Free Consultation: (951) 405-0555Tap to Call This Lawyer
Profile Image Placeholder

John Karas

Serious case? You need a SERIUOSLY GOOD LAWYER.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence ...
  • California, California
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial MediaResponsive Law

Trial attorney (not merely a negotiator). Criminal defense (misdemeanors and felonies), Civil (personal injury) and Appellate (criminal and civil). Worked on the defense team for then San Diego Mayor Roger Hedgecock. Written successful briefs and oral argument in both Civil and Criminal Appeals.

Specialize in Criminal Defense cases up to and including trial.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation
    White Collar Crime
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
    Civil Rights
    Police Misconduct
    Insurance Claims
    Bad Faith Insurance
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals
  • Free Consultation
    30 minutes devoted totally to your case (not your financial information like most lawyers/law firms).
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
Federal Circuit
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
  • English: Spoken, Written
San Diego State Univ
Undergraduate Degree
Placeholder image for education.
California Western School of Law
Law Degree
Placeholder image for education.
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 115833
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Websites & Blogs
Law Office of John Karas
Legal Answers
151 Questions Answered
Q. Should I go talk to a Det. without attorney case is self Defense. Assult with weapon. other party didn't come forward.
A: You need to hire a skilled and experienced criminal defense who handles serious and violent felony charges like the ADW you are apparently charged with. Not a negotiator like Public Defender, a real trial attorney. DA's respect trial attorneys more than PD's or "escort attorneys" who take a client's money and do nothing except twist their arm to get them to plead you. I concur with Mr. Abrams that you should NOT talk with a detective or any police officer about this criminal matter UNLESS you are represented by counsel who is present with you. The same holds true regarding not talking with with your family, friends, co-workers, or anyone else as they could be called as witnesses and testify against you. I strongly urge you to lawyer up ASAP. Not all attorneys are the same, some are better, and I mean a lot better than others, and legal fees to represent you can vary drastically so call around for a free, initial consultation. Then get a loan or sell what you can afford to part with if your freedom means anything to you as opposed to sitting in a jail cell (maybe state prison depending on our prior record) for up to 10 years or more. Good luck. JK Law Office of John Karas
Q. Being charged for the first time with 25850(a)/(c)(7). Gun was registered. What are cost estimate for lawyer?
A: Attorneys are prohibited by Justia from giving cost estimates on this site. Not all criminal defense attorneys are the same (experience, skill etc.) so call several, ask for a consultation and what the amount of legal fees they would charge. Be aware that most of the time PC 25850(a)/(c)(7) is usually charged as a misdemeanor but it can be charged as a Felony in which case the legal fees will be higher.
Q. I purchased a boat and got a bill of sale and title transfer and given the keys as well.
A: I agree with Mr. Abrams. Hire a skilled, experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney who handles grand theft (if it pertains to the boat you bought) and/or grand theft auto cases. There are several potential defenses to the charges filed against you which could result in the charges being potentially dismissed against you or acquittal if the case goes to trial. You do NOT want a felony conviction on your record which could affect your employment or future employment, your right to own/possess firearms, ability to vote, etc.
View More Answers
Contact & Map
Law Office of John Karas
43537 Ridge Park Dr.
Temecula, CA 92590
Telephone: (951) 405-0555
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Appointments on weekends available.