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Santa Barbara, CA Criminal Defense Lawyers

75 lawyers specializing in Criminal Defense are available in the Santa Barbara, CA area.

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Santa Barbara has 75 Criminal Defense Attorneys with 736 Reviews

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    William C. Makler

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    Law Offices of William C. Makler, P.C.
    140 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA
    195 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 27 years
    Tons of happy clients. 191 five star reviews says it all. No better reviewed lawyer in SB.

    Practice area
    30% Criminal Defense, 70% DUI & DWI

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     30 minutes

    License
    CA, Active since 1996
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    Adam Laurence Pearlman

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    Law Offices of Adam L. Pearlman
    735 State Street, Suite 408A, Santa Barbara, CA
    16 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 30 years
    VENTURA'S CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN CRIMINAL LAW. Experienced Trial Attorney for Over 25+ years.

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

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     60 minutes

    License
    CA, Active since 1993
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    Brian Russell Michaels

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    Law Office of Brian Michaels
    1117 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA
    70 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 29 years
    Former Top Prosecutor and Police Litigation Attorney. 20 plus years experience. Reasonable fees.
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    Christy Horowitz

    Christy Horowitz Criminal Defense, APC
    1032 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA
    20 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 16 years
    Experienced trial attorney with a demonstrated history in the field of criminal law as a previous prosecutor and current criminal defense attorney.
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    John Jeff Chambliss

    Law Offices of J. Jeff Chambliss
    140 E Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA
    66 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.8 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 36 years
    Review: Mr.Chambliss did a great job staying on top of my case. He helped me resolve my case quickly as I had a heavy deadline to reach. He showed up for me and stayed on top of all things. I’m grateful to have had Mr. Chambliss represent my case!
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    Daniel K. Simon

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    Law Offices of Daniel K. Simon
    1114 State Street, Suite 221, Santa Barbara, CA
    10 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 39 years
    No Case Too Small. No Case Too Large. Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney.

    Practice area
    10% Criminal Defense, 30% Personal Injury, 25% Workers Compensation and more

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     30 minutes

    License
    CA, Active since 1984
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    Douglas Hugh Ridley

    Ridley Defense Santa Barbara Office
    7 W Figueroa Street, Suite 350, Santa Barbara, CA
    30 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 25 years
    Doug Ridley has experience with thousands of criminal cases and over 20 years in practice. We truly care about you, your family, your future, and your experience dealing with your case. Doug and his team of criminal defense attorneys serve clients...
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    William Michael Aron

    Aron Law Firm
    15 West Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA
    64 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 19 years
    William M. Aron is a graduate from theDuke University School of Lawand an active member of the California State Bar. While atDuke University, Mr.Aronalso earned an M.A. in Psychology, authoring a paper examining the efficacy of polygraph examinati...
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    Ian Morse

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    Appel & Morse
    1129 State Street, Suite 25, Santa Barbara, CA
    12 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.8 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 24 years
    Unparalleled Representation from Former Prosecutors - We Offer Free Consultations!

    Practice area
    25% Criminal Defense, 25% DUI & DWI, 25% Domestic Violence and more

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     30 minutes

    License
    CA, Active since 1999
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    Sanford Horowitz

    Horowitz Law
    1032 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA
    32 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.7 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 15 years
    Horowitz Law was established by the husband and wife legal team of Sanford and Christy Horowitz. Sanford and Christy are extremely skilled and effective trial lawyers with experience, energy and compassion. Their partnership as husband and wife un...
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    Dennis Gene Merenbach

    Dennis G. Merenbach, esq
    225 E Carrillo St Ste 202, Santa Barbara, CA
    15 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 57 years
    When it comes to experience and results, few Santa Barbara attorneys can match Dennis Merenbach’s achievements. Merenbach has delivered successful outcomes for 1000’s of clients and has an impressive array of legal accomplishments that go far beyo...
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    Steven Rudolph Andrade

    Andrade Law Offices
    211 Equestrian Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA
    11 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 45 years
    Our Tag Line defines the essence of who we are at Andrade Law Offices "A Passion for the Law, Compassion for Our Clients" regardless of whether you come to us because you have been seriously injured or arrested for a crime. At Andrade Law Offices ...
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    James Richard Askew

    Tri Counties Criminal Defense
    5276 Hollister Avenue, Suite 455, Suite 455, Santa Barbara, CA
    6 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.6 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 23 years
    I have dedicated the last twenty years of my professional career to the Criminal Justice system, helping those unfortunate enough to find themselves in our criminal justice system. It is an intimidating and overwhelming process, and it is a scarey...
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    Hogan Ganschow

    Law Office of Hogan Ganschow
    1032 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA
    9 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.4 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 15 years
    I am a second-generation criminal defense attorney, the son of two career public defenders, with over eight years experience myself as a public defender in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. I believe in treating my clients with respect, listenin...
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    J'Aimee L Oxton

    Law Office of J'Aimèe L. Oxton, A Prof. Law Corp.
    1220 1/2 State Street, 2nd Floor, Santa Barbara, CA
    15 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.2 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 12 years
    OUR FIRM IS NOW OFFERING THE FOLLOWING REMOTE BASED SERVICES IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY for Criminal Law Matters, Juvenile Delinquency & Dependency Law Matters, Dissolution of Marriage, Visitation, Property Division, Child Support, Spousal Support, E...
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    Danielle Lauren De Smeth

    Bamieh & De Smeth, a Professional Law Corporation
    15 West Carrillo Street, Suite 104, Santa Barbara, CA
    9 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 14 years
    Danielle De Smeth has experience with a wide range of legal matters, from personal injury to complex environmental litigation to criminal law. No matter the case, Danielle fiercely represents her clients in court. While working for Bamieh & De Sme...
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    Gregory Ian McMurray

    Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C.
    1035 Santa Barbara St., Second Floor, Santa Barbara, CA
    21 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.3 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 25 years
    Gregory McMurray has been practicing law in California for more than 13 years and has significant trial and courtroom experience. During his legal career, he has handled more than 3000 cases and has argued over 250 motions . He has also has extens...
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    Robert Marshall Sanger

    Sanger Law Firm, P.C.
    222 E. Carrillo St., Ste. 300, Santa Barbara, CA
    1 review
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 50 years
    Robert M. Sanger - born Arlington, Virginia, 1949; Admitted to Practice Law: 1973, California; 1974, U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California; District of Arizona; Western District of Oklahoma; 1975, U.S...
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    Michael Dale Troy

    PO Box 3953, Santa Barbara, CA
    5 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.3 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 22 years
    Review: Our family has utilized Michael Troy for many different legal issues over the past several years. Hes advised us on minor issues such as landlord/tenant problems, as well as more serious criminal issues. All situations have been resolved in our fa...
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    Robert Francis Landheer

    Robert F. Landheer
    924 Anacapa Street, Suite 1-T, Santa Barbara, CA
    2 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 42 years
    Mr. Landheer first worked as an associate attorney in the early 80s with the Law Office of Richard Peterson in Mendocino County, California. He tried major felony cases and successfully exonerated his client in his first homicide trial. He also as...

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Santa Barbara Jury Services
Superior Court, 1108 Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Santa Barbara Courthouse - Anacapa Division
Superior Court, 1100 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93121-1107
805-882-4520Court Website | Get Directions

Santa Barbara Courthouse - Figueroa Division
Superior Court, 118 E. Figueroa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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