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Criminal Defense


A conviction is a conviction. Any kind of criminal record can have a negative impact on your life. Before you make a mistake that could jeopardize your case, contact the law firm of Renshaw & Associates. We are a California firm defending clients charged with crimes in Ventura County and Santa Barbara County and throughout Southern California.Our Ventura County criminal defense lawyers have more than 35 years of combined experience handling state and federal charges. Whether your case involves a misdemeanor offense or a serious felony, we have the knowledge and resources to provide the effective and aggressive advocacy you need.

Our criminal defense practice includes:

  • Assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Drug charges
  • DUI
  • White collar crime
  • Domestic violence
  • Homicide
  • Burglary
  • Violent crime
  • Property crime
  • Child abuse allegations
  • Juvenile offenses
  • Appeals

Achieving successful results in criminal court requires a solid understanding of procedures, policies and personnel. We have the unique advantage of having significant experience prosecuting federal criminal cases. We now use that inside perspective to further our clients’ best interests. Few criminal defense attorneys have skills gained from litigating and negotiating cases from both sides.

California Criminal Conviction Appeals Lawyers

If you have already been convicted of a state or federal crime and you believe an error was made, do not waste time. To file an appeal, you must comply strictly with the timelines and requirements. In addition, your appeal must be persuasive and grounded in law and facts. Seek our assistance as soon as possible if you are considering an appeal. We will evaluate your situation at no charge and if an appeal is appropriate, we will build a strong argument on your behalf. Our attorneys have handled cases all the way up to the United States Supreme Court.

Protect yourself, your family and your future with Renshaw & Associates.


An arrest on suspicion of drinking and driving can affect your life in many ways. Put yourself in the best possible position by relying on the solid representation of our lawyers. In Ventura County and Santa Barbara County and throughout Southern California, trust the criminal defense and DUI attorneys at Renshaw & Associates.DUI cases involve two components: the criminal charge and the administrative hearing at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Whether your case involves a first-time offense or you are very familiar with the system after multiple offenses, we will manage your case effectively.

Santa Barbara And Ventura County Drunk Driving Charges Lawyer

In criminal DUI cases, we focus on putting together the strongest defense possible. We analyze the reason for the traffic stop, the police procedures and the evidence against you. If we can, we will use errors and rights violations to pursue dismissals. We negotiate for reduced charges and fewer penalties.

DMV Hearings

In addition to fighting the criminal charges in court, we act quickly to save your driver’s license. If you do not schedule an administrative DMV hearing within 10 days of being arrested, you could lose your right to contest any revocation of your license. With our help, you may be able to get a restricted license to drive to and from work, even if there is a period of revocation.

In both the criminal and administrative aspects of your DUI case, we take a proactive approach. Our Ventura County DUI lawyers will discuss your individual needs and what is most important to you. We often encourage clients to seek a chemical dependency assessment or even treatment as early as possible to show their commitment to getting back on track and being a responsible, safe driver.

Call Now For A Free Consultation

Your first consultation is always free. Contact us at 805-666-0966 or fill out the online form. One of our attorneys will be in touch as soon as possible. Off-site, evening and weekend appointments are available. For your convenience, we accept credit cards.

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