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Joseph Peter Smith

Law Offices of Joseph P. Smith
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • California
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During his 30 plus years experience as an Attorney in California, Mr. Smith has handled nearly every kind of criminal case and is widely recognized by the Courts, Prosecutors and his peers as one of the area’s top Criminal Defense Attorneys. The overwhelming majority of Criminal Cases resolve through negotiation and plea bargaining. In fact, less than 3% of all criminal cases actually go on to Jury Trial, usually when the settlement offer from the prosecutor or the Court does not match the specific circumstance of the case. If you must go to trial, put Mr. Smith’s courtroom skills and Powerful Advocacy to work for your defense! Here is just a small sampling of some of our recent successes on behalf of our clients: NOTABLE CASES AND JURY TRIALS Client charged with felony assault with deadly weapon with prior convictions for Felony Assault. After extensive Defense Argument and Investigation, All charges and Probation Violations DISMISSED by Prosecutor. (13CF3207) Client charged with felony child abuse with allegation of serious bodily injury. Client found NOT GUILTY after JURY TRIAL. (Hon. Susanne Shaw presiding) Client charged in U.S. District Court with assaulting a federal officer. Charges against client DISMISSED after extensive negotiations with Assistant United States Attorney. Client charged with multiple counts of robbery of Fashion Island jewelry store. Allegations of use of firearm, possession of firearm by felon, gang membership and taking over one million dollars value found not true after JURY TRIAL. (Hon. Patrick Donahue, presiding) Client charged as third striker with possession for sales, possession of body armor by felon, possession of ammunition by felon, gang membership. Possession of body armor Dismissed, found NOT GUILTY of possession of ammunition after JURY TRIAL (Hon. Greg Prickett, presiding). Defendant avoids mandatory life term. Client charged in Santa Clara County with felony domestic violence and felony assault. Charge re

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Juvenile Law
    White Collar Crime
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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  • Croatian: Spoken, Written
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Persian: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Criminal Defense Attorney
Law Offices of Joseph P. Smith
Fordham Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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George Washington Univ LS
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 111003
- Current
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1605 E 4th St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Telephone: (714) 542-9455
Fax: (714) 542-9755
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