Arena and Schnitzer Law Office


San Diego County Criminal Defense Attorneys


At the Law Offices of Arena & Schnitzer, APLC, in San Diego, we believe that our clients deserve to know and understand the legal process after being accused of or charged with a crime. Our first task is to fully explain the steps your misdemeanor or felony case will take. As we prepare for trial, we also work toward a fair resolution. We are a different kind of criminal defense law firm. We start your case by listening to you. The police have their version. The prosecutor has a version. And witnesses have a version. But we cannot begin to prepare an effective defense and help you get the best possible outcome until we know your story; how events played out and what you need from us.
Your Future and Your Reputation Are on the Line. We Never Forget That.


By going to extra lengths to keep our clients fully informed and working aggressively to help them get the resolution they need, we have earned recognition as one of the San Diego region's pre-eminent criminal defense law firms. We are intelligent, knowledgeable criminal law trial lawyers with a record of hundreds of jury trials over our 20-year history. Prosecutors know that we come prepared to win, if a trial becomes necessary. Our clients know the process, know their rights and are prepared to make decisions based on a clear understanding of how the law affects their decisions.


We represent individuals charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses in state and federal courts throughout the San Diego region and Southern California. Our experience includes:


  • Violent crimes
  • homicide
  • assault
  • domestic violence charges
  • Sex offenses
  • California sex registry offenses
  • Narcotics offenses
  • Theft and property crimes
  • Drunk driving charges
  • DUI defense
  • repeat offender DUI
  • felony DUI
  • Probation violations
  • parole violations


San Diego Trial Lawyers

Law Offices of Arena & Schnitzer, APLC, provides legal advice and representation for clients in San Diego, California and communities throughout San Diego County and surrounding communities, including Chula Vista, El Cajon, Vista, Oceanside, Escondido, Solana Beach, La Jolla, El Cajon, Encinitas, Poway, Imperial Beach, La Mesa and Pacific Beach, California.


West C Street, Suite 1709
San Diego CA 92101


619-231-3100 (office)

619-231-2890 (fax)

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