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Stephanie Michelle Arrache

Criminal defense Attorney at Indio, CA

5.0   18 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 5 years
    California - CA 12 years
  • Licensed for 5 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2018
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Stephanie

Learn Stephanie’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    All infraction, misdemeanor and felony charges

    15 years, 500 cases

Stephanie Arrache is an attorney in Indio, serving the Coachella Valley, Riverside, San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties.  While her main office is located in Indio, California, she has a satellite office in Lancaster, California as well.  She handles juvenile law and criminal defense. Her main focus is cases arising out of music festivals.  


Stephanie is well-respected and well-liked by both colleagues and clients.  Her law practice is run in such a way that clients always have direct access to her via email, phone or text.  No concern is too big or too small.  She has successfully handled hundreds of cases, from juvenile delinquency to DUI, drug possession to drug sales, domestic violence to attempted murder. 


Stephanie Arrache has handled cases in courts all over Southern California, including: Indio, Joshua Tree, Lancaster, Avalon, Banning, Riverside, Southwest (Murrieta), Victorville, Blythe and San Bernardino.


She offers competitive rates, free consultations and payment plans. 

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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great advocate after a Stagecoach arrest
Our 20 year old daughter was arrested for holding a beer at stagecoach. Stephanie was wonderful with explaining the process, and getting her record cleaned. We are very happy with the support as well as the results !
Posted by Alexa | May 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Amazing!!
From the very beginning, I knew that finding and choosing Stephanie to represent me was one of the best decisions I ever made. From the very beginning she was informative, responsive and confident in my case. She responds to every phone call, email, etc. within minutes and consistently delivers positive results. I highly recommend her to anyone!
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Posted by Mary | October 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recommend her without hesitation
Stephanie is an awesome attorney. She helped me through a case in 2014. She worked diligently and fought hard for me. As a result of her tenacity I was able to get a plea deal that was better than hoped for and that made the original DA made when she came back. HA HA too late. Stephanie will listen, advise and not steer you wrong.
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Posted by Angie | May 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lawyer with Integrity
Stephanie consulted and helped me to figure out a marijuana case my nephew thought he had (he has mental health issues), but he did not. Police accidentally mistook him for someone else when he was booked wondering the streets disoriented and cited him with a notice to appear in court. Her compassion and understanding in helping me sort this out has provided me with tremendous relief. I can honestly say she is someone with integrity and will go the extra mile to help with any case should you need her services. Even if you are not the type to call a lawyer, which I was hesitant at first, but sometimes it can all feel too overwhelming - My perspective has completely changed and now understand what an asset it is to have someone with the knowledge and expertise in the system. I know I will highly recommend her to anyone in the Desert and if you need any validation and are looking for a lawyer but have reservations, just call her for a consultation. You won't be disappointed! I cannot express the peace of mind it gives when you speak to someone who is a professional in their field and Stephanie is definitely that kind of attorney.
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Posted by George | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Competent, Responsive, Effective
My daughter was caught for underage drinking at the Stagecoach Festival last year. Totally out of character for her, but that said, we were concerned for the legal ramifications as well the possible effect it may have with college admissions. We found Stephanie on her website. When we discussed the issue with her, the first thing she did was get us to see this wasn`t the end of the world and that there may be programs through the court to deal with this issue. Stephanie was able to get our daughter into a diversion program which consisted of a one day class. Her case was dismissed after completing the course. As parents we were pretty nervous about the whole thing, but Stephanie was responsive to any questions or concerns we had. Needless to say, we are extremely pleased with our outcome. I recommend Stephanie Arrache without reservation, and will consider her for any other legal needs if they arise.
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Posted by Anthony | October 29, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Two Consultations
Stephanie Michelle Arrache provided a free consultation for our case. Her advice was sound and her compassion unparalleled. Our family attorney took the case as his schedule become more open. Stephanie Michelle Arrache took the time to provide a Peer Consult with our attorney providing valuable incite. As the case proceeds all of our attorney driven actions are a mirror of Stephanie's original advice. We could not be more grateful.
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Posted by Mike | July 29, 2015
This lady is NO joke!
Stephanie Arrache is an amazing woman. Beyond being a very hard working knowledgeable attorney, she has been a mentor and a friend. I myself have a severe issue with trusting people but Stephanie and I were able to build a trust like no other. She will never steer you in the wrong direction. I credit her completely to where I am at today in my life. She went beyond her job description to put me to focus on bettering myself through my case. I can honestly and whole-heartedly say Stephanie is the attorney you want by your side, in court and in life. I wont go into details on my case but she drastically had my punishment lowered and she also searched ways to help me around the punishment. Still to this day, Stephanie and I have a trusting relationship and would recommend her to anyone who needs help no matter the extent of the case!
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2015
Great Representation!
I had troubles with an old felony case dating back to my teenage years. Stephanie was able to resolve the case in no time. She continued to inform me of anything going on & she was more affordable than anyone else. I would recommend her to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2014
Highly Recommendable!
Such an Excellent, Understanding and Passionate Attorney. Loves her work and truly cares for her clients. I recommend this Attorney in a heart beat! She never wavered in her dedication to my case, aggressively fighting for me and never giving an inch. When at times i thought there were no more hope, she provided me with security and reassurance. Stephanie is a great Attorney and she knows what justice is. A born fighter and a determined confident Attorney that gives her clients the best legal representation there is to offer no matter the predicament of her client(s). Without Stephanie, i dont know where I'll be today. Having defended me against a trumped up assault charge, facing life changing penalties, she successfully and skillfully unburden me of these charges. Because of Stephanie, i literally now have my life back! I couldn't have hired a better Attorney and now i couldnt have found a better friend in her. She is more than an Attorney, she is a true friend. I write this review with great pleasure and deepest of gratitude.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2014
Very Honest Attorney with the Client's Best Interest in Mind!
I received a drunk in public citation while on vacation and did not know what to do given that the potential charge for this offense is a misdemeanor. Of the four attorneys that I called, Stephanie was hands down the most honest and professional person that I spoke to. As part of her free consultation, Stephanie gave me a wealth of advice and never pressured me to engage her as my attorney. In fact, she actually insisted that I would likely be able to handle the charge on my own and explained in detail what I should do on my court date. Every other attorney that I talked to tried to "scare" me into hiring them. Stephanie did the complete opposite by winning my trust and will definitely be the attorney that I hire if I decide to engage counsel for my offense. I would highly recommend Stephanie to anyone who wants to work with a respectable professional who truly has the client's best interest in mind.
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Posted by Ross | September 8, 2014
Fish and Game Citation
I contacted Stephanie via phone to get help with a fish and game violation. I was certainly not doing anything illegal and wasn't about to enter a guilty plea for anything. Then I got to court and nearly entered a guilty plea once the charge was dropped to an infraction. Stephanie reminded me that I said I wasn't going to enter a guilty plea for anything since I didn't do anything wrong. With her support, I decided to turn down the plea bargain and a couple weeks later, she was successful in getting the charges dropped. Long story short, Stephanie is the best lawyer I've ever worked with and she demonstrated through her actions that she sincerely cares about her clients.
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Posted by Alison | September 6, 2014
Stephanie was unbelieveable! She was available on weekends and at all hours!! She was compassionate and understanding but totally professional! Ironically, I found her looking online for an attorney in the indigo valley but, I hit a jackpot!! I would recommend her and she will help you along in every portion of your case!!
Posted by Desirae | June 5, 2014
festival lawyer
I’m not sure where to start with my review other than saying I’m not sure where I’d be had I not found Stephanie Arrache. A festival goer, I landed in an extremely bad situation I wasn’t prepared for. From our initial conversation she made me feel understood, safe, and important. The following days, months, and on through a year she became my main strength with her legal knowledge and ability to ease my overactive(overly worrisome) mind. Saying she was there for me is an understatement as no matter the time of day, or how many questions I asked she gave constant resting assurance in her ability to resolve my issue. Boy was she right, her smarts as well as her personal relationship with everyone at the Indio courthouse was nothing short of magic. To sit back and realize how severely bad my case could have went, to the actuality of how small my sentencing was, was proof miracles do happen.
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2012
Stephanie M. Arrache
Professional and trustworthy advocate for her clients. She is a wonderful person and attorney with great attention to detail. This is the type of attorney I want on my side. Very grateful for her hardwork and dedication to my case. I recommend her 100%.
Posted by RW | July 11, 2012
Stephanie is GREAT attorney to work with. She always kept me informed with my case, even if there was nothing to update me about. I can't say enough about how great she is and how happy you will be if you hire won't regret it! She is tough and knowledgeable. She fought hard for me and I know she will do the same with ALL of her clients. I wholeheartedly recommend Stephanie for any criminal defense case.
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Posted by Alex | June 11, 2012
Review of Stephanie Arrache, Attorney at Law
Ms. Arrache has proven to be a very responsive and proactive Attorney. As a client, she makes every effort to keep me informed on the progress of my case. In addition, she discusses and advises on the best legal options available to me as far as how I want to pursue my legal matter. Ms. Arrache researches all relevant evidence and conducts her own survey of locations related to the case. I would highly recommend Ms. Arrache to any one looking for an Attorney.
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Posted by David | June 2, 2012
Civil problem.
Stephanie is really a great attorney. She handled my case so well. I highly recommend her if you need any kind of representation in a legal sense.
Posted by Mario | May 27, 2012
Personal and professional lawyer
I was being charged with drug sales. This lawyer kept in touch with me, let me know exactly what was going on, and helped me through all this. I hope to never need her again, but will call her up if I ever do!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache
  • 2012 - Present
  • Board Member
  • Palm Springs Administrative Appeals Board
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Mark J. Sullivan
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles City Attorney
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Orange County District Attorney
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • Chapman University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of California - Riverside
  • Undergraduate
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • People v. L.W.
  • Case dismissed!
  • People v. H.S.
  • Case dismissed!
  • People v. O.A.
  • Dismissed
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  • Desert Bar Associaton
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Coachella Valley Women Lawyer's Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Solo Attorney Practitioners of Southern California
  • President
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Palm Springs Administrative Appeals Board
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • The Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Defense Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top Young Lawyers
  • Los Angeles Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack
  • 2012
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  • Indio Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Blog
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • DHSHS club speaker
  • Juvenile Defense
  • 2012
  • DHSHS club
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is a very smart and capable criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is dedicated and very committed to her clients. It's great to see a lawyer who cares so much about what she does."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Arrache is a bright and capable attorney who is dedicated to her clients. Her passion and drive enable her to regularly obtain great results for her clients. I definitely endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephanie is an amazing and aggressive defense attorney. She always goes to bat for her clients and is sharp as a tack when it comes to defense strategy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very competent and seeks to understand the client's needs and their case.."
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is a hard working, intelligent, and passionate attorney. She is extremely knowledgable in her field and produces great results. Her clients are lucky to have her as their attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie has a refreshing professional demeanor and is passionate about her work. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephanie is an excellent criminal defense attorney with a strong background in criminal law. Along with being prepared and articulate, she is exceedingly compassionate and understanding, always working to get her clients the best possible result, whether through negotiation or trial. I would recommend Stephanie unreservedly for any criminal defense matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Friend
"Stephanie is passionate, smart and hard working. Her clients are fortunate to have her advocating on their behalf."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephanie is a smart, dedicated attorney who provides the highest quality legal representation for her clients."
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