The Law Office of Frances Prizzia Proudly Serving Costa Mesa, CA

Costa Mesa Criminal Defense Attorney

Defense for DUI & Other Criminal Charges in Orange County

At the Law Office of Frances Prizzia, we realize how frightening it is to be caught in the grip of the criminal justice system. Unfortunately, there are many people who are wrongfully arrested for alleged crimes, whether that is due to mistaken identity, made-up accusations, police errors, incorrect DUI test results or other causes. At our firm, we strongly uphold the rights of individuals who are accused of crimes, helping them to properly tell their side of the story in the courtroom. If you have been charged with a crime in Orange County, you can benefit from the services that are provided by of our competent Costa Mesa criminal defense lawyer.

We serve clients in the Costa Mesa community, as well as in all other Southern California communities. Attorney Frances Prizzia is a seasoned legal professional who has a high level of trial experience. Because of her former role as a public defender, she has in-depth understanding of how the court system functions.

Attorney Prizzia has been recognized for her outstanding client service. She received the Avvo Clients' Choice Award, which is only given to lawyers with a certain number of top client ratings on Ms. Prizzia is a legal professional who believes in hands-on legal counsel, as she provides each client with personalized attention and service. While she is an aggressive defender in the courtroom, the lawyer also serves as a compassionate legal advisor to the defendants she represents. Discuss your criminal charges with Attorney Prizzia so she can help you protect yourself with a strong line of defense!

Defense for a Diverse Range of Charges

At our law firm, we skillfully defend our clients against a broad spectrum of criminal charges. We represent defendants who have been charged with violent crimes (such as assault and murder), theft crimes (such as burglary and robbery), white collar crimes (such as conspiracy and fraud) and much more.

Many individuals rely on our defense services when they have been charged with DUI (or the offense of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs), which can potentially result in incarceration, probation, driver's license suspensions, expensive fines and other penalties. Whether you are minor who is accused of juvenile crime or an adult who is charged with a misdemeanor or felony, we are ready to defend your freedom.

Don't waste another moment — contact our firm today!

Immediately after you contact our criminal defense law firm, we will begin to pursue all methods for reducing or dismissing your charges. There is a small window of time that you have to build your defense plan before you have to argue your case in court. The sooner you reach out to us, the more time we have to create a strong defense strategy for your case. We are here to guide you through each step of the criminal justice process and to help you reduce your chances of conviction.

Contact the Law Office of Frances Prizzia for a dedicated and trustworthy Costa Mesa criminal defense attorney! We can help you review your defense options through a free initial case evaluation.

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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 Choose Us?

Top Reasons Why We Should Be Your First Call
  • Over a Decade of Experience

  • Successfully Handled Hundreds of Cases

  • Hands-On Approach to Each Case

  • "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers

  • Free Initial Case Evaluations

  • Fluent in Spanish and Tagalog

  • Payment Plans Available

  • Voted Client's Choice by Avvo

Our Commitment to Excellence

  • 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