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John Nicholas Aquilina Jr

Law Office of John N. Aquilina
  • Criminal Law, Appeals & Appellate
  • California, New York
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Summary

Following graduating from Brooklyn Law School, I was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1978, and assisted in opening and operating, and expanding from two, to a five-county, legal services office in Upstate New York. In January 1981, I relocated to Riverside County, California, where I began as a deputy public defender. For the next six years, I represented juveniles and adults charged with every type of criminal offenses, from minor driving offenses to multiple murder cases. I opened my own office in 1987, handling similar criminal trial and (added) appellate court cases, including several death penalty cases, in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange Counties. In 1993, I earned a Certification as a Specialist in Criminal Law, by the California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization. My practice expanded in 1996, to the representation of individuals federally indicted in the United States District Court, Central District of California. By 2011, I also undertook the representation of several defendants who had been convicted of capital offenses, are housed on death row in San Quentin State Prison, and have habeas corpus petitions pending in Los Angeles. Since a majority of my more recent focus is on federal court matters, in 2018, I relocated to Orange County, California, but continue to represent individuals charged with state and federal offenses throughout Southern California.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Since every case is unique, fees are dependent on the facts and specific nature of the case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
State Bar of California
ID Number: 096880
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Professional Experience
Sole practitioner
Law Office of John N. Aquilina
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Deputy Public Defender
Riverside County, California Public Defender
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Education
Canisius College
B.A. (1973) | History and Political Science - double major
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Brooklyn Law School
J.D. (1973)
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Professional Associations
California Appellate Defense Counsel
Member
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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California Public Defender's Association
Member
- Current
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California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
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California State Bar  # 96880
Member
- Current
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New York State Bar
Member
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Certifications
Criminal Law
California State Bar, Board of Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Office of John N. Aquilina
Contact & Map
Law Office of John Aquilina
P.O. Box 80189
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Telephone: (951) 682-1700
Monday: 6 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 6 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 6 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 6 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 6 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: As a sole practitioner, I do not have standard office hours, but I am available daily and weekends by appointment