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(951) 667-5293

Orange County:

(714) 758-5293

who you hire can make all the difference

Mr. Donath has spent his entire career defending people and standing up for the rights of the accused.

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  • former deputy public defender

    As a former Deputy Public Defender in Riverside County, Mr. Donath is proud to have always defended those accused of a crime. 

  • award winning certified criminal law specialist

    Top 100 Trial Attorneys in California 2012-2015, 2008 Trial Attorney of the Year by the Riverside County Public Defender's Office, and dozens of other awards and accolades.

  • a true passion for defending the accused

    Your lawyer should have a passion for defense, not just a passion for money. Reputation, vigor, and determination go a long way in this business.

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former deputy
public defender

As a former Deputy Public Defender in Riverside County, Mr. Donath has always been on the defense side of the law. 

award winning certified criminal law specialist

Top 100 Trial Attorneys in California 2012-2014, 2008 Trial Attorney of the Year by the Riverside County Public Defender's Office, and dozens of other awards and accolades.

a true passion for defending the accused

Your lawyer should have a passion for defense, not just a passion for money. Reputation, vigor, and determination go a long way in this business.

riverside, california criminal defense lawyer

We regularly represent the family members of prosecutors, probation officers, public defender's office employees, court staff, police officers and even other defense attorneys who face criminal charges--because the people who work in the system know that who you hire makes all the difference.

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Many people don’t fully understand the impact that a misdemeanor or a felony conviction can have on their lives. Criminal convictions affect relationships, make obtaining jobs difficult, and can have profound psychological effects on those enduring the process. Being wrongfully convicted may leave you feeling betrayed and alone. Some innocent people wrongly believe that not hiring an attorney will prove innocence, but that is misguided. Hiring a criminal defense attorney is not admitting guilt. It’s a way to protect your rights and prevent evidence that is taken out of context from hurting you. Even if you have committed a crime, the criminal justice system in California often makes mistakes and may not always serve true justice. The right criminal defense attorney will make sure that you are treated fairly, every step of the way.

The Law Offices of Graham Donath, APC Can Help

For criminal charges including violent crimes, DUI, theft, justice system violations, cybercrime, and others, the Law Offices of Graham Donath, APC is here to help. Our Riverside defense law firm is focused on providing compassionate and relentless legal services to obtain the best possible outcome for each case we accept. Only a highly experienced and skilled attorney will be able to successfully obtain reduced charges, dismissal, or expungement. Hiring our firm may be the single most influential decision you can make in your case. In criminal defense, it’s vital that you hire an attorney who you can trust. You can trust us. With your side of the story in hand, we’ll conduct an independent investigation into the allegations and develop a clear defense strategy against the prosecution. The state of California is often unyielding in their pursuit of criminal justice. At the Law Offices of Graham Donath, APC, we make sure that each client’s freedom, reputation, and future is protected against unnecessary and untruthful allegations.

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graham donathaggressive & highly experienced criminal attorney who wants the same results you do.

"I'm a criminal lawyer that doesn't like to lose-whether it's in the prosecutors office or in the courtroom-because it's my client's future that is at stake. I'll use my expertise, knowledge, and passion as a Riverside Criminal Lawyer to your advantage and do what it takes to protect your future."

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certified criminal defense specialist

one of a small handful of lawyers who are certified specialists in criminal defense law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

We have the reputation for success you need to develop a thorough defense strategy. Our team has won successful outcomes for thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases, and we can show you exactly why many clients prefer the Law Offices of Graham Donath, APC.

Lead attorney Graham Donath is one of the few attorneys in the state who has been certified by the California State Bar as a specialist in criminal defense law. We understand that criminal cases are rarely straightforward, and we will fight to make sure that the true story comes to light during criminal proceedings. In a criminal case, the prosecution has to prove to a jury that you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. That, in practice, is a tall order to fill.

Our team uses a variety of defense strategies focused on casting doubt on the prosecution’s case. We often find flaws in a case involving arrest proceedings, evidence collection, and witness testimony. With a range of defense tactics at our disposal, we are known for making sure that our clients are treated with fairness under the law.

If you’re facing a criminal charge, your life, your future, and your family could be at stake. Make sure that you have the right person by your side during criminal proceedings. Our team is ready to answer any questions you have regarding our approach to criminal defense. We’re available for consultation around the clock. Call us today.