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  • Julie Crawford
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    150 West Gabilan Street, suite # 1, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 27 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.9  
    Licensed
    UC Berkeley/UC Hastings Law Felony DUI, Violent Crimes, Drug Crimes, AVVO CLIENTS' CHOICE AWARD 2015

    Practice area
    75% Criminal defense

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    60 minutes

    License
    CA, Active since 2005

  • Juliet Peck
    Law Offices of Lawrence & Peck
    220 Capitol St, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 25 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Aggressive | Experienced | Effective
  • William Pernik
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    Law Offices of William V. Pernik
    40 Central Ave, Suite 4, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 9 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Commitment. Determination. Results.

    Practice area
    40% Criminal defense, 15% DUI and DWI, 15% Domestic violence, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutesHourly Rates, $275-$325/hourRetainer Some attorneys require an upfront payment to secure their services before they begin their work Always

    License
    CA, Active since 2006

  • Phillip Crawford
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    The Crawford Law Firm, Inc.
    132 W Gabilan St, Suite 204, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 16 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    2018 Recipient - President's Award - California DUI Lawyers Association

    Practice area
    10% Criminal defense, 90% DUI and DWI

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutesHourly Rates, $300-$500/hour

    License
    CA, Active since 2011

  • Gary Thelander
    Thelander Law
    325 Cayuga Street, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 8 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.6  
    Licensed
    While you're deciding what to do, the case against you is moving forward. First consultation is free
  • Roland Soltesz
    Law Offices of William Pernik
    40 Central Ave., Salinas, CA
    3.0 stars 2 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Commitment. Determination. Results.

    Practice area
    40% Criminal defense, 15% Violent crime, 15% Domestic violence, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    60 minutes

    License
    CA, Active since 2003

  • Steven Rease
    Law Office of Steven J. Rease
    150 W. Gabilan Street, Suite 4, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 2 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.6  
    Licensed
    Review: “Mr. Rease was my son's lawyer in 2011. He never missed a court date, always returned my phone calls. When ever he said he was going to meet with my son he did. He fought very hard to help my son's case. He is not ...
  • Eric Dumars
    Eric A. Dumars, Attorney at Law
    307 Main Street, #130, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 11 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.6  
    Licensed
      Eric Dumars is a Criminal Law Specialist who has defended people charged with felonies and misdemeanors since 2003.  He started his law career in Sacramento working for two years with the Miller Law Group.  This high intensity criminal defense a...
  • David Lawrence
    Law Offices of Lawrence & Peck
    220 Capitol Street, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 4 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.9  
    Licensed
    For over four decades, Michael Lawrence has been recognized as one of the most respected and effective trial attorneys in Monterey County. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Lewis C. Fenton Award, which is the Monterey County Bar Association’s m...
  • James Dozier
    325 Cayuga St, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 7 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.0  
    Licensed
    Review: “MR. DOZIER TOOK MY CASE ON SHORT NOTICE AND WAS VERY UPFRONT WITH EVERYTHING. NOTHING WAS SUGAR COATED. HE CUT STRAIGHT TO THE CHASE AND WAS ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY REPRESENT ME. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND MR. DOZIER, HE'S VERY ...
  • Jamey Dolowich
    Taylor & Dolowich
    241 Salinas Street, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 24 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.7  
    Licensed
    Jamey Dolowich’s entire career has been devoted to criminal defense work and the protection of his clients’ constitutional rights. He has handled thousands of cases in the misdemeanor, felony and drug courts, and he has been before every judge in ...
  • John Klopfenstein
    Law Office of John Klopfenstein
    9 Gabilan Street, Suite 6, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 1 review
    Avvo Rating: 8.7  
    Licensed
    I have been a lawyer for over 20 years, passing the California bar exam in June 1993.  I opened up my own law practice spealizing in criminal law and employment/labor law.  Also, I have been a criminal defense attorney working for 2 separate Publi...
  • Jared Jefferson
    Monterey County Public Defender's Office
    111 W. Alisal St., Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 2 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.1  
    Licensed
    Jared A. Jefferson is an experienced and aggressive criminal defense litigator. Mr. Jefferson has handled hundreds of criminal defense cases in the Central Valley as well as Monterey County over the years. Mr. Jefferson has conducted num...
  • Bruce Kitchin
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    44 W Alisal St, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 4 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.2  
    Licensed
    Advocating for your fair treatment by the criminal justice system.

    Practice area
    5% Criminal defense, 50% Personal injury, 15% Family, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutesHourly Rates, $375-$375/hourContingency A contingency fee is the percent of the final award a lawyer will receive as compensation. For some of these cases, lawyers will only be paid if there is a successful outcome. 25%-40%

    License
    CA, Active since 1975

  • Monique Hill
    Monique Shana Hill & Associates
    6 W Gabilan St Ste 23, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 7 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.7  
    Licensed
      I've been a trial attorney for nearly 20 years, and have defended every type of criminal case.   I have the experience, and the experts to assist you in the best way possible.  Not only do I have the experts, but I have actually studied DNA, for...
  • Charles Shivers
    Charles H. Shivers Attorney At Law
    40 Central Ave. #2, Salinas, CA
    4.5 stars 8 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.3  
    Licensed
    Review: “I was visit lSelena California, Back in 2019 And I ran in to a alt Altercation When I was visit in Monterey County, I was poorly treated,and arrested for something I didn't do. but because I was from out of state, ...
  • Eloise Kelsey
    Eloise Kelsey, Attorney at Law
    307 Main Street, 130, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 6 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.3  
    Licensed
    Eloise Kelsey’s practice now regularly includes the most serious allegations including strike offenses, sex crimes and gang allegations.  And while every case is fact dependent, Ms. Kelsey is proud of her trial results which frequently include not...
  • Evan George
    Law Office of Evan George, 132 West Gabilan, Suite 210, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 1 review
    Avvo Rating: 7.6  
    Licensed
    Review: “Evan George got a dv case completely dropped. The D.A. had already sent out subpoenas and was threatening 3years probation, 30 days incarceration or community service, parenting classes as well as anger management and fin...
  • Jessica Dumas
    132 Gabilan Street, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 6 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.2  
    Licensed
    Review: “Jessica represented me in a manner that was highly exceptional, she is truly a blessing to me and my family. She handled my situation swiftly, and knew exactly which actions to implement. I would definitely suggest everyo...
  • Michelle Wouden
    Monterey Cnty Ofc of the Public Defender
    PO Box 539, 111 W Alisal St, Salinas, CA
    5.0 stars 2 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.0  
    Licensed
    Review: “I was assigned Michelle late in 2013, as a result of restaffing in the public defenders office. After working in my case for a very emotional year, with a different lawyer, I was not excitect with the switch. It turned ...

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