Tustin CA Criminal Defense Attorney
Aggressively Fighting for You

Scott C. Thomas protects your rights against serious charges.

Ladera Ranch Criminal Defense Attorney

Scott C. Thomas protects your rights against serious criminal charges.

A Former Prosecuter Aggressively Fighting for You

Scott C. Thomas protects your rights against serious charges.

Scott C. Thomas, as a Orange County criminal defense attorney, has worked on behalf of clients in Ladera Ranch, Orange County and beyond for over 10 years. His vast experience allows him to guide individuals facing felony or misdemeanor charges with confidence during Orange County court trials and legal proceedings alike. Each case is unique, which is why he puts forth his utmost effort to provide customized yet passionate representation every step of the way.

If you are under accusation of a crime, Scott C. Thomas is here to use his expertise and fight for your rights as well as represent your best interests. Do not hesitate to pick up the phone – dial 949-945-2085 or fill out an online form on our law office website today in order to arrange for a meeting that will be the starting point of this project.

Why You Need a Ladera Ranch Criminal Defense Attorney

If convicted of a misdemeanor or felony, you may have to face dire consequences such as jail time, costly fines, probation and more. The severity of the penalties imposed depends on the magnitude of your charges. When you reach out to our Orange County, CA Criminal Defense Law office, rest assured that we will be with your defense every step of the way. We will:

  • Explain what charges and repercussions you are facing in court,
  • Gather any pertinent evidence or witness statements,
  • Mount an aggressive defense on your behalf,
  • Build a solid strategy around your case to better your odds in court,
  • Ensure that you are treated fairly,
  • Maximize the chances of reducing your charges or securing a plea bargain by negotiating with prosecutors.

In addition, we will aid you in understanding and adhering to any pretrial release requirements that may apply.

We Provide Exceptional, Tailored Legal Representation with Care

At Scott C. Thomas Law Office, we are aware of the uneasiness a person may feel when dealing with criminal charges—whether felony or misdemeanor. Our priority is to ensure that your voice is heard throughout the legal proceedings and provide you with our undivided attention so that you can achieve an optimal resolution for your case. We will do all in our power to help bring about the most favorable result possible!

At our firm in Orange County, CA, we are proud to offer a variety of criminal defense attorney services. Specifically, these include:

Additionally, we are experienced in appeals and post-conviction cases.

Post-Conviction Relief

If you have already been convicted of a crime, Scott C. Thomas is your go-to source for post-conviction relief. We’ll analyze your case and determine if appealing the conviction or filing for habeas corpus relief to modify your sentence are viable options. Call our office now to begin the process!

Why Not Work with a Ladera Ranch Public Criminal Defense Attorney?

For those unable to secure their own legal counsel, public defenders are available to provide representation in court. Though well-intentioned, these attorneys often have a large workload, which can limit the time and resources they can devote to each case. When you hire private Orange County criminal defense attorney Scott C. Thomas, however, you will benefit from personalized attention throughout every phase of your trial from an experienced professional who will work tirelessly on your behalf!

Our criminal defense attorney Orange County, CA are prepared to vigorously defend your rights. Reach out today and get the justice you deserve!

Act quickly to secure your rights and liberty by scheduling a consultation with Scott C. Thomas, Criminal Defense Attorney! Dial 949-945-2085 now for immediate assistance, or connect with us online. We can’t wait to start defending your case – don’t delay any longer!

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What My Clients are Saying:

Scott helped me with my case and I felt like he was the life raft that kept me going through it. Any time I needed to know something, anytime there was an...
Scott is very pleasant to work with. He was straightforward and to the point with my case. I did not have any doubts once we got to court and I will use his services again.
Scott is the absolute best. Very quick and efficient. Made the entire process easy and seamless.
At first I met with several lawyers pertaining to my case. I immediately felt uneasy and afraid of being “just a number “ in a stack pile of cases. I found Scott Thomas online and gave him a call the same day. He immediately invited me down to discuss with him the details of my situation. I instantly felt a sense of relief after chatting in person and made the decision to choose Scott for representation. One of the best decisions I have made till this day.Scott worked on my Case during Covid and continued to push through the craziness within the court system. He provided updates and made me feel like a priority client. He kept me in the loop of his game plan and promised me that we were going to see it through. He remained calm and answered my questions at any hour of the night. He was very personal and reassuring that he had my best interest in mind. I am happy to share that he also was able to get my case completely DISMISSED!!! I could not be happier with choosing Scott Thomas for representation!
I could not have picked a better lawyer to represent me. I’m so grateful for all of Scott’s efforts to get me the best possible outcome for my case. His approach to solving cases is unmatched.I had so many questions and concerns as most people do when it comes to the law. However, Scott was patient and explained everything from A-Z. Not to mention, he genuinely cares about your overall well-being throughout this stressful time. His presence and demeanor seemed to be highly respected by everyone in the courtroom from the DA to the judge, etc.Strongly recommend him!Thank you
Scott C Thomas is a true gentleman and a scholar, especially in the eyes of the law. He is very understanding of your situation, and will go above and beyond for you and your legal matters. He made me feel comfortable and stable, explaining all details to me about my case and constantly updating me if I wanted to know any additional information or had any questions. He is truly a good hearted person who just wants to help you and see the best outcome for you.
Scott C. Thomas is one of the best, if not the best criminal defense attorneys in Orange County. He was very responsive with me and my case making me feel...
Too notch legal representation: high emotional intelligence , professionalism and informative . Strategic, empathetic, direct , no sugar coating...
Scott helped me out of a tough situation and calmly explained all that I needed to do before going to court. I was prepared beforehand and had a great outcome. He told me all that I needed to do (minimal) and he did the rest. If you need a lawyer in Orange County or LA for all criminal or traffic cases, you can’t do better than Scott. Highly recommend him. It’s so stressful going through all the legal mumbo jumbo. You need a good lawyer on your side. Call Scott.
Scott has been very knowledgeable and professional through the entire process of my complicated and time intensive case. Scott always kept me posted and passed along all the information I needed in a timely manner. Thank you Scott for everything, couldn’t have asked for a better outcome!
I couldn't possibly recommend Scott enough. In 2019 I found myself in the need of legal services, and after some research, located Scott Thomas. I gave him a call and he promptly answered, inviting my family and me to his office for a consultation the same day. Scott is a highly intelligent, confident, and compassionate lawyer who truly cares for his clients, going above and beyond in all aspects while keeping in contact and always being available for anything. If I had questions, concerns, or simply needed someone to talk to during this trying situation, Scott was always cordial, calming, and thoughtful; as if talking with a good friend.When Covid came and disrupted the course of my case for 2 years, Scott constantly checked in to see how I was doing and keep me up to date with any developments. The end result of Scott's work was nothing short of being completely ideal. Had I not found him, or gone with a different lawyer, I'm confident things would have ended much differently. If you are in need of a lawyer than can practically work miracles, look no further. This will be the best decision you can make for yourself. Scott will work with you and for you as a true ally.My family and I thank you Scott.
Wow!! Mr. Scott Thomas personally answered my phone call and gave me the peace of mind I needed regarding my legal situation. His thorough explanation of...
Scott was very helpful in getting my record expunged. He answered all my questions and made the process very easy. Everything went smooth and just like he said 3-4 weeks we got the results we were looking for.
I recently had a stressful problem resurface after 24 years! Scott resolved it for me quickly. He kept me informed along the way. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. He was extremely understanding, financially, as I am on a fixed income, and I am on the other side of the country. I could not afford to come there. I highly recommend him!
I'd give more stars if allowed. Scott Thomas is a lawyer with integrity, honesty and connections within Orange County's court system. He leads with...
Scott is truly a scholar and a gentleman. He has helped me through a very difficult case and a very trying time, and has gone above and beyond all expectations.I truly recommend Scott as not just an attorney, but as a confidant that will go to bat for you again and again. He was my first call and was the only call I needed, as he instantly instilled confidence and trust.If you are on the fence or in need of someone who will guide you through the daunting legal system, do not hesitate to contact Scott!
Scott is truly a scholar and a gentleman. He has helped me through a very difficult case and a very trying time, and has gone above and beyond all...
This week Scott handled something for me from 16 years ago when I was a minor that should have been sealed. Scott quickly handled this allowing me to proceed with what I needed to secure employment while taking care of the courts screw up. If you got caught please call Scott and definitely never talk to anyone in law enforcemen call a lawyer!
I went to Scott after one of the worst days of my life, and he really came through for me. Scott made sense of the legal system, helped me navigate it, and got me great results on my criminal case. We all make mistakes in life, and Scott was the perfect help to my mistake. Felonies all reduced to misdemeanors, and still helping me after my case has been resolved even though he doesnt have to. Judges, probation, other attorneys etc all seemed to know Scott and regarded him highly. Money well spent! Thanks Scott!
I greatly appreciate Scott Thomas as my attorney for my case. He is kind, attentive, caring, patient, and very good at his profession. He was there for me after office hours to answer any of my questions. He got the best outcome for my case. I’m grateful for all he has done for me. I highly recommend Scott and his outstanding legal services.

Practice Areas

No matter the nature of your criminal charges, Scott. C. Thomas can assist you through the legal process.

Orange County, CA Criminal Defense Lawyer – Scott C. Thomas

Experienced former Orange County prosecutor Scott C. Thomas, now an effective criminal felony defense attorney in Santa Ana, protects your rights against serious charges.

With a specialty in first-time criminal defense, sex-crime defense, and DUI cases, no stone is left unturned to help you avoid a conviction and a series of harsh punishments.

“I have one goal: to provide clients with zealous legal representation to ensure their rights are not violated and that they are treated fairly before the law, while at the same time providing a shoulder for them to lean on, in their time of need.”

Criminal DefenseCriminal Defense

A criminal arrest, especially on felony charges can turn a life upsidedown, ruin a reputation, and put the defendant at serious risk for long-range punishments.

DUI & DWI DefenseDUI & DWI Defense

A local police or state patrol stop for suspicion of drunk driving shouldn’t be the end of the world for anyone — whether it’s your first offense or your third.

Drug ChargesDrug Charges

A guilty verdict in a criminal trial for methamphetamine manufacture or heroin trafficking can put you in prison for years.

White Collar CrimesWhite-Collar Crimes

Whether you are an executive or a receptionist, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty, and you have a right to your day in court.

Identity TheftFraud & ID Theft

In criminal law, fraud is a very broad category that includes a wide array of actions that many people do not even realize are crimes.

Violent CrimesViolent Crimes

A domestic violence complaint may have started with a “he said, she said” situation. Scott C. Thomas explores every strategy for having your charges reduced or dismissed.

First Time Felony Charges?

With so much at stake, if you face allegations of a violent crime, drug charge, sex crime, white-collar financial crime, or DUI/DWI, there is no substitute for having an experienced criminal defense attorney standing by to represent your interests.

Call Now 949-945-2085

If you feel that your rights were violated, leading to your arrest, we want to discuss your views in an honest, informative, confidential consultation.

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