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years experience
Criminal, Business, DUI and Domestic Violence
Brigham Young University
As a founding partner at the firm of Davis Wojcik Duarte, APLC, Riverside County attorney Robert A. Davis works on both criminal and civil cases. He has over 22 years of experience in the legal field. Mr. Davis has been involved with the boards of the Hemet Hospital Foundation, the Exchange Club, and the Education Foundation. He is a member of the California Society of Healthcare Attorneys, American Health Lawyers’ Association and Riverside County Bar Association. He received his Juris Doctor from Brigham Young University, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law and Education. Contact his firm for...
Nancy Moffit
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Temecula, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(951) 529-8836 43533 Ridge Park Dr. Ste E
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationCriminal and Bankruptcy
My goal is to provide each client with competent legal representation and honest advice. I will represent my clients in an aggressive, supportive and honest manner in order to achieve the results they deserve. My clients will discover that when they arrive at my office they are greeted by an Experienced, Competent and Caring Attorney who will provide personal attention to their case and answer the many questions they may have. I am a no-nonsense attorney who will tell my clients what they need to know. Call today for your FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION (951)529-8836 Special rates for our military...
Kirby Frederick Combs
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Temecula, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(951) 695-3366 28780 Single Oak Dr. 230
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Univ of Miami School of Law
If you need someone who cares! 951-695-3366 Free consultation. No charge payment plans & great rates. Read our 75 reviews on Avvo.com and experience the difference! All Criminal Matters. Free case evaluation. Kirby F. Combs Local Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney. Avvo.com Client's Choice Criminal Defense Attorney 7 years in a row 2012 -2018!
Paul Grech Jr
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Riverside, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(951) 291-0105 7095 Indiana Avenue
Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92506
Criminal and DUI
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Paul Gretch has provided exemplary criminal defense representation to the people of Southern California for more than 30 years. After earning his Juris Doctor at Southwestern University School of Law he was admitted to the California State Bar in 1982. Before entering into private practice as a criminal defense attorney, he served as a Deputy District Attorney for more than 6 years, where he gained invaluable insight into the trial process and the ways in which prosecutors seek convictions. Attorney Grech believes it is crucial to stay up to date in the field of criminal defense, and has taken numerous...
Margie Brakhage
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Murrieta, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(951) 837-4706 29995 Technology Drive, Suite 204
Murrieta, CA 92563
Criminal, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Western State University College of Law
Criminal and Famly Law cross over more often than one would expect. I believe that by practicing in both of these areas of law gives me an edge on the representation I can provide because I not only recognize the effects of how one case may have on the other but I can plan your case accordingly in order to give you the best possible outcome.
Rebecca O'Kray-Murphy
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Temecula, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(951) 587-2222 1 Better World Cir
#300
Temecula, CA 92590
Criminal, Business and Employment
Wayne State University Law School
Haig C. Gorian
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Riverside, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(951) 687-6003 10370 Hemet Street
Suite 360
Riverside, CA 92503
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
In 2002, Haig Charles Gorian dedicated his work exclusively to the protection of the criminally accused in Riverside County. Now, more than a decade later, the attorney is recognized for his aggressive and unwavering defense of persons who have been accused of DUI, theft, drug crimes, homicide, and sexual offenses. Gorian practices in all civil and criminal courts in Southern California, and his practice extends to the federal court system as well. Admitted to practice in the California State Bar and the Central and Southern Districts of the Federal Court System, the attorney’s skillful legal defense can be utilized for...
Shaffer T. Cormell
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Free Consultation! Aggressive and Dedicated Representation for Criminal Defense!

I am an experienced and focused criminal defense attorney. You can rest assured that I will work hard to protect your rights! Visit my website to see case settlements and verdicts, or call now for a free consultation.
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Parwana Anwar
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Free Consultation! Skilled and Successful California Criminal Defense Lawyer!

I am dedicated to providing each and every client with a skilled and aggressive defense. I will fight to protect your rights and interests! Visit my website for testimonials and results. Call for a free consultation!
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Diana Vargas
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Riverside, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(951) 405-8484 7161 Indiana Ave., Suite B
Riverside, CA 92504
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Immigration and Traffic Tickets
Boston University School of Law and University of La Verne College of Law
Tyrone Roman Martinez
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Riverside, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(888) 464-1038 7121 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
Criminal
Loyola Law School
If you are facing domestic violence charges in the Inland Empire area, then you must take swift legal action to protect your rights against the tough prosecution. Domestic violence charges come with a harsh criminal sentence and we want to help you avoid a criminal conviction at all costs. Here at The Law Offices of Ty Martinez, we offer aggressive defense to alleged criminal offenders in Riverside, Rancho Cucamonga and the Inland Empire. With more than 20 years of combined experience, we are dedicated to protecting the rights of the criminally accused. Call for your free case evaluation today!
Matthew B. Duarte
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Hemet, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(951) 667-7883 1001 E Morton Pl
Hemet, CA 92543
Criminal and Business
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Based in Hemet, California, the firm of Davis Wojcik Duarte, APLC handles a wide range of criminal defense and civil law cases including litigation, transactional law, and estate planning. Their friendly and knowledgeable team has over 50 years of experience interacting with California’s court system. They have work on many million-dollar civil cases and complex criminal cases. Regardless of your situation, they aim to provide each client with caring and personalized representation. Call their team today at (888) 282-6603 for a zero-charge consultation.
Kathleen G. Alvarado
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Riverside, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(951) 682-6630 7177 Brockton Avenue
Suite 335
Riverside, CA 92506
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Domestic Violence
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Kathleen G. Alvarado is an accomplished advocate who is relentless in her goals of obtaining the best settlements and verdicts for her clients. She is not afraid to be firm in her convictions. She leaves no stone unturned, and investigates every option available when working for her clients. Ms. Alvarado is a graduate of Loyola Marymount where she earned her undergraduate degree. She earned her Juris Doctor degree at Loyola Law School. Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Alvarado served as a Deputy District Attorney for San Bernardino. While serving as a Deputy District Attorney for...
Catherine Ann Schwartz
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Riverside, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(951) 686-8190 6877 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Riverside, CA 92506
Criminal, DUI, Family and Juvenile
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
With each individual case, Catherine A. Schwartz brings the knowledge of over twenty years of experience practicing family law and criminal defense in California. Ms. Schwartz's undergraduate studies were in sociology at Philadelphia Christian College. She graduated with a B.S degree in law and a JD at Western State University College of Law, San Diego, in 1991. After passing the California State Bar in 1991, Ms. Schwartz practiced family law, juvenile dependency, and juvenile delinquency law in both San Diego and Riverside, CA. She has been involved in the areas of family law and criminal defense for the past 20...
John Lawrence Michels
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Riverside, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(951) 276-8900 7095 Indiana Avenue, Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92506
Criminal
Notre Dame Law School
John Michels is a Criminal Defense Attorney. He represents defense clients in both Riverside County and San Bernardino County. Areas of practice include assault & battery, drug crimes, DUI & driving offenses, theft crimes, domestic violence, probation violations and murder.
Brad Jefferson Landon
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Murrieta, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(951) 677-7774 29975 Technology Drive
Suite 101
Murrieta, CA 92563
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Civil Rights
Whittier Law School
Edgar Diaz
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Temecula, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(951) 776-6659 27780 Jefferson Avenue
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Babak Semnar
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Temecula, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(858) 688-6598 43471 Ridge Park Drive
Suite A
Temecula, CA 92590-5526
Criminal and Business
Whittier Coll School of Law
Morton Joel Grabel
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Temecula, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(951) 695-7700 29377 Rancho California Rd. Suite 103
Temecula, CA 92591
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Houman Fakhimi
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California Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience

Houman Fakhimi, the founding partner of the Criminal Defense Team, has amassed deep expertise in the area of criminal defense law thanks to years of experience. He oversees all litigation carried out by the... Read More »
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Vikas Bajaj
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California 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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Evan Williams
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Riverside, CA Criminal Law Attorney
(951) 888-2095 19069 Van Buren Blvd
Suite 114-230
Riverside, CA 92508
Criminal, Administrative and Appeals
Boston College Law School
John L Michels
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Temecula, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(951) 276-8900 41593 Winchester Road Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92590
Criminal
John L. Michels a criminal defense attorney, has helped clients throughout Temecula and Riverside. Practice areas are extensive and include driving offenses, probation violations to murder.
Benjamin Cates
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Temecula, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(951) 330-2929 43015 Blackdeer Loop, Suite 106C
Temecula, CA 92590
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Temecula, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(760) 567-3758 28581 Old Town Front Street
Suite 103
Temecula, CA 92590
Criminal
UC Hastings COL
Riverside, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(951) 680-0100 6840 Indiana Ave
Riverside, CA 92501
Criminal
Western State Univ COL
Riverside, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(909) 691-0046 14265 El Mesa Dr
Riverside, CA 92503
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Western State Univ COL
Temecula, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(951) 595-7865 43457 Ridge Park Drive
Temecula, CA 92591
Criminal
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Temecula, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(951) 526-8069 31934 Corte Positas
Temecula, CA 92592
Criminal, Bankruptcy and DUI
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Riverside, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(951) 276-1529 3333 Central Ave
Riverside, CA 92506
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Columbia Univ School of Law
Hemet, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(951) 925-1142 3750 E Florida Ave
Hemet, CA 92544
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
California Western School of Law
Robert A. Davis Jr.
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Over 25 years of experience in criminal defense.

I am an experienced lawyer with a proven track record of aggressive criminal defense. With offices in Temecula and Hemet, I provide services in Riverside, Murrieta, Banning and Indio courthouses.
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Alex Ozols
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California 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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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.