Newport Beach Criminal Defense Attorney
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Aggressively Fighting for You

Scott C. Thomas protects your rights against serious charges.

Newport 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.

Newport Beach, CA Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help You Reach a Successful Outcome in Your Case

If you are searching for a criminal defense lawyer in Newport Beach, the Law Office of Scott C. Thomas can help. Because of his background as a prosecutor, Thomas knows all of the techniques prosecutors like to use to get a conviction. Whether you are dealing with a theft case or charges of driving under the influence (DUI), a talented attorney can help you determine the best way to proceed with your case.

Getting Legal Help in Newport Beach

Newport Beach is famous for Crystal Cove State Park, Balboa Island, the Huntington Beach Pier, and other attractions. Locals know the inside scoop on Mama D’s Italian Kitchen, Cappy’s Cafe, the Beachcomber Cafe, and other popular restaurants. Whether you are interested in the Orange County Museum of Art or the Lyon Air Museum, there are plenty of things to do in the area.

Unfortunately, sometimes residents in Newport Beach can end up getting in trouble with the law from time to time. A fun weekend with friends can possibly lead to DUI cases and drug charges. Whether this is your first-time felony defense or your fifth misdemeanor charge, a talented lawyer can help your case reach a favorable resolution.

What Can a Criminal Defense Attorney Help With?

Your criminal defense lawyer can help with many different types of cases. Additionally, many defendants are charged with more than one crime. If you are dealing with a sex-crime defense or one of the following charges, a talented lawyer can help.

  • Drug charges: If you lose your drug case, you can end up spending years in prison.
  • Violent crimes: Violent crimes often rely on witness testimony, which is notoriously unreliable. Your attorney can investigate different ways to challenge the prosecution’s testimony.
  • DUI cases: Making a mistake by driving under the influence should not lead to a lifetime of repercussions.
  • Sex-crime defenses: If you are convicted of a sex crime, you can end up on a registry after you have already served your prison time.
  • Fraud and identity theft: Fraud and identity theft are broad terms for common crimes. To protect yourself from overzealous prosecutors, you need someone who understands the law.
  • White-collar crimes: White-collar crimes might not cause physical injuries, but they can still lead to years in prison and a lifetime of repercussions.

How Can an Attorney Help?

The American legal system is incredibly complex. Even a first-time felony defense involves a massive amount of paperwork, evidence, and witness testimony. Unless you have spent years practicing law as an attorney, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help you prepare your case and fight aggressively for your rights.

An Orange County criminal defense lawyer like Scott C. Thomas can help with DUI cases, drug charges, and similar cases. If you are convicted, you could spend years in prison and have a criminal record that follows you around forever. Whether you are dealing with a first-time felony defense or a sex crime defense, your attorney can help you prepare your legal case.

If you want help protecting your rights, contact the Law Office of Scott C. Thomas today for a free consultation.

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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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