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San Diego, CA Criminal Defense Lawyers

855 lawyers specializing in Criminal Defense are available in the San Diego, CA area.

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    Lindsey Bronwyn Mercer

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    Law Office of Lindsey B. Mercer
    600 W Broadway, Suite 700, San Diego, CA
    127 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 17 years
    Regarded as one of the most respected and successful criminal defense attorneys in San Diego.

    Practice area
    50% Criminal Defense, 25% DUI & DWI, 25% Federal Crime

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     30 minutesRetainerAlways

    License
    CA, Active since 2006
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    Eve Maestre

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    Law Office of Eve Maestre
    402 W. Broadway, Ste #400, San Diego, CA
    29 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 6 years
    Compassionate advocacy with exceptional results. Rated in Top 2.5% of all Criminal Lawyers in San Diego. Avvo's 2023 Client's Choice award.

    Practice area
    60% Criminal Defense, 25% DUI & DWI, 15% Expungement

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    Free Consultation
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     30 minutes

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    CA, Active since 2018
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    Michael Anthony Hernandez

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    402 West Broadway, Ste. 1270, San Diego, CA
    39 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 19 years
    Review: I had known Michael Hernandez before my legal matters and I knew as soon as I had been arrested who I wanted to defend me. I contacted Michael immediately and he instantly calmed my nerves and began to talk me off a cliff. He was so incredibly sup...
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    L. Marcel Stewart

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    Stewart Law Group
    600 W. Broadway, Suite 700, San Diego, CA
    50 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 21 years
    You need a skillful advocate to give your matter the time and effort required. Freedom is worth it.

    Practice area
    40% Criminal Defense, 45% Medical Malpractice, 15% Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

    Cost
    Contingency40%-45%

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    CA, Active since 2007
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    Domenic John Lombardo

    Law Offices of Domenic J. Lombardo
    401 West A Street, Suite 1150, San Diego, CA
    40 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 32 years
    San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney, Lawyer for all Crimes, Warrants, Adult and Juvenile Defense

    Practice area
    85% Criminal Defense, 15% Juvenile

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     60 minutes

    License
    CA, Active since 1992
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    Dod Ghassemkhani

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    DOD LAW
    303 A Street, Suite 306, San Diego, CA
    140 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 19 years
    YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO GET YOUR CASE DROPPED. Affordable Award-Winning Criminal Defense Attorney

    Practice area
    30% Criminal Defense, 25% DUI & DWI, 15% Drug Crime and more

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    Free Consultation
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     30 minutesRetainerAlways

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    CA, Active since 2004
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    William Peter Daley

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    Law Office of William Daley
    110 West C Street, San Diego, CA
    61 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 42 years
    Named in the Top 1% of Attorneys in the U.S.; 1 of 10 best Criminal Defense Attorneys in California.

    Practice area
    33% Criminal Defense, 34% Domestic Violence, 33% DUI & DWI

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    Free Consultation
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     30 minutesRetainerAlways

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    CA, Active since 1981
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    Amber Regina Bellante

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    The Law Offices of Amber Bellante
    401 West A Street, San Diego, CA
    57 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 21 years
    Choose an experienced and aggressive lawyer who cares about what happens to you. Mention Avvo for your free consultation. Call (916) 282-2573

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    50% Criminal Defense, 10% DUI & DWI, 5% Domestic Violence and more

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    Free Consultation
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     30 minutes

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    CA, Active since 2002
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    Samantha Ashley Greene

    Sevens Legal, APC
    3555 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA
    26 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 21 years
    Certified by State Bar of California as a Certified Criminal Law Specialist. Call today

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    35% Criminal Defense, 20% Sex Crime, 15% DUI & DWI and more

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     30 minutesRetainerAlways

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    CA, Active since 2002
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    Stefano L. Molea

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    3500 Fifth Avenue, Suite 304, San Diego, CA
    74 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 12 years
    “We Help Good People Regain Control Of Their Future When Charged With A Crime.”®
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    Peter Michael Liss

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    Vista Criminal Law
    11622 El Camino Real, #100, San Diego, CA
    84 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 40 years
    Top Vista and San Diego Criminal Lawyer. Distinguished Graduate of U.C. Berkeley Law with Over 40 Years of Experience. Vista Criminal Law Provides Top-Quality Representation at Affordable Rates! Call (760) 642-2408 for a Free Consultation.
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    Ezekiel E. Cortez

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    Ezekiel Cortez
    550 West C Street, Suite 620, Suite 620, San Diego, CA
    7 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.8 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 40 years
    Ezekiel E. Cortez is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization after passing the federal specialist examination. For over a decade, Mr. Cortez has been continuously listed in The Best Lawyers In ...

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    100% Criminal Defense

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    Free Consultation
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     60 minutes

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    CA, Active since 1984
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    Anna Reese Yum

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    501 W Broadway Ste 1660, San Diego, CA
    127 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 18 years
    Top-rated award-winning trial attorney. Former prosecutor. Aggressive. Results. Call 619-737-2347.

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    20% Criminal Defense, 20% Sexual Harassment, 20% Domestic Violence and more

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    Free Consultation
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     45 minutes

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    CA, Active since 2005
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    David Michael Boertje

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    Law Offices of David M. Boertje
    501 W Broadway Ste 800, San Diego, CA
    60 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 20 years
    Exceptional & Experienced Legal Representation for your Personal Injury or Criminal Case.

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    25% Criminal Defense, 25% DUI & DWI, 25% Personal Injury and more

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    Free Consultation
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     60 minutesContingency25%-40%RetainerSometimes

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    CA, Active since 2003
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    Nicole Irmer

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    Law Office of Nicole Irmer
    2550 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1060, San Diego, CA
    46 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 23 years
    Dedicated, compassionate and zealous defense. Protecting your healthcare and professional license.
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    George Gedulin

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    Law Office of George Gedulin
    12636 High Bluff Drive, Suite 400, San Diego, CA
    17 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 12 years
    Defense with Integrity, Representation with Care. Call (858) 299-1878
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    Brandon Shori Naidu

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    RJT Criminal Lawyer
    2820 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 110, San Diego, CA
    16 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 8 years
    Attorney Naidu plays an instrumental role in the success stories that happen within criminal courts. District attorneys, judges and former clients know that he arrives to the courtroom prepared and ready to present his argument before the court. A...
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    Peter Charles Blair

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    Law Office of Peter Blair
    225 Broadway, Suite 1740, San Diego, CA
    173 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 13 years
    PERSONAL ATTENTION | PROVEN RESULTS FREE CONFIDENTIAL CONSULTATION (619) 727-6897

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    20% Criminal Defense, 20% Domestic Violence, 20% Federal Crime and more

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    RetainerAlways

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    CA, Active since 2010
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    Donte Terrill Wyatt

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    Donte Wyatt
    180 Broadway Suite 1770, San Diego, CA
    13 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.8 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 22 years
    Top 100 National Trial Lawyer. You need an attorney you can trust!
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    John Stuart Pozza

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    John Pozza Attorney At Law, PLC
    1059 Tenth Avenue, San Diego, CA
    36 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.3 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 29 years
    John Pozza’s legal experience is unsurpassed in all felony and misdemeanor matters.

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Nearby Courthouses

Central Courthouse
Superior Court, 1100 Union St
San Diego, CA 92101
619-844-2700Court Website | Get Directions

Kearny Mesa Courthouse
Juvenile Court, 8950 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, CA 92123
858-634-1800Court Website | Get Directions

Hall of Justice Courthouse
Superior Court, 330 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101
619-456-4100Court Website | Get Directions

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