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Brea Criminal Defense Attorneys

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The Miller Law Firm
5.0
from 64 reviews
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Garri M.
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Not that long ago I had a rough experience with the campus police department. Due to the fact that I was late to one of my classes I irrationally decided to use a disabled placard. After I returned to my car a police officer was waiting for me. The ticket which he issued stated that it was a misdemeanor. I was devastated and did not know what to do. A few weeks later when I decided to request some quotes from criminal defense attorneys. Unlike the rest Christopher did not mention a very high price and offered to arrange a meeting on Saturday. It was important for me to find an experienced attorney, because at that time I was in the process of acquiring my citizenship. As a result of his diligent and outstanding job, on the day of my interview there was nothing in the Court system regarding my ticket. Hence, the officer conducting the interview did not bother including this ticket to the application, because she read a letter explaining the issue (which could potentially have an impact on my case, possibly denying it). I am very glad that my family hired Chris. He is always polite, professional, and patient. I will definitely refer everyone who needs criminal defense. If you want the best service, do not waste your time looking for it elsewhere. Thank you again Chris and best wishes.

  • 18 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Danny N.
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You never want to have to place a call to a Criminal Defense Lawyer - it usually isn't a good situation that you've found yourself in if you have. But if you're in a situation where you need to find qualified representation, then you should seriously give California Legal Councel a call. I was really impressed with the way that they handled my best friend's case. I was with her when she was arrested, and placed phone calls to find her a lawyer. I was referred through friends to a highly recommended attorney explained the case to him. He listened attentively about all of the details and then he referred me to California legal counsel . I went online and did some research. Everything I found online in the area (Los Angeles) told me that California legal counsel had the best track record for dealing with criminal cases - specifically the type that my friend had found herself involved in. From the first point of contact to the successful dismissal of all charges, California legal counsel proved to be a trusted and welcome ally in navigating through the red tape of the California Criminal Court system. I was reassured several times, made to feel as though I was a part of the process, and in turn was able to make sure that my friend had the right people on her side. The professional and respectful way in which my friend and I were treated was above and beyond what I had expected. They treat you and your case with the seriousness it deserves - and they fight for your rights. I can't recommend them enough and if you're in a bad situation or need to find good representation, do not hesitate to hire California legal counsel. Because of them, my friend was cleared of all charges, and she can put this experience behind her and move forward with her life.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bryan F.
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Bradley Sandler was responsive and very helpful to my request for legal help. His office did not specialize in the type of law I needed but he pointed me in the right direction. Mr. Sandler gave me more information in one thumbtack message than I have been able to get from reaching out to 20 lawyers from yelp, websites, phone book, etc. Hopefully I won't need his offices help in the future, but if end up needing a Family, Criminal, or Business Lawyer, Mr. Sandler will be the first one I reach out to.

McCready Law Group
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher M.
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Zack is a fellow attorney in OC that I've known for years. He is tough as nails and a no non-sense guy. He is incredibly persistent in pursuing motions and never lets th DA's off the hook. I really admire that. That's what you need in a defense attorney in OC because so many attorneys here are weak and not aggressive. Not Zack. He is thorough, knowledgeable and experienced.

  • 27 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Fred F.
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Mr. Fierro was a referral when I was completely desperate for help in a Family Law matter. I am amazed and disgusted by the level of lying and dishonesty in Family Court. I am also amazed by Mr. Fierro's integrity in this corrupt system. Mr. Fierro is an officer of integrity and dignity. Mr. Fierro returned every phone call and answered every email promptly. Mr. Fierro's ability to understand, memorize, and argue my case in court was top-notch. I have reread my court case of 2011 several times. Mr. Fierro's representation was tenacious, accurate, timely, and completely truthful. Mr. Fierro helped me methodically attack and expose the lies that were highly unfavorable for me. My case was dismissed within two months and the fight for my children never occurred. Mr. Fierro well understood my priorities and my predicament. Mr. Fierro remains my first line of defense in legal matters.

Holliday Law Firm
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Marissa H.
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THE BEST ATTORNEY YOU WILL FIND!!!!! Heidi is SUCH an amazing attorney that treats me like I'm her most important client. I have had several family law attorneys, it is VERY VERY hard to find one like Heidi. I highly recommend Heidi she is such an outstanding attorney. She goes above and beyond to ensure I understand the process of everything. The service and attention Heidi provides is incomparable. She always answers all my questions and advises me of my options. She is always there when you need her. She's not only honest but she truly cares, I love her, and can’t thank her enough for all the hard work and attention she does for me!

Mike L.
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One of the best attorneys out there!! He was always available to answer my questions and the customer service was great. Aaron was very knowledgable about the law and helped me get out of my situation. I highly recommend him to handle your legal needs.

Gutteriez Law Office
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
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I was leaving the bar in Hermosa Beach and as soon as I pulled put the parking lot I was immediately pulled over and the police office claimed I was driving reackless and wanted me to come out of my vehicle. My cousin and I asked him how could I have been driving reckless if I just pulled out the parking lot. He didn't answer and just asked me to get out the car and take a sobriety test and the breathalyzer and was put in jail over night and my company car was impounded. Because my company car was impounded I lost my corporate job and I was charged with a dui. Literally a collateral damage began as I wasn't able to even keep my apartment in Redondo Beach so I lost everything. After losing everything I've worked so hard for I reached out to Nicole, the attorney at the Gutteriez Law Office in Torrance ca, and she was absolutely amazing. She wasn't just knowledgeable about the law, but was extremely empathetic towards NY entire situation. She maid me feel really comfortable about speaking about everything that transpired without feeling embarrassed or ashamed. Nicole was able to get me a miracle deal at the arraignment phase without having even received the discovery packet until that morning from the prosecution and got it reduced to exhibition of speed, probation, and a 12 hour class. No DUI on record, doesn't count as a prior no insurance hike, no jail, no thousands in fees, no four month AA class instead just three. Even the public defender was shocked by Nicole's outstanding performance at the arraignment. I just want anyone with any type of criminal issues to know that if you go through the Gutteriez Law office you have a worrier in the law that's on your side out of Nicole. Thanks to Nicole I've started to feel as if I'm starting to get my life back. Nicole is definitely an attorney that cares about the clients she represents.

Gammill Law
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Dan R.
    Verified review

    David Gammill is an outstanding, seasoned and knowledgeable Attorney. What you see in his bio and webpage is exactly what you get. I hired Gammill for a criminal defense matter. He was very candid and always answered all my questions in a way that made them understandable. Prior to my court date I had additional questions and without hesitation he answered them all promptly. He was able to get me a better outcome that I had even hoped for. Highly recommend him.

    Weinrieb Law Firm
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Aaron S.
    Verified review

    Garret is the best criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles, simply said. He helped my very close friend get out of a tough situation in which he was facing 20-30 years in prison, and ultimately he was required to serve only one year in a veteran's facility.

    David M.
    Verified review

    I have been practicing law for 20 years, and Tom Loversky is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys I have ever met. He is extremely bright, he listens well, he speaks plain English (not "legalese"), and he gives back to the community. I give him my highest endorsement.

    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Claude A.
    Verified review

    Thank you to attorney Rodriguez and Emmanuel. I was in distress over doing prison time on two grand theft charges (the other charge came 2 months later) and a charge for possession of an illegal substance. Their legal team was helpful and I was able to put my life back together with a decent paying job while my case was being fought in court and I am grateful for the help I received. I ended up only doing 6 months on house arrest on all three charges, and of course paying court fines. I highly recommend the services of attorney Rodriguez and his legal staff, they are a winning team.

    • 33 years in business
    Joseph R.
    Verified review

    I was out with friends about 6 months ago and had a bit too much to drink and ended up in a car accident. I have never been in trouble with the law before and this was a very scary thing for me, especially since I work on a governmental job and having that on my record could be detrimental to my career. Mr. Pilato understood my predicament and him and the investigator he work with was able to throughly investigate the situation and also brought several experts witnesses to testify during the trial. Long story short he was able to get me an acquittal. Also, he is available at all times and made sure I understood everything that was going on throughout the whole process. I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends if they ever need a criminal lawyer. Joseph Ramirez

    • 28 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Karen S.
    Verified review

    Our experience with Michele Ferroni was excellent and while we hoped for dismissal accepted the next best offer the prosecutor made and Michele negotiated with him. We highly recommend her for criminal legal service. J Akins

    Law Office of Ray Dinari
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 24 years in business
    Alexander H.
    Verified review

    I was falsely accused of Battery on a female and a (technically true) Retraining Order Violation and subsequent Probation Violation by my ex-wife. I had initially retained another lawyer, and quickly realized that she wasn't going to be able to help someone suffering from the degree of manipulation I was dealing with. In a previous episode with the same woman, I lost custody of three children for having admittedly poured about 2 or 3 ounces of beer on her hair. In that instance I was arrested for Domestic Violence and made the horrendous mistake of talking to the police ( I had NO idea it was illegal) and pleading guilty. The loss of custody emotionally and financially devastated me and I was in the process of losing my house, job and security clearance (along with my dignity and self respect for a period of time) as a direct result. My now Ex-wife wanted to reconcile and I eventually gave that a chance. When I saw it going wrong (She wants a child of her own, and mine are not welcome in "her" house) I asked her to go back to her apartment and life, so she lied (AGAIN) and had me arrested falsely claiming I kicked and hit her. When I met Ray Dinari I was in court firing my previous attorney and asking for a PD. The judge essentially insisted that I speak to his Panel Attorney Ray, and that was the best thing that's happened to me since my nightmare began. In a matter of days, the Battery charge was dropped before I even got to court, Ray had followed up very thoroughly with the investigator and prosecutor, and the probation violation and restraining order violation penalties had been reduced from 20 days of Cal Trans and two convictions to one minor infraction and my original probation will soon be dropped and original conviction expunged! I have now regained my dignity and self-respect, a fighting chance to regain my security clearance, keep my job and home, and regain custody of my children! My life may not be completely restored, but I'm far better off than I could ever have imagined. After many bad experiences in custody court I had become very, very bitterly discouraged with many aspects of our legal system, Ray's integrity, honesty and effectiveness has restored a tremendous amount of faith in our legal system for me.

    Nate E.
    Verified review

    John was a total pro. Stayed in contact at every turn and made it easy to get through the process.

    About

    If you're encountering criminal charges, your freedom is likely at stake. You require an advocate. That is where we come in. Call us for a free initial consultation. We offer assistance in: * Domestic violence * Drunk driving - DUI * Federal crimes * Traffic violations * Theft * Drug dealing * Juvenile law * Sex crimes * Assault and battery

    About

    My work stands out from others because I offer personalized attention to each of my clients. Most firms either take way too many clients to offer that kind of attention or once the big name attorney has landed the client he is shifted to a less experienced attorney or the person who happens to be available when the client calls.

    About

    Los Angeles Criminal Attorney 516 N Larchmont Blvd #1, Los Angeles CA 90004

    About

    I handle the defense of all criminal matters in state, federal and juvenile courts. I particularly handle DUI and DWI defense in court and with the DMV. I have been an attorney for 10 years, have made several thousand court appearances. I pride myself on personal service, and aggressively defending my clients to achieve the results they need.

    About

    Craig A. Harbaugh is a criminal defense attorney with more than 15 years of trial, appellate and habeas experience. His practice focuses exclusively on federal and state criminal defense. Mr. Harbaugh has handled a variety of criminal matters, including drug trafficking, sexual assault, child pornography, battery, fraud, computer crimes, and immigration offenses. He has done the following services related to representative matters: * Successfully litigated high-profile extradition matter and ultimately convincing the U.S. State Department to withdraw the extradition request in a kidnapping-for-ransom conspiracy. * Obtained acquittal where client was charged with sexually abusing three separate complainants. * Successfully reversed murder conviction on appeal. * Secured dismissal of all charges and winning two key pretrial motions in a drug trafficking case carrying a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence. * Obtained three-year sentence in complex drug conspiracy where client originally faced a 20-year mandatory minimum sentence. * Convinced a prosecutor to dismiss charges involving an interstate drug trafficking conspiracy offense through aggressive litigation of pretrial motions. * Obtained probation for a client accused of defrauding the United States of hundreds of thousands of dollars. * Secured acquittal in a case involving assault of an Internal Revenue Service agent. * Convinced a prosecutor to dismiss charges in an Internet stalking case. * Obtained dismissal for an undocumented client accused of assaulting an immigration and customs enforcement officer. * Successfully litigated habeas matter resulting in the setting aside of defendant's murder conviction. * Obtained acquittal in a rape case. * Negotiated a misdemeanor charge and a probationary sentence in a large-scale fraud case originally involving multiple felony counts.

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