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John Murray

Criminal defense Attorney at Chino, CA

5.0   140 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
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John Murray is a prominent Orange County, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense lawyer. He has achieved a remarkable record of success in helping clients fight misdemeanor, felony, DUI and juvenile cases.

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Law Offices of John Murray, APC
12612 Central Avenue
Chino, CA, 91710

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  140 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He 's your man
Criminal Defense Attorney John Murray did outstanding work defending in our case out of the Pomona Courthouse, He is understanding and knows what needs to be done , unlike some attorneys he cares about his clients. I recommend him as your Defense Attorney.
Posted by Gutierrez | March 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Two words- Thank You
In March 2021 I was pulled over while moving my vehicle from the street. I was moving inside the parking structure in my apartments. Long story short I failed the sobriety test and was booked on a DUI. I was devastated the moment the police handcuffed me and put me in the police cruiser. I also felt helpless and I knew this DUI was something I couldn’t fight alone. That’s when I decided to get an attorney. When I got out I began to do research on DUI attorneys and that’s when I stumbled upon John Murray. I called him and we spoke on the phone and I secured John as my defense attorney. Here is my experience working with John. I had the pleasure of working with Attorney John Murray and I am happy to give him a positive rating. His expertise and professionalism were evident from our very first consultation. Throughout the entire legal process, Attorney Murray was always available to answer any questions or concerns I had, and he kept me informed every step of the way. His attention to detail and dedication to my case were truly exceptional, and I felt confident that I was in good hands. Not only is Attorney Murray extremely knowledgeable and skilled in his field, but he also has a warm and personable demeanor that immediately put me at ease. I felt that he genuinely cared about my well-being and was committed to achieving the best possible outcome for me. Thanks to Attorney Murray's hard work and expertise, my legal issue was resolved quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend Attorney John Murray to anyone in need of legal representation, and I am grateful for his guidance and support throughout the entire process.
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Posted by Shawn | January 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Responsive and successful
John is a very good lawyer and I am very happy with his service. He is prompt , responsive and does his work very efficiently. Highly recommend him for any legal work
Posted by Sherin | May 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate Attorney
I grew up in a toxic environment and later went on to have a few abusive relationships. In the last one at the end I was cited for a misdemeanor vandalism of my exes car. As a woman in her upper 30s with very little help, knowing that if charged my professional license could be suspended and all the stressors of having a criminal history was too much for me to even think about. I didn't have enough money upfront to hire him. He worked with me on a payment plan. My mental state when I hired him was horrible because of the situations I had been in. He was so compassionate and wanted to help me. I had moved more than an hour away ans started working part time. I wanted to stay at the same job. Criminal Defense Attorney John Murray attended all the court dates. I didn't even step inside the court once and I could just focus on rebuilding my life and I'm still at the same job thriving a year later. My case was dismissed last month and I'm so thankful to Criminal Defense Attorney John Murray.
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Posted by Cinthia | April 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Attorney John Murray is the best attorney I have every worked with! I was in a car accident in 2021 involving two parked cars and my car flipping over, I never had to hire an attorney until now and Mr. John Murray was able to handle my case with the DMV and the San Bernardino Court. This was a very stressful time for me since I was unsure what to do or what to expect when trying to understand the process. Mr. Murray gave me all the information I needed and he was always available for a call or text. I am a DACA recipient and Mr. Murray understood the importance of how a DUI can effect my DACA. He was able to get me an early court date and after he spoke to the DA I was able to get a wet and reckless. I couldn't do this with out attorney John Murray, he truly cares about his clients and very knowledgably in the law. I would highly recommend Mr. John Murray. Thank you for all your help Mr. Murray I appreciate everything you do!
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2022
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Client
I got a DUI John handled everything for me took care of me was very professional answered all my questions answered all my phone calls and got me the best possible outcome this guy knows his stuff works at a rancho Cucamonga definitely worth the money
Posted by Craig | January 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
John Murray, Criminal Defense Attorney, handled my case at West Covina Courthouse with the upmost caring and knowledge of the specific laws to resolve my case. A neighbor filed a complaint against me for threatening her with a handgun on The Fourth of July 2020. She was found not creditable and the judge will dismiss the case. Not only did John resolve a very difficult case, but also offered me some valuable advice on how to resolve issues without being arrested. John is upfront and honest advising me at all stages of the case. His fee structure is very reasonable and gives great value for the money. His experience saved me valuable time and money. Thank You John.
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Posted by Christopher | January 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney
I contacted John in regards to a problem I had . I’m a business owner and I had a lot to loose . Me and my wife got into a domestic violence however , they were charging me for false imprisonment which it is a felony . I was out on bail worried about my life and career . John right away started to represent me and he said he will make sure they dismiss my case or at least dropping the case down to domestic violence which is not a felony. The case went for less than a year . John got my case dropped . I even got a letter from the district attorney. The case was completely dropped . I highly recommend John . Thank you John for what you done .
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Posted by Guillermo | January 5, 2022
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Best outcome I could have hoped for.
I was facing my 4th dui and had the possibility of getting a felony with serious jail time. John was great he kept me informed of what was going on and he gave me the best legal defense. He got me a deal with no jail time and got me into a program and electronic monitoring instead. My family and I are really grateful with John Murray and would recommend his legal services to absolutely anyone.
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Posted by Nicole | December 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Hard-working and Thoughtful
Criminal Defense Attorney John Murray was super helpful and attentive throughout my entire process. He made sure I was always updated and aware of new things regarding my case. He represented me at Rancho Cucamonga Courthouse. When we first discussed my case he was very thorough and walked me step by step. He made me feel sure and optimistic about my future with this case. He fought for me and got me the best outcome. I recommend Attorney John Murray to anyone who is looking for a lawyer that fights for them and goes above and beyond. Thank you John for your endless work and for fighting for me.
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Posted by Celeste | November 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Went above and beyond!
I hired John as my lawyer for a driving on a suspended license charge that i had received and didn’t have the time to take care of when i was suppose to. Not only did he get the warrant handled, he got my entire case dismissed and at a very affordable fee. I live out of state and he made sure to communicate consistently to make sure that i was aware of the processes of my case! I am very grateful and glad that i hired him!
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Posted by Warren | November 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney
Very knowledgeable and experienced. Highly recommend. Gives good sound advice
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
John
John helped me get out of legal issues with minimal financial damage. My regret, I wish I had retained John to work on my original case.
Posted by Claudia | October 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI dropped to Wet Reckless Case
Criminal Defense Attorney John Murray was extremely helpful and informative throughout this whole scary first time process. He represented me at the West Covina Courthouse. Other lawyers were not optimistic about this case, but John took it and was even able to drop it to a Wet Reckless! Thank you so much John. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer that does more than just represent you and goes above and beyond. I appreciated how transparent and supportive he was to me every step till the end.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2021
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Dui
Got me a reduced sentence. He is super knowledgeable in the DUI field. I stonngly recommend Mr. John Murray to represent you if have gotten a DUI!
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I thought I was going to jail for 5 years and found John and hired him as my lawyer. He is very nice, informative, and really wants the best outcome. I had court yesterday and I got no jail time and I am so blessed and happy. If you need extreme help like I did hire John because he is seriously an amazing lawyer. You won’t be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney
When I needed the help of a lawyer, criminal defense attorney John Murray helped me in my time of need.
Posted by Candice | August 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
How did I get so lucky!!!!
Hiring Criminal Defense Attorney John Murray was the best choice I could have made. I had an almost 10 year old (2nd) dui case out of California. I had moved to Washington shortly after the dui and had never taken care of it. Expecting a heavy fine and jail time, reluctantly, I wanted to finally deal with it. I found John thru a website and I can't thank my lucky stars enough. Not only did my fine get amazingly reduced but he was able to avoid any jail time
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2021
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DUI case
Criminal defense attorney John Murray helped me with my case in West Covina courthouse. He was always trying his best to keep me updated and always had time to answer my questions. He does a great job and I am happy with the outcome of my case.
Posted by Dolores | June 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Criminal Defense Attorney
In April 2020, during the early onset of Covid, my son was arrested and was looking at doing 12-20 years if convicted. I found Criminal Defense Attorney John Murray online and he helped me in the Victorville courthouse. I contacted him through his firm’s website, on a Saturday, and he returned my call within an hour and we talked at length. He was kind, compassionate, engaging, and extremely knowledgeable, so I felt very comfortable in retaining him immediately. Although Covid slowed down the process of my son’s court appearances, Attorney Murray worked diligently on his case and kept me informed after every court date. He promptly answered all my calls and texts after hours and on weekends. Ultimately, he was able to negotiate a 3 yr sentence for which my son only has to serve 18 months. My family and I are extremely grateful for this outcome, and for Attorney Murray’s outstanding dedication and vast knowledge of criminal law. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney in the Victorville court system.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of John Murray (Of Counsel-Shouse Law Group)
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Shouse Law Group
  • 2006 - 2020
  • Attorney in Charge of DMV Division
  • The Kavinoky Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Vice president of Legal Department and Claims
  • TMI, inc.
  • 1993 - 2003
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Education

  • Ventura COL
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2004
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Minor
  • 1997
  • California St Univ Northridge
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Legal Cases

  • People v. Ingham
  • Count 1: Not Guilty; Count 2: Dismissed
  • People v. Amaya
  • Counts 1 & 2: Both Hung. Case dismissed on motion at retrial.
  • People v. Pracht
  • Count 1: Not Guilty; Count 2 Hung-Dismissed by Court
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • Certificate, Preliminary Alcohol Screening Test
  • Ventura Forensic Science Laboratory
  • 2007
  • Qualification in Field Sobriety Testing
  • National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
  • 2006
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Attorney Seminar
  • DMV/DUI 101 Workshop
  • 2008
  • Attorney Seminar
  • DMV/DUI 102 Workshop
  • 2008
  • Evening News
  • Vehicular Manslaughter
  • 2007
  • 6th Annual National Conference on Science, Technology and the Law
  • Problems with BAC Testing in DUI Cases
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (32)
Endorse John
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse John for criminal matters out of San Bernardino County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a zealous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A brilliant legal mind with top notch courtroom skills. I fully endorse John."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a first class defense lawyer. His knowledge of the law is unparalled, and his smooth demeanor masks his tenacity and grit. Highly effective."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A true miracle worker in the courtroom."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of the most savvy DUI lawyers in California. He takes cases to trial and gets not guilty verdicts. I would recommend him in a heartbeat."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a brilliant lawyer who consistently gets amazing results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Friend
"John is an amazing attorney and just a great all around person."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is absolutely one of the best criminal and DUI defense lawyers in Southern California. You cannot find a more knowledgeable, dedicated and effective advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Murray is an aggressive and zealous advocate for his clients. He is not afraid to take cases to trial, and he gets great results for his clients. He thoroughly prepares each one of his cases, fights very hard to protect each and every one of his clients, and he is available to his clients 24/7. John Murray is one of the best criminal defense attorneys around."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known John for several years through the California DUI Lawyers Association and from bumping into him in court all the time. John is not only a top-notch DUI defense attorney, but he's also a great colleague. He is a fierce trial attorney and remains on the cutting edge of advancements in forensic toxicology. I full endorse him!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a very capable attorney who really knows DUI law. Even before he was a practicing attorney, John was well versed in the laws governing DMV hearings as they related to DUI arrests. He is conscientious and caring. He gets the job done right."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is an excellent DUI attorney. He really knows what he is doing and he knows how to treat his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"John Murray is an extremely bright and hard working attorney who cares greatly about the rights of his clients. He is exceptionally knowledgeable in the area of DUI defense and I often seek the benefit of his experience and advice to help with my own clients. John is a fearless advocate for his clients and I endorse his work gladly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the honor and privilege to know and work with Mr. Murray for many years. He is hands down one of the most hard working and committed DUI/criminal defense attorneys that I know. His knowledge of the law is unmatched when it comes to DUI defense, DMV hearings, and criminal defense matters. Any client of Mr. Murray's is extremely fortunate to have him as an attorney. There is no doubt that they are in very competent hands. I cannot recommend Mr. Murray highly enough."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Criminal defense attorney John Murray is a super attorney. He is respected, liked and feared by prosecutors throughout the state. His knowledge of the law, skill as a negotiator and success with jury trials is legendary. I often turn to John Murray for help and guidance. If a friend or a loved one was in trouble with the law I would direct them to contact John Murray. He has fantastic results for his clients in the past and continues to work endlessly for his clients’ freedoms and liberties."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure to work and know Mr. Murray for many years now. I personally know him to work extremely hard for all his clients. He is very knowledgeable in the area of criminal law and DUI defense. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to a family member."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John is a master of all of the rules and nuances of criminal defense. He has won DUI cases where the BAC was .14. He has also won cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct. I highly recommend him as your next attorney."
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Chino Criminal defense Lawyer John Murray
John Murray
Criminal defense Attorney
Chino, CA
Licensed for 17 years
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