Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney

Riverside Criminal Defense Lawyer

Experience. Integrity. Dedication.
Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Michels has been successfully representing criminal defense clients who have been charged with theft crimes for over ten years.

A former prosecutor, John L. Michels has devoted his law practice solely to the representation of the accused. Criminal Defense Attorney John Michels will fight to ensure that the police agencies and District Attorney’s office are operating within the framework set forth by the Constitution. Protecting your rights is our first priority!

If you or a loved one has been charged with a theft crime, contact The Law Offices of Attorney John L. Michels at (951) 276-8900 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day!


Theft crimes can encompass a broad range of misdemeanor and felony charges, from petty theft to grand theft, as well as theft by force and theft by fraud. Riverside Criminal Defense Lawyer John L. Michels has represented clients who have been charged in a variety of theft crimes and crimes relating to property loss, including:

        · Accounting Fraud
        · Bank Robbery
        · Bribery
        · Burglary
        · Car Theft
        · Counterfeiting
        · Embezzlement
        · Fraud

Depending on the circumstances of your case and the crimes you are charged with, sentencing in theft cases can range from probation, fines and restitution to life imprisonment. Determinative factors may include a prior criminal record, the nature of the offense, the use of a deadly weapon, and the value of the property that is taken.

Attorney John L. Michels and his investigative team of former prosecutors and law enforcement officers will fight aggressively to get your case dismissed and keep you out of jail! The testimony that our investigators can offer after a thorough review of your case can bring added credibility to our defense investigation, to the benefit of our clients.  We are familiar with the DA’s practices and procedures and know how to get favorable results for you!

Criminal Defense Attorney John. L Michels has handled several high profile workers compensation insurance fraud cases and has a network of well respected certified public accountants and forensic accountants who work together with Mr. Michels to insure the accuracy of any alleged fraud.

If you have been arrested for a theft crime, please fill out our Criminal Defense Case Evaluation Form.
Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Michels will contact you as soon as he has reviewed your information.


If you need immediate assistance with a Criminal Law matter, please call Attorney John L. Michels at (951) 276-8900 today to schedule a free consultation!

     · Grand Theft
     · Identity Theft
     · Money Laundering
     · Mortgage Fraud
     · Petty Theft
     · Ponzi Schemes
     · Armed Robbery
     · Shoplifting

Riverside Criminal Defense Lawyer
The Law Offices of
John L. Michels
3891 10th St.
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 276-8900
Fax: (951) 788-2220
Email: [email protected]

Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Michels defends clients in a variety of criminal matters throughout Riverside and surrounding areas, including:

Banning, Beaumont, Corona, Grand Terrace, Loma Linda, Moreno Valley, Norco, Perris, Redlands, Riverside County, Riverside, Rubidoux, San Bernardino.

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