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Randy Collins

Criminal defense Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

4.9   52 reviews

also known as Randolph Collins

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Randy

Learn Randy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    An exceptional record in helping clients fight Felony and Misdemeanor charges related to Drug Related Crimes, Theft, Hit and Run, Drunk in Public, Assault and Battery, Resisting arrest, Illegal Guns, Pimping and Pandering, and Fraud.

    20 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    10%
    If you’ve been charged with a hit and run offense, the fear of “what could happen” can be paralyzing. We provide every caller and every client with the personal attention they need to feel secure.

    20 years, 2,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    We've helped clients avoid serious penalties in DUI/DWI cases and stages including DUI Arrests & Penalties, DUI Accidents, Felony DUI, Aggravated DUI, Misdemeanor DUI and more.

    20 years, 2,000 cases

  4. Domestic violence
    10%
    Law Offices of Randy Collins has obtained not-guilty verdicts in numerous cases including Spousal Battery, Child Abuse, Corporal Injury, Elder Abuse, Criminal Threat Defense, Child Endangerment, Child Neglect, Phone Damage and more.

    20 years, 2,000 cases

  5. Expungement
    10%
    If you are attempting to have convictions removed from your record with an expungement, consult with an attorney that is well-versed in the procedure.

    20 years, 2,000 cases

  6. Sex crime
    10%
    Ideally, the defense of a sex crime should begin even before the accused is arrested and charged. If you have been questioned for a sex crime or worry that you are suspected of committing a sex offense, seek legal advice immediately.

    20 years, 2,000 cases

  7. Violent crime
    10%
    Call the Law Offices of Randy Collins today if you’re facing assault and battery charges. Our Newport Beach attorneys can help defend your innocence, and work toward a favorable outcome for your case

    20 years, 2,000 cases

  8. White collar crime
    10%
    At the Law Offices of Randy Collins, we’ve successfully represented several fraud defendants in Orange County, Riverside, Los Angeles, and San Diego and can provide the reputation you need to help stay on the right track.

    20 years, 2,000 cases

I'VE OBTAINED NOT-GUILTY VERDICTS IN NUMEROUS CASES OTHER ATTORNEYS THOUGHT WERE HOPELESS.

Having served as a former Deputy District Attorney for the County of Riverside, Attorney Randy Collins knows how the prosecution thinks. Combining this experience with his in-depth understanding of the law, he possesses a unique insight into how to approach cases. In misdemeanor and felony matters of all types, he thoroughly prepares and develops unique defense strategies for each of his clients. Attorney Collins stays current on changes in the law and legal system and has written hundreds of blogs on criminal defense topics. He delivers the high-quality legal representation those accused of crimes need.

Award-Winning Former Deputy District Attorney Randy Collins is a Criminal Defense Attorney practicing in Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County.

• 10 Best of Criminal Law Attorneys by American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

• Top 100 Under 40 In California Attorney Award by National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

• Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer Under 40 American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.

• National Trial Top 100 Lawyers.

Attorney Randy Collins has handled thousands of cases including 70 jury trials both as a Prosecutor and Defense Attorney. Mr. Collins has achieved an exceptional record in helping clients fight Felony and Misdemeanor charges related to Domestic Violence, DUI and DWI, Drug Related Crimes, Theft, Hit and Run, Drunk in Public, Assault and Battery, Resisting Arrest, Illegal Guns, Pimping and Pandering, Fraud, Gang Charges, Murder, Attempted Murder, Identify Theft, White Collar Fraud, Parental Child Abduction, Solicitation of Prostitution, Drug Possession, Transportation of Narcotics, Possession of Controlled Substances for Purposes of Sales, and PC 288 Lewd Conduct cases.

 

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2019,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2022 2019 2012 + 1 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Law Offices of Randy Collins Criminal Defense
1000 Quail Street
Suite 110
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  52 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Instant peace of mind
I got a DUI and could not eat or sleep for days until I spoke with Chris at Randy’s office. He really calmed me down and made me feel like a decent human that just made a mistake. Randy was professional and managed my expectations from our first meeting. If you’re in the same position I wouldn’t hesitate to give Randy’s office a call. They will help you navigate both the DMV and the court, which was very helpful to not have to take on anymore additional stress. Chris must have fielded 20 calls from me and he always made time to calm me down and answer any question and never any judgement. I don’t plan on ever calling these wonderful people again but I will certainly recommend them to anyone that needs help.
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Posted by Kareem | November 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best decision you’ll make.
Randy is the boss when it comes to law. He’s professional, knowledgeable, and results driven. Takes care of you every step of the way. Highly recommended period.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Super thankful for Randy and his team's help! Extremely professional since day one, kept me posted on every court date and made sure I was updated. I don't have to worry about my legal problem thanks to their knowledge, experience and help. And I found Randy's yelp page just searching on google so don't hesitate. I'm glad I called them.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Second Chance at Life
I was facing a criminal case where my life was literally going over a cliff. Thankfully, upon referral to the Law Offices of Randy Collins, their team of attorneys from Randy’s passionate defense of my case, to Sharron’s unified presence in the court building, combined with Chris’ meticulous research somehow navigated the numerous legal obstacles faced. Today, I am on the road to recovery and this second chance would not be possible without the Law Offices of Randy Collins. Should anyone find themselves in legal trouble, ask yourself, whose hands would you put the fate of your entire life with? I placed my fate with Randy Collins and am beyond grateful. Thanks, Randy.
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Posted by Christopher | July 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trusted Representation
Randy Collins is the elite attorney in OC. He was able to long play my case on a minor charge that the courts would not dismiss based on a previous DUI from 2009. I profiled many lawyers prior to selecting Randy's firm. Randy is a straight shooter and highly respected by the DA and OC Courts/Judges. My initial consultation was like speaking to an older brother. He told me it might take a year, but my case would be dismissed if I complied with a manageable program. He was absolutely correct. My case was officially dismissed 2 days ago. Major props to Randy's paralegal, Chris Simoni. Chris' communication kept me on track. That guy was my rock throughout this legal situation. I was able to keep my record clean for a Director promotion within my organization. I highly recommend Randy's firm if you need trusted representation. He's a closer and proven winner.
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Posted by Peter M | April 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service and very friendly
I have lived in Hawaii for over 30 years. I failed to realize I had a 35-year old case that came back to haunt me. Not knowing what to do I contacted Randy Collins offices and they took great care to inform me of my options. They took the case from afar, and made every effort to keep me posted on the situation of my case. It gives me great confidence to know that I hired the RIGHT firm to handle and settle my case. In the end they were very successful and the outcome of my case was the best I could have imagined. Total dismissal. Thank you and Mahalo, Peter Michelmore
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Posted by ANGELA | March 9, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 Stars is an understatement…
Randy Collins has been my attorney for the past 2 - 3 years and believe me when I say NOT ONCE has he ever let me down!!! My cousin who works at a law firm actually recommended him to me when I was fighting a couple possession charges that I didn’t want to have on my record. So I scheduled a consultation to meet with Randy and off the bat he got straight to the point. No sugar coating the situation or yanking your chain. This attorney DEFINITELY knows what he is doing!!! And not once has he missed a detail on any of my cases! There’s been a couple of times where he remembers more than I do and that has made me feel important and confident in having him by my side on every case, I have recommended him to all my friends and family members . HE IS THE BEST ATTORNY IN ORANGE COUNTY!!!! If you need an attorney to fight for you RANDY COLLINS is who you need to hire!!! I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for me !! 10 STARS!!!!
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Posted by Jason Woods | October 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
I am appreciative of the service received from the Law Office of Randy Collins and would recommend anyone in the area to call on him!
Posted by Adriana | October 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Randy is the best !!
Randy is one of the best attorneys you could ever have. I’m eternally grateful to Randy and his team for his dedication and professionalism . Randy is very brilliant when it comes to felonies, probation violations or other criminal cases... Randy is the best lawyer you can have. when other lawyers told me they couldn’t help me out... Randy always told me he can help me and there was never an impossible case to bring at his favor. He was always in touch and keeping me updated on my case, and he gave me the peace and comfort I needed during difficult times. This is the second time he has help me stay away from jail. I will never look into other lawyers. I’ll be a loyal client to Randy from now on. You are #1 Randy . Thank you.
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Posted by Victor Martinez | January 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney period
Randy is the best you can't get any better than him. His fast,honest,and very intelligent. Got myself into some legal problems and randy saved my life couldn't be happier and grateful for his hard work and dedication towards my case highly recommend him for any problem you encounter and also Chris he knows everything any question you have he has the answer for you thank you randy and Chris you guys are the best!!
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Posted by Chris | May 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A free consult can say a lot
I called to inquire about a case I was facing, this was one of the many attorneys I was speaking with during a free consult about my next steps. The future was looking more and more alarming as the implications of what I was facing were becoming clear. Halfway through explaining my situation, he interrupted me and asked some basic information, put me on hold for one second and came back telling me he had called around and found out that my case was not proceeding. Four other attorneys I had spoken to did not do this, and in fact had used scare tactics and worst case scenarios to try and hard sell me into signing a retainer. (unfortunately, the evening before I HAD with another attorney signed a retainer but thats for another review) Although I did not need to retain the services of this office, I believe that single action speaks worlds about the integrity, helpfulness, intelligence and capabilities of this office. In a world that is so difficult for the uninitiated, such as the legal system, it seems people are taking advantage of you at every turn. It was a welcome and uplifting experience to see the opposite of that with this law office and I am so grateful I was able to find them and know I could call them if anything were to ever happen to me later in life and know I could trust this team.
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Posted by Juan | January 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solid
I had the unfortunate experience of being too drunk one night in DTF which led to a Drunk in Public charge. I was able to hire Randy after looking online for a good lawyer. I ended up paying about $3,500 for his services and he got the case dismissed. It was an easy process. It was my first time getting in trouble with the law, and I am glad I had Randy and Chris there to guide me through.
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Posted by Nichole | January 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Defense Attorney
I called Randy's office essentially in a panic looking for help for my infant daughter and I in a very difficult case. He and his staff immediately consulted with me, and ultimately resolved my case in the most direct and quickest manner possible. I could not be more grateful or complimentary of how Randy handled my case, as well as the easy communication and genuine care for my well-being. I could not recommend Randy more.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Genuine, great attorney
I called the office and right off the bat, I was super impressed at how much help I was receiving without even meeting in person. Chris (the guy who answered my call) is extremely nice and he explains everything so well. He told me how he used to work at the courts for many years (that gave me relief that he knew what he was talking about). Randy (the attorney) is delightful as well and put my worries to rest with his expertise and knowledge. You can tell by his demeanor and how passionate he speaks, that he is genuine and he cares about his clients. This office handles everything from DUI cases to just about anything criminal related.
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Posted by Ray | September 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney around!
When I found myself in legal trouble, Randy really stood out to me in my first consultation with his charisma and passion. He and his staff made themselves available at all times, constantly communicating with me and always made me feel at ease. Randy worked tirelessly for over two years to have my case dismissed and I can’t thank him enough for everything that he did for me. If you want someone who will advocate for your justice, Randy is the obvious choice.
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Posted by Leslie | August 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Randy - Great To have On Your Side!!!!
From beginning to end, Randy and his staff were extremely professional and thorough. I contacted Randy when my daughter was arrested. It was a very difficult time and very stressful for me and my daughter. Randy promptly met with my daughter and discussed the plan to move forward and what she could expect going through the court process. He immediately made both of us feel that we were protected and that he would be there for us during the road ahead. Chris was great too! Returning my calls and emails promptly and keeping me in the loop with regard to next steps. He is amazing!! I'm am happy to say that my daughter's charges were dismissed! Randy did an excellent job!!! I couldn't have made a better decision the day I called his office. I'm also happy to say that my daughter has completely turned her life around and is living a healthy, happy, productive life! Thank you Randy!!!!
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Posted by Reedham | July 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Randy is an amazing attorney
I hired Randy after my previous attorney failed to give me proper information and caused me to violate my probation. Randy appeared in court for got the issue resolved without any head aches. He was a man of his word and I highly recommend him.
Posted by Adri | February 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer around!
Oh man, I thank my lucky stars for attorney Randy and his team. I actually went to see a different lawyer before finding Randy's office. The other guy was a complete jerk and didn't seem like he could help me with my case. I left there and asked around and got referred to Randy's office. Off the bat, I spoke with his assistant Chris and was put at ease. I was able to get a great deal and the best advice! Giving Randy a shot was the best choice.
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Posted by Staci | February 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superstar Attorney!
Randy is awesome! I called so many attorneys and in all honesty he is such an incredible person. All of his office staff is friendly, professional and knowledgeable. He really cares about the welfare of his clients and takes time to discuss your needs in person. I highly recommend him. He handled my case in record time with the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Erik | December 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Mr. Collins
Mr. Collins is highly recommended. He really takes the time to listen and answer all your questions. He went above and beyond on helping me out with an issue that was never my fault.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Randy Collins Criminal Defense
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • MacGregor & Collins, LLP
  • 2006 - 2016
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • County Of Riverside District Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2006

Education

  • Boston College Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People Vs. Geovanni
  • Not Guilty Verdict
  • People Vs. Gracias
  • Not guilty verdict for possession for sale of herion and possession for sale of methamphetamines
  • People Vs. Gibson
  • 9 to 3 verdict in favor of client
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • South Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • MacGregor & Collins, LLP
  • Partner
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2013
  • Criminal Justice Clinical Award
  • Boston College Law School
  • 2001
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Private Venue
  • DUI Defense
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (31)
Endorse Randy
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former prosecutor Randy has a huge advantage over other defense attorneys! "They know that he knows what they know". His knowledge of law and procedure is exemplary. Clients love him, read his stellar reviews. If you are in or near Newport Beach do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse attorney Randy Collins. His legal team have established themselves as one of the top DUI law firms in Los Angeles and Orange County. He is an asset to the legal profession and respected among his colleagues."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Randy Collins has established himself as one of the top DUI lawyers in the Los Angeles area. He is dedicated to his clients success and respected among his colleagues."
Violent crime Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Collins has a wealth of experience and has the talent and passion to put that experience to good use."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse DUI attorney Randy Collins. He has a tremendous amount of experience which he utilizes to present the best legal defense possible for his clients. He is an active and respected member of the legal industry."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Randy Collins. He has established himself as one of the top DUI attorneys in California and is respected among his colleagues in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Randy for over 10 years and can say that without a doubt, he is one of the most highly skilled criminal defense attorneys in Orange County. I knew him as a prosecutor and he always handled cases fairly. Since being a defense attorney, I have found him to be an extremely knowledgeable and very hardworking advocate who truly cares about his clients. I have seen him work miracles in the courtroom, and give him my highest endorsement. If you need a top criminal defense/DUI attorney in Orange County, then look no further."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Randy Collins. He is talented, experienced, hard working, and dedicated to his clients. A respected member in the legal industry."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Randy. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney and a highly respected one in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mr. Collins on several matters. He has a tremendous amount of experience and is an excellent criminal defense lawyer. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Randy Collins. He is an experienced and intelligent criminal law attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Collins' responses to the Avvo.com inquires are testament to his concern for clients, legal knowledge and experience. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"“Randy’s professional mission is to achieve justice for everyone of his clients through aggressive representation. He works to live up to that mission every day. Just check out the pages of testimonials on his website and you will see why so many attorneys refer their criminally charged clients to Randy. The fact that he was a Deputy District Attorney in California gives him an edge, which you will need if you are facing doing time."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Randy Collins is, without a doubt, the "go-to" guy for Criminal Defense. I have sent countless clients to Mr. Collins and he is ALWAYS one of the first attorneys I think of when asked about a referral for a criminal matter."
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Newport Beach Criminal defense Lawyer Randy Collins
Randy Collins
Criminal defense Attorney
Newport Beach, CA
Licensed for 19 years
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