Defending the Rights of the Accused in Orange County

Criminal Justice Attorney in Laguna Hills 92653
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What are the most successful legal defenses against the charge of driving under the influence (DUI)? If you are charged with DUI in California – whether you are guilty or innocent – you need to know. Learn the facts about DUI and avoiding a DUI conviction by reading here: https://www.occriminalde...

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11 months ago
Alan provided great counsel and did an excellent job resolving my case. I was facing very stiff consequences. He knew exactly what to do and how to approach the situation in order to get me the best possible outcome. He told me what the best possible scenario was and then he did even better than that! He was very responsive through out and genuinely showed concern and care for my situation. He even came and visited me to discuss the case and check on me while I was in custody which I really appreciated. I highly recommend him and his team.
- Jonathan D
a year ago
“Alan Castillo is a beacon of hope to my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed nigh on impossible. Not only is he able to defend us, he’s calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. My family and I are eternally grateful for he's service and I hereby recommend Mr. Alan Castillo without reservation.”
- Guille M
5 years ago
I would recommend Alan Castillo without hesitation and have complete confidence in his expertise and ability. During a very distressing time I was facing a long jail sentence and with Alan's diligence and knowledge I was able to stay out of jail and keep my job. Through out the process Alan kept me informed and anytime I had questions he was always there to ease my mind. Alan was able to navigate the legal process and negotiate with the DA where I got the best possible outcome I could have ever hoped for.
- Julia C

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you are charged with a crime in Southern California, you are going to need the right criminal defense attorney’s advice and services. If you are convicted of a theft, a drug crime, an assault, or driving under the influence (DUI), your job, your family, and your life will be disrupted. 

The penalties for a conviction can include costly fines, probation, and time in jail, but the legal help you need is right here. A defense lawyer at The SoCal Law Network can take charge of your case, protect your rights, and guide you through every step of the legal process. 

With almost five decades of combined legal experience, the Orange County criminal defense attorneys at The SoCal Law Network provide sound legal advice and effective defense representation to those who are charged with crimes in Orange County and throughout Southern California.

When you become our client, an Orange County defense attorney will vigorously protect your rights and aggressively advocate on your behalf. Your defense will be based on proven legal tactics and strategies. We represent clients who face charges including but not limited to:

  1. assault, battery, and homicide    
  2. sex crimes and domestic violence   
  3. white-collar crimes and cyber crimes
  4. drug crimes, thefts, and weapon possession violations
  5. DUI charges, traffic violations, and driver’s license revocation hearings

When we work on your behalf, a SoCal Law Network attorney will handle every aspect of your case: bail, plea bargaining, trial strategy, motions, sentencing, and if necessary, appeals. Your freedom and your future will be at stake. The right defense lawyer can make the difference.

Alan Castillo, SoCal Law Network’s CEO and Senior Trial Lawyer, has been a criminal defense lawyer in Orange County for more than twenty years, and he has handled more than one hundred jury trials. He has argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court in Los Angeles.

Peter F. Locona, SoCal Law Network’s CFO and Lead Trial Lawyer, has considerable experience in DUI law, DUI defense, and DUI-drug cases. He has written extensively about driving under the influence and is a frequent public speaker and lecturer on DUI and DUI law.

Marlo Cordero, SoCal Law Network’s COO, is a criminal defense lawyer with a remarkable record of dismissals based upon motions to suppress and motions to dismiss. She has substantial experience handling writs and appeals for criminal cases and DMV hearings.

We are proud of our record and reputation. The SoCal Law Network is more than a team of good attorneys who offer effective defense representation. We bring to every case a passion and commitment to protect our client’s rights and to secure the fairest and best possible outcome.

Whether you are charged with a minor traffic violation or accused of a serious felony, The SoCal Law Network is here to represent and defend you. Call or email us to learn more or to arrange a first legal consultation with no charge or obligation.

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  • (949) 305-7995


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23152 Verdugo Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
United States

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