John Runfola is a highly experienced and effective criminal defense attorney. His... more
John Runfola is a highly experienced and effective criminal defense attorney. His cases have at times drawn international attention, and he has succeeded in winning favorable results for clients both at trial and through skillful pre-trial work. He is listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and has earned the highest rating from the national lawyer registry Martindale Hubbell. Prior to st... view profile
If you're facing criminal charges anywhere in California, you need an... more
If you're facing criminal charges anywhere in California, you need an experiencedefense lawyer fighting for your rights. You can trust us to defend any California criminal charge, including DUI, domestic violence, drug cases, sexual assault and homicide. We have offices in Los Angeles, Riverside, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco and throughout California. To find out more about how we ca... view profile
When not being a lawyer, I write poetry, publish some of it, have written for... more
When not being a lawyer, I write poetry, publish some of it, have written for literary journals and am a film buff. Other than that my only other mentionable passion is sports car racing, the Porsche being my beast of choice.
I've been practicing law in California since being sworn into practice law in... more
I've been practicing law in California since being sworn into practice law in California on December 3, 1982. Most of those 30 plus years of practice have been spent in the area of criminal and juvenile law. I can imagine that few private attorneys have both defense experience and prosecution experience, and even fewer can say that they've been an elected District Attorney. I have and I ... view profile
i have been in private practice for my whole career and now am in a partnership with... more
i have been in private practice for my whole career and now am in a partnership with sara reif. I have raised two sons on my own, one now 22 and the other 18. i have done over 150 trials and won the large majority of them
A violent crime occurs when a person uses (or threatens to use) violence to harm another person, including rape, assault, and murder. The penalties for violent crimes are stiff; conviction almost always carries substantial jail time. If you are accused of a violent crime, you need an attorney with experience defending others in that particular crime, one who will understand how to best defend you based on your facts and circumstances. Sometimes the government will offer a “plea bargain,” meaning they will drop or lower the charges if you agree to a lesser crime. A violent crime lawyer will be able to evaluate the government's case and the terms of the bargain to suggest how to proceed in your best interests.