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Salinas Criminal Defense Attorney

Salinas Criminal Lawyer

Serving Monterey & the Surrounding Counties

With our founding attorney, William V. Pernik, at the head of the legal team, we know just how emotionally and physically taxing a criminal accusation can be, and what it takes to successfully defend and protect you during these trying times.

From simple misdemeanors to complex felony charges such as forcible rape and murder, our criminal defense attorneys have taken on some of the toughest prosecutors in the state to obtain the best results for our clients, securing a record number of acquittals in multiple jurisdictions, as well as dismissals and reductions of charges in hundreds of cases.

We take pride in our personal attention to every detail of your case and are devoted to the relentless pursuit justice for all of our clients, regardless of criminal past or current accusations.

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About Our Firm

What Sets Us Apart from Other
Defense Firms in the Area?

We stand out from the rest because of our unparalleled commitment to our clients and our expertise in handling the most complex criminal cases.

Our founding attorney, William Pernik, is especially well-known for his excellence in defending clients with serious mental illness, developmental disabilities, severe substance abuse disorders, and defense of veterans. Mr. Pernik is joined at the firm by his long-time friend and colleague, Roland Soltesz, who brings with him a keen understanding of cutting-edge issues in forensic sciences, such as DNA, blood, and fingerprint analysis, crime scene and accident reconstruction, ballistics, and many others.

Together, Mr. Pernik and Mr. Soltesz form a powerhouse legal defense team that is ready to take on the toughest of opponents, and they have won many courtroom victories for our clients.

Dependable Criminal Defense Since 2006

Hear what Attorney William V. Pernik has to say about our firm's approach to criminal law.

Our Practice Areas

Why Our Previous Clients Chose

The Law Offices of William V. Pernik
  • “I felt like he understood the stress me and my family were going through and held our hand through the process”

    Alex F.

  • “You will not regret hiring him as your legal counsel. I honestly, cannot thank him enough for his dedication, hard work, and patience with my case that lasted over 18 months”

    Rob M.

  • “Mr. Pernik really took the time to know me personally he understood my situation. He genuinely wanted to help me during a difficult time in my life. He fought for me in court to modify my sentence.”

    Avvo Reviewer

  • “William stood out as the most honest, hard working and compassionate.”

    B.C.

  • “I hope not to need a criminal lawyer again soon but it's nice to know where to find a good one!!”

    Steven M.

  • “Not only did he fight for the best outcome for me, but he also was available to answer my questions 24-7. I felt very protected and calm when Mr. Pernik would enter the court room”

    Avvo Reviewer

  • “Good friend and attorney - if you are in trouble, take my word: he's good.”

    Justin C.

  • “If you want solid representation from someone who is non-judgmental and has your back, look no further.”

    Annia R.

  • “I found myself in a very tough situation and Mr. Pernik first of all was straight forward with me he was honest and all around very knowledgeable on what to do in regards to my case. He offered me peace of mind and got me through a very tough stage”

    Luis

  • “William was very friendly and checked on the status of my file for free.”

    Ba C.

  • “I was fighting a DUI prison case. Those cases are usually very black and white for judges. Mr. Pernik guided me in the right direction so my case turned out very beneficial for me. His statements are very well put together.”

    Avvo Reviewer

  • “Roland listened to me, asked appropriate questions and provided me with the information that I needed in order to make an informed decision.”

    Chris m.

  • “Amazing in every way.”

    Kritine F.

  • “I can't express enough gratitude and appreciation for his exceptional skills as an attorney.”

    A C.

  • “Mr. William Pernik is extremely intelligent and caring with his clients. Not a very easy combination to find in a lawyer. He looks at all the options for the best possible fair and just outcome in a case.”

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Putting Our Firm On Your Side

  • Bilingual Support

  • Evenings and Weekends by Appointment

  • Free Initial Consultations

  • Proven Record of Success

Law Offices of William V. Pernik

40 Central Ave., Suite 4
Salinas, CA 93901

Phone: (831) 269-5353

Regular Hours
  • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:00pm

  • After hours and weekends available by appointment

Areas We Serve:

Salinas, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, Alameda, Contra Costa counties as well as City & County of San Francisco.

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