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San Diego Criminal Attorney

Have you been charged with a crime in San Diego?

Have you been accused of a crime in San Diego? You need the help that only an experienced California criminal attorney can provide. The pressure of having a criminal case hanging over your head can have a devastating effect on both you and your family. At the Law Office of David P. Shapiro, we provide quality legal representation to clients charged with crimes, coupled with an abiding conviction to do everything within our power to see that the charges against you are dismissed or reduced to the lowest possible level. Unlike some other criminal defense attorneys, Mr. Shapiro is never afraid to take a case to trial,  a true trial attorney, and he will fight for your rights throughout the process, no matter how big or small the case.

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David Shapiro is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. I came to his office helpless and scared. However, within  minutes of sitting down and talking with him, my mind was put at ease. From that day on, for almost 3 years he fought for me every step of the way. The thing I appreciated the most was how honest and straightforward he was with me about everything.

Kristin D.

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Mr. Shapiro was a great attorney who was very communicative, reassuring, and stellar at his job. He calmed my anxiety about my DUI / Possession case and was able to work out a more than agreeable resolution to it. I’d recommend him to anyone.


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If you have been charged with a DUI, or any type of criminal offense, no matter how big or small call us to discuss your case. We offer free consultations. Call 24/7 619-295-3555

How Can Mr. Shapiro Help in My Case?

If you are facing a criminal charge, you have questions, and you need (and deserve) answers.  Your choice of legal representation is where you will look for those answers.  At the Law Office of David P. Shapiro, we provide guidance, reassurance, and excellent legal representation to clients charged with criminal offenses.  Here are some of the reasons why David Shapiro enjoys his reputation as one of the top criminal lawyers in the greater San Diego area:

  • A track record of success.  While past success does not guarantee future results, a proven track record of success is the best indication of the worth of a criminal defense attorney.  David Shapiro is a highly skilled and successful defense attorney in handling criminal defense cases throughout San Diego County.  He has received recognition from satisfied clients and enjoys a reputation among his peers in the legal arena as one of the most skilled and sought-after criminal defense attorneys in Southern California.
  • Dual track approach.  Mr. Shapiro takes steps to insure that his clients are placed in the best position possible, given the circumstances of their case, by utilizing an approach, known as dual-tacking.  He investigates the facts, while at the same time mitigating the damage which is already done.  While we hear of attorneys being aggressive, a hard-line approach may not be appropriate if it is not supported by the facts in your case, or if your attorney is too inexperienced and in over their head to know what they are doing.   This “aggressive approach” is taken many times with the courts and the prosecutors, while ignoring the consequences to the client.
  • Honesty and straight talk.  At the Law Office of David P. Shapiro, you might not like what you hear, but it will be an honest and forthright assessment of any and all realistic outcomes of your case.  Mr. Shapiro views it as his professional and ethical obligation to give honest counsel and, in the words of Aaron Neville, to “tell it like it is.”  David is highly skilled at walking his clients through the criminal court process, ensuring they will know what to expect at each and every court appearance, while providing accurate, honest, and extraordinary legal counsel advocating on their behalf and bringing all the facts to light, not just those depicted in the police reports.

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No matter what the charge against you, we are here to help.  Whether you have just been arrested, or your case is already set for trial, or even if you are simply under investigation by law enforcement, the Law Office of David P. Shapiro is here for you every step of the way.

Contact us today at 619-295-3555 for a free, confidential, consultation.

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