I have earned a solid reputation among other lawyers both generally as a criminal defense lawyer, and specifically with criminal street gang defense.
He is an excellent attorney and is very good at gang and juvenile defense. He is an excellent writer and he wrote a writ for me that was excellent, which resulted in a dismissal for my client. I would recommend Rick to anyone that has a very serious case because he has an excellent reputation in the community and is willing to work extremely hard for his clients. — Fresno area attorney, Tina Barberi [read full endorsement on Avvo.com]
He truly devotes himself to his client and will seek to expose every flaw in the government’s case in order to obtain justice for his client. He is exceptionally knowledgeable about so-called “street gang” cases, a remarkably thorough litigator in every area of the criminal law, and a passionate and effective advocate: he is really one of those guys you always want on your side. —Fresno area attorney Jack Revvill [read full endorsement on Avvo.com]
And it’s not just attorneys who speak well of me.
Rick was an amazing lawyer…He really cared for My Son an never gave up on Him.. — anonymous (for obvious reasons) [read full review on Avvo.com]
I have defended numerous people just like you accused of crimes involving gang enhancements (Penal Code §§ 186.22(b), 190.2(a)(22), 12022.53(e)(1)) and gang substantive crimes (Penal Code § 186.22(a)).
I have lectured and taught other attorneys about gang defense and the Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act.
I own gangdefense.com, which I created because of my interest and emphasis on defending gang cases.
I have had successful resolution in gang cases, including murder, attempted murder and assault. I have also helped defend people who are charged with violating gang injunctions and, as of March 2017, in every gang injunction case I have taken, the case has been dismissed, or the injunction was ruled unconstitutional, or both. (Please note that this is not a guarantee of the same result happening in your case. Each case is different. And I do not own any crystal balls — I wouldn’t know how to use them even if I did — so I cannot guarantee what will happen in the future.)
My experience with gang cases goes back to before I was a lawyer. As a law student, I interned for a criminal law specialist. He said he wanted me to become his “gang expert.” I was assigned to research, and write, all his motions, appeals, and writs pertaining to gang issues. The month before I took my bar examination to become a lawyer, I actually argued my first case before the Fifth Appellate District Court of the State of California.
If you, or someone you care about, is facing gang charges, call (559) 233-8886 now to speak to me. I’m always available when you need me.