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Law Office of Marlin G. Stapleton, Jr.

Criminal Defense Expertise

Mr. Stapleton's clients rely upon his 30 years of criminal defense trial experience handling cases ranging from misdemeanor offenses to the most serious, sophisticated, and complex felonies in Southern California. This experience includes not only being selected by the Orange County Superior Court judges to the Homicide Panel for 20 years but also being one of an elite few private attorneys qualified and selected to be lead counsel representing defendants charged with capital murder (death penalty prosecutions). Mr. Stapleton's clients know they can depend on a well-prepared and organized defense presented by one of Orange County's most skilled criminal defense trial attorneys.

Client-Centered Representation

Being investigated or charged with a crime can be a terrifying experience. Mr. Stapleton cares about his clients. This means treating each client and his/her case with equal professionalism. He understands that whether a client's case is relatively minor or very serious, that case will be one of the most important events affecting the client's future.

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Unsurpassed Trial Experience

In Mr. Stapleton's 30 years of criminal defense experience, he has tried hundreds of cases with unsurpassed results for a wide range of clients (including doctors, attorneys, firemen, police officers, etc.). Mr. Stapleton is recognized throughout the Orange County legal community as one of the top criminal defense trial attorneys. He is also rated AV Preeminent through Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating service, indicating that fellow attorneys and judges rank him at the highest level of professional excellence in both legal ability and ethics.

Contact Us

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a crime in the California state or federal court, you should immediately contact an attorney. Contact the Law Office of Marlin G. Stapleton, Jr. We offer a free consultation and are available in emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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