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Mario Rodriguez

Criminal defense Attorney at Indio, CA

5.0   30 reviews

Licensed for 42 years

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41 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WORKING HARD TO PROTECT YOUR FREEDOM. SERVING CLIENTS IN COACHELLA VALLEY AND RIVERSIDE EAST ONLY. CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!

An experienced trial attorney, Mario Rodriguez has been a criminal defense attorney for 40 years. He represents clients charged with serious felonies in both State and Federal Court throughout the United States. One hundred percent of Mr. Rodriguez 's practice is defending individuals and businesses in the area of Criminal Law. The investigating agencies have included local police departments, the Sheriff's Department, the F.B.I., the D.E.A., the A.T.F., and the U.S. Customs Service.

Services:

Murder

DUI & Drunk Driving Defense
Domestic Violence Defense
Drug Possession Defense
Possession for Sales of Narcotics Defense
Juvenile Crimes Defense
Assault and Battery Defense
Fraud Defense
Defense of Violent Crimes

In 1997, he was certified as a Criminal Law Specialist, certified by the Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California. He is one of only fourteen Certified Criminal Law Specialists in Riverside County.

Mr. Rodriguez has been involved in numerous high profile cases, and has tried over one-hundred and fifty jury trials, winning acquittals in what were considered impossible cases.

Mr. Rodriguez is a member in good standing of the California State Bar, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and the California Public Defender’s Association.

Mario Rodriguez has dedicated his legal career to protecting the reputation and freedom of his clients.

Mario Rodriguez received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1977.

He graduated from the UCLA School of Law in 1980, receiving the degree of Juris Doctor.

He was admitted as an attorney in California in 1980.

 

 

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Licensed for 42 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1980
Updated 12/03/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Offices Of Mario Rodriguez
45841 Oasis Street, Suite 5
Indio, CA, 92201

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Mario received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2023
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Abogado Mario rodriguez
Me llama Jorge ..y tuve UN caso de fui..a consulta Al despacjo del abogado Mario rodriguez ..su personal es muy Cortez y muy professional.me atendieron muy Bien escucharon mi caso.me hicieron sentir Mucha confianza..empesamos los tramites...y en Poco tiempo llegaron los resultados muy favorables..estoy muy contento..no me queda nada mas que agradecerles por El buen trato ...recomiendo Al abogado mario.redriguez ..como El mejor de nuestro Valle..gracias por todo
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Posted by Kevin Josue | January 20, 2023
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Excelente Abagado Me ayudo con Mi caso De DUI
Buenas tardes, llegue con el abogado Mario, para que me ayudara con mi caso de DUI , Y Inmediatamente, Me Dio sus servicios, para ayudarme con mi caso , y que es lo que que debería de hacer, Y hasta el día de mi corte , Gracias a Dios y al abogado Mario Rodriguez, salí Muy Bien , el día de mi corte , Si ningun problema , Agradezco mucho su servicios El mejor abogado
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Posted by Jose | January 19, 2023
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DUI
Mr. Rodriguez is professional and a true matter expert! He explained the process and was transparent about potential outcomes, he made the process easy. I recommended 100%!
Posted by Enrique | January 18, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Criminal case
I recommend, the best in the Coachella Valley, He removed all my charges, Me oriento a tomar clases
Posted by Felix | January 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Domestic Violence/ Warrant out for my arrest
Apparently my ex wife filed a domestic violence report, I never received a call or letter informing me my ex wife filed a report against me Dec. 2022. I didn't go to court the judge⁶ put a warrant out for my arrest. I found out I had a warrant when I applied for a job & they did a background check HR called me informing me they will not be able to hire me due to warrant. I contacted Mario he was very helpful thru the whole process, he cleared my name. I'm happy to say I got the job Mario is the best & I highly recommended him.
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Posted by John | December 13, 2022
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Mr Rodriguez best attorney I’ve ever had
Mr. Rodriguez is definitely the best attorney I’ve ever had and unfortunately I’ve had a couple in my life he went above and beyond what was definitely required of him to help me out, and I’m truly truly grateful for him and his unprecedented work and seemed like he actually cared what happened to me, which I definitely can’t say the same for my other attorneys I highly recommend him
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2022
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Realtor
Excellent lawyer, he listens and advises with confidence. He really takes great care of his clients, I not only consider Mario my Attorney, but a friend. I feel very fortunate to have him in my life.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excelente abogado
Muy agradecido por el trabajo realizado por el abogado Mario Rodriguez, altamente recomendado!!.
Posted by Gabriel | October 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawye for the job
Mario went above and beyond in working my case. Mario is very responsive and determined. Went for a consultation and after we spoke I knew he was the right choice. His years of service is evident in his knowledge in his field of work!
Posted by Noema Jiménez | October 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
DUI
El abogado Mario Rodríguez llevó mi caso por un DUI, LOGRO QUE ME ANULARAN LOS CARGOS!!!!! Y estoy completamente agradecida . Hizo un excelente trabajo y siempre estuvo al pendiente de mi, Súper recomendado !
Posted by Preston | May 11, 2022
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The Mexican Johnny Cochron
Two years ago, I got myself into some big trouble. I was looking at years in the federal prison and by the end of the trial, Mario got me two years' probation and no jail time. Mario was referred to me by a friend. I didn't know what to expect, but Mario was with me every step of the way and was always straight forward and honest. He wasn't about the money; he was about being the best Lawyer he could be for my case. I definitely will tell everyone about him. I wouldn't go to anyone else.
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Posted by Jose | May 10, 2022
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Highly recommended and trustworthy!
I held a DUI case last year. Of course, I went to several lawyers to see which one suited my case the best. After visiting a total of 6 lawyers, I knew I could depend on Mario. Many lawyers will try to gain your business by promising you the impossible and in the end, will not achieve it. Mario was straight forward with me on my case and I made the correct choice to put my trust on him. Simply, follow his advice!
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Posted by Robert | February 21, 2022
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Your #1 Go-To Defense Attorney in all of the Inland Empire
The problem with our legal system is the prosecution and police only care about winning the case when the ultimate goal should be to seek the truth. Mario was able to expose the lies/false statements of the officer's report and testimony. He also exposed the contradictions in evidence and missing evidence that the DA did not want to include in the case. The jury was smart enough to figure it out and found me not guilty. Thanks Mario!
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Posted by Jonathan | February 15, 2022
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2nd Dui
I hired Mario when my case was set for a 2nd trial I had already got a hung jury 11 guilty 1 not and felt my old attorney was not really doing much.I hired Mario and he got me a deal before trial he did everything in his power and I signed for 32 months @80% I was looking at 6 years originally so I jumped on the deal and Mario said you'll probably do 10-14 months and I only did 10 months he was spot on I'm very grateful for his work I would definitely hire him if needed again and I will refer to anyone inquiring thank you again Mario.
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2021
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Thank you, Mario!
Mario handled everything flawlessly for me. I was left with no questions unanswered and had 100% trust in him. He didn’t let me down! My case couldn’t have gone any better. If I ever need a lawyer in the future I will reach out to Mario first.
Posted by Maria | January 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
El mejor abogado 100% recomendado
El abogado Mario Rodríguez me ayudó con mi caso ya que una persona quiso perjudicarme y el abogado vio que era una injusticia y peleo por mi caso y logró que me quitaran los cargos estoy muy agradecida con el es el mejor abogado el no se da por vencido . Lo recomiendo 100%
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The Best and the most straight forward you'll find
Mr.Rodriguez was upfront and honest with me from the very beginning he actually said I didn't really need a lawyer but I've been that route he was right everyone said the same thing but I didn't want to take a chance period. So he didn't hesitate and gave me a fair price to represent me. I never hit a courtroom, and after a stay in prison and this charge not taken care of you better believe I was happy with a time served verdict from the judge. He did everything! I mean everything and to me more, they called kept me updated ,......really I can't say anything that his office did that wasn't so professional it was almost surreal. On my side. Legal advice legal problems this is the one your looking for stop right here! Don't be a fool! Your not going to find better.period end of review.
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Posted by Victor | August 27, 2020
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The best!
What can I say about this man He was an amazing lawyer very professional and straight to the point! His 30 years plus experience really showed. He did everything in his power to help me get through my case and couldn’t be happier with the results. Thank you so much Mario Rodriguez!
Posted by Jisel | July 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great defense attorney!
Mario helped me reduce my DUI charges to a wet reckless to avoid losing my immigration stay privileges. His assistant, Angie, did a great job following up with fee payments and collecting documents. Mario has your best interest in mind. The process was convenient and easy to understand.
Posted by Osvaldo | January 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The Johnnie Cochran of Coachella Valley
Before meeting Mario Rodriguez, I was naive to the system and Law enforcement persecution method. I had someone filed a complaint against me to the police and based on that report a detective decided to reach out to me and use a tactic call (ruse) to have me come into the police department. The detective called me saying I cloud be a potential victim of Identity theft and that he had some paper work for me and a few questions. I showed up and once he had me in a private room he switch the subject and started questioning me about some accusation made against me. I panic and answered all his question, I was never informed that i was being recorded or that every I said would be used in a court of law. I was arrested and my parents went looking for a lawyer someone recommended Mario to them and when they met he made my parent feel important and welcome. He helped them take the necessary steps to get me out on bail as soon as possible and when I met with Mario for the first time I felt a sense of relief and I had a good feeling about him overall. I came in with a tough case I told him i had messed up and talked to the police and things that i said were being used against me. He told me he would do everything in his power to protect me and my image. He took on my case and we both later learned how bad the case looked and he was completely honest with me. He said based on what i said it would not be easy but he reassured me that he would do what it takes to protect me. It was a long process of 2 years with many hearings and showing up to court before trail began. During trial I got to spend a lot of time with Mario and his assistant and my parents were with us supporting us during the whole trial. We really got to know Mario on a personal level and we got to witness his profesional side as well as his human side. He went above and beyond to expose everything to the Jurors how i was wrongfully detained and how I was tricked and cheated out of the investigation and instead how the Detective and DA worked so hard to incriminate me rather than to figured out the truth. A case that at First glance to any other defense attorney or DA would look impossible to prove me not guilty. Based on the “voluntary confession” but Mario always believed me and listen to my parents and paid close attention to the inconsistencies of the accuser, the detective and the inexperience of the nurse taking the SART exam. You can be sure that Mario Rodriguez is the best in the valley and that he cares about his clients. He’ll treat you like a human being you’ll never feel like just another case.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Deputy Public Defender IV
  • Public Defenders Office
  • 1986 - 1991

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Associations

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Patron Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • 1997 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Desert Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 1992 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Certified Specialist - Criminal Law Since 1997
  • State Bar of California
  • 2015
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Riverside County Board of Supervisors
  • 1990
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am privileged to call Mario a colleague, student and friend. When I needed mentorship in criminal defense, a judge from the Indio Superior Court unequivocally referred me to him. I am quite grateful for the many hours he spent with me, helping me hone skills I needed to practice in that discipline of the law. Mario is a very sharp, no nonsense attorney. His many years in the criminal defense bar, first as a public defender and now for several decades in private practice, give him a unique perspective in addressing nuances and getting cases solved. For his expertise, he is sought as counsel in geographical areas well outside Riverside County in both state and federal courts. I have observed him and consider him to be very fair and communicative to clients, professional to opposing attorneys and judges, and is a very respected member of the Bar. If I were ever to require the services of a criminal defense attorney, Mario would be my first call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Rodriguez for over a decade, and have always respected and admired the way he goes about his business. He works diligently for his clients, is tremendous in trial, and often coaxes wonderful outcomes from even the most hard-nosed District Attorneys with his experience and charm. I highly recommend Mr. Rodriguez."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mario Rodriguez is an experienced attorney who is dedicated to his practice and his clients. The biggest endorsement I can give, is that I've sent over my own family members when they needed help-and would do so again."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the pleasure of knowing Mario for about two decades. In the desert he is one of a handful of criminal defense attorneys in whom I have complete confidence when my cliens ask for a referral. He is exceptionally knowledgeable and highly experienced. I can endorse Mario with complete confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have sent numerous referrals to Mario Rodriguez. He is honest and responsible, and has obtained great results for the referred clients. His experience and ability are excellent."
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Indio Criminal defense Lawyer Mario Rodriguez
Mario Rodriguez
Criminal defense Attorney
Indio, CA
Licensed for 42 years