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Criminal Defense Lawyers in Pacific Grove

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Whether you’re facing felony or misdemeanor charges, it’s crucial to have a skilled lawyer fighting on your behalf every step of the way. A conviction could have severe consequences, such as a jail or prison sentence and/or a fine, which could affect your wellbeing far into the future. Our attorneys are here to provide the fierce advocacy you need and will fight to protect your rights and freedom. When you retain our services, we will extensively examine the facts of your case to develop a strong legal defense and work toward a favorable outcome.

Discuss your case with our experienced team. Call us at (831) 273-3152.

Fighting to Protect Your Best Interests

To land a conviction, the prosecutor must present evidence in court that proves, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you committed the alleged offense. By thoroughly investigating your circumstances, interviewing witnesses, and conducting aggressive cross-examinations, our lawyers can effectively challenge the prosecutor’s case against you. Our Pacific Grove criminal defense attorneys have faced some of the toughest opponents and obtained just results for past clients. We are ready to do the same for you.

We provide skilled defense for various offenses, including:

Do Not Wait to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you are facing criminal charges, time is precious when it comes to building a strong defense for your case, which is why you should not wait to hire a defense attorney. The more time your attorney has to prepare and investigate the allegations against you, the better your chances of reducing or dismissing these charges will be.

Here are some other reasons why you should not hold off on hiring a criminal defense attorney:

  • Witness testimony will likely be a crucial element in your case and, unfortunately, memories fade and people become less reliable over time. That is why you need to hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible to start locating witnesses and obtaining official statements. Now is the time to make the most out of a witness’s account of the events surrounding your case.
  • Evidence takes many forms, but they all have something in common – they become harder to find and more difficult to rely on as time passes. The prosecutor on your case will have investigators gathering evidence to be used against you, so you need an attorney to start looking for exculpatory evidence that could potentially prevent a conviction. If you wait too long to get exculpatory evidence tested, it may become worthless and inadmissible.
  • An attorney can also help convince the judge on your case to set your bail at a lower, more affordable amount. Moreover, a criminal defense lawyer can advise you on whether you should post bail immediately or hold off until after arraignment.

Even if you did not hire a criminal defense lawyer immediately, hiring an attorney at any time to advocate on your behalf can improve your circumstances. Sooner is better, but it is never too late to benefit from skilled legal counsel.

By Your Side Throughout the Criminal Process

Understanding how frightening and stressful it is to be facing criminal allegations, our lawyers make it a top priority to provide the personal attention you need. We want to help you understand the legal process and we will listen to your side of the story, explain the specifics of the charges, discuss possible outcomes, and inform you of your legal options. Our team will work relentlessly to get charges reduced or dropped and minimize the life-altering effects of a conviction.

To schedule your free case evaluation, fill out our online contact form or call us at (831) 273-3152.

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  • “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.

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

    Ba 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.

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

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  • “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.”

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  • “Amazing in every way.”

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

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

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

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  • “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”


  • “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 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.”

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  • “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.