Dedicated to Preserving Individuals' Rights

Our Santa Barbara criminal defense attorneys have achieved successful outcomes for thousands of people facing criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors to serious capital offenses. Trust our firm to handle your criminal or DUI case. Together, we will develop strategies to obtain the best possible results. Your freedom depends on your attorney's experience, strategic skills, and command of the law. We have had thousands of criminal charges reduced or dismissed. We guarantee exceptional client service at Andrade Law Offices. Hire a criminal attorney BEFORE charges are filed so that your attorney can quickly act to try for a non-filing of orders. 

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Successful Results for Our Clients in Criminal Defense Cases

Andrade Law Office has helped thousands of people with their criminal cases. 

The following are examples of our successes on behalf of our clients accused of crimes:

  • Second Degree Murder – Not Guilty verdict after trial
  • Attempted Murder/Assault with a Deadly Weapon – Judge ruled self-defense, case dismissed
  • Possession of Drugs for Sale – Not Guilty verdict
  • Seven counts of Robbery – Judge dismissed the case after the preliminary hearing
  • Receiving Stolen Property – Case dismissed after evidence was suppressed (illegal search)
  • Felony Embezzlement – Case dismissed after the jury deadlocked
  • Felony Assault with Gang Enhancement – Judge found self-defense; case dismissed
  • Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Probation 
  • DUI Vehicular Manslaughter with .09% BAC – After a two-week jury trial, the defendant was found not guilty of ALL charges
  • DUIs – Thousands of cases resolved by Not Guilty verdicts, dismissals, and reduction of charges

Criminal Activity is on the Rise 

Since the Covid Pandemic shut down our state and our nation, crimes of embezzlement, identity theft, drugs, domestic violence, sexual assault, battery, robbery, gang violence, and even murder have been on the rise in Santa Barbara County.  Criminal defense trial attorneys and the courts are busier than ever. Some of these are serious charges with the potential for stiff penalties, including significant prison time. An experienced criminal trial lawyer can make a difference in how the judge perceives your case. An experienced trial lawyer knows how to work with the District Attorneys to obtain the best settlements to give their clients a second chance at freedom. An experienced trial lawyer knows how to present their client and the case in such a way as to help the court see the accused in a human light, present circumstances, and help them to realize that it is okay, even humane, to give someone another chance. 

Criminal Defense Attorney in Santa Barbara

Since 1987, Steven R. Andrade has successfully defended criminal clients in Santa Barbara against a range of charges, including DUI, drug offenses, theft offenses, gang-related offenses, sex offenses, embezzlement, and major felony offenses.

Steven R. Andrade served as a Deputy District Attorney for Ventura County and a former Assistant Attorney General. With his experience as a prosecutor and more than 35 years of trial experience, he knows both sides of the court system. Attorney Andrade knows how to use his skill and knowledge to your advantage. He and the attorneys at Andrade Law Offices have had thousands of criminal cases reduced or dismissed for their clients. Attorney Andrade has a reputation as a lawyer who is not afraid to take any case to trial. He has been recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyer's Top 100 Trial Lawyers. He is tough on prosecutors and aggressive in defending his clients and protecting their rights.

Choosing a criminal defense attorney to represent you could be the most important decision you make. Your future is too important to entrust to someone lacking trial experience. The lawyer you choose will make all the difference in the outcome of your case. An experienced trial lawyer will look at your case from all angles and comprise a strategy to obtain the best possible outcome. In your search for a private attorney, you will be surprised to discover that not all attorneys are good strategists. You want a criminal defense attorney who knows the law and can use it to your advantage. 

If you have been charged with any criminal offense, you'll soon learn that the criminal justice system can be brutal and difficult to navigate. The consequences you face can be severe. Penalties upon criminal conviction can include jail or prison time, heavy fines, and lifetime registration as a criminal offender. This permanent criminal record may adversely impact your future and even your ability to travel outside the United States. 

If you have been charged with a crime, contact our Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyers for a free consultation. We offer an affordable payment plan to our clients in criminal defense cases. Do not face your charges alone – call (805) 962.4944 today!

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