Ask A Lawyer

Tell Us Your Case Information for Fastest Lawyer Match!

Please include all relevant details from your case including where, when, and who it involoves.
Case details that can effectively describe the legal situation while also staying concise generally receive the best responses from lawyers.


By submitting this lawyer request, I confirm I have read and agree to the Consent to Receive Email, Phone, Text Messages, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy. Information provided may not be privileged or confidential.

San Diego Criminal Lawyer, California

Sponsored Law Firm


Elliott N Kanter Lawyer

Elliott N Kanter

VERIFIED
Car Accident, Wrongful Death, Personal Injury, DUI-DWI, Felony
Representing Injured persons and those accursed of Crimes since 1980

If you're seeking a criminal defense attorney or personal injury lawyer in San Diego who will look out for your best interests, you've come to the rig... (more)

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT

800-641-9290

Vincent Ronald Ross Lawyer

Vincent Ronald Ross

VERIFIED
Criminal, Traffic, DUI-DWI, Felony, White Collar Crime

I have represented criminal defendants in state and federal court in matters ranging from drunk driving to murder. I welcome the opportunity to meet w... (more)

Michael S. Berg Lawyer

Michael S. Berg

VERIFIED
Criminal, DUI-DWI, Felony, White Collar Crime, Misdemeanor

Michael S. Berg is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. As a criminal defe... (more)

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT

800-263-6450

Ernest  Lee Lawyer

Ernest Lee

VERIFIED
Accident & Injury, Criminal, Personal Injury

My name is Ernest J. Lee Sr. I founded the Lee Law Group, (LLG) in 2007 after working for four different law firms in the greater San Diego Area. Fran... (more)

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT
Speak with Lawyer.com
Vikas  Bajaj Lawyer

Vikas Bajaj

VERIFIED
Criminal, DUI-DWI, White Collar Crime
San Diego Criminal Lawyer

Attorney Vikas Bajaj is widely regarded as one the leading criminal defense attorneys in San Diego, CA. With over 16 years experience, Mr. Bajaj has s... (more)

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT

800-775-2471

David Graham Weil Lawyer

David Graham Weil

VERIFIED
Bankruptcy, DUI-DWI, Bankruptcy & Debt, Criminal, Immigration

We live in times that are more troubled in an economic sense than any period in most of our lifetimes. As a result, people in San Diego and Southern ... (more)

Douglas  Holbrook Lawyer

Douglas Holbrook

DUI-DWI, Labor Legislation

San Diego Criminal Attorney, Douglas Holbrook, has been providing criminal defense and legal representation in San Diego for over 25 years and is comm... (more)

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT
Bill  O'Connell Lawyer

Bill O'Connell

VERIFIED
Accident & Injury, Criminal

The San Diego criminal law office of Bill O'Connell provides the quality legal support that can help you avoid unnecessary consequences such as heavy ... (more)

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT
Thomas  Matthews Lawyer

Thomas Matthews

VERIFIED
Criminal, DUI-DWI, Felony, Car Accident, Accident & Injury

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT

619-276-1606

Sean Michael Jones Lawyer

Sean Michael Jones

VERIFIED
Criminal, Administrative Law, Business Organization, Contract
Your Lawyer in the Modern Age

Sean M. Jones focuses his practice on criminal defense and professional license protection. Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Jones worked as an ... (more)

FREE CONSULTATION 

CONTACT

800-465-9710

Free Help: Use This Form or Call 800-943-8690

Member Representative

Call me for fastest results!
800-943-8690

Free Help: Use This Form or Call 800-943-8690

By submitting this lawyer request, I confirm I have read and agree to the Consent to Receive Email, Phone, Text Messages, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy. Information provided may not be privileged or confidential.


Display Sponsorship

TIPS

Lawyer.com can help you easily and quickly find San Diego Criminal Lawyers and San Diego Criminal Law Firms. Refine your search by specific Criminal practice areas such as DUI-DWI, Felony, Misdemeanor, RICO Act, White Collar Crime and Traffic matters.

LEGAL TERMS

CRIMINAL CASE

A lawsuit brought by a prosecutor employed by the federal, state or local government that charges a person with the commission of a crime.

OWN RECOGNIZANCE (OR)

A way the defendant can get out of jail, without paying bail, by promising to appear in court when next required to be there. Sometimes called 'personal recogni... (more...)
A way the defendant can get out of jail, without paying bail, by promising to appear in court when next required to be there. Sometimes called 'personal recognizance.' Only those with strong ties to the community, such as a steady job, local family and no history of failing to appear in court, are good candidates for 'OR' release. If the charge is very serious, however, OR may not be an option.

DECLARATION UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY

A signed statement, sworn to be true by the signer, that will make the signer guilty of the crime of perjury if the statement is shown to be materially false --... (more...)
A signed statement, sworn to be true by the signer, that will make the signer guilty of the crime of perjury if the statement is shown to be materially false -- that is, the lie is relevant and significant to the case.

GRAND JURY

In criminal cases, a group that decides whether there is enough evidence to justify an indictment (formal charges) and a trial. A grand jury indictment is the f... (more...)
In criminal cases, a group that decides whether there is enough evidence to justify an indictment (formal charges) and a trial. A grand jury indictment is the first step, after arrest, in any formal prosecution of a felony.

PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE

One of the most sacred principles in the American criminal justice system, holding that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty. In other words, the prosecu... (more...)
One of the most sacred principles in the American criminal justice system, holding that a defendant is innocent until proven guilty. In other words, the prosecution must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, each element of the crime charged.

CONVICTION

A finding by a judge or jury that the defendant is guilty of a crime.

BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT

The burden of proof that the prosecution must carry in a criminal trial to obtain a guilty verdict. Reasonable doubt is sometimes explained as being convinced '... (more...)
The burden of proof that the prosecution must carry in a criminal trial to obtain a guilty verdict. Reasonable doubt is sometimes explained as being convinced 'to a moral certainty.' The jury must be convinced that the defendant committed each element of the crime before returning a guilty verdict.

SENTENCE

Punishment in a criminal case. A sentence can range from a fine and community service to life imprisonment or death. For most crimes, the sentence is chosen by ... (more...)
Punishment in a criminal case. A sentence can range from a fine and community service to life imprisonment or death. For most crimes, the sentence is chosen by the trial judge; the jury chooses the sentence only in a capital case, when it must choose between life in prison without parole and death.

NOLO CONTENDERE

A plea entered by the defendant in response to being charged with a crime. If a defendant pleads nolo contendere, she neither admits nor denies that she committ... (more...)
A plea entered by the defendant in response to being charged with a crime. If a defendant pleads nolo contendere, she neither admits nor denies that she committed the crime, but agrees to a punishment (usually a fine or jail time) as if guilty. Usually, this type of plea is entered because it can't be used as an admission of guilt if a civil case is held after the criminal trial.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

People v. Albillar

... Code, §§ 261, subd. (a)(2), 264.1), forcible sexual penetration while acting in concert (id., §§ 289, subd. (a)(1), 264.1), and active participation in a criminal street gang (id., § 186.22, subd. (a)). The jury further found that the sex ...

In re Lawrence

... 1189 Carrie L. Hempel, Michael J. Brennan and Heidi L. Rummel for Petitioner Sandra Davis Lawrence. Munger, Tolles & Olson, Blanca F. Young and Hailyn J. Chen for Stanford Criminal Justice Center as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioner Sandra Davis Lawrence. ...

People v. Vazquez

... (b)-(d)), and that he committed the murder for the benefit of, at the direction of, and in association with a criminal street gang (§ 186.22, subd. (b)(1)(C)). Appellant was sentenced to a total term in state prison of 50 years to life. ...