UCSB Criminal Defense Attorney

Defense Lawyer for UCSB Students and Staff

There are many arrests every year of UCSB students on a wide range of criminal offenses. These often are DUI charges, but include both misdemeanors and felonies. At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, we fight for the rights of students who have been arrested on a wide variety of criminal charges, as well as representing staff of UCSB that have gotten caught in the criminal justice system. Our defense team has over 50 years of combined legal experience, and is recognized as one of the top defense law firms serving the area, with a focus on assistance to those who are students or staff at UCSB.

UCSB Students and the Criminal Justice System

Any student that runs into legal trouble can have very serious consequences, including losing their ability to continue their studies. Their opportunities for the future can be greatly diminished if convicted of a crime. We understand fully how important it is that they have a quality defense that is effective in protecting their rights and is aggressive in defending them in court.

If you are a student at UCSB, or a parent of a student, we offer our services in all types of felony and misdemeanor charges, including criminal defense in federal crime charges, DUI, vehicular manslaughter, murder, three strikes offenses, drug crimes including possession, distribution and charges related to medical marijuana. An expungement can be a crucial issue for a young person who has made an error in judgment, and we are proficient in getting this process into motion and earlier arrests or convictions made unavailable to the general public.

We also represent UCSB students and staff in internet crimes, traffic crimes, and for younger students, juvenile crimes. We can represent the accused in charges related to violent crimes such as assault, battery or domestic violence. Domestic violence charges can be filed against an individual who is accused of abuse of a roommate or other individual who shares a dorm or other living situation. We provide legal counsel in probation violations, sex crimes, rape, theft crimes, petty theft, grand theft, and white collar crimes, including mortgage fraud, identity theft and others. We are committed to fighting for every possible advantage both in negotiations and when we are facing a jury at trial. We can engage in prefile intervention when our early involvement will benefit the accused.

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Contact a UCSB criminal attorney from Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP immediately if you or your child are facing criminal charges.