Criminal Defense

As a former Superior Court Judge who presided over more than 70,000 cases, José Velásquez, Sr. knows the type of proof and legal strategy that will ensure success in front of a judge or jury.  His unique experience as a judge equips him with the skill and resources to protect your legal rights and freedom when you are confronting criminal charges.

An Aggressive Defense Against the Charges You Face

Mr. Velásquez is recognized as a formidable opponent and has developed a reputation of not backing off.  He will provide a zealous legal representation for clients facing serious misdemeanor and felony offenses, such as:

  • DUI
  • Drug crimes
  • Sex crimes
  • Theft crimes
  • Domestic violence
  • Violent crimes
  • White collar crimes
  • Gang crimes

Proactive Legal Strategies Designed to Protect Your Rights

With more than 37 years of legal experience, Mr.  Velásquez understands the nuances involved in the criminal justice system.  He will work closely with you to develop a customized legal strategy that protects your rights and freedom.  If there is insufficient evidence in your case, he will fight for an early dismissal of the charges against you.  If evidence was illegally seized, he will fight to exclude it.  By understanding your own history, he can assess whether it may be in your best interest to pursue a diversion program or plea to a reduced charge.  But in all cases, he is ready to fight for you and to protect your constitutional rights.

José can meet with you to discuss your case during a confidential consultation.