Being prosecuted is a scary, stressful, and time-consuming process. The pressure of having your personal freedom – or the personal freedom of a loved one – at stake can be overwhelming, and the uncertainty daunting.

Kevin Snyder is a seasoned criminal defense attorney who will fight tirelessly for the freedom of you or a loved one. He is aggressive, passionate, and has a proven track record of success. Nearly a decade in the public defender’s office, combined with his experience in private practice, has given Kevin the specialized expertise and connections to provide you the best possible defense. Importantly, at Snyder Law, you and your loved ones will be treated with respect and compassion from day one.

A Compassionate Defense

We understand that even good people can find themselves in the crosshairs of the law, whether the result of poor decisions or false accusations. When that happens, you need a seasoned attorney who will fight tirelessly for your freedom and who believes that freedom is deserved. At Snyder Law, we treat clients like family, and commit to doing everything possible to protect your rights, and reach the best possible outcome.

At Snyder Law, we see your freedom and we will work hard to get it

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Aggressive Criminal Defense

The Relentless Pursuit of Justice, for You

Being accused of a crime is easy. Defending yourself against that allegation, on the other hand, can be complex, stressful and time-consuming. Especially when the personal freedom and financial livelihood of you or your loved ones is at stake.

Whether facing misdemeanor or felony charges, the most important thing you can do is not panic, and quickly hire an attorney who will relentlessly pursue justice for you or your loved ones.

The team at Snyder Law has the specialized experience, knowledge, and skill necessary to help you successfully navigate the pitfalls of a confusing and ever-evolving legal system.

Importantly, we commit to treating you like a person, not like a criminal. Not only defending you vigorously in court, but walking you through the process, and answering key questions such as…

  • What do I have to do today to ensure I can keep working and living as usual throughout a trial?
  • What steps can I take to protect my home and my financial livelihood?
  • How do I protect my family from the rigors of a trial?
  • How do we make the courts clearly see my side of the story?
  • Are there court or treatment programs that can help me with my addictions, mental illness, or personal struggles in lieu of jail or prison?

In addition to the toll of legal rigor, an accused often ends up defending himself / herself personally and emotionally against friends, family and colleagues. What was a mistake or misunderstanding becomes the central role in your life. We promise to be your advocate, not only in court, but in life – helping you pick up the pieces, guiding you through the minefield of collateral consequences and the ugliness of criminal court, and teaching you how to present yourself in the best light so you can put this difficult time behind you as quickly as possible.

Moving Forward

It is human nature to err. Now it’s time to get you back on track, and back to being a successful you.

  • Violations of Probation, Parole, AB109. We know the court system, probation, and parole requirements intimately, and are prepared to help guide you through the maze of supervision so you can focus on your rehabilitation, treatment, and successfully completing your supervision.
  • Record Expungements & Clean Up. A record can often hold you back from realizing your full potential. We have expertise in pursuing motions to reduce misdemeanors to felonies, early termination from probation, 1203.4 dismissals (expungements), Prop 47 motions, and motions to seal your juvenile record.
  • Veterans Rights & Alternative Sentencing. There is no question military veterans are underserved, especially considering the dedication and sacrifices they have made to our great country. Our team has deep experience leveraging special, often-overlooked, laws and resources to help veterans who have incurred difficulty transitioning back to civilian life as a result of their service.

With our proven methods we will present you to the court – the real you – in the most persuasive way, so you get the attention you deserve, and can move on with a fulfilling life.

Passionate Juvenile Defense

Immediate results that preserve a fresh start for a life of success

Every child makes mistakes, sometimes serious ones. Even with excellent parenting, children often fail to consider the possible legal problems they could face if caught for “thrills” such as shoplifting, malicious mischief, underage drinking, truancy or curfew violations. As parents, we understand the desire to make every experience a learning opportunity for our children. However, professionally, we can also say that the moment your child is arrested or receives a citation is not the time to teach them a lesson. Nor is it the time to give up on them – now is the time they need you the most.

Have faith – your child is not a delinquent, no matter how the courts may make it seem. You may disagree with your child’s actions, but we know you also want him / her to get back on track to making good decisions. We are committed to helping you do so. At Snyder Law, we are passionate about juvenile defense, because we believe in second chances. We have the expertise in the juvenile system, and the network within the local juvenile courts, to negotiate the best outcome and help preserve your child’s future.

We also know it’s a terrifying situation to be in as a parent. So much is out of your hands. Immediately upon understanding your situation, we will help answer the questions you may have such as…

  • What are the steps I need to take NOW to best protect him / her?
  • Will my child be able to come home tonight?
  • How do I help the courts see that I have a good kid who simply made a mistake?
  • What does probation mean, and how to I help ensure my child takes steps towards compliancy today?

Your child made a mistake, and they need help. We are here to help you, and him or her. Immediately, and without judgment.

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Important Note In California

In Orange County, California, minors are tried before a judge, without a jury. Ostensibly, this is to protect them from the rigors of an adult trial. However, it also means that relationships, and an understanding of local protocols and programs, become more critical than ever.

Snyder Law has the connections and specialized knowledge in this area to ensure the best defense for your child.

Get the help you deserve.