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Experienced San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer

A Safe Space to Tell Your Story

There is no such thing as a “minor” criminal charge. This is particularly true if you are a permanent immigrant, non-immigrant, or an undocumented alien. A criminal charge, whether it a misdemeanor or a felony, can create serious consequences. The stakes can be high because a conviction will often include paying heavy fines, local jail time, or long term imprisonment.

If you are not a U.S. citizen, a misdemeanor or felony criminal conviction can lead to deportation and permanent separation from your family. At Rodriguez Law Firm, we take every criminal charge seriously and aggressively fight to protect our clients’ immigration status and constitutional rights.

If you’ve been accused of a crime in San Diego and need an experienced criminal defense or immigration attorney, please call Rodriguez Law Firm today at (619) 332-1703 for a consultation.

Cases We Handle

Rodriguez Law Firm has handled many different types of felony or misdemeanor cases. Attorney John R. Rodriguez has over 21 years of experience fighting for the immigrant and nonimmigrant defendant that could be removed or deported if he or she pleads guilty. We work hard at developing a defense strategy that avoids pleading guilty to a crime (aggravated felony or crime of moral turpitude) that can be used to remove or deport our client. If necessary, we will go to trial in order to avoid a guilty plea that can be used by ICE to remove or deport our client.

We’ve handled cases involving:

This list does not cover all the types of cases we have handled. Contact us if you would like to talk with us about the charges you or a family member are charged with.

How We Can Help

We understand that you place your trust in us and we accept that responsibility by providing the very best and most aggressive representation possible. It’s also important to understand that while no criminal defense lawyer can guarantee that you will win your trial or that the prosecutors will dismiss the case, we will always work hard to protect your constitutional rights.

Most cases are negotiated outside the courtroom with both sides finding a compromise that they can live with. An effective plea negotiation with favorable terms for the client can be a challenge and requires the skills and experience of your attorney. Rodriguez Law Firm has handled thousands of negotiated plea deals where clients are often willing to accept and are relieved that their case will resolve without a trial. If a case does have to go to trial, we can examine and find the flaws in the state’s theories and prepare you and your witnesses in preparation for trial.

Looking for a San Diego criminal defense lawyer you can trust? Call us (619) 332-1703 for a consultation.

Clients Share Their Experience

  • Rodriguez Law Firm, my fiance and I are so thankful and appreciative for your assistance!

    “John, we cannot thank you and all of your team enough for the assistance you firm provided us. Olavo, Susan, Valeria, and you ensured all required requested documents for the processing of E.L and my ...”

    - RK & EL
  • Best lawyer I recommend him

    “Lawyer Rodriguez is the best he helped me a lot with my case. The process was fast I’m thankful that they did everything for my case! I’m so happy, thank you again Mr. Rodriguez!”

    - Anibal Rodolfo
  • Rodriguez Law Firm is outstanding!

    “It’s amazing! I’m glad I chose to call Rodriguez Law Firm and have Mr. John Rodriguez work on my DUI case while other lawyers had told me it wasn’t going to be possible and that I could be facing ...”

    - J. M.
  • Great experience from start to finish!

    “Highly, highly, highly recommend this great firm. Great experience from start to finish. My case was definitely tough and I’m beyond grateful they were able to answer all my questions. Would honestly ...”

    - D. V.
  • Rodriguez law firm is the best

    “Rodriguez law firm are very professional. My case was a very difficult it had a 3% chance of success. Rodriguez law firm made it possible they won my case. Thank you for your hard work”

    - Jose Ruiz

Case Results

  • Jury Trial Won Attempted Murder of Police Officer (faced Life in prison)
  • Case Dismissed Assault with a Deadly Weapon – with a pick axe (hired by an attorney as trial consultant) sexual assault
  • Jury Trial Won Continuous Child Molestation (hired by an attorney as a trial consultant)
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    John R. Rodriguez

    Founding Attorney

    John R. Rodriguez is a San Diego trial attorney with the experience that will make a difference in your criminal or immigration case. His combined experience as a trial lawyer, former police officer, and private investigator has culminated into a successful legal career with a proven track record that his clients can rely on. He began his legal career as a criminal defense attorney defending Latino immigrants arrested in communities throughout Napa, Solano, and Contra Costa Counties for 15 years ...

Why Choose Rodriguez Law Firm?

Your Success is Our Success
  • Mission

    We are here to help immigrant families live the American dream.  We do this by offering competitive Fees and Payments Plans designed to help you afford our services.

  • Commitment

    Our commitment to our clients will never waiver.  We strive to always provide our clients with professional services and the best legal solutions available.

  • Honesty

    We understand that clients need to trust their attorney.  We work hard to earn your trust by being transparent and honest with our legal advice and proposed solutions.

  • Integrity

    Our integrity is the key to a successful Attorney-Client relationship.  We are committed to always serving your best interest with integrity and respect.

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