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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 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 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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Jason Scott Leiderman

Jason Scott Leiderman
Law Offices of Jay Leiderman
770 County Square Drive Suite 101
Ventura, CA 93003
Call 805-654-0200
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State Bar of California
Jason Scott Leiderman
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Jason Scott Leiderman
Life Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jason Scott Leiderman
Member

Jay Leiderman co-authored the first ever book on the legal defense of medical marijuana crimes and has been called the "Hacktivist's Advocat... read more >

Zachary McCready

Zachary McCready
McCready Law Group
3701 Long Beach Bl #324
Long Beach, CA 90807
Call 562-364-7350
Zachary "Zack" McCready is an attorney with McCready & Associates in Long Beach, California. He is an experienced attorney for civil litigat... read more >
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cbls
State Bar of California
Zachary McCready
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
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California DUI Lawyers Association
Zachary McCready
Member
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Zachary McCready
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Zachary McCready
Member
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California Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Section
Zachary McCready
Member

Daniel R Perlman

Daniel R Perlman
Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman
6464 W Sunset Blvd Suite 1030
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Call 213-513-8324
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Daniel R Perlman
Lifetime Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Daniel R Perlman
Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Daniel R Perlman
General Member

Top Rated Drug Defense Attorney in Los Angeles, CA... read more >

Ronald L Freeman

Ronald L Freeman
The Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman
473 E Carnegie Dr #200
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Call 951-525-5610
Overcoming Your Legal Obstacles... read more >
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
Ronald L Freeman
Member
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ronald L Freeman
Member

Joseph Abrams

Joseph Abrams
Law Office of Joseph Abrams
2400 E. Katella Avenue Suite 825
Anaheim, CA 92806
Call 714-883-9822
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calaw-crim
California Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Section
Joseph Abrams
Member

Federal and State Criminal Defense and Sentence Mitigation Law Firm Serving Orange County and all of Southern California... read more >

Jesus L Zuniga

Jesus L Zuniga
Law Offices of Jesus Zuniga
43535 17th St W Ste 402
Lancaster, CA 93534
Call 661-942-8800
Divorce, domestic violence, and restraining order lawyer providing expert, affordable representation when it matters most.... read more >

Michael L Crowley

Michael L Crowley
Crowley Law Group
401 W "A" St Suite 925
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 37 years, Michael L Crowley is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of South Florida... read more >

David Jean Kaloyanides

David Jean Kaloyanides
David J.P. Kaloyanides, A Professional Law Corporation
15338 Central Ave
Chino, CA 91710
Licensed for 29 years, David Jean Kaloyanides is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Philip David Israels

Philip David Israels
Cron, Israels & Stark
11755 Wilshire Blvd 15th Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90025
Licensed for 46 years, Philip David Israels is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended U of San Francisco School of Law... read more >

Graham D Donath

Graham D Donath
Law Offices of Graham Donath, A.P.C.
4229 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 15 years, Graham D Donath is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of Law... read more >

Harland William Braun

Harland William Braun
Law Offices of Harland W. Braun
1880 Century Park E Suite 710
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 53 years, Harland William Braun is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of California at Los Angeles, California... read more >

Richard Alan Hutton

Richard Alan Hutton
301 E. Colorado Blvd Suite 301
Pasadena, CA 91101
Licensed for 50 years, Richard Alan Hutton is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >

Ray Buenaventura

Ray Buenaventura
Buenaventura Law Firm
555 California Street Suite 4925
San Francisco, CA 94104
Licensed for 28 years, Ray Buenaventura is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Whittier Coll School Of Law... read more >

Jeffrey Brett Hayden

Jeffrey Brett Hayden
600 Allerton St Ste 201
Redwood City, CA 94063
Licensed for 31 years, Jeffrey Brett Hayden is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended USC Gould School of Law... read more >

Nafiz Ahmed

Nafiz Ahmed
Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys At Law
1922 The Alameda Ste 201
San Jose, CA 95126
Licensed for 16 years, Nafiz Ahmed is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Santa Clara University School of Law... read more >

Kurt David Hermansen

Kurt David Hermansen
Law Office of Kurt David Hermansen
110 W "C" St Suite 1903
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 28 years, Kurt David Hermansen is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola of Los Angeles Law School... read more >

Christopher Francis Morales

Christopher Francis Morales
The Morales Law Firm
1388 Sutter Street Suite 805
San Francisco, CA 94109
Licensed for 30 years, Christopher Francis Morales is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Santa Clara Law School... read more >

Keith Howard Rutman

Keith Howard Rutman
501 West Broadway Ste 1650
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 32 years, Keith Howard Rutman is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Brandeis University... read more >

David Douglas Diamond

David Douglas Diamond
Law Offices of David D. Diamond
1055 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1996
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Licensed for 21 years, David Douglas Diamond is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Southwestern School of Law, SCAL... read more >

Sam J. Polverino

Sam J. Polverino
Sam J. Polverino, Attorney at Law
1565 The Alameda ste 100
San Jose, CA 95126
Licensed for 42 years, Sam J. Polverino is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Francisco School of Law... read more >

Adam Laurence Pearlman

Adam Laurence Pearlman
5740 Ralston St Ste 302
Ventura, CA 93003
Licensed for 28 years, Adam Laurence Pearlman is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended George Washington University Law Scho... read more >

Jacqueline Goodman

Jacqueline Goodman
Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman
712 N. Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92832
Licensed for 27 years, Jacqueline Goodman is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argo... read more >

Matthew Garth Kaestner

Matthew Garth Kaestner
Long Beach criminal law specialist,attorney Matthew Kaestner
1 World Trade Center Suite 400
Long Beach, CA 90831
Licensed for 35 years, Matthew Garth Kaestner is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of the Pacific... read more >

Joseph Michael Tully

Joseph Michael Tully
Tully & Weiss
713 Main St
Martinez, CA 94553
Licensed for 22 years, Joseph Michael Tully is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Golden Gate Univ School of Law... read more >

James Patrick Lambe

James Patrick Lambe
5132 North Palm Avenue, P.M.B. 240
Fresno, CA 93704
Licensed for 44 years, James Patrick Lambe is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended University of Illinois College ... read more >

Robert Stanley Ernenwein

Robert Stanley Ernenwein
The Law Offices of Robert Ernenwein, PC
1405 Crenshaw Blvd Fl 2
Torrance, CA 90501
Licensed for 37 years, Robert Stanley Ernenwein is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Whittier Law School... read more >

David Raymond Mugridge

David Raymond Mugridge
Law Offices of David R Mugridge
5767 E Park Cir Dr
Fresno, CA 93727
Licensed for 35 years, David Raymond Mugridge is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended San Joaquin College of Law... read more >

Alan Eisner

Alan Eisner
Eisner Gorin LLP
14401 Sylvan St #112
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Licensed for 35 years, Alan Eisner is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended Loyola Law School... read more >

Mario Rodriguez

Mario Rodriguez
45841 Oasis St # 5
Indio, CA 92201
Licensed for 41 years, Mario Rodriguez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... 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 32 years, Virginia Louise Landry is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended National College for DUI Defense, Inc... read more >

Errol Henry Stambler

Errol Henry Stambler
10880 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1050
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Licensed for 48 years, Errol Henry Stambler is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Oklahoma College of Law... read more >

Richard Thomas Dudek

Richard Thomas Dudek
901 H Street Ste 310
Sacramento, CA 95814
Licensed for 31 years, Richard Thomas Dudek is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University of the Pacific... read more >

Jeffrey Donald Kent

Jeffrey Donald Kent
McDonnell & Kent
418 East La Habra Boulevard
La Habra, CA 90631
Licensed for 29 years, Jeffrey Donald Kent is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Western State Univ College of Law... read more >

Adam Garrard Gasner

Adam Garrard Gasner
Law Office of Adam G. Gasner
345 Franklin St Ste 200
San Francisco, CA 94102
Licensed for 22 years, Adam Garrard Gasner is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of San Francisco School of La... read more >

Rose Fay Arfa

Rose Fay Arfa
10100 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste. 800
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 40 years, Rose Fay Arfa is a Appellate Law and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended Southwestern University School of Law... read more >

Vincent Michael Imhoff

Vincent Michael Imhoff
Imhoff & Associates, P.C.
12424 Wilshire Blvd Suite 770
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Licensed for 19 years, Vincent Michael Imhoff is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Illinois IT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

Paul Henry Neuharth Jr

Paul Henry Neuharth Jr
The Law Offices of Paul H. Neuharth, Jr.
402 West Broadway, Suite 720
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 31 years, Paul Henry Neuharth Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego School Of Law... read more >

David Stephen Kestenbaum

David Stephen Kestenbaum
Kestenbaum Law Group
14401 Sylvan Street 100
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Licensed for 42 years, David Stephen Kestenbaum is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern University School of Law... read more >

Kenneth Neil Hamilton

Kenneth Neil Hamilton
South Coast DUI Law Center
5740 Ralston Street Suite 300
Ventura, CA 93003
Licensed for 19 years, Kenneth Neil Hamilton is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Western Sierra Law School... read more >

Dmitry Gorin

Dmitry Gorin
Eisner Gorin LLP
1999 Avenue of the Stars 11th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 26 years, Dmitry Gorin is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >

James Raymond Homola

James Raymond Homola
2950 Mariposa St Ste 250
Fresno, CA 93721
Licensed for 47 years, James Raymond Homola is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >

Joseph Shemaria

Joseph Shemaria
9171 Wilshire Blvd Ste 500
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Licensed for 51 years, Joseph Shemaria is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >

Kiarash Feyzjou

Kiarash Feyzjou
Kia Feyzjou Law Firm
4275 Main St
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 21 years, Kiarash Feyzjou is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School of Law... read more >

Michael Aaron Goldstein

Michael Aaron Goldstein
Goldstein Law Group
1645 Vine St #809
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Licensed for 25 years, Michael Aaron Goldstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended San Fernando Valley College of Law... read more >

Joshua Mulligan

Joshua Mulligan
Wilkerson & Mulligan
78-060 Calle Estado Suite 21
La Quinta, CA 92253
Licensed for 17 years, Joshua Mulligan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cornell Univ... read more >

Daniel Lee Barton

Daniel Lee Barton
Nolan Barton & Olmos, LLP
600 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Licensed for 33 years, Daniel Lee Barton is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Stanford Law School... 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 49 years, Barry Thomas Simons is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended New York Law School... read more >

Peter Goodman

Peter Goodman
Law Office of Peter Goodman
819 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Licensed for 46 years, Peter Goodman is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Golden Gate Univ SOL; San Francisco CA ... read more >

Samantha Greene

Samantha Greene
Sevens Legal, APC
3555 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Licensed for 19 years, Samantha Greene is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego School Of Law... read more >

Robert Francis Landheer

Robert Francis Landheer
Robert Landheer & Assoc.
924 Anacapa St Suite 1-T
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Licensed for 40 years, Robert Francis Landheer is a Criminal Defense and Products Liability lawyer who attended New College School of Law o... read more >
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