San Diego Criminal Law Lawyer

Respected San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney Defending Clients Charged with Serious Felonies and Misdemeanors

Learning that the government has filed criminal charges against you immediately changes your life. Regardless of whether this is your first arrest or you’ve been through the process before, having a criminal case is stressful—to say the least. At the Law Office of Joshua R. Bourne, we understand this and cater our representation according to the unique needs and desires of each of our clients. Mr. Bourne is a highly experienced advocate who has been practicing criminal law in San Diego for over 20 years. Our experience provides us with a broad base of knowledge to draw on when evaluating your options, developing a compelling defense, and even coming up with creative non-trial dispositions.

Our Philosophy About What Makes a Top San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney

Having handled countless trials in front of both judges and juries, Mr. Bourne knows his way around the courtroom. However, we also recognize that some cases aren’t meant to take to trial. Perhaps the government’s evidence against you is strong, and you don’t want to risk the chance—however small—that you could be convicted. Or maybe, in a moment of weakness, you picked up a domestic violence case, and you’d prefer to put everything behind you as soon as possible. The bottom line is that it’s your case and your future, and we’re here to help you in whatever way we can. If you want us to work on negotiating a plea agreement, that’s what we’ll do. If you want us to hold the prosecution to their high burden, we’ve got your back.

We start off every relationship with our client by listening—not just to your story, but to what’s most important to you. Along those lines, we’ve successfully negotiated with prosecutors in many cases, convincing them that it’s in everyone’s best interests for our clients to face less serious charges or withdraw the case altogether.

At the Law Office of Joshua R. Bourne, we also understand that anytime you bring a lawyer onto your case—especially a criminal case—it requires a tremendous amount of trust. And we will do whatever we can to earn your trust. From the moment you meet with Mr. Bourne for the first time—and up through the end of your case—you’ll be treated with respect and as an equal.

Types of Cases We Handle

At the Law Office of Joshua R. Bourne, we have extensive experience handling a wide range of serious criminal matters on behalf of clients from all walks of life. While we specialize in domestic violence and DUI cases, we also handle other misdemeanor and felony offenses, including but not limited to:

  • Assault offenses,
  • Drug crimes,
  • Vehicular homicide cases,
  • Theft charges,
  • Federal crimes,
  • Gang crimes,
  • Burglaries,
  • White collar crimes, and
  • Sex offenses.

If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime in San Diego, the Law Office of Joshua R. Bourne is here to help. Regardless of the nature of the charges against you, your prior record, or the evidence in the prosecution’s file, Mr. Bourne will proudly defend your rights, future and freedom at every stage of the process.

Schedule a Free Consultation to Learn How We Can Help

Facing criminal charges may be something that you never thought you would experience in your life, but it is important to remember that this isn’t a journey you need to embark upon alone. Mr. Bourne’s experience, knowledge of the law, and passion for defending the rights of the accused make him an excellent choice for anyone facing criminal charges in San Diego County. Mr. Bourne is one of a small group of lawyers who have obtained a special certification from San Diego County to serve as conflict counsel in serious felony cases—a service he performs at no cost. He is also certified by the county to represent juveniles who have been charged with committing delinquent acts. To learn more about Mr. Bourne and what we can do to protect your interests, give the Law Office of Joshua R. Bourne a call at (619) 238-8242. You can also connect with us through our secure online contact form.

Client Reviews

This attorney was so responsive, honest and professional! I'm a 67 year old female with dementia, and was involved in an...

Susan B.

Joshua Bourne is an excellent lawyer! He has helped me twice and both times was able to get my case dismissed and stuck by...

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Joshua was extremely helpful in representing my case. He knows the law and process very well. At all times he was very...


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