Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney

Riverside Criminal Defense Lawyer

Experience. Integrity. Dedication.
Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Michels has been successfully representing Three Strikes clients throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties for over ten years.

Dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused, Attorney John L. 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 crime under California’s Three Strikes Law, contact The Law Offices of Attorney John L. Michels at (951) 276-8900 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day!

Under California’s Three Strikes Law, if an individual has been convicted of two violent or serious felonies and is convicted of a third, they face an automatic sentence of 25 years to life. Additionally, if a criminal defendant has been convicted of one serious or violent felony and is convicted of another felony, their prison sentence is automatically doubled.


A former prosecutor, Criminal Defense Attorney John L. Michels has vast experience defending clients who have been charged under California’s Three Strikes Law. The list of serious and violent felonies to which the Three Strikes Law applies includes, but is not limited to, the following:

             · Murder
             · Rape
             · Robbery
             · Kidnapping
             · Arson
             · Sex Crimes
             · Certain Drug Crimes
             · Certain Gang Crimes
             · Assults With Weapons


Criminal Defense attorney John L. Micels has succesfully argued on many occasions to have prior strikes stricken by the district attorney's office or by the courts. Additionaly, a pending strike charge may often be reduced to a non-strike charge through effective investigation and negotation with the District Attorney’s Office.

If you have previously been convicted of a serious or violent felony and have been arrested under a new charge and are facing Three Strikes penalties, you need an experienced attorney to fight for you! 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!
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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