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    If you have been accused of a crime, you need to speak with a criminal defense attorney in Orange County as soon as possible. California laws carry harsh penalties for a range of criminal offenses. Maltaise Cini will aggressively represent you to help protect your reputation and freedom.

    Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney

    If you are charged with a crime in Orange County or concerned about a potential charge, it can be overwhelming. You need a criminal defense attorney in Orange County with the expertise to protect your legal rights, reputation and freedom.

    Maltaise Cini is a leading Orange County criminal defense attorney with over two decades of experience. Based out of Newport Beach and serving all of Orange County, she has established herself as a passionate and aggressive defender of her clients’ rights.

    Rated as one of the top criminal attorneys in Newport Beach and the rest of Orange County, Maltaise Cini has developed a reputation for exceptional and dedicated criminal defense.

    Throughout her career she has successfully defended her clients in a range of circumstances, achieving case dismissals or dramatically reduced sentences for state cases such as:

    • Domestic Violence in Orange County
    • DUI in Orange County and Newport Beach
    • Drug Crimes in Orange County
    • Misdemeanor Offenses
    • Firearm Charges
    • Fraud
    • Juvenile Crimes
    • Violent Crimes
    • Theft
    • Murder Defense in Orange County
    • Juvenile Dependency or CPS cases
    • Restraining Orders
    • Probation Violations

    She has also successfully helped several clients with criminal record expungement in Orange County to get criminal records sealed and assist her clients with obtaining gainful employment.

    Maltaise understands the potential consequences a criminal accusation or investigation can have on your life. Therefore, she strives to make herself highly accessible to her clients and takes a personalized approach to each case. As a highly experienced criminal defense lawyer in Orange County, she uses a range of effective strategies to protect your reputation and livelihood and keep you out of jail.

    If you are facing a criminal charge or concerned about one, you need to speak with a criminal defense attorney in Newport Beach or Orange County as soon as possible for advice and legal representation.

    Call Maltaise Cini today to discuss your case. She is available 24/7 to assist you with a free, no obligation consultation to answer your questions and ensure that your rights and freedom are safeguarded.


    Maltaise Cini is a top-rated criminal defense attorney in Orange County who has been defending clients against criminal charges for more than 20 years.
    Throughout her career, she has achieved notable success defending her clients in a range of cases in Orange County including: domestic violence, drug crimes, juvenile dependency, DUI, murder, probation violations, fraud, theft, violent crimes, juvenile crimes and more.
    As a former public defender, Ms. Cini understands the intricacies of the law and the significant hurdles her clients often face when defending themselves. She provides exceptional personal attention to your case, listens to your concerns and asks the right questions to provide you with the best possible defense.
    Her skills and dedication have earned her multiple awards, including OC Metro’s “Top Criminal Attorney” in 2013 and 2014, the National Trial Lawyers Association “Top 100 Trial Attorneys” award in 2014 and 2015, the Avvo Client’s Choice Award in 2015, 2017 and 2019 and she is currently an Avvo Top Rated Attorney with a 10.0/10.0 rating.


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    • The client was charged with a felony hit and run with great bodily injury.The client was given home confinement and the great bodily injury charges were dismissed.
    • The client was charged with a DUI. Filed a motion to suppress the evidence and the case was dismissed.
    • The client was charged with possession for sales of narcotics. After the trial client was found guilty of possession and given a program.
    • The client, a physician was charged with domestic violence. The client was required attend anger management classes and matter was dismissed.
    • The client was facing a requested 5-year extension of a domestic violence restraining order. After hearing the judge denied the request for the extension of the restraining order. A current restraining order was terminated.
    • The client was charged with Domestic Violence. The client pled guilty to disturbing the peace and was required to complete 10 hours of anger management.


    Domestic Violence

    Being charged with domestic violence in Orange County can be intimidating. Maltaise Cini will explain your rights and defend you.

    DUI/DMW Hearings

    There are potentially serious charges for DUI in Orange County. You need legal advice and representation immediately to protect your rights.


    If you are charged with Fraud in Orange County or concerned about a potential charge, you need legal representation as quickly as possible.

    Juvenile Dependency/CPS

    Juvenile dependency or CPS cases are unique and involve the custody of your children. You likely need legal representation.


    If you are charged with theft in Orange County it is a serious crime and you need the advice of an attorney to keep you out of jail.

    Drug Crimes

    California has strict laws and often harsh sentences for drug crimes in Orange County. An experienced attorney can protect your freedom.

    Expungement Attorney

    Maltaise Cini has helped many clients obtain criminal record expungements so they can restore their reputation and get employment.

    Juvenile Crimes

    If your child is charged with a crime as a juvenile in Orange County there are serious potential consequences. Maltaise Cini will defend your child.


    Being charged with murder in Orange County is very serious. Your freedom is at stake, and you should hire legal representation immediately.

    Probation Violations

    If you have a probation violation in Orange County you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to avoid the possibility of prison.

    Restraining Orders

    If you have had a restraining order issued against you, Maltaise Cini can represent you and protect your reputation.

    Violent Crimes

    If you are charged with a violent crime in Orange County, you need legal representation. Potential sentences can be severe.


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    Orange County Criminal Attorney Serving Clients In:

    City of Aliso Viejo , City of Anaheim , City of Brea , City of Buena Park , City of Costa Mesa , City of Cypress , City of Dana Point , City of Fountain Valley, City of Fullerton , City of Garden Grove , City of Huntington Beach , City of Irvine , City of La Habra , City of La Palma , City of Laguna Beach , City of Laguna Hills, City of Laguna Niguel , City of Laguna Woods , City of Lake Forest , City of Los Alamitos , City of Mission Viejo , City of Newport Beach , City of Orange , City of Placentia , City of Rancho Santa Margarita , City of San Clemente , City of San Juan Capistrano , City of Santa Ana , City of Seal Beach , City of Stanton , City of Tustin , City of Villa Park , City of Westminster , City of Yorba Linda


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