The Law Office of Barry T. Simons is a well-respected and experienced, full service, highly qualified and professional Orange County Criminal Defense Firm. We are dedicated to the aggressive representation and defense of those accused of crimes. Our mission is to provide highly competent and professional criminal defense legal services to those charged with crimes in the Southern California area.
The Law Office of Barry T. Simons is not a "mill", or giant criminal defense firm with numerous offices throughout the entire State of California. The firm is not a collection of attorneys sharing an office or group of offices. The Law Office of Barry T. Simons consists of a group of four (4) highly experienced, dedicated, competent, and professional criminal defense attorneys. We have three (3) highly motivated and competent paralegals and research assistants who are dedicated and committed to the aggressive representation and defense of all of our clients.
Attorney Alan Castillo heads up the firm's "general criminal" practice. Mr. Castillo joined the Law Office of Barry T. Simons in 2000 after serving with the Orange County Public Defender's Office for nearly eight years. Mr. Castillo has successfully defended clients in over 5,000 criminal matters. Mr. Castillo has handled over 100 jury trials in the course of his career. Mr. Castillo has successfully tried cases to "Not Guilty" verdicts in domestic violence cases, sexual assault and sexual molestation cases, assault, assault and battery and assault with a deadly weapon cases, drug possession and drug trafficking cases, drug manufacturering and distribution cases, as well as driving under the influence and being under the influence of drugs cases.
Mr. Castillo holds a solid reputation as one of Southern California's most aggressive and most experienced criminal defense lawyers. He is respected by prosecutors and judges throughout the Southern California region as a skilled trial attorney. Mr. Castillo is adept at handling all types of criminal matters and the consequences that may ensue to those who hold professional licenses or certifications.
Mr. Castillo is a member of the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the California Public Defenders Association (CPDA), the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California, the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA) and the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). Mr. Castillo has spoken at seminars throughout the country on behalf of these organizations and was recently Recognized as an Outstanding Lawyer & Legal Professional by Stanford's Who's Who in American Law.
Attorney Barry T. Simons is rated "Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected to "Who's Who In American Law." Mr. Simons has been awarded the coveted peer review rating of AV ("very high to preeminent" in legal ability and ethics) by the Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory. In order to receive an AV rating, a lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more. Watch this video to learn more about the importance of being an AV Rated Criminal Defense Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell:
The attorneys of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons will personally meet with you and review each and every document, report, audio and video recording, printout, log, dispatch tape, and any other evidence in the possession of the prosecuting attorney before agreeing to enter into a plea bargain or settlement offer in your case. If the matter were to proceed to trial, it will not be until we have thoroughly reviewed and analyzed all of the evidence. As skilled Orange County Criminal Defense Attorneys, we recognize that any settlement or plea negotiation conducted without the accompanying leverage of discovery is pointless and a major disservice to the client. As a result, we will aggressively litigate the issue of discovery compliance during the pendency of your matter because California Penal Code § 1054.5 requires the prosecutor to provide all available discovery prior to trial. It is our firm belief that we must obtain all the available discovery prior to engaging in settlement negotiations in all criminal matters.
The Lawyers of the Law Office of Barry T. Simons will not rest until we have analyzed, reviewed and addressed all the particular legal, factual, and scientific issues and defenses that may be relevant to your criminal case in order to get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed. Our office is highly dedicated to the representation of any and all working professionals including: doctors, lawyers, celebrities, law enforcement officers, loan agents, business consultants, stock brokers, security brokers, nurses, realtors, teachers, and many other working professionals throughout our nation. We have a vast collection of "Thank You" letters from all different types of individuals available for review in our office.
If you, or someone you know needs the assistance of an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney, call the Law Offices of Barry T. Simons today at: 949-497-1729, or complete the contact form provided in this website to schedule your free consultation.
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