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Former prosecutor. Now defending you.

Attorney George H. Ramos, Jr. is one of the most experienced Criminal Lawyers in San Diego.


How our law firm can help you

Dropped Charges In many instances, we can
have your case dropped
before charges are even filed.
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Reduced Charges We can negotiate with the Prosecutor for drastically reduced charges. learn more Trial Defense If inadmissible evidence is a factor we can file a Pre-trial "Motion to Suppress.” learn more Reduced Sentences In the event of a conviction,
we can persuade the court
for more lenient punishment.
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San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney

The Law Firm of George H. Ramos, Jr.
is a full-service, professional bilingual law firm
with over 20 years of criminal expertise.

As a former prosecutor, now a San Diego criminal defense attorney, George H. Ramos, Jr. knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system, including prosecutorial guidelines, and how to negotiate most effectively with the other side.

In addition to personally handling your case from arraignment through trial, our English-Spanish speaking criminal lawyer is available to you during every step of the legal process. The Law Firm of George H. Ramos, Jr. guarantees that you will receive the undivided, personal attention you deserve.

How an arrest becomes a case

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Who you hire as your defense attorney can be even more important than what criminal charges you are facing.


Call us at (619) 231-1830 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Our San Diego Crime Defense Firm serves clients throughout Southern California including Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, and neighboring communities.

What we will do to
fight for your case


free initial consultation

Obtain and review police reports pertaining to your arrest or criminal investigation.


obtain police reports

We listen to what did and didn't happen, ask pertinent questions, and assess the potential strength and / or weaknesses of the case.


compile a list

Compile a list of all possible witnesses and statements concerning your case. Interview and question all parties concerned.


visit the scene

Visit the scene of the arrest or alleged crime, combing for evidence while notating irregularities or conflicting information.


background check

Conduct a thorough background check of all potential witnesses and involved parties, looking for information helpful to your case.


hire A private investigator

Hire a private investigator, when applicable, to prove or disprove essential elements of your case.


reliability of evidence

Employ an independent laboratory to test, document, and testify as to the reliability of evidence and / or samples related to your case.


evaluate the chain of events

Evaluate the chain of events leading up to and resulting in your arrest and detention.

The Criminal Defense Process

Arresting officers have the obligation to inform the person in custody that he or she has the right to a criminal defense attorney, and the right to have an attorney appointed if he or she does not have the resources to pay for one. These are called “Miranda” warnings. If you’re facing criminal charges in San Diego County, contact San Diego criminal lawyer George H. Ramos, Jr. & Associates as early as possible as it’s important that an attorney gets involved in a case at the earliest stages, even before interrogation, if possible. Every lawyer involved in the justice system must adhere to a complex set of rules of procedure to ensure a fair trial. The rules apply to both prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys.

This complicated procedure means that the criminal justice system is best dealt with by an experienced San Diego criminal defense lawyer like George H. Ramos, Jr.

Juvenile offenses, or crimes committed by children, are handled by a separate justice system, known as the juvenile justice system. Juvenile courts typically have less formal procedures, and a less formal manner of adjudicating cases. While many lawyers handle both juvenile and adult cases, some focus their practices on only one type of representation. George H. Ramos, Jr. is criminal defense attorney who regularly handles juvenile offense cases in San Diego.

Negotiating a Plea Agreement

Sometimes charges are dropped after a defendant’s lawyer negotiates with the prosecutor. In such cases, the defendant pleads guilty to a less serious charge in exchange for the prosecutor’s agreement to drop the more serious charges. The final decision on whether to accept a proposed plea agreement always rests with the defendant. Depending upon the severity of the crime committed, a defendant who is found guilty may be sentenced to serve some period of probation, to pay a fine, perform community service, make restitution or pay for the monetary losses caused by the crime, or to serve some time in prison.

In some states, the most severe crimes are punishable by death. A veteran San Diego criminal defense lawyer like George H. Ramos, Jr. will know how to work with a prosecutor to fashion a deal that provides for the least severe punishment possible. If no deal can be made, the attorney can mount an aggressive defense in court, to convince the jury that the prosecutor cannot prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the defendant committed the crime.

Get Help From a Skilled San Diego Criminal Lawyer

George H. Ramos, Jr. and his talented team have over 20 years of experience handling complicated cases in San Diego county. He will fight to get your charges dropped or your fees, jail time, and penalties reduced.

If you or a loved one are facing a criminal charge in San Diego, such as assault, domestic violence, theft, DUI, or others, contact English-Spanish speaking criminal lawyer George H. Ramos, Jr. for dedicated or aggressive legal representation.

Criminal Defense Client Testimonials

“Very professional from beginning to end. Knew what he was doing and most important did the job better than I could imagine. Would recommend 100% to a friend or family member who is in need.” – Ryan W.

“Highly recommend him if you ever need a lawyer…He was extremely helpful and was able to have our case dismissed! Words can’t express our gratitude and we are very happy with the results.  Thank you!” – Tatiana H.