Top Monterey Criminal Defense Lawyers - California

The Law Offices of William V. Pernik in Salinas, California, focuses exclusively on helping our clients defend their rights and freedom and protecting their futures. Serving the residents of Monterey and San Benito counties, our criminal defense law firm provides effective defense strategies and aggressive representation to those facing the following charges: DUI/DWI Domestic violence Child...

  • 306 Capitol St.,Suite 102 Salinas CA 93901 36.67275 -121.66027

    At The Moreno Law Group in Fresno, California, we provide exceptional advocacy and support to help you address all of the serious and complex legal issues affecting your immigration status as well as unmatched criminal defense counsel to help you fight the felony and misdemeanor charges against you and preserve your freedom. Our law firm's founder, attorney Ruben Moreno, has more than 25 years of...

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    40 Central Ave.,Ste. 4 Salinas CA 93901 36.67698 -121.65742

    The Law Offices of William V. Pernik in Salinas, California, focuses exclusively on helping our clients defend their rights and freedom and protecting their futures. Serving the residents of Monterey and San Benito counties, our criminal defense law firm provides effective defense strategies and aggressive representation to those facing the following charges: DUI/DWI Domestic violence Child...

  • 1517 Mission Street Santa Cruz CA 95060 36.96674 -122.03999

    The Law Office of Andrew C. Janecki, located in Santa Cruz, California, provides dedicated criminal defense representation. As a lawyer with 20-plus years of experience, I can help clients facing a variety of issues, including DUI, license suspensions, drug charges, assault, theft, juvenile crimes and criminal convictions.   When you hire my law firm, you hire me, Andrew Janecki. I am mobile,...

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    915 Cedar Street Santa Cruz CA 95060 36.974903 -122.02785

    Attorney Lisa McCamey has practiced criminal law exclusively since 1993. She is licensed in California, New York, and Washington, D.C., and has represented clients and tried cases across California and other states including New York, Arizona, and Colorado. Ms. McCamey founded her Santa Cruz criminal law office in 2006 and now focuses primarily on California state criminal law and her appellate...

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    17760 Monterey Rd.,Suite E Morgan Hill CA 95037 37.13342 -121.65661

    Offering dedicated business law and criminal law representation, our team at the law office of Beau J. Jacob, Attorney at Law, stands by people in Morgan Hill, California, so they do not have to face their legal challenges alone. We provide customized guidance and personal attention, crafting strategies that incorporate each client's specific needs and goals. Having more than 29 years of legal...

  • 111 North Market Street,Suite 300 San Jose CA 95113 37.254494 -121.86125

    At The Law Offices of John B. Renwick the client comes first. Every effort is made to treat each client with respect and compassion. From first entry into the offices, through the entire case the client is greeted by a warm and friendly staff. Mr. Renwick himself takes great care in patiently listening to the each individual's situation, with a view to understanding all of the circumstances, and...

  • 1501 The Alameda,Suite 210 San Jose CA 95126 37.33409 -121.91569

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  • 31 N. 2nd Street,Suite 321 San Jose CA 95113 37.33711 -121.89035

    I am attorney Ronald A. Cabanayan, and I established my law firm in San Jose, California, the Law Office of Ronald A. Cabanayan, with a mission to deliver the highest level of advocacy and support to clients throughout the Greater San Jose metro region and the surrounding areas of Northern California. Dedicated to protecting the rights and entitlements of those I serve, I provide the personalized...

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    111 W. Saint John St.,Suite 888 San Jose CA 95113 37.3376 -121.8941

    If you live around Silicon Valley or any of the surrounding areas of Northern California, and you suffered an injury or lost a loved one as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, you can turn to the Hann Law Firm in San Jose for the aggressive advocacy and personalized support you need. Our law firm's founder, attorney James Hann, has more than 18 years of legal experience and a...

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    675 North First Street,Suite 675 San Jose CA 95112 37.348408 -121.90023

    VIB Law is dedicated to providing strong and effective criminal defense for those accused of crimes in Greater San Jose and the surrounding area of California. Our law firm includes former criminal prosecutors, so we have a clear understanding of how district attorneys and police may try to develop their case against you. We couple that knowledge with more than 65 years of combined experience...

  • 777 North 1st Street,Suite 333 San Jose CA 95112 37.35042 -121.901665

    The Law Offices of Richard Wingerden offers you experienced aggressive defense for your criminal charges and insightful guidance for your business planning and estate plan needs. Our lawyer also offers business law services throughout California with a home office in San Jose. Attorney Richard Wingerden provides a free one on one consultation to understand your needs, concerns and plans for your...

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    260 Sheridan Avenue Palo Alto CA 94306 37.426327 -122.14098

    Widely recognized as an aggressive criminal defense law firm, Cahners & Samuels, Attorneys at Law, serves people in Palo Alto, California, as well as throughout San Jose, Sunnyvale and Cupertino. With a former prosecutor on staff, we know the ins and outs of the justice system. We are able to predict what the state may do and construct a strategy that anticipates their actions. Our team...

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    228 Hamilton Avenue,3rd Floor Palo Alto CA 94301 37.444065 -122.16105

    Serving a diverse range of clients throughout Santa Clara County, the Silicon Valley and the surrounding areas of the San Francisco Bay area from our law office in Palo Alto, California, the attorneys at James McConvill & Associates are fully prepared to help you with any legal matter affecting your business, your family, your freedom and your future. Regarded as one of the state's leading...

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    550 Hamilton,Suite 336 Palo Alto CA 94301 37.448284 -122.156906

    Widely recognized as an aggressive criminal defense law firm, Cahners & Samuels, Attorneys at Law, serves people in Palo Alto, California, as well as throughout San Jose, Sunnyvale and Cupertino. With a former prosecutor on staff, we know the ins and outs of the justice system. We are able to predict what the state may do and construct a strategy that anticipates their actions. Our team...

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    777 Marshall St. Redwood City CA 94063 37.487843 -122.22679

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