Law Offices of Harry M. Drandell

Law Offices of Harry M. Drandell

The Law Offices of Harry M. Drandell practices criminal law in Fresno, California, Fresno County and throughout the great State of California. We have been successfully defending persons accused of crimes for more than 33 years!

Firm Overview

Harry M. Drandell has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his legal excellence, his professionalism and his ethics. Mr. Drandell handles "special circumstance" murder cases and DMV license matters, and everything in between! If it's important to you, it's important to US!

Our entire staff is dedicated to helping clients with their legal matters regarding:
-DMV Hearings
-Drug Offenses
-Domestic Violence

We have been practicing law in Fresno and the Central Valley since 1983, specializing in areas of criminal law and criminal defense for more than 29 years! We handle misdemeanor and felony cases ranging from Department of Motor Vehicle matters to "special circumstance" murder cases, and everything in between. If it's important to you, it's important to us!

We know how stressful it can be to be accused of a crime and wrongdoing. Being accused of a crime can lead to the possibility of going to jail, paying large fines and having a criminal record. In addition we know that a criminal prosecution can have a far greater impact on your life then just what happens in criminal court

Main Office

Main Office
2333 Merced St
Fresno CA 93721


(559) 441-0441

Criminal Defense

Domestic Violence Lawyer in Central Valley

Get a strong Fresno, California domestic abuse attorney on your side
Whether you allowed your emotions to take over and have made threats or attempts to physically harm another person, or a bystander to your argument called the police unnecessarily, you will most likely be arrested for domestic violence. California law requires police to make an arrest when they are called to any domestic disturbance. Fighting these charges also involves fighting an automatic negative bias against you, and it is vital to retain a skilled, experienced and diligent criminal defense attorney to defend you.

At the Law Offices of Harry M. Drandell, our more than 29 years of experience handling domestic violence and domestic abuse cases have equipped us with the skills to provide the reliable legal representation you need. From start to finish, we examine the circumstances of your arrest, talk to witnesses and build an effective defense that may help you secure the optimal result possible against your domestic violence charge.

What is domestic violence?
In California, domestic violence is defined as any act or threatened act of violence upon someone with whom the accused has had an intimate relationship. This means individuals do not have to be married in order to be charged with domestic violence - parents, step-parents, roommates, partners or anyone residing in the same household can be accused of domestic violence crimes. The following acts are considered domestic violence in California:
-Actual or threatened physical harm
-Sexual assault
-Sexual battery
-Statutory rape
-Criminal harassment, such as threatening letters or phone calls
-Pushing, hitting, slapping, choking, kicking or biting

Central Valley lawyer fighting to preserve your rights
Clients charged with domestic violence in California face serious consequences:
-Prison sentence
-Permanent restraining order
-Inability to return to your house
-Inability to see your children
-Difficulty finding or keeping a job
-Difficulty finding or keeping an apartment
-Mandatory enrollment in a domestic violence treatment program
-If an immigrant, loss of immigrant privileges
-Inability to possess firearms

At the Law Offices of Harry M. Drandell, we can guide you through the necessary steps to protect yourself and keep the situation from getting worse.

Harry M. Drandell

Law Offices of Harry M. Drandell

Practice areas
-DMV hearings
-Domestic violence
-Drug crimes
-Drug courts
-Theft crimes
-Three strikes defense
-Sex crimes
-Violent crimes
-Juvenile court
-School expulsion
-School suspension
-Jail release
-Bail reduction
-Federal crimes
-White collar crime

-California and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1983
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2005

-J.D., McGeorge School of Law, 1982
-B.A., University of California at Los Angeles, 1979

Associations and memberships
-Fresno County Bar Association
- State Bar of California

Biographical details
-Panel Attorney, Federal Criminal Justice Act


McGeorge School of Law
Juris Doctorate ,