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Peter John Marek

Criminal defense Attorney at Stockton, CA

5.0   415 reviews
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  • Licensed for 40 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    All felonies and misdemeanors.

    41 years, 1,250 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    All DUI/DWI cases including misdemeanors and felonies.

    41 years, 1,020 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    15%
    All misdemeanors and felonies. Child abuse and elder abuse.

    41 years, 450 cases

  4. Personal injury
    9%

    41 years

  5. Juvenile law
    6%
    All

    41 years, 90 cases

  6. Sex crime
    5%

  7. Violent crime
    5%

YOUR DEFENSE IS MY #1 PRIORITY! CALL 209-662-6830 TODAY!

Being charged with a crime is a very serious matter. It is crucial that an attorney informs you of your rights, obligations and options. My name is Peter j. Marek and I am a former Deputy District Attorney (Prosecutor) for San Joaquin County, so I know how they think and how to deal with them. Let my decades of experience work to your advantage! I will develop a working relationship with the District Attorney assigned to your case with the goal of getting the best possible result for you. I offer personal attention, fast action, and aggressive representation. I represent clients charged with any and all misdemeanors and felonies.                          

 

INSIST ON MEETING AN ATTORNEY BEFORE HIRING ONE.  Your consultation should be with the attorney only. BEWARE of and AVOID commissioned SALES STAFF/CASE MANAGERS hired by an attorney. Don't be afraid to ask; "Are you an attorney?" I am the only one authorized in my office to give legal advice and conduct FREE LEGAL CONSULTATIONS. When you call me, you can be assured your legal consultation is conducted by an attorney, not commissioned SALES STAFF/CASE MANAGERS.

 

If your case is a misdemeanor you may never have to suffer the inconvenience of having to appear in court, I do it all for you. If your case is a felony and you are required to appear in court, I will be by your side to defend you powerfully and vigorously.

 

OBTAINING AGGRESSIVE AND EFFECTIVE LEGAL DEFENSE SHOULD BE YOUR FIRST CONCERN. HAVE YOU CONSIDERED THE CONSEQUENCES?      JAIL TIME?       CRIMINAL RECORD?          JOB LOSS?

 

If your loved one is incarcerated, call me first before you contact a bail bondsman. Since bail is not always needed, I may be able to arrange for your loved one to be released on his/her own recognizance (OR); or even reduce their bail when it cannot be waived.

 

YOUR defense is MY #1 Priority!!!

 

CALL ME FIRST FOR A FREE CONSULTATION WITH AN ATTORNEY. You may contact me 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Payment plans are available.

 

 

1330 W. Robinhood Drive, Suite A-3 Stockton, CA 95207

                                    

Awards

Notable Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2024 2023 2022 + 8 ...
Top Contributor 2015,2014,2013
Top Contributor
2015 2014 2013

Location

Criminal Defense Attorneys
Criminal Defense Attorneys
Robinhood Professional Center
1330 W. Robinhood Dr. Ste. G
Stockton, CA, 95207-5522
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  415 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by sanja&Dion | September 25, 2014
This is the MOST caring and BEST Lawyer you ll ever find on planet earth....
Before needing a criminal attorney I went on AVVO and checked out few but Peter John Marek reviews told me to call him so I did and Lord help me was I not sorry! Not just are his prices best of the best but his service , speed, care, understanding Professional, always on time, always answering phone is worth more then a MILLION dollars ! Peter finished our case in less then 40 days and I would recommend him to anyone that needs an Attorney! Herewith I also thank Peter for everything that he did for us and changed our life ! May GOD bless him forever ! The Finister's
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Posted by Sanford | June 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb Old Fashionshed Dependable Legal Service
This is THE GO-TO Lawyer for anyone charged in Stockton Ca. With a Crime. Peter did a superb Job, I was charged with a felony drug possession in San Joaquin County. Since, I missed a court date due to a hospilization and being the primary caretaker of my ill father, I was unable to get my passport renewed, Peter successfully got the Felony reduced to a misdemeanor and then after I completed Court order NA meetings convinced the Court to Dismiss the matter completely. Peter was so accessible returned calls always in 15 minutes and even from his hospital bed. His fees are fair and reasonable too.
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Posted by Craig | May 29, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
After reading reviews and having a consultation with Peter, I decided to hire him to work on my case. He was very responsive and worked to get me a favorable outcome. He communicated effectively and efficiently during the whole process and made it so I didn’t have to show up to multiple court dates. Overall, I’m very happy with the service Peter provided and would recommend him to anybody.
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Posted by Gyaltan | May 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
thank you
Peter helped me bring 2 felonies down to a misdemeanor very grateful for his help and you can tell that he actually care for the outcomes of his clients.
Posted by Ryan | May 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Peter Marek, is an amazing lawyer and in my case he got me everything i asked for. Not only does Peter make you feel comfortable he also picks up the phone or text back whenever you need him, I own my own business and Peters work ethic inspires me very much. Peter just isn't an Amazing lawyer Peter is an Amazing human.
Posted by Mae | May 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI CASE
From start to finish, my experience with Peter was nothing short of exceptional. His customer service exceeded my expectations, with prompt responses, clear communication, and genuine care. He guided through every step of the legal process with confidence and professionalism. Thanks to his efforts, my case was resolved favorably, and I couldn't be more grateful. I highly recommend Peter to anyone in need of top-notch legal representation and outstanding customer service.
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Posted by Fabio | April 11, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer and fantastic service
Peter was great, even years later, happy to say I'm not in trouble but I just need some copy of my paperwork, he is still there to help me out. I highly recommend peter for your lawyer
Posted by Sean Fairley | April 7, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best of the BEST!
Mr. Peter J. Marek is hands down the most genuine attorney I have ever met in my 20 years of needing representation. Peter actually answers and responds to phone calls, voice mails and text messages. He’s a stand up individual that cares for the people in his life who has the nature of being valued as a great friend for those who have the pleasure of working with him. Peter also has great relationships with the majority of judges, DA’s and clerks in the surrounding area to be able to arrange unheard of deals for his clients in our unbalanced justice system. I now know why he has so many amazing reviews around the web. Thank you Peter for being so attentive and professional. You sir are the pinnacle definition of what it means to represent citizens in our country. God bless you!
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Posted by Zhang | March 29, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is the BEST at what he's doing
He's a very honest lawyer. He will tell you the honest truth about your case just like what he did to mine. He's REALLY good at what he's doing. You can do a lot of research on him (like I did), but I guarantee you, he's the best lawyer you can find in this area. He helped us win our case and I'm forever grateful for him. Please hire him!!!!!
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Posted by Amanda | March 12, 2024
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Amanda C
I am beyond grateful For Peter J Marek, I think I can finally get a good nights rest. This man is a Godsent! I have never been in trouble, but something small happened and I have learned my lesson. I am at a loss of words for how knowledgeable, professional but yet down to earth. Non-judgmental. Never asked personal questions. Peter thank you so much, you've helped me tremendously. I can breathe and I feel way more confident. Thank you for being, YOU! God bless you, Peter!
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Posted by Kumar | February 29, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Genuine, caring, honet attorney
Me and my wife met Peter almost 4 years ago for my DUI, accident case. We wanted to retain him, but then my wife's friend suggested another attorney. We went with the suggestion, which was a mistake in hindsight. Later on, civil lawsuit was filed against us for "mental injury" and I approached Peter again. He was honest - he does not take civil case, but took long time in understanding my case and offering suggestions about other attorneys that knew about. Even though he was not getting any business from me, the amount of time he spent with me and offering me honest advice on alternatives, truly impressed me. I would highly recommend Peter for his honesty, work ethic, attitude to help everyone, regardless of whether you retain him or not. Wonderful human being!!! Kumar K.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Angel in Human form
Peter is the best among all. I cannot thank this attorney enough for saving my career, future and life. He got my case dismissed after manycourt appearances. Before I hired him I meet with different attorneys who literally told me that the outcome of my case wouldn't be so fantastic, without them weighing the truth and the circumstance of my case. I was so depressed and emotionally drained for over one year. As a person I knew that I never intended to commit any crime. I acted innocently and unknowingly. I haven't been in any kind of trouble since my life. I am a good citizen. Mr Peter saw these qualities in me and upholds to get me justice i deserved. He is a great fighter. He is passionate about his job. He work with his whole for his clients. He didn't judge me .He worked tirelessly until I got an outcome that was fantastic which is clean freedom without any conviction. Mr Peter is an angel in a human form. He is very sincere and never over promised. His advice is superb. Thank you Peter for allowing God to use you to get me justice. You worth every dollars I paid you. I am super grateful and I pray to God to give you good health and protection Grateful heart..... Ugo
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Posted by GIRISH | February 22, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Peters's dedication, passion, and professionalism truly exceeded our expectations. Peter's extensive experience and established presence in the community were evident throughout the process. His guidance and expertise ensured that we navigated our legal matters with confidence and clarity. Without hesitation, I highly recommend Peter to anyone in need of legal counsel. His commitment to excellence and unwavering support make him an invaluable asset.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly and Knowledgeable
Peter helped me through my DUI and made a scary situation seem much more manageable. With his expertise he guided me through every step and was able to get me lightest sentencing possible. It felt like he really cared as he walked me through everything. Would highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is one of a kind
Being charged with a DUI is never fun. I received many letters from lawyers in the mail and Peters was the first one I saw, after looking him up and reading the countless reviews I knew he was the right choice. I was so confident in his services and skills I chose him before opening any other letter from the lawyers. After having a consultation with him I was 100% convinced that I was in good hands and he’s proved that. He’s been working around the clock to get the best results for my case and I know if you choose him he will do the same for you. Peter Marek is the one for the job.
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Posted by Blas | December 27, 2023
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Blas Anaya
Peter is hands down one of the best lawyers I have had represent me in a legal matter. He is informative, provides years of knowledge and experience, kind, courteous, respectful, and makes himself available to you should you have questions or concerns regarding you legal matter. Peter was able to fight my case in an expedited manner leaving me assured that my case was in good hands. I can without a doubt say that I can attest to this. He fought for the best outcome for my case despite the outcome looking very bleak. He made sure I was informed of my case and explained everything in a clear and concise manner. I would recommend Peter to anyone should they have a legal matter at hand.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer Very knowledgeable
This man cares about the outcome of his clients cases, He is very honest!. His fees are incredibly low compared to others in this town. He was able to get me the best outcome for my case and I definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for a attorney. Very honest and upfront from the begging to the end. Truly a honorable person!
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Posted by CLB | November 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT LEGAL HELP!
After being charged with DUI I was unsure what steps I should take to determine the best possible outcome. A quick search led me to this gentleman and I sure am glad that it did. I had never dealt with a situation like this before so I was extremely nervous about the process. Peter was very reassuring and helpful. He is good at what he does so he's a busy man, but he always made time to meet with me and answer any questions or concerns that I had. He cares about his clients and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services.
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Posted by Adam | November 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great DUI Lawyer
Thanks to Peter Marek, we were able to quickly resolve our sons DUI case. Peter is extremely knowledgeable of the law and is well respected. We highly recommend Peter Marek if you need a criminal defense lawyer!
Posted by Dave | November 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney!
Peter is a very hardworking attorney, and a very nice guy, you can call him at any time and he will get right back to you promptly. I highly recommend Peter he did a fabulous job representing me!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Peter J. Marek
  • 1991 - 2014
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • San Joaquin County District Attorney's Office
  • 1986 - 1988

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Salzburg University
  • International Legal Studies
  • 1979
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • undergraduate
  • 1977
  • San Joaquin Delta College
  • Associate of Arts
  • 1974
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. D___ F_______
  • Certificate of Rehabilitation granted
  • People v. Timothy T______Y_____
  • Wet Reckless
  • People v. Wilber V______
  • Wet Reckless VC23103
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • 1983 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 1983 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • San Joaquin County Bar Association
  • 1986 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • Czech
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Clients choice award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Clients Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • certificate in international legal studies and jurisprudence
  • U.O.P. & Salzburg University
  • 1979
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Speaking Engagements

  • California Mock Trial Competition
  • People v. Shem (art theft)
  • 2015
  • California Mock trial competition
  • People v. Shem (art theft)
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (289)
Given (673)
Endorse Peter
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is a highly skilled criminal defense attorney, with experience, knowledge and passion. He is a savvy problem solver, a force to be reckoned with in court and a serious advocate for his clients. He is driven by a killer work ethic and invested in achieving the best possible outcome for his clients. He is respected and liked by judges, prosecutors, court clerks, bailiffs and his clients. I highly recommend his legal services!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great member of the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Peter is a savvy experienced lawyer who has fought in the trenches for years. He represents his clients tirelessly and truly cares about them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, whose reputation and credentials speak for themselves."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There is no shortcut to becoming an expert in the field of criminal defense. Mr. Marek has acquired a wealth of knowledge throughout his decades of criminal defense experience. If you're in a jam, this is the lawyer you should call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Peter John Marek without reservation. His participation here at AVVO reveals a depth of knowledge and a true advocate's concern for people who stand accused of a criminal act."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Why hire Peter Marek? Because when you're in a bind, you need someone you can trust and John is that person. Extremely knowledgeable and professional, Peter cares about his clients and has a passion for the law. Take it from the "Q", you won't go wrong in hiring Peter to represent you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a very experienced lawyer who is highly dedicated to his clients and who is compassionate toward their legal needs. People in his locale would do well to seek him out for a consultation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Marek. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Marek is a valuable asset to this community. His dedication to the law and his clients is admirable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Marek is a highly qualified, zealous advocate for his clients. His experience as a former Deputy District Attorney offers a unique perspective for his clients, as he was once a prosecutor himself. He has the skill and the experience to handle any kind of serious criminal defense matter. Mr. Marek is highly regarded in the community and extremely dedicated to his clients. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Marek and recommend you contact him for a consultation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Marek is an extremely talented, and very experienced Attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter Marek and I graduated from law school in the same year from different schools. His long career as a criminal defense attorney speaks volumes about his ability to serve the public in their hour of need. I highly recommend him if you are ever in a tight spot with the law."
Domestic violence Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A zealous advocate for his clients with great attention to detail. He is a credit to the profession! I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Stockton Criminal defense Lawyer Peter John Marek
Peter John Marek
Criminal defense Attorney
Stockton, CA
Licensed for 40 years
Free Consultation