Watsonville, California Criminal Lawyers

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
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.
Albie Jachimowicz
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Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 37 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...
Mary-Margaret Bierbaum
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Santa Cruz, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(831) 462-6099 125 Water St., Ste. C
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Criminal and Arbitration & Mediation
Univ of Colorado School of Law
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...
John Fredrick Klopfenstein
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 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
Caitlin Jachimowicz
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Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 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...
Joshua R. 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, DUI, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
Santa Clara University School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Joshua Robinett Jachimowicz was admitted to the State Bar in 2011. Mr. Jachimowicz began working with his father's firm as a law clerk while attending law school. He graduated the University of California at Santa Barbara with a bachelor's degree in Physics. Like his father, he received his law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law. While at Santa Clara, he received honors for his academic efforts in Wills and Trusts, Employment Discrimination and Trial Techniques classes. As a young attorney, he has handled numerous criminal matters, including petty thefts, drug offenses, and DUIs. Mr. Jachimowicz recently married...
John Rich Coniglio
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Santa Cruz, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(831) 475-3151 1840 41st Avenue
Suite 205
Santa Cruz, CA 95010
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
San Joaquin COL
I was born and raised in Monterey, CA. I am fourth generation local. I graduated from Monterey High School. I then graduated from Brigham Young University and attended law school locally, and transferred and graduated in the top 10 of my class from San Joaquin College of Law. I have worked on both state and federal criminal cases. I have worked on hundreds of DUI cases, ranging from standard DUIs to DUI death cases, including DUI murder and involuntary manslaughter. I have appeared on local news stations as a criminal defense lawyer and have worked on cases featured on...
Angela M Johnson
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 11 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.
Lisa Kay McCamey
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Santa Cruz, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(831) 458-2889 915 Cedar St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Criminal
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Attorney Lisa McCamey has handled a wide range of cases including murder, attempted murder, three strikes cases, gang crimes, child molestation, rape/sexual assault, robbery, burglary, domestic violence, drug crimes, theft offenses, and juvenile cases. Ms. McCamey has practiced criminal law exclusively since 1993. She is licensed in California, New York, and Washington D.C., and has tried cases in California, New York, Arizona, and Colorado.

Ms. McCamey founded her Santa Cruz criminal law office in 2007 and her San Jose office in 2011 and now focuses primarily on California state criminal law.
Monique Shana Hill
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 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.
George Jacob Gigarjian
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Santa Cruz, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(831) 429-1440 108 Locust St #13
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Criminal and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Terrance Kyle McCleerey
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(800) 711-0039 325 Cayuga
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal, DUI and Military
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
Regina Jett
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Capitola, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(831) 477-6641 PO Box 1273
Capitola, CA 95010
Criminal
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Esau Ruiz Herrera
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(831) 424-4774 137 Central Ave, Ste. 5-C
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Education
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Robert Barrie Mitchell
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Morgan Hill, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(408) 779-7879 45 East 1st Street
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
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
Chester James Phillips Jr
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(831) 772-9747 215 W Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal, Appeals, Bankruptcy and DUI
Victor Manuel Campos
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Capitola, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(831) 438-2220 PO Box 838
Capitola, CA 95010
Criminal and Estate Planning
Monterey COL
James Hoyt Dozier Jr
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(831) 758-1031 325 Cayuga St
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Howard M. Van Elgort
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Soquel, CA Criminal Law Lawyer
(831) 462-4231 2820 Porter Street
Soquel, CA 95073
Criminal and DUI
Maribel Penaloza
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Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(831) 800-6395 307 Main Street Suite 140-B
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal
Larry Dwain Shallberg
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Santa Cruz, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(831) 535-2363 331 Soquel Ave Ste 203
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Criminal
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
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 30 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 25 years experience
(831) 663-5018 6323 Tustin Rd # A
Salinas, CA 93907
Criminal and DUI
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Aptos, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(831) 662-8536 221 Via Lantana
Aptos, CA 95003
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Aromas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(714) 742-9572 471 Carr Ave
Aromas, CA 95004
Criminal and DUI
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Aptos, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 55 years experience
(831) 688-6002 202 Florence Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(831) 757-6844 337 Cayuga St
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal, Civil Rights, Divorce and Family
Monterey College of Law
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
(831) 296-3919 150 W Gabilan St
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal and DUI
UC Hastings COL
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(831) 758-1080 325 Cayuga Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal
Monterey COL
Santa Cruz, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(831) 427-2728 55 River St Ste 100
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Santa Cruz, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(831) 426-9232 303 Water Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Criminal and DUI
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Cruz, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(831) 423-6100 331 Soquel Ave Ste 202
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Criminal and DUI
UC Hastings COL
Santa Cruz, CA Criminal Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(831) 429-9966 605 Center St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Criminal and DUI
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Salinas, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(831) 758-1688 215 W Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901
Criminal and DUI
UC Hastings COL
Gilroy, CA Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(408) 848-1113 7459 Monterey St Ste A
Gilroy, CA 95020
Criminal, DUI and Workers' Comp
Monterey COL
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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.