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Christopher Robert Martens

DUI and DWI Attorney at Visalia, CA

4.8   56 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    Mr. Martens is an aggressive trial attorney and case litigator. Regardless of the crime, he can come up with a solid defense that will benefit you in court. Experienced with dealing with drug charges, theft cases, violent crimes and more, he is the criminal attorney of choice in Visalia. You can count on Mr. Martens and our office to work to win your case.

    20 years, 12,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

  3. Federal crime
    20%

  4. Violent crime
    20%

  5. Expungement
    10%

  6. Trusts
    10%

If you are facing criminal charges, your best asset is an attorney who focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense and who is an experienced trial attorney. You will find such an attorney at the Law Offices of Christopher Martens, located in Visalia. The firm represents those involved in criminal cases in Tulare County, Kings County, and Fresno County. As the firm's founding attorney, Christopher Martens knows how to fight for your rights, is not afraid to take your case to trial, and has an impressive track record of positive results as a trial attorney throughout the local court systems.

 

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Location

Martens Law Firm
220 S Mooney Blvd
Suite D
Visalia, CA, 93291

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  56 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very informative and professional
Answered questions I had on the phone promptly and with upmost professionalism. Would hire if ever needed.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend
I hired Mr. Martens for a case I thought was going to completely derail my life but Mr. Martens and his staff helped me every step of the way. They handled everything with the utmost professionalism and were readily available to answer my questions. At the end of the process, Mr. Martens was able to have my charges reduced and some were even dismissed. He gave me my life back. I highly recommend him and his firm.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Decision
Hiring Mr Martens law firm was the best decision I had searched for a lawyer I was truly happy with and his staff was very supportive and helpful and the end results were beyond exceeded Thank you for giving me this second chance I will definitely recommend this office
Posted by Dora Lopez | January 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I hired Christopher Martens to handle my sons case! Best choice was going with him and his amazing team to help us through the tough times. we got the results we wanted and needed i really recommend him if you or a loved one is in need of a criminal attorney he knows what he's doing and fights for your rights! very thankful for everything christopher! Excellent job!!
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Posted by Ethan. | December 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my life.
I hired Mr. Martens to represent me in Kings County. The criminal charges against me had me looking at life. He took my case to trail and we walked away with 3 not guilty verdicts. During my case I had acquired 4 different lawyers and not a single 1 of them wanted to take my case all the way to trail. If you or a loved one every needs serious legal representation or advice I would recommend Christopher Martens.
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Posted by Jose | August 17, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Martens Law Firm
I used Mr. Martens in 2016 for a previous case. Today I met with him for a consultation. Mr. Martens and his staff are very knowledgeable and professional. They have always treated me with respect, and I highly recommend the Martens Law Firm. I highly recommend Martens Law Firm.
Posted by Ezequiel | August 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Two strike looking at 12 yrs.
Thanks the law office of Christopher Marten's, they spoke on mine and my family's behalf, and showed the judge the person I am now and not to judge me by my pass. They also worked with us with payment arrangements, I picked up an assault charge, that would of gave me my third strike, but with their knowledge and hard work, they were able to get my jail time waved, with 6 yrs probation, I'm very very very thankful for everything they have done and continue to do for me.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful
Mr.Martens gave me a consultation and helped provide me with a lawyer in my area. He is very professional and knowledgeable in his field.
Posted by Faionne | January 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Court
The team of Christopher Martin rock! They showed up and showed out & got my speeding ticket DISMISSED... I can keep my commericial license. HOOORAY THANKS TO LAW OF CHRISTOPHER MARTIN. MRS. FAYE LANE frm the Oakland ca.
Posted by Katie | December 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Likeable guy, very straightforward and helpful.
Mr. Martens answered my call for a free consultation about my old, expunged misdemeanor. I was very worried that even after my expungement I wouldn’t be able to work in my career field and he reassured me that I had followed all of the steps necessary to mitigate my old conviction’s negative effects. He didn’t try to sell me legal help I didn’t need and answered all my questions in less than ten minutes. I highly recommend him for straight forward legal advice.
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Posted by Nicole | September 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Redeemed
My journey with Christopher Marten was rocky at the beginning and some miscommunication. But since then and bringing my concerns and worries to his attention he has went above and beyond for me. He has redeemed himself in my eyes and I'm very grateful and thankful for him.
Posted by Maria | September 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thankful I found him
Here I thought I was loosing my husband. Looking at a 10yr sentence Mr. Martens got his case dismissed. I'm so grateful for his help. The staff is amazing and made me feel like family. Everyone is always helpful and supportive. Hireing him was the best thing I could have done. Thank you Martens Law Firm. You guys kick ass!!!!!
Posted by Stephen | July 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST LAW FIRM IN CALIFORNIA
I found myself in a horrible situation that I believed I could not overcome alone. I was immediately greeted with a welcoming and warm atmospere, along with freindly prompt service. They were willing to work with my budget and approved my monthly payment plan as well. I consulted with and hired Christopher Martens Law Firm and they did exactly what they said they would do. Results to my predicament were immediate. I am so very glad I found Christopher Martens Law Firm! I strongly encourage and recommend anyone needing to find a lawyer to contact Christopher Martens immediately!
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Posted by Maria | July 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Had a very good experience, was greeted right away. Mr.Martens was very helpful and knowledgeable about everything that was asked about my case. He was very professional and helpful and has giving me an amazing outcome. I highly recommend for any criminal defense. Thank you so much Mr.Martens
Posted by Miranda | June 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above and Beyond
I met with Christopher Martens for a free consultation for some rather steep charges. I arrived terrified feeling on the verge of unraveling by what seemed to be the bleakest of circumstances. Mr. Martens and his staff were very welcoming and warm. I spoke with him about the circumstances surrounding my case which he took in and leveled with me without sugar coating anything. He gave me multiple scenarios of how these charges could unfold. Ultimately he said he thought my case was not near as bleak as it appeared to me based on the information that I had provided to him. Each moment that he spent talking to me about my legal options I finally began to feel a sense of hope and security that thus far I had not. I felt confident in him and his firm and planned on retaining them. However a few hours after I left I found out that my significant other whom was charged with the same crime had just been arraigned and that all charges had been rejected. I was unsure what that meant for my case and so I phoned Mr. Martens for clarification. Mr. Martens informed me that he would contact me the next day after he spoke with the DA about whether or not my case was being pursued. He did just as he said and called me first thing the next morning to notify me that my case had indeed been rejected at this time by the DA and charges had been dropped. He also spoke to me about what to expect such as two court appearances that I would still need to attend. I asked him if I needed counsel at them and he stated he did not believe so, but if I needed him I could call. He continued to help me without my even asking with my bail. Throughout all of this Mr. Martens had not been retained by me and neither did he ask for any monetary reimbursement for his counsel. His professionalism and compassion astounded me as I, like many others, am plagued with preconceived notions of attorneys. In the end I not only left feeling hope for my future, but at the risk of sounding sappy or ingratiating, I also felt hope in people as well when throughout all of this I had begun to distrust everyone. In short, or long as this review has turned out to be, if I am ever in any legal need of any kind I consider myself to have an attorney and need not comb through endless lists blindly hoping to find someone to represent me in a matter as crucial as to determine my entire future. Thank you to Mr. Martens and his entire staff for everything they did for me. Thank you........
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Posted by Vaughn | March 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further
Christoper represents what quintessential professionalism stands for. There was never a moment that I wasn't updated with my case. Even the paralegals I spoke with were very cordial and informative. The price I got was a flat fee and more than fair. My case was dismissed all thanks to Chris and his team. Now I don't have to pay an absurd amount of money, go to traffic school and have an undeserved tarnished record. Due to an officer looking to meet his quota on a speeding ticket and rack up as many "infractions and misdemeanors" he could use against me. Go with Chris, you wont regret it.
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Posted by Daniel | March 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% worth it gets the job Done
Christopher Martin and his team are amazing they work hard and put in so much effort to make sure your case is won I'm very satisfied with the outcome of my case not only were all my felony charges dropped to misdemeanors at the end he won my case with the not guilty verdict all charges dropped I recommend Christopher Martin to anyone
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Posted by Karen | March 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exellent
I had a very excellent experience with my misdemeanor expungement, Mr.Martens is very knowledgeable. I explained my concerns and he assured me that he was there by me every step of the way! It was a calm and relieving experience to know I was in good hands, when we showed up to the hearing date I didn't have to stress, my attorney Mr. Martens did everything from start to end! Highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Law Firm
Consultation was with Mr. Martens who was honest and sincere regarding the legalities and possible outcomes of a DUI case. Mr. Martens and his legal assistants were extremely knowledgeable and helpful with my cases in multiple counties.
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
When in need of a trusted answer
Mr. Martens spoke with me about a very important life decision. During our discussion both knowledgeable and forthright regarding the subject matter. My experience was nothing short of excellent. Mr. Martens took all the time I needed in order for me to make the right decision. When we finished I did not feel like I had spoken to an attorney I felt more like I had made a new friend. I will not hesitate to call upon him again.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Christopher Martens Attorney at Law
  • 2005 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • County of Kings
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Contract Attorney
  • CALPAP
  • 2005 - 2009

Education

  • Oak Brook COL & Gov't Policy
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Hughes
  • Jury Trial - Not guilty verdict.
  • People v. Griffith
  • Case overturned, client granted new trial.
  • People v. Jones
  • Not Guilty Verdicts on all counts.
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Associations

  • Tulare-Kings Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Kings County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Oak Brook College of Law Alum
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Tulare County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Assoctaion
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer in California
  • Showmark Media
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer in California
  • ALM
  • 2013
  • 5th Anniversary - Serving the Community
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • Young Lawyers Association
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (54)
Given (117)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a good lawyer. Importantly, he has a ton of useful info at his website that you can use to figure out who to hire for your case. He'll tell it like it is, which is what you really want in a lawyer"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Friend
"Christopher Martens is an outstanding lawyer and a great person. He will fight for you with every ounce of his considerable legal talent."
Unknown Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Martens. He is a highly qualified DUI attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well respected in his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Martens. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of handling numerous co-defendant cases with Attorney Martens. He was an effective public defender and has put that experience to work to his client's benefit."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Chris Martens in court for about 8 years now. Chris is a dedicated defense attorney who has a great reputation in local Kings and Tulare County courts for being willing to take a case to trial. Some attorneys shy away from trial and sometimes that is shown by the lack of good deals they get for their client in court. But Chris developed a reputation early in his practice as an effective fighter. If your future freedom is in doubt, I recommend Chris Martens as your attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well respected as a California defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"10 years of practice exclusively in criminal law is what we call experienced. Knowledge of law and procedure is excellent. Reviews are stellar and you should read them. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him first."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly experienced and brings a lot to the table. Seek him out"
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, particularly for advice in California Criminal Defense matters."
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Visalia DUI and DWI Lawyer Christopher Robert Martens
Christopher Robert Martens
DUI and DWI Attorney
Visalia, CA
Licensed for 19 years