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Rancho Palos Verdes Criminal Defense Attorneys

Browse these criminal defense attorneys with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Rancho Palos Verdes.

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The Miller Law Firm
5.0
from 50 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 142 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
  • 157 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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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.

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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.

Law Office of Jimmy Cha
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Roy G.
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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.

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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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

  • 6 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.

Holliday Law Firm
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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!

Kellan Martz Law
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Olivia G.
Verified review

Mr. Martz is not like other lawyers. He is above and beyond the nicest and most down to earth lawyer I've met. Most lawyers are slow to reply, charge you a ton, and are rude. Not Kellan. He helped me with a DUI case I had a few months ago and got me a plea deal that was very fair. I made a mistake and needed help, Kellan did a great job and was very clear in explaining how everything worked in court. His prices were very competitive and he let me pay in three installments so I didn't have to come up with that much all at once. Thanks Kellan.

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
Nate E.
Verified review

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

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I offer criminal defense legal services. I am handling all felonies and misdemeanors in any court throughout the Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties. Call me for a free consultation.

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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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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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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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Tedford & Associates provides its clients with a flexible approach adapted to the particular needs of each case. After a thorough review of your new case, we will develop a strategy and approach to deal with the unique issues presented in your case. Mr. Tedford’s criminal trial experience has included cases where his clients were charged with murder, attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of controlled substance with intent to sell, and a variety of other criminal offenses. He is very experienced with both federal and state court cases. Here are just a few letters received from clients of Tedford & Associates, following the conclusion of their matter: • Testimonial #1 Mr. James Tedford, May I again express our appreciation to you for so very ably representing my son Scott in his recent arrest and charge. You obviously represented him with excellence and good judgment, and we are very much appreciative of your good work. You came highly recommended to us by Mr. N-----, and when Scott and I first met with you, we easily came to the conclusion that you would represent Scott very well. I have also written a note of appreciation to Mr. N----- for directing us to you, and I indicated how very pleased we are with your services. Sincerely, V.F. H- • Testimonial #2 Dear Mr. Tedford, Re: Case Number------------- Booking Number----------- I want to thank you for the superior work and the marvelous outcome regarding the above referenced case. I believe you correctly analyzed the key points of the complaint and carefully planned a course of action to defuse it. The results were not only a complete dismissal, but also an approved petition to “seal and destroy” any records regarding the incident. In addition, your fee was fair, and you were always available to me. I felt that you handled the case with great integrity, and I wanted to put my thoughts and feelings in writing to you. I hope to never again be in a position to need this kind of representation, but I can certainly strongly recommend your services to others who find themselves in need of professional legal counsel. Thank you and the very best to you. Sincerely, Michael --------

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The Law Offices of C.W. Blaylock is your criminal defense and personal injury attorney. Whether you have been charged with DUI, drug possession or any other crime, I believe that you are entitled to representation by an attorney who will fight for your rights. I understand that the conflict that brings you to my door is a critical moment in your life, and I am committed to overcoming obstacles to achieve the best resolution possible. No matter the legal issue you are facing, I firmly believe that the law is ultimately about service to the individual. I like to take the time to demystify the law and its processes so my clients understand how their cases evolve, whether the process is criminal or civil. You won't get "just let me handle it" from me. I will take the time to explain how cases like yours have worked out in the past, what the important facts are in your case and how the law applies.

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