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CaliforniaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Santa Ana, 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 »

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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 >
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California DUI Lawyers Association
Donald John Hensel
Member

David Jean Kaloyanides

David Jean Kaloyanides
David J.P. Kaloyanides, A Professional Law Corporation
15338 Central Ave
Chino, CA 91710
Licensed for 28 years, David Jean Kaloyanides is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >
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State Bar of California
David Jean Kaloyanides
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Jeffrey Donald Kent

Jeffrey Donald Kent
McDonnell & Kent
418 East La Habra Boulevard
La Habra, CA 90631
Licensed for 28 years, Jeffrey Donald Kent is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Western State Univ College of Law... read more >
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State Bar of California
Jeffrey Donald Kent
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Kenneth Alan Reed

Kenneth Alan Reed
Law Office of Kenneth Alan Reed
406 W 4th St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Licensed for 9 years, Kenneth Alan Reed is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argosy University... read more >
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State Bar of California
Kenneth Alan Reed
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Irene Aran Pai

Irene Aran Pai
801 W Civic Center Dr Suite 400
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Licensed for 25 years, Irene Aran Pai is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Hastings College of the Law... read more >
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State Bar of California
Irene Aran Pai
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Robison Dooling Harley Jr

Robison Dooling Harley Jr
Law Office of Robison D Harley, Jr
825 N Ross St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Licensed for 44 years, Robison Dooling Harley Jr is a Criminal Defense and Civil Trial Law lawyer who attended Beasley School of Law - Temp... read more >
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State Bar of California
Robison Dooling Harley Jr
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

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 >
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State Bar of California
Graham D Donath
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Christopher Michael Glew

Christopher Michael Glew
The Law Offices of Glew & Kim
1851 E 1st Street Suite 840
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Licensed for 20 years, Christopher Michael Glew is a Marijuana Law and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Whittier Coll School Of Law... read more >
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National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Christopher Michael Glew
Lifetime Member

David Douglas Diamond

David Douglas Diamond
Law Offices of David D. Diamond
1055 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1996
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Licensed for 20 years, David Douglas Diamond is a Criminal Defense and Personal Injury lawyer who attended Southwestern School of Law, SCAL... read more >
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State Bar of California
David Douglas Diamond
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

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 34 years, Matthew Garth Kaestner is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of the Pacific... read more >
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State Bar of California
Matthew Garth Kaestner
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Wais Azami

Wais Azami
1851 E First St suite 901
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Licensed for 4 years, Wais Azami is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Southern LS... read more >
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California DUI Lawyers Association
Wais Azami
Member

Ricardo Alfredo Nicol

Ricardo Alfredo Nicol
PACIFIC LAW GROUP
1020 N Ross St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Licensed for 31 years, Ricardo Alfredo Nicol is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University of the Pacific... read more >
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State Bar of California
Ricardo Alfredo Nicol
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Richard Alan Hutton

Richard Alan Hutton
1055 E Colorado Blvd Ste 225
Pasadena, CA 91106
Licensed for 49 years, Richard Alan Hutton is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >
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State Bar of California
Richard Alan Hutton
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Jerry Raymond Schaffer

Jerry Raymond Schaffer
1851 E First St Ste 900
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Licensed for 26 years, Jerry Raymond Schaffer is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >
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State Bar of California
Jerry Raymond Schaffer
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Alan Eisner

Alan Eisner
Eisner Gorin LLP
1875 Century Park E #705
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Alan Eisner is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended Loyola Law School... read more >
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State Bar of California
Alan Eisner
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Robert John Wilson

Robert John Wilson
1055 E Colorado Blvd Ste 225
Pasadena, CA 91106
Licensed for 32 years, Robert John Wilson is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argosy Un... read more >
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State Bar of California
Robert John Wilson
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Jacqueline Goodman

Jacqueline Goodman
Law Offices of Jacqueline Goodman
712 N. Harbor Blvd
Fullerton, CA 92832
Licensed for 26 years, Jacqueline Goodman is a Criminal Defense and Federal Crimes lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argo... read more >
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State Bar of California
Jacqueline Goodman
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Errol Henry Stambler

Errol Henry Stambler
10880 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1050
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Licensed for 47 years, Errol Henry Stambler is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University go Georgia... read more >
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State Bar of California
Errol Henry Stambler
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

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 31 years, Virginia Louise Landry is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended National College for DUI Defense, Inc... read more >
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National College for DUI Defense
Virginia Louise Landry
Board Certified Specialist in DUI Defense Law

Edward Robinson

Edward Robinson
Robinson Kardon
21515 Hawthorne Boulevard Suite 730
Torrance, CA 90503
Licensed for 34 years, Edward Robinson is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer... read more >
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State Bar of California
Edward Robinson
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Harland William Braun

Harland William Braun
Law Offices of Harland W. Braun
1880 Century Park E Suite 710
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 52 years, Harland William Braun is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of California at Los Angeles, California... read more >
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State Bar of California
Harland William Braun
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Dmitry Gorin

Dmitry Gorin
Eisner Gorin LLP
1875 Century Park East #705
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 25 years, Dmitry Gorin is a Criminal Defense and White Collar Crime lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >
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State Bar of California
Dmitry Gorin
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Stephen Paul Levine

Stephen Paul Levine
Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP
323 W Court St Suite 402
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Licensed for 43 years, Stephen Paul Levine is a Criminal Defense and Child Custody / Visitation lawyer who attended Western State School of... read more >
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State Bar of California
Stephen Paul Levine
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Rose Fay Arfa

Rose Fay Arfa
10100 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste. 800
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Licensed for 39 years, Rose Fay Arfa is a Appellate Law and Sex Crimes lawyer who attended Southwestern University School of Law... read more >
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State Bar of California
Rose Fay Arfa
Board Certified Specialist in Appellate Law

Vincent Michael Imhoff

Vincent Michael Imhoff
Imhoff & Associates, P.C.
12424 Wilshire Blvd Suite 770
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Licensed for 18 years, Vincent Michael Imhoff is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Illinois IT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Vincent Michael Imhoff
Member

Jack Nathan Whitaker

Jack Nathan Whitaker
1043 W Civic Center Dr Ste 200
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Licensed for 48 years, Jack Nathan Whitaker is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University... read more >
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Jack Nathan Whitaker
Member

Christopher John McCann

Christopher John McCann
1633 E 4th St #248
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Licensed for 19 years, Christopher John McCann is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Pepperdine University School of Law... read more >
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National College for DUI Defense
Christopher John McCann
General Member

Michael Aaron Goldstein

Michael Aaron Goldstein
Goldstein Law Group
1645 Vine St #809
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Licensed for 24 years, Michael Aaron Goldstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended San Fernando Valley College of Law... read more >
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Michael Aaron Goldstein
Member

Barry Thomas Simons

Barry Thomas Simons
Law Offices of Barry T. Simons
260 St Ann's Dr
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Licensed for 48 years, Barry Thomas Simons is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended New York Law School... read more >
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National College for DUI Defense
Barry Thomas Simons
Board Certified Specialist in DUI Defense Law

Joseph Shemaria

Joseph Shemaria
9171 Wilshire Blvd Ste 500
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Licensed for 50 years, Joseph Shemaria is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >
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State Bar of California
Joseph Shemaria
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 >
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State Bar of California
Kiarash Feyzjou
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Kevin Eugene Gallagher

Kevin Eugene Gallagher
3 Hutton Centre Dr Ste 900
Santa Ana, CA 92707
Licensed for 49 years, Kevin Eugene Gallagher is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law... read more >

Edward R Munoz

Edward R Munoz
600 W Santa Ana Blvd Ste 910
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Licensed for 40 years, Edward R Munoz is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University of the Pacific... read more >
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Consumer Attorneys of California
Edward R Munoz
Member

Bruce Martin Margolin

Bruce Martin Margolin
Law Office of Bruce M. Margolin
Licensed for 53 years, Bruce Martin Margolin is a Criminal Defense and Marijuana Law lawyer who attended Southwestern University School Of ... read more >
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Bruce Martin Margolin
Life Member

Stephan Alexander DeSales

Stephan Alexander DeSales
1043 W Civic Center Dr Ste 200
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Licensed for 49 years, Stephan Alexander DeSales is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Notre Dame Law School... read more >
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Stephan Alexander DeSales
Sustaining Member

Leonard B. Levine

Leonard B. Levine
Levine Flier and Flier, LLC
16133 Ventura Blvd Ste 1140
Los Angeles, CA 91436
Licensed for 48 years, Leonard B. Levine is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UCLA School Of Law... read more >
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Leonard B. Levine
Sustaining Member

Paul Takakjian

Paul Takakjian
Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP
11845 W Olympic Blvd Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Licensed for 41 years, Paul Takakjian is a Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI lawyer who attended Loyola Marymount University... read more >
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State Bar of California
Paul Takakjian
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

James D Riddet

James D Riddet
903 Calle Amanecer Ste 350
San Clemente, CA 92673
Licensed for 53 years, James D Riddet is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Robert H. McKinney School of Law - Indiana University... read more >
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State Bar of California
James D Riddet
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Hector Manuel Chaparro

Hector Manuel Chaparro
Law Office of Hector M. Chaparro
918 E Santa Ana Blvd
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Licensed for 40 years, Hector Manuel Chaparro is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Berkeley School of Law... read more >
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Hector Manuel Chaparro
Member

Michael Ian Garey

Michael Ian Garey
714 N Spurgeon St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Licensed for 48 years, Michael Ian Garey is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UC Berkeley School of Law... read more >

Benjamin Bradbury Russell

Benjamin Bradbury Russell
801 W Civic Center Dr Suite 400
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Licensed for 10 years, Benjamin Bradbury Russell is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended California Western School of Law San Diego CA... read more >

Adam Michael Vining

Adam Michael Vining
801 W Civic Center Dr Suite 400
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Licensed for 16 years, Adam Michael Vining is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Univ of Colorado School of Law Boulder CO... read more >
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Adam Michael Vining
Member

Glenn Ken Osajima

Glenn Ken Osajima
600 W Santa Ana Blvd Ste 910
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Licensed for 48 years, Glenn Ken Osajima is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended UCLA School of Law... read more >
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Glenn Ken Osajima
Member

Edward Murray Robinson

Edward Murray Robinson
21515 Hawthorne Blvd # 665
Torrance, CA 90503
Licensed for 34 years, Edward Murray Robinson is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >
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State Bar of California
Edward Murray Robinson
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Allan H. Stokke

Allan H. Stokke
Ste 550
Licensed for 54 years, Allan H. Stokke is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Chicago Law School... read more >
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State Bar of California
Allan H. Stokke
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Jeremy Neil Goldman

Jeremy Neil Goldman
19200 Von Karman Ave Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92612
Licensed for 25 years, Jeremy Neil Goldman is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Western State College of Law at Argosy University... read more >
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State Bar of California
Jeremy Neil Goldman
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Stanley Irl Greenberg

Stanley Irl Greenberg
11845 W Olympic Blvd # 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Licensed for 48 years, Stanley Irl Greenberg is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended University of Missouri School of Law... read more >
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State Bar of California
Stanley Irl Greenberg
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Brian Neal Gurwitz

Brian Neal Gurwitz
1422 Edinger Ave Ste 100
Tustin, CA 92780
Licensed for 26 years, Brian Neal Gurwitz is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University of the Pacific... read more >
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State Bar of California
Brian Neal Gurwitz
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Rudolph Ernst Loewenstein

Rudolph Ernst Loewenstein
5031 Birch St Ste 100
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Licensed for 42 years, Rudolph Ernst Loewenstein is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended McGeorge School of Law - University of the Pacif... read more >
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State Bar of California
Rudolph Ernst Loewenstein
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

Robert Armin Schwartz

Robert Armin Schwartz
5670 Wilshire Blvd #1300
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Licensed for 44 years, Robert Armin Schwartz is a Criminal Defense lawyer who attended Southwestern Law School... read more >
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State Bar of California
Robert Armin Schwartz
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law

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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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