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Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer

The Advocacy You Need. The Defense You Deserve.

If you are facing criminal charges, your future is at stake. A criminal conviction of any kind can have serious, long-lasting implications regarding your rights, your reputation, and your freedom. Simply put, you can’t afford to not fight.

Orange County criminal defense attorney Jacqueline Goodman has the legal experience, acumen, and skill you need to fight your charges. In her 26+ years in practice, she has earned a distinguished reputation within the legal community, as well as the respect of her peers and, most importantly, the trust of her clients. At her firm, The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman, she focuses her practice on all types of criminal defense matters, including both misdemeanor and felony cases. Whether you were arrested for DUI, accused of a sex crime, or are the subject of a homicide investigation, Attorney Goodman is prepared to build a tailored defense on your behalf and advocate tirelessly for you and your rights.

Call today for your free consultation.


Exceptional Track Record

Protecting yourself in the face of criminal accusations or charges is serious and, when it comes to your defense, experience counts. Attorney Goodman has tried countless cases and achieved numerous successful outcomes for her clients. She was at the forefront of several high-profile cases, including the murder of an MLB pitcher and the widely known free speech case known as the “Irvine 11.” Browse some of Attorney Goodman’s recent case results to learn more about her exceptional track record.

  • Car Accident Case Dismissed

    Car accident, no license, speeding (filed by Anaheim City Attorney).

  • Child Endangerment / Cruelty Case Dismissed

    Penal Code 273a(b) Child endangerment/cruelty.

  • Child Molestation Case Dismissed

    Child molestation: Felony.

  • Commercial Burglary Probation Terminated Early

    Commercial burglary probation violation: dismissed, no violation found.

  • Contempt of Court Order Case Dismissed

    Contempt of court order by a gang member.

  • CSA Case Case Dismissed
  • Domestic Violence & Cruelty to Child Case Dismissed
  • Driving on a Suspended License Case Dismissed

    Driving on a suspended license (Suspended for DUI).

  • Drunk / Urinate in Public Case Dismissed
  • Forcible Sodomy Misdemeanor Assault & Battery

    Settled for misdemeanor assault and battery with no sex offender registration and no sex offender counseling.


A Firm That Stands Apart

Attorney Goodman is committed to providing her clients with the trusted counsel and aggressive defense they deserve because she believes in helping people get redemption and a second chance. She devotes a significant portion of her practice to criminal justice reform and is currently providing pro bono services to help reform laws that allow women who lose their babies to be criminally prosecuted for murder.

Unlike many other criminal defense attorneys, Jacqueline Goodman is not simply focused on moving cases through the criminal justice system as quickly as possible; instead, she believes in changing an often biased system in order to help good people who are facing difficult situations get the fair second chance they deserve.

The Law Office of Jacqueline Goodman offers free, confidential case evaluations. Call (866) 294-8952 or submit an online contact form to request yours today.

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Reasons To Choose Attorney Goodman

  • Dedicated to Criminal Defense for 20+ Years
  • Successful Trial Track Record
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • Named on the Wall of Recognition at the National Constitution Center
  • Rated 10.0 Superb on Avvo
  • Admitted to Argue Cases Before the United States Supreme Court

An Authority in the Criminal Defense Community

Committed to Fighting for Justice

Attorney Goodman is committed to enhancing criminal law and justice education, as well as remaining active in the legal community. Currently, she serves on the Board for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is one of three Co-Chairs in charge of sex crimes defense education, a position she has held for the past six years. Additionally, she served as the past president of the California Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and currently continues to create legislation in support of criminal justice reform.

Get the Legal Support You Need

When it comes to your defense, you need an attorney who will do more than just react—you need an attorney who will interact with the law. Attorney Goodman has been featured as a legal authority on television and radio shows nationwide and remains active in shaping our legal system through her leadership in criminal justice reform, criminal defense education, and prestigious legal organizations. Her work has put her face-to-face with state legislators and the California Attorney General; she is prepared to help you with your case.

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20+ Years Of Experience

When you’re in trouble, you need an expert who will stop at nothing to get you back your life.

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Delivering the Results Our Clients Need
  • Thank you for all the work you do.

    “Reflecting this morning on some of the people that I have made a huge difference in my life, and just wanted to say thank you for putting your cape on and protecting me when I needed it. Wishing you ...”

    - Former Client
  • I’ve never felt so free in my entire life.

    “It’s been three years to the day since you saved my life.”

    - Former Client
  • I would most definitely recommend her.

    “She was very quick to respond and gave lots of ways to get in touch with her.”

    - Avvo Review
  • Highly recommend!

    “There are no words to describe what it means to have a lawyer save you from your mistakes and give you a chance to change.”

    - Avvo Review
  • If you need a lawyer, she is the one you want.

    “Her knowledge and professionalism are what helped me get through a difficult time.”

    - Avvo Review

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