Criminal Defense Lawyer Monterey, Salinas, Carmel, Pacific Grove, CA

For Charges Including DUI, DWI, Domestic Violence, Drug Offenses, Theft, Shoplifting, Juvenile Crime, and more

Terrance K. McCleerey, Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, and Salinas CA criminal defense attorney, provides exceptional representation for clients throughout the Monterey Peninsula and Monterey County. With nearly 35 years of experience practicing law, we have a long tradition of zealously defending persons accused of a range of criminal offenses, both serious and minor, felonies and misdemeanors, including DUI, DWI, drunk driving, domestic violence, theft, shoplifting, drug offenses, gang-related crime, sexual crime, homicide, and other charges. For more of our law firm’s specific areas of expertise, please see our overview on criminal defense laws.

Facing any criminal charge or lawsuit is a frightening experience. We understand what you are going through, and work to protect your rights throughout this difficult process. Criminal defense law firm principal Terrance McCleerey has a wealth of experience practicing in the local criminal courts, and maintains strong working relationships with the relevant judges and prosecutors, giving him an advantage both in negotiations and at trial. In recognition of Mr. McCleerey’s track record of successful results, he has twice been named as “Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year” by Consumer Business Review, in 2009 and 2010.

We Represent Non-Residents and Out-of-State Clients

Most Monterey law firms cater mainly to local residents, but we have a particular wealth of experience in helping clients from outside Monterey County and out-of-state clients who are facing charges or a lawsuit that arose locally. If you are arrested for a crime while visiting the Salinas, Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove or other places in the Monterey County area, we will draw on our strong understanding of the local criminal justice system to help you mitigate and avoid potential punishment that must be served where the crime was allegedly committed. Note also that if you have been charged with a DUI, you only have ten days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing to contest your case.

Contact Terrance McCleerey, the Best Monterey Criminal Defense Attorney for a Free Consultation

Do not let criminal charges or a looming lawsuit ruin your leisure time. For a criminal defense lawyer dedicated to protecting your rights anywhere on the Monterey Peninsula, including the cities of Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove and Salinas, contact Terrance McCleerey today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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Serving Area A California attorney serving the central coast area with criminal defense services. If you have a Monterey, San Benito or Santa Cruz County criminal defense matter, or questions about a criminal problem, contact us today. We serve Santa Cruz, Salinas, Monterey, Capitola, Soquel, Watsonville, Pebble Beach, Scotts Valley, Marina, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, and Hollister, Santa Cruz County, Santa Clara County, San Benito County, Monterey County and more..