2019 top attorney award winners

Top Criminal Defense Attorneys

Salinas, CA

We selected Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in the Salinas area from 44 qualified local attorneys.

SEE THE 2019 AWARD WINNERS

William Vadim Pernik
 Website

Have you been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, and need representation for your court date? Attorney William Pernik will work endlessly to help you avoid the maximum penalty or sentencing. While Attorney William Pernik mainly helps clients who are facing charges, he has also represented clients who were charged with more unique crimes, such as child abuse, homicide, federal crimes, drug crimes, and driving without a license. When he is not trying cases or leading clients to freedom, Attorney William Pernik dedicates his time to organizations, such as the National Trial Lawyers. Since graduating from the University of San Francisco School of Law, Attorney William Pernik has dedicated his career to helping those who have been charged with a crime. Just because you have been arrested for a crime does not mean that Attorney William Pernik cannot help you avoid a conviction or jail time.

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.80
18 reviews  

Mr. Pernik has been a valuable resource to our family. We have turned to him for consultation several times with matters regarding business, collection agencies, legality of selling tools and other products, as well best course of action with regards to certain legal matters. He has been quick to respond and provided us with valuable consultation. We definitely recommend him.

I walked into Williams office in the grips of a severe manic episode that led to 2 arrests in 3 days. I had never been arrested before and had never been manic before and William and his staff were god sends. They treated me like a friend from the moment I walked in, unshaven, dirty and and mentally unstable. Aside from how they treated me, which was extremely important to me at the time, William immediately recognized my condition and began planning a case to get me a mental health diversion, based on a law that had only passed 2 months earlier in CA. He spent countless hours on the phone with my wife in UT and kept tabs on my whereabouts while my dad and brother flew from UT to take me home. William took care of everything for almost a year, jumping through the hoops until the day I had to come to court. Seeing him again was like seeing an old friend. And he prepared us for court as if we were old friends. He was/is always engaged when it's my time with him. The diversion was granted, only the second of the court, and I'm able to not have my first and only arrest follow me the rest of my life. I still come to CA to check-in with the court and he and his staff are always as kind and professional as they were the first day. I'm incredibly grateful he's the lawyer I found. I really don't know what would have happened otherwise and I can't say enough about the level of service.

I've been a client of Law Offices of William Pernik for a few years now. I've been seeking legal counsel on many situations, some of which had to do with selling of various goods nationwide, some related to cannabis, and others with best course of action to be taken to avoid legal trouble. His law firm gave me excellent advice every time. While I hope it will never come to this, I rest easy knowing I have access to a knowledgeable attorney in case I get into serious legal trouble.

I had a few communication issues that they addressed quickly and made sure that my case went as smoothly as possible. They really went out of their way to fix any concerns I had regarding communication and my case.

Mr. William pernik is the best! My husband had a Felony and suspended drivers license and he was able to get it down to a misdemeanor and as I’m typing this my husband is on his way to take his driving test! Finally! After 5 years! Thank you so much for accepting our case and working with us! FYI we are all the way from Texas ! I highly recommend Mr Pernik! He will not let you down! More blessings to you and your law firm! We go back to California this November and we will be stopping by to personally thank you and your firm ❤️ -The Yangs

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Mr. Pernik has been a valuable resource to our family. We have turned to him for consultation several times with matters regarding business, collection agencies, legality of selling tools and other products, as well best course of action with regards to certain legal matters. He has been quick to respond and provided us with valuable consultation. We definitely recommend him.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I walked into Williams office in the grips of a severe manic episode that led to 2 arrests in 3 days. I had never been arrested before and had never been manic before and William and his staff were god sends. They treated me like a friend from the moment I walked in, unshaven, dirty and and mentally unstable. Aside from how they treated me, which was extremely important to me at the time, William immediately recognized my condition and began planning a case to get me a mental health diversion, based on a law that had only passed 2 months earlier in CA. He spent countless hours on the phone with my wife in UT and kept tabs on my whereabouts while my dad and brother flew from UT to take me home. William took care of everything for almost a year, jumping through the hoops until the day I had to come to court. Seeing him again was like seeing an old friend. And he prepared us for court as if we were old friends. He was/is always engaged when it's my time with him. The diversion was granted, only the second of the court, and I'm able to not have my first and only arrest follow me the rest of my life. I still come to CA to check-in with the court and he and his staff are always as kind and professional as they were the first day. I'm incredibly grateful he's the lawyer I found. I really don't know what would have happened otherwise and I can't say enough about the level of service.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I've been a client of Law Offices of William Pernik for a few years now. I've been seeking legal counsel on many situations, some of which had to do with selling of various goods nationwide, some related to cannabis, and others with best course of action to be taken to avoid legal trouble. His law firm gave me excellent advice every time. While I hope it will never come to this, I rest easy knowing I have access to a knowledgeable attorney in case I get into serious legal trouble.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I had a few communication issues that they addressed quickly and made sure that my case went as smoothly as possible. They really went out of their way to fix any concerns I had regarding communication and my case.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Mr. William pernik is the best! My husband had a Felony and suspended drivers license and he was able to get it down to a misdemeanor and as I’m typing this my husband is on his way to take his driving test! Finally! After 5 years! Thank you so much for accepting our case and working with us! FYI we are all the way from Texas ! I highly recommend Mr Pernik! He will not let you down! More blessings to you and your law firm! We go back to California this November and we will be stopping by to personally thank you and your firm ❤️ -The Yangs

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Jamey Mitchel Dolowich
 Website

With a hunger for fighting for fair treatment for all accused individuals, Attorney Jamey Dolowich devotes his law practice to exclusively protect the rights of those charged with a crime. Attorney Jamey Dolowich focuses on charges involving DUIs, drug crimes, domestic violence, weapons offenses, assault and battery, and theft crimes. Attorney Jamey Dolowich maintains memberships in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the State Bar Association. A Monterey College of Law graduate, Attorney Jamey Dolowich handles all types of crimes allegedly committed by the accused. When you are in trouble, call Attorney Jamey Dolowich, the criminal defense attorney who will stand by you.

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
5.00
21 reviews  

Taylor and Dolowich have been an amazing advocate for my family. They have responded immediately to meet deadlines set by the court, presented cases to the courts in an manner to obtain the best possible outcome, and have been very compassionate about our particular circumstances. I would highly recommend this firm for your legal needs: you will be in very good hands.

Dylan Taylor is a knowledgable, professional and helpful attorney. He answered my questions by phone free of charge. I am so grateful for his generosity in sharing information and impressed with his grasp of the law.

I had Jamey and Dylan represent me in a case that I was certain I was going to do a lengthy prison sentence for. I had multiple felony’s and the usual time given for my case was around ten years. Not only did they keep me out of prison they worked a deal where I would do a small 6 month sentence on home confinement. They made themselves very available and I was always able to get ahold them at anytime, Jamey would actually communicate with me during non business hours when I had questions about things. These guys truly care about there clients and you can tell very much that they love what they do. My case has been done for awhile and they still haven’t forgot about me and check up on me. But best of all these guys are no joke in the court room! They are young hungry lawyers and most definitely the best around. I trusted Jamey and Dylan with my life and it was the best decision I could of made! Very grateful for these two. If you ever have any legal issues do yourself a favor and call them.

If you have pending criminal charges against you... Jamie Dolowich is the only attorney you will ever hire again once you have... The gentleman is very smart and compassionate about representing those of us who have made mistakes... Jamie Dolowich was recommended by more than a few people before I called for his services... And he was better than advertised... Mr Dolowich I sincerely thank you for all your help... Best money I have ever spent

Dylan Taylor & Jamey Dolowich are a power pair! Staff is very professional. Office is well kept and conveniently located next to the courthouse. They work with you and are honest with giving you realistic expectations rather than false hopes. They are extremely responsive and you feel cared for.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Taylor and Dolowich have been an amazing advocate for my family. They have responded immediately to meet deadlines set by the court, presented cases to the courts in an manner to obtain the best possible outcome, and have been very compassionate about our particular circumstances. I would highly recommend this firm for your legal needs: you will be in very good hands.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Dylan Taylor is a knowledgable, professional and helpful attorney. He answered my questions by phone free of charge. I am so grateful for his generosity in sharing information and impressed with his grasp of the law.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    I had Jamey and Dylan represent me in a case that I was certain I was going to do a lengthy prison sentence for. I had multiple felony’s and the usual time given for my case was around ten years. Not only did they keep me out of prison they worked a deal where I would do a small 6 month sentence on home confinement. They made themselves very available and I was always able to get ahold them at anytime, Jamey would actually communicate with me during non business hours when I had questions about things. These guys truly care about there clients and you can tell very much that they love what they do. My case has been done for awhile and they still haven’t forgot about me and check up on me. But best of all these guys are no joke in the court room! They are young hungry lawyers and most definitely the best around. I trusted Jamey and Dylan with my life and it was the best decision I could of made! Very grateful for these two. If you ever have any legal issues do yourself a favor and call them.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    If you have pending criminal charges against you... Jamie Dolowich is the only attorney you will ever hire again once you have... The gentleman is very smart and compassionate about representing those of us who have made mistakes... Jamie Dolowich was recommended by more than a few people before I called for his services... And he was better than advertised... Mr Dolowich I sincerely thank you for all your help... Best money I have ever spent

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Dylan Taylor & Jamey Dolowich are a power pair! Staff is very professional. Office is well kept and conveniently located next to the courthouse. They work with you and are honest with giving you realistic expectations rather than false hopes. They are extremely responsive and you feel cared for.

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Maribel Penaloza
 Website

If you have been arrested and do not know where to turn, seek the legal guidance of Attorney Maribel Penaloza, the criminal defense attorney you can trust. Attorney Maribel Penaloza has successfully represented clients facing charges of DUIs, DWIs, driving on a suspended or revoked license, domestic violence, assault and battery, and sex crimes. Attorney Maribel Penaloza attended Monterey College of Law, where she earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence. If you want a powerhouse defense for your criminal case, then Attorney Maribel Penaloza is your attorney.

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
5.00
10 reviews  

Maribel Peñaloza : She is an attorney who takes pride in her professional job.She takes your case and works alongside with you until your case is solved.She is a kind of attorney who answer your questions if you have any. She works around the clock with you until your case is solved.The outcome is always good. I am satisfied the way my case was resolved. Thanks Maribel for everything, you are one of the kind. 3 Months ago.

If you are looking for legal assistance, I would most definitely recommend Maribel. She made me feel at ease with my current situation. I never felt rushed at any point throughout my time working with her. She always made sure to answer any questions that I had in a timely manner. She made sure to explain how the law worked, and went over any possible outcomes that I could expect. She made me feel confident that she would put in her time and effort in to working on my case. In the end, the outcome I received was much more than I had originally anticipated. It was with her help that I was able to overcome my situation. I am incredibly thankful for her, her dedication, and her passion. And again, I would highly recommend her for anyone seeking legal advice.

Maribel made me feel very comfortable and welcomed. It’s clear that she is adamant on getting the best outcome for her clients. 10/10 would recommend her to anyone who is seeking legal representation.

Thank you for ease, peace of mind with my complex case, i felt at very controble with Maribel and would highly recommend her.

Maribel is Very professional, experienced and knowledgeable. 100% recommended. Helped me through a huge legal case and couldn't have handled it any better. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Maribel Peñaloza : She is an attorney who takes pride in her professional job.She takes your case and works alongside with you until your case is solved.She is a kind of attorney who answer your questions if you have any. She works around the clock with you until your case is solved.The outcome is always good. I am satisfied the way my case was resolved. Thanks Maribel for everything, you are one of the kind. 3 Months ago.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    If you are looking for legal assistance, I would most definitely recommend Maribel. She made me feel at ease with my current situation. I never felt rushed at any point throughout my time working with her. She always made sure to answer any questions that I had in a timely manner. She made sure to explain how the law worked, and went over any possible outcomes that I could expect. She made me feel confident that she would put in her time and effort in to working on my case. In the end, the outcome I received was much more than I had originally anticipated. It was with her help that I was able to overcome my situation. I am incredibly thankful for her, her dedication, and her passion. And again, I would highly recommend her for anyone seeking legal advice.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Maribel made me feel very comfortable and welcomed. It’s clear that she is adamant on getting the best outcome for her clients. 10/10 would recommend her to anyone who is seeking legal representation.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Thank you for ease, peace of mind with my complex case, i felt at very controble with Maribel and would highly recommend her.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Maribel is Very professional, experienced and knowledgeable. 100% recommended. Helped me through a huge legal case and couldn't have handled it any better. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Jamey Mitchel Dolowich
 Website

With a hunger for fighting for fair treatment for all accused individuals, Attorney Jamey Dolowich devotes his law practice to exclusively protect the rights of those charged with a crime. Attorney Jamey Dolowich focuses on charges involving DUIs, drug crimes, domestic violence, weapons offenses, assault and battery, and theft crimes. Attorney Jamey Dolowich maintains memberships in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the State Bar Association. A Monterey College of Law graduate, Attorney Jamey Dolowich handles all types of crimes allegedly committed by the accused. When you are in trouble, call Attorney Jamey Dolowich, the criminal defense attorney who will stand by you.

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
5.00
21 reviews  

Taylor and Dolowich have been an amazing advocate for my family. They have responded immediately to meet deadlines set by the court, presented cases to the courts in an manner to obtain the best possible outcome, and have been very compassionate about our particular circumstances. I would highly recommend this firm for your legal needs: you will be in very good hands.

Dylan Taylor is a knowledgable, professional and helpful attorney. He answered my questions by phone free of charge. I am so grateful for his generosity in sharing information and impressed with his grasp of the law.

I had Jamey and Dylan represent me in a case that I was certain I was going to do a lengthy prison sentence for. I had multiple felony’s and the usual time given for my case was around ten years. Not only did they keep me out of prison they worked a deal where I would do a small 6 month sentence on home confinement. They made themselves very available and I was always able to get ahold them at anytime, Jamey would actually communicate with me during non business hours when I had questions about things. These guys truly care about there clients and you can tell very much that they love what they do. My case has been done for awhile and they still haven’t forgot about me and check up on me. But best of all these guys are no joke in the court room! They are young hungry lawyers and most definitely the best around. I trusted Jamey and Dylan with my life and it was the best decision I could of made! Very grateful for these two. If you ever have any legal issues do yourself a favor and call them.

If you have pending criminal charges against you... Jamie Dolowich is the only attorney you will ever hire again once you have... The gentleman is very smart and compassionate about representing those of us who have made mistakes... Jamie Dolowich was recommended by more than a few people before I called for his services... And he was better than advertised... Mr Dolowich I sincerely thank you for all your help... Best money I have ever spent

Dylan Taylor & Jamey Dolowich are a power pair! Staff is very professional. Office is well kept and conveniently located next to the courthouse. They work with you and are honest with giving you realistic expectations rather than false hopes. They are extremely responsive and you feel cared for.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Taylor and Dolowich have been an amazing advocate for my family. They have responded immediately to meet deadlines set by the court, presented cases to the courts in an manner to obtain the best possible outcome, and have been very compassionate about our particular circumstances. I would highly recommend this firm for your legal needs: you will be in very good hands.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Dylan Taylor is a knowledgable, professional and helpful attorney. He answered my questions by phone free of charge. I am so grateful for his generosity in sharing information and impressed with his grasp of the law.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    I had Jamey and Dylan represent me in a case that I was certain I was going to do a lengthy prison sentence for. I had multiple felony’s and the usual time given for my case was around ten years. Not only did they keep me out of prison they worked a deal where I would do a small 6 month sentence on home confinement. They made themselves very available and I was always able to get ahold them at anytime, Jamey would actually communicate with me during non business hours when I had questions about things. These guys truly care about there clients and you can tell very much that they love what they do. My case has been done for awhile and they still haven’t forgot about me and check up on me. But best of all these guys are no joke in the court room! They are young hungry lawyers and most definitely the best around. I trusted Jamey and Dylan with my life and it was the best decision I could of made! Very grateful for these two. If you ever have any legal issues do yourself a favor and call them.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    If you have pending criminal charges against you... Jamie Dolowich is the only attorney you will ever hire again once you have... The gentleman is very smart and compassionate about representing those of us who have made mistakes... Jamie Dolowich was recommended by more than a few people before I called for his services... And he was better than advertised... Mr Dolowich I sincerely thank you for all your help... Best money I have ever spent

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Dylan Taylor & Jamey Dolowich are a power pair! Staff is very professional. Office is well kept and conveniently located next to the courthouse. They work with you and are honest with giving you realistic expectations rather than false hopes. They are extremely responsive and you feel cared for.

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Rick Gazipura
 Website

Have you been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, and need representation for your court date? Attorney Rick Gazipura will work endlessly to help you avoid the maximum penalty or sentencing. Attorney Rick Gazipura has developed an impressive acumen in the area of criminal defense. Attorney Rick Gazipura is a leader within the State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has received numerous accolades for his hard work, including the Super Lawyer and Best Law Firms awards. If you must appear in court soon but do not know who to call, then reach out to Attorney Rick Gazipura, the top criminal defense attorney who will put you first.

Fee Structure: No fee unless we win.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
5.00
17 reviews  

Rick is the best attorney ever! A year ago he went to court for me to get some cases expunged. He fought for me even with the D.A. Trying to fight against it. He didn’t charge me a crazy amount either. I can’t thank him enough for what he did for me. He’s an honest attorney and a very nice guy. If you’re thinking about hiring him don’t think twice. Hire him! Do it now! Thank you so much Rick you rock!

Can’t say enough about Rick and how he has helped me. I know from experience that Rick is the kind of guy who will go to bat for you. He is also very humble and easy to talk to. He is caring and passionate about his craft. Rick is a great lawyer to have on your side!

Rick was great! He was able to get me a fantastic deal and had my 3 misdemeanor charges reduced to 1 infraction. 10/10 recommend, he was a HUGE help.

Rick gave me excellent advice and took a ton of the stress out of my situation. Having worked in the courts for years, he knew the system in Santa Cruz quite well and played my hand perfectly. I was able to avoid jail time after being told by other attorneys that incarceration was inevitable. I was willing to take direction from Rick and let him fight for me. I'm very pleased with the results.

Rick is the best DUI attorney in Santa Cruz, hands down. I really appreciate his extensive knowledge and expertise when it comes to handling a DUI case. His 'never give up' attitude is impressive. He goes the extra mile, that's for sure. Highly recommended lawyer.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Rick is the best attorney ever! A year ago he went to court for me to get some cases expunged. He fought for me even with the D.A. Trying to fight against it. He didn’t charge me a crazy amount either. I can’t thank him enough for what he did for me. He’s an honest attorney and a very nice guy. If you’re thinking about hiring him don’t think twice. Hire him! Do it now! Thank you so much Rick you rock!

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Can’t say enough about Rick and how he has helped me. I know from experience that Rick is the kind of guy who will go to bat for you. He is also very humble and easy to talk to. He is caring and passionate about his craft. Rick is a great lawyer to have on your side!

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Rick was great! He was able to get me a fantastic deal and had my 3 misdemeanor charges reduced to 1 infraction. 10/10 recommend, he was a HUGE help.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Rick gave me excellent advice and took a ton of the stress out of my situation. Having worked in the courts for years, he knew the system in Santa Cruz quite well and played my hand perfectly. I was able to avoid jail time after being told by other attorneys that incarceration was inevitable. I was willing to take direction from Rick and let him fight for me. I'm very pleased with the results.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Rick is the best DUI attorney in Santa Cruz, hands down. I really appreciate his extensive knowledge and expertise when it comes to handling a DUI case. His 'never give up' attitude is impressive. He goes the extra mile, that's for sure. Highly recommended lawyer.

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Holden W Green
 Website

Attorney Holden Green recognizes the traumatizing toll an arrest can take on his clients, which is why he will stop at nothing to provide them only the best criminal defense. Typical areas of focus include domestic violence, DUIs, DWIs, theft crimes, sex crimes, and drug crimes. Attorney Holden Green is affiliated with the State Bar Association. A well-respected criminal defense attorney, Attorney Holden Green began his legal career after graduating from Cambridge University. His devotion to his practice is clear, as he provides services to clients at any hour of the day, any day of the week. Believing every client has a chance at freedom, Attorney Holden Green will defend his clients to the absolute best of his ability.

Fee Structure: Free 30 Minute Consultation

 Website

Review

by Google
4.70
30 reviews  

I retained attorney Green in 2018 after finding him on Avvo. He reviewed my case thoroughly and outlined a detailed action plan. Through this difficult process he has always remained in constant communication and after more than a year he was able to get 4 charges dismissed and worked to approve a plea deal and finally end this 3 year ordeal. Even after the case was over he still remained available for calls to discuss any questions that I might have. If you need the best of the best look know further.

I didn’t make an appointment so I couldn’t see him so I called the number and from the lobby he helped me out with my case and assured me to what I already knew but you know better to hear it from a lawyer but he’s very knowledge and knows what he’s talking about!!

I got a ticket not so long ago that was put as a misdemeanor. I panicked and called around to different lawyers and all gave me quotes of $2k - 4k and me being new to this, I was very close to paying 4k. But then my girlfriend recommended me Mr. Green. I am so thankful I talked with him since he saved me from paying so much and instead guided me through this process. Would definitely recommend him to anyone with a traffic infraction/misdemeanor.

Holden is the most wonderful lawyer I've had the pleasure of meeting and working with. He took his time to explain things to me and never made me feel like I was asking too many questions. I'm also not the best at replying to emails consistently but Holden was patient with me and I'm very thankful for that. We talked about what was important to me and he promised to do his best to get the results I wanted. He went above and beyond and succeeded in getting me an even better outcome than I thought possible. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Holden again and would definitely recommend him to anyone needing legal help.

Great lawyer knows the system in and out. Attorney Green has the ability to manifest a plan into reality. He is self driven and self rewarding creating a success model of execution. In this world outside the box, thinking and execution is vital. Those qualities are found in Attorney Holden Green

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I retained attorney Green in 2018 after finding him on Avvo. He reviewed my case thoroughly and outlined a detailed action plan. Through this difficult process he has always remained in constant communication and after more than a year he was able to get 4 charges dismissed and worked to approve a plea deal and finally end this 3 year ordeal. Even after the case was over he still remained available for calls to discuss any questions that I might have. If you need the best of the best look know further.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I didn’t make an appointment so I couldn’t see him so I called the number and from the lobby he helped me out with my case and assured me to what I already knew but you know better to hear it from a lawyer but he’s very knowledge and knows what he’s talking about!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I got a ticket not so long ago that was put as a misdemeanor. I panicked and called around to different lawyers and all gave me quotes of $2k - 4k and me being new to this, I was very close to paying 4k. But then my girlfriend recommended me Mr. Green. I am so thankful I talked with him since he saved me from paying so much and instead guided me through this process. Would definitely recommend him to anyone with a traffic infraction/misdemeanor.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Holden is the most wonderful lawyer I've had the pleasure of meeting and working with. He took his time to explain things to me and never made me feel like I was asking too many questions. I'm also not the best at replying to emails consistently but Holden was patient with me and I'm very thankful for that. We talked about what was important to me and he promised to do his best to get the results I wanted. He went above and beyond and succeeded in getting me an even better outcome than I thought possible. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Holden again and would definitely recommend him to anyone needing legal help.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Great lawyer knows the system in and out. Attorney Green has the ability to manifest a plan into reality. He is self driven and self rewarding creating a success model of execution. In this world outside the box, thinking and execution is vital. Those qualities are found in Attorney Holden Green

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Vijay Dinakar
 Website

From the initial consultation to the closing arguments, Attorney Vijay Dinakar will exhibit only the best direction for his criminal defense clients. A gifted attorney with the skill set to exceptionally handle any case, Attorney Vijay Dinakar focuses his practice on domestic violence, theft crimes, DUIs, and criminal forfeiture defense. When Attorney Vijay Dinakar is not in the courtroom, he is serving as a member of the American Bar Association and the National Criminal Defense College. Not only is Attorney Vijay Dinakar detail-oriented in his preparation and research of a case but he presents the facts of the case persuasively and successfully in court.

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.80
25 reviews  

Vijay is the best DUI attorney. I went for consultations with many attorneys and finally met Vijay regarding my DUI case. He is a very patient person. Heard my side of the story read the police report and took time to understand what I said. All other attorneys said that I will be convicted. But Vijay assured me that he will get the charges dismissed and as promised he did. I am glad I hired him.

I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. Vijay filed a restraining order against my husband as my husband got very violent. I have no job and was afraid to file a restraining order. I was afraid my husband will not provide for my baby and me. I am new to this country and was living with abuse. But called Vijay to get a consultation and he walked me through all my options and took his time and explained me how I could survive without a job when my husband would financially cut me off. Everything in my case happened exactly as Vijay predicted and I am safe and happy with my kid now. Thanks to Vijay.

Vijay Dinakar is a very knowledgeable attorney. I was arrested for DV when my spouse called cops on me. I was terrified because it could ruin my career. After I spoke to Vijay I felt very confident. He is very knowledgeable and experienced. He got my case dismissed.

Vijay saved my life. He is not only a great attorney but a great human being. I was arrested for Domestic violence and later my partner requested a restraining order against me. I got kicked out of my own place and had no place to go. When I met with Vijay for consultation he personally helped me a lot in getting my belongings from my ex for survival immediately. He didn't have to do it but it shows he is not only a great attorney but a great human being. I am in a foreign country away from my family and hiring Vijay to handle my criminal case was the best thing I ever did. He helped me like a big brother in everything. I got my case dismissed without any immigration consequences and I am moving on with my life. No words to describe the amount of help he did in my life. I will always be thankful to him.

Vijay is the best attorney. I went for a consultation with Vijay for DUI when one of my friends suggested him. I was very impressed by his style of work. He took time to understand my case and spent more hours than the fee he charged me. My case got dismissed and I am very happy.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Vijay is the best DUI attorney. I went for consultations with many attorneys and finally met Vijay regarding my DUI case. He is a very patient person. Heard my side of the story read the police report and took time to understand what I said. All other attorneys said that I will be convicted. But Vijay assured me that he will get the charges dismissed and as promised he did. I am glad I hired him.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. Vijay filed a restraining order against my husband as my husband got very violent. I have no job and was afraid to file a restraining order. I was afraid my husband will not provide for my baby and me. I am new to this country and was living with abuse. But called Vijay to get a consultation and he walked me through all my options and took his time and explained me how I could survive without a job when my husband would financially cut me off. Everything in my case happened exactly as Vijay predicted and I am safe and happy with my kid now. Thanks to Vijay.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Vijay Dinakar is a very knowledgeable attorney. I was arrested for DV when my spouse called cops on me. I was terrified because it could ruin my career. After I spoke to Vijay I felt very confident. He is very knowledgeable and experienced. He got my case dismissed.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Vijay saved my life. He is not only a great attorney but a great human being. I was arrested for Domestic violence and later my partner requested a restraining order against me. I got kicked out of my own place and had no place to go. When I met with Vijay for consultation he personally helped me a lot in getting my belongings from my ex for survival immediately. He didn't have to do it but it shows he is not only a great attorney but a great human being. I am in a foreign country away from my family and hiring Vijay to handle my criminal case was the best thing I ever did. He helped me like a big brother in everything. I got my case dismissed without any immigration consequences and I am moving on with my life. No words to describe the amount of help he did in my life. I will always be thankful to him.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Vijay is the best attorney. I went for a consultation with Vijay for DUI when one of my friends suggested him. I was very impressed by his style of work. He took time to understand my case and spent more hours than the fee he charged me. My case got dismissed and I am very happy.

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Brendan Barrett
 Website

When you hire Attorney Brendan Barrett, you may feel relieved to know he will be by your side every step of the way. His expertise is strong in the areas of DUIs, drug crimes, domestic violence, assault and battery, weapons offenses, and expungement and record sealing. A University of San Francisco School of Law graduate, Attorney Brendan Barrett handles all types of crimes allegedly committed by the accused. If you want the best, then reach out to Attorney Brendan Barrett’s office today.

 Website lawyer.com

Review

by Google
5.00
15 reviews  

Brendan law office is quick reaponse and reliable lawyer who took care of my case. I would like to recommend this law office to everyone.

Brendan is definitely the defense attorney you want on your team. He's helped me out with a couple of cases now and if ever I need representation again, he will be my first choice. Reasonably priced and quick to respond which benefits my busy schedule.

My five codefendants and myself were all facing two felony counts each for cultivation in the state of California. During the year and a half of court appointments Brendan faught hard and even took the lead amongst out group of lawyers. He was our go to guy, always available to answer questions on our hearings, until our cases were dismissed nearly three years later. He was always reachable. He was always resolute. Anyone should feel lucky to have this guy in their corner

Brendan was a beacon of hope. In which he guided me through everything, meanwhile making me feel comfortable with the predicament I was in after learning how hard he would fight for his clients. He fought for my best interest every step of the way and was able even able to get my case dismissed . Provides excellent service, 100% satisfied.

Best Lawyer I know. Brendan is very patient and strategic with his work. He made sure my case gets dismissed without me saying anything in court. I would very much recommend him to anyone.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Brendan law office is quick reaponse and reliable lawyer who took care of my case. I would like to recommend this law office to everyone.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Brendan is definitely the defense attorney you want on your team. He's helped me out with a couple of cases now and if ever I need representation again, he will be my first choice. Reasonably priced and quick to respond which benefits my busy schedule.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    My five codefendants and myself were all facing two felony counts each for cultivation in the state of California. During the year and a half of court appointments Brendan faught hard and even took the lead amongst out group of lawyers. He was our go to guy, always available to answer questions on our hearings, until our cases were dismissed nearly three years later. He was always reachable. He was always resolute. Anyone should feel lucky to have this guy in their corner

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Brendan was a beacon of hope. In which he guided me through everything, meanwhile making me feel comfortable with the predicament I was in after learning how hard he would fight for his clients. He fought for my best interest every step of the way and was able even able to get my case dismissed . Provides excellent service, 100% satisfied.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Best Lawyer I know. Brendan is very patient and strategic with his work. He made sure my case gets dismissed without me saying anything in court. I would very much recommend him to anyone.

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Edward Nicholas Ajlouny
 Website

If you are looking for an attorney who is compassionate toward his clients’ predicaments but is also aggressive in the courtroom, Attorney Edward Ajlouny is one of the best criminal defense attorneys to retain. A gifted attorney with the skill set to exceptionally handle any case, Attorney Edward Ajlouny focuses his practice on drug crimes, federal crimes, DUIs, juvenile crimes, public intoxication, and sex crimes. A Santa Clara University School of Law graduate, Attorney Edward Ajlouny handles all types of crimes allegedly committed by the accused. To receive the representation you deserve, from the attorney who possesses the elevated knowledge needed to win your case, contact Attorney Edward Ajlouny today.

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.60
11 reviews  

Never showed interest in my case. Did not inform me clearly of the outcome. He simply will take your money and do the dog and pony show which is SC county court. He will not fight as the above (fake) review states.

Edward is very professional lawyer,I'm very glad to have him to solve my case.

My name is John Lapine and I don't usually take time to write reviews -never with this much detail -but Ed definitely earned my respect and praise. My marriage was on the rocks but nothing could have prepared me for being falsely accused of domestic violence and served with a restraining order, evicted from my home and separated from my child. Needless to say I was in shock and fearful of the repercussions that a finding of domestic violence would have on my custody rights and my future. Most of all I was concerned that my daughter would be traumatized and alienated from me. I met with a few attorneys but I only had ten dsys until the hearing and was having difficulty finding one that put me at ease considering my situation. From the beginning, Ed listened to and understood my concerns. He was responsive and always communicated in a timely and efficient manner, returning calls and responding to emails even well past usual business hours. His approach is methodical and efficient and his demeanor is confident but genuine. I must admit, I was not holding up very well. I was shell shocked and unprepared, making his job more difficult than necessary. But he guided and advocated for me in a direct but compassionate manner, allowing me to have the confidence needed to decline unfair sertlement offers and see it through up to the final hearing. Ed intended on fighting for me until the end. Im convinced that his steadfast and confident approach was a major factor in the decision by my wife to agree to dismiss the restraining order and restore my custodial rights. Although I had faith in his ability to win - this outcome was even better and more practical - allowing both parties to save face while avoiding any further resentment or acrimony, allowing the process to de-escelate to the beneft of all involved. I didn't have much experience with legal matters and was unsure of the level of participation that was expected of me. My words of advice would be to show some respect for Ed and yourself and come prepared. Be thoughtful and realize that you need to play an active role in your case if you want to get the results you desire. Thank you Edward - my daughter and I are so very grateful.

I spoke to a dozen lawyers. Did not want to settle for the average fly by night attorney. Spoke to some good ones but it was apparent from the get-go that Ed is a great one. Ed is great at digging up the facts and applying the law to them. I would highly recommend him. I only retained him 48 hours ago and he has gotten right to work with a seeming passion to dig out the truth. The power is in the truth he said which is all I needed to hear. Worth the extra money. Very intelligent and well spoken individual.

Edward is great. He puts a lot of effort on his client's case. He's specially good on domestic violence cases.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Never showed interest in my case. Did not inform me clearly of the outcome. He simply will take your money and do the dog and pony show which is SC county court. He will not fight as the above (fake) review states.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Edward is very professional lawyer,I'm very glad to have him to solve my case.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    My name is John Lapine and I don't usually take time to write reviews -never with this much detail -but Ed definitely earned my respect and praise. My marriage was on the rocks but nothing could have prepared me for being falsely accused of domestic violence and served with a restraining order, evicted from my home and separated from my child. Needless to say I was in shock and fearful of the repercussions that a finding of domestic violence would have on my custody rights and my future. Most of all I was concerned that my daughter would be traumatized and alienated from me. I met with a few attorneys but I only had ten dsys until the hearing and was having difficulty finding one that put me at ease considering my situation. From the beginning, Ed listened to and understood my concerns. He was responsive and always communicated in a timely and efficient manner, returning calls and responding to emails even well past usual business hours. His approach is methodical and efficient and his demeanor is confident but genuine. I must admit, I was not holding up very well. I was shell shocked and unprepared, making his job more difficult than necessary. But he guided and advocated for me in a direct but compassionate manner, allowing me to have the confidence needed to decline unfair sertlement offers and see it through up to the final hearing. Ed intended on fighting for me until the end. Im convinced that his steadfast and confident approach was a major factor in the decision by my wife to agree to dismiss the restraining order and restore my custodial rights. Although I had faith in his ability to win - this outcome was even better and more practical - allowing both parties to save face while avoiding any further resentment or acrimony, allowing the process to de-escelate to the beneft of all involved. I didn't have much experience with legal matters and was unsure of the level of participation that was expected of me. My words of advice would be to show some respect for Ed and yourself and come prepared. Be thoughtful and realize that you need to play an active role in your case if you want to get the results you desire. Thank you Edward - my daughter and I are so very grateful.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    I spoke to a dozen lawyers. Did not want to settle for the average fly by night attorney. Spoke to some good ones but it was apparent from the get-go that Ed is a great one. Ed is great at digging up the facts and applying the law to them. I would highly recommend him. I only retained him 48 hours ago and he has gotten right to work with a seeming passion to dig out the truth. The power is in the truth he said which is all I needed to hear. Worth the extra money. Very intelligent and well spoken individual.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Edward is great. He puts a lot of effort on his client's case. He's specially good on domestic violence cases.

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Patrick Valencia
 Website

Have you been charged with a misdemeanor or felony, and need representation for your court date? Attorney Patrick Valencia will work endlessly to help you avoid the maximum penalty or sentencing. His expertise also extends to offenses such as DUIs, domestic violence, sex crimes, drug crimes, violent crimes, and expungement and record sealing. When Attorney Patrick Valencia is not in the courtroom, he is serving as a member of the National Trial Lawyers and the American Bar Association. Attorney Patrick Valencia’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as he is the recipient of the Best Law Firms and Super Lawyer awards. Attorney Patrick Valencia is dedicated to providing his clients with the proper representation they need for their case.

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

 Website justia.comlawyer.com

Review

by Google
4.70
40 reviews  

Cameron took over a case that had been improperly managed and delivered swift results. He and his team were highly responsive and engaged throughout the process. Cameron is aggressive in results but maintains a measured approach when interacting with clients and within the legal system. Kind of like a pitbull, who only bites when he needs to.

Riccardo and Anniesa were extremely helpful and sympathetic to my case. This was my first charge/interaction with the law (not even a speeding ticket!) and the moment I walked into VIB Law, Riccardo and Anniesa put my mind right at ease. Riccardo was straightforward and sympathetic to the case, and Anniesa was readily available to answer any and all questions I had throughout the process. From their hard and diligent work, my case ended up being dismissed more than a month before my scheduled court date. I cannot recommend this firm enough - they truly care about their clients. My life felt like it was on hold, but thanks to them, I feel like I can begin living life again! Cannot thank Riccardo and Anneisa enough! If you are ever in a tough legal situation and need defense attorneys, definitely use this firm!

For 54 years, I have never broken the law or involved in any activities that was questionable. I had always prided myself for being a good human being. I always helped others who needed help when I could. That had changed in April of 2017. I found myself behind bars with 5 counts of felony charges and quickly realized it was not simply enough to be innocent. To extort money from me, I was painted a monster by somebody I was very much in love and shared everything I had for 10 years. Helped with two green cards (one for her child) and supported her financially, helped her put her child through collage. She called police and cried wolf. I hired a criminal defense attorney. He tried to persuade me to accept a plea deal for 5 years home imprisonment and register as an offender. I was innocent and I did not want to accept any deal. Then, I retained Mr. Ippolito. I realize now that the difference between being found guilty or not guilty is a sound criminal defense. And, it does not matter if you are innocent. No wonder why so many innocent people get locked up for a long time. Mr. Ippolito immediately hired an investigator to gather evidence and we worked together with supporting documents. He requested DA to dismiss the case. Last day of the court, sitting in the court room, waiting, Mr. Ippolito walked in. When I saw his face, I thought the DA would not dismiss the case. He checked his phone and looked at the court calendar. I could see worries on his face. My stomach churned and I sank in the chair. Then, he had small conversation with the DA. I saw his face lit up with joy, walked toward me and whispered “Dismissed!” I could not control my tears. I wanted to bring up the last date at the court house because, it shows how much Mr. Ippolito cares. I could have gone with public defender, or stay with my first attorney or hired some other attorney that was charging less. I believe, I would not be able write this review if I did not hire Mr. Ippolito's services. Besides, his fees are very reasonable. Every penny is worthed! I am eternally grateful. Thank you!

Patrick Valencia made the whole process easier on me along with everyone else at VIB. I was super stressed about the whole ordeal and they always managed to pull through for me!

After receiving substandard representation, I was fortunate to have met, and more importantly, retained Cameron Bowman. From our very first consultation to full dismissal of my case, Cameron was empathetic, responsive, professional, understanding, helpful and a great listener. After explaining what had happened in my case to Cameron, he was more shocked and apalled than I was. Cameron never ever guaranteed any outcome; with that said he worked tirelessly to get my case completely dismissed and that was the result I received. My previous attorney wanted me to take a plea deal that I could not accept. The previous attorney put TREMENDOUS pressure on me as well to take it. She used to be a district attorney and I think she sees everyone as guilty and a person is lucky to get less than what they were charged with. Cameron as a previous district attorney had no preconceived notions regarding me or my case. He listened and acted, period. Cameron always kept me updated on the progress of my case, he, or a member of his staff was always available and the communication throughout the case couldn't have been better. I cannot recommend him more highly and anyone would be lucky to have his representation.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Cameron took over a case that had been improperly managed and delivered swift results. He and his team were highly responsive and engaged throughout the process. Cameron is aggressive in results but maintains a measured approach when interacting with clients and within the legal system. Kind of like a pitbull, who only bites when he needs to.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Riccardo and Anniesa were extremely helpful and sympathetic to my case. This was my first charge/interaction with the law (not even a speeding ticket!) and the moment I walked into VIB Law, Riccardo and Anniesa put my mind right at ease. Riccardo was straightforward and sympathetic to the case, and Anniesa was readily available to answer any and all questions I had throughout the process. From their hard and diligent work, my case ended up being dismissed more than a month before my scheduled court date. I cannot recommend this firm enough - they truly care about their clients. My life felt like it was on hold, but thanks to them, I feel like I can begin living life again! Cannot thank Riccardo and Anneisa enough! If you are ever in a tough legal situation and need defense attorneys, definitely use this firm!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    For 54 years, I have never broken the law or involved in any activities that was questionable. I had always prided myself for being a good human being. I always helped others who needed help when I could. That had changed in April of 2017. I found myself behind bars with 5 counts of felony charges and quickly realized it was not simply enough to be innocent. To extort money from me, I was painted a monster by somebody I was very much in love and shared everything I had for 10 years. Helped with two green cards (one for her child) and supported her financially, helped her put her child through collage. She called police and cried wolf. I hired a criminal defense attorney. He tried to persuade me to accept a plea deal for 5 years home imprisonment and register as an offender. I was innocent and I did not want to accept any deal. Then, I retained Mr. Ippolito. I realize now that the difference between being found guilty or not guilty is a sound criminal defense. And, it does not matter if you are innocent. No wonder why so many innocent people get locked up for a long time. Mr. Ippolito immediately hired an investigator to gather evidence and we worked together with supporting documents. He requested DA to dismiss the case. Last day of the court, sitting in the court room, waiting, Mr. Ippolito walked in. When I saw his face, I thought the DA would not dismiss the case. He checked his phone and looked at the court calendar. I could see worries on his face. My stomach churned and I sank in the chair. Then, he had small conversation with the DA. I saw his face lit up with joy, walked toward me and whispered “Dismissed!” I could not control my tears. I wanted to bring up the last date at the court house because, it shows how much Mr. Ippolito cares. I could have gone with public defender, or stay with my first attorney or hired some other attorney that was charging less. I believe, I would not be able write this review if I did not hire Mr. Ippolito's services. Besides, his fees are very reasonable. Every penny is worthed! I am eternally grateful. Thank you!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Patrick Valencia made the whole process easier on me along with everyone else at VIB. I was super stressed about the whole ordeal and they always managed to pull through for me!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    After receiving substandard representation, I was fortunate to have met, and more importantly, retained Cameron Bowman. From our very first consultation to full dismissal of my case, Cameron was empathetic, responsive, professional, understanding, helpful and a great listener. After explaining what had happened in my case to Cameron, he was more shocked and apalled than I was. Cameron never ever guaranteed any outcome; with that said he worked tirelessly to get my case completely dismissed and that was the result I received. My previous attorney wanted me to take a plea deal that I could not accept. The previous attorney put TREMENDOUS pressure on me as well to take it. She used to be a district attorney and I think she sees everyone as guilty and a person is lucky to get less than what they were charged with. Cameron as a previous district attorney had no preconceived notions regarding me or my case. He listened and acted, period. Cameron always kept me updated on the progress of my case, he, or a member of his staff was always available and the communication throughout the case couldn't have been better. I cannot recommend him more highly and anyone would be lucky to have his representation.

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