Santa Ana Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Criminal Defense Attorney in Santa Ana

Serving Clients across Orange, Riverside & San Bernardino Counties

If you have been charged with any type of crime, contact The Law Office of Michael J. Holmes, PC right away. Backed by over 17 years of experience, our Santa Ana criminal defense lawyer is intimately familiar with this complex area of law. Attorney Holmes is also a former prosecutor, giving him an in-depth understanding of how prosecutors operate and approach cases. He and our legal team can guide you throughout the criminal process as we protect your rights and help you make sound decisions.

Whether you have been charged with a sex crime, drug crime, violent crime, or anything else, we can handle it. We have a long track record of success in California criminal law, and we will work relentlessly to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced. You can rely on us for the aggressive and determined advocacy you deserve.

Nearly Two Decades of Successful Results

Over the years, we assisted countless individuals who were charged with a wide variety of crimes. We can help you, too. Our team closely examines issues of law and aggressively seeks to exclude evidence whenever possible. Attorney Holmes will initiate discussions with the prosecutor in an attempt to persuade the state to drop the charge, or agree to a lesser charge or an alternative outcome which avoids a criminal record. If necessary, we will argue your case forcefully in court to pursue a not guilty verdict. As your representative, we will leave no stone unturned in the defense of your rights and liberty.

  • No Jail Time People v. M.R.
  • Not Guilty Verdict People v. M.B.
  • Case Dismissed People v. A.F.
  • Case Dismissed People v. D.S.
  • Case Dismissed DUI with .21 Blood Alcohol Content
  • Case Dismissed Felony Extortion
  • Case Dismissed 2nd Time DUI
  • Won DMV Hearing & DUI Dismissed DUI with .14 Blood Alcohol Level
  • Case Dismissed 3rd Time DUI with .14 BAC
  • Not Guilty Verdict First Degree Murder

Meet Michael

With over 17 years of legal experience under his belt, Attorney Holmes is highly skilled in California criminal law. His experience as a former prosecutor allows him to see issues from numerous angles, enabling him to create comprehensive case strategies on behalf of his clients. He truly cares about his clients, and he will work hard to help you get the results you need. From helping you thoroughly understand your situation and available options to aggressively fighting for you in and out of court, he can do it all. You can rely on Attorney Holmes to provide you with passionate and proficient representation.

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A Proven Track Record

See What Our Clients Have to Say About Us
  • “ I'm very happy with the results of my case I was asked to write this review and I'm happy to endorse Michael Holmes as a great attorney for criminal defense.”


  • “Patient and understanding of each clients needs and always takes the time to keep everything up to date. Proud to be associated with Mr. Holmes.”


  • “Michael is truly a professional. He was on vacation and still agreed to meet me to discuss my legal needs. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a high end lawyer.”


  • “Mr. Holmes is a great litigator he looks for details and gets the absolute best results. I appreciated the fact that he didn't just try to push my case through but looked at everything and used hes fine skills to my advantage.”


  • “He was able to reduce my charges to a misdemeanor and I didn’t have to do any jail time. I am so grateful to have found such a great attorney who helped me when I needed it.”


  • “Michael shows care and compassion and thinks outside the box to come up with the best legal strategy for each clients case.”


  • “Michael J Holmes has been God sent. We are only in the beginning stages of our felony case, but he has already gone to bat for my son's release and was there when I needed him at 5 am.”


  • “Mr. Michael did a good job for me. I needed help and he did it for me. I hired him and he was good attorney for me.”


  • “Michael has a great strategy that we're executing. Anyone in need of a great team and reasonable flat fees call Michael and meet his team. Absolutely they are a dream team.”


  • “My husband completed 45 days and after hiring this law office, he completed one more day and was released on summary probation with a misdemeanor.... I LOVE THIS LAW OFFICE, THE PEOPLE THERE AND IF I NEED TO I WILL USE THEM AGAIN IN THE FUTURE....”


  • “Ultimately, he was able to get my case dismissed and I was able to continue with my career. I am thankful to Mr. Holmes for all the work he put into my case and the effort he put in to ensure the best result for me.”


  • “Things looked really bad for us and Mr. Holmes explained everything to us. He worked had and we are very happy we used him to help. great lawyer.”


  • “I'm a college student and I was charged with DUI and hit and run and the firm got me a great result. Thanks to the entire team and especially to John who took my call at 3am and really helped me out.”


  • “Not only was he very professional, he was very helpful and addressed my case immediately which took major stress off me and worry, he did everything he told me he would do and took care of my case and it couldn't have went any better!”


Reasons To Choose Michael J. Holmes

  • Aggressive Defense

  • Former Prosecutor

  • Free Consultation with a Lawyer

  • We Are Available 24 Hours a Day

  • Former Army Veteran

  • 17+ Years of Experience

  • Rated 10.0 Superb on Avvo

A Comprehensive Defense Effort

At The Law Office of Michael J. Holmes, PC, we go to extraordinary lengths to provide each client with the strongest defense possible. We do not stop with the police report and criminal complaint. We dig deep for information the prosecutor does not have — working with private investigators, forensic evidence specialists, and other professionals when they can support the case. To get started on your case, call our Santa Ana criminal defense attorney today at (714) 752-7037 and schedule a free consultation.

The Law Office of Michael J. Holmes, PC

505 N Tustin Ave., Suite 103
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Phone: (714) 752-7037

Regular Hours
  • Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Saturday & Sunday Closed

We are available by phone 24/7.

Service Area:

Orange County, San Diego, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County.