Orange County Criminal Lawyer

Orange County Criminal Lawyer David E. Swanson has been named a Super Lawyer in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer David E. Swanson is also a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.  David E. Swanson is one of the few Orange County, CA criminal defense lawyers who are both a recipient of the Super Lawyer Award/Designation and a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law.

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No I am not Superman, but I have been chosen as a “Super Lawyer” for the last 9 years in a row, and a Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the State Bar of California for 15 years.

Are you, or a loved one, facing criminal charges for anything such as a misdemeanor drug charge, sex crime, DUI or a property crime in Orange County, California which includes Orange, Santa Ana, Anaheim, Fullerton, Newport Beach and Irvine? If so, you are in a very serious situation and it needs to be treated as such. Attempting to navigate through the Orange County legal system on your own can end horribly for you. You need the help of skilled and experienced Orange County Criminal Lawyer David E. Swanson. He has a long track record of effectively defending the accused throughout Orange County, California including Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Rancho Santa Margarita, Laguna Beach and San Clemente.

Newport Beach Criminal Defense Attorney David E. Swanson successfully defended Eric Nordmark, an innocent man who was falsely accused by three eleven year-old girls from Garden Grove. Three middle school students who were worried because they were late coming home from school falsely reported to the police they were attacked and sexually assaulted while on their way home from school. Eric Nordmark was walking in the area and was identified by the girls as their attacker. Mr. Nordmark was arrested and faced charges that could have caused his being sent to state prison and required him to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. David E. Swanson took over the case at the trial stage. David E. Swanson’s skillful defense of his client caused the first girl to admit that all three were lying, causing the prosecutor to dismiss all charges, and freeing Eric Nordmark. Here is a TV News Clip that highlights this case.

At the Law Office of David E. Swanson in Irvine, California, all of our experience and efforts go into defending clients charged with a variety of criminal offenses. Contact an experienced Orange County criminal defense lawyer if you need experienced representation in any of the following areas:

Penalties Associates With Criminal Convictions

A criminal conviction of any sort, even a misdemeanor, can upset different areas of your life now as well as in the future. The type of crime you are facing i.e. a felony vs. a misdemeanor has a lot to do with the ultimate administrative, financial and legal penalties you may face. In addition, your prior criminal record, events leading up to the arrest as well as how you reacted at time of arrest can all impact the consequences you may face. Common penalties brought on by a criminal conviction can be: fines, fees, court costs, loss of driving privileges, loss of child custody, jail time, a prison sentence, alcohol or drug rehab classes, SR-22 program and house arrest. Do not face this alone. Consulting with, and ultimately retaining, an experience Orange County criminal attorney is a wise move.

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer Fighting For You

Many people who are facing criminal or DUI charges have no idea what the real cost of a conviction is. The cost can many times go well above and beyond court costs, fines, fees and restitution. If your charges are serious enough, or you have a criminal record, many areas of your life will be impacted. Even something seemingly small such as a drug crime conviction can result in you losing your license for a period of time. With no license it gets very difficult to get back and forth to work. That can compromise your ability to remain employed, pay your bills and support your family. If you are convicted of s felony or a sex offense in Orange County, California you may lose your freedom as you will be facing jail or prison time. Also, as a sex offender it will become increasingly difficult to get housing or rent an apartment as you will have to register as a sex offender and that shows up on background checks. As you can see a situation as serious as this warrants the aid of an experienced Orange County criminal lawyer.

Newport Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer David E. Swanson is a former public defender who is certified as a specialist in criminal law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. At the Law Office of David E. Swanson, Orange County Criminal Lawyer David E. Swanson will personally handle your case from the initial client interview through a successful resolution. As your attorney he will diligently prepare your case and aggressively represent you, unlike many other law firms who assign your case to an inexperienced junior attorney. While we offer vast experience and success in handling misdemeanor and felony criminal defense cases, clients have come to count on us for caring about them and how their cases are resolved. We make it our commitment to ensure your rights are protected and we have achieved the best possible outcome of the criminal case.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for a free consultation about your criminal charge, contact us now. Mr. Swanson’s office is located just minutes from the Harbor Courthouse.

Orange County Criminal Lawyer David E. Swanson proudly defends the accused throughout all of Orange County, California and surrounding areas including, but not limited to, Anaheim, Anaheim Hills, Bellflower, Costa Mesa, Fullerton, Irvine, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Orange, Rancho Santa Margarita, Riverside, Santa Ana, San Clemente, Seal Beach, Carlsbad and Vista, California.