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    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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    If you’re facing a DUI, domestic violence, theft, drug possession, assault or other serious criminal charge, finding the best Orange County criminal defense attorney to help you fight those charges and protect your rights is critical – in fact, your freedom may depend on it

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    Maltaise Cini

    Maltaise Cini has been defending clients against criminal charges for more than 20 years. As a former public defender, Ms. Cini understands the intricacies of the law and the significant hurdles her clients often face when defending themselves, and she also knows there is no definitive path toward the best possible defense. She works tirelessly for her clients, providing counsel and representation that benefit from her years as a public defender and successful Orange County criminal defense lawyer. 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, and the Avvo Client Choice Award in 2015 and 2019.


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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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