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CaliforniaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Orange County, California

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.


When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Orange County, California, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.


Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.


Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.


A criminal defense lawyer in Orange County, California should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Jeffrey Donald Kent

Jeffrey Donald Kent
McDonnell & Kent
418 East La Habra Boulevard
La Habra, CA 90631
Licensed for 27 years, Jeffrey Donald Kent is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Western State Univ Colle... read more >

Virginia Louise Landry

Virginia Louise Landry
Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc.
23046 Avenida De La Carlota Suite 125
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Licensed for 30 years, Virginia Louise Landry is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended National College for ... read more >

Barry Thomas Simons

Barry Thomas Simons
Law Offices of Barry T. Simons
260 St Ann's Dr
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Licensed for 47 years, Barry Thomas Simons is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended New York Law School... read more >

Allan H. Stokke

Allan H. Stokke
Ste 550
Licensed for 53 years, Allan H. Stokke is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Chicago Law School... read more >

Jeremy Neil Goldman

Jeremy Neil Goldman
19200 Von Karman Ave Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92612
Licensed for 24 years, Jeremy Neil Goldman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argosy University... read more >

Brian Neal Gurwitz

Brian Neal Gurwitz
1422 Edinger Ave Ste 100
Tustin, CA 92780
Licensed for 25 years, Brian Neal Gurwitz is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University of the Pacific... read more >

Rudolph Ernst Loewenstein

Rudolph Ernst Loewenstein
5031 Birch St Ste 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Licensed for 41 years, Rudolph Ernst Loewenstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University of the Pacif... read more >

Lynne Marie Patterson

Lynne Marie Patterson
Law Offices of Lynne Patterson
14121 Beach Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683
Licensed for 29 years, Lynne Marie Patterson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Scott Daniel Henry

Scott Daniel Henry
Law Offices of Scott D. Henry
17581 Irvine Blvd #100
Tustin, CA 92780
Licensed for 6 years, Scott Daniel Henry is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Chad Raymond Maddox

Chad Raymond Maddox
Law Offices of Chad R. Maddox
5120 E. La Palma #207
Anaheim, CA 92807
Licensed for 19 years, Chad Raymond Maddox is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Western State College of... read more >

Jack Michael Earley

Jack Michael Earley
20271 SW Birch St Ste 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Licensed for 45 years, Jack Michael Earley is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Courtney Elizabeth Pilchman

Courtney Elizabeth Pilchman
2030 Main Street Suite 1300
Irvine, CA 92614
Licensed for 19 years, Courtney Elizabeth Pilchman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Chapman Univ School of Law... read more >

Julie Anne Swain

Julie Anne Swain
1432 Edinger Ave STE 240
Tustin, CA 92780
Licensed for 23 years, Julie Anne Swain is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University of the Pacific... read more >

Todd Alan Landgren

Todd Alan Landgren
19782 MacArthur Blvd #225
Irvine, CA 92612
Licensed for 44 years, Todd Alan Landgren is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of th... read more >

Kenneth Alan Reed

Kenneth Alan Reed
Law Office of Kenneth Alan Reed
406 W 4th St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Licensed for 8 years, Kenneth Alan Reed is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argosy University... read more >

Mark R. McDonald

Mark R. McDonald
The Law Offices of Mark Raymond McDonald
1100 Town and Country Road Suite 1250
Orange, CA 92868
Licensed for 29 years, Mark R. McDonald is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended McGeorge School Of Law University of the Pacific... read more >

E. Thomas Dunn Jr

E. Thomas Dunn Jr
Law Offices of E. Thomas Dunn, Jr.
1432 Edinger Avenue Suite 240
Tustin, CA 92780
Licensed for 34 years, E. Thomas Dunn Jr is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Southwestern University School Of Law... read more >

Robison Dooling Harley Jr Jr.

Robison Dooling Harley Jr Jr.
Law Office of Robison D Harley, Jr
825 N Ross St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Licensed for 43 years, Robison Dooling Harley Jr Jr. is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Beasley School of Law - ... read more >

Christopher Michael Glew

Christopher Michael Glew
The Law Offices of Glew & Kim
1851 E 1st Street Suite 840
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Licensed for 19 years, Christopher Michael Glew is a Marijuana Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Whittier Coll School Of Law... read more >

Vincent John LaBarbera Jr.

Vincent John LaBarbera Jr.
Law Offices of Vincent J. LaBarbera, Jr.
4100 Newport Place Suite 620
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Licensed for 36 years, Vincent John LaBarbera Jr. is a Administrative Law and Drug Crimes lawyer who attended Southwestern College of Law... read more >

Jimmy Cha

Jimmy Cha
Law Office of Jimmy Cha
2271 W Malvern Ave Suite 107
Fullerton, CA 92833
Licensed for 11 years, Jimmy Cha is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Ar... read more >

Correen Wiley Ferrentino

Correen Wiley Ferrentino
949 S Coast Dr #250
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Licensed for 25 years, Correen Wiley Ferrentino is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Loyola Law School -... read more >

Ardalon Fakhimi

Ardalon Fakhimi
California Criminal Defense Center
19200 VOn Karman Ave. Suite 500
Irvine, CA 92612
Licensed for 18 years, Ardalon Fakhimi is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Western School Of Law... read more >

Karren Melinda Kenney

Karren Melinda Kenney
Kenney Legal Defense Corporation
575 Anton Blvd. 3rd Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Licensed for 25 years, Karren Melinda Kenney is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended California St Univ Fullerton;... read more >

Jennifer Lynn Keller

Jennifer Lynn Keller
18300 Von Karman Ave Suite 930
Irvine, CA 92612
Licensed for 41 years, Jennifer Lynn Keller is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of the Law... read more >

Vincent John Tucci

Vincent John Tucci
Braden & Tucci
82 Discovery
Irvine, CA 92618
Licensed for 22 years, Vincent John Tucci is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Whittier Coll School Of L... read more >

Robert Louis Miller

Robert Louis Miller
Miller and Associates
5020 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Licensed for 24 years, Robert Louis Miller is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Western State College of... read more >

David E Swanson

David E Swanson
4100 Newport Pl Dr Ste 550
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Licensed for 28 years, David E Swanson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argosy University... read more >

Ricardo Alfredo Nicol

Ricardo Alfredo Nicol
PACIFIC LAW GROUP
316 W 4th St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Licensed for 30 years, Ricardo Alfredo Nicol is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University of the Pacific... read more >

John Francis Christl

John Francis Christl
The Christl Law Firm
5015 Birch St
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Licensed for 26 years, John Francis Christl is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >

Michael Laurence Fell

Michael Laurence Fell
Law Office of Michael L. Fell
900 Roosevelt
Irvine, CA 92620
Licensed for 30 years, Michael Laurence Fell is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

James Samuel Egar

James Samuel Egar
514 Orchid Ave
Newport Beach, CA 92625
Licensed for 44 years, James Samuel Egar is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Robert Mark Hartmann

Robert Mark Hartmann
1301 Dove St Suite 1050
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Licensed for 32 years, Robert Mark Hartmann is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Peter William Scalisi

Peter William Scalisi
17897 MacArthur Blvd # 200
Irvine, CA 92614
Licensed for 40 years, Peter William Scalisi is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >

David Craig Scarsone

David Craig Scarsone
1432 Edinger Ave STE 240
Tustin, CA 92780
Licensed for 25 years, David Craig Scarsone is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argosy University... read more >

Dennis Patrick Gaughan

Dennis Patrick Gaughan
2361 Campus Dr Ste 160
Irvine, CA 92612
Licensed for 28 years, Dennis Patrick Gaughan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law... read more >

Jerry Raymond Schaffer

Jerry Raymond Schaffer
1851 E First St Ste 900
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Licensed for 25 years, Jerry Raymond Schaffer is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >

Linda Kaye Frieder

Linda Kaye Frieder
Law Office of Linda K Frieder
15615 Alton Parkway Suite 450
Irvine, CA 92618
Licensed for 20 years, Linda Kaye Frieder is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Randy Collins

Randy Collins
Law Offices of Randy Collins Criminal Defense
1000 Quail St #100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Licensed for 15 years, Randy Collins is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Boston Coll Law School... read more >

Hieu Ngoc Vu

Hieu Ngoc Vu
Law Office of Hieu Vu
18002 Irvine Blvd #108
Tustin, CA 92780
Licensed for 10 years, Hieu Ngoc Vu is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Pacific Coast Univ... read more >

Ginger Ruth Kelley

Ginger Ruth Kelley
4121 Westerly Pl Ste 101
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Licensed for 27 years, Ginger Ruth Kelley is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argosy University... read more >

Michael Roger McDonnell

Michael Roger McDonnell
The McDonnell Law Firm
418 E La Habra Blvd
La Habra, CA 90631
Licensed for 51 years, Michael Roger McDonnell is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >

Bart Kaspero

Bart Kaspero
Bart Kaspero, Esq.
7755 Center Avenue Suite 1225
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Licensed for 13 years, Bart Kaspero is a Criminal Defense and Antitrust lawyer who attended Chapman University School Of Law... read more >

James D Riddet

James D Riddet
903 Calle Amanecer Ste 350
San Clemente, CA 92673
Licensed for 52 years, James D Riddet is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indiana University... read more >

Alan Castillo

Alan Castillo
Alan Castillo - Attorney at Law (The SoCal Law Network)
22982 La Cadena #201
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Licensed for 25 years, Alan Castillo is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Loyola Law School... read more >

Peter Francis Iocona

Peter Francis Iocona
Peter F. Iocona - Attorney at Law & The SoCal Law Network
22982 La Cadena Dr #239
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Licensed for 13 years, Peter Francis Iocona is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Administrative Law lawyer who attended Whittier School of La... read more >

Brian Donald McDonnell

Brian Donald McDonnell
The McDonnell Law Firm
418 E La Habra Blvd
La Habra, CA 90631
Licensed for 11 years, Brian Donald McDonnell is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argosy University... read more >

Dyke Earl Huish

Dyke Earl Huish
26161 Marguerite Pkwy Ste B
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
Licensed for 26 years, Dyke Earl Huish is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of L... read more >

Craig Martin Wilke

Craig Martin Wilke
305 N Harbor Blvd Ste 216
Fullerton, CA 92832
Licensed for 26 years, Craig Martin Wilke is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Kristin Alecia Erickson

Kristin Alecia Erickson
Law Office of Kristin A Erickson
8502 E Chapman Ave Ste 305
Orange, CA 92869
Licensed for 27 years, Kristin Alecia Erickson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argosy University... read more >
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Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

CBLS Board Certification in Criminal Law - The California Board of Legal Specialization certifies lawyers as specialists in criminal law. Attorney must show substantial experience, completion of specific task requirements, pass an examination, submit to peer review, and show completion of continuing education requirements in criminal law.


Criminal Defense Specialty Areas

NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.



Nonprofit Legal Associations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

CACJ works to preserve due process and defend the rights of the accused while providing quality continuing legal education courses to criminal defense lawyers in the State of California.


About Orange County

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Orange County Lawyer Referral Service - The Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) is a community based non-profit service sponsored by the OCBA. For the last 50 years, the lawyer referral service has helped the public find a qualified attorney throughout Orange County including Santa Ana, New Port Beach, Anaheim, Fullerton, and Huntington Beach.




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