Law Office of Michael L. Fell
900 Roosevelt Irvine, CA 92620
(949) 585-9055

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Secure expert criminal defense representation against virtually any criminal charge.

The California Penal Code is long, complicated, and tedious. And that’s only the beginning—you may also need help with violations of the family law code, the vehicle code, or even federal law.

Fortunately, you don’t have to become a legal scholar to defend yourself. All you have to do is call the Law Office of Michael L. Fell. Thanks to his status as a California Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist and his background as an Orange County Senior Deputy District Attorney, Michael L. Fell already understands the law—and the DA’s strategies—in detail. He can help you mount the strongest possible defense to any criminal charge you may face.

Attorney Fell treats every client with respect and tackles every case with equal dedication and resolve, whether it involves a minor infraction or a serious felony offense. He can help you resolve all kinds of criminal matters including:

Arson: Because arson cases often involve highly technical evidence, you need a criminal defense attorney with ample experience in this area. While with the DA’s office, Michael L. Fell actually taught classes for arson investigators so you know that he understands arson evidence and can fight effectively for the best possible resolution to your case.

Bribery: Soliciting a bribe, making a bribe, or accepting a bribe can all lead to serious criminal charges that will impact your reputation and your future. You can rely on Attorney Fell to intervene early and aggressively to help prevent unfair charges from being filed and/or to secure a favorable plea deal for you.

College Student Crimes: Many people make foolish decisions during college. If your mistake has led to a criminal charge, Attorney Fell can help. He will not only fight for an advantageous resolution of the criminal charge but also support you during your college disciplinary hearing to help prevent a suspension or expulsion.

Court Crimes: Have you been accused of contempt of court, restraining order violations, perjury, probation violations, or other court crimes? Attorney Fell can help. He is intimately familiar with all court procedures and can help you build the strongest possible defense for any charge.

Cybercrime: You can trust Attorney Fell to scrutinize the evidence in your cybercrimes case, working hard to identify the best strategy for securing a quick and beneficial outcome to your case. Cybercrimes cases are often ripe for plea deals and Attorney Fell will help you negotiate with the DA for leniency when appropriate.

Domestic Violence: Allegations of child neglect, spousal abuse, and elder abuse can be very painful as well as frightening. Attorney Fell understands and does everything in his power to help resolve the situation in a way that will save you from the further stress and hardship of harsh criminal penalties.

Drug Crimes: Police and prosecutors are often inclined to be very aggressive in pursuing drug charges. Michael L. Fell will help you fight back with equally aggressive defense representation. He is especially passionate about helping first-time offenders participate in drug diversion programs rather than receiving a criminal sentence.

DUI: Don’t just assume you have to lose your license following a DUI. Michael L. Fell can help you defend yourself at the DMV administrative hearing as well as against any criminal charges that may arise out of your DUI.

Elder Abuse: Whether you are a professional caregiver or a family member, being accused of elder abuse can be extremely distressing. Fortunately, Attorney Fell understands the law on all types of elder abuse—physical, sexual, emotional, and financial—and will fight aggressively for the most advantageous resolution possible to your case.

Expungements: Have you paid your debt to society? Do you think you deserve to have your criminal record expunged to reflect this fact? Attorney Fell can help. He has ample experience with the process for expunging eligible misdemeanor and felony convictions and he can also assist with Certificates of Rehabilitation and other means of cleaning up your record.

Firearms: California’s firearms laws are numerous and complex, so if you are accused of a crime involving a firearm, you definitely need an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Michael L. Fell and his team are here to provide professional and caring assistance every step of the way.

Failure to Appear: Have you missed a court appearance? Don’t give up—if you call Michael L. Fell right away he may be able to help you reschedule and avoid a criminal penalty. Attorney Fell handles failure to appear violations for criminal court and traffic court.

Fraud: California law describes a wide variety of fraud crimes, each of which has its own special nuances. As a California Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, you can bet Attorney Fell knows these laws in detail and can help you formulate the strongest possible defense strategy for check fraud, credit card fraud, health care fraud, insurance fraud, and more.

Juvenile Crimes: Michael L. Fell’s passion for creative sentencing is especially helpful for juvenile crimes, where incarceration is the very last thing you want for your child. You can rely on Attorney Fell to guide your family through the juvenile system and achieve the best possible resolution to the case.

Money Laundering: In a money laundering case, there are bound to be reams of financial evidence to go through. Attorney Fell and his team have the skills and experience required to examine this evidence carefully and identify any information that may prove fruitful for your defense or to your effort to secure a favorable plea deal.

Professional Crimes: If you hold a state-issued license as a nurse, doctor, dentist, pharmacist, lawyer, etc., criminal charges could also result in discipline from your licensing board. Fortunately, Michael L. Fell can help you prepare for your board hearing and give you the best possible chance of keeping your license.

Prop 47: Whether you are currently serving a sentence for a low-level non-violent theft or drug offense, or have such an offense on your record, you may qualify for Prop 47 relief to shorten your sentence or change your felony to a misdemeanor. Contact Attorney Fell for assistance with your Prop 47 resentencing petition.

Stalking: California’s stalking laws may be harsh, but fortunately you can fight back with help from Michael L. Fell. Attorney Fell will fight aggressively for a fair outcome to your case that protects you from the harsh penalties potentially on the table for this offense.

Theft Crimes: Whether you have been accused of shoplifting a few DVDs or grand theft auto, you deserve an expert defense. This is exactly what you get with Michael L. Fell as your theft defense attorney. He will work hard to get charges dismissed or to secure a plea deal to keep a conviction off your record.

Call Now to Hire Michael L. Fell as Your Criminal Defense Attorney

If you would like to learn more about working with the Law Office of Michael L. Fell for your criminal defense, please contact us at (949) 585-9055.

Former Senior Deputy District Attorney of Orange County defending clients at the Harbor Justice Court in Newport Beach, Ca.

Law Office of Michael L. Fell - Criminal Defense Lawyer

Michael L. Fell

Have you been accused of a crime? We'll get through it together.

No matter how daunting the criminal charges against you may be, the Law Office of Michael L. Fell can provide the aggressive and effective defense representation you need to secure the best possible outcome to the case. We will stand beside you each step of the way, passionately advocating for your rights and protecting your future against the consequences of undeserved or unduly harsh punishment.