Criminal Practice Areas

  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Assault
  • Battery
  • Robbery
  • Gang Crimes
  • Embezzlement
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Kidnapping
  • Child Endangerment
  • Driving with Suspended License
  • Reckless Driving
  • Felony Evading
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Vehicle Theft
  • DUI Defense
  • Drug Possession
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Terrorist Threats
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft Crimes
  • Burglary
  • Arson
  • Mayhem

Strategic • Aggressive • Experienced
There are no greater stakes than your Life and your Future.

Our goal is to make sure no one ever gets taken advantage of by the criminal justice system. We aggressively advocate for your rights, and will not just sit back while the Prosecution builds their case. Instead, we will take charge and defend your case right from your first phone call. If you are seeking an experienced criminal defense attorney, make sure you hire someone with the expertise and proven track record to ensure the best possible outcome.

Our criminal defense practice is trusted and respected for a reason – we always put our clients first. We never forget the gravity of what is at stake for our clients and their families. A criminal charge not only carries the potential of incarceration, fines, and suspension of rights, but can also have a devastating effect on our clients’ reputation, future employment, marriage, housing opportunities, and ability to maintain and secure legal status/citizenship. We not only fight to achieve a favorable outcome in the Courtroom – but strive to work closely with our clients to ensure their well-being during and after what may be the most difficult period in their life.

The Law Offices of Paul W. Nguyen was founded to provide the highest-quality representation to every one of our clients by combining highly-skilled counsel with a relentless dedication to client-centered advocacy. Paul W. Nguyen and his dedicated support team of associate attorneys and paralegals provide experience, expertise, and powerful advocacy in every phase and every type of criminal defense litigation to give our clients the justice they are entitled to and more. Our legal team works closely with our clients to build a strong defense strategy customized to the unique circumstances surrounding the alleged criminal conduct and each client’s goals.

In addition to representing those who have already been charged with a crime, we represent individuals and organizations prior to the filing of criminal charges. Through independent investigations, development of effective compliance mechanisms, and pre-charging advocacy at an early stage, we have helped countless clients prevent charges from ever being indicted or having charges filed against them.

No matter how hopeless things may seem it is never too early or too late to fight back. How much are your Freedom, Career, and Future worth? How much time and effort was expended to build-up your life?

A simple and free phone call can make all the difference.

(714) 260-0745

Our attorneys

No Games. No Gimmicks.
We’ll do what it takes to get you through your Worst Nightmare and back to your life.


There is no greater tragedy than for an innocent person to be condemned and incarcerated.

Paul W. Nguyen

Managing Partner

Anytime. Anywhere.

Justin Shimizu

Criminal Defense

Client Reviews

  • Paul and Justin are the Best.

    They worked off hours. They had great quick strategies in my case, also based on their vast experience.

    There were several other leading lawyers I interviewed and could have used (but they were not punctual, didn’t seem as knowledgeable, put the scare tactics on, were overpriced), but I just really liked these guys (they are leading aggressive lawyers as well), trusted them, and clicked with them. And I knew they were smart.

    They knew when to put on the pressure, and when to go in slow, and when to wait and allow things to fall into place. They heard me out, examined the evidence, and turned a hard case against me around in my favor. They moved on the case the very day I signed them on, actually avoiding I even go to court at all. In fact, through their even-handed persistence, they actually got the case completely dropped.

    They put up with my stressed emotional state on this issue, and actually calmed me down, and made me feel alright through it.

    Thier prices and terms were very fair. They saw me in a timely manner, which was important, as many elements of this case were time critical.

    I highly recommend this firm.

    Thomas D.
  • Words could never express how amazing and professional they were. They assured me they’d take care of me, were patient with my questions, attentive, prompt, and had the experience and expertise that were necessary for my case. They are both knowledgeable and attentive — a combination which is not easy to find.  They were very helpful –went the extra mile for me. I wish I could rate more than 5 stars. I’d recommend them to my loved ones because they were truly outstanding!!! I was extremely fortunate a great team represented me, thank you. 🙂

    Andrea M.
  • Extremely professional! Fast and easy communication. Always there to answer any questions over the phone, email and text. Kept me up to date through the whole process. I called them up and they handled everything without me having to lift a finger! My case was dismissed and my record stayed clean! And to top it all off, i couldn’t believe how affordable their services were! As a broke college student, I really appreciated that. Thank you for treating me with respect and taking care of me!

    Aubrey C.
  • After contacting several defense attorneys I decided to hire the law office of Paul W. Nguyen and I’m so glad that I did! They were completely honest and also very affordable. I was always able to communicate with him and his associate Justin directly and they both always responded promptly whenever I had questions. I have no convictions, arrests, no record at all, but I did have a pending misdemeanor case against me from years ago that I had no knowledge of. This matter had me so worried but Thanks to Justin and his expertise in the courtroom my case has been dismissed!
    I highly recommend seeking the law office of Paul W. Nguyen as your criminal defense attorney in Orange County.

    Sara W.
  • When it comes to a good, great, and honest criminal defense lawyer….. You must choose Paul ! He and his associates are more than professional! Paul knows exactly what he is talking about and really honest. Always answers the phone ., whether it’s a text or phone call. His prices are very reasonable and he gets you a super great deal, no matter what you are facing at court. He or his associates will absolutely take care of you. You deal with him personally not with and assistant or secretary. That’s what I like about his service ., also that he keeps you updated on your entire case. Thank you, Paul ! You and your associates are the best!!!!!!!! Was able to even get me case dismissed!

    Adileny C.
  • Paul is a very aggressive criminal defense lawyer. My husband has had a felony on his record for over 10 years. Paul notified us regarding Prop 47 and got the felony reduced to a misdemeanor with no hassle. Paul knows the LAW and protects his clients in every possible way. Thank you, Paul, for forever changing our lives. My husband is no longer a felon because of you.

    I’ve actually witnessed Paul in the courtroom during a trial. I was IMPRESSED with his trial techniques. Paul tore two cops apart on the witness stand for lying. Paul will defend YOU!

    Amy S.
  • Paul was extremely helpful. He is very honest about what can happen. Which was very scary for me because I could have gone away for awhile. With his help I was only in jail for 1 day. I’ve never heard of anyone getting off as easy as I did. He is great. He is also still very helpful after the fact dealing with stuff with the same case

    Justin S.
Phone: (714) 260 - 0745
Fax: (562) 340 - 6263
8862 Garden Grove Blvd.
Garden Grove, CA 92844
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