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Former Deputy DA, Joseph Galasso, knows how prosecutors think. Call him to review your case and see if you and he are a good fit...

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Defense Against Death Penalty Results In Both Defendants Receiving Life In Prison

Riverside Jury returned a recommendation that the defendants in a Riverside murder case with special enhancements get life in prison after the prosecutor sought the death penalty. Attorney Joe Galasso Represented one of the defendants in the 10-year-old case saying: “Basically (a gang) raised these guys, and they never really had a chance in life. […]

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Image of Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney Joseph W. GalassoRiverside Criminal Defense Lawyer – Joseph W. Galasso

Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney and DUI lawyer, Joseph W. Galasso is a former prosecutor you can retain to defend you.  Former prosecutor at the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office, Joseph W. Galasso, is a skilled criminal defense lawyer who offers stellar legal counsel and courtroom defense for individuals under criminal investigation, or who have been arrested and charged with a crime.

The stakes are high when facing a criminal conviction. Acting quickly can make ALL the difference.

Joseph W. Galasso, is a former prosecutor with the Riverside DA’s Office. Joseph handled thousands of cases as a Riverside ADA. Now, as a Riverside criminal defense lawyer practicing for 20-years, he brings a prosecutor’s experience and knowledge of the DA’s tactics to defend those facing misdemeanors and serious felonies.

Joseph defends those charged with parole violations, violent crimes, gang crimes, drug crimes, shoplifting, burglary, assault, assault with a deadly weapon, domestic violence, attempted murder, and more.

Call Joe at (951) 225-4130.

Act Fast if Under Investigation or Charged with a Crime

Act fast when you are under investigation, facing criminal charges, or already charged. Because the stakes are high when facing a criminal conviction, acting quickly can make ALL the difference. As much as you are anxious and scared, it is better to get a good lawyer to address your dilemma early and with gusto! Moreover, it is especially critical that cases being considered for charges are dismissed by having a talented and connected lawyer advocating on your behalf behind the scenes. Most of all, acting quickly to approach law enforcement and the DA’s office can be amazingly fruitful when charges are still being considered.

Always hire competent legal representation at the first clue there is a legal problem coming your way. Especially relevant when your freedom and future are at risk of being charged. Worse yet, if if you end up with a criminal conviction because you procrastinated!

Former Riverside CA Prosecutor Defending You!

Joseph W. Galasso, III, Esq., former prosecutor with the DA’s Office, is now an experienced Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney defending those charged with violent crimes, gang crimes, burglary, assault, domestic violence and more.

Call Joe at (951) 225-4130.

1,000’s of Cases – The Hands-On Experience Your Case Needs

Mr. Galasso handled thousands of cases as a Riverside prosecutor and now, two decades (20 years) defending people from the very prosecutors he used to work with. You can have the advantage of being defended by a Riverside criminal defense attorney who knows the criminal justice system and knows on a first name basis the people inside the Riverside Criminal Justice system. Joe regularly defends people facing criminal charges ranging from low-level infractions to serious, violent felonies. As a result, Joe fully understands the various arresting agencies and prosecuting offices in Riverside County. Most of all, Mr. Galasso’s behind-the-scene’s experiences provide his clients with a valuable advantage in their time of need.

Joe Galasso is an experienced Riverside criminal defense attorney. Because Joe has years of inside-the-system experience as a former Riverside Prosecutor you can benefit having him on your side. As a result of Joseph’s time in the prosecutor’s office, you can take advantage as he is now representing people he used to very-effectively prosecute.

Joe’s DA’s office experience provides his criminal defendant clients the bonus of knowing how the DA’s office and its talented prosecutors make choices and their strategic thinking. It is always an advantage to hire a defense attorney who used to be a local prosecutor. Most importantly, having an attorney who is experienced as both a Prosecutor and a Defense attorney is always a HUGE plus if you can afford that stature of attorney and that level of legal representation.

Latest Case Results

1st Degree Murder with Firearm facing life with possibility of parole (LWOP)Manslaughter 17 yrs
1 st Degree Murder with Knife facing 25 years to lifeManslaughter 11 yrs
Attempted Murder facing 7 yrs to lifeMisdemeanor credit for time served
Attempted murder with firearm and gang allegation facing life in prison12 Years
Felony DUI with deathProbation no custody time
Kidnapping, domestic violence, assault with deadly weapon, great bodily injury and three strikes facing life in prisonCredit for time served/no probation
Financial Elder Abuse over $200KMisdemeanor no custody time
Numerous drug sales and transportation chargesReduced to misdemeanor drug possession
Grand theft auto and drug sales with strike priorDrug rehab program
Assault with a deadly weapon and great bodily injuryNOT GUILTY
Child molestationNOT GUILTY
Assault with deadly weapon, robbery, great bodily injury and gang affiliationNOT GUILTY
Take over robbery, kidnapping for purpose of robbery, personal use of firearm, 3 strikes case facing numerous life in prison counts:12 Years

Respected Throughout the Riverside Justice System

Especially relevant is that Joseph W. Galasso is widely respected among court personnel, judges and deputy district attorneys. Joe’s excellent reputation helps him negotiate favorable outcomes for his clients, often without going to trial. Even if negotiations fail, Joe has proven that not only does he enjoy trial, he excels in the courtroom! It is beneficial to hire a Riverside Criminal defense attorney who excels in the courtroom as many cases, even those cases where Joe can get some charges dismissed and others reduced, will still require a court appearance to bring the case to a final close.

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Seven Reasons to Call Joe Galasso

If you’re looking for a criminal defense attorney, there are many reasons to choose Joe Galasso. Here are seven of them:

(1) – 20+ years of experience. Joe brings two decades of successful courtroom experience and knowledge to every case.

(2) – He’s a former Riverside County Deputy DA. He used to work for the state of California. Joe knows what tactics they will use against you and he will aggressively counter those tactics from every possible angle.

(3) – Having a sterling reputation among judges, prosecutors, and court personnel throughout the area, allows Joe to make special requests, effectively negotiate plea deals, and other efforts for his clients.

(4) – Joe accepts All major credit cards, cash, and checks.

(5) – Flexible payment plans are available if you are unable to pay your fee up front. Do not worry, there’s a good chance Joe will be able to work out a payment schedule with you.

(6) – Joe believes in affordable legal fees. As an always busy criminal defense attorney, Joe has the flexibility to keep his legal services accessible to all who need a top drawer defense attorney on their side.

(7) – Joseph offers everyone a FREE case evaluation. Therefore, you have absolutely nothing to lose by giving Joe a call 24/7 to see if you are a good fit — if Joe is the right criminal defense attorney for you.

Call or Email Joe Right Now!

Your life, freedom, and your future are likely on the line. Don’t delay. You need to hire an experienced, dedicated Riverside criminal defense attorney to counsel you, represent and advocate for you as soon as possible.

Call Joe at (951) 225-4130.

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Hire the Best Criminal Defense Lawyer You can Afford

Hiring a top-drawer criminal defense attorney is often directly proportional to a better outcome in the criminal justice system.

Nothing Is More Expensive Than A Cheap Lawyer

Good lawyers are not cheap. Unfortunately, “Nothing Is More Expensive Than A Cheap Lawyer.”

Joe is compassionate and empathetic. As a result of his empathy, Joe always makes every attempt to adjust his fees to meet his clients circumstances if at all possible. Moreover, if you and Joe are a good fit and he becomes your criminal defense attorney, he will work tirelessly to attempt to get the DA not to file a case if in the early stage. If charges have already been filed, Joe will work at getting the charges dismissed or reduced. After advocating for you and negotiating any charges, should your case still end up in a courtroom, Joe is skilled in the courtroom. Hence, Joe will strive to obtain the best possible outcome for any remaining charges.

Upshot – Hire the best criminal defense attorney you can afford as quickly as you can. Your results will mirror your choices and timeliness.

Call an Experienced Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney

Image of Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney Joseph GalassoIf you are being investigated by the police or been charged with a crime it is in your best interest to:

(1) – NEVER voluntarily speak with the police, and
(2) – ALWAYS consult with a Criminal Defense attorney as soon as possible.

Call me, Joseph Galasso, a former Riverside Deputy District Attorney – and now a private Riverside Criminal defense attorney defending those accused and charged with crimes. In conclusion, I offer a NO cost, FREE consultation to see if we are a good fit.

Phone me 24/7 at (951) 225-4130.State Bar of California - Joseph William Galasso III

There is No Case That Cannot Be Won, Negotiated or Mitigated

Joe’s early career was focused on prosecuting criminal cases in the Riverside District Attorney’s office. Now, Joe helps those under investigation, or arrested by law enforcement and prosecuted by the all-powerful government.

Real Clients. Real Cases. Winning Results.

Riverside County criminal defense attorney, Joseph W. Galasso, helps real people who have life-altering cases receive the best possible outcome.

Just because you have been accused of a crime does not mean you’re a criminal.

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Former Riverside Prosecutor…

NOW – Defending Riverside County Residents

We handle offenses arising out of the following cities and communities: Banning, Beaumont, Blythe, Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Coachella, Corona, Desert Hot Springs, Eastvale, Hemet, Indian Wells, Indio, Jurupa Valley, La Quinta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Norco, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Rancho Mirage, Riverside, San Jacinto, Temecula, and Wildomar.

Joseph W. Galasso - Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney

3403 10th St Ste 752
Riverside CA, 92501-3695
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