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California Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been arrested, you likely have a lot of questions. Do I need to hire a lawyer? How much will it cost? Can I represent myself in court? Should I just go with a public defender? Why shouldn't I just accept the offer from the prosecutor? These are all good questions, and the best way to get answers custom tailored to your specific situation is to take advantage of the free initial consultation I offer to anyone who has been charged with a crime in Southern California.

Serving Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles Counties

More often than not, when I talk to someone who has been arrested and charged with a crime, they have a lot of bad information. Your friends, family and neighbors very likely mean well, but taking advice from people who are not fully equipped to offer advice can be a recipe for disaster. If you are facing a criminal charge, take advantage of a consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer without cost or obligation. I will take the time to listen to your case, get a sound understanding of your situation and offer advice on how to best proceed.

How much does it cost to hire a criminal defense lawyer?

This is probably the most common question I hear during my initial consultations with new clients. Since the price I quote is based on the complexity and time I expect to spend on your case, I cannot give any general pricing guidelines here on the site. I will provide a clear and concise billing agreement at your first meeting should you choose to hire me. For your convenience I accept both Visa and MasterCard.

I Handle All areas of Criminal Defense - I can help you.

Whether you are up against a petty misdemeanor or a potentially life changing felony charge, I can help. I have several years of experience helping Californians defend themselves against criminal charges. If you would like to know more about a particular type of criminal charge, please see the links below. I handle ALL areas of criminal defense, so if you have questions about an area that you are not seeing listed below, do not hesitate to contact my office at 714-953-7414 or click here to send me an email so we can discuss your situation.

Working for you.

When a case requires aggressive action, we are aggressive. When a case requires negotiation, we work to negotiate a beneficial outcome.

Experience matters.

Joseph Tysel is a criminal defense lawyer that has the experience and credentials that you need in your legal representation. For more than 20 years he has been taking on criminal cases, providing clients with favorable results in even the most challenging circumstances.