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John Karas

Serious case? You need a SERIUOSLY GOOD LAWYER.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • California, California
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Trial attorney (not merely a negotiator). Criminal defense (misdemeanors and felonies), Civil (personal injury) and Appellate (criminal and civil). Worked on the defense team for then San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock. Written successful briefs and oral argument in both Civil and Criminal Appeals.

Specialize in Criminal Defense cases up to and including trial.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation
    White Collar Crime
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Civil Rights
    Police Misconduct
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals
  • Free Consultation
    30 minutes devoted totally to your case (not your financial information like most lawyers/law firms).
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
San Diego State Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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California Western School of Law
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 115833
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Websites & Blogs
Law Office of John Karas
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203 Questions Answered
Q. I have a restraining order in place. The restrained party is retaliating by filing small claims cases every two weeks
A: If as you say, the case were "thrown out of court" (meaning dismissed), you may be able to sue the restrained party for malicious prosecution if the dismissals were the result of a court determination that the lawsuits were without merit.
Q. withdrawing a guilty plea before sentencing .My lawyer lied. made me think i was pleaing to 452(c ) when it was 452(b)
A: If you have not been sentenced, no judgement has been taken against you or within 6 months of a order granting probation, you can file a Motion to Withdraw your plea pursuant to Penal Code 1018.
Q. Why my car insurance won’t pay the rest of my hospital bill after accident?
A: I suggest that you consult with an attorney or law firm that specialize in Insurance Bad Faith in your area. Be aware that they may or may not take on your case against your insurer on a contingency fee basis because of the relatively modest UIM policy limits but if the insurer refuses to back down and pay the full policy limits, you may have a case worth hundred of thousands of dollars or even millions in damages for their bad faith breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing implied in every insurance policy.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of John Karas
43537 Ridge Park Dr.
Temecula, CA 92590
Telephone: (951) 405-0555
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Appointments on weekends available.