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Criminal Defense Lawyers in Carmel Valley

Relentlessly Pursuing Justice for You

When facing criminal charges, having a skilled lawyer on your side could mean the difference between a conviction and your freedom. Rather than leaving the outcome of your case up to chance or in the hands of an inexperienced attorney, reach out to our team at the Law Offices of William V. Pernik. We have years of experience providing focused representation to individuals involved in various legal matters. Throughout the course of our practice, we have challenged the evidence presented by tough prosecutors and have obtained dismissals and reductions of charges for past clients.

A conviction for a misdemeanor or felony offense could be punished by jail or prison time, as well as hefty fines. We know how to develop effective defense strategies, and we will fight hard to obtain a favorable outcome in your case.

Speak with one of our attorneys during a free consultation by calling us at (831) 273-3152.

Providing Personalized Representation

Our lawyers are committed to protecting your rights, and we will take the time to learn about you and your circumstances as we develop a unique defense strategy on your behalf. We also understand that being charged with a crime can be a stressful situation, as the outcome of your case can tremendously impact your life. That is why we will be on your side from start to finish, helping you understand the allegations made against you and keeping you updated on the status of your case.

Our attorneys provide fierce advocacy for a variety of offenses, including:

Why You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney

If you are facing criminal charges, you should not hold off on hiring a skilled criminal defense attorney to advocate on your behalf and protect your future. While there is often some hesitation due to the potential costs involved, the costs of not hiring a lawyer are far greater, especially if your freedom is at stake.

Here are some reasons why you should consider hiring a criminal defense attorney for your case:

  • We understand how the judicial system works: The legal system is complex and this is undoubtedly an overwhelming time for you, which is why having the assistance of an experienced attorney can be invaluable. We will advise you of your legal options and create the best strategies on your behalf.
  • We have relationships with prosecutors: Although the prosecutor on your case may be your adversary, it is actually important for defense attorneys to develop a relationship with them. Creating these bonds can yield better plea deals and more.
  • We have dealt with cases like yours: Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling a variety of criminal defense cases, which means we have undoubtedly handled cases similar to yours. That knowledge can help us better navigate your case to ensure the best results.
  • We can save you money: Hiring a lawyer probably does not sound like a money-saving technique, but it actually is. If you are convicted of a serious crime, you may face a multitude of financial repercussions, including fines, loss of income, loss of a job, and more.
  • We can protect your future: Of course, the most important thing here is your future. Even if we cannot have your case entirely dismissed, we may be able to reduce your charges and minimize the damage it may have on your life. No matter how complicated or steep the battle you are facing may seem, an attorney can help soften the blow, making it possible for you to move on from this terrible situation.

Schedule Your Free Consultation with Our Team

The legal processes involving criminal matters can be quite complex. Backed by extensive experience, we have a sound understanding of the law and can provide the guidance you need to navigate your case. Our Carmel Valley criminal defense lawyers will conduct thorough research and explore every avenue to work toward getting your charges reduced or dropped.

To find out how we can help, call us at (831) 273-3152 or contact us online.

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las Oficinas Legales de William V. Pernik
  • “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”


  • “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.”


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


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

    Ba C.

  • “Mr. Pernik has so much compassion for his clients, his integrity is beyond approach.”

    Jacqueline W.

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “He is an active listener, dedicated to his profession and his community.”

    J TD T.

  • “I felt like he understood the stress me and my family were going through and held our hand through the process”

    Alex F.

  • “If you are smart enough to find William and pick him for your attorney, the outcome will be the best you could possibly hope for.”

    K F.

  • “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

  • “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

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

    Annia R.

  • “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

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

    A C.