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Individuals convicted of a crime in the State of California, whether by admission of guilt or through the determination of a jury, are subject to, among other penalties, fines, imprisonment, probation and community service. Defending your criminal case in the strongest possible way is critical to both your freedom and your future.

The outcome of any criminal case depends upon several factors: the facts surrounding the charges, the strength of the evidence, the legal validity of law enforcement and courtroom procedures, and the goals and strategy of the government and defense. As an experienced San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney, I will navigate you through this complicated legal process.

I provide trusted legal solutions to clients in San Diego County, Imperial County (Calexico and El Centro), Rancho Cucamonga, and throughout Southern California, in the following practice areas:

  • All State Court Misdemeanors and Felonies
  • Juvenile Court Misdemeanors and Felonies
  • Expungements
  • Probation Modification/Termination
  • DUI and Criminal Traffic Violations
  • Domestic Violence
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Drugs and Narcotics Charges
  • Homicide
  • Internet Crimes
  • Investigations
  • Sex Crimes

If you, or a family member is arrested, your first concern is that you quickly get effective and competent legal assistance. Your freedom, your liberty is my only concern. The experience and knowledge that my Firm provides can make the difference between keeping your freedom or going to prison.

I believe a client should seek an attorney with experience in the field of law in which they need representation. I have been practicing criminal defense law since 1977.

I also believe that a client could be given an opportunity to speak with an attorney without charge, so that the client can make an informed decision as to which attorney should represent him or her. During this no-fee consultation, the attorney should be candid and honest regarding the client's exposure, possible defenses, likely outcomes, etc. I pride myself on providing such free, no-obligation initial consultations.

As a skilled San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney, I will handle all aspects of your case personally, from start to finish. Your case will not be relegated to some associate with less experience.

While I do not recommend hiring an attorney based solely or primarily based on fees, I do tend to keep my fees very reasonable. For serious felonies, I generally charge thousands of dollars less than other attorneys with 30 years' experience.

If you or someone you know in Southern California needs the assistance of an experienced San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney, call Bill O'Connell today at 858-255-7902, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule your free consultation.

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William R. O'Connell

  • 30 years in practice
  • Western State University, College of Law, San Diego

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