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John Jimenez

Criminal defense Attorney at Palm Desert, CA

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  • Licensed for 47 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1976
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COACHELLA VALLEY’S PREMIER CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY.

I am the most experienced trial attorney in the Coachella Valley. I have tried almost 200 jury trials to verdicts in my 38 year of criminal defense career. Over 25 of those trials were murder cases. I have the distinction of having the first and only Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity jury verdict in a first degree murder case in San Diego County. I will handle your case, be a felony or misdemeanor, with the same care and agrressive style that has made me one of the finest trial attorneys in Southern California.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

Desert Defenders Law Office of John Jimenez
77760 Country Club Drive
Suite H
Palm Desert, CA, 92211

Reviews

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Posted by Charles | August 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great representation!
I had an unusual DUI case. I was arrested in a Private Country Club in Palm Desert in a golf cart. I retained Desert Defenders, John and Jessica Jimenez. John made me very comfortable and confident about my case. I was concerned about the book being thrown at me. John and Jessica represented me at court, met with the D..A., and got me the minimal charges. They are not only very professional and nice, but prolific! They always put me at ease by answering all my questions and getting back to me at a moments notice, whether it be by phone or e-mail. I would certainly recommend both of them to whomever and whatever endeavor they might take on.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Patient and kind
I found Mr Jimenez on a web search. I was an out of state client and John guided me through the legal process with exceptional patience and kindness. I felt like I had 24/7 access and I never once felt like "a criminal" in the eyes of this man. He was VERY prompt with answering or returning my calls. My questions were answered in simple terms and he was nothing but amazing. I hope to never need John in the future but I would NEVER hesitate to return for his guidance.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Was so worried when I was in my ordeal and he did a lot!
I was dealing with a sexual battery allegation that I knew was not sexual battery and maintained my innocence in the ordeal. After I hired his firm for the services needed to fight this case I remember crying in his office to him saying that I just less than a year ago got done with college and was scared of the thought of having to register as a sex offender and he looked at me in the eyes and said to me what kind of lawyer would I be if I let that happen. He stayed true to those words and fought this so I did not have to. I eventually won my case thanks in large part to John and his daughter Jessica fighting my case. I can't thank both of them enough for their compassion and support from a personal level and professional as they were both willing to speak with my family and assure them that they would do all they could to fight this...and they did!
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Posted by Mason | March 24, 2013
Absolutely Amazing Attorney. Would Recommend to Anyone in the Area!
John and his team were absolutely fantastic. I was kept up to date at all times, received all the proper documentation from the courts that was issued, and was given knowledgable and honest advice. My situation was special since I live overseas and could not be present for my case, but it was no matter because John made it so that I did not have to worry about how far away I was. He went through every part of my case step by step and definitely goes out of his way to assist his clients into finding the best possible outcome. I would recommend anyone requiring a defense lawyer in the Southern California, particularly Palm Desert, area to contact John because he is familiar with the area, knows the ins and outs of his trade, and is dedicated to assisting you in resolving your case. Thank you very much John.
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Posted by Janine | February 7, 2013
Best lawyer by far!!!
John is the most understanding person I've ever had the pleasure of meeting, completely professional, and handled my case with ease. Choosing John as my lawyer was the best decision I've made!
Posted by Teresa | July 31, 2011
So fortunate I chose John Jimenez as my attorney!
I found myself in legal trouble for the first time in my life and I was scared. John Jimenez was the perfect attorney to handle my case. He put my mind at ease, was always there for me when I needed him by taking the time to carefully answer all my numerous questions and worked his magic to win and absolve me of all charges! I highly recommend John because he is smart and knowledgeable, has integrity and really cares about his client. Thank you John!
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Posted by Annette | July 7, 2011
Goes above and beyond to help his clients!!!
Mr. Jimenez is a man that will do everything possible to help you get the best outcome. His #1 concern is you and he will go above and beyond what most lawyers will. He was always available for my calls,and took the time to explain everything clearly. His knowledge of the law and "the system" is excellent and he will help you through your situation with determination and care. I highly recommend John Jimenez and believe he is honest, reliable and does everything possible for his clients to have the outcome they want.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2011
I would recommend John Jimenez to anyone.
John was an amazing asset to have when I went through my domestic accusation. This was my first experience with the law or an attorney. John explained very clearly what my situation was, what my options were and kept very positive and focused on our road ahead. John cleared me of any wrong doing and in the process taught me how to be a better person. I would recommend John to anyone.
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Posted by Nicholas Hall | March 29, 2011
Traffic Cases
John has worked wonders on my past traffic cases, I feel he was very knowledgeable in all areas that I needed advice on, I feel that I could not possible have found a better Attorney to help me defended myself. During the time of the disputes he was able to keep me well informed on the status of all my cases as well of helping to break down the technicality's of the reasons why he was doing what he was doing to ensure my comfortably in the case, John has always been a Five star Attorney in my eyes.
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Posted by Ira | March 28, 2011
Not just a good lawyer but wanderful human being
John could talk to me on my level that i felt very comfortable. He solved my problem (red light camera ticket ) very fast keeping me informed all the time.
Posted by Andrew | March 28, 2011
Experienced, friendly, candid and inexpensive
I've paid big bucks for lawyers in the past and stumbled upon John while dealing with a DMV hearing. I was pleased with his work then and decided to use him for my subsequent legal needs because he was inexpensive but also friendly, trustworthy and very candid. Most recently he managed to get my probation terminated and even more surprisingly the felony charges dismissed on a serious case. This was beyond my expectations. I was delighted with John's work and wouldn't hesitate to wo0rk with him again.
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Posted by Cheryle | March 22, 2011
Jimenez has always come through!
Mr. Jimenez has helped myself and two of my sons in some serious matters (a couple of times) and I would recommend his services to anyone looking for help. He saved my sons from prison, where they would have been with public defenders. I still give his name out to people looking for legal assistance. He keeps you informed, is very sharp in court, and just an all round decent guy. I deal with attorneys daily and he is absolutely one of the top! When the decision is bail or attorney, put the money on a decent defense, it's an investment.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Jimenez Law Offices
  • 2003 - Present
  • Defense Attorney V
  • San Diego County Public Defenders Office
  • 1985 - 2003
  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Law Offices of John Jimenez
  • 1976 - 1985

Education

  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976

Associations

  • Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce
  • 2009 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • 1985 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 1976 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • Palm Springs Life Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Attorney
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Attorney
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Attorney
  • Inland Empire Magazine
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is probably the most experienced criminal lawyer in the desert. If i had a criminal matter other than a DUI I would feel comfortable referring to John."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Other
"A brilliant attorney, and highly respected in the legal community. I can definitely endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If facing DUI or criminal accusations you want an experienced attorney on your side. Attorney Jimenez has a reputation in the Coachella Valley as an experienced, aggressive and effective litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I knew him when he practiced in the Sacramento area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the privilege of knowing John for years. He is a top notch defense attorney who fights hard for his clients. He has decades of criminal defense experience and it shows."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend John to anyone seeking an outstanding criminal defense attorney. His experience, knowledge, and creative legal mind can only benefit someone seeking legal representation in the criminal law arena. John has my wholehearted endorsement!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John Jimenez is an excellent attorney. I have had the privilege of working on a few cases with him. He is extremely knowledgeable and a great advocate on behalf of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known John Jimenez for more that 20 years. We have worked as co-counsel on several cases and we have consulted with each other over the years on many and various legal issues. John is a conscientious and diligent lawyer for his clients. I am happy to highly recommend John to anyone seeking an excellent and highly skilled criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Best criminal defense attorney around!!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Jimenez while he practiced criminal defense in Sacramento, California. Mr. Jimenez provided me with mentoring and guidance as I began my criminal defense practice. Mr. Jimenez is a phenomenally talented attorney capable of handing the complex homicides, yet willing to assist clients with less serious matters such as driving under the influence. I highly recommend Mr. Jimenez."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. This man will fight the DA tooth and nail to uphold your rights and get you the best possible outcome under the circumstances. He is one who will pull those all nighters working on your case, doing research, or do whatever it takes to find that way out for you. When you are his client he is dedicated to helping you the best he can!"
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Palm Desert Criminal defense Lawyer John Jimenez
John Jimenez
Criminal defense Attorney
Palm Desert, CA
Licensed for 47 years
Free Consultation