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Criminal Defense Attorneys

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You are on this website because you have recently been arrested, investigated or you are currently facing charges in court and you’re looking for an attorney to fight your criminal charges. Or you may have a conviction on your record that is causing you problems, for example, you have to register as a Sex Offender (and you are publicly profiled as such) or your past conviction is preventing you from getting or keeping your immigration status, employment or other important benefit. You came to the right place.

We focus all of our attention on pushing for a total dismissal. Attorney Joe is one of the most aggressive attorneys in the United States when it comes to advocating for his clients and achieving dismissals. A general of his own legal army, Attorney Joe commands respect in the courts and leads a committed battalion of attorneys, field investigators and researchers. Are you ready to win? Are you serious about enlisting the most powerful criminal defense available to win your case? If so, call right now: 626-827–7222.

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Read Our Success Stories

Join the Thousands of Other Extremely Satisfied Clients. We Are Ready to Get Your Case Thrown Out.
  • DISMISSED Jail Avoided for Failure to Register as a Sex Offender: No Custody at Arraignment Despite High Chance of Remand
  • Charges Dropped Spared From Life in Prison On Sex Crimes Accusation
  • Able to Return to Normal Life and Pursue Career Another Client Spared From Lifetime Sex Offender Registration
  • Client spared from being incarcerated Arrest Warrant Recalled and Quashed
  • Arrest Warrant Terminated Arrest Warrant Terminated out of the Orange County Superior Court
  • Dismissed Battery (Cal. Pen. Code 242 PC) Conviction Successfully Expunged: Conviction Dismissed
  • Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Charge Not Filed Due to Early Attorney Intervention
  • Dismissed Boating Under the Influence (BUI) Dismissed
  • Successfully Expunged California Weapons Charge Successfully Expunged
  • Child Endangerment Charges Dismissed (Also, Maximum Penalty on "Drug Possession for Sales" Avoided and Reduced Jail Time)
  • Client Released Client Allowed to go Home on a Lesser Charge and Probation After a Teenage Fight Became a Felony
  • Successful Resolution -- No Prison Client Charged with Multiple Counts of Violating Health and Safety Code 11351 HS "Possession of Cocaine for Sale" Law & Spared
  • Restitution Client facing charges of grand larceny in excess of over $20,000 receives no jail time and no probation
  • Dismissed Cocaine and methamphetamine possession charges to be dismissed upon successful completion of PC 1000 drug diversion program
  • DISMISSED Complete Dismissal of Charges
  • Dismissed Complete dismissal of DMV license suspension action against our client; suspension DISMISSED
  • Complete Dismissal of Hit and Run Charges at West Covina Courthouse
  • Expunged Convictions for “Failure to Register as a Sex Offender" Successfully Expunged Despite Strenuous Orange County DA Opposition
  • Reduced to Wet Reckless Court Throws Out DUI Charge; Reduction to Wet Reckless
  • Case Dismissed Criminal Charges Against DACA Client Dismissed in Exchange for Minimized Plea Resolution, No Jail Time
  • Criminal Investigation and Prosecution of Man Accused of Child Molestation Dismissed
  • Despite Inability to Perform Community Service, Our Client Avoids Jail Time (Jail Avoided)
  • Dismissed Dismissal of “Driving While Intoxicated“ and No Jail
  • Dismissal of Driving While Intoxicated Charge & Prevention of Battery On a Peace Officer Charge
  • Dismissed Dismissal of Shoplifting Charge From West Covina Mall
  • DMV Hearing Victory: Set-Aside of Drive License Suspension: No Suspension of License Despite DUI Arrest
  • DISMISSED Domestic violence case thrown out before first court appearance due to our early intervention
  • Avoided Jail Time and Excessive Fines Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk(shake): Driver Avoids Jail Time and Stiff Fines in Hit-and-Run Damage to Luxury Autos
  • DUI with .12 BAC Dismissed in Favor of Reduced No-Jail Charge
  • Dismissed DUI with BAC. of .20 , Dismissal of 23152(a) Driving While Intoxicated, No Jail Time and Reduced Terms
  • Early Termination of Probation Early Termination of Probation for PC290 Registrant - GRANTED
  • Successful negotiation on reduced sentence Failure To Register Allegation Vigorously Challenged: Years Of State Prison Avoided - Successfully Resolved
  • DISMISSED Failure to register as a sex offender charge dismissed
  • Dismissed Failure to Register as a Sex Offender Under PC 290 - CASE DISMISSED
  • Granted Federal Court Grants Early Termination of Probation - GRANTED
  • Probation Terminated Felony drug conviction probation terminated: court grants early termination of probation (as well as reduction to misdemeanor)
  • Charges Reduced Felony Drug Trafficking Charge Against Our Undocumented Immigrant Client; Avoids Prison, Deportation and a Felony Conviction
  • GRANTED Felony Probation for Registered Sex Offender Terminated: Motion to Terminate Probation Early
  • Reduced Felony reduced to misdemeanor for sex offender
  • Dismissed Firearms Possession Charge Against our Security Guard Client
  • Ticket Dropped Firm Beats High-Priced Speeding Ticket Against Client
  • Frivolous Complaint (To Homeowners’ Association) by our Client’s Neighbor Defeated and Ruled in our Client’s Favor
  • Frivolous Restraining Order Against Registered Sex Offender Client Dismissed
  • Dismissed Hit And Run Against School Bus (With Property Damage Only)
  • Dismissed Hit and Run Dismissed, No Jail Time Despite High BAC
  • Huge Reduction in Potential Prison Time in Extremely Serious Felony DUI with Hit and Run Case
  • Spared From Life in Prison On Sex Crimes Accusation
  • Never Had to Register as Sex Offender Spared From Lifetime Sex Offender Registration
  • Dismissed Speeding Infraction CVC 22349 Dismissed at Traffic Trial
  • No Jail Time Successful DUI Result With .19 BAC (Double The Legal Limit-Plus-Three)
  • Client Can Now Freely Visit with His Family Termination of Oppressive Federal Probation Conditions In Sex Offender Case
  • Total Dismissal of Charge
  • Traffic Trial by Declaration Granted and Our Client Ruled “Not Guilty”
  • Dismissed West Covina Courthouse cell phone ticket infraction
  • Case Dismissed West Covina Vehicle Code Violation Dismissal
  • Client Released-No Charges Young Man Arrested for Felony Firearm Possession; We Intervene and Case Gets Dropped
  • REDUCED Young man facing charges of drunk in public is granted diversion
  • Expunged Young Man Gets a Second Change on Life and Employability as We Secure Expungement
  • Released Without Incident Young woman avoids going into custody despite $25,000 felony arrest warrant for domestic violence
  • “Drunk In Public” Misdemeanor Charge Dismissed
  • Dismissed 23152 (a) Completely Dismissed Despite Prior Record, High BAC and Collision
  • Client Was Not Arrested Allegation of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender: Corrected and Arrest Avoided
  • Dismissed Amador County Criminal Court grants Petition for Expungement for our California Sex Offender client: Conviction DISMISSED
  • Charges Reduced Jail Time Avoided, Client Gets Probation for “Wet Reckless”
  • WAIVED Man on probation with outstanding warrant receives significantly reduced sentence for felony evasion
  • PROFILE REMOVED Megan's Law Exclusion Application Approved -- Termination of Registered Sex Offender Profile
  • Motion Granted Motion for Early Termination for Registered Sex Offender Client Granted
  • Misdemeanor Granted Motion to terminate probation early and reduce felony to misdemeanor granted for our Registered Sex Offender client
  • Motion Granted Motion to terminate probation early for registered sex offender
  • Dismissed Narcotic Possession Out of West Covina Courthouse
  • Neighbor Vandalism Charge Dismissed
  • REDUCED Nurse charged with DUI and refusal to submit breath test receives reduced sentence and refusal stricken.
  • Suspension Dismissed Nursing License Discipline and Suspension Dismissed
  • Removal Approved Our client, who desperately needed privacy, removed from Zabasearch
  • Avoided Misdemeanor Charges and Kept License Pasadena motorcyclist client speeding over 100 mph
  • GRANTED Petition for Certificate of Rehabilitation Granted
  • Granted Petition for Name Change Granted at Pomona Courthouse
  • Name Changed Petition Approved Petition for Name Change Granted for PC290 Registrant
  • Pomona Courthouse Community Labor Extension Successfully Achieved; Bench Warrant Avoided
  • Pomona Courthouse DUI With High BAC (.23/.24) successfully resolved, no jail-time; charge of violating CVC 23152(a) DISMISSED
  • Possession of Methamphetamine Charge Dismissed
  • No Charges Potential Probation Violation Squashed
  • Case Dismissed Probation Violation Dismissed
  • Prosecutor dismisses child endangerment charge. Our client enters a plea of a lesser offense and no jail time
  • Client Released From Custody; No Charges Filed Rape Accusation Charge Dismissed
  • Reckless driving charge against juvenile dismissed--case thrown out
  • GRANTED Registered Sex Offender Conviction Expunged
  • Registered Sex Offender Probation Violation Successfully Resolved
  • Petition for Dismissal Granted Registered Sex Offender's Record Is Expunged, Which Will Enhance Case for Tiered Registry Removal
  • Dismissed San Joaquin County Criminal Court Grants Expungement for our California Sex Offender Client: Multiple Convictions DISMISSED
  • Charge Dismissed San Joaquin County Man Accused of Lewd and Lascivious Acts on a Minor under the age of 14 years
  • REMOVED Sex Offender Profile Successfully Removed from Public Website
  • Shoplifting Charge Not Filed Due to Early Attorney Intervention

Meet Top Attorney
Joe Coimbra

A Proven Track Record of Dismissals. Dedicated to Getting Your Charges Dismissed, Too!

Attorney Joe Coimbra has nearly 20 years of legal experience and has devoted his practice to solely handling criminal defense matters. In this time, he has represented clients throughout all of California’s Superior Courthouses and secured an impressive record of dismissals, reductions, and acquittals by way of negotiation and litigation. Also, Mr. Coimbra has also successfully represented clients in federal courts. Click here to find out about sweeping new changes to the Sex Offender Registry & Megan’s Law.

Mr. Coimbra was trained extensively by former prosecutors and a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, who are considered to be legal experts in the field. As a testament to his tireless commitment to the utmost standards of professionalism and legal advocacy, he has been named as a Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine for 4 years (2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017), the Lawyer of Distinction Award (given to less than 10% of all American Lawyers), and Top Attorney 2017 as well.

Coimbra Law Firm Difference

Do You Have Court Tomorrow Morning? Next Week? Next Month?
We Can Meet You to Discuss and Go to Court for You ASAP

From the very second that you are investigated, arrested or interrogated, the clock is ticking. Law enforcement and the prosecutor are mobilizing and their only goal is your incarceration and conviction. Operating without qualified and aggressive criminal defense counsel is a recipe for your own destruction and the potentially irreversible loss of your freedom. Attorney Joe Coimbra is ready to destroy the criminal accusation against you through peerless criminal defense strategy and legal warfare.


With a combined three-and-a-half decades of legal industry experience, Coimbra Law Firm, APC is ready to use its vast resources, talent and peerless brilliance to destroy the criminal accusation against you.

  • Focus on Early Action, Intervention, Defeat, and Dismissal
  • Successful Results in All California Superior Courthouses
  • Decades of Combined
    Legal Experience
    Working for You
  • Thousands of Clients Represented Throughout California
  • Stay Up-To-Date on All Appellate Decisions & Legal Stratagems
  • Providing Maximum Competence, Diligence & Persistence

How Our Firm
Can Help Protect You

We Believe the Best Defense Is an Effective Offense

Too often, other criminal defense lawyers may view their role in the attorney-client relationship as one where the lawyer must never condescend to the level of their client, keeping them an arm’s distance from recent case developments. As an accomplished firm, we take the exact opposite approach and stay relentlessly devoted to our clients and their best interests.

Every member of our team is committed to seeing your case through to a favorable end. To accomplish this, we coordinate our talents, much like a unified team, to produce a defensive strategy that confronts any legal accusation hurled your way. Acting immediately after an arrest can be the most powerful aspect of your defense strategy. Call our West Covina criminal defense lawyers.

Contact Coimbra Law Firm, APC

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