The Law Offices of

Paula Drake


Proven Success Since 1986

Orange County Criminal Attorney

The Law Offices of Paula Drake is a widely recognized, experienced criminal defense firm serving all of Orange County.

Attorney Paula Drake has been in practice focused on criminal defense for over thirty years. She attended law school at Western State University College of Law in Fullerton and was a certified law clerk for both the offices of the Orange County District Attorney and the
Orange County Public Defender. After passing the bar in 1986, Attorney Drake was a Deputy Public Defender in Orange County. In 1990, she began private practice handling criminal and related matters. In addition, she has represented indigent defendants in Orange County on various bar panels. Attorney Paula Drake has also served as a Temporary Judge in several of the Orange County Courts. She has been a member of several bar associations in Orange County.

In addition to handling all types of criminal matters (misdemeanor, felony, traffic, DUI), the office also handles related matters. These include DMV Administrative hearings (DUI APS hearings, Negligent Operator hearings, Financial Responsibility and Medical Suspension issues), Professional License Disciplinary matters, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Child Support issues, Dependency cases, Juvenile Delinquency cases, School Matters, Appeals, Parole and Probation issues, and remedies to clear a criminal record.

If you are under investigation, are facing criminal charges or have a related matter, calling us now could significantly improve the outcome of the matter. If you live, work or have a case in the Orange County area, Attorney Paula Drake will personally provide a free initial consultation. You can consult by phone or meet with Attorney Drake personally at her office in Orange County. She is located in Tustin, near all major freeways.


Aggressive Defense For All Criminal Matters

We are devoted to the defense of individuals, adult and juvenile. Paula Drake has handled thousands of criminal cases in Southern California. If you or a loved one has been charged or being investigated, please call our office today for a free, no obligation, confidential consultation to discuss your criminal or related case.


Criminal Offenses in Orange County

Crimes in the State of California vary in range and punishment.

Petty infractions, such as traffic tickets, can still have ramifications. It can cause you to lose time at work while going to court. It can result in high fines and points on your driving record that can ultimately lead to a suspension of your license.

The Law Offices of Paula Drake can help you with your infraction matter, no matter how minor. We can fight the matter at trial or appear for you to negotiate an acceptable disposition, such as lower fines, traffic school, or dismissals.

A misdemeanor offense usually involves a sentence of up to one year in county jail, and a felony can carry a state prison sentence. In addition, there could be probation, fines, community service, restitution and counseling programs as part of the sentence. Legal counsel is imperative to protect your rights at every stage of your case. Prior to the filing of a case, there may exist the opportunity to persuade the prosecutor not to file the case against you by doing our own investigation at a very early stage. Prior to the filing of a case, by presenting the facts, we may be able to persuade the prosecutor to not file a case against you. We have proven success in this area.


Criminal Defense in Orange County

Attorney Paula Drake has devoted her entire practice exclusively to criminal defense of adults and juveniles, as well as matters that stem from or relate to these matters. The Law Offices of Paula Drake prides itself on the individual attention given to each client. We care about you and your needs and recognize that you are going through what is likely the most difficult time of your life. The ramifications of criminal charges are great and you need an Orange County criminal attorney who knows the justice system and has the respect of prosecutors and judges from within Orange County in order to provide the best criminal defense in your matter.

Often, large firms that handle all types of cases lack the experience and quality of representation that are exemplified by the Law Offices of Paula Drake. You want an attorney devoted to one area of practice and devoted to your individual needs. Don’t get lost in the system and don’t get passed around within a large law firm. Attorney Paula Drake has over thirty years of courtroom criminal experience and has the track record to assure you the best possible outcome in your Orange County criminal case.

Attorney Paula Drake and her team of investigators and experts, are here to provide you with the individual attention you need. Backed by years of experience and successful outcomes you are assured the best defense possible.


Areas We Serve

Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Balboa Island, Balboa, Buena Park, Capistrano Beach, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Coto de Caza, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Los Angeles County, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, Riverside County, Riverside, Rossmoor, San Bernardino County, San Clemente, San Diego, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Sunset Beach, Trabuco Canyon, Tustin, Tustin, Westminster, Yorba Linda, and all surrounding areas.

Call for your free initial consultation with Attorney Paula Drake at her Orange County Office, or other office location near you.

Call Us Today

Toll Free (844) 529-3649

(714) 547-7233

(310) 207-0445


Orange County Office

17621 Irvine Blvd., Suite 106
Tustin, CA 92780

Inland Empire Office

12189 7th Street, Suite 10
Yucaipa, CA 92399

Los Angeles Office

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