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Mission Viejo Criminal Defense Attorneys

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The Miller Law Firm
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 137 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.

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McCready Law Group
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro 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.

  • 27 years in business
  • 16 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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Brenda C.
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Mr Youngquist has gone far beyond our expectations. Dealing with any criminal charge is difficult but Mr Youngquist made us feel so comfortable in light of the seriousness of the situation. He responded to any and all questions that we had in a very timely manner. Charged a very reasonable amount. He treated my son with consideration and let him retain his dignity. What defense attorney takes the time to visit an inmate for Christmas? Mr Youngquist does. Cannot say enough...reasonable, fair, brilliant and companionate.

  • New on Thumbtack
David M.
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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.

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

  • 33 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Joseph R.
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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

The Law Offices of Ty Anis
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kyle K.
Verified review

I am not from LA. I was visiting friends in Hermosa Beach and got pulled over for a DWI. A friend recommended Ty. Since I don't live there this is the best way I can refer, pay it forward. I contacted Ty and the thing I remember from that first contact was how calm and reassuring he was. I don't have a record or anything and was very nervous about repercussions (hard time obtaining future jobs for example). I didn't know this at the time but I read that he had experience working in the district attorneys office. This experience must have paid off, with me anyway: in the end he got my charge reduced and saved me. i strongly recommend.

The Omofoma Law Firm
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
James B.
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Ese is one of the sharpest criminal defense lawyers you will find here in Los Angeles. He is not only very personable, but super knowledgable in criminal law and civil rights. I was looking for a lawyer that would devote 100% of his energy to my case. He gave me 110% and after a long and explosive trial that we just wrapped up, the court read back the NOT GUILTY verdicts I was hoping for! The level of stress one goes through trying to find the right lawyer can be overwhelming. I knew I found the right lawyer after my first meeting with him. I highly recommend the Omofoma Law Firm.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Claude A.
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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.

The Omofoma Law Firm
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
James B.
Verified review

Ese is one of the sharpest criminal defense lawyers you will find here in Los Angeles. He is not only very personable, but super knowledgable in criminal law and civil rights. I was looking for a lawyer that would devote 100% of his energy to my case. He gave me 110% and after a long and explosive trial that we just wrapped up, the court read back the NOT GUILTY verdicts I was hoping for! The level of stress one goes through trying to find the right lawyer can be overwhelming. I knew I found the right lawyer after my first meeting with him. I highly recommend the Omofoma Law Firm.

  • New on Thumbtack
Max grantham G.
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Silvia gave me the best defense I could had ever asked for. Her thoroughness, knowledge, and professionalism contributed greatly in reducing what my initial consequences her. She is an amazing attorney and I highly recommend. She helped me with my DUI, but her knowledge is expansive and not limited to DUI’s, but all traffic matters as well as general criminal defense.

  • New on Thumbtack
Nate E.
Verified review

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

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!

Law Office of Ray Dinari
5.0
from 1 review
  • 24 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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.

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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.

  • 13 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We provide aggressive and affordable representation. I am a criminal defense and DUI attorney who has handled hundreds of cases throughout Southern and Central California. If this is your first time finding yourself on the other side of the law, I will walk you through the entire process. I work with my clients as a team, keeping them informed and up-to-date on all aspects of the case. My job is to make sure that the criminal case has as little impact on the client's life as possible. Court appearances can generally be handled without the client going to court, and everything is explained in plain English. I am here to help.

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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.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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All cases are handled personally by Attorney Colley.

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We are a law office specializing in criminal defense and family law matters. I am a former Orange County deputy district attorney.

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  • Criminal matter
    Theft
  • Service type
    Consultation, Representation
  • Details
    Grand theft of personal property pc 487pc
  • $3500
    Average price
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