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Stefano L. Molea

Ratings, Reviews, & Results

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Avvo 10 rating
Top 40 Under 40
Best of The Bar
Rising Stars
AV Preeminent
BBB Torch Award for Ethics

Stefano L. Molea Reviews

These are just a few of the reviews posted by satisfied clients who have been helped by Stefano L. Molea.

“I called many lawyers after I got my DUI. Stefano was the only lawyer who put my mind at ease and gave me a sense of relief. He constantly communicated with me about my case and laid out all my options. He was willing and able to do whatever he could to help me. He went above and beyond what was expected.”

—Stephanie.  –  Avvo Review

“First off I don’t know where to begin. Mr. Molea helped me with my case and gave me the knowledge that I needed. He is a very patient and informative lawyer. But underneath he will for you as he did me. The outcome of my case was NOT what I was expecting. He helped give me a second chance at life and helped me from not ruining my future. I did all the instructions he said and he went to bat for me. I was very pleased with my outcome. I highly recommend Mr. Molea if you need criminal defense counsel. Thanks again Mr. Molea.”

—Andrew  –  Avvo Review

“Stefano Molea was extremely professional and consistently timely with responses to my questions. Most of all, Stefano was reliable. Stefano was diligent with discovery and always prepared and tenacious when relevant to the situation. Stefano is an attorney that you can count on for the best outcome. Thank you Stefano for all you did in my case. You’re so awesome!!!!”

—Nancy –  Avvo Review

“I was glad to have Stefano on my side to handle my criminal domestic violence case. He was quick to respond, had a clear plan of defense, and was competent in getting my case handled. My case ended up not being filed by the DA because I had Stefano working on my side. He is experienced in the laws surrounding domestic violence and criminal defense.”

—Kim  –  Avvo Review

“Stefano defended me in my Criminal Defense case. I was looking at 3 years+ State time. We walked away with probation. He kept us very informed, was willing to take the case to trial. He did a great job laying the facts out to the DA. We are very happy with his loyalty to us and this case. He knew the law very well and how to defend my case.”

Avvo Review

“He is reliable and trustworthy, and very competent. …Mr. Molea was able to get my case completely dismissed, which is great (since I still have a clean record). I definitely trust him and would recommend his services to anyone who is facing a criminal matter.”

—Aman  –  Avvo Review

Case Results

Here are a few of Stefano’s recent case results.

Murder and Voluntary Manslaughter

Not Guilty Verdicts At Jury Trial
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Federal Importation of Controlled Substances

2 Separate Cases Dismissed within 7 months of another

Vehicular Manslaughter


Furnishing Controlled Substance (Fentanyl)

No Jail/Custody Imposed

Federal Possession of Controlled Substances for Sale
10-year Mandatory Minimum Sentence, Yet Client Sentenced to 1 Year House Arrest & Supervised Release
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Juvenile Felony Burglary

Two separate sex crime cases entirely dismissed

Juvenile Felony Evading

Case Dismissed

Felony DUI

.28 BAC results excluded; VC23152(b) charge dismissed

Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale and Vehicle Burglary

Entire Felony Case Dismissed

Misdemeanor DUI

Case Dismissed

Felony Child Abuse/Endangerment

Case Dismissed

DUI Hit & Run

Not Guilty After Jury Trial

Motion for New Trial

Granted, Conviction Vacated

Domestic Violence Arrest Sealed and Destroyed

Factual Innocence Motion Granted

5+ Separate Residential Burglaries (Strikes) Possession of Controlled Substances in Jail (with Prior Sales Convictions)

Credit for Time Served and Reduced Probation Time

Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Charge

Total Dismissal After 6 Months and Completion of Counseling.