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Anjali Bansal

Juvenile law Attorney at Fresno, CA

5.0   85 reviews

also known as Anjali A. Bansal

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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Anjali

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"DEFENDING OUR KIDS THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA SINCE 2016. KIDS MAKE MISTAKES. HIRING ME IS NOT ONE."

After attending the University of California, Davis (King Hall) School of Law, Anjali A. interned at the SF Public Defender's Office before joining the Fresno County Public Defender's Office in August of 2016. She quickly established herself as a strong and fearless advocate for her clients, winning numerous misdemeanor and felony jury trials. She is also one of the few attorneys who specializes in Juvenile Defense. In just over six and a half years as a Defense Attorney, she has done adult misdemeanors, felonies, and juvenile cases. 

In 2017, she was recognized as the "Juvenile Defense Attorney of the Year." In 2018, she was recognized as the "Trial Dog" of the Public Defender's Office for her numerous hangs and acquittals. With over 30 trials and 50 preliminary hearings, she is viewed amongst her peers as a fiery, aggressive negotiator who has resolved Serious/Violent Strikes for non-strike felonies and/or misdemeanors and probation rather than lengthy prison sentences for her many clients.

In December 2019, she left the Public Defender's Office. A firm believer in helping those who cannot afford a strong defense, she now exclusively does court-appointed indigent work for juveniles in Fresno County. She also opened her own private defense firm and has been retained throughout California. She has secured multiple acquittals for her juvenile clients at trial (adjudication), forced the District Attorney's Office to dismiss numerous cases, and convinced Judges not to try Minors as Adults (called "transfer motions"). 

She has presented on juvenile transfers for the Pacific Juvenile Defense Center (PJDC), the leading non-profit on juvenile defense, organized juvenile presentations, and in 2021 was appointed to the Advisory Board for the 2021-2022 year. She was PJDC's Juvenile Lawyer of the Year in 2022. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020
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Location

Anjali Bansal
3333 E American Avenue Suite D
Fresno, CA, 93725

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by April | February 19, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Anjali Awesome
Anjali is an awesome lawyer. Her personality is great. She keeps us updated on changes. I love the way she treats my grandson. I would recommend her to any juvenile parent. The short time we’ve be around her . She always been nice and professional. She very easy to work with.. I so much more to say but, my text take is not working. I just love her.
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Posted by Briana | February 18, 2024
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An Angel on Earth
Anjali was a blessing from the start. When I say that this Lady is heaven sent, I mean this wholeheartedly. I was fighting a horror of a story until God brought this woman in my life. The case that she represented me for was an old case out of Fresno County from 2017, that had a warrant attached to it. When I went to prison in another state in August of 2021 Fresno County placed a Detainer on me meaning a hold and that they wanted to expedite me after I was released from prison. Here I was, facing a 10 year prison sentence and when I was done, I was going to have to go to jail again. Imagine how distraught I felt in my mind, because of that reality. Feeling hopeless, I expressed concern to my Mom and asked her if she could try to find an attorney to help me because I didn't know what else to do. My mom found Anjali, looked at her reviews and assured me she was the right one for the job. Feeling relieved but still under pressure, my discharge date was approaching rapidly. Anjali got me on docket for hearing 2 days before my release date. Miraculously, my discharge date moved up before the date of my court hearing that Anjali got me on docket for and Fresno county was coming to get me. In a complete panic, I called my mom and asked her if she could email my attorney " Anjali " immediately to let her know that my discharge date had changed. My life flashed before my eyes, the only thing I could think about was I'm going to miss out on the opportunity to go to my transitional living I got accepted into and no be able to take advantage of all the wonderful resources they offer to ensure I have a successful reintegration back into society from prison. My anxiety and fear was so overwhelming, this cloud of dread filled my soul. Anjali assured my mother and I that she was pressuring the DA TO REMOVE THE Transport ORDER. That one word, PRESSURING is all I needed to hear to remain calm and let her do what my spirit was telling me that she knows how to do best. 3 days before my release date, Anjali got the DA TO PULL THE TRANSPORT ORDER. She also got the courts to agree that I appear via zoom from my transitional living. On the day of hearing, Anjali Bansal, SHOWED UP A SHOWED OUT FOR ME!! She helped me get my Felony charge one, dropped down to a misdemeanor and my second charge, which was a misdemeanor dismissed completely. My Felony charge was fleeing a peace officer while reckless driving and the misdemeanor was resisting peace officer. This woman is absolutely AMAZING. If you need an attorney that's gonna go hard in the paint fur you, this Lady is it! This was one of many of the best days of my life! 10 years of heaviness lifted by one angel that GOD sent my way. I would highly recommend her over and over again. This woman Anjali Bansal is truly timeless!
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Posted by Laja | February 16, 2024
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Exceptional Legal Advocacy
Anjali Bansal exhibited unwavering determination throughout. Her expertise in the courtroom is evident, and having her by my side was truly a pleasure. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone facing a criminal case. Extremely satisfied with the results she delivered.
Posted by Jeannette | February 16, 2024
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She's awesome!
She walks you through the process and explains it very well. She don't candy coat it. She will answer all your questions and calls accurately. She a very good lawyer!
Posted by Monica | February 10, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
Bansal is genuinely such a caring person to her clients expressed in so many ways how important it was to be the best to our son's situation and resolving our case she was appointed to my son's case which is 2 years ongoing, our family's first time dealing with something as such, honestly so professional so encouraging always put her best foot forward so explanatory willing to answer any questions of necessary always kept me in the loop couldn't have asked for a better attorney!. Blessings to you darling & the families that you may bless in your future!!Would so recommend her and come back to her in any situation ...
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2024
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Angel!
Anjali Bansal is such a breadth of fresh air! She knows her law and is honest and forthright. And to top it off Ms. Bansal actually cares about doing her best for you, and has the ability to do so because she knows this court and area. Thank You so much for sending her to me. Very very happy with how this is being handled.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Highly recommended. Worth her hiring. She did such a wonderful job in all aspects of the proceedings.
Posted by An | January 11, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Juvenile case
Anjali worked on my sons case in juvenile court she was very professional and was always willing to answer questions as this was our first time and hopefully only time in this situation She was always very respectful and very considerate with our situation our case went on for over 2 years but she always kept us informed and went above and beyond to get all information needed
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Posted by Alexis | November 7, 2023
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Highly recommend
Anjali managed my case in which time she showed great professionalism, genuine care, and dedication to make sure I got the best possible outcome. She went further than what I would describe than the normal expectations by providing encouragement and kindness during our time together. She always remained professional and kept excellent communication with me. She was willing to explore many different options if she thought it would help me in the slightest, I would highly recommend her to anyone going through some legal difficulties.
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Posted by Travis | October 28, 2023
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Anjali showed that she cared about getting the correct outcome, and that her client wasn't just a number or a case that she had. We were very pleased on how Anjali conducted herself in court and out!
Posted by Alma | October 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Fresno Ca
She’s great and I would definitely recommend her to any one who is in need of a great attorney.
Posted by Bernice | September 11, 2023
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Good lawyer
I highly recommend Anjali She is really good and helpful, She took my husband Case within the last minute we appreciate her for all her work, great lawyer, and she is really straight forward what I like about her is that she talk to you as a friend as well . Thank you Anjali For all your help
Posted by Tammi | September 11, 2023
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Best Juvenile Attorney in Fresno
I hired Anjali for my son, being charged with murder. She won his Transfer Hearing, keeping him as a juvenile. She saved his life. He was 17 and 9 months when the incident occurred. Anjali poured her passion and sole into this case, treating my son as if he were her own. You will not find a more passionate attorney. Her hard work and knowledge of the law, saves lives. She cried with happiness, holding me in her arms after the judges ruling. I would highly recommend Anjali. She's a Beast!
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2023
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Highly recommend
We are very pleased to have Anjali as our lawyer, and highly recommended her if parents need help with juvenile cases.
Posted by Sophia | July 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I retained Ms. Anjali Bansal to represent my son in Kings County for assault with firearm case which was a surprise to us. We previously had a court appointed public defender whom we had difficulty getting a call back and getting answers on the case and prior matters. I was so frustrated with him, I started my research looking for the best attorney I could find to represent my son. I went through a few other consultations and found that Ms. Bansal was the best juvenile criminal defense attorney based on our consultation and her knowledgeable expertise in juvenile court system. She is very straight forward and helpful in explaining the process of the case and responds promptly to my calls / messages. Ms.Bansal took action and was able to get my sons charge dismissed due to insufficient evidence. My family and I are so thankful for all her hard work and time that she put into his case. I would most definitely recommend her to anyone who is seeking help. Thank you so much
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Posted by Lindsey | July 11, 2023
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Helpful and responsive
Anjali answered all my questioms and was very helpful. I am thankful for all the help.
Posted by TS | July 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Best.
Anjali represented my son in a case she got dismissed the same day we retained her. Anjali is very easy to talk to, she's straight forward and is very honest and upfront about what she can do for you. I highly recommend her, she's definitely someone you want in your childs corner!
Posted by Crystal | July 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
AMAZING
Anjali, from the start showed concern about my son’s situation, she stepped in took over from our horrible public defender. Shes very knowledgeable, she went out of her way to connect us with services we needed for my son. Very confident and on point when speaking to the judge, she does her research and shows genuine concern for her clients!!! I definitely recommend her for to defend anyone in need!!!
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Posted by M.S. | June 29, 2023
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Amazing Lawyer
Anjali Bansal is an amazing lawyer! She is very knowledgeable & compassionate about what she does & who she represents. Honestly, she was a blessing, during a time of great despair. She was exactly who we needed for our son. She kept us informed regularly & always answered any questions we had. We truly appreciate her dedication & hard work. We are eternally grateful for everything she has done for our family. I highly recommend her if you want the best!
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Posted by Graciela bermudez alvarez | June 20, 2023
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Excellent lawyer
She is a excellent lawyer defended my son and now case is close so happy with her good attitude she explains nicely how things are going so happy thank you so much for helping us
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Law Offices of Anjali Bansal
  • 2020 - Present
  • Deputy Public Defender III
  • Fresno County Public Defender's Office
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • San Francisco County, Office of the Public Defender
  • 2015 - 2016

Education

  • University of California, Davis School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2014
  • University of California, San Diego
  • B.S., Chemistry
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re R.A.
  • Prosecution's Motion to Transfer to Adult Court Denied.
  • In Re C.C.
  • Prosecution's Motion to Transfer to Adult Court Denied. (Murder Charges).
  • In Re E.R.
  • Prosecution's Motion to Transfer to Adult Court Denied.
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Associations

  • Pacific Juvenile Defender Center
  • Advisory Board Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • California State Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • PINC
  • Member
  • 2020 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • Hindi

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 Juvenile Defender of the Year
  • Pacific Juvenile Defender Center
  • 2022
  • 40 Under 40
  • Business Street
  • 2022
  • Trial Dog
  • Fresno County, Public Defender's Office
  • 2018
  • Juvenile Defense Attorney
  • Fresno County, Public Defender's Office
  • 2017
  • Public Interest Award Recipient
  • University of California, Davis
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Juvenile Roundtable 2021
  • How to Defend Juvenile Proposition 57 Transfer Hearings
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"What do you get when you put passion and skills together? Anjali Bansal. Anjali handles every courtroom that she walks into like she owns the place. While she is on record you can tell that every word she is speaking is geared towards accomplishing some goal in her client's case. I've seen her communicate clearly and compassionately with her in custody clients and watched as their shoulders and jaw relax from her reassurance. You will never find someone who is more passionate about juvenile defense and setting her clients up for future success in the community."
Juvenile law Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You will not find a more competent and passionate lawyer in the area of juvenile criminal defense. In the relatively short time she has been in the Fresno Courts, she has developed a reputation for being a fierce defender for her clients. She gets results. I can say without hesitation that anyone lucky enough to have her counsel will be in very good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anjali zealously defends her clients and shows a great deal of compassion in the process. She gets great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"She’s a fighter. She’s smart. And she’s effective. But most of all, she sincerely cares about her clients. That is why I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a fighter! Willing to do whatever fighting is necessary to get the best result."
Juvenile law Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Bansal for several years, and have had the pleasure of seeing her advocate for her clients in Court. She is creative, intelligent and passionate in her representation. I am confident that she is an attorney that truly cares for the best interest of her clients, and treats their cases with the dignity and respect that she would treat a case, were it for a friend. I endorse her, and recommend that anyone seeking representation for their child in a delinquency matter, consult and hire Ms. Bansal."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Bansal is not only an excellent Attorney, but she cares about her clients and is dedicated to fighting for their rights on a daily basis. I have been with Attorney Bansal in court, and I've witnessed her compassion with her clients, and been very impressed with the kindness and integrity that she brings to her legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Anjali and I worked together at the Fresno County Public Defender's office. During that time, I witnessed Anjali in court several times a week. Anjali is a detail-oriented passionate, relentless advocate who cares about her clients and the results she achieves. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Juvenile law Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Anjali Bansal in 2016. I was quickly impressed by her combination of compassion, capability, and combativeness. Within her first six years as an attorney, she completed more than thirty felony and misdemeanor trials. Defending both juveniles and adults, she has achieved remarkable success in those trials. She cares deeply about the youngsters she represents, and she truly wants to help them onto the right path. Even after completing a case, she frequently checks-in with the family to provide follow-up support."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Anjali as an Attorney. Ms. Bansal not only has an excellent command of the law, she is diligent and passionate in representing her clients. she is an excellent t Attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer! Extremely dedicated to her clients. Anjali is always prepared and gives her clients opportunities to get the best outcomes on their cases. I highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Bansal is an extremely knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. She defends her clients' rights aggressively yet professionally. Ms. Bansal commonly achieves favorable outcomes in difficult cases, and I strongly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Friend
"I am a civil litigator, and sometimes I need to consult a criminal defense attorney for client issues, and when I do I call and/or refer to Ms. Bansal. She's knowledgeable, responsive, and truly cares about her clients and their issues, especially if the case involves minors."
Juvenile law Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Anjali Bansal for any area of criminal law, juvenile or adult. She has the aptitude, attitude, and temperament of someone who has been practicing far longer than her years. She is dedicated to fighting for her clients to ensure they get the best possible outcome to their case. She has no quit in her and Anjali cares so much for all of her clients. That caring includes communicating with them in a manner that is very understandable to them. Anjali makes certain her clients are kept in the loop and know where they stand. Be assured that if you hire Anjali, you are in excellent hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anjali is a passionate and dedicated attorney who fights for her clients. She fights for justice for her clients by being prepared and not being bullied by opposing counsel or the judge. At the same time she is kind, caring, and compassionate for the people she represents. She is a good lawyer and should be considered to represent you, your child, or other loved one."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anjali is a dedicated, passionate, sharp advocate for the people she represents. Anjali devotes all of her time and invests of herself fully in the fierce service of her clients. She truly believes in and fights for the humanity, dignity and rights of the criminally accused."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Friend
"Passionate, professional, and knowledgeable, Ms. Bansal is one of the best lawyers I know. She gives every case 100% and is never satisfied with "good enough". She is the attorney you want defending you when you're in trouble."
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Fresno Juvenile law Lawyer Anjali Bansal
Anjali Bansal
Juvenile law Attorney
Fresno, CA
Licensed for 9 years
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