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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 free 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 free consultation.

Clients Share Their Experience

  • He was kind and empathetic to my husband's situation but also took the time to be honest and explain the risks.

    “This process took over a year because of the court's backlog but through it, all John stayed positive, kept us on track, and my family and I couldn't be more grateful and thankful for all of his hard work.”

    - Kristen S.
  • I was really confident in sending out my GC application after working with them.

    “They answered all my questions!”

    - Chen D.
  • Mr. Rodriguez and Amy! Been a great help during my immigration process.

    “They are professional and they reply to your inquiries quickly.”

    - Hamza S.
  • Above all, he is culturally competent and sensitive, and treats all his clients alike, with the same respect, providing "extreme" customer service.

    “John will analyze your case, and will achieve the best possible outcome.”

    - Steve C.
  • I now have confidence that my children's father may have a chance in becoming legal.

    “I highly recommend him he's very knowledgable and helps you understand how the process will go.”

    - Natalie M.
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Case Results

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