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Temecula Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law Offices of Parwana Anwar, PLC is a full-service criminal defense firm located in the Murrieta area of Riverside County and serving all of Southern California, including Riverside, San Diego, Orange, and San Bernardino Counties. We handle every type of criminal case, ranging from a simple petty theft or DUI misdemeanor case to a Three Strikes serious and violent felony case such as murder, assault with a deadly weapon or residential burglary. Our philosophy is to ensure every client and every case is provided a vigorous and competent defense. We understand that this can be an extremely difficult and stressful time, and we are here to assist you through every step of the process in order to guarantee your rights are protected.

As a former Riverside County Deputy District Attorney, Ms. Anwar is skilled in every aspect of a criminal case, including attacking cases on search and seizure violations, Miranda violations such as involuntary or coerced confessions or statements, unlawful detentions or arrests, and unlawful use of force issues, among many others. Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer and having experience on both sides of a case, Ms. Anwar is uniquely skilled in spotting what weaknesses exist in a case, where to attack the prosecution, and how to successfully defend a case in a jury trial. Having conducted numerous jury trials as both a prosecutor and defense attorney, she is a highly trained litigator who will not settle until every defense is explored and considered. She has been successful in obtaining acquittals for numerous clients facing very serious charges, as well as having charges dismissed and/or reduced.

Since 2006, Ms. Anwar has been working as a criminal defense attorney all over the southern California area. Not only does she have the experience needed to competently defend your case, she is familiar with the court system, judges, prosecuting agencies, and law enforcement agencies. This is critical when selecting an attorney to handle your case, as this working relationship and familiarity with the diverse agencies will be one of the most significant factors in ensuring you achieve just results on your case. Ms. Anwar will not stop fighting for your case until all avenues are exhausted, including meeting with supervisors in the District Attorney’s Office to discuss the issues and negotiate your case, meeting in chambers with superior court judges to obtain just sentences, and arguing for minimal sentences based on your character, lack of criminal history, and all other relevant factors.

Facing criminal charges alone is an overwhelming and daunting experience. The power and virtually unlimited resources available to prosecutors create an unfair imbalance in the criminal justice system. So what do you do if you are accused of a crime? Do not face the system alone! We understand that you are human and sometimes make mistakes. Although you cannot change the choices you made in the past that may have put you in your current position, you can shift the balance of power by placing your criminal matter and your trust in the hands of an experienced, aggressive attorney who will fight to ensure your rights are protected.

Prosecuting agencies employ hundreds of deputy prosecutors, investigators, investigative technicians, and staff, as well as work hand-in-hand with police agencies and the Department of Justice to convict people of alleged crimes. The resources available to them are so extensive, and the scales of justice are so heavily weighted in their favor. Only with an extremely dedicated, competent, qualified attorney, will you be able to mount any type of adequate defense against this seemingly insurmountable offense. Ms. Anwar’s experience as a former prosecutor and dedication to the field of criminal justice will ensure you have the tools you need to launch a solid defense to any charges brought against you.

Without this, it is very likely that you will suffer a criminal conviction. A misdemeanor or felony conviction on your record will generally result in many detrimental effects for the rest of your life and your family's lives. You may find it difficult to find a job or keep your current employment, to enroll in school, to apply for a loan, to obtain a professional license such as a contractor, realtor or nurse, to vote, and to keep your driver's license, among many more limitations. This is why it is so critical to have an experienced attorney review your case to provide you with the best possible defense and limit any potential negative consequences your current criminal charges may carry.

In addition, Ms. Anwar’s experience can assist you in expunging any criminal convictions from your past in order to minimize or completely eliminate their negative repercussions. Once the court expunges or dismisses the conviction, you can legally say (with some exceptions, including applying for local or state licenses, running for office, contracting with the state lottery, or applying for law enforcement positions) that you have never been convicted of a crime in response to employer’s questions. In this way, you have the ability to continue with your life as a productive member of society, without the stigma of your past mistakes haunting you.

How Can A Temecula Criminal Defense Attorney Help You?

If you are looking for an attorney who will provide you with highly personalized attention, aggressive representation, and affordable rates, look no further. Ms. Anwar’s extensive experience in the field of criminal justice serves as the perfect foundation to ensure your rights are protected and your case is expertly defended. Contact the most experienced, professional Temecula Criminal Defense Attorney at The Law Offices of Parwana Anwar, PLC for a Free Consultation. Why face the system alone when you don’t have to? The best defense is just a phone call away.

Case Results
Assault with Deadly Weapon
Defendant facing 2 counts of assault with deadly weapon and strike prior. Exposure is 10 years. Only offer is prison. After preliminary hearing, Ms. Anwar was able to resolve the case for a 415 infraction and a fine.
Felony Domestic Violence Not Guilty, Misdemeanor
Defendant facing felony domestic violence charges where off-duty police officer observes defendant hitting the alleged victim. Defendant has 4 prison priors and is facing over 8 years in prison. Jury finds defendant NOT GUILTY of the felony and only convicts on lesser misdemeanor charge. Defendant gets credit for time served.
Carjacking & Kidnapping
Defendant facing multiple strike offenses, including car-jacking and kidnapping at gunpoint. Exposure was 25-life. DA’s office would only accept a 19-year offer. After much investigation and negotiation, Ms. Anwar was able to get a non-strike disposition where defendant would only serve 2 ½ years after credits.
Felony Domestic Violence Dismissal
Defendant facing felony domestic violence charge for allegedly punching girlfriend in the mouth. Only offer was prison. Through investigation, Ms. Anwar was able to prove that his girlfriend had a preexisting injury to her lip, and lied to police. Case dismissed. Defendant goes home.
Client Reviews
A huge thank you to Parwana Anwar who represented my husband in a difficult case. She is an honest, and hard working attorney who fought hard to keep my husband out of jail and to keep me calm and reassured along the way. Hands down, best attorney experience we have ever had! Stephanie L.
Most lawyers keep you in the dark but Parwana explained every step to me along the way. She always answered my calls and my questions. I trust her completely! I can honestly say I am free because of her. She never gave up on me and I am eternity grateful! David I.
Parwana fought and won my case against Riverside County. I was facing 2 felony strikes which she contested and got completely dismissed! If it wasn't for her hard work, determination and commitment to my case I would be behind bars for crimes I did not commit. Thank you so much Parwana! Roger L.
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