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Lake Forest Criminal Defense Attorneys

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The Miller Law Firm
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 161 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Garri M.
Verified review

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.

McCready Law Group
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher M.
Verified review

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.

Anthony Marcus Law Firm
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Fayez M.
Verified review

After a night of fun and drinking, I was involved in an accident, the police were called and the Breathalyzer test showed 0.26 BAC. I called other attorneys, but they were not as affordable as attorney Marcus, he has a wonderful discount and payment plan. From the first meeting, I felt his care and professional manner. Although the 0.26 BAC got me thinking I am going to get jail time, attorney Marcus was able to knock out that and converted it only to 15 days community labor. Indeed I got the representation I was looking for and I am free to look after my little daughter. I recommend this lawyer for any criminal charges.

  • 12 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Troy J.
Verified review

I hired Parwana Anwar for my case through the recommendation of a friend. He suggested her because she used to be a DA and prosecute criminal cases before she switched over to criminal defense. And my friend was right. She's phenomenal. From her past experience as a DA, she knew exactly how the prosecutors were going to approach the case, and came up with a phenomenal defense. Long story short, I got the best possible outcome for my case. Beyond even what I thought was possible. She is phenomenally smart. I wouldn't hire anyone else.

  • 27 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Fred F.
Verified review

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.

The H&M Law Firm PC
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria H.
Verified review

The details of my case are somewhat sensitive, but I wanted to write and share how good H&M law firm is at what they do. This are the most experienced defense attorneys in California. They will do everything they can to prove your innocence. They are aggressive and professional and work with the DAs for you. I trust these guys completely and after my good news and my legal trouble behind me I now tell everyone I know about H&M and how they saved my life.

  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Baltasar L.
Verified review

My experience with Attorney Rosenfeld has been an overall positive one, both in and out of the courtroom. I am a US Army veteran and a financially struggling student at my local community college. Although Attorney Rosenfeld’s services were a higher cost than another attorney I was considering, I decided to have him represent me in my case due to his straightforwardness. Prior to appearing in court, he also displayed an extensive knowledge handling DUI cases during our correspondence. Throughout my experience, he worked extensively with me to renegotiate prices on services I could not afford, which would have made the process all the more difficult without. He kept in touch often and I was left with the impression that he cared to keep his client’s well-informed. He was also willing to clarify any misunderstanding promptly and efficiently. Attorney Rosenfeld was also very timely and incredibly informative when I had to appear in court. He was well known by those working for the court, and I had been told on more than one occasion that I had made the right choice in choosing him to defend me. Overall, I am remain confident I made the right decision in choosing him to defend me and would highly recommend his services.

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.

    True Vine Justice
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    James M.
    Verified review

    Mary is not only an incredible attorney, she is also an exceptional human being. My case… The court and legal system is very stressful and confusing to go through. Mary took the time to explain everything that was happening. The who, what, when and why. It was very comforting to know what I could expect at each court appearance. The process… Fighting a case in court is a very long process. Very long! It can really drain you mentally. Each time I would meet with Mary to discuss my case she took the extra time to see how I was doing. It wasn’t just about my case. She had a genuine concern for how I was holding up. Mentally, physically, spiritually. After each meeting I had a renewed feeling of hope. Everything would be OK in the end. My verdict… Wow! Mary was able to get a result that I didn’t think was possible. She was able to give me the ultimate gift, time back on my life. My life after… Another area where Mary stood out above all other attorneys was after my case. When all was said and done she continued to check up on me. To see how everything was going and make sure that I knew of all the tools and resources available to me to ensure that I never have to go through this again. A blessing… I was blessed to have Mary come into my life. She not only did an incredible job helping and guiding me through this process, she helped evolve who I am as a person for the better.

    • 13 years in business
    • 14 hires on Thumbtack
    Kelly D.
    Verified review

    I needed a criminal defense attorney for a DUI. I placed an ad a few months items ago and called them after receiving a quote. I was able to speak with the attorney very quick and they didn't hide the price and agreed to a payment. I feel very comfortable.

    Gerstenzang Law
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Robert K.
    Verified review

    I cannot say enough good things about jennifer. While I wasnt able to hire Jennifer for my case (this was not based on her credentials or how she handled the consultation but solely due to circumstances beyond my control) if I were to ever need legal help again without a doubt I would call Jennifer. Out of the many attorneys who responded to my request on this and other sites she went above and beyond what was expected of her during the consultation. Even from her initial message I could tell that she is one of the attorneys who could really help me and that I wasn't just another paycheck coming her way. After an initial conversation she asked to meet in person to go through the details of my case more in depth. I wasnt ableto meet in person and she was flexible and agreed to a phone conversation at 8 pm which cut into dinner time with her family. When we went into deeper conversation I could tell that she was already heavily invested in my case and despite not knowing her i felt immediately at ease and calmer about my situation. She asked great questions and gave me notes on things I should do that could help my defense as well as explaining the entire process from arraignment to trial and after having spent well over an hour with her on the phone she had built a great defense for me. She never once stopped the conversation to say that to go further I would have to hire her nor did she express any displeasure at what time it was or how many questions I had. She even gave me advice on the things i should look out for when hiring an attorney. Kind, compassionate, incredibly smart, understanding, you can tell she really cares about her clients well being and without a doubt she will stand up for you and fight to get you the best results possible. Even after I told her I had to go with a different attorney she continued to talk to me about strategy and I'm able to breathe a sigh of relief bc she confirmed that the current defense strategy was absolutely the best way forward. She continues to go above the call duty and said she'd like to know how things turn out for me. This is an attorney who cares and one you could trust your life with. Thank you Jennifer for all the help and advice you've given me! I truly appreciate everything you've done and all the advice.

    • 10 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Janet R.
    Verified review

    I had never been in any kind of trouble in my life. When I found myself in need of a criminal attorney, I was terrified, embarrassed ,and ashamed of the situation that lead to my arrest. Lisa Leversen was an answer to my prayers. I want to express my deepest gratitude to her for making this experience beneficial to me in so many ways. Lisa posses the rare combination of astute intelligence, compassion and understanding. She is confident and competent and reassured me every step of the way. She kept me informed on every aspect of my case, answered all my question in the most timely and efficient manner. Lisa was right by my side in the courtroom guiding me and was the greatest support I could ever ask for. I could not recommend Lisa more highly should anyone find themselves on this journey. Thank you Lisa from the bottom of my heart. JR Long Beach Client

    Law Office of James Gandy
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Anonymous C.
    Verified review

    James Gandy represented me in a criminal case that started last year. When I contacted Mr. Gandy I have already hired another attorney. Once I spoke to him on the phone and then met him in person I decided to switch attorneys. He didn’t promise me an easy way out of my case, but he promised to work hard and do the best he can to improve my legal position. I was facing a tough prosecutor demanding I served 6 month in county jail. Mr. Gandy helped me reduce the sentence to 90 days and serve it in pay to stay facility which help me keep my job and maintain some freedom throughout this difficult times. In my view he is a great attorney, work hard on my behalf and provided me with constant communication throughout the ongoing case. He is very honest and I felt safe knowing he will do what he can for me as a client. I am very confident recommending him and am sure he is the right attorney for you as well

    • 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.

    • 26 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Nadia A.
    Verified review

    Farah is an excellent, accomplished attorney who exuberates care, confidence and tenacity in the legal arena. She led me through my court process from start to finish, made me feel courageous in what I was doing, and reassured that I had her as my attorney. Many years have passed since I worked with Farah, but from time to time, I remember what she did for me, and I will be forever grateful. Farah went above and beyond what I could have ever expected, and I felt so comforted and cared for. Hopefully, I will never have to go through an experience like that again, but if I ever do, without question, I would want Farah by my side.

    Kroger Law Group
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 20 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Wayne M.
    Verified review

    William Kroger is outstanding and compassionate attorney. Even though I was skeptical about what he said he could do for me about resolving my case, it happened exactly as he said it would. Completely reduced sentence (only community service) and a small fine. All the charges were dropped against my friends. If you need an exceptional Attorney who tells you the truth. Choose the Kroger Law Group.

    • 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

    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Daniel A.
    Verified review

    Sharon acted quickly getting my case on calendar moments after I called her... She is super sweet look forward to refer her to everyone I know

    OCLaw
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    Brad J.
    Verified review

    Brad Jensen worked as one of four full time members of the Los Angeles District Attorneys Office who helped actually convict the Menendez Brothers for the shotgun killings of their parents. He is very good with judges, prosecutors, court staff, witnesses and anyone in a position to help him help you get the best possible plea bargain or result. He has helped me and many others who I have referred to him regardless of the criminal charge he is an attorney you want by your side.

    Law Office of Zulu Ali
    3.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 14 hires on Thumbtack
    Ann R.
    Verified review

    Mr. Ali and his staff really care about the clients. It's nice to know that someone has your back when you're going through a tough and stressful time in your life. Mr. Ali and his staff are also great about making your family feel welcome and make them feel at ease. I was referred to Mr. Ali when I my husband was in the process of being deported. Mr. Ali not only worked on our immigration case but also our criminal matter. When I really thought there was nothing we could do, I was relieved when Mr. Ali informed me that he was able to keep my husband from being deported and also kept him from going to jail.

    Budris Law Group
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 16 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Janet T.
    Verified review

    Lisa is awesome! I can not speak highly enough of her and professional work. I would recommend he to anyone. She is the BEST!

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    Need a Criminal Defense Attorney

    Indio, CA

    • Service type
      Consultation, Representation
    • Criminal charges
      Other (fraud)
    • Details
      my husband and I are being charged welfare fraud. and we need some help
    • $7500
      Average price
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