Home> Find a Lawyer> California >Criminal Defense

CaliforniaCriminal Defense Lawyers in 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 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 »

Learn 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 >

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 >

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 >

Robert Stanley Ernenwein

Robert Stanley Ernenwein
The Law Offices of Robert Ernenwein, PC
1405 Crenshaw Blvd Fl 2
Torrance, CA 90501
Licensed for 35 years, Robert Stanley Ernenwein is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Whittier Law School... read more >

Kyle Joseph Humphrey

Kyle Joseph Humphrey
Law Office of Kyle J Humphrey
2211 17th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Licensed for 34 years, Kyle Joseph Humphrey is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Western State College o... 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 >

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 >

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 >

EDWARD N AJLOUNY

EDWARD N AJLOUNY
EDWARD N. AJLOUNY ATTORNEY AT LAW
111 W. ST JOHN STREET Suite 555
San Jose, CA 95113
EDWARD N AJLOUNY is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Ronald Neil Richards

Ronald Neil Richards
Ronald Richards and Associates, A.P.C.
PO Box 11480
Beverly Hills, CA 90213
Licensed for 24 years, Ronald Neil Richards is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Univ of LaVerne College of Law... read more >

Nick Oberheiden

Nick Oberheiden
550 W C St #1150
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 10 years, Nick Oberheiden is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Tim Allen Pori

Tim Allen Pori
The Law Offices of Tim A. Pori
724 Texas St
Fairfield, CA 94533
Licensed for 22 years, Tim Allen Pori is a Criminal Defense and Insurance Bad Faith lawyer who attended New Coll of CA School of Law... read more >

Ronald Hedding

Ronald Hedding
Hedding Law Firm
16000 Ventura Blvd #1208
Encino, CA 91436
Licensed for 25 years, Ronald Hedding is a Marijuana Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended San Fernando Valley College of Law... 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 University of San Diego School of ... read more >

Jessica C. McElfresh

Jessica C. McElfresh
McElfresh Law, Inc.
531 Encinitas Boulevard Suite 111
Encinitas, CA 92024
Licensed for 10 years, Jessica C. McElfresh is a Land Use and Zoning and Real Estate Law lawyer who attended University of San Diego School... read more >

James Howard Newhouse

James Howard Newhouse
Ste A
Licensed for 53 years, James Howard Newhouse is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Berkeley School of Law... read more >

Lisa H. Mattern

Lisa H. Mattern
Mattern & Mendoza, LLP
6601 Center Drive Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Licensed for 24 years, Lisa H. Mattern is a Marijuana Defense and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount... 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 >

Jeffrey Craig Stotter

Jeffrey Craig Stotter
55 River St Ste 220
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Licensed for 29 years, Jeffrey Craig Stotter is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Syracuse Univ College ... 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 >

Michael Jay Markowitz

Michael Jay Markowitz
630 San Ramon Valley Blvd suite 100
Danville, CA 94526
Licensed for 37 years, Michael Jay Markowitz is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Golden Gate University... read more >

David Martin Michael

David Martin Michael
Law Office of David M. Michael
One Sansome Street Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Licensed for 42 years, David Martin Michael is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended University of San Francisco Sch... 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 >

Mark Alan Arnold

Mark Alan Arnold
Arnold Law Firm
45 E Julian St
San Jose, CA 95112
Licensed for 39 years, Mark Alan Arnold is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Santa Clara University School of Law... read more >

Bruce Steven Kapsack

Bruce Steven Kapsack
Kapsack & Bair, LLP
2100 Embarcadero Ste 202
Oakland, CA 94606
Licensed for 26 years, Bruce Steven Kapsack is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer... read more >

Jeffrey Glen Gray

Jeffrey Glen Gray
PO Box 1019
Palm Springs, CA 92263
Licensed for 41 years, Jeffrey Glen Gray is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of La Verne Col... read more >

Ephraim Margolin

Ephraim Margolin
Law Office of Ephraim Margolin
240 Stockton St 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
Licensed for 57 years, Ephraim Margolin is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Thomas Joseph Jr Jr

Thomas Joseph Jr Jr
Nolan Barton & Olmos, LLP
600 University Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Licensed for 48 years, Thomas Joseph Jr Jr is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Defense lawyer who attended UC Davis School of Law... read more >

Fredric Jon Gagliardini

Fredric Jon Gagliardini
Law Office of Fred Gagliardini
1227 California Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Licensed for 20 years, Fredric Jon Gagliardini is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Univ of West Los Angeles... read more >

Brian H Getz

Brian H Getz
Law Offfice Brian H Getz
44 Montgomery St Suite 3850
San Francisco, CA 94104
Brian H Getz is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pepperdine Univ School of Law... read more >

Debra Sarah White Palmer

Debra Sarah White Palmer
Law Offices of Debra S. White
21112 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91364
Licensed for 20 years, Debra Sarah White Palmer is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >

Patrick J. Silva

Patrick J. Silva
Silva & Silva Attorneys at Law
205 E State St
Redlands, CA 92373
Licensed for 18 years, Patrick J. Silva is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Western State University Co... read more >

Randy Sue Pollock

Randy Sue Pollock
Law Offices of Randy Sue Pollock
286 Santa Clara Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
Licensed for 44 years, Randy Sue Pollock is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of the 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 >

James Nelson Dicks

James Nelson Dicks
400 S Melrose Dr Ste 109
Vista, CA 92081
Licensed for 31 years, James Nelson Dicks is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended Western State College of ... read more >

Gail R Shifman

Gail R Shifman
Law Office of Gail Shifman
44 Montgomery St Suite 3850
San Francisco, CA 94104
Licensed for 29 years, Gail R Shifman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Michigan State UNV College of Law... read more >

Robert Lee Grimes

Robert Lee Grimes
2664 4th Ave
San Diego, CA 92103
Robert Lee Grimes is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Univ of San Diego School Of Law... read more >

Nicholas Maurice Rosenberg

Nicholas Maurice Rosenberg
205 S Broadway Ste 716
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Licensed for 15 years, Nicholas Maurice Rosenberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Francisco School of Law... read more >

Anthony A Arzili

Anthony A Arzili
Law Ofc Anthony A Arzili
7336 Painter Ave
Whittier, CA 90602
Licensed for 20 years, Anthony A Arzili is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... 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 >

Kasie WaiYee Lee

Kasie WaiYee Lee
Law Offices of Kasie W. Lee
315 Montgomery St Fl 9
San Francisco, CA 94104
Licensed for 16 years, Kasie WaiYee Lee is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended USC Gould School of Law... read more >

Jeffrey Tyson Hammerschmidt

Jeffrey Tyson Hammerschmidt
2445 Capitol St Ste 150
Fresno, CA 93721
Licensed for 32 years, Jeffrey Tyson Hammerschmidt is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended University of Missouri ... 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 >

John Joseph VanDervoort

John Joseph VanDervoort
Vandervoort Law Office
1339 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926
Licensed for 47 years, John Joseph VanDervoort is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving lawyer who attended University of Califo... 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 >

Jay Irving Jaffe

Jay Irving Jaffe
2122 Century Park Ln APT 208
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 47 years, Jay Irving Jaffe is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >

Knut Sveinbjorn Johnson

Knut Sveinbjorn Johnson
550 W C St Suite 790
San Diego, CA 92101
Licensed for 33 years, Knut Sveinbjorn Johnson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >

Randall Gary Knox

Randall Gary Knox
870 Market St Ste 820
San Francisco, CA 94102
Licensed for 35 years, Randall Gary Knox is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Boston University School of Law... read more >

Andrea Ada Rathburn

Andrea Ada Rathburn
82995 CA-111 Suite 101
Indio, CA 92201
Licensed for 21 years, Andrea Ada Rathburn is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Boston University School of Law... read more >
< Previous
2 3 4 5
Showing attorneys 201–250 out of 250

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.



Saving...