Areas of Law

Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney

Irvine-based attorney David E. Swanson is certified as a specialist in criminal law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. His criminal defense practice focuses on the following areas:

Homicide and Murder: Trial attorney David E. Swanson is experienced in defending those charges with homicide. He takes a hands-on approach to managing his cases and develops aggressive strategies geared towards achieving the best possible outcome for his clients.

Robbery, Assault, and Violent Crimes: From the free initial consultation all the way through trial, you can be assured that you will be listened to and asked for input in defending your case. You will be kept informed of the strategy that we will use to defend your case. If you are arrested, contact us immediately to help secure your release.

Drug Crimes: Our goal in every drug case is to resolve it in a way that keeps you from spending any time in jail. That strategy may include drug diversion or other drug programs that are available to avoid jail time. For those with more serious charges, we will attempt to get the charges reduced and qualify for some type of drug treatment program. Every piece of evidence will be reviewed, including any violation of your rights during the search and seizure.

Domestic Violence: David E. Swanson has represented hundreds of people charged with domestic violence. If the police arrive at the scene of a domestic disturbance, someone is usually arrested. If you are charged with domestic violence and arrested, please contact us immediately so that we can facilitate your immediate release from custody. Lawyer David E. Swanson can help defend you against domestic violence charges.

Theft and Burglary: The most common form of theft and burglary cases we handle at the Law Office of David E. Swanson are those that involve shoplifting, particularly at Southcoast Plaza. One strategy is to resolve the case through a civil compromise where the victim is compensated for their loss and the charges are dismissed resulting in no conviction for our clients.

Identity Theft: David Swanson has successfully defended many clients charged with identity theft. We have aggressively challenged the prosecution in these types of cases, and that has resulted in dismissal of the charges against many of our clients. Because of our experience in this area of the law, we have used this knowledge to successfully defend our clients against these charges.

Sex Crimes: If you have been investigated, arrested, or charged with rape, child molestation, internet solicitation, or child pornography, contact us immediately. There are a variety of strategies we can employ for our clients, but it is critically important that those strategies are in place at the onset of the case. Do not speak to anyone until you have contacted us first.

Sexual Assault: The mere accusation of a sex crime in California is a very serious matter that can change your life permanently. If you have been charged with Sexual Assault in Southern California, contact The Law Office of David E. Swanson.

Internet Sex Crimes: If you have been accused of an internet sex offense, including solicitation of a minor, child pornography, providing lewd or obscene material via email, or sex tourism, contact the Law Offices of David E. Swanson. Mr. Swanson has over 19 years of experience handling all types of Criminal and Sex Offense cases in Southern California.

White Collar Crime: We have extensive experience representing clients who have been charged with fraud, embezzlement and other financial crimes, including representation of a client charged in the Unity Surgical Center investigation. We will develop a strategy that is unique to the client based on our extensive background in cases involving alleged fraud.

DUI Defense: If you are arrested for a DUI, you must contact us immediately because an administrative hearing must be scheduled within 10 days of your arrest. We will successfully represent you in court and at the DMV hearing.

Subsequent Offense DUI: If you have already been convicted or pled guilty to a DUI in California, and have been charged with another, the penalties are much more severe. If you have been charged with a second or third DUI in California contact The Law Office of David E. Swanson.

Prescription and Illegal Drug DUI: Being charged with a Drug Induced DUI can be a very stressful and convoluted legal process. Call The Law Office of David E. Swanson regarding your Drug Induced DUI.

Out of State Driver DUI: If you are a resident of another state, and are charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in California, contact The Law Office of David E. Swanson.

Underaged Consumption: If you, a loved one, or family member has been charged with underage consumption in California, contact The Law Office of David Swanson.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for a free consultation, contact us now..