SERVING NEWPORT BEACH AND ALL OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Criminal charges of any kind require an attorney who will put all of their energy and focus on the case and will fight for their client from the moment they take on the case. Conviction of a crime can turn a person's life upside down due to heavy fines, jail time, or even prison sentence. Their future success could also be stunted by the consequent criminal record. Are you in this situation? Our firm can help.
WE ALSO TAKE CASES IN LOS ANGELES, SAN DIEGO, AND VENTURA COUNTIES.
In addition to serving clients throughout Southern California and Newport Beach, The Law Office of Frances Prizzia also takes cases from San Diego and Ventura counties. Because we deal with criminal defense on a daily basis, we know what it takes to beat your charges.
At the Law Office of Frances Prizzia, our team is committed to providing high quality, aggressive legal counsel. Your future is our only concern.
SUPERIOR LEGAL SERVICES UNMATCHED BY COMPETITORS
The Law Office of Frances Prizzia serves clients in Newport Beach, Irvine, Santa Ana, and other surrounding cities throughout Southern California. We deal with criminal defense on a daily basis, and we know what it takes to beat your charges.
Our firm is recognized as an accomplished and dedicated defense law firm. We provide defense counsel and representation in all types of criminal charges. Whether you've been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, you know how important the quality of your defense lawyer is to your future. We commit the time and energy to your defense, which you will need when your life is on the line.
Frances-Marie Prizzia dedicates her law practice to upholding the constitutional rights of her clients and zealously defending them. Her passion has always been in criminal defense and public service, as evidenced by her prior work and volunteer history.
For the past 12 years, Frances has dedicated herself to the practice of law. Years before opening this firm, Frances worked as an Orange County Public Defender as well as in the Los Angeles County Alternate Defender's Office. While working for Orange County as a trial attorney, she obtained many dismissals, in addition to taking more cases to jury trial and winning more than any other attorney within her unit during that time. Frances is also fluent in speaking Tagalog.
Prior to becoming an attorney and while in law school, Frances worked at the Public Defender's office in Santa Cruz. As a law student, she successfully argued and won a motion to suppress evidence due to the unlawful violations of the Fourth Amendment by the investigating police officers. She also researched and wrote motions asking the court to order the disclosure of information regarding confidential informants and confidential police personnel files ("Pitchess motions.")
Her compassion and commitment to making a difference and defending those who needed help is what convinced her to apply for law school. She was accepted into, and chose to enroll in, Santa Clara University School of Law, where she had also received her undergraduate degree several years earlier. But some of the reasons Frances chose to return to Santa Clara University was because of its emphasis on criminal defense and public service.
In addition to extensive trial advocacy training, the school is also home to the Death Penalty College, Northern California Innocence Project, and Center for Social Justice and Public Service. While in law school, she worked at the Katharine and George Alexander Community Law Center, where she wrote two successful political asylum briefs and won a U-visa (victim of violence) application for her client, which allowed the client to obtain her permanent residency ("green card") and a work permit in the United States.
Juris Doctor, Santa Clara University School of Law, 2005
JURISDICTIONS ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
PROFESSIONAL & BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS
State Bar of California Membership No. 241176