California Criminal Defense Law Firm

Experienced, skilled and tough legal representation

Greater Los Angeles and Southland Area Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one are facing potential criminal charges you need an attorney on your side who will fight hard for your rights. It can be a very scary and stressful time. Experienced legal representation is, for many, the main difference between spending significant time behind bars and enjoying freedom.

The Amicus Legal Group is committed to providing anyone who has been accused of a crime with skilled and tough legal representation. Contact the Amicus Legal Group for a free consultation if you have been accused of a crime as soon as possible. The earlier you have a criminal defense attorney on your side, the better.

We make your case.

Small details are very important in criminal defense cases. When you hire Amicus Legal Group as your criminal defense firm, we get right to work investigating their case.

We will review police reports and other documents, interview key witnesses, hire experts who can help and make sure all legal details are being handled as they should be. You have rights as a defendant, and an attorney will protect them.

You Deserve an Experienced Defense Attorney

Criminal defense attorneys do not serve only people who are completely innocent of the crimes of which they have been accused. If you are responsible for some or all the charges against you, you still need a professional on your side to ensure that your rights are protected. A defense attorney will help make sure that you do not become a victim of the legal system.

There are potential defenses to the criminal charges you are facing. The criminal defense team at Amicus Legal Group will find the best one for your case. We have worked with many clients in criminal cases in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and are familiar with not only the complexities of criminal defense law but also of local legal procedures.

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Get an attorney on your side as soon as possible

Protect yourself by getting an attorney on your side, even if you have not been formally charged. Even the possibility of being charged with a crime is frightening. We understand this and can help make sure your rights are protected from the start.

Get an attorney on your side as soon as possible

Protect yourself by getting an attorney on your side, even if you have not been formally charged. Even the possibility of being charged with a crime is frightening. We understand this and can help make sure your rights are protected from the start.

Practice Areas

Drug Offenses

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Theft Offenses

Sexual Offenses

  • Prostitution
  • Solicitation
  • Child pornography
  • Sexual battery
  • Indecent exposure
  • Lewd acts with a child
  • Statutory rape
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Violent Offenses

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Do I really need a lawyer?

A public defender may not be the best choice

Thanks to increased caseloads, public defenders are often overburdened. They simply cannot focus adequate attention on your case with so many others on their plate at the same time.

Private lawyers have a success rate at trial twice that of public defenders.

Studies consistently show a greater success rate for private lawyers. In addition, Public Defender clients are 32 percent more likely to be incarcerated than those with private attorneys.

Public defenders do not have the time to examine every aspect of your case.

Amicus Legal Group will use the time and resources necessary to develop a personalized defense. When the stakes are as high as they are in a criminal case, you cannot settle for the minimum amount of legal representation.

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Do not be pressured to plead guilty

Resolving a case before it can go to trial is convenient for the courts and public defenders who are overtaxed with heavy caseloads, but it is not designed to work in the defendant’s favor.

Do not be pressured to plead guilty

Resolving a case before it can go to trial is convenient for the courts and public defenders who are overtaxed with heavy caseloads, but it is not designed to work in the defendant’s favor.

Do Not Be Afraid to Build Your Case

Are the consequences of a guilty plea worth someone else’s convenience?

If you take a guilty plea, you, as the defendant, could be facing jail time, probation, fines and the reality of a lifetime record of being convicted of a crime.

  • Having a conviction on your record can affect major aspects of life for many years.

    Career prospects, job opportunities, housing options and much more can all be derailed by a criminal record. These long-term consequences can be impossible to overcome.

  • Defense attorneys fight for anyone who is facing criminal charges.

    Even if you feel responsible for the charges against you, you have rights that should be protected. We will treat you with the respect you deserve, and make sure the legal system does as well.

Contact Amicus Legal Group today

If you are facing a criminal conviction there is no time to lose. Contact us as soon as possible to get started with building your case. Our team will begin investigating your case and fighting the charges against you.

If you have any questions along the way, we will answer them quickly. Our commitment to courteous and personalized service is exactly what sets us apart from other criminal defense firms.

Call (888) 588-1777 for more information.

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Client Testimonials

Five Star California Law Firm
John-Paul is well known in our community as a smart and effective criminal defense lawyer who is sensitive to his clients’ situations and responsive to their needs. I refer my clients to him with confidence when they need help with the criminal justice system.
Lawrence Brock

John-Paul is a superb attorney. He was my mentor when I was in law school, and now as an attorney I still go to him for advice on complex cases. When my brother required representation I referred him to John-Paul. That is how highly I think of JP as an attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs representation.

Kit Westbrook

I had the pleasure of working a very large scale drug case with Mr. Serrao, representing co-defendants. Mr. Serrao was a pleasure to work with. Highly skilled and very aggressive in his advocacy on his client’s behalf. I highly recommend Mr. Serrao for anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney.

Babak Farahan

Occasionally you meet another attorney who is so impressive both personally and professionally that you want to be affiliated with them in any way you can both personally and professionally. That is how I feel about John-Paul. I not only consider him one of the finest attorneys I know, but I now proudly call him my friend. He is among the very best.

David Booth

John-Paul took my civil case when no one else would because other lawyers didn’t have confidence in my daughter who has special needs to testify, if needed. John-Paul won her case against the school district without a jury because he cared about my child, believed she was honest and deserved justice. He still doesn’t mind taking my calls whenever I have a question regarding her case.

Dionne L.

Attorney John Paul-Serrao helped us to win our case against the insurance company after we were involved in a traffic accident where our car was rear ended, we tried to handle it ourselves with the insurance company and they did not want to cooperate with us, so we hired Mr. Serrao and he was able to get us a settlement above with the insurance company was willing to pay. I would highly recommend him.

Lupe G.

Mr. Serrao worked on my DUI charge earlier this year and all I can say is WOW! Not only did he keep me updated with the case but his knowledge of the process helped calm my nerves, which was very important to me. He showed care for me as a client and I can’t thank him enough. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a quality criminal defense attorney.

Derrick J.

John-Paul is an extremely effective criminal defense attorney. The one thing that makes him stand out from other defense attorneys is that he talks to his clients to learn the circumstances surrounding their incident and then he makes a forceful and articulate argument in defense of his clients. I recommend my clients to John-Paul when they are in need of a criminal defense attorney because I know he will stand up for them.

Stephen Rinka
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