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Pasadena Criminal Defense Attorneys

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The Miller Law Firm
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 160 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.

  • 18 years in business
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Christine X.
Verified review

Sharen Ghatan is an AMAZING attorney! I am beyond blessed to have been able to have her represent me. I recently had some trouble with the law and Mrs. Ghatan was able to reassure me that I had nothing to worry about and made me feel less nervous about the entire situation. She was able to work out a better deal for me that what I had expected. She was able to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor and dismiss another charge completely. No jail time, no fines or restitution and cut probation by more than half! She is truly amazing and very knowledgeable especially with her advise. Her and her staff are great at communication and keeping you up to date on your case. I would definitely recommend her to anyone in need of a criminal defense lawyer, dui etc.; Sharen Ghatan cares about the best for her clients and will fight for you! Thank you to Sharen and entire staff for all your hard work!!

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  • 22 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bryan F.
Verified review

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.
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
  • 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.

Holliday Law Firm
4.9
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Marissa H.
Verified review

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!

Gutteriez Law Office
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
David B.
Verified review

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 7 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.

    Law Office of Jimmy Cha
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
      Roy G.
      Verified review

      I was being charged with a DUI with an injury. I was really on the fence about getting a lawyer due to everyone having different opinions about them when it comes to a criminal case. Not only am I glad I got a lawyer, I am glad that I chose Jimmy Cha to represent me. I have heard the horror stories others have had when it comes to lawyers, yet my experience was everything but that. Jimmy was straightforward from the get go. Never promising anything he couldn’t do, and ultimately fulfilling his goal that he set from the beginning about my case. I was looking at 6 months in county jail, due to the circumstances of my case. Not only did I not spend one day in jail, I was able to complete community service instead of jail time. The relationships Jimmy has built at North Court in Fullerton allowed him to personally speak on my behave to the district attorney and the Judge about my case. That was ultimately the deciding factor to cut me the deal I got. I would personally recommend Jimmy to represent anyone who gets into trouble, and plan to work with him again to expunge this from my record.

      • 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.

      • 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

      • 7 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      Michelle L.
      Verified review

      Elliot Zarabi us ON the JOB From the outset, Mr. Zarabi was quick to respond to my inquiry regarding my legal issue. He gave me the rundown on what to expect going forward. He also informed me of all of what he would do during the entire process. Very personable and understanding of my predicament. As bad as I felt, he was very reassuring and made me feel comfortable with the process. I highly recommend him to anyone needing assistance with when confronted with a DUI.

      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.

      Law Office of Andy Miri
      1.0
      from 1 review
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        I'm a top-rated defense attorney in Orange, LA, SB, and RS counties. I'm a criminal defense attorney handling all misdemeanors and felonies -- theft, drug charges, robbery, burglary, sex offenses and murder.

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        Backed by more than 20 years of experience, our Ventura County DUI attorney at The Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers handles matters exclusively involving DUI defense. We know that this is a difficult time in your life, and our goal is to help you navigate the process. We have handled more than 4,000 cases, including 50+ trials. This experience and knowledge has given us the opportunity to successfully help our clients defend their driving privileges. If you need strong legal counsel after a DUI arrest, call on our team at and learn how we can help you move forward.

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        Who better than a former prosecutor could defend you or a family member facing pending criminal charges? Jeffery K. Rubenstein and his experienced team of former district attorneys will soundly guide you and relentlessly fight to win the best possible outcome to your case. As part of the Los Angeles Judge Pro Team and teaching professor of law at both the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and the National University, Mr. Rubenstein possesses a unique perspective on tactics used by both State and Federal authorities to incriminate the accused. If you have been accused or arrested for a crime, it is important that you get only the best Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys to represent you. Criminal law is quite complex and each case is unique. Only those Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys who are experienced with handling all of the variables involved in criminal matters can provide you with the type of representation that will insure that your rights are protected. Call the Law Offices of Jeffery K. Rubenstein to receive top legal help now. Your initial case evaluation is free.

        • 18 years in business
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        Our attorneys are former prosecutors and legal experts in the area of criminal justice. We pride ourselves with a great reputation for being zealous advocates for the accused.

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

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        All cases are handled personally by Attorney Colley.

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        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

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        Los Angeles, CA

        • Criminal matter
          Alcohol/Drug
        • Service type
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        • $555.5
          Average price
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