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Serving San Diego since 2001

San Diego native Michael C. MacNeil received his Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA in 1998 and his law degree from the University of San Diego in 2001. He has practiced criminal law for 15 years and has tried 50 jury trials including murder, mayhem, robbery, carjacking, residential burglary, aggravated assault, drug trafficking and DUI.


Defense of all felony crimes including murder, vehicular manslaughter, assault, firearms crimes, robber/burglary/theft, drug trafficking, fraud, child/elder abuse, sex crimes.

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Defense of all misdemeanor crimes including DUI, domestic violence, drug possession, restraining order violations, suspended license, child neglect, resisting arrest.

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juvenile delinquency

Defense of all juvenile delinquency matters including vandalism, DUI, theft, assault, drug crimes, weapons possession, sex crimes, probation violation.

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Common questions

What if I don’t want to take a deal?

You are not required to accept a plea bargain. Your attorney will give you advice and you will make the decision yourself.

Some attorneys pressure their clients to take a deal. No matter what kind of charge you face, you need an attorney who will fight to win your case. Your attorney knows how to perform inside a courtroom. Your attorney has the experience you need, having tried 50 criminal jury trials, from murder to DUI.

How can I pay?

You have enough to worry about besides how to pay for your defense.

You may be eligible for a payment plan and credit cards are accepted.

Do I need an attorney?

If you think you might need the advice of a criminal defense attorney, you do. Do not delay.

Your attorney will put you and your future first. Your case will be fully investigated, researched, and prepared. You will always know the status of your case and what your attorney is doing on your behalf.

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