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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
When searching for the right attorney, it is often the worst time in your life. Finding a good one, and the right one for you, is a daunting... read more >
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California Board of Legal Specialization
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 Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Jason Scott Leiderman
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jason Scott Leiderman
Member

Michael L Crowley

Michael L Crowley
Crowley Law Group
401 W "A" St Suite 925
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 35 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 27 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 44 years, Philip David Israels is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended U of San Francisco School of Law... read more >

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 >

Ray Buenaventura

Ray Buenaventura
Buenaventura Law Firm
555 California Street Suite 4925
San Francisco, CA 94104
Licensed for 26 years, Ray Buenaventura is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Whittier Coll 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 26 years, Kurt David Hermansen is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola of Los Angeles Law School... read more >

Nafiz Ahmed

Nafiz Ahmed
Ahmed & Sukaram, Attorneys At Law
1922 The Alameda Ste 201
San Jose, CA 95126
Licensed for 14 years, Nafiz Ahmed is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Santa Clara University School of Law... read more >

Christopher Francis Morales

Christopher Francis Morales
The Morales Law Firm
1388 Sutter Street Suite 805
San Francisco, CA 94109
Licensed for 28 years, Christopher Francis Morales is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Santa Clara 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 13 years, Graham D Donath is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of Law... 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 19 years, David Douglas Diamond is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Southwestern School of Law, SCAL... read more >

Keith Howard Rutman

Keith Howard Rutman
501 West Broadway Ste 1650
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 30 years, Keith Howard Rutman is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Brandeis University... 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 33 years, Matthew Garth Kaestner is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of the Pacific... read more >

Adam Laurence Pearlman

Adam Laurence Pearlman
5740 Ralston St Ste 302
Ventura, CA 93003
Licensed for 26 years, Adam Laurence Pearlman is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended George Washington Uni... read more >

Joseph Michael Tully

Joseph Michael Tully
Tully & Weiss
713 Main St
Martinez, CA 94553
Licensed for 20 years, Joseph Michael Tully is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Golden Gate Univ School of Law... read more >

Richard Alan Hutton

Richard Alan Hutton
1055 E Colorado Blvd Ste 225
Pasadena, CA 91106
Licensed for 48 years, Richard Alan Hutton is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >

Michael Phillip Thorman

Michael Phillip Thorman
Bonjour, Thorman, Baray & Billingsley
24301 Southland Dr Suite 312
Hayward, CA 94545
Licensed for 45 years, Michael Phillip Thorman is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Dartmouth College iHanover, Ne... read more >

Alan Eisner

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

Robert John Wilson

Robert John Wilson
1055 E Colorado Blvd Ste 225
Pasadena, CA 91106
Licensed for 31 years, Robert John Wilson is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Western State College of ... read more >

James Patrick Lambe

James Patrick Lambe
5132 North Palm Avenue, P.M.B. 240
Fresno, CA 93704
Licensed for 42 years, James Patrick Lambe is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended University of Illinois College ... read more >

Michael Stephen Berg

Michael Stephen Berg
The Law Offices of Michael S. Berg
401 West A Street
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 37 years, Michael Stephen Berg is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego Schoo... read more >

Errol Henry Stambler

Errol Henry Stambler
10880 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1050
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Licensed for 46 years, Errol Henry Stambler is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University go Georgia... 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 >

Edward Robinson

Edward Robinson
Robinson Kardon
21515 Hawthorne Boulevard Suite 730
Torrance, CA 90503
Licensed for 33 years, Edward Robinson is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Jacqueline Goodman

Jacqueline Goodman
Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman
712 N. Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92832
Licensed for 25 years, Jacqueline Goodman is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argo... 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 51 years, Harland William Braun is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of California at Los Angeles, California... 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 29 years, Paul Henry Neuharth Jr is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego School Of Law... read more >

Dmitry Gorin

Dmitry Gorin
Eisner Gorin LLP
1875 Century Park East #705
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 24 years, Dmitry Gorin is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended UCLA School 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 20 years, Adam Garrard Gasner is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of San Franci... read more >

Rose Fay Arfa

Rose Fay Arfa
10100 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste. 800
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 38 years, Rose Fay Arfa is a Appellate Law and Sex Crimes 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 17 years, Kenneth Neil Hamilton is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Western Sierra Law Sch... read more >

Vincent Michael Imhoff

Vincent Michael Imhoff
Imhoff & Associates, P.C.
12424 Wilshire Blvd Suite 770
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Licensed for 17 years, Vincent Michael Imhoff is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Illinois IT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

Stephen Paul Levine

Stephen Paul Levine
Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP
323 W Court St Suite 402
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Licensed for 42 years, Stephen Paul Levine is a Criminal Defense and Motor Vehicle Accidents lawyer who attended Western State School of La... read more >

Michael Aaron Goldstein

Michael Aaron Goldstein
Goldstein Law Group
1645 Vine St #809
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Licensed for 23 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 15 years, Joshua Mulligan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cornell Univ... read more >

James Raymond Homola

James Raymond Homola
2950 Mariposa St Ste 250
Fresno, CA 93721
Licensed for 45 years, James Raymond Homola is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... 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 >

Peter Goodman

Peter Goodman
Law Office of Peter Goodman
819 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Licensed for 44 years, Peter Goodman is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Golden Gate Univ SOL; San Fran... read more >

Joseph Shemaria

Joseph Shemaria
9171 Wilshire Blvd Ste 500
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Licensed for 49 years, Joseph Shemaria is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >

Samantha Greene

Samantha Greene
Sevens Legal, APC
3555 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Licensed for 17 years, Samantha Greene is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego School Of Law... read more >

Kiarash Feyzjou

Kiarash Feyzjou
Kia Feyzjou Law Firm
4275 Main St
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 19 years, Kiarash Feyzjou is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pepperdine University 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 38 years, Robert Francis Landheer is a Criminal Defense and Products Liability lawyer who attended New College School of Law o... read more >

Daniel Lee Barton

Daniel Lee Barton
Nolan Barton & Olmos, LLP
600 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Licensed for 31 years, Daniel Lee Barton is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Stanford Law School... read more >

Andrew Ging Liu

Andrew Ging Liu
307 Main Street Suite 330
Salinas, CA 93901
Licensed for 24 years, Andrew Ging Liu is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Boston University School of Law... read more >

Leonard B. Levine

Leonard B. Levine
Levine Flier and Flier, LLC
16133 Ventura Blvd Ste 1140
Los Angeles, CA 91436
Licensed for 47 years, Leonard B. Levine is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UCLA School Of Law... read more >

Laurence Jeffrey Lichter

Laurence Jeffrey Lichter
506 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133
Licensed for 43 years, Laurence Jeffrey Lichter is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Paul Takakjian

Paul Takakjian
Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP
11845 W Olympic Blvd Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Licensed for 40 years, Paul Takakjian is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Loyola Marymount University... read more >

John C. Lemon

John C. Lemon
Law Offices of John C. Lemon, APC
1350 Columbia St Suite 600
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 19 years, John C. Lemon is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended Stanford Law School... read more >

Jeffrey A Tenenbaum

Jeffrey A Tenenbaum
Tenenbaum Law Firm
800 W 20th St
Merced, CA 95340
Licensed for 18 years, Jeffrey A Tenenbaum is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of San Franci... read more >

Vincent Ross Maher

Vincent Ross Maher
THE MAHER LAW GROUP, APC
724 Texas St
Fairfield, CA 94533
Licensed for 18 years, Vincent Ross Maher is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Empire Coll School Of Law... 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.



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