Certified Criminal Law Specialist

Defending Federal and State Criminal Charges With a Focus on Appeals, Evidence, Research, Motions, and Writs


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Whether you have been wrongly convicted of a crime, received an unjustly lengthy sentence, or you have a family to support, I can help you with the criminal appeals process. I will help you explore your legal options and understand your expectations so that you can make a fully informed decision about appealing your criminal conviction. If you decide to move forward, I am here to guide you through the process every step of the way.

My firm has extensive experience handling cases that involve the evaluation of DNA evidence and crime scene evidence. In these complex cases, I can help by reviewing and analyzing crime scene evidence and DNA discovery to determine whether any errors were made and how the crime scene evidence and DNA can be best utilized in the defense case. I also assist in presenting and defending crime scene and DNA evidence through presentation and cross examination of witnesses. Contact my office today to learn more.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense, I can help you evaluate your case and file a variety of motions to dismiss your case or to prepare for a strong defense in court. I have the experience and knowledge you can trust to research and file strong motions that will help to protect your rights. Whether your Miranda rights have been violated, the prosecutor has failed to turn over evidence in a timely manner, or evidence was gathered in violation of your rights, I can research and file a compelling motion that will aggressively seek to have your case dismissed.

If your case lacks the grounds for a an appeal, I can assist you with researching and filing a writ of habeas corpus. Writs of habeas corpus can be used to challenge the legality of the application of the laws that were used in your judicial proceeding that led to your detention or imprisonment. I will work tirelessly on your behalf to fight for and defend your rights.

If you are facing a felony or misdemeanor charge, or if you want to appeal your conviction, the Law Offices of Lynne M. Patterson can provide you with the guidance and support you need. Don't compromise if you are facing criminal charges! Call my Westminster office today at (714) 848-3606 to get the assistance you need.

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Skilled Criminal Defense Specialist Protecting Rights and Safeguarding Futures


Criminal defense attorney Lynne M. Patterson has been dedicated to assisting people charged with committing misdemeanors or felonies since 1996.

"My practice includes both Federal and State Criminal Law: Researching and writing motions, writs and appeals for my clients as well as other attorneys. In complex cases I assist by reviewing and analyzing the crime scene evidence and DNA discovery to determine if any errors have occurred and how the crime scene evidence and DNA can be best utilized in the defense case. I also assist in presenting and defending the crime scene and DNA evidence through presentation and cross examination of witnesses. I have represented clients in the California Superior, Appellate, and Supreme Courts, as well as in the US District Courts, the Ninth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court."

My firm believes that the serious ramifications inherent in criminal defense require absolute focus, and I always take each case seriously, regardless of the charge. The State Bar of California recognizes me as a certified specialist in criminal law, making me a premiere choice if you are facing any form of criminal charge.

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