The Law Office of Frances Prizzia Proudly Serving Fountain Valley, CA

Fountain Valley Criminal Defense Attorney

Defending Clients Throughout Orange County

Many people think that the first thing they should do after an arrest is to explain their side of the story to the police. In reality, this can end up just worsening the arrested person's situation, even if the individual is innocent. Law enforcement officers and prosecutors can easily take a person's statements and distort them so they sound incriminating. For this reason, our law firm encourages individuals to exercise their right to remain silent and consult with an attorney before discussing a criminal matter with the authorities. The first thing you should do after an arrest is to immediately contact an attorney!

At the Law Office of Frances Prizzia, we have a Fountain Valley criminal defense lawyer who can help you determine your rights and take the steps that will best protect your future. We provide aggressive defense to clients in Orange County and throughout Southern California.

Here are a few of the various reasons that Attorney Frances Prizzia is highly qualified to represent you:

  • As a former public defender and current private practice criminal lawyer, she has extensive criminal defense experience, including experience taking cases to trial.
  • Her legal abilities are proven by her solid track record of successful case results.
  • She is a recipient of the Avvo Clients' Choice Award (given for her high client ratings on
  • She provides her clients with personalized legal support.

At the Law Office of Frances Prizzia, we are 100% committed to the success of every client's case. We begin fighting for you from the moment we take on your case, and we continue to advocate on your behalf until your criminal matter is resolved. When you hire us, you can trust that we will make every effort to get your charges dropped or reduced!

Strategic Defense for Your Criminal Case

If you are facing charges for murder or manslaughter, you understand what it means to have your future riding on your criminal charges. The charges for violent crimes such as these are very severe and your life may be on the line. Possible penalties for less serious violent crimes or other types of crimes include jail/prison sentences, requirements to register a sex offender, expensive fines, loss of driving privileges, probation, etc.

Our firm is prepared to represent individuals who are accused of sex crimes, drug crimes, theft crimes, white collar crimes and many other types of offenses. One major area of our practice involves providing defense for drivers who are accused of driving under the influence (DUI). Even when prosecutors claim to have incriminating breath test or blood test results, there may still be a chance to prove your innocence, or at least to raise sufficient reasonable doubt to get the case dismissed.

Once you call our firm, we can begin to thoroughly investigate your charges and the laws that may help you avoid conviction. We want to assist you in protecting your future! Contact us so you can sign up for a free 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