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Parwana Anwar

Criminal defense Attorney at Murrieta, CA

4.9   27 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 24 years
    New York - NY 25 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Suspended No misconduct found

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Experienced criminal defense attorney serving the Murrieta, Temecula and San Diego areas. Former Riverside County prosecutor specializing in Murrieta criminal defense, Temecula criminal defense, and San Diego criminal defense in all aspects of criminal law.

Ms. Anwar is an experienced trial litigator with years of successful jury trial experience. Contact the Law Offices of Parwana Anwar, PLC for assistance with any criminal defense need, including DUI's, probation violations, theft crimes, drug offenses, assaults, domestic violence cases, juvenile crimes, three strikes cases, attempt murders, driving-related crimes.

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Location

The Law Offices of Parwana Anwar, PLC
38975 Sky Canyon Drive
#211
Murrieta, CA, 92563

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2023
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The best!
Parwana managed to prevent the DA from filing any charges against me. She cares about people, is honest and straightforward, and delivers results.
Posted by Chris | November 13, 2023
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Excellent Attorney - Highly Recommend
Hiring Parwana Anwar was the best decision I could have made. I was fortunate enough to find her after searching online for criminal defense attorneys in Riverside. From our first phone consultation she helped me to better understand my case and the options I had available. She was very professional, responsive, and clearly communicated her reasonable retainer fee. Hiring her likely ended up saving me a lot of money as well, as she was able to successfully negotiate that the county dismiss my bail. In court she worked with the judge to negotiate a very favorable outcome, much to the DA's chagrin. Smart, professional, kind, honest...would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a lawyer in Southern California!
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Posted by Eric | September 29, 2023
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Out-of-state DUI Counsel
I received Ms. Anwar's information from a friend, who is an attorney in San Diego. Since I live in Colorado, I did not know anyone. Her communication, professionalism and attitude in general was Outstanding! I would hire Ms. Anwar again and again. I highly recommend her 1000% for any law needs.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2023
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Delivers Results
Highly recommend Parwana & her team to anyone looking for legal counsel in Southern California. After speaking with several other candidates, Parwana was a no-brainer - highly qualified, responsive, and definitely the one you want in your corner.
Posted by Yolanda | February 12, 2023
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The Best Lawyer I Could Have Ever Asked For
I would recommend attorney Parwana Anwar to every one who has legal matters! She is personable, detail oriented, knowledgeable and effective. I had a case that lingered on for almost 3 years! She listened to my story, dove head first into my case and never let up no matter how long it took. She always kept me in the loop, kept me prepared, responded to my messages asap and pushed me to get things that I needed to get done before the courts even asked! The day of the hearing finally came and she did not come to play on my behalf! She stayed on top of everything! She BELIEVED ME, she FOUGHT for me, she asserted my innocence and truly in her heart CARED about the outcome of my case which was a sensitive matter and could have gone badly! I was facing 7+ years in prison and I walked away with no jail time. She allowed me to continue to be there for my children and my family and gave me a second chance at a good life! She kept me calm, she knew how scared I was and truly kept me together. So I am beyond pleased! With that being said to Ms. Parwana, I appreciate you so much for never giving up on me, for being the best lawyer I could have ever asked for, for always keeping me ahead, and for saving me from this situation! Thank you so much!
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Posted by Chris | December 13, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
I am writing this review to share with you about my recent experience with Parwana Anwar as my attorney. After interviewing many attorneys, I chose to work with Mrs. Anwar because she seemed to be the most thorough. She asked questions that the others didn't and she explained how she would proactively handle my case. This was my first experience needing a criminal attorney and she was able to put me at ease despite the stressful situation I was in. Everything that she encouraged me to do before my trial was vital to how the judge ruled. In the end, the results were better than I could have expected, and this was due to the knowledge and proactive approach that Parwana took. I am very grateful that she took my case and I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a criminal attorney.
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Posted by isabel | October 14, 2022
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HONEST
I would like to share my gratitude I have towards Parwana Anwar. I remember calling her one afternoon she personally answered the phone and we met next day. Walking into her office I had so many questions and concerns about my case. She gave me the reassurance that this is going to be lengthy process however, she will review with me my case and will be answering all my questions. She was honest from day one. She is very professional, knowledgeable and patient. As we walked in every court meeting she walked me through the process and answered all my questions and concerns. She never kept in the dark no matter how delicate the issue was. She is a hard worker, focuses on the case on a personable level. She is also very detail oriented and looks at different angles to find justice. I must say she is very intelligent; even the judge that ruled on my case complimented her on her work and her professionalism over the years of practice. I owe her so much for allowing me to redeemed myself. Thank you Parwana so much for your hard work and Dedication in serving the Justice system and for representing me in court. Isabel Cuevas.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2022
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Highly Recommend
Attorney Anwar was there for me from the start. She was positive through the whole case and made me feel confident she knew what she was doing. After working with her I will recommend her office to all family and friends.
Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2021
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Best Criminal Defense Lawyer, Simply Amazing
Attorney Anwar and her team were excellent! She returned my calls immediately and answered all my questions. I was facing a possible felony charge but she was honest and transparent with the process. She was proactive my collecting documentation early and staying on top of the latest updates. She is easy to get a hold of and always provides updates. She was able to keep my charges from ever getting filed. I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone looking for an outstanding attorney.
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Posted by Jake | June 21, 2021
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LOYAL! HONEST ATTORNEY! BEST DESENSE EVER!
LOYAL! HONEST ATTORNEY! BEST DESENSE EVER! I absolutely NEVER hope to EVER in trouble again but when I did, I put my money and trust in Attorney Parwana. Not only was she she thorough, forthcoming, and transparent, she cared as if she were in my shoes. I would recommend Attorney Parwana to anyone who is in trouble because she's, professional, to the point, and most importantly, obtains the best results POSSIBLE. She literally saved me years of my life.
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Posted by Amanda | May 4, 2021
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Simply the best!
I reached out to Attorney Parwana Anwar to help me with my criminal case in 2021 along with 3 other attorneys. I decided to go with Parwana because I felt her answers were honest and not sales pitchy. She brought me peace in one of the most stressful situations I have encountered for many reasons. She is easy to get ahold of, keeps you up to date on what is going on and just does a great job period! On top of all that she has a great personality. She was friendly and non-judgmental at a time when I really needed it. Thanks a million Parwana!
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Posted by Christian | March 25, 2021
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DUI Veterans Aversion Program
Parwana was very helpful in helping me with my DUI charge. During my consultation she recommended that if I hire her we would try the Veterans Diversion program for Veterans. Out of all the calls she was the only one to mention that to me and I knew from their that she would be who I selected. Through out the whole process Parwana was very upfront and honest. During my original appearance in front of the Judge to ask for acceptance into the Veterans Aversion program she played a Vital role on getting me accepted. I am grateful for her hard work and diligence through out my case and how helpful she was with helping guide me through the whole process which took a year long! I would highly recommend Parwana to any of my family or friends. I was able to get my DUI dismissed and Parwana helped me do that I am so thankful!
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2021
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Don’t think twice
When I found myself facing a possible felony dui charge I was distraught and didn’t know where to begin. When I came accords Parwana’s site I gave her a call for my first phone consultation. From the get go she was knowledgeable and straightforward. From advising me to begin AA and enroll in a drinking driving program as soon as I could. I couldn’t not hire her. She gave me peace of mind that whatever the outcome it would be fair. She laid it all out on the table for me. I don’t know how she did it but she dropped my felony charge to a misdemeanor and avoided any jail time for me. I couldn’t have done any of this on my own and am forever grateful that I made that initial phone call. Don’t think twice, Parwana is the route to go.
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Posted by Darold | February 8, 2021
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Homan family
To All Those that may be seeking Legal Counsel: We have never had to seek legal counsel or hire an attorney for service, until recently to help our son with his challenges as he attempts to clean up his life and try to get a fresh start. We are thankful that there are attorneys such as Parana that can walk us through all the legal jargon, processes and at the same time still have the client’s best interest in helping them clean up their records. She went beyond just representing him, she was able to communicate to the court that Jason was totally aware of his wrong doings and was ready to answer for his past mistakes. She presented to the court a client that was doing all the right things to become a part of the community. Although his past records will continue to make it a challenge for employment, just getting over the first hurdle allows him to move forward and gave him hope. Small steps at a time. Thank you Ms. Parwana for your service and understanding our challenges.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2020
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Highly recommended
Another successful case of domestic violence under her belt. I was referred to Parwana with high regards. The exact words used were "she's a rockstar" the first contact we exchanged was a very normal approach and an immediate sense of relief to be represented by such integrity and compassion. Parwana has been amazing at listening and working for my daughter and I. Her counsel is professional and ultimately her negotiating skills along with her practice won her more than another star to her ratings. Thanks to her ability to perform her practice with knowledge and confidence my daughter and I can resume our lives together without fear of being separated. I’m forever grateful and want to continue to highly recommend her.
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Posted by Kaylah | February 18, 2020
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Thank you
I hired Parwana Anwar nearly two years ago for a DUI case with injuries. Throughout this journey Parwana has been extremely informative and helpful. My punishment wasn’t what I expected because of Parwana. I would recommend Parwana to anyone who is fighting a case and hoping for a better outcome!
Posted by Bill | September 13, 2019
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2nd Chance at life
Wow... where do I start? From the first time she met with me while I was in custody, I remember her sitting contently listening to “my story”, and how I got into the situation I was in. She was extremely honest and truthful about what I was looking at as far as accountability. The judge wanted me in prison, and she fought for a 2nd Chance at a normal life. I was giving up hope and she absolutely changed that... and changed my life. Parwana believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. She laid out a plan of hope when I truly had none. My case was a “slam dunk” for the DA. She fought through the DA, and she fought with a Judge who wanted me in prison. The outcome was a drug court program that absolutely changed my life. Today, I “get to” be a father, brother, and son to my family. Today I “get to” have a career and live a life without drug and alcohol issues. Today I “get to” love myself and the life I have built for myself. Parwana, provided an opportunity for me... I went after it, and today... I live it.
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Posted by Luis | August 26, 2017
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Outstanding Criminal Defense Lawyer
I would just like to express how thankful and appreciative my family and I are to have met Attorney Parwana Anwar. I could not have asked for a more qualified criminal defense lawyer to handle my case. I began my search for a criminal defense lawyer back in March when I was charged with a 2nd DUI. I was drawn to Attorney Parwana Anwar because of her outstanding online reviews and impressive work experience. After initially contacting Attorney Parwana Anwar and introducing myself, I felt a tremendous amount of stress relieved from my shoulders. I gave her a brief explanation of my situation and all the details to my knowledge. She then introduced herself and gave us an impressive insight of her professional background. Once we sat down and reviewed my case in depth together, Attorney Parwana explained the charges filed against me and the errors she saw in my case. She then explained how the prosecutor's office could try to go about our case and how we could select the best strategy for my defense. She then went on to explain how the DMV would have its own legal process and hearings. Attorney Parwana was very thorough with all the information that was coming in, she was very informative and super knowledgeable. Any questions that I had she answered immediately and confidently. After three long months, back in June we finally went to court in Murrieta. The morning of court several thoughts were racing through my head and the outcomes that could happen. Attorney Parwana gave an outstanding defense. When we were in court she dismantled the prosecutor's office apart. It was clear that she worked very hard on my case and had every answer thought out. She was able to prove that I was innocent and had my 2nd DUI case dismissed. Attorney Parwana and her team were very empathetic and attentive throughout the whole process. Her office called and kept me well informed with all the DMV hearings and any new information that came into the courthouse. Attorney Parwana also let me know when the police report was turned in. Once again, I would like to state how I am forever grateful for what Attorney Parwana Anwar was able to accomplish for me. I will most definitely recommend her to any family or friends who seek and an outstanding attorney. Or anyone who needs legal advice really. Honestly, I know that when you are facing legal matters in life it can get extremely stressful. Please don’t hesitate to contact her and her team. She is the very best! -Luis
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Posted by Paterno | August 4, 2017
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ABSOLUTELY AMAZING A++ ATTORNEY!!
5 Star Professional Top Notch!!! Parwana Anwar is The Best help you can get if you're facing any criminal DUI charge! She assisted and advised me so well on every aspect of the entire process. From personally going on my behalf at the DMV hearing to negotiating a plea deal with the DA that saved me $$Thousands$$!! I was more than double the legal limit, so I was facing enhanced penalties and fines. Parwana got my fines lowered, community service work release waived, no jail time, and received only a 3 month dui class instead of a 9 month course. The fact that she was a prosecutor for many years gives her the edge that you absolutely need by your side. If you're in a Riverside courtroom, there is a really good chance that Parwana personally knows every Judge, DA, Bailiff, clerk, etc. in the entire building, because she worked on their side for years! That is rare to find that kind of help. Triple AAA++ Attorney who knows her business and would highly recommend her help. The most personable and professional attorney I've ever had the pleasure of hiring.
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Posted by Jacqieline | April 28, 2015
Wrongfully accused Felony Domestic Violence
I could not be more satisfied or happier with the result of my case, Attorney Parwana Anwar does her job right! Almost a year ago I was wrongfully accused of a Felony Domestic Violence crime. Only being 22 with no criminal record I was scared out of my mind for what my future held. I started scheduling free consultations with attorneys in my area who practiced Domestic Violence. But it seemed as if every attorney I talked to just wanted my money and didn't really put any heart into my case or even believed I was telling the truth, until I spoke with Mrs. Anwar. From the second we had our consultation I knew instantly she would be my attorney. She was the one person who believed in me the most and I felt that was the most important part in hiring her. Mrs. Anwar was very knowledgeable in what she was doing and was able to talk the DA pursuing my case down to a $200.00 infraction! From a felony that would affect me for the rest of my life, to an infraction that is equivalent to a traffic ticket! Her work is unbelievable and she truly is a life changer.
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AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Felony Attorney
  • Office Of Assigned Counsel
  • 2015 - Present
  • Felony Trial Attorney
  • Conflict Defense Lawyers
  • 2006 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Parwana Anwar, PLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • County Of Riverside District Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2006
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of California - San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Ireys
  • Misdemeanor disturbing the peace and $0 restitution
  • People v. Carter
  • Case dismissed
  • People v. Mahan
  • Defendant received probation and Riverside Substance Abuse Treatment program

Associations

  • Inns of Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition for outstanding performance
  • Riverside District Attorney's Office
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Morning news
  • Crime and Violence - Role of Social Media
  • 2017
  • DeMaio Report
  • Trump's tweets
  • 2017
  • Attacking State and Federal Gang Cases
  • Defense of Gang Case using Social Media
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Parwana is an extremely knowledgable and professional criminal defense attorney. She truly cares about each client and works hard to protect their rights."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Parwana Anwar has a proven track record in legal community. She is always professional and a strong and effective advocate for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Parwana Anwar is an exceptional attorney. She has mentored me as I have become a criminal defense attorney and advised me on many cases. Ms. Anwar is an experienced trial attorney with a resume of wins and successes for her clients. She has extensive knowledge of the law and she will fight for clients until the end. I highly recommend Attorney Anwar!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You could not ask for a more passionate advocate the Parwana Anwar. She is smart, fierce, knowledgeable and dedicated to her craft. She is a seasoned trial lawyer with the ability to communicate with both opposing counsel and her clients. Her experience and confidence are key aspects to her success as an attorney. She is always current on new developments on the law and is continually looking for better ways to develop her skills. Moreover, she is a kind and honest person who has earned my trust."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Parwana is an excellent lawyer who will not give up until she gets great results for her clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Parwana Anwar is an excellent criminal defense attorney. She has a great reputation in the legal community and I have heard many positive comments from clients that she has represented. I have worked with Attorney Anwar on several cases and she has extensive knowledge and expertise in the field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Anwar is a great criminal defense attorney. She advocates for her clients zealously and treats them with compassion. I never hesitate referring family and friends to Ms. Anwar for the very best of representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Anwar for the past 10 years. I first met Ms. Anwar when she was a prosecutor, then as a defense attorney, and also as my friend. Ms. Anwar has the unique ability to get fantastic results for her clients. No matter how bad the facts, she seems to overcome the impossible. Ms. Anwar commands the respect of prosecutors, judges and lawyers. You should take the time to meet with her before deciding which lawyer you will hire, she is reasonable and realistic when it comes to handling your case"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Parwana Anwar
Criminal defense Attorney
Murrieta, CA
Licensed for 25 years