San Diego Criminal Attorney

San Diego Criminal Attorney

San Diego Criminal Attorney is an Exclusive Criminal Defense practice serving the needs of San Diego County. San Diego Criminal Attorney is available by phone &you can speak to a live representative with our firm 24/7

Firm Overview

The San Diego Criminal Attorney is an Exclusive Criminal Defense practice that focuses only on DUI and Criminal Cases. We pride ourselves as a "boutique" style law firm in that we give personal attention to each client that takes his/her time to meet and discuss their Criminal or DUI case with us. We are not a high volume "mill" that sells or transfers your case to another lawyer within the firm or to an outside associate lawyer. At The San Diego Criminal Attorney we will personally handle your case to make sure you are getting the attention and client services that you deserve. We focus nearly all of our cases in the San Diego County area and we know how to properly prepare and present your case with an aggressive defense and with the uniqueness in preparation for each of the different Superior Courts in San Diego County. You can learn more at http://www.sandiego-criminalattorney.com/, and we welcome you to call and schedule your free initial consultation.
Main Office
Main Office
750 B Street #3300
San Diego  CA  92101
Phone
  • (858) 805-5772
Fax
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Free Initial Office or Phone Consultaion
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
San Diego Criminal Attorney uses a flat fee and we do not bill by the hour. In addition to our competitive rates we can also offer payment plans with 0%, O.A.C. on approved cases. San Diego Criminal Attorney is available 24/7 and we personally answer all our calls. Call today to arrange your free consultation.
Hourly Rates
Flat Fee

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday 7am-7pm Saturday and Sunday: By Appt./ Phone 24/7
Office Manager
Thomas J. Beck
Emergency After Hours
Yes
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Other Offices

San Diego Criminal Attorney
380 S. Melrose Drive, #363
Vista,  CA  92081
San Diego Criminal Attorney
444 West C. Street
Suite 200
San Diego,  CA  92101
Criminal Defense
San Diego Criminal Attorney is an Exclusive Law Firm that dedicates 100% of its law practice to defending the rights of those who have been accused or arrested for DUI or Criminal charges.
San Diego Criminal Attorney is an Exclusive Criminal Defense practice that focuses only on DUI and Criminal Cases. Our attorneys and attorneys of counsel at the San Diego Criminal Attorney have over 30 years of combined experience in handling both Criminal and DUI cases. We pride ourselves as a "boutique" style office in that we give personal attention to each client that takes his/her time to meet and discuss their Criminal or DUI case with us. We are not a high volume "mill" that transfers your case to another lawyer or to an outside associate lawyer. At San Diego Criminal Attorney we will personally handle your case to make sure you are getting the attention and client services that you deserve. We focus nearly all of our cases in the San Diego County area and we know how to properly prepare and present your case with an aggressive defense and with the uniqueness in preparation for each of the 4 different Superior Court. You can learn more at http://www.sandiego-criminalattorney.com, and we welcome you to call and schedule your free initial consultation.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

San Diego Criminal Attorney has been defending the rights of people charged in DUI and Criminal cases, our practice has personally seen how important it is to have an attorney to protect client's rights and decided decades ago to devote our entire practice to solely helping those who have been charged with DUI or Criminal charges.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

What distinguishes San Diego Criminal Attorney from other lawyers is our experience as a local law practice in San Diego with over 30 years of combined experience. Hiring an experienced attorney is good, however, hiring an experienced attorney and an attorney with local experience in the courtrooms is even more valuable. At San Diego Criminal Attorney we combine the best of both, experience and local court experience to assure each client that they will receive the best result as possible on their case.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

At San Diego Criminal Attorney we built our practice on putting clients first. We understand that anybody that is looking for a DUI or Criminal attorney is already nervous and not sure exactly where to turn for help. At San Diego Criminal Attorney we want to make sure we can help, that's the most important factor for our law practice. We know that money is also a factor that is why we offer a free initial consultations so you have the chance to come in and ask questions and see why so many people have chosen San Diego Criminal Attorney to represent them. We will take our time to answer your questions and most importantly if we can help you on your case before any discussion of fees. We understand that the most important case we handle is you own case and we want you to be completely comfortable and satisfied with our services. We have 2 convenient locations to serve you and we can also do consultations by phone for those who cannot come into our office. Call today and schedule your appointment or go on-line to: sandiego-criminalattorney.com

Michael Holmes

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Holmes proudly served in the United States Army, an Armor Crewman on a Main Battle Tank. After serving in the United States and overseas, Mr. Holmes returned to California and subsequently entered law school.

While in law school, Mr. Holmes not only served as Editor-in-Chief of the school's Law Review, he also served as an orator on numerous National Moot Court Competitions, focusing primary on criminal and Constitutional Law.

Immediately after law school, Mr. Holmes passed the California State Bar Examination and accepted a position as a Deputy District Attorney in Southern California, prosecuting criminal law cases.

While serving as a Prosecutor, Mr. Holmes handled countless misdemeanor and felony criminal cases, as well as criminal appeals. He successfully conducted an extensive number jury trials; handled felony preliminary hearings; conducted hearings/motions relating to criminal law legal issues; and developed a strong understanding of how to be successful in the area of criminal law.

In large part, Mr. Holmes believes it was his experience as a prosecutor that really allowed him to develop his ability to be successful in the Court room.

After serving as a Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Holmes left the office of the District Attorney, and used his skills to become a highly respected and successful criminal defense attorney.

As a private defense attorney, Mr. Holmes' practice primarily focuses on representing individuals accused of criminal activity such as driving under the influence, robbery, murder, and other serious criminal charges.

For over 15 years, Mr. Holmes has successfully handled well over 50 jury trials, obtaining not-guilty verdicts and dismissals on cases involving charges alleging theft of over $30,000.00; felony driving under the influence; possession of nearly 150 pounds of drugs; First Degree Murder; and others.

Mr. Holmes is also a Certified Veterans' Affairs Attorney, with extensive experience representing Veterans of the Armed Forces facing misdemeanor and felony criminal charges in various Veteran's Courts.

In one recent case involving a Veteran, one of Mr. Holmes' clients was accused of selling large quantities of "ecstasy pills." Despite the fact that the prosecutor was adamant about wanting my client to go to prison, Mr. Holmes was able to demonstrate that the sales of the drugs was not for profit, but instead was motivated out of a need to feed his need to self-medicate after suffering various service-connected disabilities.

In the end, Mr. Holmes was able to get his client into Veterans Court, receiving treatment for his disability, and NO PRISON OR JAIL for his case.

It is Mr. Holmes' knowledge of the law, combined with his understanding of jurors and his devotion to his clients, that makes him a top criminal defense attorney.
Education
  • Trinity Law School
    Juris Doctorate

Joshua Baskin

Attorney Joshua M. Baskin is Attorney of Counsel. Mr. Baskin earned his Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School with a Certificate in International and Comparative law. While pursuing his legal degree Mr. Baskin was a valuable extern with two top judges obtaining an instrumental exposure to the justice system. It was during this time and his exposure to the criminal matters that his passion for criminal law defense took shape.Upon graduating, Mr. Baskin launched his legal career in the Inland Empire focusing on criminal and family law matters. Mr. Baskin expanded his reach into Orange and Los Angeles Counties covering a multitude of matters utilizing his extensive background in addressing the intricacies of DUI, Drug and all types of criminal cases.Mr. Baskin, being born and raised in Southern California, understands the needs of the community in which he so vigorously serves. After attending the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, Mr. Baskin began working in the Import/Export industry. After a couple years Mr. Baskin returned to Orange County and began a career in marketing for consumer products working directly with top executives from a multitude of Fortune 100 and 500 companies. These relationships have created in Mr. Baskin an understanding of meeting and exceeding client expectations. Mr. Baskin is diligent and provides a high-quality and vigorous representation to each client he represents.Mr. Baskin's experience has given him invaluable insight into the criminal justice system and created relationships that provide an incredible asset in any criminal defense case. Mr. Baskin takes advantage of these connections throughout his practice in advocating for the best resolutions and results for his clients. In addition, to his extensive criminal defense cases, Mr. Baskin also provides full representation in family law matters and was a passionate advocate providing legal services to the California Teacher's Association in the Inland Empire. Mr. Baskin believes in the value of focused teamwork to solve client problems, and provides dedication, commitment and service to all matters and clients he serves.

Thomas Filicia

Thomas Filicia serves as the Attorney of Counsel. Mr. Filicia's responsibilities as the Attorney of Counsel include thoroughly assessing each case, and consulting with the rest of the defense team to decide how every client's needs will be addressed. Mr. Filicia's attention to detail, team mentality, and communication skills has made him an invaluable member of our team.Mr. Filicia was born and raised in San Diego and has been a resident of Southern California most of his life. He graduated from Syracuse University's College of Law, where he was a member of the school's American Bar Association Negotiation Team. During his time at Syracuse, Thomas developed a passion for criminal defense law, and clerked for a law firm that predominantly focused on criminal appeals. His clerkship required him to draft appellate briefs in various areas of criminal law, such as parole violations, domestic violence, rape, and murder. After graduating from law school, Thomas worked for one of San Diego's preeminent Construction Defect and HOA law firms. He is a member of the St. Thomas Moore society for Catholic Attorneys.Before attending law school, Thomas studied communications at Loyola Marymount University, where he was a part of the varsity baseball team. He later earned his bachelor's degree in Philosophy from St. John's University. During his time at St. John's, Mr. Filicia was a member of the University's Ethics Debate Team that competed in national competitions annually. Thomas is a passionate sports fan, who enjoys staying active, and rooting for the Padres, Lakers, and Cowboys.

David Ruyle

Mr. Ruyle was lead to the area of criminal defense when he was working in his other areas of practice which were Estate Planning, Business Planning and Bankruptcy. The families often had family members that got into trouble and needed a familiar face to help them out.

Other than practicing law his other passion is working with students advance in their intended careers as a lawyer or in within the criminal justice field. After becoming an attorney he began working with law students in preparation for the California Bar Exam. Each student must memorize more than a dozen subjects and apply that law in a 2 day written exam. He is the founder of BarPerfect that helps students apply a analytical writing methodology.. He has also worked as a professor in the criminal justice departments for Westwood College and the University of Phoenix were he conducts his classrooms with real world applicability.

He is often asked why he would want to become a police officer after being an attorney. His common answer is he wanted to understand the dynamics of a law enforcement institution and their limitations as well as what a patrol officer experienced on a daily basis. In the end he believed that officers are people too that have feelings and makes mistakes. The officer's that he worked with all had good intentions and really cared about the community they served.

When not working he has an appreciation for the dynamic topography of San Diego County from the ocean to the mountains. He often enjoys camping with his family and friends. He has found that there is no greater sense of community when people pack up their families for a weekend, turn off the devices and have more personal time.

His volunteer work has been recently more focused as a Master Mason and active member of Unity Lodge #632 in Normal Heights.
License
  • Bar Number: 234569
    California , 2004

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