Attorney Matthew Cargal- Successfully defending DUI and other Criminal cases for over 22 years!Attorney Matthew Cargal- Experienced, Aggressive and Successful Criminal Defense for over 22 years!Attorney Matthew Cargal- Experienced, Aggressive and Successful DUI Defense for over 22 years!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Appreciation of Service||Los Angeles County Superior Court||2002|
|Appreciation of Service||Los Angeles County Superior Court||2001|
|President's Award||California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||1997|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Matthew Cargal||1997 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Law Offices of Matthew Cargal||1997 - Present|
|Judge Pro Tem||Los Angeles Superior Court||2000 - 2003|
|Attorney||Law Office of Myles L. Berman||1995 - 1997|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Kenneth Miller||1992 - 1993|
|Managing Partner||Law Office of Laura Kerl||1992 - 1995|
|Legal Intern/ Attorney||San Francisco Public Defender's Office||1990 - 1992|
|Legal Intern||Santa Clara Count Public Defender||1989 - 1991|
|Legal Intern||Law offices of Martin A. Schainbaum||1985 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Rotary Club of Pasadena||Member||2012 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Pasadena Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||1995 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section||Member||1993 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Admitted to Practice||1992 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Admitted to Practice||1992 - Present|
|2nd Degree Burglary reduced to misdemeanor||Felony reduced to misdemeanor|
|2nd Strike- assault with weapon||Reduced to misdemeanor-no jail only anger management class|
|3rd offense DUI||reduced to reckless driving- no jail|
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|LawReview-CLE||Your First DUI Case||2011|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of California - Berkeley||Politics, Philosophy, and Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|Cambridge University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1984|
|Nuts and Bolts of DUI case||DUI Trials- How to Win Them||2013|
|California Defense Counsel||Your First DUI case||2011|
Posted by David
I am a little embarrassed, having found myself in a criminal situation.....that said.....thank God I found Matt Cargal. From just after the arrest when I reached out to him... to the completion of the trial Matt Cargal was the consummate professional. His knowledge and overall professionalism helped turn a disastrous situation into something quite manageable......and took virtually all of the stress off of my shoulders. I am not big on social media or writing reviews....but with his level of services I felt compelled to let others know. If you need an attorney, call Matt Cargal
Posted by Todd
I was arrested for a DUI some months ago, and I decided to seek the legal expertise of Matt Cargal. If you want first-rate defense, want to save your license, want an aggressive, pro-active handling of your case, and want the DA bombarded with demonstrative evidence of your innocence, he is the perfect choice. I thought my life was ruined by my DUI. I considered my situation hopeless, even though I always proclaimed my innocence. Matt worked tirelessly, and my charges were completely dropped. I can't recommend his legal assistance enough. A+++++++++++++++++
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Cargal represented my son on a juvenile crime. Our family was devastated. He constantly called the cop investigating the case and the prosecutor to try to get the case dismissed. He did it! Mr. Cargal was able to get the charges dropped before it went to court. We knew our son was innocent and Cargal fought hard to prove it. He's the best!
Posted by anonymous
Really worked with me and from the very beginning . He did a great job in reassuring that he would handle this well. I'm so blessed that I hired him.
Posted by Shiva
I'm not from this country and getting a DUI on the night of my birthday is the last thing I expected and felt the ground had been pulled from under my feet. I was very lucky to have come in the presence of Matthew who keeps a low profile but is actually considered one of the best lawyers out there by other professional attorneys and there is saying that goes on about him
'When somebody in the family of an attorney get into trouble, they go to Matthew Cargal...'
so his reputation precedes him.
Along with being thorough and professional with the case he was extremely generous and helpful throughout the process, returned my calls on each and every instance and even gave me a discount because i'm a student and was under a lot of financial pressure.
The end result:
He got my .12 DUI (which is pretty high) down to a wet reckless and got my penalties reduced considerably :)
I'm so grateful to him
and if you've got into the DUI trouble(bad timing or bound to happen) ,
I highly recommend Matthew as a great attorney to be represented by.
All the very best with the situation!
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