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As a Criminal Law Specialist, licensed by the State Bar of California, my entire practice has been in the field of criminal defense in the Riverside and San Bernardino state and federal courts.  For the past thirty years, I have handled some of the most serious cases, including serious narcotics, assaults, sexual assault, and homicide cases.  Throughout this time, my practice has included trial and appellate matters.  Based upon my experience and performance, I have gained the respect of the courts and judges, prosecutors, and other members of the local defense bar.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
  2. Appeals: 15%
  3. Juvenile: 5%



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  • Ambrosio Eduardo Rodriguez

    I had the great honor of having John Aquilina as my opposing counsel in a Death Penalty case when I was a DA. Mr. Aquilina is truly a great attorney and a gentleman.


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Contact info

Law Offices of John Aquilina

5055 Canyon Crest Drive.
Riverside, CA, 92507


NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 197807/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
Califoria Appellate Defense CounselN/A2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1999 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember1987 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1981 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1981 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/A1981 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brooklyn Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
Canisius CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973