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The moments after your arrest and throughout the criminal court proceedings can be a traumatic and overwhelming experience as you face various potential life-altering uncertainties. Therefore, you must seek legal representation from a seasoned defense lawyer with a proven track record of success defending similar criminal charges.

With many years of combined experience in the California criminal justice system, San Diego Criminal Attorney has represented hundreds of defendants in court. We use extensive experience and resources to assist our well-esteemed clients in fighting for the best possible case results.

We believe that aggressively fighting the criminal charges results in a better outcome for defendants. Generally, our tenacious legal approach involves bringing and litigating different pretrial motions.

We take pride in maintaining a reputation in the legal community for honesty, transparency, compassion, and integrity. The dedication to preparing for trial and motion hearings results in better negotiations with the prosecution. While some cases are settled before trial, trial preparation is equally essential. Whether proving an illegal search and seizure or your innocence, our lawyers will stand with you throughout this challenging time.

For our law firm, representing clients charged with law violations is never about defending criminals but protecting people, their rights, and freedom. While some defendants are falsely accused, others might have made mistakes. Whether you seek mercy or justice, it is a privilege and honor to represent you to the best of our capacity and ensure you are treated per the principles and standards of justice.

Our mission is to ensure we uphold the principle of justice and defend our clients' constitutional rights, freedom, finances, family, future, and life.
Our service area includes the city of San Diego, North County, and all of San Diego County.

We also provide professional board license defense in California.

Our Commitment to Our Clients

We hold ourselves to high standards of professionalism and accountability to all our clients. Our clients are our priority, and we are committed to improving their quality of life and protecting their rights and freedom through proper use of the law.

Here is what we can do for you:

Protect Your Rights

If accused of a crime in San Diego, you require an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense counsel by your side who can diligently fight to protect your rights. Our award-winning lawyers have devoted their legal careers exclusively to defending criminal cases in the criminal justice system, ensuring you receive the skilled defense essential to vindicate your constitutional rights.

Our lawyers have taken an oath to comply with the U.S. Constitution, meaning we take your rights seriously. We play a significant role in ensuring the constitution remains true, and we would never engage in an act that compromises the function. We are passionate about upholding your constitutionally guaranteed entitlement to be presumed innocent. We strongly believe that you are entitled to zealous and aggressive defense irrespective of the alleged offense and the case facts.

We will ensure the prosecution proves their case against you beyond a reasonable doubt. We will also seek to demonstrate the weaknesses in the prosecutor's case and cast doubt. Most of our clients find themselves eligible for a pretrial intervention program, allowing them to avoid a conviction, mainly if they are first-time defendants.

Use a Client-Centered Legal Approach

At San Diego Criminal Attorney, we recognize that every case is unique and is potentially life-altering to any person charged with a crime or under investigation. As a result, we take a team approach to all clients that walk through our doors. That means all cases receive our undivided attention and experience.

As defense attorneys, we will listen to your side of the story, thoroughly review California laws and your case facts, interview witnesses, and review police reports. We can also engage forensic experts and private investigators to help put on the defense. Building robust defense can help you win your case and places us in the best position to negotiate for a case dismissal, probation, amendment to reduced charges, and alternative punishments. We are committed to working with you to acquire the most favorable case outcome. 

When you hire us, you will work directly with an accomplished lawyer. We will not pass you off to assistants or inexperienced lawyers. Developing a cordial, professional relationship with you means we can talk honestly and intelligently about your legal predicament so you can understand your options and make informed decisions.

The client-centered approach has helped our legal team earn a documented and proven reputation for success. Our clients and their families rely on our expertise, and lawyers throughout San Diego refer clients to us.

Offer Competent Legal Assistance for Various Matters

Our lawyers are well-experienced law practitioners. With experience as former prosecutors, judges, and civic and community leaders, these professionals are dedicated to serving defendants throughout San Diego.

Due to our commitment to ethical standards and exceptional legal knowledge, most of our attorneys have been recognized with AV and BV ratings, which commands respect from the legal community peers.

Our Client Stories and How We Helped These Clients

“Ninaz is so professional. I started bragging in jail about all the good things she was doing in my case, and started giving her number out. She got three clients right away. Then I got a little jealous because one of those guys told me, ‘Hey, I’m going home today because of Ninaz!’ I was like, ‘Wait a minute – that’s my ticket home!’ Then another guy who was also leaving jail told me, ‘I got a great deal – Ninaz worked it out!’ I thought, ‘I’m not giving out Ninaz’s number anymore.’

“Then the next time I went to court, which was supposed to be the first day of my jury trial on two counts of forcible rape, which each carry a life sentence, Ninaz told me, ‘We got a full dismissal!’ I was shocked and said, ‘Are you sure, Ninaz?’ and she said, ‘Yeah.’

“So if you can have anyone going into the fire with you, I would take Ninaz over anybody. The work that she did, no one else would have done. No one. No way. There never was judgment from her. You can look at me and judge me – dark skin, big black eye, bald head, whatever – never once did she make me feel that way. “I know that because of Ninaz, I have a second chance at life.”

-- Corey Stewart (case dismissed after Ninaz proved to the DA that accuser #1 had been lying, and #2 had mistakenly ID'd him)

“I was arrested by the Inglewood Police Department for being a felon in possession of a gun, and a felon in possession of ammunition. If I was convicted, I would be looking at eight years in the pen. I had been sitting in my car, which was parked on the side of a street. They said they saw a joint in plain view, then found open containers of alcohol when they searched the rest of the car. They also found a nine-millimeter semi-automatic handgun, and some bullets, in my glovebox. I thought for sure I was going to prison.

“But I hired Ninaz, and she filed a motion to suppress the evidence – the gun and bullets. She argued to the judge that the police had no right to interrogate me based on their excuse that my windows were illegally tinted. She showed the judge the California Vehicle Code law that says a violation only happens when you are actually driving the car.

“She then argued that the laws in the Vehicle Code about not smoking a joint in your car or having an open container in your car also only applied when you’re driving. Ninaz also cross-examined the cop who arrested me and got him to admit that my engine had not been running at the time, and that I was just parked by the curb.

“The judge agreed that IPD had no right to approach my car based on the tinted windows since I was parked; that they had no right to look into my car; and had no right to search it. Thanks to Ninaz, the entire case was dismissed and was able to walk out of the courtroom and go home to my wife and baby. Thanks to Ninaz, I got my life back.”

-- Oscar Gutierrez (case dismissed after the court granted Ninaz’s Pen. Code §995 motion)

Our Results

Alleged Gang Rapist & Kidnapper Facing 2 Life Terms – 16-Year-Old Accuser – Ninaz Obtained a Misdemeanor Deal with No Jail, All Other Charges Dropped

Twenty-year-old client and his 5 friends (ages 17-22) partied with a minor female (age sixteen) over a 48-hour period, during which they engaged in multiple sex acts with her. Despite the fact that she had actively pursued them and ran away from home to be with them, at the end of the weekend she returned home and told her parents she had been kidnapped and gang-raped. Read more...

Ninaz Takes Assault with Deadly Weapon Case to Jury Trial, Maximum Possible Sentence: 27 Years; Jury Acquittal

Our client, “Mr. S.”, an ex-con with a rap sheet a mile long, was now accused of waving a semi-automatic assault rifle in a threatening manner at the accuser during a heated altercation. Read more...

Deliberate and Premeditated Attempted Murder Case – Possible Life Sentence for Alleged Gang Member – Charge Dropped After Motion to Dismiss

LAPD and the DA’s Office alleged that our client, “Mr. J.”, along with an alleged fellow-gang member, set up an ambush-style shooting of the accuser as he was exiting the parking lot of an apartment complex located across the street from the co-defendant’s residence. The primary evidence against them was video footage from the parking lot’s security camera, which did in fact appear to show both defendants Read more...

Common Questions Regarding Criminal Defense in San Diego

Suppose you are under investigation or have been charged with an offense. In that case, you will naturally have numerous questions about keeping your employment, your family, maintaining your quality of life, your future, constitutional rights, freedom, and going to jail if found guilty. Below are some of the questions the experienced lawyers at San Diego Criminal Attorney have answered repeatedly.

If you fail to see your question in the list below, do not hesitate to contact our team at 619-880-5474. We will be glad to address your concern round the clock.

What is Plea Bargain? Should I Accept One?

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A plea bargain is an agreement between the defendant and the prosecutor. Generally, the defendant pleads guilty to a less severe crime for a reduced sentence.

Whether you should accept a plea bargain offer depends on your case circumstances. Also, when you accept a plea agreement, you surrender your right to appeal your conviction. Therefore, it is essential to talk with a skilled lawyer before pleading guilty or no contest. Your attorney can evaluate the strengths of your criminal case and the possible outcome at trial against your plea. The lawyer can even negotiate a better case outcome.

Do I Require a Criminal Defense Attorney If I'm Innocent?

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In a perfect world, the answer to this question is no. The California criminal justice system should acquit you of the charges and allow you to live a happy life. Regrettably, we live in a far from perfect world, and innocent people are jailed daily.

If you want to minimize the likelihood of a guilty verdict, it would be prudent to engage an experienced defense lawyer, even when you are innocent. Your lawyer will assist you in fighting the allegations by:

  • Protecting your rights
  • Helping you understand the details of the charge against you and the potential penalties
  • Developing a practical legal defense strategy for your case
  • Offering sound legal guidance and advice
  • Collecting relevant proof that builds your defense
  • Representing you at court during the trial

What Should You Do After Your Arrest?

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The police officers will book you and read your Miranda Warnings when you are arrested. They will try to interrogate you at some point. If they do, you ought to exercise your entitlement to remain silent. They can use anything you say against you.

You should also consult a lawyer straight away. Do not discuss case facts with any person other than your lawyer.

How Does a Misdemeanor Differ From a Felony?

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A misdemeanor is a less severe crime than a felony. Felonies carry lengthy prison or jail sentences and significant fines. Nevertheless, that does not mean you should accept a misdemeanor conviction. Any criminal conviction can have life-altering consequences.

What are Miranda Warnings?

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If you are arrested and being interrogated about your crime, the police officer should advise you of specific constitutional rights called Miranda Rights.

Here is a summary of the Miranda warning:

"You have a right to remain silent. You are entitled to have your defense lawyer present when we question you, and if you cannot afford a lawyer, the court will appoint one for you. If you waive the rights and speak with us, we can use anything you say against you in court. Do you understand your rights?"

It is not a must the police read you the rights before your arrest. The same applies if you have been arrested but have not been questioned.

What is Bail?

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Bail is the amount of money you must post with the court to secure your release until your trial. Bail is neither fines nor meant to punish you. Its purpose is to ensure you appear at all scheduled court hearings and comply with your release terms and conditions.

Generally, bail is refunded to the person who posted it once the criminal case is closed, minus the administrative fee.

1

What is Plea Bargain? Should I Accept One?

A plea bargain is an agreement between the defendant and the prosecutor. Generally, the defendant pleads guilty to a less severe crime for a reduced sentence.

Whether you should accept a plea bargain offer depends on your case circumstances. Also, when you accept a plea agreement, you surrender your right to appeal your conviction. Therefore, it is essential to talk with a skilled lawyer before pleading guilty or no contest. Your attorney can evaluate the strengths of your criminal case and the possible outcome at trial against your plea. The lawyer can even negotiate a better case outcome.

2

Do I Require a Criminal Defense Attorney If I'm Innocent?

In a perfect world, the answer to this question is no. The California criminal justice system should acquit you of the charges and allow you to live a happy life. Regrettably, we live in a far from perfect world, and innocent people are jailed daily.

If you want to minimize the likelihood of a guilty verdict, it would be prudent to engage an experienced defense lawyer, even when you are innocent. Your lawyer will assist you in fighting the allegations by:

  • Protecting your rights
  • Helping you understand the details of the charge against you and the potential penalties
  • Developing a practical legal defense strategy for your case
  • Offering sound legal guidance and advice
  • Collecting relevant proof that builds your defense
  • Representing you at court during the trial

3

What Should You Do After Your Arrest?

The police officers will book you and read your Miranda Warnings when you are arrested. They will try to interrogate you at some point. If they do, you ought to exercise your entitlement to remain silent. They can use anything you say against you.

You should also consult a lawyer straight away. Do not discuss case facts with any person other than your lawyer.

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How Does a Misdemeanor Differ From a Felony?

A misdemeanor is a less severe crime than a felony. Felonies carry lengthy prison or jail sentences and significant fines. Nevertheless, that does not mean you should accept a misdemeanor conviction. Any criminal conviction can have life-altering consequences.

5

What are Miranda Warnings?

If you are arrested and being interrogated about your crime, the police officer should advise you of specific constitutional rights called Miranda Rights.

Here is a summary of the Miranda warning:

"You have a right to remain silent. You are entitled to have your defense lawyer present when we question you, and if you cannot afford a lawyer, the court will appoint one for you. If you waive the rights and speak with us, we can use anything you say against you in court. Do you understand your rights?"

It is not a must the police read you the rights before your arrest. The same applies if you have been arrested but have not been questioned.

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What is Bail?

Bail is the amount of money you must post with the court to secure your release until your trial. Bail is neither fines nor meant to punish you. Its purpose is to ensure you appear at all scheduled court hearings and comply with your release terms and conditions.

Generally, bail is refunded to the person who posted it once the criminal case is closed, minus the administrative fee.

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Practice Area/Service Area

As far as criminal law is concerned, both felonies and misdemeanors require a knowledgeable and skilled defense lawyer by your side to ensure your constitutional rights are protected from probable cause to the arrest and the formal charges to the trial.

At San Diego Criminal Attorney, our experienced criminal defense attorneys represent defendants facing the following charges:

Assault and Battery

While commonly interchanged, battery and assault are two different crimes. California law defines assault as an illegal attempt coupled with the ability to inflict an injury on somebody else. On the other hand, battery is the deliberate application of force to another person. In other words, assault is attempted violence, while battery is the violence itself.

The penalties are harsh whether you are charged with a felony or a misdemeanor. For instance, if convicted with simple battery or assault, you will pay fines, perform community service, and spend six months in jail. The penalties can also be increased if aggravating factors like the use of weapons and crime against a peace officer exist. 

The criminal penalties and collateral consequences of assault and battery can be detrimental. Only a skilled lawyer can advise you of your rights and defend your name and reputation if charged with battery or assault. At San Diego Criminal Attorney, we do not presume guilt. We recognize that there are two sides to the story. We can review your case facts and identify gaps and errors in the prosecutor's investigation to assist you in avoiding conviction. We are dedicated to ensuring our clients obtain the most favorable case outcomes. We invite you to contact us today at 619-880-5474 to discuss the case facts.

Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer

Police and prosecutors take domestic violence allegations seriously. Generally, when the police find domestic violence evidence on the crime scene, they arrest the individual they believe is accountable.

However, the law enforcer can make mistakes when responding to the situation, identify the wrong individual as the perpetrator, and often overreact. Once you are detained, you risk facing severe charges. Even when the victim drops the charges, the prosecution can still proceed with the case. If you have been charged with domestic violence, you should promptly reach the San Diego Criminal Attorney legal team to discuss and review the case circumstances.

Our accomplished lawyers recognize the essence of thoroughly exploring different legal defenses since DV in San Diego carries severe penalties and consequences, including restraining orders, restitution, fines, and serving time.

A common defense in California DV is self-defense. If you were not the initial aggressor, we could help you prove that the force you applied was reasonable to defend yourself under the case facts. We can also help defendants argue that the alleged victim consented to the behavior.

Moreover, DV allegations stem from false accusations. The accuser can be attempting to gain an advantage in a family law issue like a child support dispute or seeking vengeance against the defendant. If we can show the victim's allegations are not credible, you can beat the criminal charges.

The Right Driving Crimes Defense in Place

If charged with a driving crime, the stakes are high. A conviction can lead to incarceration, huge fines, increased auto insurance rates, and potential loss of livelihood. You should seek legal representation, and we can assist you in addressing the violation effectively.

At San Diego Criminal Attorney, we have successfully assisted driving crimes defendants have their charges reduced to less severe crimes or even dismissed. Our previous clients include residents of San Diego, guests on vacation, juveniles, and college students. Some of the cases we handle include:

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Driving with an invalid driver's license
  • Driving with a suspended driver's license
  • Hit and run crime
  • Evading a police officer
  • Reckless driving

Many of our clients do not have a previous conviction; they neither understand the California criminal justice system nor the potential consequences. They have a fear of the unknown and rely on our guidance.

When you speak with the defense lawyers during your no-obligation initial consultation, we will:

  • analyze the case, and
  • look for matters that can help you obtain lesser charges, a not guilty verdict, or even case dismissal, depending on your case facts

We are knowledgeable and meticulous in our defense approach, drawing on many years of combined experience to ensure you achieve the most favorable case outcome to the highest degree of our capability. We will ensure you understand the available options, allowing you to make informed decisions about your defense.

Drug Crimes

Under the California Uniform Controlled Substances Act, controlled substances are classified into five classes. Controlled substances and drugs with a higher abuse rate and more potential for physical and psychological dependence are deemed most dangerous and carry severe penalties.

Drug offenses penalties you face depend on factors like:

  • The drug involved
  • Quantity
  • Your intent (possession, sale, manufacturing, cultivation, trafficking, distribution, and possession with intent to distribute or sell)
  • Your criminal record

While most simple possession crimes are misdemeanors, they can still lead to penalties like probations, fines, and serving time. Therefore, if you have been charged with a drug-related crime, you should immediately contact a lawyer.

San Diego Criminal Attorney is an aggressive law firm experienced in representing clients facing drug charges. We know that you can win a drug case by challenging illegal search and seizure by filing a motion to suppress evidence. Thorough cross-examination of law enforcers' conduct exposes lies at motion hearings and trials. It also exposes weaknesses in critical elements of the charge. Our legal team will leave no stone unturned to ensure your rights are not violated and that you have a viable legal defense to avoid a conviction.

Fraud Crimes

You violate fraud law anytime you engage in conduct that leads to an undeserved or unfair gain for yourself and results in loss or harm to somebody else.

In other words, the desire to escape criminal culpability and financial gain drives fraudulent actions. There is a significant number of fraudulent behaviors that California laws penalize, including:

  • Insurance fraud laws
  • Real estate and mortgage laws
  • Forgery
  • Identity theft
  • Fraud crime involving the elderly
  • Check fraud
  • Securities fraud

Most fraud criminal activities are wobblers; the prosecutor can charge the crime as a felony or misdemeanor depending on your criminal record and case facts.

Additionally, most fraud crimes are federal offenses. You can be charged with the crime in state and federal courts, resulting in increased criminal penalties.

Other penalties of a fraud crime include:

  • Deportation (the crime is a crime of moral turpitude)
  • Professional license revocation or suspension
  • The government will seize the money or property involved in the fraudulent conduct

Luckily there are several legal defenses that the skilled lawyers at San Diego Criminal Attorney can present on your behalf. Common defenses include the following:

  • You did not have fraudulent intent
  • You deserve a case acquittal based on entrapment
  • Mistaken identity

Gun Offenses

Each gun offense is complex, whether a state or federal crime. They carry severe consequences, including heavy fines and sentences.

Typically, firearm charges can stem from confusion. Gun laws are not always clear, and carrying a firearm into an airport, educational facility, or courthouse by mistake can lead to severe charges. Consequently, you will need a lawyer familiar with California firearm laws.

A skilled firearm defense lawyer can look at your case facts, analyze your charges, and develop defenses in your best interests. The competent team of lawyers at San Diego Criminal Attorney can assist you with the defense, conduct discovery, help you understand your allegations, and fight for your freedom.

When even a conviction is inevitable, your lawyer can assist in your sentencing phrase. Your lawyer can effectively argue for less severe charges.

Time is of the essence when it comes to criminal charges. Contacting your lawyer immediately after your arrest is essential to your criminal case's success. The more time your lawyer has to work on your case, the more favorable your case outcome will be. 

 

Juvenile Delinquency

In California, children below 18 years are not charged with crimes, including those deemed to be misdemeanors or felonies. Instead, children who violated the law are charged with juvenile delinquency heard in juvenile court.

A delinquent child refers to a minor who committed a crime and requires rehabilitation or treatment. That can include your child leaving your home and going into the custody of the Division of Juvenile Justice.

Depending on your child's age and the crime committed, the juvenile court can transfer the criminal case to a criminal court and have the minor treated and tried like an adult. Some of the factors the judge considers include:

  • The minor's delinquency history
  • Nature of previous services or treatment offered to the juvenile
  • Whether the crime was premeditated or aggressive
  • Whether there was gang involvement in the crime
  • The child's possible rehabilitation

We all want the best for our children, and it can be terrifying when your child is arrested for a crime. You want to know what will occur to them. 

Will they have a permanent criminal record? 

Juvenile delinquency can have severe consequences on your child's future, and you should take the matter seriously.

When you hire our respected defense lawyer, the first step we will take is conducting an in-depth review of the police conduct during the juvenile's arrest. The analysis is vital because if evidence exists that the police violated your child's right, it can serve as a basis for getting the charge dismissed or negotiating for a reduced offense or less severe penalties.

Property Crimes

Property crimes involve the theft or destruction of another person's property. While these crimes are considered less severe than crimes causing severe injuries or violent crimes, a conviction can have life-altering consequences like social stigma, incarceration, fines, and a criminal record.

Common property crimes in San Diego include:

  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Identity theft
  • Vandalism

Whether you will face a felony or a misdemeanor depends on factors like:

  • The nature of the crime
  • Worth of the involved property
  • Whether any person was injured during the crime commission
  • Whether you applied threats of violence or violence to commit the offense
  • Your criminal history

Suppose you have been charged with a California property crime. In that case, it is essential to have an advocate who can aggressively fight for your freedom, which you find at San Diego Criminal Attorney. We offer experienced legal representation at reasonable costs. Our initial consultation is free, and we can come to you if that is convenient for you. To book the consultation, contact us at 619-880-5474.

Sex Crimes

When charged with a California sex crime, the consequences can have a life-altering impact than other charges. Sex crimes carry social stigma even if you are falsely accused, while a conviction can trigger an obligation to register as a sex offender. Other penalties include lengthy incarceration, fines, irreversible damage to your reputation, and restriction on where you can travel, live, or work.

Accomplished legal counsels at San Diego Criminal Attorney understand the impact of the crime on your future and life. With many years of experience, including successful defense of sex crime defendants, we can aggressively challenge the witnesses' credibility, analyze forensic proof, conduct an independent evaluation of DNA evidence, and assert potential legal defenses based on police procedures.

We are qualified to handle a wide range of California sex crimes, including:

  • Prostitution
  • Rape
  • Failure to register as a sex offender
  • Child molestation
  • Oral copulation by force
  • Indecent exposure
  • Sexual assault
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Lewd conduct
  • Statutory rape

Some of the legal defenses we can employ include the following (but not limited to):

  • You were falsely accused
  • The sexual conduct was consensual
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Mistaken identity
  • No sexual contact happened
  • You had a reasonable and honest belief that the alleged victim consented to the act.

Theft Crimes

A theft crime refers to criminal conduct when an individual uses, steals, or takes another person's assets without permission. Common theft crimes include robbery, shoplifting, embezzlement, grand theft, petty theft, receiving stolen property, and burglary.

Other crimes involve the illegal taking of somebody's identity like identity theft and credit card theft. These offenses violate the alleged victim's sense of security and privacy and can ruin their lives.

Prosecutors and judges take theft crimes seriously and will do whatever it takes to ensure you are convicted of the charges. A conviction carries potential jail time, huge fines, victim restitution, and probation. When accused of theft, you need a skilled defense lawyer who can fight for your rights, freedom, future, finances, and life.

If you have been charged with a theft crime, our talented lawyers can thoroughly investigate your criminal case to understand the case facts. We will also evaluate the prosecutor's case against you to determine what is admissible in court and then bring appropriate motions to ensure it is not used against you.

White-Collar Crimes

A white-collar crime is a non-violent crime linked to white-collar employees, particularly those working in finance. Typically, these crimes are believed to involve monetary losses. It can affect a person's personal finances, business, or state, local, or federal government agency.

Typical forms of white-collar crimes include:

  • Bank fraud
  • Embezzlement
  • Forgery
  • Credit card fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Perjury
  • Medicare and Medicaid fraud
  • Insurance fraud

The amount of money involved in these cases can be significant; that is why white-collar crimes make headlines and are prosecuted aggressively.

To beat the criminal charge, you need a legal team with an in-depth knowledge of how investigators gather evidence and how prosecutors handle these charges. Most San Diego Criminal Attorney attorneys have served in District Attorney's offices.

We understand how easily a white-collar offense can arise. We have seen people charged due to poor business agreements, false accusations, or honest financial mistakes. After your initial free consultation, we will leave no stone unturned in our investigation and can formulate the most appropriate defense strategy.

Violent Crimes

Violent crimes in California are rampant. As a result, prosecutors and judges do not take these crimes lightly. If you have been charged with a violent offense, you require a defense lawyer with a proven track record of trying these charges.

More often than not, police officers rush to close the case and do not conduct thorough investigations. Consequently, the prosecutor will overcharge the case, or an innocent individual is convicted. Police can take statements from lying or mistaken witnesses, leading to false accusations and defendant misidentification. Sometimes, the police use unlawful tactics to collect evidence. The San Diego Criminal Attorney team has extensive knowledge of the criminal justice system and will work aggressively to ensure illegal evidence is inadmissible in court.

Our team is well-versed in defending against all violent crimes, including:

  • Criminal threats
  • Kidnapping
  • Assault
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • False imprisonment
  • Carjacking

We will go through your case details before offering you an honest appraisal of the situation and develop legal defenses like:

  • Self-defense or defense of property
  • Misidentification
  • Absence of intent to commit the crime
  • Insufficient evidence

To learn how we can help you with the violent crime charges and book a free consultation, contact us today at

619-880-5474. Our lawyers are available to help you 24/7.

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Any conviction can lead to lifelong and severe consequences. California law gives a wide range of consequences and penalties for different crimes, including incarceration, fines, court costs, restitution, and probation. While these consequences are harsh and life-altering, they are only the beginning. Educational institutions could turn down your applications, banks deny you loans, and face challenges securing lucrative employment. Since the penalties of a conviction are awful, you cannot afford to take chances.

Consult with the lawyers at San Diego Criminal Attorney to build your defense. We will give your legal issue the attention it deserves and go out of our way to meet your legal needs and goals. We provide flexible appointment options, allowing you to reach us round the clock. From negotiation with the prosecutor to aggressive litigation in court to identifying grounds of an appeal, we explore all available legal avenues to lower adverse consequences and penalties as much as possible.

Our Award-Winning Lawyers are committed to serving clients throughout San Diego, North County San Diego, and Other Communities in the San Diego County Region.

We also provide professional board license defense in California.

Please call us at 619-880-5474 to set up your initial, confidential, and no-obligation appointment.

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