Criminal Defense


If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a criminal or DUI offense in Central California it is critical that you not only make every effort to engage both an experienced and reputable criminal defense attorney, but you also select a lawyer with local court knowledge to best advocate your case through the nuances of our regional courts, legal systems and district attorneys. LYTEL & LYTEL, LLP has almost a quarter century of local court experience in defending thousands of clients on the Central Coast and is a recognized leader within the legal defense community.


Our attorneys have defended almost every type of criminal prosecution, from simple misdemeanors to complex multiple felony prosecutions, and have represented thousands of individuals from all walks of life. LYTEL & LYTEL, LLP’s legal prowess has resulted in 1000’s of acquittals, dismissals and reductions of criminal charges for our clients in Central California. Take advantage of our Free Initial Consultation (805) 963-8100.  Just because you choose the best lawyers, doesn’t mean you have to pay the most – we are also known for fair and reasonable rates.


Attorneys with LYTEL & LYTEL, LLP have been recognized with the highest reputation in the profession with the coveted A-V Rating (highest preeminent) from the Martindale-Hubbell, Super Lawyers, Highest Avvo “10 Superb” rating, Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, TOP 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers and theNation’s Top 1% Attorneys. Our highly experienced Central Coast criminal attorneys and staff are prepared to guide you through this ordeal.


We handle Felonies, Misdemeanors & DUIs, including: Drug Crimes (drug possession, sale, distribution of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, prescription drugs), DUI/DWI (crime of driving while affected by alcohol or drugs, driving under the influence), Violent Crimes (assault & battery, sexual assault, spousal abuse-assault, White Collar Crimes (embezzlement, fraud, credit card), armed robbery & theft, weapons charge), Sex Crimes (rape, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, prostitution, other sex crimes), arson, trespass, hit and run, disorderly conduct (e.g. drunk in public, public intoxication), expungement of criminal record, name change, criminal mischief, embezzlement, criminal record sealing, juvenile crimes, etc.


As aggressive and experienced attorneys, we can provide expert witnesses to challenge a prosecutor’s case, file Motions to Suppress, contest illegal searches and seizures, file Motions to Strike prior convictions, negotiate alternatives to jail and obtain reduced sentence modifications. What sets us apart from other criminal defense attorneys is our record of successes, dedication to clients and distinguished reputation for aggressively resolving our clients’ legal problems with affordable fee pricing options.  With decades of experience, Roger Lytel leads the team with expertise from both sides of the fence.  As a former police officer and investigator, he can spot mistakes and uses his internal knowledge of law enforcement to turn challenges into advantages.


Just Because You Were Arrested Does Not Mean You Are Guilty!


You need to know that the United States and California Constitutions guarantee you certain rights and privileges.


The fourth amendment protects you against unreasonable search and seizure. If your case involves an unlawful search and seizure it may, in some cases, result in a dismissal or a good plea bargain.


The fifth amendment guarantees you the right to remain silent. If you have not already talked to a law enforcement officer, do not do so until you have consulted with an attorney.


If you have been charged by the State of California with a crime carrying serious penalties (if you are convicted), then it is important that you receive experienced legal counsel. Do not forfeit your legal rights. Chances are you do not know what the District Attorney’s office will tell the judge about your arrest.


LYTEL & LYTEL, LLP will give your case the personalized time and effort required to get the best overall outcome for you.
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