Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Serving Newport Beach and All of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Criminal charges of any kind require an attorney who will put all of their energy and focus on the case and will fight for their client from the moment they take on the case. Conviction of a crime can turn a person's life upside down due to heavy fines, jail time, or even prison sentence. Their future success could also be stunted by the consequent criminal record. Are you in this situation? Our Newport Beach criminal defense attorney can help.

We Also Take Cases in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Ventura Counties.

In addition to serving clients throughout Southern California and Newport Beach, The Law Office of Frances Prizzia also takes cases from San Diego and Ventura counties. Because we deal with criminal defense on a daily basis, we know what it takes to beat your charges.

At the Law Office of Frances Prizzia, our team is committed to providing high quality, aggressive legal counsel. Your future is our only concern.

Track Record of Success

Take a Look at Our Most Recent Victories
  • Case Won DMV hearing win on a 0.20 blood alcohol level in a DUI case
  • Case Dropped to Misdemeanor DUI With Injuries
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty in 20 minutes on 4 counts of forgery on 2 different victims, even with a client's own confession!
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty verdict after only 30 minutes of jury deliberation in a vandalism case
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty verdict in an assault and battery case even after eyewitness testimony!
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty verdict in DUI 0.25 Blood Alcohol Level (BAC)
  • Not Guilty Not Guilty verdict on DUI with injuries, where client had a strike prior and was on felony probation!
  • Dismissed Probation Termination - People v. Gustavo C.
  • Dismissed Dismissed - People v. Richard R.
  • Dismissed Dismissed - Impersonating a Peace Officer

Why Hire the Law Office Of Frances Prizzia?

Top Reasons Why We should be Your First Call

  • Experience

    We have a history of successful verdicts and settlements for over 14 years.

  • Multilingual

    Our team is also fluent in both Spanish and Tagalog.

  • Reputation of Excellence

    "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers and Clients' Choice by Avvo.

  • Payment Plans Available

    We accept payment plans and offer a free initial case consultation.


The Law Office of Frances Prizzia 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.

Our firm is recognized as an accomplished and dedicated defense law firm. Our Newport Beach criminal lawyer provides defense counsel and representation in all types of criminal charges. Whether you've been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, you know how important the quality of your Orange County criminal 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.

Client Testimonials

  • “I cannot thank Frances enough for fighting for my rights!”

    Stephanie Perales

  • “Impressive level of expertise in criminal law along with impeccable knowledge, attention to detail and quick wit”


  • “Life saving help through the hardest times”


  • “Successfully defended my case and protected my professional standing”


  • “Her office is flexible with you on setting up a payment plan too, which really helped me out.”



  • Premium Membership
  • Distinguished Counsel
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • American Institute of Criminal Law
  • Avvo Client Choice Award (2012-2016)
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating
  • The  National Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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