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Welcome To The Padilla Law Firm

Serious Criminal Charges Need Serious Legal Representation

Facing a criminal charge is ALWAYS a serious matter requiring a serious defense.  You need an attorney who specializes in criminal defense and is well respected in the jurisdiction where you are charged.  My defense practice takes every case seriously and as an experienced Criminal Defense lawyer, I know that any criminal charge could have a devastating effect upon your life.  Rarely is there such a thing as a simple criminal matter.  Choosing an attorney will likely be one of the most important decisions you will make.  Understanding that I promise to take the time to go over your case in detail and advise you appropriately during our first free consultation.  I provide criminal defense of all criminal matters with both misdemeanor and felony cases.  If you are charged with a crime, do not take selecting an attorney lightly.  Call today and schedule a free consultation where we will discuss the facts of your case and determine how I can be of best service to you.

Why Hire Us?

  • I Truly Care

    As an attorney I know that my clients are going through an extremely difficult time. My goal is to make this process Read More
  • I am Affordable

    I offer low retainers and payment plan options. I also accept credit/debit cards. Please do not let the frustration of money prevent Read More
  • I Have a Great Reputation

    As an attorney in private practice I have made many friends in the courts as wells as the District Attorney’s Office. I Read More
  • I Will Fight to Protect You

    I will stand between you and anyone that is trying to hurt you in anyway. I consider myself the advocate for my Read More
  • I Get Results

    Whether I am able to get you a plea or whether we take the matter all the way to trial, I will Read More
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Client Testimonials

  • Mark V.

    Former Client

     In January 2014 I was on a business trip and was charged with a DUI. When I spoke to Maria about the case she was very understanding and knowledgeable. She put me immediately at ease with her demeanor and her in-depth knowledge of the law, so much so that I hired her right then and there to represent me. Not only did Maria win my MVD hearing, but she was able to get my criminal case dismissed as well!! Through the entire process Maria was the penultimate professional and you all of the ins and outs of the process and the case. Well overall this was a miserable stressful process, Maria put my mind at ease knowing that I was represented well , which allowed me to get through it as smoothly as possible (and with the best possible result). If you are ever in need of legal assistance I would highly recommend Maria Padilla and the Padilla law firm, they are the best!!
  • D. Maes

    Former Client - 2013

    I came to Maria at the Padilla law firm with a DWI third offense. She agreed to defend me as my lawyer. She first won my MVD hearing allowing me to keep my drivers license privileges. (NO REVOCATION). She also had my DWI 3rd offense case dismissed even though I felt like in the end it was hopeless. She came through strongly. She really knows her business, one of the best lawyers around. Maria showed me her hard work, determination and a genuine concern of my rights and well-being. Impressive! Thanks Maria for getting my normal life back to me!

    I would recommend Maria to anyone very highly.
  • C. Cook

    Former Client

    Maria Padilla represented me in 2013. She is the paradigm of excellence as an attorney. Her legal acumen, diligence, and confident grace "SAVED THE DAY" for me. She won the case through insightful hard work and I highly recommend her.
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Awards and Memberships


The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) encourages, at all levels of federal, state and local government, a rational and humane criminal justice police for America -- one that promotes fairness for all; due process for even the least among us who may be accused of wrong doing; compassion for witnesses and vitims of crime; and just punishment for the guilty.

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