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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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Jeremy Ian Lessem

Jeremy Ian Lessem
3450 Cahuenga Blvd Ste 102
Los Angeles, CA 90068
Licensed for 18 years, Jeremy Ian Lessem is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Michigan Law School - University of Michi... 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 >

Joseph Francis Walsh

Joseph Francis Walsh
205 S Broadway Ste 606
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Licensed for 44 years, Joseph Francis Walsh is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >

Emma Bradford

Emma Bradford
455 Golden Gate Ave # 14400
San Francisco, CA 94102
Licensed for 15 years, Emma Bradford is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of the Law... read more >

Gerritt Adrian Rutgers

Gerritt Adrian Rutgers
600 Allerton St Ste 200
Redwood City, CA 94063
Licensed for 29 years, Gerritt Adrian Rutgers is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of the Law... read more >

Jeffrey Brett Hayden

Jeffrey Brett Hayden
600 Allerton St Ste 201
Redwood City, CA 94063
Licensed for 29 years, Jeffrey Brett Hayden is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended USC Gould School of Law... read more >

Thomas Stephen Worthington

Thomas Stephen Worthington
215 W Alisal St
Salinas, CA 93901
Licensed for 49 years, Thomas Stephen Worthington is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of the Law... read more >

Patrick Ewing Clancy

Patrick Ewing Clancy
3478 Buskirk Ave Ste 150
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Licensed for 45 years, Patrick Ewing Clancy is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Eric Anthony Dumars

Eric Anthony Dumars
21 W Alisal St Ste 122
Salinas, CA 93901
Licensed for 16 years, Eric Anthony Dumars is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Denver Sturm College of Law... read more >

Carl Bradley Patton

Carl Bradley Patton
5857 Owens Ave Ste 300
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Licensed for 44 years, Carl Bradley Patton is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Western School of Law... read more >

Sam Israels

Sam Israels
Cron, Israels & Stark
11755 Wilshire Blvd 15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Licensed for 14 years, Sam Israels is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Santa Clara University School Of Law... read more >

Scott Ronald Spindel

Scott Ronald Spindel
Law Office of R Spindel
16255 Ventura Blvd Suite 1018
Encino, CA 91436
Licensed for 20 years, Scott Ronald Spindel is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Thomas Jefferson School... read more >

Daniel Aaron Horowitz

Daniel Aaron Horowitz
Law Office of Daniel Horowitz
PO Box 1547
Lafayette, CA 94549
Daniel Aaron Horowitz is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >

Heberto Avila Sala

Heberto Avila Sala
H.A. SALA LAW CORP
641 H St
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Licensed for 37 years, Heberto Avila Sala is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended UC Berkeley School of Law... read more >

John Hamasaki

John Hamasaki
Hamasaki Law
1388 Sutter Street Suite 805
San Francisco, CA 94109
Licensed for 20 years, John Hamasaki is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Todd C. Anderson

Todd C. Anderson
John Anderson Law
105 E Mariposa
San Clemente, CA 92672
Licensed for 16 years, Todd C. Anderson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School Of Law... read more >

Sherman Ellison

Sherman Ellison
Law Offices of Sherman M. Ellison
15303 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Licensed for 49 years, Sherman Ellison is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Michael J. Ocampo

Michael J. Ocampo
Michael J. Ocampo, Attorney at Law
1432 Edinger Avenue 240
Tustin, CA 92780
Licensed for 7 years, Michael J. Ocampo is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

John Timothy Philipsborn

John Timothy Philipsborn
507 Polk St Ste 350
San Francisco, CA 94102
Licensed for 41 years, John Timothy Philipsborn is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Univ of California... read more >

Adam Cohen

Adam Cohen
Ticket Crushers, A Law Corporation
5001 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118
Licensed for 8 years, Adam Cohen is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Loyola Law School... read more >

Mindy H. McQueen

Mindy H. McQueen
Law Offices of Mindy H. McQueen
840 County Square Drive
Ventura, CA 93003
Licensed for 21 years, Mindy H. McQueen is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Univ of Denver College of L... read more >

David E. Wohl

David E. Wohl
Criminal Defense Attorney David Wohl
4255 Main St
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 30 years, David E. Wohl is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Western School Of Law... read more >

John Nicholas Aquilina Jr Jr.

John Nicholas Aquilina Jr Jr.
Law Office of John N. Aquilina
5055 Canyon Crest Dr Ste 221
Riverside, CA 92507
Licensed for 38 years, John Nicholas Aquilina Jr Jr. is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Brooklyn Law School... read more >

John Patrick Dolan

John Patrick Dolan
Dolan Law Offices, APC
Fargo St
Indio, CA 92201
Licensed for 41 years, John Patrick Dolan is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Western State College of ... read more >

Terry Alan Wapner

Terry Alan Wapner
Wapner Jones, PC.
401 W Fallbrook Ave Suite 201
Fresno, CA 93711
Licensed for 32 years, Terry Alan Wapner is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended San Joaquin College of Law... 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 >

Ilan Mordechai Funke Bilu

Ilan Mordechai Funke Bilu
Law Ofc Ilan Funke-Bilu
1008 Walnut St
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Licensed for 40 years, Ilan Mordechai Funke Bilu is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Western State College of Law... read more >

Greg Hagopian

Greg Hagopian
Law Office of Greg Hagopian
115 S Church St
Visalia, CA 93291
Licensed for 13 years, Greg Hagopian is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Douglas Lee Rappaport

Douglas Lee Rappaport
Law Ofc Douglas L Rappaport
260 California St Ste 1002
San Francisco, CA 94111
Licensed for 31 years, Douglas Lee Rappaport is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Golden Gate University School of... read more >

Charles Bradford Smith

Charles Bradford Smith
Law Ofcs Charles B Smith
PO Box 619 430 Peninsula Ave Ste 3
San Mateo, CA 94401
Licensed for 32 years, Charles Bradford Smith is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Santa Clara University School of Law... read more >

Paul Martin Feuerwerker

Paul Martin Feuerwerker
Law Ofc Linda Fullerton
54 Railroad Ave
Richmond, CA 94801
Licensed for 20 years, Paul Martin Feuerwerker is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of the Law... read more >

Gary Melvyn Sirbu

Gary Melvyn Sirbu
Law Office of Gary M Sirbu
1999 Harrison St # 2210
Oakland, CA 94612
Licensed for 53 years, Gary Melvyn Sirbu is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Berkeley School of Law... read more >

Thomas Lewis Gill

Thomas Lewis Gill
Favaro Lavezzo Gill et al
300 Tuolumne St # A
Vallejo, CA 94590
Licensed for 45 years, Thomas Lewis Gill is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School of Law... 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 >

Michael Lawrence Chastaine

Michael Lawrence Chastaine
2377 Gold Meadow Way #100
Gold River, CA 95670
Licensed for 34 years, Michael Lawrence Chastaine is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Santa Clara University School Of Law... read more >

Alan R. Baum

Alan R. Baum
Law Offices of Alan Baum
16501 Ventura Blvd Fl 4
Los Angeles, CA 91436
Licensed for 51 years, Alan R. Baum is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended San Fernando Valley College of Law... read more >

Antonio Jose Bestard

Antonio Jose Bestard
Law Ofc Antonio J Bestard
333 W Mission Blvd Ste 110
Pomona, CA 91766
Licensed for 40 years, Antonio Jose Bestard is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of La Verne College of Law... read more >

Negin Yamini

Negin Yamini
Los Angeles Criminal Attorney
5670 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1860
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Licensed for 8 years, Negin Yamini is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended UCLA... read more >

Vincent Ross

Vincent Ross
San Diego Criminal Attorney
750 B St. 33rd Floor #3337
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 32 years, Vincent Ross is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Howard L. Williams

Howard L. Williams
LIEBER WILLIAMS & LABIN LLP
Lieber Williams & Labin LLP 535 Main Street | Suite 3
Martinez, CA 94553
Licensed for 19 years, Howard L. Williams is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Diego S... read more >

Okorie C. Okorocha

Okorie C. Okorocha
California Legal Team
3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. Suite 1038
Los Angeles, CA 91604
Licensed for 16 years, Okorie C. Okorocha is a DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Whittier Law School... read more >

William L. Jacobson

William L. Jacobson
2272 Colorado Blvd Ste 1226
Los Angeles, CA 90041
Licensed for 29 years, William L. Jacobson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >

Evan Aylette Jenness

Evan Aylette Jenness
Law Offices of Evan A. Jenness
777 S. Figueroa Street Suite 4900
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Licensed for 31 years, Evan Aylette Jenness is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Columbia University Law School... read more >

James McNair Thompson

James McNair Thompson
PO Box 636
Los Gatos, CA 95031
Licensed for 44 years, James McNair Thompson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Santa Clara University School of Law... read more >

Bradley William Brunon

Bradley William Brunon
11601 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Licensed for 50 years, Bradley William Brunon is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >

Elizabeth Armena Missakian

Elizabeth Armena Missakian
PO Box 601879
San Diego, CA 92160
Licensed for 28 years, Elizabeth Armena Missakian is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Charles E Dederich School of Law... read more >

Garrick Allen Byers

Garrick Allen Byers
54 Railroad Ave
Richmond, CA 94801
Licensed for 37 years, Garrick Allen Byers is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Antioch School of Law... read more >

Denis Arthur Honeychurch

Denis Arthur Honeychurch
823 Jefferson St Ste C
Fairfield, CA 94533
Licensed for 47 years, Denis Arthur Honeychurch is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of the Law... read more >

John Douglas Cahners

John Douglas Cahners
260 Sheridan Ave Ste 200
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Licensed for 48 years, John Douglas Cahners is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of the 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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