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Experienced Representation For Your Felony or Misdemeanor Criminal Matter

Few things in life are more concerning that being charged with a felony or misdemeanor criminal matter.  We are local Santa Barbara attorneys with decades of experience defending criminal allegations in court.  From death penalty capital murder, sexual assault, serious and violent felonies, drug distribution or possession, domestic violence, battery, burglary, stalking, fraud, alcohol offenses, and drinking and driving "DUI" offenses, we understand  the criminal justice system and will work diligently with you on your case.  As a former prosecutor with extensive jury trial experience, and having practiced criminal law for almost 25 years, Tracey Rangel Cruz is a veteran criminal defense lawyer.  


There is simply no substitute for skilled and knowledgeable representation when your freedom and criminal record is on the line.  The best time to contact a lawyer is before criminal charges are filed, so that your attorney may help you by providing pre-file information to the filing deputy district attorney.  Our office will determine the facts of your case, and, where informative, will access private investigators to further develop evidence and interview witnesses that may not have ever been contacted by law enforcement.  Through this process, many cases are never filed by the district attorney's office, simply because they are able to understand that there are two sides to every story, and they may decline to file charges based on the additional information you present, through your counsel.


If you believe you are about to be charged with a crime, or if you have been arrested, don't wait.  Contact our law offices to set up time to discuss your case.  We will evaluate your case and attempt to provide you with the most informed and practical advice on how to  best move forward in the legal system.








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Contact us at (805) 962-9224 for a free consultation about your criminal matter.

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