Ms. Bass has handled thousands of criminal cases. The charges on these cases have included federal crimes, drug crimes, DUI as well as sex offenses, fraud, theft crimes, and white collar crimes among others. She has obtained multiple not guilty verdicts, countless dismissals and amazing deals for her clients. Ms. Bass handles every type of criminal case. She handles the most serious felonies in state and federal court as well as all misdemeanor cases. There is no case too large or too small for her to handle. Each client is extremely important to Ms. Bass. She will give you her full attention. She will be there to answer your questions and she will fight for you until she obtains the results you are after. Ms. Bass will represent you or your loved one as if you were a member of her own family.
Ms. Bass is one of the few Orange County Criminal Defense Attorneys who specializes in Federal Criminal cases. Ms. Bass has handled every type of federal criminal case. She currently serves as one of the distinguished individuals who receives appointments on federal cases directly from the United States District Court. This is a tremendous honor reserved only for the best Federal Criminal Defense practitioners in the country.
Ms. Bass represents clients in all of the courts in at the Orange County including the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana, The United States District Court in Santa Ana, The Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, The West Justice Center in Westminster, The North Justice Center in Fullerton and The Lamoreaux Justice Center in Orange, California. She also practices at all of the courts in Los Angeles, San Diego and Riverside Counties.
If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime or are being investigated for a crime, it is critical that you obtain the best possible representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney at the earliest possible stage of the case. An experienced criminal defense attorney can assist you from the moment of your arrest starting with the issue of bail and will be there with you every step of the way. Your attorney will be there for you through arraignment, pretrial negotiations, to determine whether any of your constitutional rights have been violated by law enforcement and present those issues to the court. She will either take your case to trial or work out the best possible resolution for your case. If you have not yet been charged with a crime but you are under investigation, now is the time to contact an attorney. Our goal is always to get the best possible results for you under the circumstances.
Licensed since 1991
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Ms. Bass is a highly competent attorney with experience in both state and federal courts. She has a keen analysis of legal issues and is one of the most compassionate attorneys I have ever come across. I fully endorse her.
Staycie Sena Criminal Defense Attorney
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Dean's Scholarship||Southwestern University School of Law||1990|
|Dean's Honor List||Southwestern University School of Law||1990|
|Owner||Law Office of Diane C. Bass||1997 - Present|
|Deputy Alternate Defender||Orange County Alternate Defender's Office||1996 - 1997|
|Attorney||DiCaro, D'Antony et. al.||1992 - 1993|
|Legal Intern||MGM Pathe||1991 - 1991|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Constitutional Law Foundation||Mock Trial Coach||2011 - Present|
|William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of Court||member||2011 - Present|
|Orange County Jewish Bar Association||member||2010 - Present|
|Orange County Women Lawyers Association||member||2009 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association Orange County||Member||2009 - Present|
|UC Irvine School of the Arts||Dean's Leadership Counsel Member||2007 - Present|
|South Orange County Bar Association||President||2006 - 2007|
|California Public Defenders Association||member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||member||N/A|
|Orange County Bar Association||member||N/A|
|Families Against Mandatory Minimums||member||N/A|
|Southwestern Univ SOL||N/A||law||1991|
|Univ of California Irvine||N/A||undergraduate||1983|
|South Orange County Bar Association||How Social Media Can be Used Against Our Clients||2014|
|North Orange County Bar Association||What Every Criminal Lawyer Needs to Know about Federal Criminal Practice||2014|
|University High School||When You Become 18: A Survival Guide for Teenagers||2010|
|Bill of Rights Day||Bill of Rights Day||2010|