• 30+ Years' Experience

    San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney

    Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, Jim Dicks, is a former detective who offers unique and advantageous insight into the legal process.

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    At JD Law, we are committed to our clients and work tirelessly to help them defend their rights, future, and freedoms.

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  • 100s of Criminal Cases

    Tried by JD Law Since 1990

    JD Law has defended the rights of the accused for 25+ years. During that time, we have grown into one of San Diego's most respected law firms.

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San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney

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At JD Law, we firmly believe that everyone deserves a second chance. As human beings, we are all bound to make mistakes. Our legal team’s mission is to see that a momentary lapse in judgment does not end up costing you your freedom.

For over three decades, our founder, James N. Dicks, has been vigorously defending the rights of the accused throughout the San Diego area. During that time he has successfully represented hundreds of clients accused of a variety of crimes, from misdemeanors to capital offenses. Mr. Dicks is a board-certified criminal law specialist and former public defender. He also spent time as a detective and narcotics investigator for the Los Angeles Police Department, so he knows criminal law from both sides. This criminal defense team takes an aggressive and dogged approach to each and every case we take on, utilizing the firm’s full-time investigator to gather evidence.

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Your Freedom Is Important to Us

San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney Jim Dicks

The government has limitless resources with which to prosecute you - your funds may be limited.

That’s why you need a seasoned legal strategist to design a defense that will vindicate you. JD Law can get your charges reduced or dropped altogether, and get your sentence reduced or fine lowered. We can also negotiate with prosecutors to get you community service or probation instead of jail time. A past criminal conviction, even as a juvenile, can make it difficult to find employment or obtain certain licenses. The legal team at the Law Offices of James N. Dicks can help get your record expunged, allowing you to move on with your life.

Your freedom is one of the most valuable things you will ever have to lose - do not let it be taken away from you. If you or someone you care about has been arrested or faces criminal charges, contact a law firm that has been defending Southern Californians for more than 30 years. Call San Diego’s JD Law for a free case evaluation at (760) 630-2000.

"Chase after the truth like all hell and you’ll free yourself."
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Cases Our San Diego Criminal Defense Law Firm Handles

At JD Law, we are well-qualified to represent a wide range of criminal cases in San Diego, including:

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400 South Melrose Drive, Suite 109
Vista, CA 92081
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He radiates confidence. Honestly James Dicks is the best attorney I’ve ever had he radiates confidence and makes you feel like he really wants to help you not just like it his job he’s passionate about his work and his knowledge of the law is extensive I couldn’t thank him enough for his time and services if you need an attorney this is your guy he’s the best check him out!!!

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JD Law
San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer
400 South Melrose Drive, Suite 109, Vista, CA 92081
(619) 377-3722 | (760) 630-2000
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