Criminal Defense

The attorneys at LAWSTACHE™ LAW FIRM know that the attorney you choose can mean the difference between winning and losing. Fifty years ago, the Supreme Court of United States recognized the “obvious truth” that a criminal defense lawyer is a necessity and not a luxury when a defendant faces a criminal charge in State or Federal court. The Court also observed that even an intelligent and educated non-lawyer “requires the guiding hand of counsel at every step in the proceedings against him.” Attorneys at LAWSTACHE™ Law Firm are that “guiding hand,” diligently ensuring that your rights are protected throughout the entire duration of criminal proceedings, from criminal arraignment thought the duration of trial.

We represent clients throughout Southern California, including San Diego County, Orange County, Los Angeles, and Riverside. We are licensed in California, Nevada, and Utah. 

If you were charged or indicted in the Federal Court, please see our federal criminal defense page.

Federal Criminal Defense

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California (San Diego)
  • District of Nevada (Las Vegas)
  • District of Utah (Salt Lake City)

California State Criminal Defense

In the following sections our criminal defense attorneys explain common California crimes and defenses. Please click on the Folders, and then select the topic you are interested in.


When selecting an attorney, it is crucial that you pick an attorney that knows all the alternatives to jail/prison sentences. There is nothing worse than sitting in jail and learning later that you could have been sentenced to home confinement or GPS monitoring. The following are some of the alternatives to custody that you may be eligible. Please discuss these alternatives with your attorney because eligibility depends on the crime, past history, and other factors. These are the most common alternatives in San Diego County, but many are available in other counties such as Riverside and Orange County.

Our office is conveniently located in downtown San Diego at 185 West F Street, Suite 100-D.

You can reach our office by calling (619) 357-6677.

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We are available to take appointments on weekdays and weekends. We accept all major credit cards.

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