Criminal Defense

As a former prosecutor, Ray Estolano gives his clients an edge in Court by aggressively representing them in their criminal defense cases.  He has a unique understanding of the criminal justice system from his years of working as a prosecutor and can often predict the prosecution’s moves or strategy.  He has a solid understanding of criminal cases ranging from DUI’s to drug cases to other serious felony offenses.

If you or a family member is charged with a criminal offense, then you need strong representation on your side.  Look for an criminal defense attorney with experience as a prosecutor.  Dial 619-CALL-RAY / (619) 225-5729 for a free consultation.

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

  • What do I do if I am arrested?
    Tell the police officer politely that you are insisting on your right to counsel before you answer any questions.   Let an attorney speak for you to ensure that your rights are defended.
  • What if I am stopped for a DUI?  Am I required to take the various tests?
    Again, you have the right to remain silent.  The police officer can’t force you to tell him what you’ve had to drink or where you have been.  You don’t have to take field sobriety tests at the side of the road. However, you are required by law to give a blood or breath test.
  • Why shouldn’t I use a public defender?
    Sometimes you should.   As a private attorney, I have a great deal of respect for public defenders.  However, they often can’t devote the time to a case that a private attorney will.  With budget cutbacks, public defenders are handling huge case loads.
  • Can you guarantee that I will “get off”?
    No attorney that is ethical will guarantee results.  But, at Estolano Law, we have a successful track record with both misdemeanor and felony cases.  I will do all that I can to aggressively represent you.
  • Who can I talk to about my criminal case?
    It is best to talk to only a criminal defense attorney about your case.  Remember that what you tell a lawyer is privileged information.  A lawyer can maintain your confidentiality in areas where someone else wouldn’t be able to.  It’s tempted to tell your family details about what happened, but it’s best to keep them from a situation where they might potentially be forced to testify against you.