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Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo Criminal Defense Lawyer

Legal Representation in Criminal Cases

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, hiring an experienced attorney can be an important first step in your defense. A knowledgeable Mission Viejo criminal defense attorney can review the charges against you and provide experienced and honest advice regarding your case. Regardless of the accusations you are facing, you deserve aggressive representation and the protection of your constitutional rights. Thomas Tears, Attorney at Law has 39 years of litigation experience, and is has exceptional talent in criminal defense. We have successfully represented clients in many different types of cases, including homicide, violent crimes, sex crimes, white collar crimes, juvenile cases, DUI, domestic violence, a range of theft crimes and drug offenses. We will immediately get to work investigating the charges against you, and utilize our considerable resources to prepare a tough defense. Attorneys at our firm will vigorously challenge the prosecution’s case and evidence.

Criminal Defense Attorney in Mission Viejo

A conviction in a criminal case can result in serious penalties, including incarceration, fines, restitution, psychological counseling, asset seizure and vehicle impoundment. If you are found guilty of a sex crime, you may also be required to register as a sex offender. Penalty enhancements often occur in cases involving the use of a deadly weapon and the commission of a crime that resulted in great bodily harm. You may also be facing severe sentencing if you have a prior criminal history.

Our Commitment to our Clients

We are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of client care and service, no matter how serious the offense. You will always be treated with the utmost dignity and respect, and we are there to serve you, your interests, and to protect your freedom. You have the right to an attorney, and we advise that you have one serving you that is highly qualified and committed to you and your case. We have only one goal: to help you fight to get the best possible case outcome.

Both misdemeanors and felony convictions will result in a criminal record that will follow you wherever you go and make it very difficult to find a job. A criminal past can even limit your housing and educational opportunities. We know the hardships and difficulties that can occur when a person is convicted of a crime, even after serving their sentence. Our seasoned attorneys will provide professional and dedicated representation when seeking a favorable resolution to your case.

Contact a Mission Viejo criminal defense attorney at our law office representation and experience if you have been charged with a criminal offense.

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Client Reviews

Mr. Tears is a true Gentleman with vast knowledge of criminals law and great understanding the court system. I have used Mr. Tears services several times first time in 1998 and most recently in 2020 and referred his services to several of my friends and everyone agrees he treated his clients with dignity and respect.

Fred Highland

There are hundreds of DUI lawyers out there, and I’m sure there’s are a few that know how to win, but I don’t think all attorneys have the legal experience and relentless compassion, followed up by the genuine care that Attorney Tom Tears has proven to me as a client.

Joel Villarreal

I never felt like he wasn’t completely devoted to my case and my well being. He truly cares about his clients and his willingness to work with me in regards to paying out the fees was amazing. I do not believe I could have found another like him. My gratitude is immeasurable.

Lynne Porter

Our Location

Conveniently located near where 5 and 55 freeways meet, between First and Fourth Street.

Santa Ana Office
250 N Golden Cir Dr #109

Santa Ana, CA 92705


Get in Touch

Contact Us for a Consultation (714) 550-1101