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CaliforniaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Riverside 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 Riverside 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 Riverside 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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Donald John Hensel

Donald John Hensel
Bartell, Hensel & Gressley
5053 La Mart Dr Suite 201
Riverside, CA 92507
Call 951-788-2230
Donald Hensel is a trial lawyer based in Riverside, California who for 36 years has handled both civil and criminal cases.... read more >
cdla
cdla
California DUI Lawyers Association
Donald John Hensel
Member

Graham D Donath

Graham D Donath
Law Offices of Graham Donath, A.P.C.
4229 Main Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 14 years, Graham D Donath is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of Law... read more >
cbls
cbls
State Bar of California
Graham D Donath
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Mario Rodriguez

Mario Rodriguez
45841 Oasis St # 5
Indio, CA 92201
Licensed for 40 years, Mario Rodriguez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >
cbls
cbls
State Bar of California
Mario Rodriguez
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Kiarash Feyzjou

Kiarash Feyzjou
Kia Feyzjou Law Firm
4275 Main St
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 20 years, Kiarash Feyzjou is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School of Law... read more >
cbls
cbls
State Bar of California
Kiarash Feyzjou
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Joshua Mulligan

Joshua Mulligan
Wilkerson & Mulligan
78-060 Calle Estado Suite 21
La Quinta, CA 92253
Licensed for 16 years, Joshua Mulligan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Cornell Univ... read more >
cbls
cbls
State Bar of California
Joshua Mulligan
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Anthony David Valente

Anthony David Valente
Dolan Law Offices
45915 Oasis Street
Indio, CA 92201
Licensed for 7 years, Anthony David Valente is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Concord Law School... read more >
cacj
cacj
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Anthony David Valente
Member

Paul Grech Jr

Paul Grech Jr
7095 Indiana Ave Ste 200
Riverside, CA 92506
Licensed for 38 years, Paul Grech Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >

Manuel Jess Barba

Manuel Jess Barba
Law Offices of Manuel J Barba
3800 Orange St Suite 100
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 21 years, Manuel Jess Barba is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Western State University College of Law... read more >
American Chemical Society,<br /> Chemistry and the Law Division
American Chemical Society,<br /> Chemistry and the Law Division
ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist
Manuel Jess Barba
American Chemical Society,
Chemistry and the Law Division

Stephen Randolph Sweigart

Stephen Randolph Sweigart
Law Office of Stephen R Sweigart
28581 Old Town Front St Suite 102
Temecula, CA 92590
Licensed for 23 years, Stephen Randolph Sweigart is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Seton Hall University School Of Law... read more >
cbls
cbls
State Bar of California
Stephen Randolph Sweigart
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Suzanne M. Ferguson

Suzanne M. Ferguson
Suzanne M. Ferguson, Attorney at Law
27475 Ynez Road Suite 283
Temecula, CA 92591
Licensed for 14 years, Suzanne M. Ferguson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Diego, School of Law... read more >
cdla
cdla
California DUI Lawyers Association
Suzanne M. Ferguson
Member

John Patrick Dolan

John Patrick Dolan
Dolan Law Offices, APC
45-290 Fargo St
Indio, CA 92201
Licensed for 42 years, John Patrick Dolan is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argosy Un... read more >

John Nicholas Aquilina Jr

John Nicholas Aquilina Jr
Law Office of John N. Aquilina
5055 Canyon Crest Dr Ste 221
Riverside, CA 92507
Licensed for 39 years, John Nicholas Aquilina Jr is a Criminal Defense and Appellate Law lawyer who attended Brooklyn Law School... read more >

Andrea Ada Rathburn

Andrea Ada Rathburn
82995 CA-111 Suite 101
Indio, CA 92201
Licensed for 22 years, Andrea Ada Rathburn is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Boston University School of Law... read more >

Darryl Lynn Exum

Darryl Lynn Exum
4129 Main St Ste 200
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 29 years, Darryl Lynn Exum is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >

Christopher Robert Wagner

Christopher Robert Wagner
Law Ofc Christopher R Wagner
28581 Old Town Front St Ste 102
Temecula, CA 92590
Licensed for 29 years, Christopher Robert Wagner is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School of Law... read more >

Sean Paul Crandell

Sean Paul Crandell
30755 Auld Rd # D
Murrieta, CA 92563
Licensed for 22 years, Sean Paul Crandell is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of San Diego School of Law... read more >

Peter Joseph Morreale

Peter Joseph Morreale
3877 12th St # 100
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 41 years, Peter Joseph Morreale is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argosy University... read more >

James Melvin Taylor

James Melvin Taylor
Law Office of James M. Taylor
66 West Ramsey
Banning, CA 92220
Licensed for 20 years, James Melvin Taylor is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Western State University College of Law... read more >
nacdl
nacdl
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
James Melvin Taylor
Member

Steven L Harmon

Steven L Harmon
4075 Main St
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 48 years, Steven L Harmon is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

John Joseph Donovan

John Joseph Donovan
Donovan Law Offices
39108 Narcissus Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Licensed for 28 years, John Joseph Donovan is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >
cacj
cacj
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
John Joseph Donovan
Member

Rajan Ronald Maline

Rajan Ronald Maline
3850 Vine St Suite 100
Riverside, CA 92507
Licensed for 23 years, Rajan Ronald Maline is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of La Verne College of Law... read more >

John Lawrence Michels

John Lawrence Michels
7095 Indiana Ave Ste 200
Riverside, CA 92506
Licensed for 22 years, John Lawrence Michels is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Notre Dame Law School... read more >

Eliana Phelps

Eliana Phelps
The Law Offices of Eliana Phelps
25096 Jefferson Avenue B4
Murrieta, CA 92562
Licensed for 17 years, Eliana Phelps is a Immigration Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended San Buenaventura University School of La... read more >
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aila
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Eliana Phelps
Member

Daniel Linson Greenberg

Daniel Linson Greenberg
3750 University Ave Ste 550
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 45 years, Daniel Linson Greenberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Davis School of Law... read more >

Shaun Murphy

Shaun Murphy
Slovak Baron Empey Murphy & Pinkney LLP SBEMP
1800 East Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Licensed for 22 years, Shaun Murphy is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of Law... read more >
caoc
caoc
Consumer Attorneys of California
Shaun Murphy
Member

Jessica Jimenez

Jessica Jimenez
Jimenez Law Offices
77564A Country Club Drive Suite 236
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Licensed for 12 years, Jessica Jimenez is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended University of California, Davis School Of La... read more >
cdla
cdla
California DUI Lawyers Association
Jessica Jimenez
Member

John Karas

John Karas
Law Office of John Karas
43537 RIDGE PARK DR Suite 110
Temecula, CA 92590
Licensed for 36 years, John Karas is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California School of Law... read more >

Dan R. Shapiro

Dan R. Shapiro
Law Office of Daniel R. Shapiro
5610 Felspar Street
Riverside, CA 92509
Licensed for 30 years, Dan R. Shapiro is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Western State University School of Law... read more >
cdla
cdla
California DUI Lawyers Association
Dan R. Shapiro
Member

Joseph Tilden Rhea

Joseph Tilden Rhea
Law Offices of Joseph T. Rhea
777 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Suite 328
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Licensed for 17 years, Joseph Tilden Rhea is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended University of San Francisco School o... read more >
cdla
cdla
California DUI Lawyers Association
Joseph Tilden Rhea
Member

Michael James Kennedy

Michael James Kennedy
82632 CA-111 Ste 7
Indio, CA 92201
Licensed for 39 years, Michael James Kennedy is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >
duidla
duidla
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Michael James Kennedy
Member

Brooke D Eno Elia

Brooke D Eno Elia
Law Offices of Brooke D Elia
4124 Sunnyside Dr
Riverside, CA 92506
Licensed for 9 years, Brooke D Eno Elia is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Southern LS... read more >

Diana Vargas

Diana Vargas
Vargas Law Offices
7161 Indiana Ave Ste B
Riverside, CA 92504
Licensed for 8 years, Diana Vargas is a Criminal Defense and Immigration Law lawyer who attended University of La Verne College of Law... read more >

David Ernest Grande

David Ernest Grande
27247 Madison Ave Ste 111
Temecula, CA 92590
Licensed for 18 years, David Ernest Grande is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of La Verne College of Law... read more >

John Kenneth Moran Jr

John Kenneth Moran Jr
777 E Tahquitz Canyon Way Ste 200
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Licensed for 47 years, John Kenneth Moran Jr is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Villanova University School of Law... read more >

Leonard Jack Cravens

Leonard Jack Cravens
Law Offices of Leonard Cravens
45-902 Oasis Street Suite C, POB 2714
Indio, CA 92202
Licensed for 20 years, Leonard Jack Cravens is a Commercial Real Estate Law and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Lincoln Law Sch of San Jose... read more >
cbls
cbls
State Bar of California
Leonard Jack Cravens
Board Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law

Zulu Abdullah Ali

Zulu Abdullah Ali
Law Offices of Zulu Ali
2900 Adams St. Suite C130
Riverside, CA 92504
Licensed for 13 years, Zulu Abdullah Ali is a Personal Injury and Bankruptcy lawyer who attended Trinity Law School... read more >

Taylor L Huff

Taylor L Huff
Attorney at Law
76953 Calle Mazatlan
La Quinta, CA 92253
Licensed for 41 years, Taylor L Huff is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School of Law... read more >

Barbara Mary Brand

Barbara Mary Brand
82500 CA-111
Indio, CA 92201
Licensed for 35 years, Barbara Mary Brand is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School of Law... read more >

Jason Michael Cox

Jason Michael Cox
82995 CA-111 Suite 101
Indio, CA 92201
Licensed for 34 years, Jason Michael Cox is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Berkeley School of Law... read more >

Carlos Lagunas Juarez

Carlos Lagunas Juarez
3651 3rd St
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 41 years, Carlos Lagunas Juarez is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Davis School of Law... read more >

Richard Cletus Verlato

Richard Cletus Verlato
82995 CA-111 Suite 101
Indio, CA 92201
Licensed for 27 years, Richard Cletus Verlato is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >

Shaffer T. Cormell

Shaffer T. Cormell
Law Offices of Shaffer Cormell
12 South San Gorgonio Ave
Banning, CA 92220
Licensed for 29 years, Shaffer T. Cormell is a DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Trinity University (TX)... read more >
cdla
cdla
California DUI Lawyers Association
Shaffer T. Cormell
Member

Virginia McAvoy Blumenthal

Virginia McAvoy Blumenthal
Blumenthal Law Offices
3993 Market Street
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 45 years, Virginia McAvoy Blumenthal is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended California Southern LS... read more >

Jason Ryan Thompson

Jason Ryan Thompson
Thompson Advocacy
4760 Felspar St
Riverside, CA 92509
Licensed for 10 years, Jason Ryan Thompson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of La Verne College of Law... read more >

John Jimenez

John Jimenez
Law Office of John Jimenez
77564A Country Club Drive Suite 236
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Licensed for 44 years, John Jimenez is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended UC Berkeley School Of Law Boalt Hall... read more >
ncdd
ncdd
National College for DUI Defense
John Jimenez
General Member

Rosa Elena Sahagun

Rosa Elena Sahagun
4505 Allstate Dr STE 102
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 18 years, Rosa Elena Sahagun is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Fowler School of Law - Chapman Univ... read more >

Jay Irving Jaffe

Jay Irving Jaffe
Cabernet
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Licensed for 48 years, Jay Irving Jaffe is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >

Alvin David Ellsworth Balahadia

Alvin David Ellsworth Balahadia
Law Offices of A David E Balahadia
PO Box 811
La Quinta, CA 92247
Licensed for 15 years, Alvin David Ellsworth Balahadia is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School of Law... read more >

Sean Alan Davitt

Sean Alan Davitt
4333 Orange St Ste 102
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 31 years, Sean Alan Davitt is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argosy University... read more >

Charles Edward Kenyon

Charles Edward Kenyon
3750 University Ave Ste 550
Riverside, CA 92501
Licensed for 15 years, Charles Edward Kenyon is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Pepperdine University 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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