Peter Sebastian, Esq. Serious Criminal Defense
Peter Sebastian, Esq. Serious Criminal Defense

Peter Sebastian, Esq. Serious Criminal Defense

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Introduction: Because I'm a former prosecutor, I know how the other side thinks. This gives me a big advantage in negotiating and strategizing for trial. I have won trials as a prosecutor as well as a defense attorney, including murder. I'm also a Law School Evidence Professor. I know how to deal effectively with the evidence against you.

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9 years in business

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Leticia a.
Jan 9, 2019

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I’m an RN that needed a criminal defense attorney. Peter Sebastian, Esq. Was everything I could ask for he has great people skills very attentive to me and my concerns. Superior in his expertise in criminal defense. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my criminal case. In a heartbeat I would recommend Peter to all my nurse colleagues and family. I am truly grateful to him.
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Darren G.
Jul 2, 2021
First off when you walk into the court room with mr Sebastian you will know he is highly respected by everyone within a few minutes. I was facing multiple felonies that were sure to ruin my life, I will say this it took some time but in the end all charges dismissed and record of the arrest sealed . If you do have the opportunity to acquire mr Sebastian take my advise do it . If you have any chance at all he can make it happen I honestly will say he is one of the best attorneys I have ever came across.
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Martin H.
Nov 8, 2021
Mr.Sebastian Was a blessing to work with.He always assured us of his confidence to be able to win our case.My brother was being charged with murder over being in the wrong place at the wrong time and because of his looks and tattoos he was highly discriminated against.With no evidence the DA still tried his best to make it seem like my brother was guilty. However, With mr.Sebastian’s expertise and confidence,he was able to get us a “NOT GUILTY” verdict. We thank GOD that he brought Mr.Sebastian into our lives at the right time. Now my brother has his freedom and rightfully so. We can’t thank you enough Peter. I highly highly recommend him if anyone is looking for an amazing lawyer
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Tiffany L.
Aug 27, 2014
I came to Peter back in the spring of 2014 due to an old traffic ticket that had come back to haunt me. The ticket itself was 7 years old, and honestly the situation itself was ridiculous. However, I needed help to end it. I am a single mom and lived no where near the place where the ticket in question was being dealt with. I contacted Peter after finding him online. He listened to everything I had to say and worked with me every step of the way. He appeared for all my court dates for me, worked diligently to bring the matter down to a more then reasonable offer with the prosecuting attorney, and has never failed to do more the 150% for me every step of the way. What could have potentially been a incredibly ridiculous situation was resolved swiftly and efficiently in my favor due to Peters hard work and ethical drive. I would easily recommend him to ANYONE I know, and would trust him wholeheartedly with any legal situation that i needed a lawyers help with. If you have traffic situation/ criminal defense situation, there is no one better, and no one who will fight harder for you to get the situation resolved fairly and quickly. I am so incredibly grateful I found Peter and again....would recommend him first and foremost in any traffic/ criminal court case.
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Pablo M.
May 2, 2016

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Hired on Thumbtack

Peter epitomizes what a great attorney should be. He is honest ,professional and a great person. I was stressed over a case that was three years old and he came in and got me a great deal . Thank you Peter for your hard work , and youre professionalism. I would recommend to anybody in need of help.
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    It's simple. You pay a flat fee for everything that happens up until trial. If a trial is necessary, that price is negotiated separately. This is because very few cases get to trial because very few people are willing to roll the dice on what a jury might decide. So you don't pay for a trial until you go to trial.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I ask questions and listen and start figuring out the case. The key is understanding what the battlegrounds are going to be. I then tell the potential client what they can expect with their case and how I intend to approach it.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Law school, of course, but that's not all. I also attend training and seminars given by experts. This year I was in Sacramento for a Voir Dire seminar and last year in Newport Beach for a DUI seminar. Being a Law School Evidence professor keeps my trial skills honed, since it's all about the evidence.

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