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Aggressively Fighting for You

Scott C. Thomas protects your rights against serious charges.

Laguna Beach, CA 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.

Looking for a Laguna Beach Criminal Defense Attorney?

If you have been charged with a crime, it doesn’t mean that you have broken the law. It also doesn’t mean that you will necessarily spend time in jail, pay a fine or be subject to any other types of sanctions. Ideally, you will call a Laguna Beach criminal defense attorney as quickly as possible after being taken into custody or after being charged with a criminal offense. Let’s take a look at the various types of cases we can help with.

First-Time Felony Defense

A felony charge is one of the most serious that you can face, but there is a chance that you can obtain a favorable outcome in a case if you lack a prior criminal history. Your attorney may use this to your advantage during the trial or while negotiating a plea deal. This may make it possible to get your case dismissed, obtain a full acquittal or receive a plea deal that eliminates a felony charge in favor of a misdemeanor.

Sex-Crime Defense

If you have been charged with a sex offense, you could face many years in prison. Furthermore, a conviction could have a significant impact on your personal and professional reputation. An attorney may be able to help clear your name, which may make it easier to run your business, get an apartment or go back to school without incident.

DUI Cases

Even if you aren’t convicted of DUI, you may still run the risk of losing your license or paying administrative fees. However, legal counsel may be able to help you avoid prison time, a large fine, or other penalties that might be levied if you are found guilty of a drunk driving charge.

Cases Involving State Drug Charges

If you are found to be in possession of a controlled substance, you may spend many years or decades in prison. The same may be true if you’re charged with distributing or trafficking such an item. Your attorney might argue that your Fourth Amendment rights were violated during an investigation, which may be enough to get a charge dropped. An attorney may also use other strategies to help you obtain a favorable outcome in a drug case.

Time in Laguna Beach

Although it’s unlikely that you will get into trouble while out on the town, a lawyer is just a phone call away if you need legal assistance for any reason.

Schedule your initial consultation with Scott today!

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What My Clients are Saying:

As an immigration lawyer I do not handle criminal cases, so when one of my clients got arrested in Orange County, California I needed to help my client to find the very best criminal defense attorney.I reached out to the people I trust in the area and they recommended Attorney Thomas. Scott Thomas is a force to be reckoned with, shortly after my client hired him, the case was dismissed!!In other words, the best possible results! I strongly recommend this lawyer to my fellow attorneys as well as anyone in Southern California looking for a lawyer that gets results.I have been practicing law for about 10 years so it is difficult to impress me but the Law Office of Scott C. Thomas gets a 10/10 and I will definitely be recommending them to all my California clients!!
Scott helped me so much with a legal situation I had to deal with, he made the process so easy and we won. I would highly suggest Scott if you need a...
Scott took care of a case for me and got an outcome way better than expected.Was easy to work with also with a payment plan, and reasonable pricing for...
You helped my brother with his case when he had no idea where to turn to. thank you for the passion you exhibited and professionalism.
Scott is the perfect blend of having your buddy help you through a tough time and a cutthroat attorney who gets results. Scott not only delivered a dismissal from a previous DUI case, he outdid himself once again and battled with the DA for nearly 18 months to get a pretty obvious DUI reduced to a wet and reckless. This man has saved my career twice, and I won't take the wake-up call for granted. Thank you, Scott!
Scott is the perfect blend of having your buddy help you through a tough time and a cutthroat attorney who gets results. Scott not only delivered a...
Scott is the absolute best. Have used him for multiple cases and he always pulls through. He is always happy to take my calls and answer all my questions in...
Scott is an excellent attorney. I’m very thankful I found him and hired him.
I’ve hired a couple of lawyers before Scott Thomas and never got the urge to call them back because the lack of involvement on my case. I’m glad to say I found someone I can trust to fight for me and take the weight off my shoulders. Mr Scott Thomas is magnificent in what he does, his communication is great, he’s helpful, understanding but overall the relief he made me feel about my case and how easy he made my case was mind blowing. Thank you Scott Thomas! 👍🏼
I've hired a couple of lawyers before Scott Thomas and never got the urge to call them back because the lack of involvement on my case and I'm glad to say...
The first time 🕰️ and will only recommend Scott never 👎 fails in his promise he fights for you with love ❤️ thank you 🙏 my friend
Scott C. Thomas is an awesome lawyer I felt that my case was in good hands and he communicates with you about your case he also works with you and easy to talk too. I appreciate you Scott C Thomas Thank you 🙂
When I first called around looking for a lawyer to help with my DUI case I was looking for transparency and honesty. Looking around there were a lot of...
Scott Thomas was super easy to work with & very personable. He made me feel at ease with my situation. I had to ask him a question that had to be answered quickly. When I called him, he answered right away & remembered who I was even though I hadn’t talked to him in over a month. I highly recommend him.
Scott Thomas is a wonderful lawyer and human being. He gets the job done and has all your best interests in mind. Works very diligently day or night to ensure that the case will be resolved.Scott is always available and embodies all the characteristics a great lawyer should possess. He cares about his clients and their families.
Scott Thomas is simply the best. Going into this type of situation can be daunting. Scott’s demeanor, his availability, response time, and extensive knowledge of the justice and court system provide a helpful dose of relief. His willingness to advocate for his clients and pursue all angles of the case, allow for reassurance that he will go above and beyond to ensure the most favorable outcome for his clients. Scott’s fees are reasonable and he is an ethical attorney. Simply put, for any type of case where you, a friend, or a family member need defense representation, you can trust him implicitly. That is invaluable.
Scott Thomas is simply the best. Going into this type of situation can be daunting. Scott's demeanor, his availability, response time, and extensive...
Scott Thomas represented me in my case. since day one he made me feel at ease , he is very professional and humble . During the process of my case he was...
Scott is a great guy and a great lawyer! He has been very helpful and always do his best to get you the best legal advice. I am very pleased with my result. I strongly recommend him to all my friends and everyone else as well!
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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 felony 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.”

Practice Areas

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

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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