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About Premier Criminal Defense

Our San Diego Criminal Lawyers are Ready to Fight for You

At Premier Criminal Defense, our San Diego criminal defense lawyers are committed to making sure our clients’ constitutional rights are protected. We represent people across Southern California who have been arrested for or accused for:

  • Infractions
  • Misdemeanors
  • Felony offenses

We offer skilled counsel in the face of informal allegations or investigations by law enforcement, to counteract charges before they can be filed.

Our Commitment to Our Clients

Our commitment is to our clients’ rights and interests, and we do everything in our power to achieve the best possible result in every single case we take on. From a traffic violation to a murder charge, you can count on our team to provide hard-hitting, personalized criminal defense representation.

When you choose to work with our legal team, you can rest easier knowing the following:

  • We offer a no-cost case evaluation to review your charges.
  • We are affordable and will work with you to address your needs.
  • We are available 24/7.
  • We can handle any case.
  • We treat each client with the total commitment and resolve they deserve.
  • We keep our clients fully informed through every step of their cases.
  • We are always ready and willing to go to trial, and if we do, there’s no extra charge

About Founding Attorney Thomas Slattery

Our founding attorney, Thomas Slattery, has a long history in criminal law. He has worked in this field for over 17 years, first as a prosecutor and then as a criminal defense attorney. After spending 4 years as a solo practitioner, he worked as the Supervising Attorney at the nation’s largest criminal defense firm for 7 years before returning to private practice.

Over the years, he has worked with thousands of clients in all walks of life, in the face of virtually every criminal charge. He is an aggressive advocate for his clients’ rights and isn’t afraid to think outside the box when it comes to developing strategies, a rare and invaluable trait.

Choose an Aggressive San Diego Criminal Attorney

When you work with a San Diego criminal defense attorney at Premier Criminal Defense, you will find that we are completely committed to your case. We will do whatever it takes to seek the best possible result and have no fear whatsoever in confronting the prosecution, inside or outside the courtroom.

When your freedom is at stake, you need an aggressive, experienced lawyer on your side. Call ((619) 374-1268 for a no-cost case evaluation.

Thomas Slattery

Thomas Slattery is the Supervising Attorney and Owner of the firm.

During his twenty years as an attorney, Mr. Slattery’s focus, commitment, and dedication, have always been given to Criminal Defense.

Whether as a solo practitioner or within the context of a larger firm, his unchanging objective is to make certain that clients are given the representation and customer service they deserve.

Prior to founding PCD, Mr. Slattery spent seven years as the Supervising Attorney of the largest criminal defense firm in the United States and was involved in representing thousands of clients on every type of case. Encompassing everything from capital murder to simple theft, his career has prepared him to successfully address his clients’ problems.

He has also worked extensively in numerous other areas of law, including Immigration, Employment, and Landlord Tenant.

In addition to being licensed in California and Federal Courts. Mr. Slattery is qualified to practice in 37 other countries around the world, including his native England.

Oscar Valencia

Attorney Oscar Valencia is a Trial Attorney with Premier Criminal Defense. He represents clients in Criminal Trial Courts, Criminal Writs and Appeals.

A Los Angele native, Attorney Oscar Valencia chose to pursue the practice of law to help provide a voice to people who may not be in a position to help themselves, and has become known throughout the local and legal communities for his client-focused approach and unwavering commitment to advocating for his clients with dedication and zeal.

Over the course of his career, Attorney Valencia has helped thousands of clients protect their legal rights, freedoms, and futures in a range of complex and high-stakes cases. That includes misdemeanor cases, such as Driving Under the Influence, where people may face up to one year in Jail, and Felonies, like Murder, where overzealous prosecutors too often lump defendants together and employ a one-size-fits-all approach for doling out the harshest punishment possible.

A Personalized Approach

Attorney Valencia practice is based on the belief that each client’s case, circumstances, and goals are unique, and that their unique story plays and invaluable role in tailoring a carefully crafted defense strategy.

Admired for his ability to cultivate close client-attorney relationships, Attorney Oscar Valencia helps individuals and families understand what can often be an unfamiliar, confusing, frustrating and stressful process, leveraging empathy and understanding that the situation in which clients find themselves can be their first experience with the criminal justice system.

Such an approach has earned Attorney Oscar Valencia the respect and esteem of his clients, Judges and prosecutors as well as professional colleagues. Former Clients who turned to Attorney Valencia in their time of need often, refer friends and loved ones when they need aggressive proven legal representation.

Proven Results: Criminal Defense

Attorney Valencia has obtained numerous Not Guilty verdicts / acquittals and dismissals on behalf of clients facing serious felonies, and potentially life in prison. Attorney Oscar Valencia has successfully handled thousands of cases in criminal courts across San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside and San

Bernardino Counties. Attorney Valencia has also represented Clients in Federal Courts in the Southern and Central Districts of California.

By leaning on his vast experience in criminal defense, bringing each clients’ unique story to light, and working closely with clients to help them make informed decisions, Attorney Valencia has helped refine the firm’s fourfold approach to handling criminal cases, which includes:

  • Identifying the client’s goals.
  • Attack the State’s allegations to dispose of the case quickly.
  • Preparing each case as if it were going to be litigated at a Jury Trial.
  • Obtain the best results for our Clients.
  • In the criminal justice system, Attorney Valencia has earned a reputation as a aggressive and dedicated criminal defense attorney committed to helping his clients vigorously fight overly aggressive and overzealous prosecutions by the government.

Attorney Oscar Valencia is a graduate of Pepperdine Law School and has been licensed to practice law since June 2001.

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