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I have practiced criminal law for over 30 years;  7 years as a prosecutor and over 29 years as a Criminal Defense Attorney in the Fresno, Madera and Tulare County areas.  I have defended many high profile cases including murder, sexual assault, narcotic and drug cases, domestic violence, and DUI cases.  

I am certified by the California State Bar as a Criminal Law Specialist.

Being accused of a crime is one of the most stressful and difficult experiences in life. You are up against the power of the government and its resources.

To deal successfully with this challenge, you need a trusted, experienced and strong advocate who will defend you.  I will provide you the strongest defense possible, while guiding you to examine all your options in fighting your case at trial or avoiding that fight with a reasonable resolution. 


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    31 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    31 years



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Michael G. Idiart Law Office

T.W. Patterson Building
2014 Tulare St, Suite 212
Fresno, CA, 93721


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Certified Specialist - Criminal LawState Bar of California2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chief Assistant District AttorneyFresno County District Attorney's Office1976 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fresno County Bar AssociationMember1983 - 2009
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
St. Mary's CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1972