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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.

about our firm

As soon as the judge strikes the gavel on a criminal conviction, your life can turn upside down. “Criminal” is not a title anyone intends to have. Unfortunately, seemingly harmless lapses in judgment or even no crime at all can lead to labels like “convict” or “felon” – often for life. A misdemeanor or felony conviction in California can have numerous repercussions on an individual’s future. Many convicted criminals must say goodbye to relationships, careers they love, and lives they worked so hard to build.

An aggressive Riverside criminal defense attorney can make all the difference when it comes to criminal cases in Riverside County. Our team can navigate the criminal justice system to even the playing field between the prosecutor and defendant. We fight for true justice – fair treatment of our clients every step of the way. Whether you committed the crime or not, come to the Law Offices of Graham D. Donath, APC for sound legal advice. We want to be by your side during this process

The Riverside Law Offices of Graham D. Donath, APC Can Help

Our law firm has decades of experience representing clients in the face of charges for violent crimes, driving under the influence (DUI), theft, cyber crimes, child abuse/endangerment, and more. We give every client who walks through our doors our full attention. Part of what makes us such a successful and powerful legal team in Riverside is our attention to detail. Sometimes, the smallest aspect of a case can be what makes or breaks the judge’s verdict.

You need a defense attorney who listens to your side of the story, explores all your legal options, and recommends what is in your best interest. You need Graham Donath and his team. The moment police arrest or indict you for a crime in California, contact our team. We will speak with you in a free consultation regarding your situation. We are available around the clock.

If we think we’re the best representation for you, we’ll move forward by examining your case. As a certified criminal defense law specialist, Graham Donath will work tirelessly to come up with a variety of strong defense strategies tailored for your circumstances, from negotiating a plea bargain to trying to get the courts to drop the charges. No two criminal cases are alike. We believe in personal, one-on-one services to maximize the odds of a desirable outcome.

Don’t Become a Casualty of the California Justice System

In our years of experience as Riverside criminal lawyers, we’ve seen far too many individuals become victims of a prejudiced and often unfair legal system. We make it our mission to offer true and honest legal representation to those facing life-changing criminal charges. We know how much is at stake prior to a conviction. Let us work hard on your behalf, answering any questions you may have and optimizing our approach to your personal criminal defense. Our services can give you peace of mind and a sense of confidence when your future is on the line.

No matter the nature of the crimes alleged against you or the truth behind why police targeted you as the suspect, come to the Law Offices of Graham D. Donath, APC for legal counsel. You can learn a lot about your rights during pretrial proceedings and your potential opportunities for defense in a single conversation with our award-winning Riverside defense attorney. To schedule an appointment at our Riverside office, call (951) 667-5293 today.

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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.