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(951) 667-5293

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(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 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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A misdemeanor or felony conviction in the Inland Empire, or anywhere 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.

At the Law Offices of Graham D. Donath, an aggressive Riverside criminal defense attorney can make all the difference when it comes to criminal charges in Riverside County or around the Inland Empire. Our criminal defense attorneys can navigate the criminal justice system to even the playing field between the prosecutor and defendant. We fight for true justice and fair treatment of our clients every step of the way. You are innocent before proven guilty and your rights and freedom must be protected at all costs.  Contact our experienced team of criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Graham D. Donath, APC for sound legal advice. We want to be by your side during this process.

How Our Experienced Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help

Graham Donath, our award-winning and board certified Riverside criminal defense lawyer, 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, domestic violence charges 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. Unfortunately, this is a critical component for success that most public defenders don’t have time for.

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

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation With An Award Winning Defense Lawyer

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 defense services can give you peace of mind and a sense of confidence when your future is on the line.

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Are you Facing Criminal Charges in the Inland Empire?

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 criminal defense lawyer. To schedule an appointment at our Riverside office, call (951) 667-5293 today.

Why Is a Defense Attorney Essential for My Case?

At the Law Offices of Graham Donath, APC, we understand the importance of having a defense attorney help you with your case. When you secure a criminal defense attorney for help with your criminal charges in Riverside, you are securing assistance from somebody with the legal knowledge and expertise necessary to help ensure the best possible outcome for your situation. A criminal defense attorney will be responsible for various aspects of your case, including the following:

1. Investigating the case against you put together by prosecutors and law enforcement officials.

2. Obtaining any additional evidence that will help ensure a more positive outcome for your situation.

3. Negotiating with the prosecutors in an effort to work out a plea deal when appropriate or to have the charges dismissed if necessary.

4. Working to ensure that you receive a reduced sentence, should you accept a plea deal.

5. Be ready to appeal your case in the event you disagree with the final decision rendered by a jury.

A criminal defense attorney will be responsible for examining witnesses, formulating every aspect of a plea deal, reviewing search and seizure procedures used in your case, and more.
While not on a list of official duties provided by a defense attorney, you can count on your lawyer to give you the truth related to all possible outcomes of your case. They will have handled situations similar to yours and will be able to help you deal with any potential frustration, humiliation, or fears you have as a result of being put into the criminal justice system.

We Will Do Whatever We Can to Protect Your Freedom

You have the right to an attorney for your case, and the court system will provide you with a public defender if necessary. However, we want you to understand that public defenders, while usually competent, are incredibly overworked. Your criminal case will likely be one of the dozens of cases that your attorney is working on. You will not be the focus of their attention. At the Law Offices of Graham Donath, APC, our qualified and experienced attorneys will be focused on your case. We will work to ensure the best outcome available for your situation.

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.

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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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State Bar of California
AV Preeminent
National Trial Lawyers
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Superlawyer

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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.

Our criminal defense 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.

Contact the Law Offices of Graham D. Donath

Lead Riverside criminal defense 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.

When making the final decision about whether to hire a criminal defense lawyer for your case, we want you to consider the seriousness of the crime, the potential sentences related to the offense, and whether or not you fully understand the consequences that a conviction will have on your future.

We’re Available To Take Your Call 24/7

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.