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Orange County Criminal & DUI Attorney

We Handle cases Across Southern California, From San Diego to Ventura

When you need a criminal defense lawyer, it is important that you have an attorney that will put all the energy and focus into your case and will fight for you from the moment they take on your case. At The Law Office of Frances Prizzia, we are committed to providing high quality, aggressive legal counsel to our clients, and their future is our only concern. This is undoubtedly a very difficult and unpredictable time for you and your family. We know how frightening and upsetting it is to be caught in the criminal justice system, with a looming conviction above your head.

Attorney Frances Prizzia will consistently keep you updated on the developments of your case and inform you how your objectives are being met. The Orange County criminal defense attorney from our firm will give you the individual time, attention and effort so that you understand all the aspects of your case and what we are doing to fight for your defense.

The first step after an arrest is to contact an Orange County criminal lawyer from our firm. We advise that you exercise your right to remain silent until we arrive to represent you and to avoid saying anything that could incriminate you. Once we take on your case, you will have a committed advocate that is fighting for you every step of the way. She truly cares for the success and freedom of each client and she strives to put herself in the client's shoes while pursuing their defense.

Office Location
5000 Birch Street
Suite 3000
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(888) 387-4979

Top Reasons Why We Should Be Your First Call

The Law Office of Frances Prizzia is a premier criminal defense firm that serves clients in Newport Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana and other surrounding cities throughout Southern California. We deal with criminal defense on a daily basis and we know what it takes to beat your charges. Contact our firm immediately following your arrest to get the help and legal protection that you need. Here are the top reasons why we should be your number one choice:

  • Frances Prizzia has a history of successful verdicts and settlements
  • Attorney Prizzia has been voted Clients' Choice by Avvo
  • Frances Prizzia takes a "hands on" approach to oversee all aspects of the case
  • ​Attorney Prizzia is also fluent in Tagalog
  • Attorney Prizzia is passionate about protecting the rights of the accused and she will fight for the best possible outcome in your case
  • The Law Office of Frances Prizzia proudly serves all of Southern California
  • We offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients

Superior Legal Services, Unmatched by Competitors

Searching for a criminal attorney in Orange County? Our firm is recognized as an accomplished and dedicated defense law firm. We provide defense counsel in all types of criminal charges, including violent crimes of all types. If you or a loved one has been charged with murder or manslaughter you know how important the quality of your defense lawyer is to your future. We commit the time and energy to your defense, which you will need when your life is on the line. We defend our clients against a wide variety of criminal accusations such as:

You have the right to an attorney under the law, but what attorney you choose can have a significant impact on the final outcome of your case. With a hard-hitting criminal defense attorney from our firm you could significantly increase your chances of success. Our legal team provides outstanding client care and responsive legal services, and we are there for you every step of the way.

Aggressive Drug Crime Defense

We can provide the representation you will need for legal matters involving restraining orders, and stalking. We are also fully committed to protecting the rights of young people accused of any type of juvenile crime. We are able to provide aggressive and creative defense against all types of drug crimes including:

We recognize that every case is unique, which is why we offer clients personalized representation that is tailored to meet your specific needs. Every possible defense strategy must be initiated early in your case so that the possibility of avoiding conviction is increased. Our firm is driven to produce results and we come highly recommended by peers and clients alike.

Specialization in Defending Against DUI Charges

Need a lawyer for a criminal case in Newport Beach? Here at the Law Office of Frances Prizzia, we also specialize in defending against a multitude of DUI charges. We understand the serious nature of these charges and want to prevent you from losing your license and driving privileges. Good people make mistakes and we want to help you avoid severe criminal penalties that could put your entire future in jeopardy. If you are convicted of driving under the influence, your future employment opportunities could be hindered, along with your reputation. When it comes to serious charges, you must obtain serious defense to protect your rights against the prosecution. By obtaining Newport Beach DUI attorney Frances Prizzia to fight by your side, your chances of success will be far greater. Attorney Prizzia has been voted Clients' Choice by Avvo in the area of criminal defense and she has a history of case victories to back it up.

Our legal team has extensive knowledge regarding DUI cases and we know what it takes to build a compelling case on your behalf. Attorney Prizzia is an experienced trial attorney who pays attention to small details and she can investigate the events leading up to your DUI arrest. She may even be able to contest your blood or breath test. Our firm handles a broad range of DUI cases including:

DUI with Drugs

DUI with Injury

Underage DUI

Multiple DUI

Vehicular manslaughter

DUI Checkpoints

We proudly serve clients all throughout Southern California. For compassionate, aggressive and dedicated legal defense, speak with Newport Beach DUI lawyer Frances Prizzia today at our firm. It is time that you found out why our firm is the right choice for you.

Looking for a criminal defense lawyer in Newport Beach, CA?

When it comes to your future and your freedom, why settle for second best? Our lead attorney has a personal commitment to those she represents, and is a highly talented trial attorney. She provides compassionate, aggressive and dedicated legal counsel to clients all across Southern California. Attorney Prizzia is a "true-believer", she is very passionate about defending the rights of the accused. She is also honest and straightforward, and will fight tirelessly for you because she believes in you, your case and your cause. In preparing a case for trial, she will be focused on intensive investigation, negotiations, and law research. With her "hands on" approach to the law, nothing will slip through the cracks and you can rest assured that your fate rests in competent and capable hands.

Avoiding a criminal conviction is of the utmost importance. If convicted, you will have a permanent mark on your criminal record, face severe penalties including steep fines and jail time, and you will miss out on a lot of future educational or vocational opportunities. With our help, you may be able to have a fresh start and a second chance. Our legal team will do everything in their power to avoid a conviction. Our attorney will negotiate the case as much as possible but is not afraid to go to trial. So go ahead, time is of the essence, contact our firm today and learn how we can help you fight your criminal charges. Schedule your free consultation today by calling (888) 387-4979.

Contact Newport Beach criminal & DUI lawyer Frances Prizzia today for qualified legal defense you can count on.

Our firm proudly serves clients in Irvine, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Laguna Beach, Santa Ana, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, Orange, Westminster and cities all across Southern California.

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Law Office of Frances Prizzia
Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney
Located at: 5000 Birch Street,
Suite 3000,

Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Phone: (888) 387-4979
Local Phone: (714) 362-0157
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