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Criminal Defense Attorneys in Carmel, CA

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A misdemeanor or felony conviction could result in jail/prison time and fines; it could also affect your ability to get a job or find housing. At Law Offices of William V. Pernik, our team understands that being charged with a criminal offense can be a frightening experience, as the process may be unfamiliar, and the outcome is unknown.

Because the result of a criminal case could cost your freedom, it is crucial to have a skilled attorney on your side who can provide the fierce advocacy you need. Our lawyers have years of experience handling complex legal matters and have gone up against some of the toughest prosecutors. Employing innovative strategies, we have developed solid legal defenses to challenge our adversaries’ cases and have obtained favorable outcomes for past clients.

To schedule your free consultation with one of our Carmel criminal defense attorneys, call us at (831) 273-3152.

Providing Skilled Defense for Various Criminal Cases in Carmel, CA

Understanding that every case is unique, we provide personalized representation to build a strategy tailored specifically for you. When you work with us, our Carmel criminal defense lawyers will make your case our top priority and will keep your best interests in sight as we fight to get your charges reduced or dropped.

Our practice areas include:

  • Juvenile crimes: Convictions for juvenile crimes can have a powerful ripple effect on your child’s life. Your child may be charged substantial fines, spend time in a correctional facility, or even be placed in a foster home. Moreover, there are also some cases in which they may be tried as an adult. Our attorneys will work closely with you to protect your child’s future.
  • Federal crimes: Federal crimes include child pornography, federal tax fraud, money laundering, and other matters tied to national issues. As such, convictions often result in particularly harsher penalties than most other crimes.
  • DUI/DWIs: If you are convicted of a DUI, you may face a number of penalties, including fines, jail time, license suspension, and more. Our attorneys will fight to protect your privileges.
  • Drug offenses: Our team is experienced in handling a variety of drug offenses, including distribution, possession, and being under the influence of a controlled substance.
  • Homicide: Cases involving homicide are among the most challenging and require extensive knowledge, experience, and familiarity with forensic investigation techniques. We understand how much is at stake and will fight tirelessly on your behalf.
  • Probation violation: If you are not in compliance with the terms of your release, you will be found in violation of your probation. The court will have the authority to terminate, reinstate, or modify your probation, so it is crucial to hire an experienced attorney to handle your case.
  • Expungements: In some cases, your past mistakes do not have to follow you and you may be able to have your criminal record expunged.

The outcome of any of these cases can have a profound impact on your future, so do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced attorneys for the aggressive legal representation you need to obtain the best results for your case.

Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights and Future

When you are facing criminal charges, it is vital to contact an attorney right away to begin working on your case. As soon as you retain the services of our skilled team, we will get started on reviewing your situation and gathering facts to pursue justice for you. From beginning to end, you can be confident our lawyers will deliver skilled counsel to guide you through the complex processes of a criminal trial.

For legal representation from a powerhouse team of Carmel criminal defense lawyers, call us at (831) 273-3152 or contact us online.

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  • “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

  • “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.

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

    Alex F.

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

    Steven M.

  • “They took care of me all the way through my conviction, he was even able to extend my surrender date without any hesitations.”

    Yolanda L.

  • “I must say Mr. William Pernik is an exemplary exception to this rule. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Mr. Pernik and his professionalism as an attorney and his compassion for his client's rights.”

    Yelp Reviewer

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


  • “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

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

    J TD T.

  • “I highly recommend Mr. Pernick. He is extremely knowledgeable about complex criminal defense issues. He is very hard-working and provides excellent representation for his clients. No one will work harder to achieve the best result.”


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

    A C.

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

    Justin C.

  • “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.

  • “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.”