Criminal law is the area of the law that relates to criminal offenses and the punishment of individuals who commit crimes. The criminal justice system in Orange County is meant to keep the public safe and discourage unlawful or harmful conduct, but it often ends up punishing innocent people falsely accused of committing crimes. If you or a loved one is under investigation for or has been charged with a crime in Orange County or the surrounding counties, do not hesitate to protect your legal rights. The consequences of a criminal conviction can be far-reaching and long-lasting, and the best way to protect your freedom and your future is to hire a knowledgeable and passionate defense lawyer to represent your case. In many cases, having an experienced criminal defense lawyer in your corner can mean the difference between going to jail and walking away with your freedom intact. Contact our Orange County criminal defense attorneys at Seyb Law Group today to schedule your free initial consultation.

Affordable Criminal Defense Attorney

The Orange County criminal justice system is a complex mechanism, with complicated rules and procedures that make it easy to feel overwhelmed and underprepared, and that is the main reason criminal charges of any kind require the expertise of a skilled defense lawyer. Under Orange County law, you do have the right to defend yourself against any criminal charges you are facing, but unless you have a legal background specializing in criminal law, you will never be able to defend your case to the extent that an experienced Orange County criminal defense lawyer can. At Seyb Law Group, our defense attorneys have more than 60 years of combined criminal defense experience and our proven record of success defending criminal cases speaks for itself.

Unlike larger, impersonal law firms where quantity often trumps quality, our legal team at Seyb Law Group takes a personal approach to defend clients against a myriad of criminal charges – from drunk driving to money laundering to rape – and our reputation for being aggressive, honest and passionate has earned us a great deal of respect in the courtroom. We have defended clients against all types of criminal charges in Orange County, Riverside, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino, and we believe that a positive outcome is possible in any case, with a strong legal defense and the right defense attorney in your corner. Our criminal defense team at Seyb Law Group consists of Attorneys Spencer Seyb, Alan Spears, and Nathan Gjesdal, and we invite you to contact our firm to find out how we can put our expertise to work for you.

Mr. Spencer Seyb

Mr. Spencer Seyb received his undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and his Juris Doctorate from Trinity Law School in Santa Ana, California. He has a passion for criminal defense and for helping others, and he strives to secure the best possible outcome for his clients in each and every case he defends. Mr. Seyb has litigated hundreds of criminal cases throughout Southern California and is the managing partner of one of the busiest and most well-respected criminal defense law firms in Southern California. Mr. Seyb offers clients a wide range of criminal defense experience, from getting simple theft or public intoxication cases dismissed, to recently representing a client who was facing life in prison, and who never spent a single minute in jail (or prison!) once the case was resolved.

Mr. Alan Spears

Mr. Alan Spears graduated with his Juris Doctorate from California Southern Law School in Riverside and has been practicing criminal law since 1975. He has handled every type of criminal case you can imagine, from simple misdemeanor crimes to rape cases, robbery cases, and even the most serious and complex capital murder cases. Mr. Spears is also admitted to the Bars of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, and Southern Districts of California.

Mr. Nathan Gjesdal

Mr. Nathan Gjesdal received his undergraduate degree at Occidental College and his Juris Doctorate at Chapman Law School. Mr. Gjesdal has litigated hundreds of misdemeanor, felony and domestic violence restraining order cases across five counties. He was one of the first attorneys in Orange County to resolve a domestic violence restraining order for an active duty military member so that the client’s military career would not be affected, and he continues to represent dozens of military members in both criminal and family courts on a regular basis. Mr. Gjesdal has had DUI cases dismissed and/or reduced to lesser charges in more than a dozen courthouses across Southern California and is successful in getting domestic violence cases reduced or dismissed each and every month.

Orange County CA Criminal Defense

Any time you are facing charges for a crime like domestic violence, drunk driving, assault and battery, or grand theft, it may seem like the end of the world, especially if you don’t have much experience with the Orange County criminal justice system. However, it is important to remember that, no matter what crime you have been accused of committing, you still have rights, including the right to legal representation and a fair trial. The criminal justice system is designed to protect both crime victims – by arresting, prosecuting and convicting those who commit criminal offenses – and those who are wrongfully accused of crimes – by requiring a high standard of proof in all criminal cases. Unfortunately, the justice system is far from perfect, and while you may think that your innocence is enough of a defense against criminal charges, it is not uncommon for people to be convicted and sent to jail for a crime they didn’t commit. That is where our criminal defense attorneys at Seyb Law Group come in.

Consequences of Orange County Criminal Convictions

Being charged with and convicted of a criminal offense in Orange County can put virtually every aspect of your life at risk, including your career, your reputation, and your family. In addition to the costly fines, potential jail time and other penalties directly associated with a criminal conviction, there are a number of collateral consequences associated with convictions in Orange County, possibly including a loss of employment, professional licensing, gun rights, child custody rights, and more. Depending on the circumstances of the case, a criminal conviction can even result in adverse immigration consequences for non-U.S. citizens, such as deportation, removal from the country, exclusion from admission, or denial of naturalization.

Depending on the nature of the crime, even allegations of criminal activity can have an adverse impact on you and your loved ones, before you are ever formally charged with a crime or convicted of any wrongdoing. For example, if you are accused of embezzlement in Orange County, whether or not there is enough evidence to file criminal charges or get a conviction, you will likely suffer a number of negative consequences stemming from the embezzlement allegations, possibly causing you to lose your job and the trust of your colleagues, friends and even family members.

At Seyb Law Group, our defense lawyers understand how devastating a misdemeanor or felony conviction would be for you and your family, and we will devote every resource at our disposal to help you fight the criminal charges you are facing. Contact our criminal defense law firm today to find out more about how our experienced defense attorneys can help your case.

How Our Attorneys Can Help You

We can provide valuable knowledge and experience.

At Seyb Law Group, our attorneys have spent years studying and practicing criminal law, and we have the knowledge, training, compassion, and experience to aggressively defend you against any criminal charge, including, but not limited to, driving under the influence (DUI), drug crimes, sexual assault, domestic violence, embezzlement, and weapons charges. We understand that no two criminal cases are alike, even two cases involving similar charges, and that is why we believe in giving our clients the individualized attention and guidance they deserve, to ensure that their legal needs are fully met.

We may be able to get your charges reduced or dismissed, or help you avoid charges altogether.

Our main priority at Seyb Law Group is to get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed, or, if the evidence against you is indisputable, negotiate a favorable plea bargain with a lighter sentence. But in some cases, we may actually be able to intervene during the earliest stages of a criminal investigation and prevent charges from being filed altogether, in which case you can prevent allegations of criminal activity from affecting your personal and professional life. By presenting your side of the story to the District Attorney and proposing a different version of events from the one suggested by police and the alleged victim, our criminal defense attorneys may be able to convince the D.A. to file a reduced criminal charge or decide not to file charges at all.

We will help you devise a solid defense strategy.

One of the major benefits of having a defense lawyer with experience defending criminal cases in Orange County on your side is that your attorney will have first-hand knowledge of the typical outcome in cases like yours, and will have a clear understanding of what defense strategy is most likely to result in a favorable conclusion to your case.

We will hold the prosecution to its requisite burden of proof.

In order to get a conviction for a crime like embezzlement, domestic violence or assault and battery during a jury trial, the prosecution bears the burden of proving the crime “beyond a reasonable doubt,” which is the standard of evidence in all Orange County criminal cases. Beyond a reasonable doubt means that there can be no reasonable doubt in the mind of a reasonable person that the defendant is guilty of the crime, and if our criminal defense attorneys can challenge the prosecution’s evidence, propose an alternative version of events, or introduce questions that raise reasonable doubt in the minds of the jurors, we may be able to secure an acquittal.

We will stick with you to the end.

Our criminal defense lawyers at Seyb Law Group have helped thousands of clients defend themselves against criminal charges in Orange County and the surrounding counties, and we pride ourselves on exhausting every possible option to aggressively defend our clients to the fullest extent that the law allows. We understand that facing criminal charges means your freedom and your future are at stake, and we can help you get the best possible outcome in your criminal case, whether that means securing a reduction in charges, negotiating a lighter sentence or getting the criminal charges dismissed altogether. We always put the needs of our clients first and we will do everything in our power to protect your rights and safeguard your freedom, from the moment you hire our firm to the conclusion of your case, including representing you in court and at trial, if necessary.

Contact Our Orange County Criminal Defense Attorneys

Depending on the nature and severity of your crime, a knowledgeable and aggressive criminal defense attorney may be the only thing standing between you and a lengthy prison sentence. If you have been charged with a crime in Orange County or the surrounding counties, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side to advocate for you and represent your best interests in court. Our legal team at Seyb Law Group is committed to protecting the rights of the criminally accused in the community, and we offer potential clients a free initial consultation, which means you can have a top Orange County criminal defense lawyer review your case with no obligation to hire our firm. To ensure that you present the best possible defense in your criminal case, consult our legal team at Seyb Law Group today.

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I had a felony and a misdemeanor charge against me, one for a DUI and another for domestic violence. CallIng Seyb Law Group was the best thing I ever did, they fought for me and got my charges significantly reduced AND kept me out of jail!! God bless you and thank you so much for what you guys did and getting me through this traumatic event. – J.T. Anaheim

Case Results

We've won 1000's of criminal & DUI cases in Orange County. Here are just a few recent victories:
  • DUI with Injury - Reduced to Wet & Reckless/No Jail
  • Domestic Violence – Reduced to Infraction/Classes Taken
  • Assault / Battery - Case Dismissed
  • 1st DUI .12 BAC - Charges Dropped
  • Grand Theft - Reduced to Infraction

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