The Law Offices of Dennis Merenbach is distinguished as a Founding Member & Former Director of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Indeed, Merenbach has been prolific with his expertise in Criminal Law, handling some of Santa Barbara's most high profile criminal cases, frequent expert for the media outlets and expert criminal law speaker.
Merenbach has delivered 1000's of successful results for his defense clients. Merenbach's deep knowledge and understanding of the local court systems and the unique personalities of all the local District Attorneys and Judges is integral to moving your case swiftly to the best possible outcome.
Our office will undertake
representation in State and Federal cases from a simple infraction to the most
serious felony or pre-indictment intervention.Merenbach
has successfully demonstrated his legal prowess in jury trials, motion
practice, negotiations, appeals, and professional administrative hearings, such
as State Bar Discipline Action and the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Just because you are accused of a crime does not mean your are guilty. However, if you have been arrested and/or the DA has charged you with a crime, then the odds are that the district attorney is working a case against you and you should obtain the best legal defense. Merenbach Law will deploy all possible legal
tools to win or have your case dismissed. Alternatively, we can also seek a sharp reduction of your charges. We have a history
of challenging the state’s evidence, question all their authority, and stand as
watchdogs against unlawful governmental intrusion into your life. We love to
The initial consultation is free, so
there is no risk on your part - and you will learn precisely what your rights
and options are.
Get expert legal help from an expert
criminal defense lawyer who knows how to guide your case through the
complexities of the legal system. You will be certain you are being treated
fairly by the judicial system because Merenbach will insist on the following:
The District Attorney, or U. S. Attorney, must provide us with the name and
address of anyone to be called as a witness, as well as copies of every written
or recorded statement of testimony. This will allow us to prepare our questions
for each witness.
When provided copies of records showing any scientific test, our office will
investigate to see if the equipment was functioning properly and that the
person giving the test was properly certified. Proof must be shown that you
were advised of all of your rights. We will test the reliability of such
As you can see, what looks simple can be very
complicated. Investigation may be required, as well as contact with expert
Every aspect of your case will be scrutinized and examined and "when
appropriate" challenged in court proceedings. Merenbach Law has resources of the best
independent experts and investigators to help ensure your rights are being
protected; our team will help
ensure your rights are being protected.
LEARN ABOUT CALIFORINIA PROP 47 AND HAVING A
FELONY CHANGED TO A MISDEMEANOR
used to be, up until now, that if you had a possession of heroin, if you had a
possession of PCP, if you had a possession of cocaine, straight felony. We all
know what a felony means. It's really, probably most difficult imposition on
your personal life that you could ever have, conviction of a felony. California
Legislature has now realized that it seems to be unfair to penalize people with
this cloak of the felony conviction, which we're going to prevent people from
getting meaningful jobs. In their wisdom, they have decided to change this to
be more in line with really what's going on in the State of California...Santa
Barbara Criminal Defense Attorney Dennis G. Merenbach Shares Information About
California Prop 47
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