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For the past 19 years, San Diego residents have trusted criminal defense attorney Vikas Bajaj to fight for them. Find out how we can help you.

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San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney

After being charged with a crime, the most important step you can take is hiring an experienced San Diego criminal defense attorney with a proven track record of success.

For the past 19 years, attorney Vikas Bajaj has defended those accused of a crime. We handle all criminal matters including domestic violence, sex crimes, drug crimes, and federal charges. Whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges, Mr. Bajaj will use his expertise to help you achieve the best possible outcome. If you or a loved one has been arrested, contact us today to begin your free consultation.

We Know How To Protect Your Freedom

Mr. Bajaj’s experience speaks for itself:

  • 19 Years experience defending San Diego residents
  • Handled 1000’s of criminal cases
  • Successfully litigated over 55 jury trials
  • Known and trusted among prosecutors and judges
  • Regularly featured on local and national news as a legal expert

Mr. Bajaj’s reputation and results will give you peace of mind, knowing that you made the right choice when your family, freedom, and life are on the line.

Aggressive Pre-Investigation Process

From the moment you hire attorney Vikas, you have a skilled lawyer on your side attacking every aspect of the prosecution’s case. Mr. Bajaj prides himself on an aggressive pre-investigation process, which often results in charges being reduced or dismissed.

Unlike many criminal attorneys who simply react to the prosecution, Mr. Bajaj immediately takes control of the situation by:

  • 19 Years experience defending San Diego residents
  • Handled 1000’s of criminal cases
  • Successfully litigated over 55 jury trials
  • Known and trusted among prosecutors and judges

Don’t give the prosecution time to build a case against you. Call our law firm at (619) 525-7005 so that we can take control of the situation.

San Diego Criminal Lawyer with Trial Experience

What also sets Mr. Bajaj apart from other San Diego defense attorneys is his ability to take a case to trial and win. His reputation as a skilled litigator benefits you in and out of court. Prosecutors know that an unreasonable plea deal will mean going to trial against a seasoned attorney who knows how to win. While San Diego has many criminal lawyers to choose from, only a handful of attorneys have the experience you need when facing serious charges.

Domestic Violence

A domestic violence conviction can mean a loss of liberty, gun rights, and child custody. We’ll put together a strong defense.

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Drug Crimes

We have over 19 years of experience handling all types of drug crimes. Call today to find out what we can do for you.

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Restraining Orders

Restraining orders can limit where you live and where you work. Mr. Bajaj will aggressively fight the restraining order.

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Sex Crimes

Sex crimes are aggressively prosecuted in San Diego. Mr. Bajaj has a proven track record in beating these charges.

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Recent Case Results

Mr. Bajaj handles criminal cases throughout all San Diego courts. The following is a partial list of victories we have secured for our clients.

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San Diego Superior Court

San Diego Superior Court, Downtown Courthouse: Client charged with misdemeanor domestic violence; facing jail time and loss of her nursing license with any conviction. Result: Not guilty verdict at trial.

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San Diego Superior Court

San Diego Superior Court, Downtown Courthouse: Client charged with misdemeanor domestic violence; facing jail time and loss of her nursing license with any conviction. Result: Not guilty verdict at trial.

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San Diego Superior Court

San Diego Superior Court, Downtown Courthouse: Client charged with misdemeanor domestic violence; facing jail time and loss of her nursing license with any conviction. Result: Not guilty verdict at trial.

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San Diego Superior Court

San Diego Superior Court, Downtown Courthouse: Client charged with misdemeanor domestic violence; facing jail time and loss of her nursing license with any conviction. Result: Not guilty verdict at trial.

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San Diego Superior Court

San Diego Superior Court, Downtown Courthouse: Client charged with misdemeanor domestic violence; facing jail time and loss of her nursing license with any conviction. Result: Not guilty verdict at trial.

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San Diego Superior Court

San Diego Superior Court, Downtown Courthouse: Client charged with misdemeanor domestic violence; facing jail time and loss of her nursing license with any conviction. Result: Not guilty verdict at trial.

San Diego Superior Court

“ I was facing very serious firearms charges and decided to call Vik’s office after hearing he was the best criminal defense attorney in San Diego County. Vik is very professional and precise. He aggressively argued for my case and he pressed the prosecution for dismissal of my case. ”

David – Former Client

San Diego Office & Cities Served

Law Office of Vikas Bajaj, APC is conveniently located in downtown San Diego at 1230 Columbia Street Suite 565 San Diego, CA 92101, across the street from the San Diego courthouse.

Carlsbad

Coronado

Chula Vista

El Cajon

Escondido

Hillcrest

La Jolla

La Mesa

Lemon Grove

Mission Valley

National City

Oceanside

Pacific Beach

Point Loma

Rancho Bernardo

San Marcos

Santee

Spring Valley

Proven Track Record of Success

When hiring a criminal lawyer, you need someone with a proven track record of successfully defending clients. Mr. Bajaj consistently wins by preparing each case for trial from the moment he is hired, which is also essential for effective negotiation.

Whereas some lawyers may work specifically to avoid trial or contested hearings, attorney Bajaj does not shy away from any courtroom battle. His peers in the legal profession — and especially opposing counsel — know that he fights to win.

San Diego criminal defense lawyer Vikas Bajaj represents people facing a wide range of criminal charges. With his vast experience in trial litigation, he understands how to effectively defend against the most serious charges and indictments. Since 2001, he has been devising winning defense strategies and vigorously pursuing his clients’ best interests.

Available Throughout San Diego County

We are available to represent you throughout San Diego County. Attorney Bajaj regularly appears and is known and respected at every area courthouse.

If you have been arrested or believe to be under investigation, it is critical that you call us immediately so we can start working on your case.

Contact a San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer Today!

If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, call San Diego criminal defense attorney Vikas Bajaj today.

You need to make an informed decision when hiring a criminal lawyer. We offer a free consultation so you can make an informed decision. During the consultation, you can explain the facts to us and we will outline a legal strategy. We have the experience to aggressively defend your freedom and will put this experience to work for you.

Frequently Asked Questions about San Diego Criminal Defense

The police don’t need a warrant to arrest you if they witness you committing a crime. Also if the police have probable cause that the suspect has committed a felonious crime, then they can also arrest you without a warrant. There are also some misdemeanor crimes where the police are able to make a warrantless arrest if they have probable cause.

If the San Diego Police have probable cause that you’ve committed or are in the process of committing a crime, then the police may do an appropriate search. A good defense attorney can protect your case if you’ve been illegally searched, and in some instances, the evidence secured illegally may be declared inadmissible in court.

The state government has lots of social and financial resources at their disposal that they can use against you in court. They could use these resources to stack the evidence against you and it could prove beneficial to have an experienced attorney at your side to navigate the intricacies of litigation.

A knowledgeable and skillful attorney may be able to determine that your rights were violated and have your case dismissed. Committing a crime doesn’t always lead to a conviction and the sentencing guidelines vary depending on the severity of the crime. A consummate legal professional will be able to fight for reductions in your charges and sentencing.

Public defenders and private attorneys have years of invaluable experience and relationships that can be used in a client’s favor. Unless you have extensive knowledge of the California Court System, then it may be in your best interest to hire an attorney. Though a public defender is qualified to represent your case, they are often bombarded with new cases every day. A reputable private attorney will spend their time and energy focused on your case and have experience with cases specifically like yours.

If the police hold you, without you being able to leave, and question you, without reading you your Miranda rights, then the testimony you provide could be inadmissible in court.

A misdemeanor in California is a crime punishable for up to one year in prison and a fine of no more than $1,000. For example DUI, petty theft, or shoplifting. Felonious crimes are much more serious and could lead to extensive fines and lengthy jail sentences, even life in prison. Rape, murder, and robbery are examples of felony crimes. 

Since California has the three-strike law, repeat offenders can see more harsh sentencing than first-time offenders. A person with three strikes can be charged with 25 years to life in prison.

Bail is money deposited into the court system to secure your release from prison and ensures that you will appear for your future court proceedings. Each county in California has its own bail schedule depending on the severity of the charges. It is also possible to be released on your own recognizance.

An attorney with experience working in California Criminal Justice will know if your plea arrangement is the best deal. Speaking with a proficient attorney could save you from paying hefty fines and serving unnecessary time.

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