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If you have been charged with a crime in Santa Rosa or Sonoma County, we can help you now.

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Experienced on both sides of the court room, Michael Li was a Former Sonoma County District Attorney, before going into private practice.


Our criminal law practice has handled thousands of criminal cases and successfully tried dozens of criminal cases. Experience matters.


Paul Lozada is a former Sonoma County Sheriff Deputy & District Attorney Investigator, this gives him an unique perspective on legal matters.

Santa Rosa Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Lawyers In Santa Rosa, Serving All of Sonoma County

The criminal defense attorneys at Li & Lozada Law Group, LLP, understand the aggressive and dedicated representation you need to stand up against criminal charges. A criminal conviction can lead to a permanent record against you, stripping you of your freedoms and rights as an American citizen. Protecting you from this life-altering event is our top priority. Let us build a strong defense for you and make the courts dismiss your case. With more than 50 years of combined criminal defense experience, we’re the law firm of choice through California’s North and Greater Bay areas.

Let Our Experience Change Your Outcome

All criminal defense attorneys are not created equal. Many take the slow approach, delaying case investigation until they receive police documents or even until the first court date. At Li & Lozada Law Group, we know that the first few days following an arrest are critical in defending against charges. Our team will get to work on your behalf immediately. With an office just minutes away from the Sonoma County courthouses and jail, we’ll be by your side to represent you during police questioning as soon as you call.

Our backgrounds in the criminal system as detectives, police officers, and investigators for the District Attorney’s Office give our firm a unique edge in criminal defense law. This extensive criminal defense experience will work in your favor throughout the entire process. Our attorneys have handled thousands of criminal cases throughout California, from crimes like driving under the influence (DUI) to manslaughter and homicide.

With Paul Lozada’s 18-year background as a veteran police officer and Michael Li’s history as a Sonoma County Deputy District Attorney, there’s no crime that we can’t build a defense around. We’ll intervene in your legal representation at any stage during the process, from the criminal investigation period to having your record expunged. Whether you’re a victim, the accused, or a witness to a crime, if you believe you need skilled legal representation, contact us immediately.

We have handled thousands of cases, and successfully tried dozens of criminal cases in state and federal courts, but we’ll do our best to avoid going to trial. Instead, we’ll strive to have the courts dismiss your case through expert negotiation, mediation, and arbitration with an unbiased third party judge. Our litigation strategies keep your best interest in mind, doing everything in our power to keep your case quiet, out of the courtroom, and cost efficient. No matter what twists and turns your case may take, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

We keep you informed throughout the entire process

When it comes to criminal defense in California, you need an attorney who genuinely cares about what happens to you. If your defense attorney isn’t your biggest advocate, who will be? While legal knowhow and criminal law experience are vital traits every attorney needs, it’s the level of care that truly separates good attorneys from great ones. Our previous clients vouch for the Li & Lozada difference, thanking us for keeping them informed throughout the entire process, staying attentive to their needs, and understanding that “there is a human element to every case.”

In most criminal cases, the accused is a regular person who made a bad decision. We’ve all hit low points in our lives, when we do something we regret out of desperation or lack of foresight. Unfortunately for some people, these things result in breaking the law. The law is in place to protect American citizens—even those accused of crimes. At Li & Lozada Law Group, we firmly believe in the mantra “innocent until proven guilty,” and we treat every client with the care and respect that they deserve.

We understand how confusing and frightening a criminal case can be to the accused and their families. That’s why we always keep you in the loop during criminal case proceedings, answering your questions and taking your phone calls 24/7. We never ignore client calls, and we take the time to explain every step and decision we make thoroughly before proceeding. Our role as your legal representative doesn’t end when the gavel strikes the block: you can count on us to speak with you anytime in the future about your criminal case or record. That’s the Li & Lozada promise.

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