Best Criminal
Defense Lawyers
in Fresno

Why These Criminal Defense Lawyers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored criminal defense lawyers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best criminal defense lawyers in Fresno, CA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Escamilla Law Offices

Eric P. Escamilla has been providing services in Fresno for more than 10 years. Mr. Escamilla represents clients for bankruptcy (chapter 7, chapter 13, and foreclosure), criminal charges (state and federal), immigration, and personal injury including wrongful death. Mr. Escamilla was nominated to the Golden Key National Honor Society in college and graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Fresno, CA(559) 485-2535


Fortune Law Group or Doyle and Fortune

The Fortune Law Group provides attorney services in Fresno for criminal defense, DUI and traffic violation, employment violations, landlord disputes, environmental law, and criminal appeals. Patrick Fortune and David Doyle provide over 30 years of experience for their clients in both state and federal courts.

Fresno, CA(559) 227-2600


Fresno Legal Defense

Fresno Legal Defense provides criminal defense services in Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley. The criminal defense team with over a 100 years combined experience, including former district attorneys and public defenders, provides a legal perspective that encompasses both sides of the law. Attorney Adam Rodriguez has been recognized by Super Lawyers. Fresno Legal Defense does not forget that being charged with a criminal offense is a traumatic experience and works to ensure that a compassionate approach is maintained during the legal process.

Fresno, CA(559) 496-0123


Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation

Hammerschmidt Broughton Law Corporation with offices in Fresno and Hanford has over 100 years of combined legal experience in the areas of drug crimes, DUI defense, felony crimes, expungement, white collar crimes, juvenile delinquency, three strikes cases, professional license discipline, victim representation, murder, homicide, violent crimes, and federal cases. Hammerschmidt Broughton offers a free case evaluation by one of their experienced criminal defense attorneys.

Fresno, CA(559) 248-1469


Law Office of Nicco Capozzi

Nicco Capozzi practices criminal, expungements, criminal appeals, asset forfeiture, and civil litigation in Fresno California for both state and federal courts. Mr. Capozzi has been named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” and is rated at 10 out of 10 on Mr. Capozzi understands the unease that is often associated with attorneys and fees and provides an upfront case based fee (not including out of pocket expenses, such as direct court costs) and payment plans are available.

Fresno, CA(559) 374-2012


Law Office of Shirley J. Boney

Shirley J. Boney a member of the Cherokee Nation practices criminal (adult and juvenile) defense law, bankruptcy chapter 7, DUI, and Native American law in Fresno. Ms. Boney has been practicing law for over 12 years and provides an initial consultation for free.

Fresno, CA(559) 312-6760


Law Offices of Richard M. Oberto

Richard M. Oberto is an attorney in Fresno providing defense attorney services for criminal, DUI, sex crime, drug, and professional discipline charges and personal injury cases. Mr. Oberto provides services for both English and Spanish-speaking clients and provides 24 hours 7 day a week answering service.

Fresno, CA(559) 221-2557


Magill Guzman Magill Attorneys, APC

Attorneys Charles Magill and Laura Guzman Magill in Fresno are criminal defense attorneys for the defense of charges related to drug crimes, sex crimes, DUI, juvenile crimes, and domestic violence. Charles Magill has served as Pro Tem Judge in the Fresno Superior Court.

Fresno, CA(559) 255-3425


McKneely Law Firm

Michael McKneely is a Fresno attorney serving the San Joaquin Valley as a defense attorney for cases involving criminal activity (adult and juvenile), driving offenses (DUI, hit and run, traffic tickets), real estate fraud, sex crimes, identity theft, and personal injury. Mr. McKneely is certified for both state and federal courts and has previous experience as a Fresno County Deputy District Attorney.

Fresno, CA(559) 443-7442


Mitchell Law Group, Inc.

Mitchell Law Group, Inc. is a Fresno law firm of specializing in criminal defense, DUI defense and personal injury cases. Mitchell Law Group also handles criminal sex cases including rape and solicitation and prostitution. Mitchell Law Group also provides consulting services for other law firms specializing in DUI cases.

Fresno, CA(559) 222-2424


Salvatore Sciandra, Attorney at Law

Salvatore Sciandra in Fresno handles both criminal law defense and personal injury cases. Mr. Sciandra has been an attorney for over 40 years, including service for Fresno County as a public defender and was Chief Trial Deputy. Mr. Sciandra has taught as San Joaquin College of Law and served as Judge Pro Tem for the Fresno County Superior Court.

Fresno, CA(559) 233-1000


The Law Office of Richard A Beshwate, JR.

Richard Beshwate, jr of Fresno, a criminal defense attorney, handles criminal, DUI, personal injury, and immigration cases. Mr. Beshwate has been practicing law for over 19 years in both state and federal courts and is a former Deputy District Attorney.

Fresno, CA(559) 266-5000


The Law Office of Richard Cenci

Richard G. Cenci is a Fresno attorney handling criminal defense (misdemeanor and federal offenses), personal injury, and immigration cases. Mr. Cenci handles cases for both the state and federal courts. Mr. Cenci has been practicing law for more than 30 years and both he and his staff are fluent in English and Spanish.

Fresno, CA(559) 436-1441


The Law Office of Rick Horowitz

Rick Horowitz handles state adult, state juvenile, and federal court cases involving violent crimes (homicide, murder, assault, and sex-related), gang crimes, weapons charges, and drug crimes (including marijuana) in the Fresno area. Rick Horowitz has received multiple “Clients’ Choice” awards for his work in the areas for criminal defense and juvenile cases. Rick Horowitz uses for both client testimonials and peer endorsements since 2010 and with 51 client reviews has never received less than 5 stars (the highest) on any client review.

Fresno, CA(559) 233-8886


The Law Offices of Michael Idiart

Michael Idiart is a criminal attorney in Fresno with over 30 years experience specializing in the defense of charges for assault, sex crimes, murder, robbery, vehicular manslaughter, and drug crimes. Mr. Idiart was formerly a Chief Deputy District Attorney in Fresno County as well as a former president of Fresno County Prosecutors Association.

Fresno, CA(559) 442-4900


The Law Offices of Ralph Torres

Ralph Torres of Fresno a criminal defense attorney for over 25 years specializing in defense cases for murder, drugs and narcotics, sex crimes, white collar crimes, and domestic violence. Mr. Torres has been interviewed many times on TV and has been tapped to be the Legal Analyst for ABC Channel 30 in Fresno. Mr. Torres is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Fresno, CA(559) 233-3600


Trevino Law Group

Jim Trevino serves Hanford, Lemoore, Avenal, Corcoran, Clovis, and Fresno as a criminal defense attorney for charges relating to traffic violations, felonies and misdemeanors, three strikes as well as cases involving bankruptcy (chapter 7 and chapter 13), foreclosure, immigration, and personal injury. Mr. Trevino handles cases for both state and federal courts for both English and Spanish-speaking clients.

Fresno, CA(559) 579-1333


Wapner Jones, PC

Attorneys Terry Wapner and David Jones bring over 55 years of experience to cases involving criminal or DUI charges. Mr. Jones was previously a Deputy District Attorney for Fresno County and has been instructing for the police academy for 10 years. Mr. Wapner has become one of the areas most respected DUI attorneys and has earned the ACS-CHAL forensic scientist designation.

Fresno, CA(559) 257-4707


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